John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of those in receipt of incapacity benefit who will continue to qualify for the benefit as a result of physical or mental disability following the implementation of the proposed changes to eligibility criteria.
John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the correspondence of 24 February 2009 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West on business owners of motor dealerships.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what change in funding for (a) the Conflict Prevention Pool budget and (b) each activity funded under that budget is planned for 2009-10; what discussions he has had with his Ministerial colleagues on the subject; and if he will make a statement.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Pensions Ombudsman requires relevant case evidence to be submitted before it may exercise its discretion not to investigate cases.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's priority areas are for the Conflict Prevention Pool.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the Conflict Prevention Pool funding is being spent in sub-Saharan Africa in 2008-09.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Conflict Prevention Pool funds are not duplicated by spending by (a) other Government departments and (b) international partners.
John Barrett: One other person who has sadly passed away since the time of the decision to go to war and who would have made an eloquent contribution to the debate today is the late Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook. If he is looking down on us, he will be adding his voice to the argument for an inquiry on Iraq. Every speaker today has agreed that there ought to be an inquiry. The only question is exactly when...
John Barrett: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
John Barrett: Does the hon. Gentleman recall that at the time it was put by his Labour Government to Saddam Hussein that if he gave up his weapons of mass destruction, he could remain in power?
John Barrett: The right hon. Gentleman said that the News of the World had mentioned the possibility of an inquiry. Does he recollect some of the news headlines at the time, which set the mood of the nation in the run-up to the war? The Sun carried the headline "Brits 45 mins from doom", while another newspaper carried the headline "Ready to Attack: 45 Minutes from a Chemical War". What is in a newspaper...
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on new priority areas for Conflict Prevention Pools and associated funding.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress he has made towards establishing (a) a definition of and (b) objectives for security sector reform.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects of security sector reform on his Department's development policies.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to prevent the trafficking of children; and if she will make a statement.
John Barrett: The Leader of the House knows that although the Government have a good-sized majority, the vast majority of the British public voted for Members of Parliament who sit on the Opposition side of the House. May we have a debate on the need for electoral reform, so that the Government of the day have the support of the majority of the people?
John Barrett: To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what recent discussions the Church Commissioners have had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on funding for the preservation of historic churches.
John Barrett: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the sense of unfairness felt by those who are visually impaired stretches to the wider public, who have always regarded it as unfair that visually impaired people did not get this benefit? If the Bill is passed tonight, it will not just be the recipients who will say that that is fair; the general public will also say that it is a long overdue correction of...
John Barrett: The hon. Gentleman said that many former Woolworths employees were not claiming benefits, but does he accept that that was because they were not entitled to them? Many of those workers were women who worked part-time.
John Barrett: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the worst is yet to come? The Royal Bank of Scotland's headquarters are in my constituency. The bank has announced 2,300 job losses, but the new chief executive who has taken over from Sir Fred Goodwin has said that the full number will be around 20,000. There are more job losses to come in that sector.