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Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects his Department's programme for the insulation of 3.5 million homes to be completed.
Guy Opperman: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the future ownership of the Royal Mail; and if he will make a statement.
Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress he has made on his plans to reform prisons; and if he will make a statement.
Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms she plans to put in place to ensure the operational independence of the police following the introduction of elected police commissioners.
Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects her Department's reviews of the circumstances surrounding the death of Raoul Moat to be completed.
Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms she plans to put in place for the collection of crime data for regular beat meetings.
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Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to increase the proportion of criminal assets which are recovered.
Guy Opperman: Given the restrictions that will apply in relation to education funding, can we be clear that there will be no legal aid funding, in whatever way, for special educational needs provision or other forms of education work?
Guy Opperman: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I probably should have declared earlier that I used to work in an educational capacity as a lawyer. I have given up that profession, but I am grateful for the opportunity to correct the record.
Guy Opperman: I remind the House of my former profession as a barrister, and I compliment the hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Mr Llwyd) on his outstanding contribution to the debate. I could agree, in broad terms, with much of what he said. In the case of re M, Mr Justice Ognall stated: "We live in an age when funds may be transferred from jurisdiction to jurisdiction as rapidly as it takes me to...
Chris Heaton-Harris: ...-hopefully after consulting the people who live in an area-based on local knowledge and local conditions. Many hon. Members feel the same way, including my hon. Friends the Members for Hexham (Guy Opperman), for Morecambe and Lunesdale (David Morris) and for Weaver Vale (Graham Evans), who have all followed me on this matter with great interest. In an Adjournment debate in October, the...
Guy Opperman: Is it not accepted that in science, for instance, the UK has gone from fourth to 14th position? In literacy we have gone from seventh to 17th, and in mathematics from eighth to 24th. That has to mean we have less, not more.
Guy Opperman: The whole House will welcome the news that unemployment is on the decline and look forward to the introduction of the Government's Work programme. However, my right hon. Friend will be aware of the particular issues facing the north-east. What steps is he taking to ensure that there is support in the meantime for those seeking employment in the region?
Guy Opperman: I want to be clear about this. All of us accept that the debt situation is difficult at the moment. The hon. Lady referred to some 70% coming from local authorities to pay for such services. Is she saying that she would maintain the grants for this type of work on an ongoing basis?
Guy Opperman: What proposals he is considering to increase the level of efficiency in the administration of justice.
Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what level of (a) disclosure and (b) dissemination has been applied to information regarding Abdul Baset Al Megrahi held by the Criminal Cases Review Commission; and if he will make a statement.
Guy Opperman: Very simply, your own Secretary-[Hon. Members: "You?"] I apologise. Would you accept- [ Interruption. ] Does the hon. Lady accept that there would and should be a cut to the budget?
...Alexander, Lyn Brown, Stella Creasy, David Hanson, Kelvin Hopkins, Christopher Leslie, Gavin Shuker Voting no: Gordon Birtwistle, David Gauke, Robert Goodwill, Matthew Hancock, Richard Harrington, Guy Opperman, Mel Stride, Martin Vickers, Stephen Williams