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Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Biofuels (15 Sep 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing financial incentives to encourage the use of bioliquid made from waste cooking oil and kerosene for supplying fuel for domestic heating and hot water.

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Commons Amendment (14 Sep 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: We lost!

Welfare Reform Bill — Motion to Refer to Grand Committee (14 Sep 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: My Lords, behind the niceties and pleasantries of these exchanges, the simple fact remains that the Government are seeking to impose their will over the Opposition just because the Opposition will not dance to their tune. That is the fact of the matter. To clarify what are the differences between the two sides, as I understand it-I hope that the noble Baroness will correct me if I am wrong or...

Public Disorder — Statement (11 Aug 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: My Lords, as a former MP in the city of Birmingham, I pay humble tribute, as others have done today, to Mr Tariq Jahan of Winson Green, for his quiet, firm dignity in playing such an important part in ensuring that hotheads did not get hold of what was potentially an inflammatory position in that part of the city. I endorse the comments that have been made around the Chamber for any inquiry...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diplomatic Immunity: Serious Offences (20 Jul 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign nationals, listed by home country, suspected of serious criminal offences claimed diplomatic immunity to avoid arrest and charge in the Metropolitan Police area in each of the past three year years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diplomatic Immunity: Serious Offences (20 Jul 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is the practice to rescind the credentials of those diplomatic staff and their named relatives who claim immunity to avoid arrest and charge on suspected criminal offences.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Eggs (18 Jul 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they propose to take to ensure that eggs and egg products provided from battery cages by other European Union producers after 1 January 2012 are refused entry into the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the European Commission to put in place an intra-European Union ban on trade in eggs and egg...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (18 Jul 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims under the new criteria of the Skipton Fund for compensation for contaminated blood products were lodged by the deadline of 31 March 2011; and how many have been accepted.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (14 Jul 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is being given to a request from the Government of the Maldives that they should participate in the Department for International Development's Asia regional allocation fund. To ask Her Majesty's Government on what criteria the Department for International Development decides which countries can participate in its Asia regional allocation fund.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Association of Chief Police Officers Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government what Home Office finding the Association of Chief Police Officers vehicle crime intelligence service has received in each of the past three financial years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Crime Agency (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to absorb the Association of Chief Police Officers vehicle crime intelligence service into the National Crime Agency; and, if so, what financial support will be given to the National Crime Agency in the event of any such transfer.

Prisons: HM Young Offender Institution Feltham — Question (29 Jun 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: Can the Minister confirm that there has been a welcome reduction in the number of convicted prisoners in young offender institutions? Is it the department's policy, over time, to try to achieve in so far as is possible single-cell occupancy by young offenders?

Localism Bill: Shadow Mayors — Question (21 Jun 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: My Lords, I had better declare an interest: the present Lord Mayor of Birmingham is Councillor Anita Ward who, for the best part of 20 years, was my PA in the fine constituency of Birmingham, Erdington. Is the Minister aware that the person most relieved at the Government's decision not to proceed with this preposterous idea to appoint leaders of the council as shadow mayors will be...

Justice: North Liverpool Community Justice Centre — Question (21 Jun 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: My Lords, can the Minister be clearer about the assurance that he has just given to the right reverend Prelate? What will be the independent component of this investigation? Will he name the people, or the areas from which they are likely to come? It would be quite improper to leave this to the Ministry of Justice to do it itself.

Cyprus — Question (15 Jun 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: May I urge the Minister to continue the support of the United Kingdom for the United Nations recommendation over many years that the answer to the problem in Cyprus is a bizonal, bifederal state based on political equality and that any other solutions simply will not work? It is easy to blame other powers in the region for doing this or that, this year or last year or whenever, but the real...

EU: Transfer of Iranian Refugees — Question (19 May 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to a proposal from a European Parliament delegation to Iraq that the European Union Council of Ministers and European Commission seek international support for the voluntary transfer of Iranian refugees at Camp Ashraf to European Union member states, the United States and Canada.

EU: Transfer of Iranian Refugees — Question (19 May 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: Will the Minister understand that attempts peacefully to resolve the position of Ashraf cannot begin until Iraqi and Iranian forces stop the brutal murder of residents of Ashraf, the wounding of literally hundreds of residents and the use of psychological torture through 280 loudspeakers around the camp perimeter, threatening the lives of those in the camp? Will he now ask the Prime Minister...

BBC World Service — Question (17 May 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: When the BBC accepts financial responsibility for the World Service, who has the final word on to which countries and to what extent the BBC broadcasts: the Foreign Secretary or those who pay the piper, the BBC?

Hallmarking — Question (4 May 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: Is the Minister aware that those who make use of the Birmingham assay office, set up by Matthew Boulton and his chums, do not regard the activities of that office as in any way burdensome? What it does, as the other assay offices do, is guarantee the integrity and quality of the massive array of goods produced by Birmingham's viable jewellery quarter. Will she feed that in as part of this...

Manufacturing: Economic Policy — Question (4 May 2011)

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale: My Lords-


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