Robert Goodwill: In the Yorkshire region, there are three times as many people out of work and claiming incapacity benefit as there are people claiming unemployment benefit. In the borough of Scarborough alone, more than 5,600 people are on the sick, which is more than 9 per cent. of the work force. Why does the Minister think that, despite record health spending, there are record levels of incapacity in...
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures he has taken to ensure the labelling of fabrics that have been treated with tri-n-butyl tin.
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she (a) has taken and (b) is taking to reduce the risk of exposure to tri-nobutyl maleate.
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of low frequency active sonar by naval and survey ships on marine mammals.
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many former police officers (a) above and (b) below the age of 65 have had their injury on duty pension reviewed since the implementation of Annex C of Home Office Circular 46/2004; and how many in each category have subsequently had their entitlement withdrawn.
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many LD50 animal tests have been carried out on botulinum toxin in each of the last 10 years.
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of botulinum toxin subject to LD50 animal tests was destined for (a) cosmetic and (b) therapeutic uses in the last period for which figures are available.
Robert Goodwill: What discussions there have been between his Department and the Treasury on the cost of extending the Pension Protection Fund to schemes that failed before 6 April 2005.
Robert Goodwill: In rejecting the conclusions of the ombudsman, the Government have let down more than 85,000 people, including those who worked for the failed Scarborough coach builder Henlys, who have had their occupational pensions destroyed. If this is not a contradiction in terms, will the Minister examine Treasury-friendly ways of helping some, if not all, of those whose schemes failed before 2005? May...
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Robert Goodwill: Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that it is bizarre that our Ministers go to Brussels and accept the importance of structural funding in peripheral regions such as Spain and Poland but do not recognise its effect in areas such as Scotland and Wales?
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Chief Medical Officer to release his review of the Shipman Report.
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of how the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council's changes to the funding of the UK Sub-Auroral Magnetometer Network will affect amateur astronomers.
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on access to dental treatment for patients with severe learning difficulties in (a) Scarborough and Whitby and (b) England.
Robert Goodwill: If he will make a statement on the heavy lift capability of the Royal Air Force.
Robert Goodwill: If, as expected, Ministers decide to take our ageing, slow and vulnerable fleet of Sea King helicopters out of mothballs—many of those aircraft are as much as 35 years old—to ferry our brave lads and lasses around Iraq and Afghanistan, can we also expect to see Ministers being ferried around Whitehall in Austin Allegros and Ford Cortinas?
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she had on proliferation with her UN Security Council counterparts during her recent visit to New York.
Robert Goodwill: Given that the Hutton report was an inquiry about the death of a public servant, should copies signed by celebrities be auctioned to raise funds for a political party?
Robert Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many multiple sclerosis patients have been (a) prescribed and (b) refused the drug Sativex by the national health service.
Robert Goodwill: Is the Minister aware that pesticide run-off, which is often a big problem on the rail network and with highways weed control, is often blamed on farmers? Will she work with Network Rail to try to minimise that problem as, despite the fact that the problem is not caused by farmers, it may result in some important pesticides being limited for agricultural use?