Written answers

Friday, 14 May 2004

  • International Development

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 28 April 2004, Official Report, columns 1068–69W, on China (coercive population control), how and by...

    • Development Aid (Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total amount of UK development aid to African countries has been since 1992.

      HIPC Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when the countries which have reached decision point in the highly indebted poor countries initiative will receive their irrevocable...

      Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent report on UK mine action funding policy.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what actions his Department is taking to work with the UN World Food Programme and other non-governmental organisations to assist...

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of how the World Bank's Extractive Industries Review will influence future policy-making, with particular...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which locations UK military forces have been deployed in Afghanistan in the past six weeks; for what reason in each case; whether the deployed forces...

    • Defence Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the size is of the backlog of members of the Defence Fire Service, RAF fire-fighters and contractors' personnel from military sites for their...

      Defence Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on his Department's consideration of the option to transfer Defence Fire Service and related training from Manston to the...

      Defence Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are for the temporary use of the Fire Service College to clear any backlog in refresher training at the Defence Fire Service Central...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on releasing data on the amount of munitions containing depleted uranium used...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British forces were engaged in the siege of Fallujah.

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the deployment of troops in Kosovo.

      Support Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when a decision will be made on the support vehicle contract; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of the (a) crockery, (b) cutlery and (c) glassware procured by his Department over the last five years is of British manufacture.

    • Late Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many invoices were not paid by the Wales Office within the target of 30 days in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the cost...

      Official Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of official vehicles used by the Wales Office are run on (a) petrol, (b) diesel, (c) liquid petroleum gas and (d) compressed natural gas.

      University Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the average university student debt in Wales was in each year since 1997.

      University Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many students whose home is in Wales were at (a) universities in Wales and (b) universities in England in each year since 1997.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will place in the Library a copy of the Regulatory Impact Assessment accompanying the Conduct Regulations for Employment Agencies.

    • Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received on competition issues in the dairy industry.

      Departmental Publications (Citizens Advice Bureaux)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations the Department has received from citizens advice bureaux about shortages of the Department's leaflets and forms in...

      Departmental Publications (Citizens Advice Bureaux)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the (a) leaflets and (b) forms supplied by the Department to citizens advice bureaux; and how many of each leaflet were...

      Paid Leave (Oldham, West and Royton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many residents of Oldham West and Royton qualify for paid leave entitlements.

      Workers' Rights (South Ribble)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many residents of South Ribble qualify for paid leave entitlements.

  • Home Department

    • Air Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been brought for offences involving air guns in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Air Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on preventing (a) crimes and (b) accidents involving air guns.

      Animal Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to visit Huntingdon Life Sciences in Huntingdon.

      Animal Rights Activists

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department has taken to curb illegal activities of animal rights activists.

      Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many children have been prosecuted for arson in each of the last seven years; (2) how many children have been prosecuted for...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much public funding has been spent on CCTV security cameras in Sittingbourne and Sheppey since 1997.

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much public funding has been spent on CCTV security cameras in Oldham, West and Royton since 1997.

      Child Offenders (Injuries)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on injuries sustained by children in penal institutions, with particular reference to broken...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each civil service grade within his (a) Department and (b) Department's executive agencies, the total number of staff...

      Commission for Racial Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the grant from public funds to the Commission for Racial Equality in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters his Department received from the right hon. and hon. Members in each month (a) between May 1997 and June 2001 and (b) since...

      Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he has taken to encourage business participation in crime and disorder reduction partnerships.

      Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the figures for crime and disorder reduction partnerships were for (a) violence against the person, (b) sex offences, (c) robbery, (d)...

      Criminal Justice Interventions Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have been enrolled in the Criminal Justice Interventions Programme since its inception.

      Cycling Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions were made for riding a cycle (a) without lights during the hours of darkness and (b) on the pavement in the last 12...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce a new penalty category of offences committed by drivers without a licence who maim or kill.

      Euro 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action the Department is taking to work with and assist the Portugese authorities in policing the Euro 2004 football tournament.

      National Criminal Intelligence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received regarding the number of police officers seconded to the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

      Paedophiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 April 2004, Official Report, column 106W, on paedophilia, for what reason the Prison Service does not have a...

      Probation and Prison Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget outturn for (a) the National Probation Service and (b) HM Prison Service was for (i) 2002–03 and 2003–04.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the (a) National Criminal Intelligence Service and (b) National Crime Squad Service Authorities will cease to exist when the Serious...

      Standards of Proof

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had on reducing the standards of proof in trials of terrorist or other serious criminal offences.

      Vehicle Registration Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice he has given to chief constables to enforce the provisions of the Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001 relating to vehicle registration plates.

      Vehicle Registration Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been made in the last 12 months for which figures are available for breaches of provisions of the Vehicles (Crime)...

  • Transport

    • British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officers have been employed by the British Transport Police in each year since 1997.

    • British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British Transport Police officers patrol on board trains after 11 p.m. on (a) weekdays and (b) weekends.

      East Midlands Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what research his Department has conducted into the (a) levels and (b) effects of (i) noise and (ii) air pollution on the residents of (A)...

      East Midlands Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the (a) employees of the airport and (b) the airline companies that use or intend to use this airport with whom Ministers and officials...

      East Midlands Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on the level of use of the Antonov and Boeing 747 400 freighter aircraft at Nottingham East Midlands Airport; and if he...

      Night Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on the (a) expansion and (b) restriction of night flights over rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Shell Haven

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency report on the condition of SS Richard Montgomery, what the (a) timing and (b) frequency will be of...

      Shell Haven

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will undertake further sampling and metallurgical analysis of the hull plates on the SS Richard Montgomery in the Thames.

  • Treasury

    • Army Medal Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implications for the Droitwich Spa office of Customs and Excise of the proposed closure of the Army Medal Office.

    • Childcare Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many spot checks the Inland Revenue has carried out on child care providers to check that the childcare tax credit has been properly used in each...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 1 April 2004, Official Report, column 1677W, on the Gershon Review, when he expects the first reductions in the number of civil...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 1 April, Official Report, column 1677W, on the Gershon Review, when he expects the first reductions in the number of civil...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update the information set out in the Answer of 10th June 2003, Official Report, columns 746–47W, on council tax, to take account of the...

      Operation Gestalt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the assistance being provided by (a) the Government and (b) government agencies to the Metropolitan Police with regard to...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Inland Revenue expects to finalise awards of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit in respect of 2003–04.

      Tax Credits (Blackpool, South)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Blackpool, South have received the child tax credit.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage change in conceptions among girls under (a) 18 and (b) 16 years in Kent is since 2001.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Computers (Wigan)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Wigan have received a computer to assist in seeking employment or retraining.

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new appointments have been made to his Department and its agencies in the last five years; and of these how many were aged (a) 60...

      Employment Training (Wirral, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the provision of employment training in Wirral, South.

      Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations the Government has received from (a) sporting groups and (b) others involved in outdoor pursuits with regard to health...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the average time between a pensioner submitting an application for pension credit and receipt of the first...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to reduce the length of the pension credit application form.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 4 May 2004, Official Report, column 1461W, on pensions, if he will estimate the effects of this reform in...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding will be provided for adult learning in colleges over the next four years.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 29April, Official Report, column 1253W, on broadband, if he will list the schools which (a) have and (b) do not...

      Capital Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Capital Modernisation Fund computer-learning centres have been established in Manchester, Gorton.

      Capital Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Capital Modernisation Fund computer-learning centres have been established in Burnley.

      Capital Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been allocated to Burnley from the Capital Modernisation Fund.

      Capital Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money was allocated to Preston from the Capital Modernisation Fund.

      Capital Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money was allocated to Oldham West and Royton from the Capital Modernisation Fund.

      Capital Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been allocated to Bootle from the Capital Modernisation Fund since its establishment.

      Capital Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been allocated to Manchester, Gorton from the Capital Modernisation Fund.

      Computer Learning Centres (Birkenhead)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many capital modernisation fund computer learning centres have been established in Birkenhead.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on external consultants and advisors in each of the last...

      Education (Heywood and Middleton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Capital Modernisation Fund computer-learning centres have been established in Heywood and Middleton.

      Education (Heywood and Middleton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money was allocated to Heywood and Middleton from the Capital Modernisation Fund.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of introducing the educational maintenance allowance in schools in England.

      Education Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding has been spent on computers for schools in Blackpool South in each of the last seven years.

      Education Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public money has been spent on computers for schools in (a) Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire in the last five years.

      FE Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether it is his policy for per capita funding for 16 to 18 years old students attending further education colleges to be the same as that...

      Headquarters Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 19 April 2004, Official Report, column 41W, how many headquarters staff there were in his Department as at 17 March.

      Headquarters Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 19 April 2004, Official Report, column 41W, on headquarters staff, what information is being provided to staff...

      Headquarters Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 19 April 004, Official Report, column 41W, on headquarters staff, when he expects the first reductions in the...

      Headquarters Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 19 April 2004, Official Report, column 41W, on headquarters staff, what discussions he has had with trade unions...

      Information and Communication Technologies (Preston)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Capital Modernisation Fund computer-learning centres have been established in Preston.

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the 2004–05 budget for Modern Apprenticeships is allocated to large businesses to convert their existing training for...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in the East Riding of Yorkshire played truant from school in each of the last five years.

  • Health

    • Anti-psychotic Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many items of (a) anti-psychotic drugs excluding atypicals and (b) atypical anti-psychotic drugs were prescribed in (i) January to March 2000...

    • Asylum Seekers (Health Screening)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many asylum claimants refused the offer of basic health screening in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to bring forward a bill on clinical negligence; and if he will make a statement; (2) which of the recommendations of the...

      Competent Authorities (EU Accession States)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 April 2004, Official Report, column 1222W, on competent authorities (EU accession states), when he expects to receive from...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will respond to the letter he has received from Mr. C.J. Ray of Ash Vale, Surrey, a constituent.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he is taking to ensure that NHS dentists understand the detail of the new NHS contract.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional funding his Department has made available to support the implementation of the new National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines...

      Fluoride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the availability of routine NHS dental treatment to remove the physical manifestations of dental fluorosis.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of general practitioners (a) work part-time, (b) will retire in three years' time and (c) have indicated that they are...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many rapid access chest pain clinics there are in South Ribble.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many residents in South Ribble aged over 60 years have benefited from the abolition of charges for eye tests; (2) how many senior citizens in...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes there have been to NHS waiting list times in the last seven years for residents of South Ribble.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents in South Ribble awaiting heart surgery have had the option of choosing an alternative hospital for quicker treatment in the last 12 months.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents in West Lancashire aged over 60 years have benefited from the abolition of charges for eye tests.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many senior citizens in Workington constituency have access to free eye tests; (2) how many residents in Workington constituency aged over 60...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) therapists and (b) scientists were located in Workington constituency in each of the last seven years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients in Workington constituency saw an NHS consultant within two weeks in each of the last seven years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents in Workington constituency awaiting heart surgery have had the option of choosing an alternative hospital for quicker treatment in the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the levels of elective admissions to the NHS in Workington constituency in the past five years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much public funding has been spent on heart disease and cancer care in Workington constituency in each of the last five years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much public funding has been spent on health in Workington constituency in each of the last seven years.

      Hip Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to (a) raise public awareness of osteoporosis and (b) reduce the number of avoidable hip fractures.

      Hip Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) number and (b) percentage of patients who suffered a hip fracture died as a consequence of the fracture in (i) 2001–02 and (ii) 2002–03.

      Immigrant Medical Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the publication Instructions to Medical Inspectors was last updated; and if he will place a copy in the Library.

      Immigrant Medical Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who is responsible for making appointments of medical inspectors of immigrants; who employs them; who is responsible for the policy to be operated by...

      NHS (Road Traffic Matters)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many persons employed by or on behalf of the NHS undertake work relating to road traffic matters, including alleged speeding offences of ambulance...

      NHS Beds (Burnley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS beds were available in Burnley in each year since 1997.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage change in sexually transmitted infections among (a) girls and (b) boys under (i) 18 and (ii) 16 years in Kent is since 2001.

      Stoke Mandeville Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the time scale for the signing and implementation of the private finance initiative agreement to rebuild Stoke Mandeville...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Legal Aid (London)

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people (a) applied for and (b) received legal aid in Greater London, broken down by borough, in each of the last...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Grand Prix

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what further consultations with outside interests her Department is holding, in conjunction with other departments, in order to...

    • Computer File Formats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's policy is in respect of the computer file formats used for the (a) distribution and (b) archiving of publicly...

      Mayor of London (Meetings)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the official meetings she and her predecessor had with the Mayor of London since July 2000 to discuss matters on London...

      Mayor of London (Meetings)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list (a) the official meetings she has had with the Mayor of London since July 2000 and (b) the dates and subject of each...

      Official Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of official vehicles used by her Department are run on (a) petrol, (b) diesel, (c) liquid petroleum gas and (d)...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Advisers/Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on external consultants and advisers in...

    • Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are taken to confirm that badgers found to have TB after testing in an animal sanctuary or hospital have been...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her answer of 29 April 2004, Official Report, column 1180W, on badgers, when she expects to decide whether to...

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the time scale is for the introduction of comprehensive testing for BSE; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many employees in her Department took early retirement and at what total cost, in the last financial year.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2004, Official Report, column 861W, on fisheries, in which member states UK registered...

      Horse Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she intends to publish the revised Horse Passport Statutory Instrument.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of parish and town clerks she estimates have achieved a relevant qualification in order to help qualify...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of Ordinary Written Questions to her Department were answered within five sitting days of tabling, and what...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is for (a) increasing the productivity and (b) cutting the costs of (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to his Department has been for (a) first and (b) business class travel incurred by employees in each of the last...

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent from his Department's budget towards paying school fees for children of his Department's staff in each...

      Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many employees in his Department took early retirement, and at what total cost, in the last financial year.

      Saddam Hussein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what effects the (a) possibility of Saddam Hussein receiving a capital sentence and (b) implications of the European Convention...

      Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the forthcoming Peace Referendum in Taiwan.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) timetable for the preparation of draft reports, (b) consultation period, (c) deadlines for submission to...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the occasions when costs have been awarded against (a) a local council and (b) councillors following an appeal against their refusal to grant...

    • Empty Homes (London)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many empty residential dwellings there were in each Greater London borough, in each year since 1997.

      Guildford (Council Elections)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the letters and reports he has received from the Electoral Commission in relation to the Guildford borough council elections of 1 May 2003.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homeless families there were in each Greater London borough, in each of the last seven years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his Department's definition of affordable housing is.

      Local Authority Housing (Evictions)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many evictions there were from local authority housing stock for rent arrears in (a) Greater London and (b) each London borough during each of the last three...

      Milton Keynes and South Midlands Sub-regional Strategy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to inform local residents in Buckinghamshire of the results of the examination in public of the draft Milton Keynes and South Midlands...

      Milton Keynes and South Midlands Sub-regional Strategy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government's policy is on the relationship between Aylesbury South area and the villages of (a) Stoke Mandeville, (b) Weston Turville, (c) Wendover and...

      Milton Keynes and South Midlands Sub-regional Strategy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to paragraph 15 of the Cross-Government Statement (matters 5b and c) on the draft Milton Keynes and South Midlands sub-regional strategy, how many...

      Vacant/Derelict Land (London)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much previously developed land was (a) vacant and (b) derelict in each Greater London borough, in each year since 1997.

  • Prime Minister

    • Regulatory Reform

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions, and on what dates, he has chaired meetings on regulatory reform since 1997.

    • Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister whether any coalition partners in Iraq have disapplied the Geneva Convention in respect of detainees held there; and if he will make a statement.

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