Robert Walter: I am pleased that the hon. Gentleman is congratulating the Convention on the fact that the Council will meet in public. Would he also be in favour of his Committee sitting in public?
Robert Walter: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to grant voting rights to citizens of EEA countries resident in the United Kingdom at local and European elections.
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the modes of transport available to people living in socially and economically deprived areas and the effects on their work and leisure opportunities.
Robert Walter: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of household income is spent on running a car by those in the lowest income decile.
Robert Walter: To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development what assessment he has made of changes in cancer rates among children in Southern Iraq since 1991.
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of post-war health and environmental issues arising as a result of the employment of depleted uranium weapons in the recent conflict with Iraq.
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) to what extent the recent conflict with Iraq has affected efforts to make safe and remove the remains of depleted uranium weapons employed in that region during the first Gulf War; (2) what steps have been taken to remove and make safe depleted uranium weapons employed in the recent conflict with Iraq.
Robert Walter: The Secretary of State for Wales, the Government's representative on the Future of Europe Convention, described the outcome as merely tidying up. I think that the Prime Minister and I share the conviction that it is in Britain's national interest to be a member of the European Union, and to be a leading member. Would this not be an opportunity to explain again to the British people, 30 years...
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the situation in Zimbabwe.
Robert Walter: The House will be pleased that the Foreign Secretary had discussions with the Secretary-General on the humanitarian consequences. Sixty per cent. of the Iraqi people are totally dependent for their food on the oil-for-food programme, which costs about $5 billion in any six-month period. Will the Foreign Secretary tell us who is going to feed the Iraqi people following the outbreak of a...
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what preparations he has made for the internment of Iraqi nationals in the event of a war with Iraq.
Robert Walter: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest estimate is of the number of Iraqi nationals resident in the United Kingdom.
Robert Walter: That was an excellent point of order. I hope that somebody is scurrying along the Corridors to find a Minister. Whatever is said in the debate, one thing is clear in my mind: if the time comes for British troops to go into action, they must have our full and unequivocal support. The debate today is about whether that time has come. It is not, as a number of hon. Members have said, about the...
Robert Walter: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his intervention. I would never suggest that we should go to war by opinion poll. I do suggest, however, that the actions of the Government should have the consent of the people before they are enacted. I want to move on to a more important point, which is that one quarter of the British Army has now been committed to the Gulf region for a war. They are the...
Robert Walter: Is my right hon. Friend aware that I tried to file my tax return on the internet two weeks ago but I was told that Members of Parliament were not entitled to do that?
Robert Walter: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for 11 December.
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she intends to take to prevent the killing of dolphins in UK waters as a result of fishery bycatch.
Robert Walter: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints there have been about the Investment Ombudsman's handling of casework in the last two years; how many have been successful; and how many have failed.
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to improve firework safety, with particular reference to the hazards of falling debris from display fireworks.
Robert Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans she has to ensure that every child in the world receives a free basic education as guaranteed under the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.