Andrew Jones: How will the introduction of police and crime commissioners help further to reduce the admin burden?
Andrew Jones: Has the Chancellor had cause to regret a decision, made by one of his predecessors, to sell the UK gold reserves a decade ago at the bottom of the market, a decision that has cost this country just under £10 billion?
Andrew Jones: What plans he has to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised development.
Andrew Jones: I thank my right hon. Friend for his answer. The 2006 planning enforcement review recommended that planning fees should not include a charge for enforcement. Will the Secretary of State confirm what the current position is, and is he considering changing it?
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what limits he plans to put in place on the level of charges local authorities can make on planning applications for the community infrastructure levy.
Andrew Jones: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart) on securing this debate this afternoon and on his passionate and eloquent speech. I strongly support this motion. Mobile phone connection and access to the internet at a decent, workable speed are things that much of urban Britain can take for granted, but those vital connections are often absent entirely in...
Andrew Jones: That is tempting but difficult territory. I will resist the temptation because I have long campaigned vigorously for better rail connections for my constituency, particularly for better trains to Leeds and York and direct services to and from London. By the way—a small plug—the first direct service to Harrogate from London starts on Monday.
Andrew Jones: About half-past 5, I think my hon. Friend will find. I hope to be there to see it off, like the Fat Controller, and then dash back to comply with the whipping arrangements later that evening. I think that high-speed rail is a good idea for certain parts of the country, so I am upfront about supporting it. My only complaint is that delivery is so slow that I will be well over 70 by the time it...
Andrew Jones: I congratulate the Secretary of State on this encouraging report. What are the prospects for improved rolling stock on the Leeds-to-York line via Harrogate and Knaresborough? We have rapidly growing numbers of passengers on the route, but the rolling stock is some of the very worst that I have seen in the country.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has considered plans to give the non-resident parent a right of access to children in separation cases.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used for awarding highly-trusted status to language schools; and what guidance her Department has provided to such schools on (a) highly-trusted status and (b) liaison with the UK Border Agency.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to the inclusion of GCSE (a) Latin and (b) classical civilization in the English Baccalaureate language and humanities component.
Andrew Jones: I thank the Minister for giving way, because I know that he wants to make progress. As part of the process, may I ask that the support facilities for families will be considered, because, at a time when one is dealing with sick children, families are under very great pressure? There is a new facility at LGI, Eckersley house, which has been in existence for a while, but it has moved to a new...
Andrew Jones: Will the Prime Minister join me in encouraging schools in my constituency and right across the country to get involved in the Tenner Tycoon school business competition, which encourages enterprise and is running this month?
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GP consortia will be subject to European Union (a) competition and (b) public procurement law.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on steps to equalise differential pay for seafarers working on UK registered ships.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to protect the natural environment and nesting sites inhabited by farmland birds identified by her Department as declining in number.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what effect implementation of the proposals in the Health and Social Care Bill will have on the future of central targets relating to waiting times for referral from GPs to the point of treatment.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth North of 24 January 2011, Official Report, column 16W, on Australia: floods, what requests for assistance he has received from his Australian counterpart since 19 January 2011; and what assistance he has provided.
Andrew Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultation he has undertaken with the construction industry in relation to the provisions of the Localism Bill that relate to planning powers.