I’ve got Q10 at Topical Transport Questions on Thursday morning. I’m still pondering what to ask, and probably won’t make up my mind till Thursday itself, when I see what issues are raised during the main Transport Qs session. Many of the Qs listed are on HS2, some are on gritting roads and some are on speed limits. Four Tory MPs have tabled the same Q asking Justine Greening “what steps she is taking to improve road infrastructure”. I assume this is because the Secretary of State feels she has good news to impart. (When several MPs ask the same Q, it’s the Minister’s PPS and/ or the whips at work). If anyone wants to urge me to ask anything in particular, feel free… at the moment I’m inclined to ask about rail fares and/ or the renewal of the FGW franchise, but I can be persuaded otherwise. (For those suggesting Qs about HS2 via Twitter – by the time they get to me there will have been lots and lots of Qs about HS2 already….)
Straight after Transport Qs it’s Women and Equalities Qs, with Jo Swinson asking what discussions the Minister has had with Ministerial colleagues on the effect of dieting on the health of women. This is, I suppose, linked to Jo’s campaigning on body image, representations in the media, Barbie dolls, etc.
Interestingly there is also a Q on “male victims of domestic violence” which I may try to come in on.