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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Inward Migration (15 Oct 2007)

Shailesh Vara: During the Labour party conference, a member of the Government, the hon. Member for Tooting (Mr. Khan), made comments that were widely reported in the press. He said that as far as immigration is concerned, people "have no real confidence in official figures". Given that no Minister rebutted that statement at the time, will the Minister confirm that he agrees with his colleague? After a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (16 Oct 2007)

Shailesh Vara: What recent assessment has been made of the effect of the introduction of home information packs on the housing market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (16 Oct 2007)

Shailesh Vara: Research carried out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has found a direct link between the introduction of home information packs and the reduction in new instructions by a staggering 37 per cent. Is this the Minister's idea of bringing about stability in the housing market?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Zimbabwe (17 Oct 2007)

Shailesh Vara: If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Zimbabwe (17 Oct 2007)

Shailesh Vara: I thank the Secretary of State for those comments. Given that more than 3,000 people die of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe every week, does he agree with me that the measure of success is not how much money is spent, but the number of people protected from infection and the number treated? Given those circumstances, what is he doing to ensure that British aid money is used to maximum benefit?

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Management and Services (House of Commons) (18 Oct 2007)

Shailesh Vara: I am pleased to speak on behalf of the Opposition in this annual debate. After listening to the Leader of the House comment on how matters have changed in the 25 years that she has been a Member of Parliament, I must confess, after two and a half years in the House, to an experience that I had in my first few months. I was waiting in the Chamber to be called by the Speaker in a debate in...

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Management and Services (House of Commons) (18 Oct 2007)

Shailesh Vara: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the terms "black" and "Asian" are too broad? Someone like me, of Indian origin but born in Uganda, would be called Asian, but that term can mean anyone from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or India, or an east African Indian such as myself. In the same way, the term "black" could mean someone from the Caribbean countries or from Africa. While I appreciate their good...

Written Answers — Home Department: Assaults on Police (22 Oct 2007)

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 10 years, broken down by police force area.

Orders of the Day: Local Government and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: In order to have that honest debate, will the right hon. Lady give an undertaking that all figures on migration given by the Government will be accurate?

Orders of the Day: Foreign Affairs and Defence (12 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: The Foreign Secretary has said that Lord Malloch-Brown is an experienced politician—

Orders of the Day: Foreign Affairs and Defence (12 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: I am grateful to the Foreign Secretary for assisting me even further with the question that will follow. Given that Lord Malloch-Brown is such an experienced diplomat, why has the Foreign Secretary had to reprimand him for describing Burma by a term acknowledged by the United Nations, but not by Britain?

Orders of the Day: Foreign Affairs and Defence (12 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: Answer the question.

Orders of the Day: Foreign Affairs and Defence (12 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: Will the Foreign Secretary give way?

Orders of the Day: Foreign Affairs and Defence (12 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: Will the Foreign Secretary give way?

Orders of the Day: Foreign Affairs and Defence (12 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: Will the Foreign Secretary give way?

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Educational Standards (12 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to raise standards in primary schools.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Paramilitary Groups (14 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: If he will make a statement on the security situation in Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Paramilitary Groups (14 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: The recent monitoring commission report said that individuals and communities have suffered a lot as a result of paramilitarism. What do the Government propose to do to help those individuals and communities to rebuild themselves and their society?

Topical Debate: Immigration (15 Nov 2007)

Shailesh Vara: I wish to draw the Minister's attention back to a point that he made just before the intervention of my hon. Friend the Member for Buckingham (John Bercow). He said that extra funding had been allowed for the police to compensate for migrants moving into areas. Will the Minister undertake to ensure that the figures used for taking such account of areas are up to date? In my county of...


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