Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Solicitor-General how many requests the Attorney-General's office has received to date for the Attorney-General's advice to Government, and its preceding iterations, on the legality of invading Iraq.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) stopped searching for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction; what proportion of the ISG's cost was met by the United Kingdom; and what the total United Kingdom financial commitment, including salaries of British personnel involved, was to the ISG.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his Department first considered providing logistical support and heavy-lifting helicopters to countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami; and what assessment has been made of the merits of the re-deployment of personnel and equipment from Iraq to disaster-hit countries.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at what time (UK time) his Department learned of the earthquake off Sumatra on 26 December 2004; and what actions were set in train as a result.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to publish the assessment undertaken by his Department of the United States Department of Defense Report on the Khamisiyah chemical weapons storage bunker in Iraq.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what information he has collected on the (a) number and (b) nature of requests made across (i) Government, (ii) local government and (iii) non-departmental public bodies under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will make a statement on the operation of the Act to date.
Mr Llew Smith: My right hon. Friend will be aware that on many occasions the Prime Minister and other Ministers, including him, said to Parliament or in media interviews that the reason we were going to war was not that we had to get rid of Saddam Hussein but the fact that he had weapons of mass destruction, that they could be used in 45 minutes and that they were a threat to the world. As the hon. Member...
Mr Llew Smith: You were wrong.
Mr Llew Smith: You were.
Mr Llew Smith: rose—
Mr Llew Smith: Either the hon. Gentleman suffers from major problems with his hearing or I have a major communications problem. On this occasion, I shall be polite and say that the hon. Gentleman has a problem with his hearing. On two or three occasions, I said that I should like to claim credit for the introduction of objective 1 but that I knew that the achievement was due to the election of a Labour...
Mr Llew Smith: Before I became a Member of Parliament, I spent 10 years as a Member of the European Parliament. Throughout those 10 years, I and other Labour MEPs campaigned for objective 1 or a scheme that could deliver similar investment not only in Wales, but throughout the United Kingdom. Like those Labour MEPs, I would like to claim credit for delivering objective 1, but in my more modest moments, I...
Mr Llew Smith: Is the hon. Gentleman therefore saying that the introduction of objective 1 happened to coincide with the election of a Labour Government?
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of possible links between pesticides and prostate cancer.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department places in the public domain on the extent to which those working at defence establishments that use nuclear materials are exposed to radiation; what independent assessment is made of the dosimetry statistics; and what research is being conducted to reduce radiation exposure.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Tooting (Tom Cox) of 13 December 2004, Official Report, columns 819–20W, on Iraq, where the interim Iraqi Government and United States forces stockpiled the supplies of water, food and medicine prior to the military operation.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list National Assembly for Wales sponsored public bodies that may be abolished by (a) decision of the Assembly, (b) primary legislation in the United Kingdom Parliament and (c) revocation of the Royal Charter.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the proportion of known injuries to Iraqi civilians which have been caused by the actions of multinational forces since 1 May 2003.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Iraqis killed by Saddam Hussein's regime in the period from 1 July 2001 to 19 March 2003, (b) Iraqi civilians killed in the period 20 March 2003 to 30 June and (c) Iraqi civilians killed in the period 1 July to 13 December.
Mr Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received from his United States counterpart in respect of the hunger strike by Saddam Hussein.