Kelly Tolhurst: I agree with my right hon. Friend. My Bill and this campaign seek to give people exactly those opportunities to work with charities to come up with a structured payment plan and to give them safety in that period—I completely agree.
Kelly Tolhurst: I agree. As I outlined at the beginning of my speech, one of the reasons I am behind the campaign is that I have an interest in the wellbeing of children and families. Debt can have a major impact on the young people in those families. People working on a plan with an independent debt adviser should not be forced into an ever-worsening situation when they are doing their best to recover. The...
Kelly Tolhurst: It was truly terrible to hear of those practices in Sheffield this week. I completely agree: an opportunity to implement a breathing space will allow a regulated, clear way to enable people to go to legal credit agencies and deal with charities, so that they can borrow and deal with debt in a managed way, without having to seek help from organisations such as the hon. Gentleman refers to.
Kelly Tolhurst: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. We can look at these things in silos, but this is actually about the whole of society. Debt is just one factor, and if we look only at debt we sometimes do not recognise or take account of its effects. I completely agree with his point. As hon. Members said, debt has a profound effect on children. Children in households that are struggling with debt...
Kelly Tolhurst: I thank all Members for their contributions and for supporting my debate today, and thank the Minister for his positive comments. Motion lapsed, and sitting adjourned without Question put ( Standing Order No. 10(14)).
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the gross value added to the economy by general aviation in the UK.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to incentivise the use of greener fuels in general aviation.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at what level of seniority his Department had discussions with (a) the Royal Bank of Scotland and (b) NatWest on their programmes for nationwide branch closures; and how many times such discussions took place.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to reclassify the status of airfields to greenfield under planning regulations.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage the building and opening of new airfields.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will seek a UK exemption on current EU targets for 8.33kHz radio adoption.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to discuss with the Department for Communities and Local Government the co-ordination of (a) the drafting of the General Aviation Strategy document, (b) the drawing up of the National Planning Policy Framework and (c) general aviation policy.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will reclassify general aviation airfields as a national infrastructure issue for which any changes require approval above local authority level.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what international rules will govern cross-border general aviation traffic after the UK leaves the EU.
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 111 of the National Planning Policy Framework published by his Department in March 2012, what his policy is on the development of brownfield land classified as being of high environmental value; and whether he has plans to amend paragraph 111 of the National Planning Policy Framework in order to...
Kelly Tolhurst: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage companies to purchase from UK companies which have developed products through programmes funded from the public purse.
Kelly Tolhurst: Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm the contradiction in his own plans? He plans not to reduce immigration numbers, but he also plans to stop employers recruiting overseas. Is it not the right hon. Gentleman who is a bit wobbly?
Kelly Tolhurst: Kent continues to be one of the main points of entry to the UK for illegal workers. Will my right hon. Friend update the House on what steps the Government are taking to make it easier for businesses in Kent and elsewhere to identify whether someone is working here illegally?
Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the Minister for recognising that the current system is flawed, and funding should be focused on where the need is. Will he assure me that funding will also go to places such as Medway, which will need further school places because it has been charged with delivering an historic number of new homes over the next 15 years?
Kelly Tolhurst: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate and commend her for what she has done—prior to being elected here, and since—for women in politics. She has done a wonderful job. I am in awe of all my colleagues across the House who have young children. I have not got a family, and every day I am amazed at how well my female colleagues on both sides of the House are able to juggle...