Tessa was absolutely delighted to invite Jem Ham, Managing Director of local brewer, Cheddar Ales, to enjoy the first pint of his ‘Gorge Best’ beer to be served in the House of Commons. Cheddar Ales’ Gorge Best beer can be found in the ‘Strangers Bar’.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on hate crimes against disabled people.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the benefit to (a) the UK and (b) each unit of the smallest geographical area for which figures are available arising from the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement in respect of (i) trade, (ii) business creation, (iii) household income, (iv) gross domestic product and (v) job creation.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average sum was received by farmers (a) in each constituent part of the UK and (b) at the smallest geographical level for which figures are available directly and indirectly from the common agricultural policy in the latest year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
Does the welfare of laying hens directive present an opportunity for us to support our farmers and food producers through country of origin labelling and information on compliance suppliers and sources of egg? Will the Minister have discussions with supermarkets and other retailers on egg products, liquid and powder egg, and prepared foods, so that it is easy to buy good eggs?
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
(1) how many on-site compliance visits have been carried out by the Office of Fair Trading in relation to compliance with its Debt Management Guidance since September 2010;
(2) how many of the debt management firms cautioned by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in September 2010 are still operating and not complying with the OFT’s Debt Management Guidance;
(3) how many of the firms found in September 2010 to be failing to comply with debt management guidance issued by the Office of Fair Trading are still in possession of their consumer credit licences.
Does the right hon. Gentleman support the scheme that was proposed initially by Somerset Community Foundation whereby the winter fuel payment, because it is a universal allowance, could be distributed through community foundations, with the assistance of the Department for Work and Pensions, so that people who are less fortunate and less able to heat their homes could take some or all of the winter fuel payment that is given by those who are a little wealthier ?
There are 3,000 cases each year of early stage inoperable lung cancer, but as yet no national stereotactic body radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer. What number of patients does the Secretary of State consider to be the appropriate threshold at which he will instruct his Department to establish a national lung cancer tariff?
Tessa was a keen co-sponsor of last week’s debate in the House of Commons when over 100 MP’s asked the Government to rethink the planned rises in petrol and diesel prices in January and August 2012.