Written answers

Monday, 24 May 2004

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ancient Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department (a) has taken and (b) proposes to take to allow the EU's Natura 2000 designation to be extended to...

    • Apiculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make a statement on the grounds for the ban on the import of queen bees from Hawaii; (2) what evaluation...

      Batteries Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what representations her Department has made to the European Commission regarding the impact on users of hearing aids...

      Batteries Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received from manufacturers of batteries regarding the proposed European Batteries Directive.

      Beak Trimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Government will extend the 2010 deadline for the ban on beak trimming if no solution to the problem of cannabalism...

      Chicken Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the regulations governing incinerators used for on-farm disposal of chickens, with particular...

      Chicken Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received from small-scale producers of chickens requesting their exemption from the ban on...

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that the difference in systems being adopted for single farm payments in England, Scotland...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many homes in Bootle have benefited from the Warm Front and Home Energy Efficiency Schemes.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many homes in West Lancashire have benefited from the Warm Front and Home Energy Efficiency Schemes.

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) assessment and (b) economic analyses have been conducted of the economic impact on English farmers of differing...

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed, in full time equivalents, in the United Kingdom farming industry in each of the last three...

      Flood and Coastal Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she has taken as a result of the Foresight Programme on Flood and Coastal Defences.

      Landfill Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what constitutes a moderate risk of release of leachate from a landfill site into a surrounding sea or land area.

      Landfill Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what fines have been issued by courts following successful prosecutions for release of pollution from landfill sites in each...

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she is taking to promote the minimising of packaging and the prevention of waste creation by (a) producers, (b)...

      Pollution Licensing Regime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the Environment Agency does not use the integrated pollution prevention...

      Pollution Licensing Regime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that charges for integrated pollution prevention and control licences are set at a...

      Pollution Licensing Regime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received about the proposed integrated pollution prevention and control licences governing...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what waste recycling levels were achieved by each European Union country in the last year for which records exist for each...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities (a) met and (b) failed to meet the local authority recycling target.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action (a) has been taken and (b) is being considered against local authorities that fail to reach the waste recycling...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities bid for funds under the waste management recycling challenge in each round; and which have been...

      Sluice Gates (Queenborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who owns the sluice gates that lead into the tidal pond at the bottom of Borough Road, Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey.

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the regulation of prices paid to farmers by supermarkets.

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received from English Nature regarding (a) contaminated materials on Two Tree Island and (b)...

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions the Water Resources Act 1991 has been breached by release of contaminated material from Two Tree Island.

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what basis she relies for refusing to answer questions relating to the responsibilities of the Environment Agency in...

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) short-term and (b) long-term solutions she plans to protect the (i) public and (ii) environment from leachate from...

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the results of the Environment Agency investigations into leachate from the closed Two Tree Island...

      Two Tree Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the landfill site on Two Tree Island was closed.

  • Leader of the House

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will propose a change to the standing orders of the House to make provision for statutory instruments to be amended; and if he will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money raised in fines from speed cameras during the last year for which records are available was spent in (a) West Sussex and (b) the East...

    • Blackpool Light Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the impact of (a) Blackpool borough council's previous relations with light rail contractors and (b) the...

      Capital and Revenue Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has undertaken to assess the relative costs and benefits of capital expenditure and revenue expenditure on transport.

      Car Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial support his Department gives to promote car clubs.

      Car Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has undertaken into the reduction in car journeys attributable to car clubs.

      Car Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the local authorities which support car clubs.

      Departmental Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in his Department and associated agencies have withheld details of their salaries and performance related pay in each year since 1997.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to review the stopping distances of cars shown in The Highway Code.

      Journey Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the impact of increasing time taken by commuter rail journeys into London on modal shift.

      Motoring Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of motoring has been in each year since 1997, expressed at today's prices.

      MOTs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total expenditure of the MOT computerisation project from its start was, broken down by (a) staff salaries, (b) office accommodation, (c)...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect upon costs in the rail industry of regulations prepared by the Health and Safety Commission concerning rail...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Freight on Track campaign.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many containers and what tonnage of freight was carried by freight trains in each year since 1997.

      Roads (Derby)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made of the means of completing the road linking the A50 at the A514 junction at Chellaston with Wilmore Road in Derby.

      School Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of school buses in each local authority are fitted with seat belts.

      Sea ports (Transport Links)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on providing rail and road links to ports.

      Ship and Port Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what level of training is required for a ship security officer to be compliant with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.

      Ship and Port Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 26 April 2004, Official Report, column 782W, on shipping, how control measures for ships that do not provide evidence of...

      Tachographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects digital tachographs to be introduced.

      Traffic Accidents (Bootle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the percentage change has been in the number of (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries on the roads of Bootle since 1997.

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the level of congestion on the M54 was in each year since 1997.

  • International Development

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much (a) money and (b) aid in kind the UK has (i) pledged and (ii) delivered to date to (A) UNICEF and (B) the UN...

    • Departmental Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the Department's medium-risk bilateral projects referred to on page 190 of the 2004 Departmental Report which have...

      Departmental Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the Department's low-risk bilateral projects referred to on page 190 of the 2004 Departmental Report that have not been...

      Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) location of Liberian refugees; and if he will make a statement.

      Occupied Palestinian Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much expenditure is planned by his Department in the next three years for projects to work with young people in the Occupied...

      Occupied Palestinian Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the level of disruption to the schooling and vocational education of young...

      South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the statement released by South Africa's Deputy President Jacob Zuma's office on 11 May...

      South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Department had observers at the 2004 Southern African Development Community Heads of State and Government Summit on...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assistance his Department is providing with demobilisation disarmament and the reintegration of combatants in Sudan; (2)...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action his Department is taking to support the development of effective governance in Sudan.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) other members and representatives of the Government have had with (i) ...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the continuing need for international food aid to Zimbabwe.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Vat

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what response he has received from churches to the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the extension...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries Month

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on activities and events that have taken place and are taking place in museums and galleries month.

    • Cinema

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to improve access to the cinema for small towns and rural communities.

      Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the take-up of rate relief support for amateur sports clubs.

      Landmark Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assistance is available for the preservation of landmark buildings within small communities.

      Ofcom (Television Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects Ofcom to publish its code on television access services for people with hearing or sight difficulties.

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will report progress on London's bid for the 2012 Olympics.

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans there are to hold Olympic events in Wales.

      Community Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will announce the funding arrangements for community radio.

      Athletics

      to ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to promote participation in athletics; and if she will make a statement.

      King Edward VII Convalescent Home

      to ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the future of the former King Edward VII convalescent home for officers, Osborne.

      Audio-description Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of British live theatres are (a) equipped for and (b) operating equipment for audio-description of live performances;...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account she has taken of representations from the circus industry in developing the draft guidance under section 182 of the...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will delay further parliamentary consideration of the draft guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 until...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Registration

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what information the Electoral Commission holds on the shortfall in electoral registration.

    • All-postal Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what arrangements the Electoral Commission has made for spot checks on households in...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crown Prosecutors

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the annual leave allowance is for each grade of Crown Prosecutor.

    • Discontinued Cases (Merseyside)

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many cases in the Merseyside area were referred to (a) the Crown court and (b) a magistrates court in each year since 1997; and how many of those cases were...

  • Education and Skills

    • Joint Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many separated parents have joint custody of their children; and if he will make a statement.

    • Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on the private sector of his Department's decision to reduce the amount it will offset against...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received from private providers of Connexions services concerning his Department's decision to reduce the amount...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether it is his Department's policy to ensure that Connexions partnerships commit themselves to maintaining the pension benefits of...

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills 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...

      Disabled Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many families of disabled children have been provided with short breaks through the Quality Protects programme; what proportion that...

      Education Services (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size in state primary schools was in (a) the County of Essex in each year from 1980 to 1997 and (b) the County of...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in (a) Brent East and (b) each London borough claim free school meals; and what estimate he has made of those eligible to...

      Head Lice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the prevalence of head lice in schools.

      Inter-country Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to facilitate inter-country adoption with all signatories of the 1993 Hague Convention.

      Inter-country Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many signatories of the 1993 Hague Convention have suspended inter-country adoption with the UK.

      Inter-country Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research he has commissioned into the impact of the arrangements for inter-country adoption which came into effect on 1 June 2003.

      Inter-country Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with Belarus regarding intercountry adoption.

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) state secondary schools and (b) sixth form colleges offer the International Baccalaureate as an alternative to A-levels.

      Local Network and Children's Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been allocated through the (a) Local Network Fund and (b) Children's Fund to the North East of England; what criteria his...

      Local Network and Children's Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money from (a) the Children's Fund and (b) the Local Network Fund has been allocated to projects serving Newcastle East and...

      Panjabi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has for the teaching of Panjabi in schools.

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the budget was in each of the last five years for prisoners undertaking (a) distance learning courses, (b) Open University or other...

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many prisoners in each of the last five years successfully completed (a) distance learning courses, (b) Open University or other degree...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will introduce measures to promote recycling in schools.

      School Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to promote school councils in primary schools.

      School Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to give special recognition to school governors with 25 years' service.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he issues to (a) primary care trusts and (b) local education authorities on the employment of school nurses.

      Schools (Capital Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 May, Official Report, column 709W, on schools (capital investment), what priority will be given in subsequent...

      Schools (South Ribble)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the effects on schools of changes since 1997 in the level of investment in schools in South Ribble.

      Secondary Transfer (Barnet)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on secondary transfer in Barnet, with reference to children whose birthdays fall close to 31 August.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has further to develop Sure Start programmes in Tamworth constituency, with particular reference to rural areas.

      Targeted Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the bids he received from Staffordshire Local Education Authority for the 2004–05 Targeted Capital Fund by (a) name of...

      Targeted Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the purpose is of the 2004–05 Targeted Capital Fund; (2) if he will list the criteria by which bids for the 2004–05...

      Targeted Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the projects which made successful bids to the Targeted Capital Fund by (a) name of school, (b) location of school, (c) type...

      Trafficked Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what conclusions he has reached about services for trafficked children following Operation Paladin.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Airports (Aid)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which airports in Northern Ireland receive financial aid from (a) Her Majesty's Government, (b) the European Union and (c) other public sources;...

    • Armagh College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) A5 and (b) A2 students were enrolled by Armagh College of Further and Higher Education to study (i) French, (ii) chemistry, (iii)...

      Arts Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what conditions of (a) copyright and (b) royalty payments are attached to grant aid awarded by the (i) Arts Council of Northern Ireland, (ii)...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the impact the low corporation tax rates in operation in the Republic of Ireland has on manufacturing industries...

      Creative Writing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total amount of public money granted by the (a) Arts Council of Northern Ireland, (b) Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and (c)...

      Electricity Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in the application to the European Commission for clearance for a scheme to reduce electricity tariffs in Northern...

      Government Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of financial support to business from (a) the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, (b) the Local Enterprise...

      Housing (Central Heating)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of Northern Ireland Housing Executive homes have had (a) oil and (b) gas-fired central heating installed, broken...

      Housing (Central Heating)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of Northern Ireland Housing Executive homes have (a) coal-fired and (b) electric and (c) no central heating, broken...

      Marching Season

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the role played by local community activists during the 2003 marching season; and what plans he has to provide...

      Marching Season

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his assessment is of the Police Service of Northern Ireland security assessment relating to Portadown recently received by the Parades...

      PPP Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether a company which successfully bids for inclusion in an education-related public private partnership scheme retains the right (a) to put...

      Public Administration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost incurred by the Review of Public Administration has been since the beginning of financial year 2001–02.

      Racial Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information he has received about the extent and trend of racial attacks in Northern Ireland; what action is being taken with regard to...

      Republican Intelligence Operation (Stormont)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of personal security measures introduced for individuals following the discovery of a Republican intelligence operation at...

      Residents Parking Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will provide resources to introduce pilot residents parking permit schemes in Northern Ireland.

      Water Cannon Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date he received the request from the Irish Government for the loan of two water cannon vehicles used by the Gardai for dispersing...

      Water Cannon Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what requests for loans of water cannon vehicles have been received from the Irish authorities for days during (a) June and (b) July.

      Water Cannon Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training in the use of water cannons has been provided for non-UK personnel; how many persons were trained over what period; what the cost...

      Water Cannon Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what reports have been received from the Irish authorities concerning the effectiveness and safety of water cannon weaponry on loan from the...

  • Defence

    • A400m

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the delivery of the A400M.

    • Al Yamamah Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he met Prince Turki bin Nasser during 2000; where the meeting took place; what the purpose of the meeting was; and what was discussed.

      Al Yamamah Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he intends to conduct further internal investigations into the role of his officials in alleged corruption involving the Al Yamamah arms contracts.

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions have taken place on the possibility of selling Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered for the Royal Air Force to other countries without...

      Gunnery Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the saluting battery capability in the Tower of London could be provided by a regiment with no gunnery training or capability.

      Gunnery Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans he has for the Gun Troops, Honourable Artillery Company; (2) whether the Honourable Artillery Company will maintain a gunner role.

      Gunnery Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how long the Honourable Artillery Company has performed a gunner role.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Battlefield helicopters are deployed on operations; in which theatres they are deployed; and with which units they are in service.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Royal Navy (a) Merlin helicopters and (b) squadrons of Merlin helicopters are (i) fully operational and (ii) preparing to become fully...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) budget and (b) cost of running, maintenance, training and other non capital costs was for the Royal Naval Merlin helicopter squadron in each...

      HMS Turbulent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there are sufficient stocks of (a) foul-weather suits and (b) jumpers on board HMS Turbulent to avoid crew members coming on watch while the boat...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Iraq Survey Group are still in the field in Iraq; how many are United Kingdom citizens; and if he will make a statement on each...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 May, Official Report, column 873W, on Iraq, from which Vote each of the 49 British personnel serving with the Iraq Survey...

      Light Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many light guns are on issue to the British Army; and to which units they have been issued; (2) how many Territorial Army batteries have a...

      Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to arm Type-45 destroyers with (a) TacTom land attack cruise missiles and (b) the Mark 41 launcher; and if he will make a...

      Royal Navy Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the Royal Navy's ship visits to (a) Spanish ports and (b) Gibraltar in the last 12 months.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Territorial Army's role in the Royal Artillery.

      UK Defence Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what areas are considered by his Department to be key industrial capabilities which the UK defence industry must maintain.

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the relationship between British Armed Forces and the Iraqi Government will be following the handover of power on 30 June 2004.

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what military role British troops will play following the handover of power in Iraq on 30 June 2004; (2) what role British troops will play in the...

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of investigations in the case of Gary Bartlam of the 1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers; what action...

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has made to his US counterpart regarding the International Committee of the Red Cross report on the treatment by the Coalition...

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at how many UK run prisons in Iraq Iraqi prisoners are being held; and where each prison is located.

      UN Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list each of the weapons containing uranium used in Operation Telic.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is his policy to seek a legally binding international arms trade treaty.

    • UN Peacekeeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the (a) numbers, (b) efficiency and (c) effectiveness of the UN administrative staff...

      UN Peacekeeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recommendations his Department has made for the reform of the planning and administrative structure of UN...

      World War Two Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will make an exception to the rule preventing UK citizens accepting campaign medals from other countries to...

      Abdullah Ocalan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which human rights organisations have been allowed to visit Abdullah Ocalan to see what prison conditions he is being held...

      Annan Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what communications his Department is undertaking with the Greek Cypriots to seek an alternative to the Annan Plan.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Burmese Government regarding Thet Win Aung, who is sentenced to 60 years imprisonment.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Burmese regime over the military offensives in (a) northern Karen and (b) Karenni state;...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to urge the European Union to strengthen sanctions against Burma in response to the atrocities against the...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to recognise the actions taken by the Burmese military against the (a) Karen, (b) Karenni and (c)...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to raise the Burmese military actions against the Karen, Karenni and Shan peoples at the UN Security Council.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on relationships with the military Government in Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff were employed in the Department to work in the communications field, and what the total expenditure on...

      Emergency Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what intra EU arrangements are in place for co-ordination between hospitals and emergency services in the event of a major civil...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will list the changes made in the text of the proposed EU Constitution since it was published by Her Majesty's...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in full the Government's red lines on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe; and if he will make a...

      Honduras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the Government of Honduras' recent crackdown on the Mara Salvatrucha street gang.

      Honduras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received concerning the fire of 17 May at the prison in San Pedro Sula in Honduras; what assessment his...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the costs deducted from oil revenues by (a) the Coalition Provisional Authority, (b) Iraqi Government...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the UN Oil for Food programme in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has seen the list of names discovered by the Iraqi Governing Council in respect of the UN Oil for Food...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action his Department has taken in respect of the Iraqi Governing Council's demand for an inquiry into the UN Oil for Food...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department first received (a) representations on and (b) reports of concerns about the conduct of the UN Oil for Food...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the number of (a) countries and (b) individuals involved in alleged corrupt practices...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to discuss suspension of the EU/Israeli trade agreement with his partners in the EU.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of Israel's compliance with the human rights clauses in the EU/Israeli trade agreement.

      Russian Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with the Russian Government on the decommissioning of Russian nuclear submarines; and what...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the British Government voted in favour of Sudan becoming a member of the UN Human Rights Commission; and if he will make...

      UN Civilian Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens are serving as civilian police for the UN; what operations they are involved with; where they are...

      Victor Bout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has held with the (a) US authorities, (b) French authorities and (c) UN about Victor Bout.

  • Prime Minister

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will reply to the letter of 19 April from the hon. Member for Richmond Park.

    • India

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the Indian Congress Party's electoral win.

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 12 May 2004, Official Report, column 385W, on Iraq, what inquiries are made by the Coalition Provisional Authority into methods employed by...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will instruct the British representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority to require the Coalition forces to conduct an inquiry into the attack upon...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will institute a debate in Government time before 30 June, on the situation in Iraq.

      Secondments

      To ask the Prime Minister how many staff in his Office were seconded from the (a) private and (b) academic sector in each of the last three years.

      Tibet

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on discussions he had on Tibet with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and other Chinese official representatives during their recent visit to the UK.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Child Maintenance Payments

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much child maintenance has not been paid in each of the last 10 years; and how much of this is due to one of the...

    • Fine Enforcement

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many persons were fined by magistrates courts in England and Wales in each of the last three financial years; and...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many staff are employed by (a) the Public Guardianship Office, (b) the Civil Justice Council, (c) the Strategic...

      Unified Court Boundaries

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the unified court boundaries to be introduced next year will be coterminous with (a) probation and (b) prison...

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there is a national standard for clinical performance in ambulance services.

    • Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley suffer from asthma.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether a failed asylum seeker is entitled to free NHS prophylactic bronchodilators from a general practitioner; (2) how a doctor who has treated a...

      Blood Transfusion Service (Edgware Hospital)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress concerning the relocation of the blood transfusion service at Edgware hospital.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission an economic analysis of the benefits of breastfeeding to (a) the NHS and (b) the UK economy.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make recommendations in support of World Health Organisation findings that infants should continue to be breastfed up to two years of age and...

      Cardiac Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sudden cardiac deaths there were in each of the last five years, broken down by age range; and if he will make a statement.

      Community Care (Ribble Valley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received care packages to enable them to stay in their homes in the Ribble Valley in each of the last five years.

      Advisers/Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultants had signed the new consultant contract by the end of April.

      Advisers/Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on external consultants and advisers in each of the last three years;

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) adults and (b) children in the United Kingdom were registered with a NHS dentist at the end of February.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists per 10,000 population there are in England.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in England are accepting new adult patients to be treated on the NHS; and what the equivalent number was 10 years ago.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists are practising in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) England.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many registered dentists in Lincolnshire are accepting new adult patients to be treated on the NHS.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of patients on an NHS dental surgery list was in each of the last five years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times on average an NHS dental patient visited an NHS dentist in each of the last five years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people joined private practice dental surgeries in 2003–04 in (a) Worthing and (b) England.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to encourage more practice nurses to undertake dermatology training.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the impact on waiting times for secondary dermatology care is of treating actinic keratosis in secondary rather than primary care.

      Doctor Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctor vacancies there were in (a) North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) Brent Primary Care Trust and (c) each strategic health authority in...

      Drug Treatment (Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Manchester, Central are receiving drug treatment.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are on a waiting list to receive treatment at each of the specialist eating disorders units; and what the average waiting time to receive...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the UK have been admitted as inpatients for the treatment of eating disorders in each of the last five years; and how many of these...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed as suffering from (a) Anorexia nervosa and (b) Bulimia nervosa, in each of the last five years.

      Emergency Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how closely co-ordinated health authorities are with those bodies that would provide airlift relief in the event of a serious emergency.

      Emergency Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how well advanced Government plans are for the co-ordination of NHS casualty units and co-ordination between hospitals in the event of a serious emergency.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of his Department's staff work in each of the English Government Office regions.

      Epsom and St. Helier Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what study has been carried out by the East Elmbridge and Mid-Surrey Primary Care Trust on the viability of demerging the Epsom and St. Helier Trust.

      Epsom and St. Helier Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the representation by East Elmbridge and Mid-Surrey Primary Care Trust to the Chief Executive of the South West London...

      Epsom and St. Helier Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes would be required to maintain accident and emergency services at Epsom hospital following a demerger of the Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust.

      Epsom and St. Helier Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what capital charges are payable on the Epsom hospital site.

      Foundation Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places on the boards of governors of the first wave of foundation hospitals which (a) are vacant and (b) were filled unopposed.

      GP Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to introduce quality measures for dermatology into the general practitioner contract.

      Health Services (Derby, North)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of patients with suspected cancer in Derby, North saw an NHS consultant within two weeks in each year between 1997 and 2003.

      Health Services (Nottinghamshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) nurses, (b) midwives and (c) health visitors were working within Nottinghamshire health authority areas in each year since 1997.

      Health Services (Nottinghamshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were issued to NHS patients within Nottinghamshire health authority areas in each year since 1997.

      Health Services (Wigan)

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

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the latest figures are for heroin addiction within the Greater London area.

      ICT Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his targets are for improving the information and communication technology (ICT) skills base of staff within (a) his Department and (b) its agencies;...

      ICT Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds will be made available to (a) strategic health authorities and (b) primary care trusts to cover the costs of (i) training clinical staff to use...

      Infleximab/Remicade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is proposing to take to ensure that Infleximab/Remicade is made available on the NHS for all patients requiring this treatment; (2)...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time midwives are employed in the NHS; and how many were employed (a) five years ago and (b) 10 years ago.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of permitting people to commence midwifery training without having to undergo prior training as a nurse.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls were made to NHS Direct in 2003–04.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of NHS Direct was in 2003–04.

      NHS Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of healthcare workers from overseas who have been granted work permits were employed by (a) the NHS and (b) the private...

      Midwives/Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were employed in the national health service in each year from 1974 to 2003.

      Midwives/Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses have (a) entered and (b) completed training since 1997; and how many of those have (i) been recruited into the national health service and...

      Midwives/Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action is being taken to increase the input of front-line nurses into departmental policy formation.

      Midwives/Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of nursing students withdrew from university courses in each of the past five years.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many children have undergone stomach stapling operations for obesity related problems in each of the last five years; (2) how many adults have...

      Opticians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to offer financial support to the compulsory continued education and training programmes for (a) opticians and (b) dispensing...

      Opticians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons dispensing opticians are not recognised by his Department as healthcare professionals.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women are being treated for cancer in the Greater London area.

      Patient Statistics (Wandsworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients there were per general practitioner within the London borough of Wandsworth at the most recent recorded date.

      PFI Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the aggregate annual revenue payments from 2004–05 onwards are in respect of NHS private finance initiative schemes which have reached...

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost to his Department of freezing prescription charges at their current price over the next five years.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many men are being treated for prostate cancer in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley.

      Psychiatrists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) by what percentage the number of NHS psychiatrists has changed since 1997; (2) how many consultant psychiatrists are employed by the NHS in (a)...

      Psychiatrists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are planned to increase the recruitment and retention of psychiatrists in the NHS.

      Radiography Services (Berkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified radiographers have been employed at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in each of the last five years.

      Rubber Ferrules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure was on the acquisition of rubber ferrules in each year since 1997.

      Radiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many interventional radiologists practise in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the staff of his Department were absent from work due to sickness as a proportion of the staff time available in each year since 2000.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the two week wait rule on the management of suspected skin cancers.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation he has undertaken on a possible ban on the smoking of tobacco in public places.

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the recent TV advertising campaign in respect of social care careers.

      St. George's Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many assaults there were on members of staff during the last 12 months at St. George's Hospital, Tooting.

      St. George's Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses are employed at St. George's Hospital, Tooting; and how many are (a) agency nurses and (b) recruited from overseas countries.

      Supporting People Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines he is putting in place for health agencies on the effects on the provision of (a) learning disability and (b) mental health services of...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for a patient to get an appointment to be seen at a genito-urinary medicine clinic in each strategic health authority...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time to see (i) an occupational therapist, (ii) a physiotherapist and (iii) a speech and language...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places have been designated as areas of persistent antisocial behaviour by the Metropolitan police since the Anti-social Behaviour...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been spent by the National Asylum Support Service in each year since its inception (a) on subsistence only support, (b) on...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women from the Ukraine have sought political asylum in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years; and how...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens of the new EU accession states, previously maintained as asylum seekers, have (a) had that maintenance removed, (b) lost...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers and their dependants in each parliamentary constituency in the City of Newcastle in December 2003 were supported by...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers in (a) the UK, (b) West Yorkshire, (c) Kirklees and (d) Huddersfield have exhausted the appeals process and have...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken is for the removal of asylum seekers whose claims have been unsuccessful following judicial review.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which countries' citizens can claim hard case support if their asylum claims are refused on appeal.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when failed Iraqi asylum seekers are expected to return home.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made towards setting a target for the proportion of asylum claims, including final appeal, to be determined within six...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women from Russia have sought political asylum in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers were removed from the UK in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2003–04.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in the last five years have sought asylum from (a) Zimbabwe and (b) Afghanistan; how many have been refused; and how many...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his latest estimate is of the number of asylum seekers who have failed the appeal process and are ineligible for National Asylum Support...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions and guidance have been given to officials on the number of days asylum seekers who have failed the appeal process must...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in the last five years have sought asylum from Iraq; and how many have been refused.

      Biometric Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) cost to date and (b) projected cost is of developing biometric technology for inclusion in passports, broken down by financial...

      Charity Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many receivers and managers were appointed by the Charity Commissioners in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2003–04;...

      Commission for Racial Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations his Department has undertaken with race relations bodies about the effects of the Commission for Racial Equality Getting...

      Commission for Racial Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact the Commission for Racial Equality's Getting Results programme on the delivery of race equality schemes.

      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 1 March, with regard to Ms N. Islam, transferred...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Criminal Records Bureau is permitted to access Department of Health and Department of Education and Skills List 99 records when...

      Criminals (New Identity Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it a policy of the Government to require those convicted of crimes, who are provided with a new identity upon their release,...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) renovation and (b) maintenance projects on buildings (i) owned and (ii) rented by his Department were undertaken in each of the...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether companies that tender for his Department's contracts have to recognise the relevant trade union as a condition of winning that contract.

      Departmental Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department of employing temporary staff through agencies was in each of the last five years.

      Deportations/Removals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) removed and (b) deported from the United Kingdom in each of the last three years.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 30 April 2004, Official Report, columns 63–64WS, on Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were made in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004 to date by those detained at Yarl's Wood about the escort service taking them to and...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about the activities of those escorting detainees to and from detention centres and detention and removal centres he has...

      Dirty Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he is taking to inform the general public of the precautions they must take to avoid contamination by a dirty bomb...

      Drugs Misuse (Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what public funds were spent on tackling drugs misuse in Manchester, Central in (a) 1997–98 and (b) 2002–03.

      Early Retirement

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

      EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports belonging to former asylum seekers, since 1May EU citizens, are held by the Immigration and Nationality Service; when he...

      EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the number of people claiming benefits since 1 May 2004.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 April 2004, Official Report, column 592W, on Guantanamo Bay, whether MI5 officers at Guantanamo Bay raised with...

      Witness Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of protection schemes for witnesses involved in gun crime cases.

      Hazardous Consignments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have to give particularly hazardous consignments a police escort in the Central London area.

      Highly Skilled Migrants Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dentists have been accepted for entry to Britain (a) under the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme and (b) through work permits in the...

      Highly Skilled Migrants Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legal professionals were accepted for entry to Britain (a) under the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme and (b) through work permits...

      Highly Skilled Migrants Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken to process (a) work permits and (b) highly skilled migrant applications for appointments of junior doctors to...

      Home Office Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are followed in relation to highly sensitive documents leaving Home Office premises; and what guidance is issued on this...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the members of the Identity Cards Programme Board.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has carried out of the prevalence in other common law countries of compulsory identity cards; and if he will list those...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the procedures being used to verify the identity of people taking part in the identity card pilot scheme.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the biometric information that will be collected and stored on the (a) National Identity Register and (b) identity card.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the iris has been selected as the basis for a biometric identifier.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for the storage of health information on (a) blood group, (b) organ donor status and (c) HIV condition on the National...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the subsidy for the price charged for an identity card for those on low incomes will be funded.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 April 2004, Official Report, columns 1299–300W, on identity cards, if he will list the non-arrestable...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 April 2004, Official Report, columns 1299–300W, on identity cards, whether the police have powers to...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an individual's unique learner number will be recorded in the National Identity Register under the proposal in the draft Identity...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what categories of people resident in the UK for three months or more will not be eligible for the identity card proposed under the draft...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information will be (a) printed on the face of and (b) held but not shown on (i) the identity card proposed under the draft Identity...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the names of people who have not applied for identity cards will be recorded on the National Identity Register (a) before and (b)...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which private sector databases will be used to check identities under proposals contained in the draft Identity Card Bill.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list his Department's services which will have access to the National Identity Register without being named on the face of the...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he conducted on the impact of identity theft in countries where identity cards have been introduced.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of adults whose details will appear on the National Identity Register by 2013.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his review into whether all immigrants should be tested for HIV upon entry into the United Kingdom; and when...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been (a) refused permission to board and (b) arrested by UK authorities for (i) immigration offences and (ii) other...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest unresolved immigration case being dealt with by his Department is; when the person concerned in this case first arrived in...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests for immigration offences there were in each of the last five years in each (a) police force area and (b) local authority,...

      Justice and Home Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcome was of the Justice and Home Affairs Council held on 29 to 30 April 2004; what the Government's stance was on the issues...

      Marsham Street

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons additional funding is necessary for works on Marsham Street; and how this money will be used.

      Bernice Wiarimu Kamau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of removing Ms Bernice Wairimu Kamau to Nairobi, broken down by each itemised cost associated with the removal.

      Neighbourhood Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that public liability cover for local neighbourhood watch districts will be guaranteed if the National Neighbourhood Watch...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 23 April 2004, reference 168914.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide a substantive reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent, ref 168371, on processing of...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) private companies and (b) Government Departments have taken part in the UK Passport Service's Personal Identification Project;...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports have been lost or mislaid by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate since 31 January; and if he will make a statement.

      People Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions have taken place with European Union countries regarding the issue of people trafficking into Europe.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were held in prisons in England and Wales for drug-related offences in each of the last five years, broken down by class...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisons were operating at greater than their certified normal accommodation rate in each of the last 10 years.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the additional probation staff employed since December 1999 are trainee probation officers; and what their average caseload is.

      Commission for Racial Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what involvement his Department has had in the allocation of Commission for Racial Equality section 44 funding for 2004–05.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many speeding fines were issued in Essex in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002; (2) how many speeding fines were paid by motorists in Essex...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many foreign nationals convicted by courts in the United Kingdom of being involved in the trafficking to and within the United...

      Departmental Expenditure (Sittingbourne and Sheppey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expenditure of his Department in the constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey was between (a) 1992 and 1997, (b) 1997 and 2001...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with (a) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) police authorities on a strategy to...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Advisers/Consultants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on external consultants and advisers each year since its creation.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what responsibilities housing associations have to (a) monitor and (b) control antisocial behaviour by tenants in their properties.

      Early Retirement

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many employees in his Department took early retirement in the last financial year; and at what total cost.

      East of England Regional Assembly

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) letters and (b) other representations he has received from individuals in support of an elected East of England Regional Assembly.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) when he expects personnel in the fire services who respond to emergencies to be provided with insurance cover for terrorist incidents; (2) what action he...

      Housing (North East Lincolnshire)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what residual housing costs will fall on North East Lincolnshire Council's general fund following the transfer of housing stock; and what further public...

      Local Authority Officers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister under what circumstances councillors who have made inappropriate appointments of council officers may be surcharged for (a) salary costs, (b) legal costs and ...

      Local Authority Officers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether a local authority has the power to reallocate the duties of a returning officer for local elections when the current returning officer is one of the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total central funding for local government was in each of the last 25 years, expressed at today's prices.

      Planning (North Devon)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will decide whether to call in planning application no. 31760 (Anchorwood Bank, Barnstaple) to North Devon district council; and in doing so, what account...

      Show People

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, (1) on what basis a site may be ruled inappropriate for locating show people by his Department; (2) what definition his Department uses of a realistic...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many non-decent social homes there are; how many there were in 1997; and what funds he has allocated to reducing the numbers in future years.

  • Trade and Industry

    • China (Renewable Energy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to encourage the development of renewable energy in China.

    • Accountancy Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations the Government has made to the European Commission in respect of (a) IAS 39 and (b) IAS 32; what assessment she has made...

      Fuel Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total tax payable on the average pump price of a litre of unleaded petrol was on (a) 1 May 2003, (b) 1 January, (c) 17 March and (d)...

      Bribery/Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many allegations of overseas bribery and corruption were received by her Department since the date that would not incur disproportionate costs.

      Civil Servants

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

      Company Liquidations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many redundancies have been made by (a) companies and (b) administrators in each of the last 10 years.

      Company Liquidations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will take steps to ensure that the administration of a company following its liquidation is used as an effective tool to safeguard...

      Corporate Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what action is being taken to deal with the problems of industrial sabotage as a result of corporate identity theft; (2) what action is...

      Corporate Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cases of corporate identity theft have been reported in each of the last five years.

      Corporate Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment has been made of the costs to (a) UK consumers and (b) UK companies of corporate identity theft in each of the last five years.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether her Department is investigating allegations of breaches of OECD guidelines by British-based companies and individuals made by the UN...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what information her Department has received from the UN and the panel of experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in support...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff were employed in the Department to work in the communications field, and what the total expenditure on communications for the...

      DVDs/Videos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what regulations are in place on the sale by (a) national supermarket chains and (b) small independent retailers of DVDs and videos at...

      Elderly People

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

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to promote the use of more energy efficient electrical motors within industry.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in tackling the issue of noisy night-time fireworks.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many young people in Hull, North have benefited from the introduction of the minimum wage for 16 and 17 year olds.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many people have legitimately not been paid the minimum wage in each year since its introduction; what the reason was in each case;...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many and what percentage of women in Oldham, West and Royton have taken 26 weeks' maternity leave since 1997.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the budget of each of the nine regional development agencies has been spent on administration in each year since their...

      Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons she rejects the British Chambers of Commerce estimation of the costs to businesses of regulations introduced since 1997.

      Scottish Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 12 May to question reference 171781, if she will list the issues discussed at the meeting with representatives of...

      Software Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Council of Ministers has received the report from the Council Working Group on Intellectual Property on the draft Directive on the...

      Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the latest position is regarding the opt-out from the 48-hour limit on the working week under the Working Time Directive; and if she will...

  • Treasury

    • Conceptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many conceptions in women aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18 and (i) 19 years there were in the Cheshire and...

    • Overseas Charity Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many United Kingdom citizens working overseas for charities in the field of overseas development have lived overseas for more than five years; (2)...

      Psepho-analysis

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which 20 United Kingdom mainland constituencies experienced the greatest fall in electorate between 1997 and 2004 in (a) numerical and (b) percentage terms,...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been saved by housebuyers in stamp duty exempt areas as a result of not having to pay the duty, broken down by local authorities in England.

      Suicides

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many suicides there were in England and Wales in 2002.

      Abortion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many conceptions resulted in abortion among those aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18 and (i) 19 in each year...

      Abortion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many conceptions in women aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18 and (i) 19 years there were in the Essex Strategic...

      Abortion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of conceptions was for women aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18 and (i) 19 in England and Wales in each year...

      Abortion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the rate of conceptions for women aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18 and (i) 19 years was in each year since...

      Abortion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the rate of conceptions in women aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18 and (i) 19 years was in the Dorset and...

      Abortion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many conceptions in women of 19 years and under there were in Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority in each year since 2000, broken down...

      Abortion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the rate of conceptions in women aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18 and (i) 19 years was in the Thames Valley...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Hull North are eligible for the child tax credit; and what the take-up rate is.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update the information set out in the answer of 17 November 2003, Official Report, columns 520–22W, on council tax, to take account of the...

      Labour Statistics (Eastern Region)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the change in the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector in the Eastern Region has been in (a) the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Financial Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list (a) the Government consumption expenditure deflator and (b) the level of public sector inflation for each year since 1997.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to publish the results of the Gershon review.

      Holiday Bond Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Government have to ensure that companies promoting holiday bond schemes make potential investors aware of the financial risks involved.

      Large Business Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the operating costs have been for the Large Business Office for each year since 1997.

      Low Sulphur Petrol

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to ensure the availability of low sulphur petrol after 1 September in the North East of Scotland and the Highlands and Islands; and...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much public money has been spent in Northern Ireland in each of the last seven years, broken down by main budget heading; and what the general receipts...

      Public Sector Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list (a) the Government consumption expenditure deflator and (b) the level of public sector inflation for each year since 1979.

      Travellers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many visits income tax and VAT inspectors have made to unauthorised traveller developments to ensure the proper collection of income tax and VAT in the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the Government's aim to eradicate child poverty in this country by 2020.

    • Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions using the 1999 Millennium Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey, how many children he estimates lived in families with below 70 per cent. of the...

      Council Tax Benefit (Hampshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed council tax benefit in (a) Portsmouth, (b) Southampton and (c) the rest of Hampshire in each of the last three years.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers have been issued in each year since 1992.

      Advertising and Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the expenditure of his Department on advertising and publicity was in each of the last six years, broken down by campaign; and what the...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Scotland were in receipt of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit in (i) 2000–01 and (ii) 2001–02.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) state pensioners and (b) non-pensioner benefit recipients within the Tamworth constituency receive (i) pensions and (ii) other...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Battersea are receiving at least one benefit that can be collected at the post office.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the measures introduced to improve the working conditions of disabled workers in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in the Havant constituency have migrated from over the counter benefit payments to automated credit transfer in each of the...

      Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) claims and (b) successful claims for carers allowance were made in each of the last three years for which figures are available...

      Chagossians (Resettlement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will meet delegates from West Sussex county council in order to discuss the resettlement of Chagossians in West Sussex.

      Child Benefits/Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what powers the child element of jobseeker's allowance and income support will continue to be paid after 1 April 2004.

      Child Benefits/Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parents have been found guilty of avoiding paying the right amount of child support in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside,...

      Child Benefits/Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he will take to provide further support to single parents whose former partners are avoiding paying the right contribution to their...

      Child Benefits/Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to introduce further measures to give the Child Support Agency power to take action against parents not paying the right...

      Child Benefits/Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his statement on CSA Performance, Departmental Report 2004, page 19, what his forecasts were for new scheme (a) cases with...

      Child Benefits/Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his statement on the CSA Delivery Strategy, Departmental Report 2004, page 18, on how many occasions (a) cases have stuck in the...

      Civil Service Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department of Civil Service travel expenses has been in each of the last seven years.

      Computer File Formats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy is in respect of the computer file formats used for the (a) distribution and (b) archiving of publicly...

      Departmental Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were employed in the Department to work in the communications field, and what the total expenditure on communications for the...

      Ethnic Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what ethnic monitoring is carried out of staff in his Department including staff on short-term contracts.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants aged between 50 years and state pension age worked immediately prior to their claim in each...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps Jobcentre Plus is taking to match the skills development of the unemployed to employer demands in the workplace.

      Me

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many ME sufferers appealed after their initial claims for disability living allowance were rejected in the last 12 months; and how many of...

      Leroy Keen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will investigate why it took two years to conclude that Mr. Leroy Keen of Paignton had been overpaid by £119.55 in income support.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many young people in the East Riding of Yorkshire he estimates have gained sustained employment through the New Deal who would not...

      State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the average wage the state pension is in the UK; and what the figure is for each member state of the European Union.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Hull, North are eligible for pension credit; and what the take-up rate is.

      Vulnerable Customers (Cheque Payment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his written statement of 11 May 2004, Official Report, columns 6–7WS, on vulnerable customers (payments by cheque), at what...

  • House of Lords

    • Chechnya

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they will make to the Russian Government at the forthcoming May meeting of Ministers at the Council of Europe regarding: (a) the human rights...

    • EU: Decision-making Procedures

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 26 April (WA 72), what areas were not subject to unanimity under the Treaties of Rome at...

      UN Convention against Torture

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in accordance with the obligation imposed by Article 15 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...

      EU: Free Trade Agreement with Andean Community

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they support the conclusion of a free trade agreement between the European Union and the Andean Community.

      EU-Latin America and Caribbean Summit

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Kingdom will be represented bilaterally at the Latin American, Caribbean and European Union summit to be held in Mexico on 29–30 May.

      Iran: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their dialogue with Iran includes consular or Red Crescent visits to Abrahim Khodabandeh and Jamil Bassam, held in Evin prison.

      Libya: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the representations made to them about the case of Fathi al Jehmi, the Libyan human rights and democracy campaigner, whose family...

      Nuclear Submarines

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of the recent Lancaster University report, how long reactor compartments from Royal Navy nuclear submarines must be stored before the core reaches a...

      Fire Services: ODPM Responsibility

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 6 April (WA 225), what are their reasons for placing responsibility for the fire and rescue service and the...

      GCSE and A-level Grades

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of all A* and A grades at GCSE were obtained by students in: (a) specialist schools; (b) grammar schools; (c) secondary modern schools; (d)...

      GCSE and A-level Grades

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of all A and B grades at A-level were obtained by students in: (a) specialist schools; (b) grammar schools; (c) secondary modern schools; (d)...

      GCSE and A-level Grades

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What precentage of all A grades at A-level were obtained by students in: (a) specialist schools; (b) grammar schools; (c) secondary modern schools; (d) maintained...

      GCSE and A-level Grades

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of all B grades at A-level were obtained by students in: (a) specialist schools; (b) grammar schools; (c) secondary modern schools; (d) maintained...

      Schools: Information for Parents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to change the current arrangements in maintained schools for keeping parents informed about the education policy and achievement of the school,...

      New Deal 50-plus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people benefited from the New Deal 50-plus in the past three years.

      Red Squirrels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking with statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure the protection of red squirrels wherever they currently exist within the United...

      Rabies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 6 May (WA 136), what criteria have been used to evaluate the "successful measures taken by the French, Belgian...

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