Results 301–320 of 4104 for speaker:Shailesh Vara

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (20 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the amount of money needed to bring all armed forces accommodation up to Grade 4 standard and above under Grade for Change classification.

Written Answers — Transport: Roads: Safety (25 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency spent on safety improvements in each year since 2001, broken down by county; and what the Agency's safety improvement budget is for each of the next three years, broken down by county.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Pupil Exclusions (25 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were excluded from school in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Health: Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions (26 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to accident and emergency departments there were for (a) knife-related injuries and (b) gunshot wounds in each of the last five years, broken down by primary care trust.

Written Answers — Home Department: Border and Immigration Agency: Correspondence (26 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) letters, (b) emails and (c) telephone calls were received by the Border and Immigration Agency from hon. Members and their staff in each year since 2003; and if she will make a statement.

Topical Debate: Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (27 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: May I join the two previous speakers in thanking the hon. Members for Bradford, North (Mr. Rooney) and for South Ribble (Mr. Borrow) for the sterling work that they have done on the parliamentary contributory pension fund? I extend my congratulations to the hon. Member for Lewisham, West (Jim Dowd) and the right hon. Member for Islwyn (Mr. Touhig) on agreeing to undertake the onerous...

Topical Debate: Standards and Privileges (27 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for North-West Hampshire (Sir George Young) for the sterling work he does as Chairman of the Committee, and I thank his fellow Committee members, not only for having produced the report so expeditiously but for all the other work they do on that very important Committee. The disclosure requirements complement the broader review that is being undertaken...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Licensing (31 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) on-licences, (b) off-licences and (c) public entertainment licences have been issued in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Food (31 Mar 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve (a) identification and treatment of food related allergies and (b) raise awareness of such allergies in the UK; and if he will make a statement; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with food related allergies in (a) England and (b) North West Cambridgeshire, broken down by type...

Orders of the Day: Counter-Terrorism Bill (1 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Will the Home Secretary give way?

Orders of the Day: Counter-Terrorism Bill (1 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: The right hon. Lady has been very generous in giving way. The parliamentary scrutiny to which she refers is a sham, and it would be helpful if she would concede that point. If she wants to, she can get an extension to 42 days without any consideration by Parliament.

Written Answers — Home Department: Community Support Officers (1 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of police community support officers; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Wales: Offender Management (2 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on offender management in Wales.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Ancillary Staff (2 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1897-903W, on NHS: ancillary staff, what proportion of staff at each acute hospital trust was designated as (a) medical, (b) nursing, (c) midwifery and health visiting, (d) scientific, (e) therapeutic, (f) technical, (g) ambulance, (h) NHS infrastructure support and (i)...

Points of Order: April Adjournment (3 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I, too, thank all those who have taken part in this afternoon's debate. We have heard a number of excellent speeches, ranging in content from local constituency matters to national issues. We have also covered some international matters. The hon. Member for Telford (David Wright) began proceedings with a detailed speech. The House will share his concerns about the fact that many blind people...

Points of Order: April Adjournment (3 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Very quickly.

Points of Order: April Adjournment (3 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Clearly, my hon. Friend has been well served by his comments in this debate. My hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough, my constituency neighbour, raised a number of issues. I have considerable sympathy with much of what he said. I echo his arguments on the closure of local post offices and add my support to the efforts for more funds for Flag Fen. My right hon. Friend the Member for...

Written Answers — Home Department: Control Orders (3 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are subject to control orders; and how many of those are claiming benefits, broken down by type of benefit.

Business of the House (24 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Will the Deputy Leader of the House give the forthcoming business?

Business of the House (24 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I express my thanks for that information. This morning, the Leader of the House issued a written statement on topical debates. Given the importance of those debates, an oral statement would be more appropriate, giving Members an opportunity to question her proposals. This morning the Prime Minister, too, issued a written statement to report on the NATO summit in Bucharest. To date, the...


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