John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overstayers are held in Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre; and for how long each has been detained.
John Barrett: People with a learning disability are 58 times more likely to die before the age of 50 than the general population. I was stunned when I read that horrific fact in a Mencap paper, as I am over 50 and am very close to a little four-year-old girl with learning difficulties called Maria. It leaves me fearing for her future, unless we can be sure that the NHS gives everyone equal service. I...
John Barrett: Living with autism is a real struggle for many families, and, for the vast majority of people, it is something that happens to somebody else's family. That is why today's debate is important, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Buckingham (John Bercow) on keeping it on the Government's agenda. For the people who are directly affected when a diagnosis is made, there is often a lack of...
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the inclusion of disabled people is a key issue in each of its programme evaluations and reviews.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how he plans to ensure that his Department meets its obligation under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to (a) make development assistance inclusive and (b) include disabled people in all programme evaluations and reviews on ratification of the Convention.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the Access to Work budget was spent on the provision of support workers in each of the last 10 years.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with a learning disability were supported in work through Access to Work funding in each of the last 10 years.
John Barrett: When he plans to bring forward legislation to reform the coroners' system.
John Barrett: The families of Scottish constituents and Scottish soldiers who have died abroad must go through a complex procedure, particularly when fatal accident inquiries are involved. With the Cullen review now in progress, what discussions is the Minister having to ensure that the families of Scots who have died abroad are not subject to undue delays during what is a difficult time for them?
John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent assessment is of trends in the cost of living.
John Barrett: Why have this Labour Government chosen to continue the work of the previous Conservative Government this summer, with their plans to decimate the post office network in the city of Edinburgh?
John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will adjust the tax free mileage allowance for taxis and minicabs in line with changes in fuel prices.
John Barrett: What recent representations he has received on post office branch closures; and if he will make a statement.
John Barrett: I thank the Minister for that answer. Previous post office closure plans decimated the post office network in Edinburgh, under both the previous Conservative Government and the present Labour Government. All the post office closures—we are expecting the next wave in August—have been done without any strategy or any plan in mind for the entire city. Why should it be any different this...
John Barrett: The next wave of post office closures will be announced for Edinburgh in August. Is the Minister concerned about the precedent set in Greater Glasgow, where the post offices saved were in marginal Labour seats, given that Edinburgh, South and Edinburgh, North and Leith are highly marginal against the Liberal Democrats and that the Chancellor of the Exchequer's seat is marginal against the...
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 82W, on crimes against humanity, whether Rose Kabuye, the Rwandan Director-General of State Protocol, was a member of the delegation accompanying President Kagame on his visit to the UK in May 2008; and if he will make a statement.
John Barrett: The words "Piper Alpha" bring back clear memories for me of that night and the following day when we watched on our television screens the images of the disaster as it was unfolding. Then it was shown again and again. The fire, the heat, the smoke, the bravery and the fear of what was about to happen to those men who were still alive are memories that will stay locked in many minds forever....
John Barrett: The Secretary of State may be aware that 15 October is global hand-washing day. Given that effective hand-washing has proved to be the most effective prevention of the spread of many infections and diseases, what is his Department doing to mark the day and to ensure that effective hand-washing practices are implemented in the home and at school?
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of bullying of children with disabilities and special educational needs.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Science and Technology Facilities Council on its budget.