Nicholas Soames: Has the Foreign Secretary warned the Government of Israel that despite the very grave provocation they have suffered, they are acting contrary to the laws of war?
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Government plans to grant to local authorities in West Sussex for infrastructure spending in the next three years; and if she will make a statement.
Nicholas Soames: Will my hon. Friend confirm that the increased work load comes on top of substantial increases in the work load caused by respiratory infections in elderly people, flu and the norovirus, which have placed an immense added responsibility on accident and emergency departments? By and large they have coped magnificently.
Nicholas Soames: Will the Leader of the House-person— [ Laughter ]—grant a debate in Government time to allow Ministers to ponder, during this Government-created debt bust and pause in house building, and to give further consideration to their frequent assertions that large housing developments will not take place unless there is a suitable social infrastructure in place to support them, quite...
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he expects the Doha round of trade negotiations to resume in 2009; and whether he expects them to include negotiations on a general agreement on trade in services.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who attended the Cabinet Office Leadership Conference on 17 March 2008; who the speakers were; and what the agenda was.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the definition is of a temporary worker under Mode 4 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services; how such workers will be identified; and how their departure from the UK at the end of their contract will be enforced.
Nicholas Soames: Does the Secretary of State agree that, despite the dismal performance of too many of our NATO allies, in many respects, the command structure is at fault? Does he agree that too many countries are pursuing their own objectives in Afghanistan outside the main plan and that the command chain needs to be pulled into a much tighter focus?
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether time spent in the UK by a foreign national on a student visa counts towards the qualifying period for UK citizenship.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas were approved under the (a) International Graduates Scheme, (b) Science and Engineering Graduates Scheme and (c) Working in Scotland Scheme (Fresh Talent) in 2008; and how many dependants were included in such visas in each category.
Nicholas Soames: Further to the Chancellor's answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Ludlow (Mr. Dunne), is the Chancellor clear and satisfied that he has been made aware by RBS, sector by sector, of the scale of the loans advanced by RBS that are now underwater?
Nicholas Soames: The Secretary of State is right in saying that community radio is a fledgling industry, but is he aware that the services provided by those stations are incredibly important and popular? As it is a new industry, will he remove the dead hand of government from the regulatory consultation he is going through and let those stations flourish and deliver to local people the kind of local service...
Nicholas Soames: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sorry to trouble you on this matter, but from time to time I have had cause to raise this with you. Are you aware of the increasingly dilatory nature of the time taken by Ministers to send ministerial replies? That is discourteous not only to their colleagues but, much more importantly, to our constituents, who have every expectation of receiving a...
Nicholas Soames: My hon. Friend may not know this, but I was something of a trailblazer in this field when my right hon. Friend the Member for Wells (Mr. Heathcoat-Amory) and I invested in an anaerobic facility in Dorset nearly 30 years ago. I am sorry to say that we lost all our money, but there is no doubt that even in those days, the aims and the opportunities were clear. As my hon. Friend has...
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what rights to social housing are granted to nationals from other EU countries in accordance with EU legislation.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when the UK population is expected to reach (a) 61 million and (b) 71 million.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the answer of 5 November 2008 to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, Official Report, column 504W, on population, what the latest population projections for the UK for (a) 2031, (b) 2056 and (c) 2081 are.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria apply for a Commonwealth citizen to be lawfully resident under the Representation of the People Act 1983; and what documents an electoral registration officer requires in order to verify that status.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has issued advice to (a) Government Departments, (b) businesses and (c) consumers on how to increase their energy efficiency.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the net international migration was affecting (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 1991.