Results 61–80 of 4102 for speaker:Shailesh Vara

Written Answers — Scotland: Departmental Written Questions (21 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Written Questions (21 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700.

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Written Questions (21 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Departmental Data Protection (21 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of the IT systems in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are fully accredited to the Government's security standards.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Departmental Written Questions (21 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700.

Leader of the House: Written Questions (22 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: The Deputy Leader of the House tells us that he wishes to be informed where there are lapses. Perhaps he ought to be aware that, at the end of the 2007-08 parliamentary Session, nearly 500 questions, tabled for more than a month, did not receive a reply at all—not even the usual Prorogation reply. Will he look into these serious lapses and tell us what he proposes to do to ensure that, in...

Business of the House: Members' Payments and Allowances (22 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: May I thank all hon. Members who have contributed to this afternoon's debate—all those who have made interventions, as well as all those Back Benchers who have made speeches? It is not usual when making a winding-up speech to compliment those who have opened the debate, but with your permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I will make an exception to that because both opening speeches were...

Business of the House: Members' Payments and Allowances (22 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: I agree with my hon. Friend, and the issue will certainly become clearer as the procedures are put in place. I should also say that the vast majority of Members claim their expenses properly and legitimately; we are where we are because of a tiny minority. It is important for the public to recognise that we have a duty to our constituents and the country, and that we claim money to allow us...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Written Questions (22 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Leader of the House on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in her Office used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Departmental Data Protection (22 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of contractors and suppliers to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has reported compliance with the Government's security standards following publication of the report, Data Handling Procedures in Government, and the accompanying document, Cross-departmental Actions: Mandatory Minimum Action, on 25...

Written Answers — Justice: Written Questions (22 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700 in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Insurance: Fraud (22 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) national insurance (NI) numbers in use, (b) unused NI numbers and (c) fake or fraudulently obtained NI numbers in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Departmental Written Questions (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700.

Written Answers — International Development: Departmental Written Questions (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Data Protection (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; for which contracts this applies; in which countries the data for each contract is held; and how many people have their data stored overseas in the case of each such contract.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Data Protection (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department appointed a senior information risk owner in accordance with the report, Data Handling Procedures in Government and the accompanying document Cross-departmental Actions: Mandatory Minimum Action; and what grade the person holds within the Department.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Data Protection (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the IT systems in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are fully accredited to the Government's security standards.

Written Answers — Duchy of Lancaster: Departmental Data Protection (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when his Department appointed a senior information risk owner in accordance with the report, Data Handling Procedures in Government and the accompanying document Cross-departmental Actions: Mandatory Minimum Action; and what grade the person holds within the Department.

Written Answers — Justice: Departmental Data Protection (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of contractors and suppliers to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have reported that they are compliant with the Government's security standards following publication of the report, Data Handling Procedures in Government, and the accompanying document, Cross-departmental Actions: Mandatory Minimum Action, on 25 June 2008.

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Overseas Trade (26 Jan 2009)

Shailesh Vara: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between the UK and (a) India, ( b) China, (c) Russia, (d) Brazil, (e) EU member states and (f) the USA was in each of the last 10 years.


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