Mark Pawsey: Given all that we have heard in this effective debate, does the Minister agree with the majority of Government Members that the interests of rail users, taxpayers and railway staff will be served by the contract going ahead?
Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend agree that only 0.2% of average household dustbin waste consists of plastic carrier bags and that therefore the measures that he is proposing would be unlikely to have a significant impact on the amount of waste generated? The figure of 0.2% comes from an assessment by the Treasury in 2002.
Mark Pawsey: Does the Minister acknowledge that plastic carrier bags are part of an important industry? The packaging industry employs 85,000 people in the UK, is responsible for a turnover of £11 billion and represents 3% of the manufacturing industry.
Mark Pawsey: Will the Minister in his evaluation take account of the additional bag purchases that will take place in Wales as a consequence of people not having that stock of unused carrier bags under the sink? In resource terms, the fact that people will be buying other products should be taken into account.
Mark Pawsey: Will the Minister also consider the matter of the uniforms worn by staff in this sector? I understand that on occasions there has been confusion in members of the general public between such staff and qualified nurses.
Mark Pawsey: How many 16 to 18 year-olds started an apprenticeship in the last year for which figures are available.
Mark Pawsey: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Mark Pawsey: In the crisis that is developing in the eastern Congo, there is evidence that women and children are being affected most. What steps is the Department taking to ensure support gets to those most in need?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure that energy-saving devices offered to consumers are effective and safe.
Mark Pawsey: Why does the right hon. Gentleman think so many local authorities have been unwilling to renegotiate section 106 agreements up to now? Will the Bill not encourage them to do so?
Mark Pawsey: What recent steps he has taken to encourage business start-ups; and if he will make a statement.
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the potential savings police forces could make through collaboration with other forces.
Mark Pawsey: My constituents are horrified by the prospect of prisoners being given an entitlement to vote. Further to the issue of those given short sentences, will the Secretary of State comment on the position of offenders who are given community sentences?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration he gave to representations from the plastics manufacturing industry when formulating the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to help jobseekers travel to find work.
Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to address harm and injury caused by dangerous drivers.
Mark Pawsey: The need for growth is accepted throughout the House. Is not the best way to encourage local growth, to enable local authorities to retain and spend locally more of the additional business rate from new developments, exactly as the Secretary of State has set out today?
Mark Pawsey: What steps he is taking to increase the number of small and medium-sized enterprises which export to international markets.
Mark Pawsey: rose—
Mark Pawsey: rose—