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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Zimbabwe (7 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the political situation in Zimbabwe.

Leader of the House: Written Ministerial Replies (9 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: May I add my congratulations to the hon. Gentleman on his promotion? He will be the fourth Deputy Leader of the House with whom I have worked. Last year when Parliament prorogued, 263 written parliamentary questions remained unanswered, 23 of them for more than three months. Notwithstanding what the Deputy Leader of the House said earlier, will he or the Leader of the House undertake to...

Written Answers — Home Department: Assaults on Police (9 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there were in each of the last five years, broken down by police force area.

Points of Order: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights (13 Oct 2008)

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Points of Order: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights (13 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: The Minister will be aware that the Lisbon treaty proposes that, instead of having one commissioner in charge of foreign affairs and another in charge of international development, there should be only one commissioner, dealing with both foreign affairs and international development. Does she not agree that that will subordinate the interests of international development, because whenever...

Points of Order: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights (13 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: Does the Minister agree that although it is one thing to bring about more democracy in countries that require it, it is also important that we concentrate on those that might start going backwards? We should consider the recent example in Kenya. We have to be vigilant and ensure that, where the torch of democracy is lit, it does not die away.

Written Answers — Justice: Open Prisons: Prisoner Escapes (13 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners absconded from open prisons in each of the last five years, broken down by prison establishment.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Payments Agency (13 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions legal proceedings resulting in a court hearing have been initiated against the Rural Payments Agency since the Agency's establishment; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations (13 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) UN Security Council member counterparts on the situation in Darfur.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Legislation (14 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Leader of the House (1) how much has been spent on (a) the publicity for and (b) the solicitation of responses to the Government's Draft Legislative Programme for 2008-09; (2) how many responses to the Government's Draft Legislative Programme for 2008-09 were received by (a) e-mail, (b) post and (c) another method; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Prisoners: Foreigners (14 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals serving a sentence in a UK prison refused to provide their personal details, including their country of origin, resulting in their remaining in prison at the end of their sentence in the latest period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Schools: Genetics (14 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has issued guidance on the use of biometric technology relating to school children to (a) schools and (b) parents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Criminal Justice and Policing (15 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister and Deputy First Minister on the devolution of responsibilities for criminal justice and policing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Criminal Justice and Policing (15 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that reply. Given that the relationship between the First Minister and Deputy First Minister is rapidly deteriorating, does he believe that there is a realistic chance of a working Executive in the foreseeable future?

Written Answers — Duchy of Lancaster: Departmental Computers (15 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent advice he has issued to departments on the storage of personal data on memory sticks or other portable data storage devices.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Training (16 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of foreign armed forces received (a) training and (b) hospitality at UK military establishments in each year since 2003, broken down by (i) nationality and (ii) reason for providing training; and whether conditions applied to the provision of the training.

Written Answers — Home Department: Criminal Records Bureau: Standards (16 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people contested details held on record by the Criminal Records Bureau in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration (16 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of projected levels on net migration into the UK over the next (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 25 years; from which countries arrivals are expected; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Identity and Passport Service (17 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many blank passports were (a) lost and (b) stolen from the Identity and Passport Service in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Identity and Passport Service (17 Oct 2008)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports were lost by the Identity and Passport Service while being couriered to the passport holder in each of the last five years.


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