Written answers
Tuesday, 30 June 2009

  • Olympics
    • Olympic Games 2012: Facilities
      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympic tennis events at Wimbledon.
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Carbon Emissions: Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many grant applications for funding were received by the Low Carbon Buildings programme in respect of projects in (a) schools,...
    • Carbon Emissions: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent under each budget heading on its consultation on the term carbon neutral; and how many civil servants...
    • Departmental Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1115W, on departmental billing, how much his Department's...
    • Departmental Data Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many breaches of information security there have been at his Department since its creation.
    • Departmental Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by...
    • Departmental Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department's estate and (ii) by his Department's agencies in each year from...
    • Departmental Work Experience
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid graduate internships his Department has awarded in each of the last six months.
    • Electric Cables
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of placing underground (a) new and (b) existing electricity...
    • Energy Supply
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he and other Ministers in his Department have had with (a) Ofgem, (b) energy suppliers and (c) energy consumer groups...
    • Energy: Consumers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between consumer awareness of energy...
    • Entec UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each contract his Department has with Entec UK environmental consultants.
    • Mike Anderson
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what position Mike Anderson holds within his Department.
    • Nuclear Power Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable he has set for the confirmation of planning permissions for the next generation of nuclear power stations.
    • Radioactive Fallout: Exemptions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will allocate funds to pay the subsistence and accommodation expenses of the expert stakeholders invited to attend the workshop...
    • Warm Front Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average waiting time between successful application to the Warm Front scheme and the installation of the efficiency measures...
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Digital Broadcasting: Derbyshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been allocated for broadcasting in West Derbyshire to implement proposals contained in the Digital Britain White Paper.
    • National Lottery: Merseyside
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of Lottery funding has been allocated to organisations in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby in each of the last five...
  • Northern Ireland
    • Departmental Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1411W, on departmental billing, how much his Department's non-departmental...
    • Departmental Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department's estate.
    • Departmental Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on the maintenance of his Departmental website in each year since 2007.
    • Departmental Recruitment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether it is his policy to seek to increase the number of Catholic staff in his Department.
    • Departmental Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
    • Northern Ireland Act 2009
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many letters his Department received (a) in favour and (b) against the Northern Ireland Bill of Session 2008-09 before its enactment.
    • Parades
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Parades Commission on parades to take place on 12 July 2009.
  • Work and Pensions
    • Business: Government Assistance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to her Department's press notice of 6 April 2009, on recruitment and training subsidies, how many businesses have received a...
    • Carers Benefits: Pensioners (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people of pensionable age who are eligible for carers allowance but disqualified because of the...
    • Departmental Data Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many breaches of information security there have been at (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in the last five years.
    • Departmental Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by her Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
    • EC Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which her Department is...
    • Electronic Government: Operating Costs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much Directgov has cost in each year since its inception.
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what funding she has allocated for the implementation of progression to work pathfinders; (2) from what source funding for the...
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many firms her Department has made payments to under the employers' golden hello scheme since the scheme's inception; and how many...
    • Employment Schemes: Greater Manchester
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of people aged (a) over 50 years and (b) between 18 and 25 years in employment in...
    • Employment Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to Jobcentre Plus staff on referrals to (a) the newly unemployed (non-professional) support delivered...
    • Jobcentre Plus: Complaints
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints regarding Jobcentre Plus have been received in each month of the last two years.
    • Jobcentre Plus: Manpower
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal advisers have been working in each Jobcentre Plus district in each month of the last two years.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the expected additional on-flows onto jobseeker's allowance owing to the (a) introduction of the...
    • Local Employment Partnerships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each age group have been placed in employment through the Local Employment Partnership scheme in the last six months.
    • New Deal for Young People: Suffolk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Suffolk registered for the New Deal for Young People in the last 12 months.
    • Poverty: Merseyside
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby constituency were in relative poverty in each of the last five years.
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit offices were in operation in each year since 1998; and how many offices scheduled for closure in each such year had the...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Environment Agency: Manpower
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and...
    • Forests
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the policy of the Forestry Commission England is on the re-creation of (a) lowland heathland and (b) other open...
    • Forests
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the area of plantation forest in the public forest estate which could be restored to (a)...
    • Forests
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has of the area of (a) lowland heathland and (b) blanket bog which (i) Forestry Commission England and...
  • Wales
    • Departmental Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department has submitted a bid for efficiency savings to be used for pay improvements in 2009 pay offers.
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether any full-time equivalent members of staff in his Department are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Debts
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Government plan to introduce a (a) debt arrangement scheme and (b) low income low assets bankruptcy scheme.
    • Internet: Iran
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will restrict or prohibit the supply to Iran by UK companies of technologies capable of use to monitor, inspect...
    • Jordan: Overseas Trade
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage trade between Jordan and the UK.
    • Jordan: Overseas Trade
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much trade there was between Jordan and the UK in the last five years.
    • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1446W, on motor industry: government assistance,...
    • Regulatory Policy Committee
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what date he has set for the appointment of members to his Department's proposed regulatory policy committee; and if...
    • Regulatory Policy Committee
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the (a) establishment and (b) operation of his...
    • Science: Education
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department and its predecessors have (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned in the last three years...
    • Setanta
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on (a) the placing into administration of Setanta and (b) the future financial...
    • Students: Loans
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the student loan book has been sold under the provisions of the Sale of Student Loans Act 2008.
    • UK Trade and Investment: Offices
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have been based in each UKTI office in (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c)...
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he received the latest Theatre Capability Review for Afghanistan; and what change in the number of troops the review recommended.
    • Armed Forces: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many patients have received treatment under his Department's contract with the Priory Group in each year of its operation; and what the cost of the...
    • Armed Forces: Mental Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what progress his Department has made on arrangements to meet the mental health needs of veterans; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many...
    • Departmental Information and Communications Technology
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the amount to be paid by his Department to the company awarded the contract to deliver increment 3a of the Defence...
    • Departmental Information and Communications Technology
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on the redundancy costs of ATLAS staff working on the Defence Information Infrastructure programme to date.
    • Economic and Monetary Union
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.
    • Equipment: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the acquisition of rights over design information and assured access to relevant design knowledge in respect of procurement of (a)...
    • Pakistan: Military Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military personnel are deployed in Pakistan; and what duties they are undertaking.
    • Type 45 Destroyers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the launch of the Type 45 destroyer has been delayed; and if he will make a statement.
    • Veterans Forum
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the Veterans Forum has met in each year since its establishment; and which Ministers and officials from (a) the Government and (b) the...
  • Transport
    • A419 (1 annotation)
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Highways Agency on required improvements to the A419 between Nettleton Bottom and Brockworth,...
    • Bus Lanes: Essex
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received on funding for the construction of bus lanes in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point.
    • Buses: Concessions
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of free bus travel for the elderly; and if he will make a statement.
    • Channel Tunnel Railway Line
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent progress has been made towards the introduction of a direct high-speed rail service between London and Amsterdam.
    • Crossrail Line: Contracts (1 annotation)
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which Crossrail contracts awarded for (a) the Crossrail Programme Partner, (b) the Crossrail Delivery Partner, (c) the DfT Programme...
    • Cycling: Schools
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport in how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools there is a cycling safety programme which has been approved by his Department.
    • Cycling: Schools
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many local authorities were funding a cycling safety programme in schools on the latest date for which figures are available.
    • Cycling: Schools
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what core criteria his Department approves school cycling safety programmes; and what account is taken of the inclusion of training in...
    • Cycling: Schools
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions the Secretary of State has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (b) the...
    • Departmental Manpower
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, column 200W, on departmental manpower, what recent forecast his Department has...
    • Departmental Manpower
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of (a) white and (b) non-white staff received the highest performance marking in the core business units of (i) the...
    • Departmental Manpower
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of (a) white and (b) non-white staff received the highest performance mark in his Department's 2008-09 reporting round.
    • Departmental Pay
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which of his Department's (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies have submitted bids for efficiency savings to be used for...
    • Fuels: EU Law
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, columns 427-8W, on diesel fuel: EU action, what information his Department holds...
    • Highways Agency
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and...
    • Ports: British Overseas Territories
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps have been taken to strengthen security at seaports in British Overseas Territories.
    • Railway Stations: Disabled
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of mainline railway stations in London that do not have full step-free access.
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what requirement for train carriages to have windows able to be opened by passengers his Department specified in franchise agreements.
    • Railways: Hearing Impaired
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) holders of rail franchises and (b) other transport operators on the provisions they make for...
    • Railways: Maintenance
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many rail services of each train operating company were (a) planned to run, (b) cancelled and (c) not in planned preventative...
    • Railways: West Midlands
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much has been spent to increase rail capacity in the West Midlands since 2005.
    • Road Traffic
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many representations his Department has received on traffic congestion in town centres in each of the last five years; and if he will...
    • Road Traffic
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the distance travelled on (a) Highways Agency roads and (b) other roads by foreign-registered light vehicles...
    • Roads: Construction
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent research his Department has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned on the environmental impact of new road building; and what...
    • Transport: Essex
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations he has received on the allocation of funding for the construction of (a) bicycle paths and lanes and (b) footpaths in...
  • Cabinet Office
    • Breast Cancer: Males
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many adult males have been diagnosed with breast cancer in England in each year from 2005.
    • Central Office of Information: Expenditure
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan) on 12 November 2008, Official Report, column 759, on public...
    • Central Office of Information: Security
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many breaches of security at the Central Office of Information have occurred in the last five years; and what procedures that agency follows when a...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance: South Yorkshire (1 annotation)
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average length of time was for which jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants resident in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster received JSA in each of...
    • Regional Planning and Development: South East
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations her Department has received on the consultation process on the South East England Regional Spatial Strategy. [R]
    • Unemployment: Merseyside
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average unemployment rate among the working age population in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby was in each of the last five years. [R]
  • Home Department
    • Community Policing: Enfield
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of neighbourhood policing schemes in (a) the London Borough of Enfield and (b)...
    • Crimes of Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidents of (a) attempted murder, (b) wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and (c) wounding or inflicting...
    • Departmental Consultants (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on consultancy contracts in 2008-09.
    • DNA: Databases
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions a person has been arrested but not charged with an offence following their being suspected of a crime as the result of...
    • Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many telephone interviews with visa applicants from (a) Pakistan and (b) Afghanistan have been conducted by entry clearance officers in...
    • Forced Marriages: Victim Support Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what support services his Department funds in each local authority area for victims of forced marriage; and if he will make a...
    • Forensic Science Service: Chorley
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the decision was made on the proposed closure of the Forensic Science Services Chorley laboratory.
    • Hillsborough Stadium: Disclosure of Information
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress his Department has made in identifying files and documents it holds relating to the Hillsborough disaster that can be released.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 27 November 2008 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Mohsin Zafar.
    • Overseas Students: Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of immigration offences related to the student visa system in the last 12 months.
    • Passports
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for passports were found to be supported by birth certificates which claimed to but did not relate to the applicant in...
    • Police: Lancashire
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers (PCSO's) were assigned to duties in each parliamentary constituency...
    • Police: Voluntary Work
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the number of police volunteers in Greater London.
    • Road Traffic Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make (a) the filming of and (b) the subsequent online publication of video recordings of...
    • Serious and Organised Crime Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 197W, on the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, what estimate he has made...
  • Justice
    • Ashwell Prison
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers are employed at HM Prison (HMP) Ashwell; and whether any prison officers at HMP Ashwell have been relocated to other prisons...
    • Damages Act 1996
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will ensure the discount rate for future loss under the Damages Act 1996 reflects the real rate of return for index-linked government stock and...
    • Domestic Violence: National Offender Management Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what programmes to tackle domestic violence are being developed within the National Offender Management Service.
    • Ernst and Young
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria were used to determine when to commission Ernst and Young to conduct economic research as part of the Legal Services Commission's review of...
    • Judicial Appointments for England and Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Judicial Appointments Commission staff at each civil service grade were on secondment from his Department and its predecessor in each of the...
    • Judicial Appointments for England and Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last discussed the criteria for judicial appointments with the chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission.
    • Judicial Appointments for England and Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for the position of recorder the Judicial Appointments Commission has received in each of the last three years.
    • Judicial Appointments for England and Wales: Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Judicial Appointments Commission has spent on external consultants in each of the last three years.
    • Judicial Appointments for England and Wales: Manpower
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff the Judicial Appointments Commission employs.
    • Legal Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to undertake a full impact assessment before implementing reforms relating to (a) family law legal aid and (b) legal aid...
    • Legal Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population who will be eligible for legally-aided representation in the Crown Court once...
    • Mentally Disturbed Offenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been transferred from prison to a secure mental health unit in each of the last five years.
    • National Offender Management Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff with a (a) prison and (b) probation background are employed in the Department of Violence, Extremism and Psychopathy within the National...
    • National Offender Management Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people working at the National Offender Management Service Head Office have a background in (a) a probation service and (b) a prison service.
    • Offences against Children: Prosecutions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions for offences relating to child abuse there have been in each local authority area since 1997.
    • Pleural Plaques
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the medical reports the Government has requested from the (a) Chief Medical Officer and (b) Industrial Injuries Advisory Council as...
    • Prisons: Drug Abuse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department has issued on drug abuse and treatment for drug abuse in prisons; and whether he plans to revise that guidance.
    • Prison Sentences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hazel Grove of 16 June 2009, Official Report, columns 256-64W, on prison sentences, how many of the 14...
    • Prison Service: Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff with a background in (a) the Prison Service and (b) the Probation Service are employed in the Offender Management Group of the National...
    • Prisoners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times in each prison in England and Wales (a) police have been called in to the prison and (b) arrests have been made in the prison following...
    • Prisoners: Foreigners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection have been released upon the expiry of their tariff in each of...
    • Prisoners: Personal Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Harborough (Mr. Garnier) of 8 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1526-28W, on...
    • Prisons: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what training prison staff receive in (a) offender management, (b) parole assessment and (c) risk assessment.
    • Prisons: Mental Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many psychologists were employed by (a) HM Prison Service in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2004 and (b) the National Offender Management Service in 2008.
    • Prisons: Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who the members are of the Programme Support Audit Group within the Interventions and Substance Misuse Group of the National Offender Management Service;...
    • Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the principal duties are of probation staff seconded to work in jails in England and Wales.
    • Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many probation staff who have been seconded to prisons in England and Wales have had those secondments cancelled.
    • Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many serious offences in each category of offence were committed by offenders on court-order probation supervision in each of the last five...
    • Probation: Hampshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of (a) male to female offenders and (b) male to female probation staff in each age range is in the Hampshire probation area.
    • Probation: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to introduce reporting centres for Tier 3 and Tier 4 offenders in Wales.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Israel (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Israel on the expansion of Israeli settlements in Palestine.
    • Israel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on the middle east peace process.
    • EU-Pakistan Summit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome of the most recent EU-Pakistan summit was; and if he will make a statement.
    • European Union
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on prospects for institutional change in the European Union; and if...
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Afghanistan.
    • Bagram Detention Facility
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on recent allegations of prisoner abuse at the US detention facility at...
    • EU Budget
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had in the General Affairs Council on means for reducing the size of the EU budget; and if he...
    • Presidential Election: Ukraine
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Government plan to give to international missions monitoring the conduct of the forthcoming presidential...
    • Pakistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Pakistan.
    • Iran
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on developments in Iran following the recent presidential election; and if he will make a statement.
    • Iran
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of developments in Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.
    • Colombia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effects on levels of poverty and social inequality in Colombia of the implementation...
    • Colombia: Military Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department began to keep for monitoring purposes a record of Colombian security force personnel who have received UK...
    • Departmental Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced...
    • Embassies: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what targets have been set in relation to the time taken by British High Commissions to reply to correspondence from hon....
    • Embassies: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what targets are set in relation to the time taken by British consulates to reply to correspondence from hon. Members.
    • International Atomic Energy Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the merits of increasing the UK donations to the nuclear security fund under the budget of...
    • Iran: Politics and Government (4 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the handling of protests following the recent presidential elections in Iran by the Iranian...
    • Iran: Politics and Government
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Iran on the conduct of the Presidential election; and if he will make...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter dated 9 April 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. S....
    • Nuclear Weapons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to support a nuclear weapons convention as a means to the elimination of nuclear weapons.
    • Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of UK-Saudi Arabia relations; and if he will make a statement.
    • Somalia: Piracy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of trends in the level of threat to shipping from pirates off Somalia in the last 12 months; and if...
  • Women and Equality
    • Pensions
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what representations she has received on levels of (a) pensions and (b) other forms of support to (i) Gurkha service personnel and (ii) UK-recruited...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Community Relations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Government's Respect agenda on implementation of the Government's...
    • Council Tax
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 24 October 2006, Official Report, column 1794W, on council tax, how many dwellings have value...
    • Council Tax: Appeals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information is provided to the public by his Department on procedures for challenging council tax banding of their properties.
    • Council Tax: Valuation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the next revaluation for council tax purposes will take place.
    • Council Tax: Valuation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dwellings in England were moved into a higher council tax band as a result of a revaluation of the property when the...
    • Council Tax: Valuation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Valuation Office Agency's new Geographical Information System will be used to assist with council tax valuations and...
    • Council Tax: Valuation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 298W, on council tax:...
    • Departmental Lost Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years.
    • Departmental Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) sections of his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible have...
    • Departmental Public Consultation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultations have been carried out by his Department since July 2007.
    • Emergency Services: Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 834W, on overseas aid: emergency services, what assessment...
    • eQuality Networks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding (a) his Department, (b) each of its executive agencies and (c) the Audit Commission has provided to eQuality...
    • Equity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the level of negative equity in the housing market in each region.
    • Green Belt
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been given to regional planning bodies on the production of environmental impact assessments for proposals in...
    • Green Belt: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to protect (a) the green belt and (b) open green spaces in Dorset.
    • Homes and Communities Agency: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the administration costs of the Homes and Communities Agency and each of its predecessor bodies under each budget...
    • Homes and Communities Agency: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the administration costs of the predecessors of the Homes and Communities Agency were as a percentage of (a) income and...
    • Housing: Low Incomes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many affordable homes have been built in Tamworth constituency since 2005; (2) how many social rented homes have been...
    • Housing: Low Incomes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties had been sold under the HomeBuy Direct Scheme in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster at the latest date for...
    • Housing: Low Incomes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many completed Social Homebuy transactions there have been in each local authority area in each year since the scheme's...
    • Local Authority Challenge Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria apply to local authorities for them to be eligible for assistance under the Local Authority Challenge Fund.
    • Local Government
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the implications for the use of wellbeing powers by local councils of the ruling of the Court of...
    • Local Government Finance: East Midlands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Specified Capital Grant has been provided to each local authority in the East Midlands in each year since 2001; what bids...
    • Local Government Finance: ICT
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that the information contained in local spending reports is published in a format suitable for (a)...
    • Local Government Services: Complaints
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to collect figures for the number of complaints received by local authorities on the standards of...
    • Local Government: Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the level of (a) employee and (b) employer contribution to the Local Government Pension Scheme, as a percentage of the...
    • Markets
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the role of street markets in local economies.
    • National Skills Academies: Thurrock
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the establishment of the...
    • Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the effect on biodiversity of the implementation of the provisions of section 40 of the...
    • Non-Domestic Rates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much is expected to be raised in gross revenue from business rates in (a) England and (b) each local billing authority in...
    • Non-Domestic Rates: Essex
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many businesses in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point receive small business rate relief; (2) what estimate he has made...
    • Ordnance Survey: Public Relations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Ordnance Survey spent on external public relations in each of the last three years; and how much it will pay (a) 3...
    • Recreation Spaces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 517W, on recreation spaces, whether his Department's green...
    • Regional Planning and Development: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what strategic environmental assessments were produced for (a) the East of England Regional Spatial Strategy and (b) the South...
    • Regional Planning and Development: South East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the South East Regional Spatial Strategy will next be reviewed.
    • Right to Buy Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what purposes revenue collected from Right to Buy receipts in each of the last three years has been allocated.
    • Social Rented Housing: Essex
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many representations his Department has received from (a) individuals and (b) social housing tenants in (i) Essex and (ii)...
    • Social Rented Housing: Islington
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties he expects to be (a) completed and (b) purchased for social rent in the London Borough of Islington in (i)...
    • Social Rented Housing: Tamworth
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authority and (b) housing association homes in Tamworth met the decent homes standard in each of the last...
    • Stop Notices: Travelling People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued on whether stop notices can be used against temporary dwellings erected by Travellers...
    • Temporary Accommodation: Cleveland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were living in temporary accommodation in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency at the latest...
    • Urban Areas
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has evaluated on the social effects on local areas of prosperous town centres.
  • Treasury
    • Council Tax: Valuation Office Agency
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to implement the recommendation of the Valuation Office Agency's (VOA) recent framework review of a statutory information gateway between...
    • Departmental Buildings
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) rules and (b) procedures apply to (i) the sale by Departments of property they own and (ii) the allocation of any proceeds from the sale.
    • Departmental Plants
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on pot plants in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
    • Departmental Research
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between the enforcement of fiscal rules and levels of public debt.
    • Equitable Life Assurance Society
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with (a) Equitable Life pensioners, (b) representatives of the company, (c) the Parliamentary Ombudsman and (d)...
    • Financial Services Compensation Scheme
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which organisations have received funding from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme; and how much each has received; (2) which organisations...
    • Individual Savings Accounts: Merseyside
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of residents of (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby who have individual savings accounts.
    • Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander (67 annotations)
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will establish an inquiry into the events leading to and following the failure of Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander (Isle of Man); and if he will make...
    • Loans: Government
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the conditions necessary for the lowering of borrowing costs; and what steps his Department is...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Child Benefit Office in Washington plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West of 29 April and 10 June 2009 on his...
    • Non-Domestic Rates
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on small and medium-sized businesses of the ending of transitional relief for business rates from April 2009 under...
    • Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 October 2008, Official Report, column 888W, on non-domestic rates: valuation,...
    • Operational Efficiency Programme Review
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role the Shareholder Executive has in the Operational Efficiency Programme review of (a) the Met Office and (b) other trading funds; and whether (i)...
    • Pensions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what projections for UK pensioner income from funded pensions and savings underlie the projections for pension credit expenditure in Table 4.1 on page...
    • Revenue and Customs: ICT
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 444W, on HM Revenue and Customs: closures, what the cost is of the improvements to HM...
    • Seaton Delaval Hall
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what response time has been agreed between the District Valuer and HM Revenue and Customs to assess the value of the Seaton Delaval Hall estate for the...
    • Tax: Revenues
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of public debt interest as a percentage of tax revenue in each of the next five years.
    • Taxation: Domicile
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons his Department does not hold information on the number of claims for non-domiciled status for tax purposes which have been (a) granted and...
    • Taxation: Gaming Machines
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was collected in amusement machine licence duty in respect of each category of amusement machine in each year since its inception.
    • Taxation: Pensioners
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of income tax relief on pension contributions which will accrue to (a) 45 per cent. taxpayers and (b) 40...
    • Taxation: Rebates
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, columns 982-83W, on taxation: rebates, what the longest time taken by HM Revenue and Customs to...
    • Valuation Office
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1049-50W, on the Valuation Office, if he will place in the...
    • Valuation Office Agency: Pay
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any performance-related incentives are available to staff of the Valuation Office Agency.
  • Health
    • Abortion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of legal abortions carried out on women aged under 18 years in the latest period for which figures are available.
    • Alcohol and Drug Misuse: Elderly
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged over 65 years old resident in each local authority area were treated for (a) alcohol-related and (b) drug-related health problems...
    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related conditions for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13, (iii) 14 to...
    • Carer's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the level of the carer's allowance will next be reviewed.
    • Drugs: Rehabilitation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) people, (b) under 18 year-olds, (c) under 16 year-olds and (d) under 12 year-olds were given repeat drug rehabilitation treatment for...
    • Drugs: Rehabilitation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the reasons are for the 9 per cent. reduction in the pooled treatment budget for Milton Keynes from the National Treatment Agency in 2009-10;...
    • Elderly: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his Department's prevention package for older people; and if he will make a statement.
    • Fluoridation (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many letters his Department received requesting fluoridation of the public water supply in each year since 2000.
    • Fluoridation: North West (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of the North West Fluoridation Evaluation Group set up by the North West Strategic Health Authority have expressed public opposition to...
    • Fluoridation: North West (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated capital cost is of implementing the fluoridation of public drinking water in the North West.
    • Fractures: Elderly
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 623W, on fractures: elderly, to which independent inspectorates primary care trusts have...
    • Health Services: Islington
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of expenditure on (a) primary care and (b) hospital care in the London Borough of Islington in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) each of...
    • Hospitals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records his Department holds on the average period between the arrival at (a) Papworth Hospital, (b) Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, (c) Basildon...
    • Local Investment Finance Trust Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of changes to international financial reporting standards on (a) capital accounting in relation to and (b)...
    • Malaria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the expenditure incurred by the NHS on the treatment of malaria in each of the last five years.
    • Malnutrition
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the (a) extent and (b) incidence of malnutrition in England.
    • NHS Business Services Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many full-time equivalent employees are employed by the NHS Business Services Authority in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne; (2) what his policy...
    • NHS Innovation Expo
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he expects the NHS Innovation Expo event to cost; and from the budgets of which NHS organisations funds will be drawn for that event.
    • NHS Innovation Expo
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people he expects to attend the NHS Innovation Expo event.
    • NHS: Death Rates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 628W, on NHS: death rates, how many alerts the Healthcare Commission received in respect...
    • NHS: Religious Practice
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the NHS budget has been spent on (a) (i) chaplaincy and (ii) other religious services for each faith and (b) other similar non-faith services.
    • NHS: Stress
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether provision is made within the NHS for staff training in meditation techniques.
    • Nutrition
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the Nutrition Delivery Action Plan Delivery Board's report.
    • Obesity: Medical Treatments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people of each age under the age of 18 years were prescribed medicine on the NHS to help them lose weight in each of the last three years; and...
    • Obesity: Surgery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each age category under the age of 18 years underwent surgery for obesity in each of the last three years; and what surgical treatments...
    • Respite Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve co-operation between primary care trusts and local authorities in planning, commissioning and funding short break services.
  • International Development
    • Departmental Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, column 757W, on departmental billing, how much his Department's...
    • Departmental Drinking Water
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on water coolers in each of the last six months.
    • Departmental Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of its website in each year since 2007.
    • Departmental Manpower
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people from ethnic minority backgrounds his Department employs.
    • Departmental Press Releases
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many press releases his Department has issued in the last 12 years.
    • Departmental Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on health and safety training in each of the last two years.
    • International Women's Day
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on promoting International Women's Day 2009.
    • Investing for Development
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking in response to the recommendations of the Eighteenth Report of the Committee of Public Accounts, Session...
    • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent clearing mines from Iraq since 2001.
    • Overseas Aid: Emergency Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 834W, on overseas aid: emergency services, what estimate he has...
    • Overseas Aid: Emergency Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 834W, on overseas aid: emergency services, what plans there are for...
    • Overseas Aid: Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken in respect of aid and assistance to those working in the rubber trade in Indonesia.
    • Sri Lanka
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) financial and (b) technical assistance the Government plans to provide to Sri Lanka for de-mining the former conflict...
    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Malaria
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on the provision of mosquito nets in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Sudan: Elections
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has allocated to support elections in Sudan; and how such funding will be disbursed.
    • United Nations: Females
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 1W, on United Nations: females, what proposals his Department has put...
  • Children, Schools and Families
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the minimum (a) number of hours a week for an apprenticeship and (b) number of guided learning hours for an apprenticeship...
    • Child Workforce Development Council
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated to the Children's Workforce Development Council in each year since its creation.
    • Children in Care: Essex
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were in care in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.
    • Children in Care: Missing Persons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children of each (a) sex, (b) age group and (c) ethnic group were reported missing from local authority care in the...
    • Children: Databases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to ensure that computers infected with malware are prevented from gaining access to the ContactPoint database.
    • Children's Centres: Tamworth
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children's centres there are in Tamworth constituency; and what assessment he has made of the adequacy of such provision...
    • Demos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) private meetings and (b) public engagements Ministers in his Department have attended at which representatives from the...
    • Departmental Carbon Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport used for administrative...
    • Departmental Carbon Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from air travel by staff in his Department in (a)...
    • Departmental Data Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many breaches of information security there have been at his Department and its predecessor in the last five years.
    • Departmental Press
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in his Department; and at what cost...
    • EC Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his...
    • European Union: Primary Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information about the EU his Department provides to primary schools for teaching purposes.
    • Further Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of year 11 pupils (a) entitled to and (b) not entitled to free school meals who achieved at least...
    • Outdoor Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what funding his Department has given to the Learning Outside the Classroom programme in each of the last three years; and...
    • Pupil Exclusions: Disadvantaged
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in each region who were subject to (a) permanent and (b) fixed-term exclusion from...
    • Pupils: Disadvantaged
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible to receive free school meals were not entered for a modern foreign language GCSE...
    • Pupils: Disadvantaged and Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what percentage of pupils in (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) grammar schools were eligible for free school meals...
    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average expenditure per school pupil in Plymouth was in each year since 1989.
    • Schools: Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of the spending on education identified on page 173 of his Department's Annual Report 2009, Cm 7595, is...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils with special educational needs are home schooled in each local authority area, broken down...
    • Sure Start Programme: Enfield
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on each Sure Start centre in (a) the London Borough of Enfield and (b) Enfield North...
    • Sure Start Programme: Lancashire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent from the public purse on each Sure Start centre in each parliamentary constituency in the Lancashire...
    • Teachers: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 284W, on teachers: training, what recent discussions he has had...
    • Young People: Carers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the number of young carers in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire.
  • House of Lords
    • Agriculture: Bluetongue
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ban the importation of cattle and livestock from areas in Europe affected by bluetongue.
    • Alcohol
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recommendation on alcohol abuse among young Londoners Too Much Too Young?; and whether they have in place other measures to reduce...
    • Broadcasting: Analogue Radios
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of analogue radios in use (a) in private homes, (b) in cars, (c) in vans, and (d) elsewhere.
    • Broadcasting: Analogue Radios
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how any decision to end analogue radio broadcasting will affect private broadcasters.
    • Burma
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of evidence presented to them of alleged abuses of human rights, crimes against humanity and genocidal acts committed by the Burmese...
    • Chagos Islanders (1 annotation)
      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the European Court of Human Rights' suggestion that there should be an out-of-court settlement concerning the future of the Chagos...
    • Cyprus: Property
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance with human rights norms of Greek Cypriots being able to litigate through the European Court of Justice in respect...
    • Cyprus: Property
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Greek President of the European Court of Justice in taking an active role in the Apostolides v Orams case and in...
    • Equality and Human Rights Commission
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 24 April (WA 419), 4 June (WA 105) and 17 June (WA 209), who is responsible for conducting an...
    • Euro (1 annotation)
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the remarks by the Lord President (Lord Mandelson) promoting the adoption of the euro by the United Kingdom represented Government policy; and, if so,...
    • Fishing: Netting Restrictions
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that United Kingdom fishermen use fishing nets adapted to reduce discards, as suggested by the Centre for Environment,...
    • Gambia
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Gambia on behalf of the jailed British couple, David and Fiona Fulton; whether they have information...
    • Guantanamo Bay
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the two former British residents held at Guantanamo Bay; how long they have been held; and what action they will take to secure their release.
    • Housing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were on local authority waiting lists for housing in each of the past 10 years.
    • Housing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the household growth figures were in each of the past 10 years.
    • Human Rights
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what countries they monitor for potential human rights abuses.
    • India: Orissa
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are discussing with the Government of India the future resettlement for Christians in Orissa and nearby who are living in camps.
    • Justice: Foreign and International Courts
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made concerning their amicus brief on behalf of the British citizen Linda Carty, who is facing a death sentence in Texas.
    • New Forest: Animals
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many riding horses have been kept in the New Forest in the past 10 years; and how many ponies, cattle and sheep grazed in that area over the same period.
    • North Korea
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made about the cargo, movements and destination of the North Korean vessel, the Kang Nam; and whether the sale of arms by North Korea to...
    • Northern Ireland Office: Hire Cars
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 9 June (WA 144—45) concerning the cost of hire cars for staff of the Northern Ireland Office,...
    • Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 15 June (WA 183—84) concerning the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, on what basis...
    • Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 June (WA 202) concerning the funding of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, whether...
    • Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 June (WA 202), what form the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's proposal to access...
    • Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in any recent discussions between the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, the commission was informed of the view...
    • Piracy
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number, origins and conditions of detention of persons held at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti and on United States ships in the...
    • Police: Northern Ireland
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of the full-time reserve of the Police Service for Northern Ireland.
    • Police: Northern Ireland
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reorganise the staffing and location of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in County Tyrone.
    • Prisoners: Hunger Strike
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they issue regarding forced resuscitation of prisoners on hunger strike in prisons, special hospitals and other hospitals.
    • Railways: High-speed Line
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what submissions they have received in relation to the proposal for the High Speed Two rail link; and from how many companies and organisations.
    • Railways: Signalling
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 22 June (WA 260), whether the European Rail Traffic Management System being introduced on the Cambrian Line is...
    • Railways: Ticketing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the Ticketing and Settlement Agreement affects the ability of train operators to make flexible offers during the present...
    • Regional Spatial Strategies
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for publishing the Regional Spatial Strategies for all regions of England.
    • Sir Alan Sugar
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much National Savings & Investments has spent on advertising and promotional campaigns featuring Sir Alan Sugar.
    • Sir Alan Sugar
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue using Sir Alan Sugar in promotional campaigns for National Savings & Investments.
    • St Andrews Agreement
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 June (WA 205—6) concerning the St Andrews agreement of 2006, whether the agreement has...
    • Sufi Muslim Council
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) each of its agencies, and (c) non-departmental public bodies, have given to the Sufi Muslim Council,...