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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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Written Question: 7 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect on the sporting listed events of the UK leaving the EU; and whether she has plans to review the list of such events.

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Oral Contribution: 7 September 2017

Given that the Chancellor has said in Leeds this week that the Government are now willing to consider devolution proposals from 17 Conservative and Labour councils in Yorkshire, is it time for a statement next week on devolution in Yorkshire?

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Written Answers: 6 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for increasing medical training places by 1,500; and what assessment he has made of the need for new medical schools as a result of that increase.

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Written Question: 5 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress he is making on a devolved settlement for Yorkshire.

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Oral Contribution: 5 September 2017

On that point, does my hon. Friend agree that in politics there is sometimes a clear right and wrong? When any President in effect abolishes a Parliament that opposes him and replaces it with a lapdog Assembly, there is only one side—whatever President Trump or anybody else does—for democrats and those who believe in human rights in this House to be on regarding that issue: condemning that action of abolishing the Parliament.

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