Lord Hayhoe: asked the Chairman of Committees: How many laptop computers have been reported lost or stolen within the Palace of Westminster in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress is being made in implementing the National Health Service information technology strategy; and what are the latest estimates for its completion dates and its costs.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average delay when bail conditions have been met before a prisoner is released from prison; and whether there are any rules governing this matter.
Lord Hayhoe: My Lords, I declare my interest as a former president of Help the Hospices. With that background, it is not surprising that I do not like this Bill. Even accepting, as I do, the good intentions of the noble Lord, Lord Joffe, and many of his supporters, I am nevertheless firmly opposed to this legislation, and I devoutly hope and believe that it will not and should not be enacted. Like others,...
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many palliative care consultants are in post in the National Health Service in England and Wales; and how many vacancies there are currently for such consultants.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Drayson on 1 December (WA 65–6), whether any civilians or non-combatants have been harmed during operations by British military personnel using white phosphorous on Operation TELIC in Iraq.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether British Armed Forces in Iraq have used white phosphorus; if so, on how many occasions; and with what intention.
Lord Hayhoe: My Lords, it appears that the noble Baroness, Lady Murphy, is not with us; I had not realised that. She, too, may be struggling to get here. I am most grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for raising the matter, in which I have previously had particular involvement—although not in recent times. I am also delighted that my old colleague, my noble and learned friend Lord Lyell, has...
Lord Hayhoe: My Lords, can the Minister indicate the current cost of treating people with HIV/AIDS in this country?
Lord Hayhoe: My Lords, in view of the splendid work that is done by children's hospices, has there been an increase in the support that is given to children's hospices from public funds in recent years?
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is a requirement for parole to be granted for the prisoner to admit the offence and to take part in a rehabilitation course; and, if not, how many prisoners have been granted parole without meeting these conditions in the year for which figures are available.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in 2003 in implementing the National Programme for Information Technology in the National Health Service with particular reference to London; and whether any significant setbacks have arisen.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of public sector employees is covered by (a) defined benefit occupational pension schemes; and (b) defined contribution schemes; and what proportion of defined benefit schemes has been closed to new members in the past 12 months for which reliable estimates are available.
Lord Hayhoe: My Lords, will the Minister reassure us about the patients treated in these centres? I accept what she said about the speed of dealing with painful conditions, but operations can sometimes go wrong and one needs the back-up facilities of major hospitals, intensive care and the like if such were to happen. What arrangements are being made to deal with that aspect of the matter?
Lord Hayhoe: My Lords, are any public service pension schemes to be affected in any way by what is being proposed? If not, does that mean that the existing inflation-proofing for public sector schemes will continue and that the 2.5 per cent limit announced will not apply? In other words, will the whole of the public service pension provision be insulated from what is being announced today? Does not that...
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 9 December (WA 14), what proportion of the additional funds intended for hospices has reached front-line services in the latest 12-month period for which figures or estimates are available; and what is the shortfall.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions are taking place with strategic health authorities to determine whether the additional funds intended for hospices are reaching the front line services; and what action is contemplated if shortfalls are established or suspected.
Lord Hayhoe: My Lords, recruitment and retention tend to be the basic determinants when dealing with pay claims. On recruitment, is the statistic correct that I have heard on the radio and read in the press that there are 40 applicants for every job? On retention, what is the wastage—to use a rather emotive term—of people in the Fire Service who are moving out to get better pay elsewhere?
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated liability represented by unfunded public service pensions over each of the next five years.
Lord Hayhoe: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the 31,251 reports of suspected money laundering referred to by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 9 July (HL Deb, col. 558) have been followed by subsequent court prosecutions.