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Business of the House: International Women's Day (6 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I will give way, but let me say at the outset that I am under a very strict time constraint; I am mindful that the Minister also wishes to speak, so my contribution must be very brief.

Business of the House: International Women's Day (6 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: My hon. Friend makes a valid point, and I am afraid that that only adds to the Leader of the House's demeaning of her office—something she has done from the start of the debate right to the end. This House has come a long way since Nancy Astor was first elected to it. Of course, we all accept that there is a long way to go yet, and I for my part accept that my party needs to do more on its...

Business of the House: International Women's Day (6 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: No, I will not give way; I am under a time constraint. Women in Britain continue to suffer inequalities, as we heard. The gender gap continues, and our work climate is still not able fully to accommodate women who have the pressures of looking after their family, such as their children and elderly relatives. Those points were most articulately made by the hon. Member for Cardiff, North...

Written Answers — Treasury: Teachers: Suicide (10 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many recorded suicides there were by members of the teaching profession in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Teachers (10 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the amount of time teachers spend preparing for lessons each week.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Teachers: Crimes of Violence (10 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers were physically assaulted by (a) pupils, (b) parents and (c) other persons in each of the last five years, broken down by local education authority.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Teachers: Sick Leave (10 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers took time off work for depression or stress-related illnesses in each of the last 10 years; how much time was taken off; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Chronically Sick: Cambridgeshire (11 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the targets for the National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions in North West Cambridgeshire.

Written Answers — Duchy of Lancaster: Voluntary Organisations: Contracts (11 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of contracts awarded to third sector organisations that provide services in North West Cambridgeshire that are three year contracts; (2) what progress has been made towards ensuring third sector organisations providing services in North West Cambridgeshire are awarded three-year contracts.

Written Answers — Justice: Sentencing: Domestic Violence (11 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were given a custodial sentence for domestic violence offences in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Members: Correspondence (12 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer Question 172036 tabled by the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire on 3 December 2007, on the identity card scheme.

Written Answers — International Development: Poverty Reduction (12 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK aid in reducing poverty in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.

Business of the House (13 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: When?

Written Answers — Health: Palliative Care: Cambridgeshire (13 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on supportive and palliative care has been implemented in North West Cambridgeshire.

Written Answers — Health: Palliative Care: Cambridgeshire (13 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data are used by commissioners in North West Cambridgeshire to determine the need for specialist palliative and neurological care.

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Working Hours (17 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of GP surgeries that routinely open out of hours, broken down by primary care trust; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Domestic Violence (19 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for domestic violence offences in each of the last five years, broken down by police force; how many of those arrested were (a) released without charge and (b) cautioned; and if she will make a statement.

Leader of the House: Parliamentary Questions (20 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: As regards answers to questions put by Members of Parliament, the House will be aware that it is Government policy to have more out-of-hours GP services. However, when I tabled a written question to the Secretary of State for Health on the number of GPs who operate the service, I was told that that information was not collected centrally. The Government must have the information centrally in...

Royal Assent: The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (20 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Given my hon. Friend's comments about Britain's unique position in the Commonwealth, does he share my concern that there is a danger that Britain is taking its position in the Commonwealth for granted, and does he agree that we must forever be vigilant to ensure that we continue to cultivate our relationships with other Commonwealth countries? If we do not do so, countries such as Canada and...

Royal Assent: The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (20 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Perhaps I can clarify my earlier remark. Given Her Majesty's role at the moment, there is much talk among some of the other countries—I have mentioned Australia and Canada—to the effect that when, in due course, Prince Charles becomes King of England, they will not accept a British Head of State as head of the Commonwealth. They are thinking about manoeuvring in their own people on a...


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