John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the members were of the delegation that accompanied Rwandan President Paul Kagame on his visit to the UK in May.
John Barrett: rose—
John Barrett: I will take your advice Mr. Deputy Speaker. Will the hon. Gentleman comment on a serious matter that is happening in our city and relates to the cost of living and the housing market—impending redundancies in the house building industry? Will he revert to the substance of today's debate and get away from the knockabout?
John Barrett: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that among the most vulnerable groups—those who are hit hardest—are disabled people, who have higher energy costs and often higher food costs as well? Inequality among the most vulnerable has widened.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on visits to the UK by individuals under indictment by European or international courts for violations of humanitarian law, (a) as part of official delegations and (b) as individuals.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to respond to the letters of 25 February and 6 May 2008 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West regarding his constituent Mr. I. Firth.
John Barrett: What recent assessment he has made of the extent of overstretch in the armed forces.
John Barrett: This weekend, President Bush stressed the importance of listening to our generals when making decisions about troop deployment. Has the Minister listened to General Sir Richard Dannatt's warning that overstretch has left us with "almost no capability" to deal with the unexpected? Does the Minister agree with the general?
John Barrett: What projects his Department is undertaking to seek to reduce levels of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
John Barrett: Rape has been used a weapon of war in the Congo, but now general lawlessness has broken out throughout the country. What can the Department do to strengthen the judicial system there and to make sure that women are a key part of that system?
John Barrett: I take the hon. Lady's point about the importance of the link. Why does she think it has not been reintroduced in the 11 years of the Labour Government?
John Barrett: Does my hon. Friend agree that on the several occasions when the Minister has said that those who are most in need are receiving pension credit, he has omitted to say that those who are most in need are those who are entitled to pension credit but are not getting it?
John Barrett: Apart from one?
John Barrett: I thank my hon. Friend for being very generous. On women's pensions, would it not be a good thing for the Government to allow women to increase their national insurance contributions by buying back previous years' contributions?
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with a (a) disability and (b) learning disability are employed by his Department.
John Barrett: Will the Minister add something about what the former Prime Minister Tony Blair has added to the mix in his new role as peace envoy to the middle east?
John Barrett: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the future security of Israel very much depends on a two-state solution and that if that is to be the case, there must be a viable second state, and at present Israel appears to be doing a great deal to ensure that that does not exist?
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department holds on the number of people employed by each local authority who have a learning disability.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to increase awareness of the services of disability employment advisers among people with a learning disability.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with a learning disability Jobcentre Plus assisted in gaining employment in each of the last five years.