Gordon Prentice: This is just on the back of what my friend the Member for Selby said. I do not want to labour the point, but I am told that the Solicitors Regulation Authority will not change the code of conduct that prevents legal firms from disclosing client lists, so will the Minister urge the authority to examine that issue and perhaps amend its code to allow for the publication of clients?
Gordon Prentice: Lord Mandelson, whether or not he is watching the debate, will know what my friend the hon. Member for Selby (Mr. Grogan) said this afternoon. I shall be brief and have only two or three points to make, the first of which is about the context in which we are discussing the matter. We need more transparency in our politics. People's trust in politicians is at an all-time low. We have all,...
Gordon Prentice: My Friend mentioned Prince Charles. Does he believe, as I do, that the Prince's lobbying of Government Departments should be put in the public domain?
Gordon Prentice: So you are responsible.
Gordon Prentice: Will the Government table their own amendments to the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill to ban non-doms from serving in Parliament, or will Ministers rely on my amendment?
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted for offences related to insider dealing in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of schoolteachers earn more than £18,000 a year.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make an assessment of the likely effects on other schools and colleges in east Lancashire of the proposed establishment of the Mohiuddin International Girls' College; and if he will make a statement.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of police officers earn more than £18,000 a year.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were convicted of tax evasion in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people gave up non-domiciled tax status in the last tax year; and what mechanism exists for removing such status.
Gordon Prentice: My friend said a few moments ago that Government policy on Trident had not changed since 2006, but that is incorrect; the Prime Minister has floated the possibility of going down from four boats to three boats. If that were to happen, how much would be saved?
Gordon Prentice: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the House of Commons Commission will consider the merits of providing a resident cat.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the incidence of housing benefit fraud in East Lancashire; and if he will make a statement.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in East Lancashire 80 per cent. or more pupils are from visible ethnic minorities.
Gordon Prentice: I am very grateful for this opportunity to raise the issue of the processing of freedom of information requests. This concerns the Information Commissioner and how freedom of information requests are dealt with, and it is a very sorry tale. The Information Commissioner enforces and oversees the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act, the Environmental Information Regulations...
Gordon Prentice: I agree. It is astonishing that we in the UK Parliament tax our fellow citizens but might not be taxpayers ourselves.
Gordon Prentice: I would not dream of launching a personal attack on another Member of Parliament, whether elected or unelected. I was simply setting the context. I was going to run through the chronology of this affair, including the e-mails that have travelled between me and the staff of the Information Commissioner's office. In some of that correspondence, I was told that I would get the information in...
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects work to begin on the new build elements of the Building Schools for the Future programmes in Pendle at (a) Colne Park High School, (b) Fisher More Catholic High School, (c) West Craven High Technology College and (d) Colne Primet High School; and if he will make a statement.
Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1120W, on "Community Relations: Faith Schools", if he will assess the effect on community cohesion of faith schools; and if he will make a statement.