Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with private contractors on procedures for escorting illegal immigrants during their removal from the UK.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much capital funding has been allocated to the UK Border Agency for the period from 2010 to 2015.
Phil Woolas: I thank the Minister for that straightforward answer. On 27 February, he told the House in relation to border control that we would become increasingly dependent on technology. In table A.6 in the spending review document, we see that there is to be a 49% reduction in capital investment in the Home Office's budget. Is he confident that he has the resources to provide the kit needed to...
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the UK Border Agency juxtaposed border controls in France in 2010-11.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to the letter of 14 June 2010 from the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, transferred to his Department on 23 June 2010, regarding Mr Peter Brown.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on implementation of the proposal for a directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third country nationals for the purpose of seasonal employment (COM (2010) 379; Council Doc. 12208/10); and if she will make a statement.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely effect on the number of removals of illegal immigrants of the planned reduction in returns awards.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the French government on the border controls at (a) Calais, (b) Gare du Nord and (c) Charles de Gaulle airport.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the status of decisions relating to a teacher's professional standing made by the General Teaching Council (GTC) will be following the abolition of the GTC.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of (a) present provision for Roman Catholic secondary education in Oldham and (b) proposals for a new Roman Catholic secondary school in Oldham; and if he will make a statement; (2) when he expects to make an announcement on the future of Roman Catholic state secondary education in Oldham.
Phil Woolas: I welcome the Minister's remarks on the relationship between temporary and permanent migration. Will he confirm that it is the Government's intention to go ahead with the previous Government's plans for a points-based system for citizenship, which would help to reach exactly the objectives that the hon. Member for Mid Sussex (Nicholas Soames) set out, on behalf-if I may say-of Migrationwatch UK?
Phil Woolas: The nuclear industry is worth an estimated £30 billion of investment over the next 10 years in the north-west of England alone. At the time of the announcement on Sheffield Forgemasters, that was part of a much wider strategy mainly based in the north-west, which included public money being spent on research, not least in the area that the hon. Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood)...
Phil Woolas: One of the main reasons why people, especially young men, stay off the electoral register is the fact that their partners can often receive the single person's council tax discount. Does the hon. Gentleman think it would be a good idea to look at that relationship to establish whether the benefits and, indeed, the tax system could be used to encourage electoral registration?
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects on the costs of asylum support of the change in the number of people granted asylum in the last 12 months.
Phil Woolas: On the Order Paper this morning, notice was given of 28 written ministerial statements. By 11.15 this morning, only 15 of them were available. Will the Leader of the House instruct his private secretary to write to Ministers, reminding them that written ministerial statements should be made available to the House at the earliest opportunity? At 11.25, the statement on e-borders was made...
Phil Woolas: The Leader of the House is an admired Member of the House, and he acknowledged this morning that crime fell under the Labour Government. I am very grateful to him for putting that matter right, but he also said that Sir Michael Scholar had admonished the Prime Minister for misrepresenting the crime figures. What action does he intend to take on that? Is he embarrassed by the Prime Minister's...
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the time taken to publish Compass programme contract notices relating to the commissioning of services for asylum seekers.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what alternatives to the detention of families whose asylum applications have been rejected her Department is considering.
Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to assess the market for new providers of asylum accommodation services for the purposes of achieving greater flexibility and value for money.