Results 321–340 of 1803 for speaker:John Barrett

Economic Partnership Agreements (28 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: I am delighted to hear that reassurance, because that fear exists among ACP countries and a number of non-governmental organisations. I thank the Minister. It ought to be clear that we need urgent reform of EPAs and a radical rethink of how we approach this matter. I appreciate the concessions and changes secured by the Government and I commend DFID for making this a key issue within the EU....

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Commonwealth Games: Glasgow (28 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the digital dividend will affect the availability of radio spectrum for the staging needs of the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Post Offices (22 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: If he will make a statement on the post office closure programme in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Post Offices (22 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: I thank the Minister for that answer, but given that the Government have announced 2,500 closures across the country, can he assure the people of Edinburgh that that will be a genuine consultation? Or has he already decided on the number of offices to close, so that all he is prepared to discuss is the method of execution?

Written Answers — Home Department: Members: Correspondence (21 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department will reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's letters of 5 October and 22 October with regard to her constituent, Mr. Joseph Coutinho.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq (20 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: If he will make a statement on Government assistance to locally employed Iraqi civilians.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq (20 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: What will the Government do to assist civilians whose lives will be at risk at the end of their duties to the UK? Will the Minister ensure that they are not left behind when our troops return home?

Orders of the Day: Home Affairs and Justice (7 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: The other parties often mention a points-based immigration system, but regularly fail to mention the fact that in Australia, which operates such a system, integration with the local community is part of it.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Television: Licensing (29 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the BBC licence fee settlement.

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Bank Services: Security (29 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what steps his Department is taking to strengthen the security of online banking and payment systems; (2) what recent discussions he has had with the finance industry on the security of online banking and payment systems.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (29 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Falkirk Child Support Agency to reply to the hon. Member of Edinburgh, West's letter of 22 August on his constituent Mr. Keith Millar.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (24 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Complaint Review Team, Falkirk Child Support Agency office will reply to the fax of 17 September 2007 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West in relation to his constituent Mr. Grant Lumsden.

UK Aid (Sudan) (23 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: Sudan is cursed by some of the worst afflictions to which states can fall victim. There is not one problem, but a mixture. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong there. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Mr. Clarke) on securing this important debate. With the continuing problems in Iraq and Afghanistan, the focus of the media has drifted away...

UK Aid (Sudan) (23 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: Thank you, Mr. Olner. I shall conclude my remarks shortly. Aid workers in Sudan's Darfur region come under increasingly savage attack, but I shall not say more on that because hon. Members on both sides of the House are well aware of it. The debate is entitled "UK Aid (Sudan)". The aid comes from a number of sources, but it is mainly paid by the UK taxpayer through DFID. The people of the UK,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Members: Correspondence (19 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department and the British high commission visa section in Islamabad will reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's letter of 26 June 2007 and further faxes of 26 July 2007 and 22 August 2007 on his constituent Mr Zahida Mubarik.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits (18 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: If he will make a statement on the findings of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration's report "Tax Credits: Getting it Wrong".

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits (18 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: I thank the Minister for that answer, but errors are still made in approximately 2 million of the 6 million claims for tax credits. As a result, many people entitled to tax credits do not apply for them. Will the Minister give the figures for my constituency—or for the whole of Edinburgh, including the Chancellor's constituency—for those who are entitled to, but do not receive, tax credits?

Written Answers — Home Department: Members: Correspondence (18 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will reply to the letter of 30 August from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West in relation to his constituent Mr. Nader El-Reah Almutbage.

Written Answers — Home Department: Members: Correspondence (18 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Immigration and Nationality Department will reply to the letters of (a) 25 June, (b) 31 July and (c) 11 September from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West on his constituent Mr. Abdul Rashid Abdullah.

Written Answers — Home Department: Members: Correspondence (18 Oct 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will reply to the letter of 29 July from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West on his constituent Mr Denboba Natie.


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