Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend agree that a longer period of tenancy with greater security of income would be the exact incentive that landlords need to improve their properties?
Mark Pawsey: Does my hon. Friend share my concern that if there is too much regulation, landlords will simply exit the sector?
Mark Pawsey: Does the Minister agree that more authorities should take the approach of authorities such as Rugby borough council, which has allocated land in its local plan, with two sites coming forward, to enable the development of 7,500 new homes?
Mark Pawsey: Does the right hon. Lady not agree that she is confusing marriage with weddings? They are different things.
Mark Pawsey: Does my right hon. Friend agree that there is absolutely no contradiction between having a robust immigration system with an efficient visa system and an economy that is open for business?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to reduce alcohol-related crime.
Mark Pawsey: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is refreshing that local people and local businesses, having determined what is best to grow the local economy, ask not for infrastructure, roads, buildings or grandiose schemes, but for investment in people and in skills that will enable the economy to grow and prosper?
Mark Pawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the process will be for deciding which vehicles, equipment and other material will be recovered from Afghanistan in the run-up to the end of combat operations.
Mark Pawsey: I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will agree that for some time local authorities have had the power to renegotiate their section 106 agreements in order to move away from an arbitrary set figure for social housing. Perhaps the Government should be encouraging local authorities to do that, rather than dictating to them.
Mark Pawsey: The right hon. Gentleman referred earlier to the regional spatial strategies. Does he consider them a success?
Mark Pawsey: What arrangements his Department is making for benefit payments to people who are unable to receive them through a bank or building society account.
Mark Pawsey: I recently met a constituent of mine who wishes to receive his pension payment in cash but has had some difficulty in doing so since the transition from cheques to simple payment. What support is available for people such as my constituent?
Mark Pawsey: What representations he has received from the voluntary and charitable sector on his proposals to introduce payment by results for the rehabilitation of offenders.
Mark Pawsey: Charities and the voluntary sector can play a big part in the rehabilitation of offenders. What information will be made available to bodies in the sector so that they have an opportunity to introduce effective strategies?
Mark Pawsey: Rail users in Rugby will welcome the Secretary of State’s announcement about the Virgin franchise being extended on the west coast main line. Will he reassure my constituents that an extra 29 months will be enough to encourage Virgin to continue to invest in the railway?
Mark Pawsey: What steps she is taking to increase the contribution of tourism to the British economy.
Mark Pawsey: Child care is often provided by small businesses, which have to adapt when staff are away for training or because of sickness. Can the Minister confirm what effect staff absence will have on child-adult ratios?
Mark Pawsey: Does the Minister agree that today’s announcement is a further demonstration of the Government’s commitment to the principles of localism in planning, which—starting with neighbourhood plans—ensure that local communities have a greater say both when supporting and when opposing development in their areas?
Mark Pawsey: What assessment he has made of the use of electronic correspondence by the Child Support Agency.
Mark Pawsey: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.