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Andrew Bridgen: The hon. Gentleman has told the House of his scepticism in respect of the future of the big society. However, does he believe that the previous Government's policy of big government has served either the people of Liverpool or this country very well, considering the devastating economic landscape and legacy that they left for the coalition Government?
Andrew Bridgen: rose-
Andrew Bridgen: The previous Government may well have had the majority of seats in England, but they did not have the majority of the votes.
Andrew Bridgen: Just like me!
Andrew Bridgen: Is it not the case that despite the huge amounts of money spent on BSF projects before a brick was even laid, the Government architecture watchdog judged that 88% of those projects were either mediocre or not good enough? Does not that underline how badly managed the scheme was under the previous Government?
Andrew Bridgen: May I congratulate the Foreign Secretary on his recent visit to Yemen-the first by a British Foreign Secretary since 1996? As my constituency includes East Midlands airport, I am well aware that instability in Yemen can lead to serious security risks in the UK.
Andrew Bridgen: It is reported that about 70% of prison inmates are believed to have two or more mental health conditions and that about one in 10 prison inmates has a serious mental health problem. What steps are the Government taking better to identify and help prisoners with mental illness?
Andrew Bridgen: Will the Prime Minister join me in praising the work of the Conservative administration in my constituency, which has saved £1 million a year by cutting senior management and bureaucracy and protecting front-line services-measures unfortunately opposed by the local Labour group on the council?
Andrew Bridgen: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
John Bercow: I call Pat Glass. She is not here. I call Andrew Bridgen.
Andrew Bridgen: rose—
Andrew Bridgen: What plans he has for the future of community radio; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Bridgen: Will the Secretary of State explain what will happen if, at some time in the future, News Corporation wants to cancel the carriage arrangements for the licensing deal after the transaction has taken place?
Andrew Bridgen: What recent progress he has made on plans to electrify the midland main line.
Andrew Bridgen: rose—
Andrew Bridgen: It has been a bad week for the shadow Chancellor. First, he was wrong about being able to obtain an EU derogation for VAT on fuel. Then he did not seem to know whether we were planning to cut—
Andrew Bridgen: Whether he plans to review the eligibility criteria for free school meals.
Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Pakistan on the treatment of Christians in that country.
Andrew Bridgen: I welcome the fact that the OBR is in place. Does the hon. Gentleman think that if it had been formed back in 1997, it would have advised the Labour Government against increasing the national debt by a stonking £74.9 billion in the boom years between 1997 and 2004?
Andrew Bridgen: Does my hon. Friend agree that, in contrast to the Opposition’s array of red tape on funding, the coalition Government need to ensure that the funding for large, important projects such as CCS is as simple and straightforward as possible?