Results 321–340 of 4104 for speaker:Shailesh Vara

Business of the House (24 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I am raising them because of the Government's incompetence in not allowing questions to be asked in the first place. Those questions are extraordinarily intrusive, and it is widely accepted that such surveys are inaccurate. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government should come to the House and explain this scandalous waste of taxpayers' money. Yesterday, on St. George's day,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Data Protection (30 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many breaches of data protection security there were in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies in each of the last five years; and if he will provide details of each breach.

Written Answers — Home Department: Sexual Offences (30 Apr 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each police force basic command unit area were (a) added to and (b) on the National Sex Offenders Register in each year since its inception.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 May 2008)

Shailesh Vara: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 7 May.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 May 2008)

Shailesh Vara: As the right hon. Gentleman is the only person in the House with experience of unseating a sitting Prime Minister, what is his own estimate of how long he has got?

Business of the House (8 May 2008)

Shailesh Vara: May I ask the Deputy Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?

Business of the House (8 May 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I thank the Deputy Leader of the House for that information. During yesterday's Prime Minister's questions, the Prime Minister said that Wendy Alexander, the leader of the Labour group in the Scottish Parliament, had not called for an immediate referendum on Scottish independence. However, on Tuesday evening, she was asked on Scottish television: "Is Gordon Brown endorsing your decision to...

Business of the House (8 May 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Perhaps the hon. Gentleman should take more note of what the newspapers are saying about his colleagues, instead of making unnecessary interruptions from a sedentary position. Is it any wonder that the Deputy Leader of the House said in the Northern Echo that "it is unacceptable to have policies like the 10p tax rate coming from a Labour Government." Last week's council elections showed that...

Point of Order: Whitsun Adjournment (22 May 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I thank all the speakers who have taken part in today's debate. There were not as many Members as there normally are in debates on the Adjournment, but I suspect that that is probably something to do with the fact that some of our colleagues are in Crewe and Nantwich. That fact did not detract in any way from the quality of the speakers, nor from the variety of subjects that were covered. We...

Point of Order: Whitsun Adjournment (22 May 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I agree entirely: my hon. Friend is right to say that transparency is of the utmost importance—we all agree about that—but that a distinction must be made. Society has become a lot more hostile towards western countries, especially Britain and America, and the security of the people who speak about such matters in debates in this House deserves to be considered very seriously. I wish my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Given the Prime Minister's keen interest in constitutional matters, what is his view of the strong possibility that there will be not merely one but two unelected Prime Ministers in this Parliament?

Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Childbirth (11 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many current prisoners have given birth while serving their prison sentence; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Mothers (11 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many female prisoners are mothers to children under the age of 18 years.

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Post Offices: Closures (11 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many and what percentage of post offices have been closed in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) the East of England and (d) England and Wales since 1997.

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Employment: East of England (13 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to increase the number and improve the retention of jobs in the East of England; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Lisbon Treaty (16 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: What does the Foreign Secretary think about the fact that Britain and its European allies are actively preaching the importance of the rule of law to various parts of the world, yet when it comes to the Lisbon treaty, Britain and those same European allies are actively conspiring to circumvent the rule of law?

Leader of the House: Programme Motions (19 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: On Report on the Counter-Terrorism Bill, Members had only three hours to discuss 16 new clauses and dozens of new amendments. With the Planning Bill, 218 new amendments were tabled at a very late stage. Late amendments were also tabled for the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, meaning that they could not be debated. When will the Leader of the House provide proper time for Members to...

Business of the House: Draft Legislative Programme (26 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: This draft legislative programme is a massive disappointment for the people of Great Britain. It does not deal with the real problems of our country, such as the causes of poverty, falling educational standards, and the need to improve social mobility. In his speech to the House on 14 May, the Prime Minister spoke of choice and freedom for people, but a closer look at the proposals shows...

Business of the House: Draft Legislative Programme (26 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I am happy to put the hon. Lady out of her misery. First, I remind her that this debate is on the draft legislative programme. As for spending commitments, I will certainly not make any such commitments on behalf of the Conservative party, because we do not know what other horrors we have ahead of us after having just witnessed the first run on a British bank for 125 years. Given how this...

Business of the House: Draft Legislative Programme (26 Jun 2008)

Shailesh Vara: The right hon. and learned Lady chunters from a sedentary position that it is both. If she looks at the small print of the draft legislative programme, she will find that it talks about satisfaction. It does not talk about end results. There is a distinction, and a very big distinction. Continuing Government interference in the NHS will not help. If the NHS is to be truly successful, it must...


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