Written answers

Monday, 17 May 2004

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to update computer (a) hardware and (b) software standard packages used in her Department.

    • Food Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the use of the red tractor logo on food produced in the UK.

      Greenhouse Gases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she will take during 2004 (a) to increase awareness of the dangers of global climate change and (b) to promote...

      Milk (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many milk processing companies in Lancashire are available for farmers in Lancashire to sell the milk they produce.

      Orchards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice her Department gives on how many years should elapse before apple trees can be replanted in the same field.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) parish and (b) town councils have been awarded Quality status in (i) Lancashire and (ii) Chorley.

      Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total annual cost of her Department's websites, including those of its agencies, was in the most recent year for...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Community Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the effects of Government expenditure policy on community sports since 1994.

    • Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultations were held with the police about the effects of binge drinking on local alcohol and violence problems before the...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list visits made by each minister in the Department between December 2003 and April 2004, broken down by (a) date, (b)...

      Radio Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultations she has held with the commercial radio sector about the relationship between its activities and proposed...

      Satellite Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has held with broadcasters on the introduction of a free satellite digital television service; and if she will make...

  • Defence

    • BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's relations with BAE Systems.

    • Defence Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes he has made to defence logistics operations in the light of lessons learned from Operation Telic.

      Future Rapid Effects System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Future Rapid Effects System will enter service with the Army.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are to change the (a) number and (b) composition of British troops serving in southern Iraq; and how regularly this is reviewed.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of investigations into allegations of abuse by the military in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the legal immunity granted to coalition forces in Iraq from prosecution under local law will continue after the handover of power to the Iraq...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the role of UK forces in protecting (a) tankers at ports and (b) oil terminals in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements are in place for families of Iraqis detained by British forces to (a) have access to information about the detention and (b) visit...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will name the Iraqi individuals whose treatment by UK armed forces personnel has been the subject of a Special Investigation Branch inquiry, broken...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the outcome was of the investigation into the deaths of the six Royal Military Police soldiers killed in Iraq on 24 June 2003; whether Her Majesty's...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress with the aircraft carrier orders placed with BAE Systems.

      Defence Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the measures the Ministry of Defence is taking to promote defence exports.

      Joint Strike Fighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the US Administration on the implementation of the Joint Strike Fighter programme.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) quantity and (b) type of observation equipment is deployed for British troops to use in Afghanistan.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department will receive a discount on its order for the second tranche of Eurofighters similar to that achieved by the German Defence Ministry.

      Flakjackets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what further investigations his Department has undertaken into the (a) reasons and (b) those responsible for the flakjackets missing since 1999; what...

      Future Aircraft Carrier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the prime contractor for the Future Aircraft Carrier programme.

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has studied the Amnesty International Report published on 6 May 2004, Protecting the Human Rights of Women and Girls Trafficked for Forced...

      Nimrod MRA4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 5 May 2004, Official Report, column 1523W, on the Nimrod MRA4, what plans he has to ensure that, in the event of an eventual...

      Prison Warder Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what qualifications armed forces personnel have in prison warder duties; whether the training they receive for such duties leads to a recognised...

      Radioactive Material

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the occasions since 1 May 1997 when radioactive material has been unaccounted for, broken down by (a) location, (b) volume and (c)...

      RAF (Medical Personnel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the strength of the RAF Medical Services is, broken down by (a) service, (b) rank, (c) specialisation and (d) establishment.

      RAF Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the savings projected from the transfer of functions from RAF Boulmer to RAF Scampton are assumed to derive from savings in (a)...

      Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which members and former members of the UK's armed forces will be entitled to qualify for the Special Service Medal (Nuclear Testing) approved by Royal...

      Watchkeeper Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress with the Watchkeeper programme.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Citizens (Deaths Abroad)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens were (a) killed and (b) murdered while living in or visiting another country in each of the last three...

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance he has issued to British embassies and high commissions in respect of encouraging international dialogue about the...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received concerning (a) threats to and (b) abuses of human rights of native tribes in Colombia by (i)...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he, (b) senior members of his Department, (c) the UK Government's representatives in Colombia, (d) the...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department last assessed the security and humanitarian situation in the Choco Department in Colombia; and if he will...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of Colombia's (a) economic and (b) humanitarian situation; and when this was last updated.

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek a new settlement plan for the EU for the Cyprus problem which does not involve the...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek a solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis that refugees should, in reasonable time, be...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek a solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis that Cyprus has control of future migration...

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place between the UK Government and (a) other European Governments and (b) institutions of the...

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what areas of Iraq are under the jurisdiction of the UK for the purposes of (a) section 1 of the European Convention on Human...

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether UK officials are bound by the European Convention on Human Rights wherever they discharge their duties; and if he will...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations he has made to the Spanish Government concerning cruise liners which have previously docked at...

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much time his Department spent dealing with honours in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by Civil...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what areas of Iraq are under the effective control of the UK.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest estimate is of the amount owed by Iraq in reparations.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what payments his Department has made to private military companies working in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on encouraging the development of secular political parties in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Official Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of official vehicles used by his Department are run on (a) petrol, (b) diesel, (c) liquid petroleum gas and (d)...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he is taking to (a) increase the productivity and (b) cut the costs of his Department and its agencies and...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will mount an independent investigation with the UN and EU into the role of, and support for, the Janjaweed militias...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the Sudanese Liberation Army and (b) the Justice and Equality Movement...

      Targeted Assassinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 10 May 2004, on targeted assassinations, question reference 169853, on what basis the Government has...

  • Minister for Women

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women what recent representations she has received from (a) trade unions, (b) employers and (c) other bodies concerning the pay gap between men and women in Hampshire.

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2004, Official Report, column 486W, on equal pay, what methodology was used to conclude that the gender pay gap in the South...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Minister for Women what research she has commissioned into the effect of a long working hours culture on women's employment and promotion prospects; and if she will make a statement.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Child Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department has taken to export the UK model of co-operation between Government, police and industry to tackle child...

    • Energy Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the relative efficiency of energy generation by wind power in relation to (a) wave power, (b) nuclear, (c) gas...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the pay gap between men and women employed by her Department and its agencies in (a) Southampton, (b)...

      Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department is taking to reduce identity theft in areas within the remit of her Department and its agencies.

      Imperial Measurements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many prosecutions have been carried out against shopkeepers selling goods in imperial measurements in (a) the East Riding of Yorkshire and...

      Large Combustion Plants Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the likely impact on the UK coal industry of the Large Combustion Plants Directive.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2004, Official Report, column 1404W, on ministerial meetings/visits, which people and organisations in Japan...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will instruct Post Office Ltd. not to withhold information requested by hon. Members on closures of local post offices.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advertising is taking place to promote (a) Post Office card accounts and (b) the use of post offices for the collection of pensions.

      Post Office Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much of the Government's Post Office Modernisation Fund has been spent in Brent since the fund was initiated; and how much has been...

      Post Offices (Government Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much Government funding was made available for post offices in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04, broken down by local authority;...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the visual impact of wind farms currently in operation.

  • International Development

    • Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what vote was recorded by the UK director of the International Finance Corporation at the 4 November 2004 meeting on the approval for...

    • Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the production of his Department's latest annual report cost; how many copies were printed; how many copies of it were sold at...

      HIPC Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the countries which have now reached decision point in the highly indebted poor countries initiative.

      Nuba Mountains

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid is being provided to projects to assist the people of the Nuba Mountains.

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action he is taking to (a) increase the productivity and (b) cut the costs of his Department and its agencies and non-departmental...

      Statistical Methodologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what the changes are to survey methods and the revisions to statistical estimates in relation to the poverty reduction target for...

      Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on development in Vietnam.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the role of the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages; and how it is funded.

    • Alcohol-Related Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will break down the funding allocated to treat alcohol-related illness by (a) main budget head and (b) recipients.

      Autism Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action he is taking to improve services for children with autism in the Northern Board area.

      Essential Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend educational policy on essential skills beyond numeracy and literacy; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many (a) ordinary written and (b) named day questions his Department received in (i) the 2002–03 and (ii) this parliamentary...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his policy is for (a) increasing the productivity and (b) cutting the costs of (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies and...

      Recycled Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of printing in Government Departments in Northern Ireland in 2003–04 was on recycled paper.

      Rheumatoid Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many rheumatoid arthritis sufferers (a) have commenced treatment since 1 January 2004 with, (b) are prescribed and (c) remain on the...

      Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the availability of statins in the NHS.

  • Education and Skills

    • Careers Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many practising qualified teachers (a) were qualified careers advisers and (b) provided careers guidance in schools in each year since 1997.

    • Child Care Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent changes he has made to the regulation of child care; and if he will make a statement.

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many one-stop-shops are operated by the Connexions Service in England.

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department's preferred model of delivery is for Connexions partnerships.

      Early Years Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to promote the appropriate training of workers engaged in multi-agency work with early years children.

      Early Years Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many new recruits he estimates will be needed over the next three years in the nursery and child care sector to ensure the workforce is...

      Education Act Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many times he has used the power under section 71 of the Education Act 2002 to direct a local education authority to exercise its powers...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) free nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for (i) 3 and (ii) 4-year-olds in Oldham, West and Royton in each of the...

      Education Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places have been created in Blackpool, South since 1997.

      Education Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on capital projects in schools in (a) the County of Essex in each year from 1980 to 1997 and (b) the County of Essex and...

      Education Statistics (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching staff have taken early retirement in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each London borough in each year since 1997;...

      Education Statistics (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching staff have left the profession as a result of stress or similar conditions in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in...

      Education Statistics (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching posts there were in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each London borough in each year since 1997; and what the...

      Education Statistics (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) free nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for (i) three and (ii) four-year-olds in Bootle in each of the last seven...

      Education Statistics (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many (a) Sure Start centres and (b) Early Excellence centres have been created in Bootle; (2) how many new nurseries have been...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) males and (b) females achieved five A*–C grades at GCSE in each year since 1994; and how many (i) males and (ii) females...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) males and (b) females achieved level 5 or above at Key Stage 3 in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in the 10 per...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) males and (b) females achieved level 4 or above at Key Stage 2 in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in the 10 per...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) males and (b) females achieved level 2 or above at Key Stage 1 in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in the 10 per...

      Failing Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the schools categorised as (a) subject to special measures, (b) having serious weaknesses, (c) underachieving and (d) having inadequate...

      Failing Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools Office for Standards in Education categorised as (a) subject to special measures, (b) having serious weaknesses, (c)...

      Family Fund Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many families have been provided with grants through the Family Fund Trust; what funding will be provided for the Trust over the next three years; and...

      Family Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many organisations have applied for funding from the family support grant in 2003–04; and how many were successful in their...

      Fostered Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children within the foster care system were born outside the UK.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list visits made by each Minister in the Department between December 2003 and April 2004, broken down by (a) date, (b)...

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what (a) initiatives, (b) campaigns and (c) advisory bodies relating to older people his Department (i) is responsible and (ii) has...

      Pre-schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the requirements are for pre-school assistants to be able to work in pre-schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Reading Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department is taking to improve the availability of reading material for those with reading disabilities.

      Recycled Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures he has put in place to ensure that his Department meets the quick win targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and...

      School Sports (Preston)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will make a statement on the effects on schools of changes since 1997 in the level of investment in school sports in Preston;...

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many wave 1 approvals under Building Schools for the Future involved (a) local authorities other than in their capacity as local...

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria were used in issuing invitations to local education authorities to submit bids for consideration for wave one of Building...

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the local education authorities which applied to wave one of Building Schools for the Future; and what the reasons were for...

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the performance of Pathfinder local education authorities in Building Schools for the Future.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of each successful local education authority's secondary schools in wave one of Building Schools for the Future are covered...

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many local education authorities participating in wave one of Building Schools for the Future have (a) identified city academies as an...

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the Department's financial commitment is for each successful bid in wave one of Building Schools for the Future, broken down by (a)...

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many projects in wave one of Building Schools for the Future will use the exemplar building design.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was of preparing the exemplar building designs in Building Schools for the Future.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which local education authorities have indicated that they wish to participate in wave 2 of the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills who owns (a) new and (b) refurbished schools built under the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the pathfinders for Building Schools for the Future were originally private finance initiative schemes.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what controls there are to ensure that a wave 1 Building Schools for the Future scheme develops plans for secondary schools, once accepted.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects to announce the results of the second round of the Building Schools for the Future initiative.

      Schools (Physical Exercise)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to (a) increase the percentage of pupils spending at least two hours a week on physical exercise and school sport...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of special educational needs co-ordinators.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that teachers have appropriate training to identify and to respond to the special needs of children in...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures are being taken to reduce levels of teenage pregnancy in the UK.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the effect of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy on the number of teenage pregnancies in the UK.

      Under-five Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on testing for under fives.

  • Transport

    • Civil Contingencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to cope with the immediate (a) physical and (b) economic effects of a floating bomb.

    • Early Retirement

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

      Electric Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action his Department is taking to promote the use of electric cars.

      Electric Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many electric cars have been in use in each of the last 10 years.

      Light Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps his Department is taking to encourage the building of light rail systems; and if he will make a statement; (2) what assessment he has...

      MOTs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the MOT computerisation system to be fully operational.

      MOTs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the monies raised from MOT garages as a result of increased MOT certificate fees have been used.

      Nettleton Bottom/Brockworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions he has had with the Highways Agency about the possibility of building a tunnel from Nettleton Bottom to the Brockworth Bypass,...

      Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether radioactive materials may be legally transported (a) on passenger ferries and (b) through the Channel Tunnel.

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the occasions on which his Department has asked regional assemblies to choose between alternative road schemes, broken down by region;...

      Port Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who is responsible for vetting the histories of applicants to become (a) port facility security officers and (b) airport security officers; and what...

      Port Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much time it takes to train (a) port facility security officers and (b) airport security officers. (2) whether the level of training given...

      Ship Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of cargo ships over 500 tonnes that docked in Britain in 2003 were boarded and searched by border security personnel.

      Trinity House Lighthouse Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of the Business Process Review of Trinity House Lighthouse Service.

      Vehicle Activated Signs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle activated signs are in operation in England.

      Vehicle Activated Signs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the (a) installation cost and (b) annual maintenance and running costs of vehicle activated signs.

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Traffic Area Network's financial position was at the point of merger with the former Vehicle Inspectorate; and whether balances were...

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on the SchlumbergerSema contract in the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, broken down by main expenditure category.

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what impact on (a) services and (b) procedures of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency the award of the contract to SchlumbergerSema has had.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Contingency Planning

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has created a working group to consider how to issue advice to individual households within the UK.

    • Contingency Planning

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to issue advice to households in the UK detailing how to plan for and cope with a terrorist attack.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many caseworkers in the London office of the Legal Services Commission will deal with applications by publicly-funded...

    • Public Defenders

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will make a statement on the implementation of the Public Defender System.

      Criminal Defence Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what action is being taken by the Legal Services Commission to ensure that the Criminal Defence Service works effectively...

      Criminal Defence Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the Legal Services Commission is doing to improve the quality of defence services in terms of delays caused in the...

      Criminal Justice System

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Home Office and (b) Department for Transport on reform of the...

      Personal Injury Litigation

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many personal injury cases were commenced (a) in the High Court and (b) in the county court in each of the last 10...

      Solicitors

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans he has to introduce regulations in Northern Ireland to make provision for solicitors to offer their services...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what restrictions are placed on local councillors in respect of (a) receiving representations from residents in respect of planning applications when they are (i)...

    • Brighton and Hove Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings have taken place, and on what date, between representatives of Brighton and Hove council and (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last two years.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      European Charter on Regional Self-Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what amendments the Government has tabled since 1998 to the Draft European Charter on Regional Self-Government.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) affordable housing units and (b) housing units have been built in (i) England and (ii) each English region in each year since 1980.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many affordable homes were empty for (a) less than 12 months and (b) more than 12 months in (i) England and (ii) each English region in each year since 1980.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the local authorities in Essex which (a) retain control of housing stocks and (b) have made representations to him about large scale voluntary...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will take steps to discourage migration within the UK from areas of sufficient housing supply to those where it is in deficit.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the provisional findings of 2002–03 data from the English House Condition Survey; how many (a) council and (b) registered social landlord...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will announce a target for the provision of additional social housing to address long-term need.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Government expect to meet its target of 100,000 affordable homes by 2004; and what the state of progress was on 1 April.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether the Government are on track to achieve their target of elimination of non-decent stock by 2010; and what proportion of stock remained non-decent on...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how the change in the level of council funding for housing has affected the residents of Blackpool, South since 1997.

      Housing Renewal Programme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what funds and on what basis are paid to Pathfinder housing renewal programmes; how this changes the finance available for (a) registered social landlords and (b)...

      Local Authority Statutory Officers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether a local authority has the power to suspend one of the authority's statutory officers before the appointment of a designated independent person under...

      Productivity

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what action he is taking to (a) increase the productivity and (b) cut the costs of his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the texts of his speeches, and those of his colleagues, made as part of the regional hearings on elected regional assemblies.

      Regional Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the location was of the regional hearings on elected regional assemblies held in Halifax and Sheffield; and how many (a) members of the public and (b)...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his estimate is of the average monthly rent and charges falling on the average property in (a) housing associations and (b) council housing in Yorkshire and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Adviser Discretion Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to (a) increase the Adviser Discretion Fund levels for lone parents and (b) allow for multiple Adviser Discretion Fund...

    • Adviser Discretion Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average payment from the Adviser's Discretionary Fund was in each of the last five years; how many people have been given payments...

      Benefit Claimants (Over-50s)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants between the age of 50 and state pension age are in each decile of overall income...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a breakdown by local authority of the (a) financial rewards received under the Security Against Fraud and Error...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether those in receipt of incapacity benefit are registered by ethnic background; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Expenditure (Entertainment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the amount spent by his Department on official entertainment in each year from 1996–97 to 2004–05.

      Disability Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of women were claiming disability benefits in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) benefit and (b) age; how long the...

      Health and Safety Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Health and Safety Executive health and safety inspectors were working in the field at (a) 1 June 2000 and (b) 1 March 2004.

      Health and Safety Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many inspectors were employed by the Health and Safety Executive (a) in the Factory Inspectorate, (b) in the Nuclear Inspectorate and (c)...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans there are to review the success of work focused interviews for partners of incapacity benefit recipients in finding them employment.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have found (a) full-time and (b) part-time work as a result of attendance at work focused interviews for partners of incapacity...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefits claimants there are in (a) each region and (b) each of the 30 areas with the poorest labour market position; and...

      New Deal (Lone Parents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents in South Ribble have gained work through the New Deal programme.

      Pensioner Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the total Government expenditure on pensioner benefits (a) in pounds, (b) in real terms and (c) as a percentage of gross domestic...

      Pensioner Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) median and (b) average income of pensioners was in each year since 1997.

      Pensions (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated cost is of compensating, on the same formula that the Pension Protection Fund will use, all those pensioners who will have...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the level of persistent poverty.

      Trade Mark Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of whether trade mark schemes can help to reduce the cost of employers' liability compulsory insurance.

      Weekly Benefit Savings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a breakdown by local authority of (a) savings achieved under the Weekly Benefit Savings scheme, (b) benefit...

  • Treasury

    • Ammonium Nitrate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertiliser were discovered by Customs and Excise being imported into the United Kingdom in each year since 2000.

    • Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of carers in the United Kingdom, broken down by the number of hours of care provided per week.

      Child Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Liverpool, West Derby have received child tax credits.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average council tax was as a percentage of gross income for (a) pensioner and (b) non-pensioner households in all quintile groups in each financial...

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the production of his Department's latest annual report cost; how many copies were printed; how many copies of it were sold at its cover price; to...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many regulatory impact assessments have been (a) conducted and (b) published by the Financial Services Authority in each of the last five years; and...

      Fuel Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will abandon the implementation of fuel tax increases in September; and if he will make a statement.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with Sir Peter Gershon regarding the total savings in public sector employment within the Department for Trade and Industry as a...

      Gold Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of the gold held in UK reserves was at the afternoon fix on 11 May.

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average build cost of a new home in the (a) social housing sector and (b) private housing sector in the last year for which...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior citizens in Liverpool, West Derby constituency qualified for the 10 pence rate of income tax in each year since its introduction.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he estimates was lost to the public purse as a result of the exemption from inheritance tax of the estate of the late Queen Mother.

      International Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the effects of providing resources for the world's poorest countries (a) through the International Finance Facility and (b)...

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in Liverpool, West Derby constituency in (a) 1989, (b) 1997 and (c) 2003.

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many new jobs have been created in Bootle since 1997; (2) what the (a) change and (b) percentage change was in full-time permanent jobs in Bootle...

      Public Sector Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the impact of job growth in the private sector over the past seven years upon employment figures in the public service.

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many girls aged 18 years and under, broken down by age, have (a) become pregnant and (b) had an abortion in each of the last three years.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the progress of the review of the tonnage tax.

  • Prime Minister

    • Government Buildings

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 28 April, Official Report, column 1087W, on Government buildings (party use), for what reasons he has not identified the amount of income received.

    • Honours List

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a consolidated list of recipients of honours since 1997.

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will call upon the Coalition Provisional Authority urgently to review the present policy on Iraqi prisons and prisoners.

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library details of the policy agreed by the Coalition Provisional Authority on the (a) administration of Iraqi prisons and (b) the oversight...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister who, within the Coalition Provisional Authority, has responsibility for prisons policy in Iraq, in relation to (a) administration of personnel and (b) the welfare of...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he received a copy of the International Committee of the Red Cross report of February 2004 into allegations of abuse by Coalition forces of Iraqi detainees;...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has undertaken a (a) comparison and (b) reconciliation with the results of the Iraq Survey Team of information supplied by Iraq in response to UNSC Resolution...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date the International Committee of the Red Cross report on the treatment by Coalition forces of prisoners of war and other persons protected by the Geneva...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has read the Amnesty International report, Iraq—Killings of Civilians in Basra and al-Amaia, published on 11 May; and what response he has made to it.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation

      To ask the Prime Minister what matters regarding nuclear non-proliferation were discussed with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on 10 May.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister how many complaints have been made by civil servants to the Civil Service Commissioners regarding the conduct of (a) special advisers and (b) unpaid advisers in each...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which air and sea ports in the United Kingdom have previously had routine staffing by the Immigration Service but currently do not; when such...

    • Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the discretionary amnesty to asylum seekers with children will be extended to asylum seekers from EU accession countries who are in...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new measures his Department plans to improve the initial asylum decision-making process.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new measures his Department plans to improve the asylum removal system, to ensure that a failed claim leads to a swift removal.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 6 January 2004, Official Report, column 242W, on overseas posts (performance targets), for what reason there are no...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) immigrants and (b) asylum seekers were living in each county in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many refused asylum seekers have been repatriated.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps were taken to inform hon. Members of changes to support provision for asylum seekers from EU accession countries after 1...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been given leave to remain in the UK as a result of the exercise announced by him in October 2003; how many...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2004, Official Report, column 898W, on asylum and immigration, if he will break down the numbers of asylum...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors influenced his decision to exclude Northern Ireland as a destination for asylum seeker dispersal; and what plans he has to...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the compatibility of Clause 8 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Bill with the (a) Human...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the announcement on 30 January of the new agreement on returning Indian immigration offenders, if he will set out the...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the concession announced by the Home Secretary on 24 October 2003 to allow families who have been in the United Kingdom for...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many weeks' training Immigration and Nationality Directorate caseworkers receive; how many other organisations are involved in such...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to his statement of 30 March 2004, Official Report, column 1439, on immigration entry clearance standards, which Home Office...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which air and seaports do not have routine staffing by the Immigration Service.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish (a) the most recent annual figures of the number of persons refused permission to travel to the United Kingdom by British...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what routine measures are practised by United Kingdom authorities to detect attempted illegal entrants to the United Kingdom other than those...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that enforcement of immigration controls in (a) Cherbourg and (b) Dorset operates to the same standard seven days...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants were removed from lorries in Cherbourg bound for Poole in 2003.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what level of staffing of UK immigration officers in Cherbourg was provided in 2003.

      Afghan Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on the return of refugee women and children to Afghanistan from the UK.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his Answer of 23 February 2004, Official Report, columns 228–29W, on Centre for the 3Rs, whether he has now received the...

      Asylum Detainees (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children are being held in detention solely under Immigration Act powers; and how many of these have been held for more than 28...

      Asylum Detainees (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been held in detention solely under Immigration Act powers since his announcement that children will not be detained...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to re-examine the law on the (a) sale and (b) cultivation of cannabis seeds.

      Clandestine Entrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many clandestine entrants into the United Kingdom have been detected (a) on entry and (b) in the country in each month since December 2001.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton dated 18 March, with regard to Miss Z. Patel.

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the percentage change in (a) domestic burglary, (b) juvenile anti-social behaviour, (c) arrests for violent crime, (d) incidents of...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what public funds were spent on tackling drugs misuse in Preston in (a) 1997–98 and (b) 2003–04.

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers preventing racial harassment have been introduced since 1997; and how many times these powers have been used in Wigan.

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what public funds were spent on tackling drug misuse in Wigan in (a) 1997–98 and (b) 2003–04.

      Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when part 10 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 will be brought into force.

      Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when section 114 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 will be brought into force.

      Custodial Sentences (Wolverhampton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those convicted in 2003 by courts in Wolverhampton for offences of failing to have valid (a) vehicle excise discs, (b) vehicle...

      Departmental Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on (a) internal communications and (b) advertising internal initiatives in each of the last five years.

      Documentation (Arrivals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that inadequately documented passengers arriving in the UK are intercepted.

      Documentation (Arrivals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether surveillance techniques have been extended to airports other than Heathrow, to ensure that inadequately documented passengers are...

      Drink Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were sentenced in England and Wales for driving with excess alcohol, excluding those causing death or serious injury, in...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what collaborative endeavours there are with other Governments to stifle the synthetic supply of drugs.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the employment agencies which his Department has used to supply temporary staff in each financial year since 1996–97 to...

      EU Accession States

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements he is making to release, without prejudice to any outstanding application to be allowed to remain in the country,...

      European Communities Association Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement by the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration of 8 March 2004, Official Report, columns 1245–52W, on the...

      European Communities Association Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Ministers in his Department were informed of the letter from John Ramsden to Chris Mace, of 5 November 2002, regarding the...

      Female Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average female prison population was; and how many female prisons or prison units there were, in each of the last 10 years.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contribution identity cards are intended to make to combating terrorism.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to complete the Gateway Review Stage for the National Identity Cards Programme; and if he will publish the outcome of that review.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasion and how frequently identity cards under the Draft Identity Cards Bill would need to be renewed.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the draft regulations under the Draft Identity Cards Bill that will be published in time for pre-legislative scrutiny at the...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the Government databases that will be linked to the National Identity Register under proposals in the Draft Identity Cards Bill.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines he will issue on police use of finger-print information held on the National Identity Register proposed in the draft Identity...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which bodies will have access to all the data stored on the National Identity Register.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how individuals will gain access to relevant services if their identity card is lost or stolen.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what communication strategy has been developed to ensure engagement with the public on the subject of identity cards.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to pilot data sharing powers in advance of the introduction of identity cards.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to procure (a) ID cards and (b) ID card technology from firms within the UK.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what biometric information he intends to store on (a) passports and (b) driving licences; and what databases will be established to store...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an individual will have the right to see all the information contained on his or her entry in the National Identity Register under...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each year since 1997; and what the total...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons applications under the European Communities Association Agreements are now sent directly to the Immigration and Nationality...

      Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what have been the legal costs, to date, of representing the Government (a) before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in connection...

      Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the right of appeal by the Home Secretary against decisions by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in...

      Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to amend his powers to remove nationality and indefinite leave to remain to ensure that action can be taken without undue...

      Immigration Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he was first informed of the issues raised in the letter of 4 March 2003 from the hon. Member for Coventry, North-East to the Minister...

      Immigration Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the persons and organisations invited to his Immigration Summit.

      Iraqi Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has had from (a) the United Nations and (b) other international organisations over the consequences of returning...

      New Workers Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) who will operate the New Workers Registration Scheme; (2) what (a) budgetary and (b) staffing resources are to be allocated to the New...

      North London Mosque

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support the Charity Commissioners propose to offer to the trustees of the North London Mosque to ensure that it operates within the...

      Offender Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the post of (a) Head of Human Relations and (b) Head of Standards in the National Offender Management Service will be advertised.

      Offender Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how he will ensure that the National Offender Management Service reduces the prison population.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the occupancy rate was for open prisons in each of the last 10 years.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of prisoners serving (a) under 12 months, (b) 12 months to under four years and (c) four years or over completed...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the questions tabled by the hon. Member for Woking on 10 March 2004, refs (a) 161619 and (b) 161620.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide an answer to the questions reference (a) 161078 and (b) 161079 on steps to control websites encouraging or promoting suicide.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners who had been sentenced to more than 10 years have been recalled during each of the last 48 months; and what the reasons...

      Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to ensure the trustworthiness of staff operating database systems, with particular reference to the UK...

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made on charges of piracy in the UK in 2003.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent consideration he has given to the awarding of a long-service medal to prison officers employed in prisons in England and Wales;...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners who had been sentenced for more than 10 years were (a) in Category C conditions and (b) in open conditions on (i) 31 March...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are projected to be given a custodial sentence in each of the next 12 months.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of prisoners were reconvicted of subsequent offences having served a sentence (a) under 12 months, (b) 12 months...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the judgment in the case of Mr. David McGee; and what plans he has to amend prison regulations.

      Private Finance Initiative

      Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the National Assembly for Wales Government about the use of Private Finance Initiative by...

      Private Finance Initiative

      Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the use of Private Finance Initiative in relation to capital investment for use of modernising...

      Private Finance Initiative

      Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each police force in England and Wales has spent through Private Finance Initiative (a) on refurbishment and...

      Public Sector Workers (Assaults)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on introducing an offence of assaulting a public sector worker in the course of their duty; and...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people lost their driving licence as a consequence of speeding in each year since 1990.

      Seasonal Agriculture Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the suspension of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme in respect of students from Romania and Bulgaria;...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on his Department's Sustainable Development Strategy.

      Sutton Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will ensure that the inquiry and visit to Sofia by Mr. Ken Sutton of his Department into the Managed Migration scheme and related...

      Workplace Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to bring the victims of workplace crimes and their families into the remit of the Victims' Charter.

  • Health

    • Air Gun Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for injuries involving air guns in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Alzheimer's

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the research projects into Alzheimer's disease and related conditions funded by the Government, with the amounts of money provided in each...

      Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to the ambulance service regarding the introduction of the Localizer or White Noise siren systems.

      Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whose responsibility it is to take decisions on the specifications of ambulance sirens; and whether there is a published list of contact details of the...

      Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health at what level the decision on the specifications of ambulance sirens was taken.

      Anti-psychotic Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adverse reaction reports were received through the Yellow Card reporting system regarding (a) anti-psychotic drugs excluding atypicals and (b)...

      Ashford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what costs were incurred by his Department in changing the preferred bidder for the proposed diagnostic treatment centre at Ashford hospital; (2)...

      Body Piercing/Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the regulation of body piercing and tattooing establishments.

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the health risks for (a) mother and (b) baby in delivery by Caesarean section.

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many births were by Caesarean section in each maternity unit within Northumbria NHS Trust in 2003; and how many of these were (a) emergency and (b)...

      Chernobyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms in Cumbria are still affected by the radioactive fall out from the 1986 Chernobyl accident.

      Chest Pain Clinics

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

      Continence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the number of children with continence problems assessed and managed by (a) school nurses, (b) general practitioners...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) why the appropriation aid provision in the Estimates attributable to dental charges is reduced in 2004–05 to £229,550,000 from...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls to NHS Direct about access to an NHS dentists there were in each month since November 2001, broken down by (a) emergency, (b) urgent, (c)...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) dental practices and (b) dentists in Hampshire provide NHS treatment; how many hours of NHS dentistry they offer each (i) week and (ii)...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have left the NHS, in whole or in part, to work in the private sector in each year since 1997 in (a) Greater London and (b) each London...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the availability of NHS dentists in (a) Plympton, (b) Plymstock and (c) South West Devon; and if he will make a...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the trend has been in the number of NHS dentistry patients in each year since 1997 in Morley and Rothwell.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 April 2004, Official Report, column 255W, on dentists, if he will estimate the impact of the recent National Institute for...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people failed to attend NHS dentist appointments in (a) 2003–04 and (b) each of the preceding five years in (i) Worthing and (ii) England.

      Early Retirement

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

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local health authorities provide a specialist eating disorders service; where these services are located; and how many in-patient beds each facility...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has made available for the specific treatment of eating disorders in each of the last five years.

      Fluoride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects to (a) receive and (b) publish the results of the Newcastle university research study on the bioavailability of artificial and...

      Foreign Health Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses trained abroad in each of the last three years.

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the regulator of NHS foundation trusts will be for each of the next three years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has undertaken into the most common reasons for people visiting their general practitioner; what the results were; and if he...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner premises have been (a) replaced and (b) modernised in each year since 1997.

      Health Services

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

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes he expects in the number of patients requiring health services in the constituency of Huntingdon over the next 10 years; and if he will make...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the benefits for residents of the constituency of Huntingdon of the Health Development Agency.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS staff working in Greater London hospitals, broken down by national health service trust, receive financial assistance with regard...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many cases of MRSA have been identified in hospitals within Greater London, broken down by national health service trust, in each year since...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in South Ribble are receiving drug treatment.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in South Ribble in each of the last seven years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much public funding has been spent on (a) heart disease and (b) cancer care in South Ribble 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 South Ribble in each of the last five years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the levels of elective admission to Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust in the past three years.

      Health Services

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

      Health Services

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

      Health Services

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

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in Wigan in each of the last seven years; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services

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

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement on the numbers of NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses in Workington constituency in each of the last seven years; (2) what...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on NHS waiting times for heart surgery in Workington constituency.

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the £12 million announced on 26 December 2003 for palliative care will be available to hospices.

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many licensed fertility clinics have had their licences (a) suspended and (b) revoked by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in each year...

      Intermediate Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of National Service Framework local implementation teams have reported that an intermediate care co-ordinator is in place; and if he will...

      Milton Keynes and South Midlands Sub-regional Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on proposals for increased funding to growth areas in South-east England, as mentioned in paragraph 97 of the Cross-Government...

      Morphine Sulphate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target date is for the availability of morphine sulphate by NHS prescription in each primary care trust area; in what areas it is already...

      Mumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of teenagers in England who (a) are not inoculated against mumps and (b) have had only one of the two necessary doses.

      National Service Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement on progress towards the National Service Framework milestone for general practitioner practices diagnosing, treating and...

      National Service Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress towards the National Service Framework milestone for integrated continence services across health and social care...

      NHS Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS beds were available in Birkenhead in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS beds were available in Preston in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the end-user groups being consulted in the National Programme for Information Technology in the NHS.

      NHS Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the dates of (a) past and (b) planned future meetings of the clinical consultation group to the National Programme for Information Technology in the...

      NHS Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost is of training (a) clinical staff and (b) non-clinical staff to use the information systems developed by the National Programme...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS whole-time equivalent (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in East Worthing and Shoreham in each of the last seven years.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in Wirral, South in each of the last seven years.

      Nurse Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which years since 1997 applications for nurse training places from suitably qualified applicants have exceeded the number of places available; and if...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of primary care trusts have a fully integrated falls and osteoporosis service as set out in the National Service Framework for Older People.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to reply to the question from the hon. Member for Westbury, reference 159700, tabled on 5 March, concerning Government information on...

      Patients Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken by the Commission for Public Patient Involvement to ensure that (a) residents and (b) patients can find the names of members of...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacy and general practitioner prescribing projects are operating; how many people they cover; and what assessment he has made of their (a)...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the numbers of patients who fail to get prescriptions dispensed because of the charges.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what alternative therapeutic environments are available to treat women who are sent to prison who are mentally ill.

      Prosthetics/Orthodontics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action is being taken to train more people in (a) prosthetics and (b) orthodontics.

      Provigil (Modafinil)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions of provigil (modafinil) have been made for children in each of the last five years.

      Rheumatological/Musculoskeletal Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice and guidance is provided as part of the expert patients programme to patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

      Rheumatological/Musculoskeletal Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many extended scope physiotherapists are working in the NHS; and what steps are being taken to increase this number.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to increase the number of school nurses.

      Sexually-transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage changes were, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex for rates of (i) conception and (ii) sexually transmitted infections in teenagers for...

      Unified NHS Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to create a unified database of (a) health records and (b) users of NHS services; and if he will make a statement.

      Unused Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate for each year since 1997 (a) the amount of medicines dispensed and never used in (i) England, (ii) each NHS region, (iii) each...

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of patients on (a) in-patient and (b) day case waiting lists was in each Greater London NHS Trust since 1997; and what the...

      Waiting Lists/Times

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

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on NHS waiting times for heart surgery in Manchester, Gorton.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for non-urgent operations within the (a) Sunderland, (b) Easington, (c) Hartlepool and (d) Durham primary care trusts in...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting times are for hip replacements within the (a) Sunderland, (b) Easington, (c) Hartlepool and (d) Durham primary care trusts.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) medium waiting times were for first diagnostic appointments to consultant (i) neurologists, (ii)...

      Wanless Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what measures are being taken to ensure that the recommendations of the Derek Wanless Report are being implemented, with particular regard to the...

  • House of Lords

    • Electoral Roll

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of the population in Northern Ireland have been excluded from the electoral register on the grounds of being incapable of voting; and how this...

    • North/South Implementation Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the procedure for appointing a replacement chairman for a cross-border implementation body following the resignation of the chairman.

      Cross-Border Issues

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who are the political advisers to whom all cross-border issues are referred currently by the North/South Ministerial Council.

      North/South Ministerial Council: Official Languages Act 2003

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What advice the North/South Ministerial Council gave to the Eire Government about the Official Languages Act 2003; whether it obtained legal advice; and if so what...

      Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the role of the Director of Culture at the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure; and how the department defines culture.

      Northern Ireland: Childcare Strategy Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to carry out a formal review of the Northern Ireland childcare strategy "Children First".

      Student Support: Postgraduate Students

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much it would cost to extend the student loans scheme to (a) full time postgraduate students; (b) part-time postgraduate students; and (c) both full and...

      Harrier GR7/9

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Lord Bach on 6 April (HL Deb, col. 1722) that "the GR7/9 Harrier that will be on the aircraft carriers will be sufficient, as far as...

      Fast Jet Flying Hours

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many monthly flying hours are being programmed for aircrew in operational fast jet formations in this financial year; and what were the monthly flying hours...

      Iraq: Depleted Uranium Contamination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 14 January (WA 87-88), how many personnel have been offered both the uranium and the follow-up isotope tests from...

      MoD: Computer Virus Incidents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Ministry of Defence, its agencies, or any of the armed services have been the victim of attacks by the MyDoom, Netsky and Sobig programs or by any...

      Civil Contingency Reaction Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the current availability and strength of the 14 civil contingency reaction forces; and Which units provide the headquarters of the 14 civil contingency...

      Community Punishment Orders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal, on 11 March (WA 190) whether they will give a breakdown of the figure of £706, being the...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What means they are using to ensure that the new criminal offence of taking a girl to another country for the purposes of genital mutilation is made known as...

      EU Passengers and Passport Checks: 16 April 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who took the decision to allow European Union passengers arriving at London Stansted airport between 23.00 hours and midnight on Friday 16 April to pass through...

      Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis: Investigation into Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is an appropriate use of police resources for the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to conduct an investigation into the death of Diana, Princess...

      Juveniles in Custody:Use of Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children were injured during the use of control and restraint procedures in penal institutions during 2003.

      Juveniles in Custody:Use of Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How often the Prison Service reviews the use of restraint techniques and solitary confinement for children in penal institutions.

      Prisons and Immigration Detention Centres in Private Ownership or Operation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which prisons and Immigration Act detention or removal centres are respectively owned or operated by private contractors; and what is their policy on the ownership...

      Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania: Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Visas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements are being made to help farmers and growers find replacements for 1,200 students from Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania who have been issued work...

      Criminal Justice Interventions Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) What total funding allocation for the Criminal Justice Interventions Programme in England and Wales has been made available for each year that figures are...

      Drug Treatment: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) What total funding allocation for drug treatment in England and Wales has been made available for each year that figures are available; and (b) what is the...

      Drug Treatment: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) What funding allocation for drug treatment and testing orders in England and Wales has been made available for each year since the scheme was introduced; and...

      Drug Treatment: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are, in respect of each drug action team, for the years 2002–03, 2003–04 and 2004–05: (a) the amount of funding allocated for drug treatment...

      Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002: Section 55

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many asylum seekers have been denied support under Section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002; of these, how many remained in the United...

      Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002: Section 55

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is a link between Section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 and the recent reduction in asylum applications; and, if so, what...

      Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many asylum applications made before 1 January 2000 have yet to receive a substantive reply.

      Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have statistical evidence to demonstrate whether or not in-country asylum applications are less likely to have a genuine claim to asylum than those...

      Motorcycle Braking Systems

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress is being made with the introduction and training of motorcyclists in the use of anti-skid braking systems.

      Bus Services: Quality Control Schemes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Given the current consultation on the time taken to implement bus service quality contract schemes, what plans they have to consult on the removal of the...

      Government Departments: Annual Reports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are content that annual reports by government departments are issued more than 12 months after the last complete financial year to which they relate.

      International Cricket: Zimbabwe Tour

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will arrange to meet the International Cricket Council to discuss the proposed cricket tour by England of Zimbabwe.

      United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What will be their contribution this year to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan for security during the elections and registration process.

      Cyprus: Green Line

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, from 1 May onwards, United Kingdom passport holders have the unrestricted right to cross and re-cross the Cyprus "green line" in either direction at...

      China: Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Visas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the visa desk in Beijing, China, refused applications from 450 students due to come to the United Kingdom under the seasonal agricultural workers scheme.

      Disabled Persons: Housing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their policy on housing for disabled persons who are ineligible for social housing.

      Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to lay the proposed Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order before Parliament.

      Pesticides

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What pesticides are being used for weeds around roads and railways now that atrazine has been withdrawn.

      Food Industry: Salt, Fat and Sugar Reduction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to repeat their demands to the food and retail industry on salt reduction and for that industry to come forward with proposals and a timeframe for...

      Research for Patient Benefit Working Party

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they plan to take forward the recommendation from Sir John Pattison's working group on research for patients' benefits.

      National Health Service Bank

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to implement the plans for the establishment of a National Health Service Bank in the form announced by the Secretary of State for Health on 15...

      Older People: Falls and Osteoporosis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidance has been issued to primary care trusts by the Department of Health on the essential features of a fully integrated falls and osteoporosis service.

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