Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of landmines in Yemen.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place her Department’s guidance to JobCentre Plus staff on advising benefit claimants whether to claim for universal credit in areas where its roll-out has not yet been made compulsory in the Library.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of (a) universal credit claimants who have lost benefit income as a result of benefit migration and (b) single parents who have lost benefit income as a result of universal credit in areas of Lancashire where its roll-out has not yet been made compulsory.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the House of Commons Library a lookup file of every (a) postcode and (b) postcode sector in the UK to its nearest JobCentre Plus office.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of staffing levels at DVLA in each year between 2009 and 2017.
Graham Jones: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that staff at the HM Revenue and Customs office in the Blackburn office are offered exit compensation terms in place on the date of the closure announcement.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place a set of electronic shapefiles showing in full the boundaries of all the areas of the UK covered by each different JobCentre Plus office in the Library.
Graham Jones: rose—
Graham Jones: The Minister claims that he wants to help the young vulnerable homeless, yet in my constituency the Crossroads hostel for homeless young people is funded by the Salvation Army, the local housing allowance and Lancashire County Council. This Government are butchering Lancashire County Council’s budgets. How can he reassure me that Crossroads will stay open?
Graham Jones: The great northern powerhouse project of course includes the central trans-Pennine corridor. When will the Government facilitate a debate on what they consider a flagship project—in Government time, in this place—so that Members of Parliament can discuss the northern powerhouse?
Graham Jones: The Secretary of State for Defence has suggested that all terrorists should be killed. Is it not important that the UK is seen as upholding the Geneva convention?
Graham Jones: Mr and Mrs Walker from Great Harwood in my constituency have a son with learning difficulties. In August, Mr Walker was knocked down by a driver who was over the limit, had taken drugs, had no lights and was speeding. Mr Walker is 69, and he is now quadriplegic. He is not entitled to the personal independence payment, he cannot access Motability, and he and Mrs Walker are now paying £400 per...
Graham Jones: I do not believe the Minister’s argument is well served when there is an absence of facts in the discussion in this Chamber, and perhaps the information in the tables should have been provided. In Lancashire, we have rising crime and falling budgets. Nationally, we have lost 21,000 police officers. This is a simple question: in 2018-19, will there be more officers on the beat or fewer...
Graham Jones: The Labour manifesto in the summer committed to 60% of our heat and power being produced from zero-carbon or renewable energies. When will the Government match that ambition from the Opposition?
Graham Jones: I beg to move, That the House sit in private. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 163). The House divided: Ayes 0, Noes 169.
Graham Jones: I thank the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell) for obtaining the debate. It is important that we debate this issue, and do so frequently, such is the scale of the catastrophe. I also thank my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg), the Chair of the International Development Committee, for his speech, which was very illuminating, very focused, and...
Graham Jones: The hon. Lady talks about arms sales, and I accept the point that we should care about people, but we need to look at the current situation. Is she aware that some 80 rockets have been fired into Saudi Arabia? What is preventing those rockets from killing people is the US Patriot defence missile system. That is defence equipment sold by the US to Saudi Arabia to prevent 80 rockets from...
Graham Jones: rose—
Graham Jones: The Minister is making a valid point. Is not the validity of it reinforced by the fact that this House should be upholding international law and a democratic Government, as well as trying to bring peace and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen?
Graham Jones: The situation in Yemen is of course terrible and catastrophic, but does my right hon. Friend not agree that the main reason for that is the collapse of the economic system within Yemen?