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Written Question: 11 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus journeys operated out of (a) Keighley and (b) Ilkley bus station in each year from 2010.

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Written Question: 11 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of restoring the Skipton to Colne rail route.

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Written Question: 8 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the benefits of re-opening the Skipton to Colne railway.

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Written Question: 8 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers there were in Keighley constituency in each of the last 10 years.

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Oral Contribution: 7 September 2017

I am delighted to take part in this debate. In fact, given my majority of 249, I am delighted to be anywhere. It is a great pleasure to follow the very passionate and informative contribution of Mims Davies. I want to talk about three issues relating to the transparency of the BBC: the transparency of the regulation of the BBC, its finances and Northern Ireland.

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Oral Contribution: 7 September 2017

I will make just two brief points. On the national situation, I will add one point to the sparkling speech of my hon. Friend Nic Dakin, who mentioned the underspending on 16 to 19-year-olds. The latest figure he cited was from 2015-16, but according to a parliamentary answer given in July, the currently projected underspending is even higher, at about £267 million. That would leave some spare change if his suggestion of an immediate uplift in spending per head were introduced.

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