Graham Jones: What assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the M65 from Colne to Keighley.
Graham Jones: The Secretary of State has invested in the idea of a rail link between Liverpool and Hull, connecting the east and west through the central low Pennines. Do the Government accept that a road link would be complementary? It would go through deprived communities and provide a huge economic uplift. Do the Government recognise that this is the great northern powerhouse project?
Graham Jones: I want to speak to new clause 2, although on new clause 1, and given the speech we just heard from the hon. Member for North East Hampshire (Mr Jayawardena), I must say that I entirely agree that we should broaden the species to which the Bill applies, because it is about saving our wildlife, planet and ecosystem. None of those things operates in isolation. Our ecosystem is holistic and we...
Graham Jones: The hon. Gentleman has invested a lot of thought into the decommoditisation of ivory, as though that would be the silver bullet. Does he think that it is the silver bullet or that other action is needed to combat ivory poaching?
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department issues to police forces on tackling the resale of stolen metal and stone.
Graham Jones: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to ensure that (a) churches and (b) other places of worship continue to have adequate insurance for metal and stone theft after making a claim.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by the Taskforce on the design and facilities of Motorway Service Areas to ensure more Changing places toilets are installed in motorway service stations.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to encourage the collection, storage and use of rainwater in (a) commercial and (b) residential properties.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of NHS medium secure learning disability services in East Lancashire.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to break the link between commercial squatting and metal theft.
Graham Jones: The Prime Minister has referred to the empowerment of women and of girls in particular. Did she have an opportunity at the G7 to raise two specific issues: the hundreds of thousands of child prostitutes in India and the use of rape as a method of violence in places such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Graham Jones: It is fair to say that there are few Saudi forces on this battlefront and that it is largely an Emirati-run operation, with Emirati troops, but led by 25,000 Yemeni soldiers. The Houthis are currently laying mines at the airport, and they are escalating the conflict in Hodeidah. They have mined the port, which has significantly reduced the amount of aid that can get in, and if they destroy...
Graham Jones: What recent assessment he has made of the affordability of his Department’s equipment plan 2017 to 2027.
Graham Jones: The Public Accounts Committee said in a recent report: “The Equipment Plan for 2017 to 2027 is not realistic and the Department lacks cost control.” Does the Secretary of State share my deep concern about his Department’s equipment budget being in such an appalling state?
Graham Jones: Did the Secretary of State write to the Prime Minister about further deployment of troops in Afghanistan?
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to meet staff representatives of the National Probation Service to discuss their pay and conditions.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that information on licences granted by the Export Control Joint Unit is (a) accessible and (b) comprehensible to the public.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the value of the new bereavement support payment to affected families.
Graham Jones: Does the Minister—for whom I have the greatest respect—accept that small towns have been hardest hit by these and previous closures and that central and local government policy is partly responsible? In Accrington, for example, hundreds of jobs have been lost, either as a result of council redundancies or because the Government have relocated public services to bigger towns or cities....
Graham Jones: When will the Government stand up for small towns in the shires of this country? While the cities get new trains and powers over bus services, the small towns in the heartlands, such as Lancashire, get nothing. This Government do not seem to care about small towns.