John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letters of 21 May and 31 July 2007 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West in relation to his constituent Mrs. Deborah Karimi.
John Barrett: According to Save the Children, the lives of 800 children a day could be saved if their parents did not have to pay for essential health care. Will the Department work with non-governmental organisations and civil society to ensure that the health partnership translates into real action on the ground?
John Barrett: Like many people born after world war two, we hoped that war was going to be a thing of the past, but since then we have seen war and conflict in many parts of the world, from the Falkland Islands to the Balkans, and now in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the list of dead and injured increases daily. Those men and women look to their Government to deliver their side of the covenant between them...
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Scotland on international aid and development.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money lost to online identity theft and fraud in the UK in each year since 1997; (2) what estimate his Department has made of the number of cases of online identity theft in the UK in each year since 1997.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle international money laundering.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the incidence of identity theft.
John Barrett: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that another important aspect of agencies working together is that parents and other non-educational sector interested parties make maximum use of the time that the children affected spend outside their educational establishments? Co-ordination within the educational setting would mean that maximum use is made of the time that a child spends outside it.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what European Union assistance is available to help rebuild communities damaged by floodwater; and if she will make a statement; (2) what plans the Government have to apply for EU funding assistance to help communities rebuild after the recent flooding; and what the deadline is for applying for any such assistance.
John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the contribution to the economy of grandparents who undertake child care roles.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what spectrum bands will be available for Programme Making and Special Events use following the switchover to digital television broadcasting; and if he will make a statement; (2) when he expects Ofcom to provide the programme making and special events sector with the digital switchover map; and if he will make a statement.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Scottish people of 18 years and under have their DNA details retained on a national database.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of junior doctors who have not been successful in securing a training post for 1 August.
John Barrett: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what legacy plans have been put in place for the venues to be used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
John Barrett: I begin by paying tribute to the hon. Member for Vauxhall (Kate Hoey) for her eloquent contribution to the debate. I also pay tribute to the work of the all-party group on this subject. The hon. Lady expressed concerns that I share, particularly the absence of the Foreign Secretary from today's debate. A number of probing questions have already been raised and it would have been good if they...
John Barrett: The hon. Lady makes a valid point. However, the problems for political parties in Zimbabwe are so huge compared with parties considering splitting or making new alliances in this country. Here, there is almost an encouragement to shift political concentration. In Zimbabwe, the Opposition have enough problems anyway without internal splits. I wish them well in being an effective Opposition....
John Barrett: To ask the Solicitor-General what discussions she has had with the Attorney-General, the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the request for co-operation with the US Department of Justice's BAE Systems corruption inquiry; and if she will make a statement.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action the Government are taking to reduce packaging waste; and if he will make a statement.
John Barrett: I congratulate the hon. Member for Bournemouth, East (Mr. Ellwood) on triggering this excellent debate. All speakers on both sides have expressed an interesting variety of views, and although hon. Members have not always been in total agreement, their contributions show that everybody cares passionately about this subject. If we were ever in any doubt as to the seriousness of the situation...
John Barrett: It is a similar argument—that there is a demand out there.