Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her Department's policy is on the foreign ownership of (a) new nuclear reactors and (b) other new energy infrastructure in the UK.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations her Department has received from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on plutonium disposition in the last five years; and if she will publish the documents on that issue submitted to her Department in that period.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will prioritise supply chains and the creation of jobs as close as possible to any future development of (a) nuclear infrastructure and (b) renewable energy sources.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what meetings (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) officials in her Department have had on the future of the Magnox site at Bradwell in the last three years.
Sue Hayman: I am desperately concerned about the state of our health services in west and north Cumbria, as are many of my constituents. Many people told me during the election that they want their services delivered as close to where they live—as close to home—as is possible. That is challenging in west Cumbria. I hope that the success regime recognises that, and that we stop talking and consulting,...
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the merits of (a) the Prism reactor, (b) Areva Mox, (c) Canmox, and (d) immobilisation for the disposition of plutonium; and if she will make a statement.
Sue Hayman: It is an honour to give my maiden speech after so many excellent maiden speeches in this debate. I am only the fifth Member of Parliament for Workington since the constituency was established in 1918, but I am the first woman to be elected to represent the constituency, and in fact the first woman ever elected to Parliament in Cumbria. It is an honour and a privilege, and I intend to serve my...
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what investment in road infrastructure there has been in (a) Workington constituency and (b) Allerdale district in each year since 2005.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of local bus services in Cumbria.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents occurred on the (a) A66 between Workington and Keswick, (b) A595 and (c) A596 in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those accidents resulted in fatalities.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage more rail freight through the Port of Workington.
Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the reopening of Workington North station.
Sue Hayman: I want to discuss young people’s voter engagement and registration, but first I will quickly say something about boundary changes, particularly the 5% deviation. My constituency, Workington, is in Cumbria, where the 5% deviation is a challenge, bearing in mind the geography and the population. Cumbria has a very large area and a very small population —I know that geography and population...
Sue Hayman: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend’s point, and there is evidence to show that once someone gets into the habit of voting, they are more likely to continue. One problem is that the children I saw at the hustings were so engaged and excited, but then so disappointed that they could not participate. As my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield) said, if they go to...
Sue Hayman: Will the Minister give way?
Sue Hayman: I, too, thank the hon. Member for Beverley and Holderness (Graham Stuart) for securing this important debate. Like him, I have had many constituents contact me because they are worried and distressed about the transfer from DLA to PIP and the delays that have been taking place. My constituency is in the north-west of England, which has been particularly hard-hit by the delays. They have...
Sue Hayman: Does my hon. Friend agree that the proposals on regional pay for public sector workers would kill recruitment and retention in areas further away from London such as west Cumberland?
Sue Hayman: My constituency is in north-west Cumbria, a rural area far from the centre, and we struggle enormously to recruit and retain in teaching. Can the Minister confirm that the programme will start to do something to change what is happening in west Cumbria?
Sue Hayman: Most women entering prison serve very short sentences. Last year, 58% were serving six months or less. Twenty years ago, this figure was only a third. As 82% of women who enter prison under sentence have committed a non-violent offence, why is this figure increasing?
Sue Hayman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I am here today—I am sure it is the same for many other hon. Members—because access to decent broadband is extremely important both to individuals and to businesses in my constituency. As has already been said, more and more business transactions are now taking place online. In rural areas such as my constituency in Cumbria,...