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Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (22 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (22 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I am extremely grateful to the right hon. Gentleman. Does he recall that during the last Conservative Government a significant number of Conservative Back Benchers signed an early-day motion deploring the regulatory record of the then Conservative Government? What does he have to say about that?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (22 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Keith Vaz), I shall start by telling my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary that we wish him well in his new post and that we shall miss him a great deal. Speaking as someone who has known him for more years than I care to remember—we have known each other for a very long time—I know that he will be missed by the Labour party in...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (22 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The hon. Gentleman, who speaks with a wealth of experience, is right, but the other barriers—from a lack of access to finance to a lack of awareness of programmes—are also major issues. I welcome the Chancellor's emphasis on the new centres of vocational excellence for entrepreneurship, which will be helpful in developing businesses. Many businesses start, but it is important that they...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Immigration Adjudicators (21 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the nature is of the training for immigration adjudicators organised and facilitated by senior judicial members of the immigration appellate authority.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (17 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Department plans to undertake further research on the situation in the countries of origin of lesbian and gay people making asylum claims.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (17 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to officials dealing with asylum applications regarding the grounds for granting refugee status to applicants who have fled persecution because of their homosexuality.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (17 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances homosexual people from Jamaica applying for asylum in the UK would be returned to their country of origin.

Written Answers — Home Department: Country Information and Policy Unit Reports (17 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what mechanisms organisations outside the Government may challenge the accuracy of information in his Department's Country Information and Policy Unit reports.

Written Answers — Home Department: Country Information and Policy Unit Reports (17 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of information in the Country Information and Policy Unit's report on Algeria.

Written Answers — Home Department: IND Training (17 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to senior caseworkers in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to help them provide support and advice to junior officials.

Written Answers — Home Department: IND Training (17 Mar 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the nature is of the training in the assessment of asylum claims which is provided to asylum caseworkers.

Orders of the Day — Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: New Clause 3 — Racial and religious hatred (7 Feb 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: If the new clause is put to a vote and the vote is lost, will the hon. Gentleman then seek to reverse the case law that protects the Jewish and the Sikh communities?

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (27 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice his Department provides to its asylum officials regarding the grounds for granting refugee status to applicants who have fled persecution because of their homosexuality.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (27 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training in sexuality issues his Department provides to officials who handle asylum applications based on persecution on the grounds of sexual orientation.

Written Answers — Home Department: Country Information Policy Unit Reports (26 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who compiles the information in the Home Office Country Information Policy Unit reports that are referenced by asylum adjudicators and Home Office officials; and what their research and professional qualifications are.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (26 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases lesbian and gay applicants have been refused asylum in the last five years on the grounds that they will not be persecuted if they return to their home countries and hide their sexuality.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (26 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applicants have won refugee status in the UK in the last five years on the basis of a well-founded fear of persecution because of their homosexuality.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (26 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of asylum applicants in 2004 claiming a well-founded fear of persecution because of their homosexuality were refused asylum.

Written Answers — Home Department: Country Information Policy Unit Reports (26 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the sources of the information in the Home Office Country Information Policy Unit reports are; what checks are made to verify their accuracy; and how often those reports are updated.


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