Vincent Cable: The Minister will know that her colleague, the Justice Secretary, has declined to proceed with a call for evidence on the sensitive issue of assisted dying. Would it not be appropriate for her Department to gather evidence from the professional bodies involved in end-of-life care, to ensure that legislation is evidence-led?
Vincent Cable: Whatever happens to Brexit, some of us have been greatly encouraged by the comments of the Secretary of State, of the Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the right hon. Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith), and yesterday of the Prime Minister in their lukewarm response to Heathrow expansion. Can the hon. Gentleman help resolve the contradiction between...
Vincent Cable: Is not the inevitable consequence of creating this obstacle to voting in person that anybody who wants to cheat the system will simply migrate to postal and proxy voting, where fraud is easy?
Vincent Cable: How does the Secretary of State explain the fact that the Government’s own skill index, which measures the value added from apprenticeships and vocational training, is now 25% below 2012 levels?
Vincent Cable: Following the earlier question from the right hon. Member for South West Hertfordshire (Mr Gauke), the Prime Minister will know that there is a great deal of anxiety in the business community that it faces a cliff edge at the end of next year. Will he reiterate what seemed to be his assurance that the transition will be extended until his free trade agreement has been concluded?
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to allocate new capital investment to modernise the mental health estate, as recommended by the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, published 6 December 2018.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on responding to the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act; and what plans he has to ensure that people with direct experience of the Mental Health Act 1983 continue to be involved in designing future reforms.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government will publish a full workforce strategy to (a) address shortages in the mental health workforce and (b) support the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on implementing recommendation 36 in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health on ensuring that all GPs receive core mental health training by 2020.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to strengthen protections in the Equality Act 2010 for people with mental health problems who experience discrimination.
Vincent Cable: What recent public consultation he has conducted on the law in relation to assisted dying.
Vincent Cable: The Secretary of State will be aware that, under the current law, people can be sentenced to up to 14 years in prison for assisting the suicide of a terminally ill loved one in great pain, and that the Crown Prosecution Service is pursuing prosecutions, with traumatic effects in some cases, so why have the Government decided to abandon even the call for evidence that his predecessor initiated...
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average time it takes for Action Fraud call centre operators to answer calls from the public; and what is Action Fraud's target time is for answering such calls.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people employed by Action Fraud as (a) call centre operators, (b) investigators and (c) other staff.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average time taken to investigate cases at Action Fraud; and what steps she is taking to ensure Action Fraud has the resources necessary to investigate such cases.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of Action Fraud's performance.
Vincent Cable: Is the Minister aware that there can be severe financial stress for the carer when a terminally ill person dies? One of my constituents was forced into serious debt as a result of missing payments after trying to migrate from the carer’s allowance and premium to universal credit. Where is the promised ministerial guidance on this sensitive subject?
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria must reports submitted to Action Fraud meet in order to be investigated.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support fraud victims whose cases do not meet Action Fraud's criteria for investigation.
Vincent Cable: What recent steps she has taken to support the tourism sector.