Chris McCafferty: Can the Minister clarify the time scale for the necessary resolution at the UN Security Council to restart the oil-for-food programme, given the comments of the UN co-ordinator to the Select Committee that that could take up to four weeks?
Chris McCafferty: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd) on having the courage to promote the Bill and my hon. Friend the Member for Broxbourne (Mrs. Roe) on having had the foresight to promote the original Bill in 1985. As a politician, I am not an expert on female genital mutilation, and as a woman I can only begin to imagine the personal trauma and suffering that the...
Chris McCafferty: I am sure that that is the case. As my hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley said, such matters are more appropriately debated when the Bill reaches Committee, as I hope that it does. I know that it has support on both sides of the House, and I am sure that it will proceed. There are probably many reasons why there have been no prosecutions, but the survey that we conducted prior to the...
Chris McCafferty: Can the Secretary of State confirm that the B-52 bombers that have left RAF Fairford do not, and will not, carry cluster bombs?
Chris McCafferty: Given that the UN co-ordinator Ross Mountain gave evidence to the Select Committee on International Development suggesting that it would take four to six weeks to obtain the necessary resolution to restart the oil-for-food programme, and that last week the Foreign Office Minister was not sure whether it would take days or weeks to restart the programme, can the Secretary of State tell the...
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department has contributed to the appeal of $5 million for the next six months to support UNFPA in their work with pregnant women in Iraq.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list bilateral aid to the health and population sector, broken down by (a) project, (b) programme, (c) technical, (d) grants, (e) humanitarian aid and (f) CDC investments, in 2002–03.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding her Department gave to (a) UNFPA, (b) WHO, (c) UNICEF, (d) UNAIDS, (e) IPPF, (f) MSI, (g) Population Concern and (h) IFH in 2002–03.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the impact of her Department's adoption of SWAPs and the PRSP approach on the support made available by NGOs.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list bilateral aid for sexual and reproductive health and rights, broken down by (a) project, (b) programme, (c) technical, (d) grants, (e) humanitarian aid and (f) CDC investments, in 2002–03.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding her Department gave to sexual and reproductive health through the CSCF in (a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02 and (c) 2002–03.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department is supporting NGOs in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq to deliver reproductive health care.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will place in the Library an Organogram of the new structure of responsibilities in her Department.
Chris McCafferty: Will my hon. Friend the Minister clarify whether the Bill covers asylum seekers? The Bill does not make that clear. Many people who seek asylum in this country come from countries where FGM is commonly practised. It would be of great value if the Bill covered the children of such asylum seekers.
Chris McCafferty: I thank my hon. Friend for his reply, but it does not entirely answer my question. I understand that the Bill would cover UK permanent residents—people who are ordinarily resident in this country without being subject under immigrations laws to any restrictions on the period for which they can remain. I am more concerned about people who are seeking asylum but who have not yet been granted...
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development when the Secretary of State plans to publish her Department's policy paper on Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals, and if she will make a statement.
Chris McCafferty: Following Monday's publication of the second and third reports into the Harold Shipman inquiry, does my right hon. Friend agree with Dame Janet that the death certification process and the coroner system require urgent and radical change? When will the Government publish their response to her inquiry?
Chris McCafferty: The whole House will join the Foreign Secretary in sending condolences to the families and friends of British victims in Iraq—but in view of the continual newspaper reports of the killing of ordinary innocent Iraqis because of the over-zealous reaction of American forces, can the Foreign Secretary tell the House how many ordinary Iraqi men, women and children have died since the peace...
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects the United Kingdom Government will reach the target of 0.7 per cent. of gross national product spent on overseas development aid; and if he will make a statement on the percentage allocated to reproductive health programmes.
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the availability of reproductive health supplies globally; and what steps the Government is taking to increase availability.