Louise Ellman: My hon. Friend is very generous in giving way again. In relation to his comments, how does he view the statements from Labour members who claim that allegations of anti-Semitism are simply smears against the leader of the Labour party?
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to Network Rail about safety following the recent report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch on the wall collapse at Liverpool Lime Street station; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: The Minister’s attempt to divert attention from what has happened simply has not worked. Is he embarrassed that according to the Joseph Rowntree report the Government have presided over a record increase in poverty, particularly among young people and pensioners?
Louise Ellman: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Louise Ellman: The Government are so intent on keeping information they have about Brexit secret that they are actually risking contempt of Parliament. As this even more secret financial settlement is negotiated, how can we be sure that it really represents the national interest?
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; and if she will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: Does my hon. Friend welcome the new rolling stock, which will have the best accessibility for disabled people in the whole of the country? Does he think that negotiations to resolve the industrial issue are a matter of urgency so that the people of Merseyside can enjoy the new trains when they arrive?
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made on recent activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in respect of human rights defenders and the arrests of dual citizens; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to retain EU sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in British law when the UK has left from the EU; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to ensure no disruption to the movement of radioactive isotopes required for medical supplies after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: Does my hon. Friend agree that the very serious problems for businesses that she is so ably identifying have implications for the whole of a local community? As companies get into great difficulties and jobs may be lost, that reduces spending power and affects the whole community and the services there.
Louise Ellman: Has the Minister heard the judgment of the UK Chamber of Shipping, which talks of an “absolute catastrophe” unless issues relating to transport through the ports are resolved? Are the Government taking that seriously?
Louise Ellman: Will the Minister tell us what financial provision is going to be made if Operation Stack has to be put into practice on the M20 every week, if not more regularly, when there is a blockage at the port?
Louise Ellman: I note that my right hon. Friend qualified his earlier statement, but does he accept that at the last general election, more than 85% of Liverpool, Riverside constituents voted for the Labour candidate, and that 73% of them voted to remain? Does he accept that the people of Liverpool, Riverside have great wisdom, and that that ought to be followed?
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the findings of the recent report from the North West Business Leadership Team on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on manufacturing in the region; and if he will make a statement.
Louise Ellman: People are increasingly concerned about jobs and the national health service. The Minister has given some very confusing information in his answers today. Who will be the censor of what MPs and the public are allowed to know about these issues of national importance?
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of (a) government and (b) other schemes in recruiting science teachers in secondary schools.
Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on the inquiry into the Primodos hormone-based pregnancy test; and when he plans to publish the report.
Louise Ellman: The Balfour declaration recognised the rights of the Jewish people to national self-determination in their historic homelands, which go back more than 3,000 years. Does the Foreign Secretary believe that there are now new opportunities in the middle east to start again to try to secure a negotiated solution to this intractable conflict, so that the Palestinian people as well as the Jewish...
Louise Ellman: I congratulate the hon. Member for Hendon (Dr Offord) on securing this important debate. The Balfour Declaration marked a milestone in the Zionist movement’s struggle to secure Jewish self-determination in the land of Israel, where the Jewish people have roots that go back 3,000 years. The strong support of the Labour party and the labour movement was shown in the party’s war aims...