Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, can the noble Baroness say what proportion of those young offenders referred to in the Question have not taken up the opportunities that she has said are on offer? It would help all noble Lords to know to what extent the options are being taken up.
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, what percentage of the 3,000 new cases was due to lack of needle exchange regarding the injection of drugs compared with other causes?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I hope that the noble Lord will accept that I am very happy to support the comments he made in his Statement and the military imperative it describes. I declare an interest as chairman of the National Employer Advisory Board for the reserves of Britain's Armed Forces. How many members of those involved both in the Black Watch and the supporting arms are to be reserves? Are the...
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I support everything to do with open government and the virtue of websites. However, can the noble Lord tell us the cost of the Home Office website and the number of "hits"—I believe that that is the technical term—it has had and how that has grown in comparison with other departments of state over the past couple of years?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, if, as the Minister said, these regulations are regularly scrutinised, can he say how many regulations have not been taken forward as a result of an adverse regulatory impact assessment?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, can the Minister say how many hospices there are in the public sector and how he expects that figure to grow over the next five or 10 years?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I deplore all that is happening and share the opinion of the noble Lord, Lord Monson. What is the number of items—letters and parcels—that have been delayed? When the situation is resolved, how long will it take to return to normal, so that those of us in the wider community can return to the service to which we have become accustomed?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, in order to set this in context, will the noble Lord say how many special advisers there are now compared with when the Government came to power?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, the Minister disputed the figure of £100 billion to which my noble friend Lady Wilcox referred. If he disputes that, will he give us the correct figure?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, the noble Lord asks for a figure—
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, will the noble and learned Lord say what the cost was over each of those three years?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, will the noble Baroness answer the question that my noble friend Lord Elton asked about medical reserves? I declare an interest as chairman of the National Employer Advisory Board for the reserve forces. Perhaps she will encompass in that answer whether or not today's announcement entails further deployment of more reserve medical forces.
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, have any abandoned fields been brought on-stream again as a result of enhanced recovery techniques?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, in the mid-1980s, as a Home Office Minister, I had responsibility for chairing the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council. It was a useful body that brought together the Government, the Fire Brigades Union, the Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers Association and others. As far as I know, it still exists. It was not a particularly easy ride. Nevertheless, it was a useful forum...
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, will the noble Lord explain what the difference is between "real time" television and "near real time" television and how that affects the noble Lord, Lord Faulkner, who spent some time in the South Atlantic?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, it is with a degree of reluctance that I take part in the debate. I have followed closely the history and substance of the various inquiries that have taken place to establish the cause of this tragic accident. Like other noble Lords, I feel desperately sorry for all those who, eight years on, are still affected by the uncertainty engendered by the continuing debate on what really...
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, can the Minister say whether passports are normally sent by registered post, which is traceable? If not, why not?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, if a hospital trust becomes a foundation trust, to what extent will it be relieved of the administrative burden of sending as many returns as are necessary—I know of this from my experience as a former chairman of an NHS trust—to the central element; that is, the department? To what extent will national savings accrue on the administrative side?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, the noble Baroness has said that this subject is a key element of DfID's responsibilities. Can she enumerate briefly what are the other comparable elements of DfID's responsibilities to which she has referred?
Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, can the noble Lord confirm whether the national strategy in this regard proposed for England will be introduced in parallel in the National Health Service in Scotland?