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Written answers

Wednesday, 1 September 2004

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Polygamous Spouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many polygamous spouses were granted entry clearance in each of the last five years.

    • British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what rights Government officials have to visit Diego Garcia (a) unannounced and (b) announced under the terms of the lease...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from British citizens with shares in the Turkish companies Ceas and Kepez Elektrik who have...

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Cuban Government on the detention and treatment of (a) Jorge Luis Garcia Perez and (b)...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 15 July 2004, to question reference 184114, what financial assistance was set aside by (a) the...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals his Department has (a) received and (b) made to amend the mandate of the United Nations Organisation Mission in...

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total administration costs were in his Department in financial years (a) 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visa applications from students in China have been refused (a) this year and (b) in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by the Foreign Office in (a) 1996–97 and (b) the last year for which figures are available on special...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Egyptian Government on bringing to justice those responsible for the deaths of 21...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to commission a cost-benefit analysis of the economic impact of the UK's membership of the European Union.

      Hague Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer to the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Sir John Stanley) of 12 July 2004, Official Report,...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what impact the strategic alliance agreed in January between the Indian and Iranian governments has had on the Government's...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the Iraqi police force is funded.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received evidence that terrorists operating in Iraq have secured since May 2003 material that can be put to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any hon. Members had an input into the preparation of the September 2002 Dossier, Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether British officials were told of Abdel Bassel Turk's concern about human rights abuses in 2003.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of Iraq's declaration of the status of its programmes of weapons of mass destruction, provided to the United...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in respect of the information Her Majesty's Government received from a foreign intelligence source suggesting that Iraq...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he requested (a) the Secret Intelligence Service and (b) the Government Communications Headquarters for updated...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with members of the Quartet concerning an arms embargo on Israel.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice his Department has given to contractors working on the Israeli security wall on the International Court of Justice...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the UK companies involved in the construction of the Israeli security wall.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government concerning the Citizenship and Entry into Israel law due for review...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the UN concerning the positioning of a human rights rapporteur in the Occupied Palestinian...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government concerning underground aquifers and other water resources enclosed on...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost of air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain was for (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the...

      Overseas Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 7 June 2004, Official Report, column 57W, what proportion of the time that British missions overseas...

      Overseas Prisoners (Resettlement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if his Department will develop a set of protocols to be followed in order to assist the resettlement of prisoners returning from...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Government have offered the Palestinian Authority in trying to quell disturbances within Palestine.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Sudan about (a) the ratification of the UN Convention Against Torture and...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been sentenced to (a) death, (b) amputation, (c) cross-amputation and...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan about the powers conferred on the Attorney-General and their...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan about its adherence to Articles 10 and 13 of the UN Basic Principles...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with members of the United Nations Security Council about the need for a mandatory resolution under...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with the President of Chad about the relationship between the Janjaweed in Sudan and the Renewed...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he had made to the Government of Sudan about the bombing in May 2004 by its forces of the Darfur town of...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan about the operation of the specialised criminal courts in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Department has made to the Sudanese Government regarding the use of rape by pro-government forces...

      Weapons of Mass Destruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the countries which the Government (a) knows and (b) believes, to possess weapons of mass destruction.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service Management Code

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations he has received to seek amendment to the Civil Service Management Code in order to allow an appeal process in relation to personnel...

    • Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much his Office spent on (a) head hunters and recruitment consultants and (b) management consultants in (i) 1996–97 and (ii) the last...

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the total administration costs were in his Department in financial years (a) 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98.

      Departmental Staff (Upper Age Limits)

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which it is responsible (i) have a set retirement age which applies to all or most personnel and (ii)...

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases against his Office and the agencies for which it is responsible have been brought to employment tribunals in each year since 1997 in...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in the Government Car and Despatch Agency (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available,...

      Prime Minister's Delivery Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers work in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, broken down by salary bracket.

      Refurbishment Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the total cost of refurbishments to the fabric of buildings owned by his Office has been since May 1997.

  • Transport

    • Road Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made with reducing road congestion.

    • Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what European Union financial support has been given for major inter regional road developments in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road schemes have been started in (a) the Thames Valley area and (b) Oxfordshire in each year since 1992.

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how his Department measures his target to maintain the strategic road network at optimum level; and what the level of the strategic road network was...

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Government is on track to achieve its target of widening 360 miles of strategic road network by 2010; and if he will list the schemes...

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Government achieved its target of delivering 100 major trunk road junction schemes by 2003.

      Transport Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much public money was spent on transport in each of the last 25 years.

      Transport Funding (Warrington)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much Government funding has been allocated for transport improvements in Warrington in each of the past five years.

  • Treasury

    • Aviation Fuel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he supports the budget proposal from the European Commission for an EU tax on airline fuel.

    • National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of (a) national debt and (b) debt interest payment was in each of the last 25 years at today's prices.

      Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the salary costs to the Department were for employees working in public relations and publicity in each year since 1997.

      Retail Spending/Household Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the change in the level of (a) retail spending and (b) household income has been in each of the last seven years.

      Trade Codings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 4 May 2004, Official Report, column 1484W, what proportion of trade recorded under these codings has been assessed to be (a)...

      Trainee Inspector of Taxes Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated (a) advertisement and recruitment costs and (b) employment costs, including national insurance, will be for the Inland Revenue's Trainee...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Positive Activities Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the Positive Activities Programme; and what the level of funding will be made available for the...

    • Positive Activities Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young people participated in the Positive Activities Programme in 2003.

      Positive Activities Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the local education authorities which participated in the Positive Activities Programme in (a) 2003–04 and (b)...

  • Defence

    • Army Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel can be trained at any one time at (a) ITR Catterick, (b) ATR Pirbright, (c) ATR Lichfield and (d) ATR Winchester; how many personnel...

    • C-17 Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the leased C-17 aircraft; and who bears the cost, under the contract, should an aircraft be lost as a result of pilot...

      Combat and Operational Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he took to establish that the tender for combat and operational clothing supplies DC4BESL/1002 Cut and Sew had been conducted in accordance...

      Combat and Operational Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that would (a) be created in the UK if the contract for combat and operational clothing supplies...

      Combat and Operational Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria were set down for shortlisting companies tendering for the combat and operational clothing contract DC4DESL/1002; and whether all the...

      Combat and Operational Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on security of supply in relation to contract DC4BESL/1002 Cut and Sew from China.

      Defence Information Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what in-house options have been considered for the Defence Information Infrastructure project; and whether a public sector comparator is being...

      Defence Information Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the full risk assessment setting out control measures proposed by the Government for the possible...

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many copies of his Department's Annual Report were printed in each year since 1997; how many were sold in each year; and what the (a) publication...

      Departmental Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's properties were sold in 2003.

      Detainees (US)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the trilateral agreement governing the handover of prisoners to US authorities remains in force; and if he will make a statement.

      Future Role of Crombie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the completion date for the study on the Future Role of Crombie will be; and what the date will be of the announcement of the outcome of the study.

      Green Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the activities of the Green Minister in the Department in financial year 2003–04.

      Hooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2004, Official Report, column 1235W, on Iraq, on what basis military commanders concluded that hooding detainees could...

      Hooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what judgements by the United Nations Committee Against Torture he has studied on the issue of hooding detainees.

      Interrogation Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the 10 September document entitled Interrogation and Counter-Resistance Policy issued by the Combined Joint Task Force-7 was seen by British (a)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has examined in relation to civilian casualties allegedly caused by UK forces on 24 June 2003 in Majar-al-Kabi.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the killing of approximately 30 Iraqi civilians by British soldiers in Amara in May; whether complaints have been...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 28 June, ref 166938, on Iraq, how many meetings have taken place between the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's estimate is of the number of Iraqi (a) civilian casualties, (b) civilian deaths, (c) military casualties and (d) military deaths...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many qualified medical staff are employed at the British military detention centre in Iraq; what procedures are followed when a prisoner wishes to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iraqi prisoners held by United Kingdom forces in Iraq since the invasion have been released from custody without charge; and if he will make a...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many attacks were made on British forces by Iraqi insurgents (a) in the five days leading up to the handover and (b) in the five days after the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of UK forces in Iraq are reserves.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost per week of reinstating the free postal packet scheme to Iraq for the duration of the present deployment; and how...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what evidence he has studied in relation to the death of Rahim Hanoun Adiou.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he received representations warning about the dangers of hooding detainees prior to its prohibition on 26 September 2003.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions Major General Geoffrey Miller had with British service personnel during his stay in Iraq between 31 August and 9 September 2003.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what involvement British (a) service personnel and (b) officials had in the drafting of interrogation regulations for Combined Joint Task Force 7.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iraqi prisoners were held by British military authorities at the Iraq military detention centre on 1 July; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iraqi (a) men and (b) women are held in United Kingdom-run prisoners in Iraq; and how many have been charged with a specific offence.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of manuals issued to British armed forces providing guidelines for those given responsibility to interrogate...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to his answer to question 169404, what the names are of the three individuals who died of gunshot wounds; what the name is of the person...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has examined in relation to the deaths of (a) Ammar Shakir Mahmoods, (b) Hussam Salih Owaid, (c) Jawad Gadhim Bahidh, (d) Ameen Ajman...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes he has proposed to the way in which UK forces keep Iraqi prisoners; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many persons captured by UK forces in Iraq and subsequently transferred to US control are being held by the United States (a) inside and (b) outside...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those deaths mentioned in the Amnesty International report on civilian deaths in Basra published on 11 May which are or have been the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how often the cases of Iraqi prisoners being held in United Kingdom-run prisons in Iraq are reviewed; and by whom.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received about the death of civilians in Amarah, Iraq as a consequence of a UK armed forces helicopter strike; if he will investigate...

      Future Joint Combat Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the requirement for the Future Joint Combat Aircraft is dependent on the procurement of 50–60,000 tonne aircraft carriers; and what effect...

      Military Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many approvals were given to armed forces personnel to take up appointments with military companies in each year from 1995, broken down by rank of...

      Mr. Rhadi Numa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Mr. Rhadi Numa suffered (a) physical and (b) mental duress prior to his heart attack.

      Naval Dockyards (Radiation Monitoring)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures are in place for the secondary monitoring of radiation at naval dockyards.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will write to the hon. Member for East Carmarthen and Dinefwr pursuant to his answer to question ref. 136924.

      PFI/PPP Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what public safeguards his Department builds into its (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership contracts to prevent the private...

      PFI/PPP Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contractual steps his Department plans to take to prevent (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership partners from selling on...

      Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel are being treated for post traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) men and (b) women who have been held in British-run military and civilian prisons have been released during the last 12 months; and if he...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total value of private finance initiative contracts used by his Department was in 2003.

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many visits to RAF Menwith Hill were made by US personnel not resident or working on the base during 2002–03.

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether requests for visits to RAF Menwith Hill are determined by his Department; and what discussions take place with the US authorities before the...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rules of engagement (a) the American National Guard and (b) the US security police personnel apply concerning peaceful protesters found at RAF bases...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures have been agreed between the US visiting forces and personnel and the Ministry of Defence Police Agency to deal with peaceful protesters...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF apprentices are (a) on secondment and (b) in training at RAF Menwith Hill; what the nature is of that training; and who is funding the training.

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which it is responsible (i) have a set retirement age which applies to all or most personnel and (ii)...

      Royal Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the irreducible manpower level is that needs to be maintained by the Royal Air Force such that an independent operational capability can continue...

      Royal Navy (Drug Enforcement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the role of the Royal Navy in the Caribbean and the deployment of HMS Monmouth in the fight against international drug...

      Saudi Armed Forces Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the whole-time equivalent staffing of the Saudi Armed Forces Project Office in his Department was over the past five years; what secondments to and...

      Seyntex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the performance of Seyntex in relation to his Department's contracts for Battlefield Support Section.

      Sonar 2087

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what (a) research and (b) evaluation his Department has carried out on the likely impacts on marine wildlife of the trials of Sonar 2087 in the...

      Suez Canal Zone Clasps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Suez Canal Zone clasps have been awarded to people who served in the Zone with the Royal Signals; and whether applications for the clasps first...

      Tarik S. Mahmud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Tarik S. Mahmud was (a) a prisoner of war and (b) a civilian arrested during combat.

      Textile Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of departmental contracts over £250,000 for textile items went to (a) UK companies manufacturing (i) inside and (ii)...

      Theatre Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what theatre missile defence capacity UK forces (a) have available now and (b) plan to have available; and over what timescale.

      Timber (Sustainable Sources)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timbers will be used in the pre-fabricated barracks to be built at (a) Aldershot and (b) Salisbury Plain; and what steps will be taken to ensure...

      Welsh Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to change the number of Welsh regiments; and if he will make a statement.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs when he expects the legislation on the offence concerning Enforced Subject Access in the Data Protection Act 1998 to come...

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representations he has received from the European Commission on Directive 95/46/EC and the Data Protection Act 1998.

      Asylum Appeals

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many of the appeals in asylum cases for which legal aid had been provided failed in each year since 1997; and for...

      Community Legal Service Budget

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much of the Community Legal Service budget for 2004–05 is designated to each area of activity, expressed (a) as...

      Data Sharing

      To ask the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will publish a data-sharing bill; and how his data-sharing policy takes account of (a) the proposed...

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many copies of the Department's and its predecessor Department's annual report were printed in each...

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many road vehicles are operated by the Department and its agencies; how many personal injury accidents involving road...

      Duty Solicitor Scheme

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will identify the (a) cost and (b) number of hours claimed for under the duty solicitor scheme in (i) police...

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many cases against the Department, the agencies for which it is responsible and its predecessor organisations have...

      Green Minister

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will make a statement on the activities of the Green Minister in the Department in financial year 2003–04.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many firms have indicated to the Government in each of the last three calendar years that they plan to stop doing...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will break down the cost of providing legal aid in immigration cases in each year since 1997 by (a) purpose for...

      Policies (Environmental Impacts)

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many new policy proposals or significant changes in policy were produced in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04;...

      Press Officers

      To ask the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much his Department spent on press officers in (a) 1996–97 and (b) the latest year for which...

  • International Development

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has completed its review of the feasibility of funding aid for internally displaced persons in Burma; what...

    • Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the state of supplies in refugee camps in Chad; when this assessment was last revised; and...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by (a) the Overseas Development Administration in 1996–97 and (b) the Department in the last year for which...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent (a) by the Overseas Development Administration in 1996–97 and (b) by the Department in the latest accounting...

      Departmental Staff (Upper Age Limits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which it is responsible (i) have a set retirement age which applies to all or most...

      Green Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the activities of the Green Minister in the Department in financial year 2003–04.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reason five of the planned guidance notes on the programmes designed to tackle HIV/AIDS have not yet been published by his...

      Natural Resource Governance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assessment his Department has made of the importance of natural resource governance in developing countries; when this...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will break down by recipient country aid given by the UK in each of the last 10 years (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the overseas aid budget expressed at today's prices was in each of the last 25 years; and what the projected budget is as a result...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) monetary aid and (b) aid in kind his Department has (i) pledged and (ii) delivered to (A) the Philippines, (B) Romania and...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Brent Council Properties

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what has been the cost to the London borough of Brent of vouchers given to tenants for refurbishment of Brent homes in each year since the scheme has been in...

    • Brent Council Properties

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost of refurbishing and redecorating Brent council-owned homes was in each of the 10 years before the voucher scheme was introduced; and how many...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) renovation and (b) maintenance projects on buildings (i) owned and (ii) rented by his Department were undertaken in each of the last five years; and what...

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department spent on (a) refurbishment and (b) office furniture in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) running costs and (b) total expenditure of (i) the Greater London Authority, (ii) each of the Government offices for the regions, (iii) the regional...

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department spent on replacing light bulbs in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many mobile phones owned by his Department have been reported lost or stolen since 2001.

      Departmental Refurbishment Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department and its predecessors spent on refurbishment of its buildings in each year since May 1997, broken down by building.

      Departmental Staff (Upper Age Limits)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which it is responsible (i) have a set retirement age which applies to all or most personnel and (ii) have a...

      Empty Houses

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for how many empty houses his Department is responsible; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Minister

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the activities of the Green Minister in the Department in financial year 2003–04.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homeless people there were in the East Riding of Yorkshire in each of the past five years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister by what proportion the number of statutory homelessness acceptances changed between 1 May 1997 and 31 March 2004.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much central Government funding was provided for local government in each of the last 25 years, at today's prices.

      Ministerial Travel Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total cost of air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain was for (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department in the last year for which...

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will set out the powers and responsibilities of parish councils.

      Policies (Environmental Impacts)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new policy proposals or significant changes in policy were produced in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04; how many of these were screened for their...

      Theft

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the equivalent monetary cost of theft has been to (a) his Department in each year since it was established, (b) the executive agencies affiliated to his...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Address Preference Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) residential and (b) commercial addresses have been registered under the address preference service in each year since it has been...

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money was spent on advertising and promotional literature for her Department's initiatives, broken down by year since 1997.

      Biomass Energy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how she intends to protect existing and well established wood-based industries from power stations whose raw material is the same wood residues.

      Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the trade barriers are to imported Brazilian products entering the United Kingdom.

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many technology business start-ups there were in each year since 1995.

      Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what research her Department has conducted into the security implications of call centres being outsourced to other countries; and if...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research her Department has commissioned on the effects of the Common Agricultural Policy on non-European Union trade, with particular...

      Departmental Accountancy Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who the Finance Director of (a) the Department, (b) UK Trade and Investments Service, (c) Postal Services Commission, (d) Ofgem, (e) Office of...

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many copies of her Department's annual report were printed in each year since 1997; how many were sold in each year; and what the (a)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by her Department on public relations consultants in (a) 1996–97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total cost of printing departmental headed notepaper was in (a) 1996–97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many road vehicles are operated by the Department and its agencies; how many personal injury accidents involving road vehicles operated by...

      E-mail Preference Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Government will introduce an e-mail preference service; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate has powers to investigate the in-house employment agency of the national health service.

      EU Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what formal assessment she has made of the (a) effect on the competiveness of UK industry, (b) the cost to UK consumers and (c) the incentives...

      Green Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the activities of the Green Minister in the Department in financial year 2003–04.

      High Technology Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to minimise the export of high technology jobs to (a) Eastern Europe and (b) Asia.

      Late Bill Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the late payment of bills in the UK.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in Hyndburn have benefited from the national minimum wage.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the number of homeworkers being paid below the national minimum wage.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of people in employment she estimates are in receipt of the national minimum wage.

      Nirex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she expects to announce her decision on the future of Nirex.

      Policy (Environmental Impact)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new policy proposals or significant changes in policy were produced in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04; how many of these...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices in Leicester, South have disabled access.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what budget has been set for each regional development agency as a result of the spending review.

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what regulatory impact assessments have been carried out on the EU directives that came into force over the past 12 months; (2) what...

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much her Department spent on science research and development in each of the last 25 years; and what the projected budgets are as a result...

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2004, Official Report, column 282W, on research and development, what further assessment she has made,...

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 8 June 2004, Official Report, column 382W, on research and development, how many applicants have received funding;...

      Sellafield Site Remediation Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding has been (a) provided and (b) guaranteed to enable the acceleration of previous programmes within the Sellafield Site Remediation...

      Small Businesses (Tamworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support has been offered to small businesses in Tamworth constituency in each year since 1997.

      Solar PV Major Demonstration Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new companies have been accredited under her Department's Solar PV Major Demonstration Programme since its launch.

      Spending Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will identify the (a) top priority programmes and (b) lower value business support administered by her Department referred to in the...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on measures taken by the EU to open up the telecommunications industry across Europe; if she will estimate the...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans her Department has to offer emergency assistance and advice to (a) industry and (b) small businesses in the event of a terrorist attack.

      Unsolicited Faxes/Telephone Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry where money received from fines for making unsolicited telephone calls and faxes is paid.

      Unsolicited Faxes/Telephone Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what costs to (a) industry and (b) consumers she estimates to have been incurred each year since 1999 as a result of unsolicited (i) telephone...

      Unsolicited Faxes/Telephone Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the maximum penalty is for (a) sending unsolicited faxes and (b) making unsolicited telephone calls; and how many times it has been...

      Unsolicited Faxes/Telephone Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many prosecutions there have been in each year since 1999 for (a) sending unsolicited faxes and (b) making unsolicited telephone...

      Unsolicited Faxes/Telephone Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) individual and (b) business numbers have been registered under (i) the telephone and (ii) fax preference schemes in each year...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adoption Cases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consideration is being given in the review of children's cases in the area of the (a) Cumbria County Council, (b) Durham County...

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the salary costs to the Department were for employees working in public relations and publicity in each year since 1997.

      Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many copies of his Department's and predecessor Department's annual report were printed in each year since 1997; how many were sold in...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action the Department is taking to reduce incidences of bullying in Staffordshire schools.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places were available in each of the last 25 years, broken down by local authority area, and listed in descending order...

      Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) announced and (b) unannounced inspections of children's homes have taken place in the past year; how many homes have been...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size in Leicester, South for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in each year since 1997.

      Course Cancellation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list higher education institutions in England which have cancelled (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate courses for academic...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he intends to make (a) the pupil identification number and (b) the identifier used in relation to children in the Children Bill a...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in what way the provisions of the Children Bill in relation to the security of personal information held in the child database about...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to make academic dentistry more attractive to dental graduates.

      Departmental Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total administration costs were in his Department in financial years (a) 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money his Department expects to save as a result of the job cuts in his Department announced in the 2004 spending review.

      Departmental Staff (Upper Age Limits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which it is responsible (i) have a set retirement age which applies to all or most personnel...

      Departmental Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people were employed in the Department (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available, broken down by...

      Education (Islington)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been made available in each year since 1997 and for projected future years for education in schools within the area of the...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) lowest, (b) average and (c) highest per pupil funding was for each local education authority in England in each of the last 25...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much capital investment there has been in education, at today's prices, in each local education authority in each of the last 25 years.

      Educational Attainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will provide a breakdown of achievement at each Key Stage in 2003 by ethnicity subdivided into those (a) in receipt of and (b) not in...

      Ethnic Minority Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of (a) full-time undergraduate students, (b) post-graduate students and (c) full-time students taking higher degrees through...

      Full- and Part-time Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students pursuing a higher degree through taught courses were (a) full-time and (b) part-time in (i) 1996–97 and (ii)...

      Gap Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students are expected to take a gap year in 2004–05.

      Green Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the activities of the Green Minister in the Department in financial year 2003–04.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of people from the constituency of Rochdale have participated in higher education in each year since 1997; and...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average participation rate in higher education is of each parliamentary constituency; and what the average level of participation...

      Holiday Playschemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will estimate the average weekly cost in each region of a place on a holiday playscheme; and if he will make a statement on holiday...

      Job Losses (Civil Servants)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many of the reductions in the numbers of civil servants in his Department announced in the comprehensive spending review will be of...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total cost of air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain was for (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department in...

      Nursery Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria are used for admission to neighbourhood nurseries which are oversubscribed.

      Nursery Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how the nursery education grant budget was spent in 2003–04.

      Out-of-school Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many out of school clubs are operating in England; and how many places are available at these clubs for children aged (a) five to 10...

      Policies (Environmental Impacts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many new policy proposals or significant changes in policy were produced by his Department in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04;...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much, at today's prices, was spent on education of children aged under three years in each of the last 10 years.

      Primary Education (Tamworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average (a) infant and (b) primary school class size was in Tamworth constituency in each year since 1992.

      Private Children's Homes (Inspections)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department's target is for the percentage of (a) announced and (b) unannounced inspections of private children's homes which should...

      Regional Employment and Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent on the (a) Regional Skills Partnerships and (b) Regional Employment and Skills forums since their inception.

      School Choices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in (a) Adur, (b) Worthing and (c) West Sussex failed to get into the school of their first choice in each year since 1997;...

      School Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) assessment his Department has made and (b) guidance he has issued on the ergonomics of school furniture.

      School Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research his Department has commissioned into the impact on children's long term health of poorly designed school furniture.

      School Staff (Tamworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) education support staff there were in Tamworth constituency in each year since 1992.

      School Teachers (Retirement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the effects of the Government's proposals in the Pensions Bill on the future retirement of school teachers.

      School Teachers (Retirement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment has been made by his Department of the changes that will take place in the terms and conditions of the Teacher's Pensions...

      School Teachers (Retirement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions his Department has had with teachers' unions on the impact of the Government's pension proposals; and if he will make a...

      Student Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the amount of debt a student graduating in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006 will have.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the budget cuts recently announced for Sure Start were cuts previously announced for the 2004–05 budget; if he will make a...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 13 July 2004, to question reference 182841, on Sure Start, how many children are receiving services from the Sure...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the 2003–04 budget for Sure Start was allocated to (a) capital expenditure, (b) internal management costs, (c) running...

      University Students/Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research his Department has commissioned on changes in results achieved on university courses over the last 10 years.

      University Students/Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students were offered university places for 2003–04; how many students took up places at universities in 2003–04; and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Bacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made to manage the changeover from the Bank Automated Clearing System to the new BACSTEL-IP system for...

    • Employment Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward legislation to permit employees to gain access to records of their employment stored by employers in unstructured...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dog Excrement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many tonnes of dog excrement is estimated to have been collected by local authorities from public byways and spaces...

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of agriculture (a) gross value and (b) gross profitability for each year for the last...

      Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 19 July; what the Government's stance was on the issues...

      Animal Welfare Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she intends to publish the Animal Welfare Bill; and whether it will be a draft bill for pre-legislative scrutiny.

      Auction Marts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the role of auction marts in rural life; and if she will make a statement.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what action the Government is taking to promote a biodiversity indicator for Europe to measure progress towards halting...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the robustness of the Pan-European Common Bird Index as an indicator of biodiversity; and...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on tax on biofuels; and if she will make a statement.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of whether reported incidence of bovine TB in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003 offer a secure statistical...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the average costs to UK dairy farmers of providing biosecurity to ensure complete separation...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidelines her Department (a) issues and (b) plans to issue to secure full biosecurity of grazing pastures in order to...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidelines her Department issues on when it is appropriate to carry out a survey to establish the adequacy of...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the effects on badger population levels should the farming community succeed in securing...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the change in incidence of bovine TB in cattle is when compared against a baseline of incidence in 1999.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what studies her Department has undertaken of the extent to which the level of bovine TB in cattle reported on the Somerset...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to receive results from the Irish trials into Bovine TB.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of deer as a potential source of infection for bovine TB.

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which countries have identified cases of BSE.

      Cage and Aviary Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her answer of 5 July 2004, Official Report, column 437W, on cage and aviary birds, what measures her Department...

      Captive Birds and Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to propose legislation to ban the sale of captive birds and animals at fairs and exhibitions;...

      CITES Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many permits for the (a) export and (b) re-export of species listed in Appendix II to the Convention on International...

      CITES Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many permits for the (a) export and (b) import of species listed in Appendix I to the Convention on International Trade...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the UK Climate Change Programme targets.

      Commercial Sea Fishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is of the financial contribution to the economy of commercial sea fishing.

      Committee Examining Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her attention was brought to recent e-mailed communications by individual members of the Committee Examining...

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of printing departmental headed notepaper was in (a) 1996–97 and (b) the latest year for which figures...

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of running her Department's canteen facilities was in (a) 1996–97 and (b) the latest year for which...

      Departmental Staff (Upper Age Limits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) her Department and (b) agencies for which it is responsible (i) have a set retirement age which applies to all or...

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many road vehicles are operated by the Department and its agencies; how many personal injury accidents involving road...

      Ducks (Factory Farming)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the welfare of factory farmed ducks with reference to (a) access to water other than drinking...

      Ducks (Factory Farming)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans the Government has to improve the welfare standards of factory farmed ducks.

      Eaton Farm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will allow Mr. Andrew Morris of Eatons Farm, Tibberton, to sell calves under 42 days of age from that farm.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of the trials for the electronic tagging of animals.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Thurrock sent in May about the UK National Allocation Plan for...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much money was spent on grants to aid energy efficiency in (a) Merseyside, (b) Crosby and (c) the North West in each of...

      Environmental Business Growth Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what funding her Department has provided for the Environmental Business Growth Action Programme in 2004–05; (2)...

      EU Bycatch Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to ensure that the UK Bycatch Response Strategy takes steps to protect harbour porpoises in coastal waters...

      External Costs (Agriculture)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the external costs associated with agricultural activities, with particular reference to the...

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the costs which might be incurred by (a) intensive livestock farmers and (b) extensive...

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what security standards are expected from operators and receivers of fallen stock; what checks are made on such operators;...

      Farm Animal Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farm animals, by species, were exported from the UK for each year, from 1994 to date; and if she will make a statement.

      Farm Animal Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farm animals, by species, were imported live to the UK for each year from 1994 to date; and if she will make a statement.

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she last visited an agricultural show; and what plans she has to visit a show.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volume of waste she estimates was illegally fly-tipped in the most recent year for which figures are available, broken...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what actions on the part of the UK authorities were (a) required and (b) recommended by the European Union with regard...

      Greyhounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to propose that a new code to protect racing greyhounds will have statutory backing.

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what Environment Agency (a) procedures and (b) resources will be used to ensure that all hazardous waste producers, including...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2004, Official Report, column 1258W, on hazardous waste, when she expects the landfill...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2004, Official Report, columns 1188–89W, on hazardous waste, what the annual capacity...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the new hazardous waste regulations will make it an offence for householders to dispose of (a) fluorescent light...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) used disposable nappies, (b) used continence pads and (c) cat litter and other animal wastes are classified as...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the amount of hazardous waste that will be stock-piled per month in the six month...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to increase the (a) re-use and (b) recycling of hazardous waste.

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what she expects her Department to publish the criteria for the treatment of toxic waste.

      Incineration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what studies the Department has commissioned into the (a) health and (b) environmental effects of incineration; and how much...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received on the EU Landfill Directive; and if she will make a statement on progress in its...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many landfill sites have applied for permits under the provisions of the Directive; when they will be in a position to...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the detail of the change to the Landfill Regulation 2002 regarding the management of landfill sites was published; and...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the negotiations between her Department, the Environment Agency and the non-ferrous metal industry...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultations took place between members of the non-ferrous metals industry and the Environment Agency concerning the...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her assessment is of the impact on the non-ferrous metal industry of the change in the number of landfill sites to take...

      Magpies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of the increasing number of magpies on the small bird population of the UK; and...

      Marine Nature Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of British waters are (a) marine nature reserves and (b) closed to fishing.

      Marine Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's policy is on marine protection following recommendations at the World Parks Congress in Durban last year.

      Marine Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of (a) the economic benefits and (b) the environmental benefits of creating a series of marine...

      Marine Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received on (a) designating the River Exe in Devon a marine park and (b) creating a series of...

      Meat Products (Injected Water)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications for meat producers of supermarkets injecting water into meat products.

      Mercury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the amount of mercury present in ashes after cremation.

      Ministerial Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total cost of air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain was for (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list visits made by each Minister in the Department between December 2003 and April 2004, broken down by (a)...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the travel costs incurred (a) by her Department and its predecessors and (b) by each Minister within her...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many journeys were made by helicopter by each Minister in her Department and its predecessors in each of the last 10...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of her Ministers will be attending the Country Landowner's Association Game Fair on 23–24 July.

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) ministerial colleagues within the Department of Health and (b) management within the...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to modify the days at sea restrictions in the Western Channel sole fishery to enable fishermen to exploit...

      Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her answer of 15 July 2004, Official Report, column 1300W, on official engagements, if she will give a daily...

      Older Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to implement the Food Standards Agency recommendation that older cattle may now enter the food chain.

      Over-30 Month Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals she has to amend the over-30 month scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for Maldon and East Chelmsford on 27 May 2004, ref 177397.

      Polish/UK Fishing Fleets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what European community funds have been allocated to (a) Poland and (b) the UK in the same period for the modernisation,...

      Post-consumer Paper Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what strategy is in place to increase the collection of post-consumer paper waste for recycling in the UK over the next five...

      Purfleet Industrial Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Environment Agency last inspected the potential for the flooding of the Purfleet Industrial Estate, Essex consequent...

      Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the future of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee.

      Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has issued written advice to (a) local authorities and (b) the Highways Agency setting out their...

      Recreational Sea Fishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is of the financial contribution to the economy of recreational sea fishing in Britain broken down by...

      Recreational Sea Fishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether catches landed by recreational fishing vessels are subject to the Common Fisheries Policy quota restrictions.

      Recycling (Greater London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the amount of (a) household and (b) industrial waste recycled by boroughs within the Greater London area was in each of...

      Sewers and Drains Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she intends to publish her findings on the Review of Existing Sewers and Drains in England and Wales consultation...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) number, (b) percentage and (c) location of sites of special scientific interest that have been...

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what aspects of the reform of the EU Sugar Regime are designed to encourage farmers to produce biomass and biofuels.

      Warm Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the role of local government is in delivering the Warm Front programme.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance was given to waste producers on the conditions of storage on pollution prevention and control sites of orphan...

      Whaling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is the Government's policy to continue to oppose the re-introduction of whaling other than by certain indigenous...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of wind farms on wild birds.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers requested entrance to European Union member states in (a) 1997, (b) 1999, (c) 2001, (d) 2003 and (e) 2004.

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has commissioned to establish the number of failed asylum applicants who remain in the United Kingdom illegally;...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the current time taken to return failed asylum seekers.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many single additional payments were made to asylum seekers, under Regulation 11 of the Asylum Support Regulations 2000, in each...

      Autopsies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many autopsies have been carried out in (a) the UK, (b) Huddersfield and (c) Kirklees in each of the last 10 years.

      Cultural Objects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has commissioned into the link between the black market in stolen or otherwise tainted cultural objects and...

      Universities (Charitable Status)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have to change the charitable status of universities.

      "Reducing Crime — Changing Lives"

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a summary of responses to "Reducing Crime—Changing Lives".

      999 Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police constabularies have a centralised 999 service; and if he will make a statement.

      999 Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many 999 control centres there are, broken down by police constabulary; and if he will make a statement.

      999 Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many calls were made to 999 police services in (a) Essex and (b) Southend-on-Sea in the last year for which figures are available; and if...

      999 Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken for a call to be answered by the 999 police service was in each year since 1997, broken down by police...

      999 Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what performance targets are in place for the 999 Police Service, relating to customer satisfaction; and if he will make a statement.

      Age Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) misuse of fake proof of age cards; and if he will make a statement.

      Alcohol Promotions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ban (a) happy hours and (b) one-price-for-all-you-can-drink promotions in pubs.

      Animal Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officer hours were spent by the Cambridgeshire police force in tackling criminal activity linked to animal rights extremism...

      Anti-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has collated about the number of arrests under the anti-terrorism legislation over the last 12 months; how many led to...

      Anti-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for the arrests of seven people in Greater Manchester and three others in other parts of England on 19 April under...

      Appeals Processing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the appeal in the case of NA, reference D1038877, was received by (a) the Home Office and (b) the Appeals Processing Centre; and when he...

      Burglaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many three strike rule burglaries there were in the last year for which figures are available; how many resulted in a prison sentence;...

      CCTV (Tamworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much public money has been spent on CCTV cameras in Tamworth constituency since 1995–96.

      Community Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the success rate of community sentences.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) community support officers and (b) community wardens there are in each police authority area in Wales; and what the projected...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question number 163249 regarding computer misuse in his Department, tabled by the hon. Member for Northavon on 18 March.

      Contingency Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on emergency planning arrangements in the UK.

      Correctional Services Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons Patrick Carter was selected to carry out the correctional services review.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his officials at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will answer letters dated 12 March and 20 April from the hon. Member for...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for Walsall, North's letter of 8 June concerning a constituent, ref 5835523.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 2 June 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms K Akhtar.

      Country Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many countries had their status changed from unsafe to receive failed asylum seekers in the last 12 months.

      Crime (Public Expenditure)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent in real terms on tackling crime in each of the last 25 years, broken down by police authority area.

      Crime Reduction Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the progress made towards local crime reduction targets in each area participating in the Small Retailers in...

      Criminal Justice Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will amend the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to exempt all police officers from being required to be available for jury service; and if he...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what advice Essex police have given to the Criminal Records Bureau as to their estimated despatch time for returning applications; what...

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have left employment in his Department because of (a) anxiety, (b) stress, (c) depression and (d) other mental health reasons...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policies are in place to tackle female-on-male domestic violence.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the procedure is for women to press charges against their male partners in cases of domestic violence.

      Drug Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Sturman Report on drug rape published in June 2000; and if he will make a statement.

      Drug Testing and Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug testing and treatment orders were issued in Gloucestershire in each month since the scheme's inception.

      Drugs (Prisons and Probation Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will define best value in respect of the provision of drug services for prisons and probation services in England and Wales.

      Drugs (Prisons and Probation Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders in (a) jail and (b) the community have been dealt with by the major drug agencies which have contracts with the prisons...

      Dungavel Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to expand Dungavel Removal Centre.

      Either-way Cases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the proportion of contested cases triable either-way in the magistrates court that resulted in acquittal in (a) the...

      Electoral Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for electoral fraud there have been in each of the last four years.

      Highly Skilled Migrants Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been (a) made and (b) accepted for the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme, broken down by (i) the top 20...

      Fear of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of fear of crime among the people of the Harwich constituency.

      Home Detention Curfew Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles have been released from prison under the Home Detention Curfew Scheme sinces its inception; and how many offences have...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had on the introduction of identity cards; and if he will make a statement.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the impact identity cards will have on the relationship between the citizen and the state.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of illegal immigrants who have entered the UK concealed in lorries.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his officials at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will resolve the immigration status of constituents of the hon. Member for...

      Immigration Detention (Electronic Monitoring)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what conditions individuals seeking asylum will be required to wear an electronic tagging device; and what sanctions will be imposed...

      Immigration Detention (Electronic Monitoring)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on trials for electronic tagging of asylum seekers in Scotland.

      Immigration Detention (Electronic Monitoring)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely impact on asylum detention centres of the electronic tagging of those seeking asylum in the UK; and...

      Immigration Detention (Electronic Monitoring)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to pilot a programme of tagging by electronic means those seeking asylum in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration Detention (Electronic Monitoring)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his plans are in relation to the numbers of those being detained at the Yarl's Wood Detention Centre over the next (a) six, (b) 12 and...

      Immigration Detention (Electronic Monitoring)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people liable to detention under the Immigration Acts he is planning to include in the electronic monitoring pilot his Department is...

      Immigration Detention Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expected date is of (a) decommissioning and (b) closure of the immigration detention facility at Oakington, Cambridgeshire.

      Immigration Detention Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detention places he expects to be available for immigration control purposes over the next three years; where they will be; and if...

      Immigration Detention Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his long-term plans are for the Yarl's Wood Detention Centre; and whether these include housing those detained prior to deportation.

      Insurance Cover

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards the implementation of an action plan based on the report of the Insurance Cover Working Group entitled...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the means-tested benefits available through the Department and the agencies for which it is responsible (a) in May 1997 and...

      Money Laundering Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deposit-taking institutions reported possible money laundering offences to the National Criminal Intelligence Service in (a) 2001,...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who will have statutory responsibility for prisoners' families under the National Offender Management Service arrangements.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made to ensure that the National Offender Management Service will have an approved Welsh language scheme from its...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the relevant trade unions will register disputes under the National Offender Management Service arrangements.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when details of governance arrangements for the National Offender Management Service will be published.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the impact of the introduction of the National Offender Management Service on the input of the voluntary...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many consultees responded to the recent consultation document on the National Offender Management Scheme.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the efficiency savings that will be achieved by establishing the proposed National Offender Management Service.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Home Office's equal opportunities policy was followed in respect of the appointment of the national offender manager for the...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what structure will be put in place for joint working on public protection between the Probation Service and the police under the new...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are employed in the National Offender Management Service Team, broken down by (a) grade and (b) function.

      Neighbourhood Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions have been given to police forces in England and Wales regarding the National Neighbourhood Watch Association.

      Neighbourhood Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on agreements for commercial sponsorship of the National Neighbourhood Watch Association.

      Neighbourhood Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence his Department provided to the Direct Line Insurance Company in 2002 that it (a) had designed and (b) owned the artwork for the...

      Neighbourhood Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department will provide a loan to the National Neighbourhood Watch Association.

      Nuclear Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the time commitment entered into by participating members of the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre is devoted to nuclear...

      Obscene Publications Acts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to amend the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964.

      Obscene Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans there are for meetings to be held between Ministers, credit card companies and collection agents to discuss ways of limiting...

      Obscene Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to encourage international co-operation and an international unified policy on obscene publications on the internet.

      Offender Behaviour Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the accredited offender behaviour programmes available in each prison; (2) how many places were available on each...

      Offender Behaviour Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new offender behaviour programmes are being considered; who is developing them; and when each is expected to become accredited.

      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 Batley and Spen on 19 April, reference 167051, on police sickness reduction...

      Passport Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what comparative studies he has conducted as to the time taken for (a) EU and (b) non-EU passengers to complete immigration formalities in...

      Passport Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he sets service standards that the Immigration Service should seek to process foreign nationals (a) more slowly, (b) more quickly or...

      Passports (Over-75s)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will implement his proposal announced on 19 May to make passports available free of charge for people over the age of 75 years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received about the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 removing the exemption for police officers...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage change there has been in the number of police officers in each year since 1997 in (a) Leicester, (b) Leicestershire and (c)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has issued to the police on the definition of conducting a search of premises immediately after a suspect has emerged, in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes there have been in police numbers in (a) the Harwich constituency, (b) Tendring district and (c) Essex since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables there are in (a) the Thames Valley Police Force and (b) Oxfordshire; and how many there were in (i) 2001 and (ii)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many measures are to be reported by the police under the 2004–05 Statutory Performance Indicators for policing; and how many were...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers, in full-time equivalent terms, were employed by the Prison Service on 31 March in each of the last five years; and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the effect of additional investment on delivery in prison and probation services since 1998.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2004, Official Report, column 1673W, on prisons, what moneys will be made available to (a) build and (b)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what minimum nutritional standards have been set for prison food.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2004, Official Report, column 938W, on prisons, for what reasons his Department does not propose to extend...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his Oral Answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (Sir Teddy Taylor) 12 July 2004, Official Report, column 1116,...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many suicides of (a) men and (b) women there were in each London prison in each of the last five years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women prisoners were held in prisons in England and Wales on 1 July (a) 2004, (b) 2003, (c) 2002 and (d) 2001.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the salary ranges are for prison custody officers at each privately run prison establishment.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will (a) carry out an access audit of prisons and (b) develop a strategy for disabled prisoners.

      Pubwatch Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support the Government is providing to the national Pubwatch scheme in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Cheshire.

      Re-offending

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his Department's strategy to reduce crimes committed by re-offenders.

      Retail Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of (a) the proportion of retail crime that was reported to the police and (b) the actual level of retail crime in...

      Security Officers (Licensing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) for what reasons under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 a security officer pays a much higher sum for licences than the actual...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 16 years were (a) recorded and (b) successfully prosecuted in each police...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases are outstanding from the stop and search orders issued under Section 44 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 at...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the 2002–03 stop and search figures for West Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the operation of stop and search powers in England (a) generally and (b) under counter-terrorism legislation.

      Street Crime (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on policing in central London and each of its surrounding boroughs in 2003–04.

      Street Crime (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many street crimes were reported in London in (a) 1997, (b) 1999, (c) 2001, (d) 2003 and (e) 2004; and how many were prosecuted in each year.

      Terrorism/Security Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the recent findings on the percentage of people of Asian origin arrested under terrorism and security legislation.

      Terrorist Attack

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to post advice for citizens on actions to be taken during terrorist attacks on the (a) Home Office and (b) UK resilience...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department supporting victims of (a) crime and (b) domestic violence in each of the last 25 years; and what the...

      Visiting Forces Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions since 1974 US forces personnel have submitted certificates of immunity under the Visiting Forces Act 1952 to British courts.

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to encourage voluntary activity among (a) senior civil servants and (b) members of the Cabinet.

      Witness and Victim Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of intimidation of (a) witnesses and (b) victims have been recorded in each year for which figures are available.

  • Health

    • EU Clinical Trials Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the EU Clinical Trials Directive in the UK.

    • Meat Products (Added Water)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment the Food Standards Agency has made of the effects of producers injecting water into meat products; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Milk Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether liquid or powdered milk, from EU member states used in the production of milk products produced in another EU member state can be identified by UK...

      Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many abortions have been performed in each year since 1990 at (a) 22 weeks gestation and (b) 23 weeks gestation; (2) what the gestational age...

      Adur, Arun and Worthing Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of staff in Adur, Arun and Worthing Primary Care Trust are agency staff.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of (a) child and (b) adult asthma was in each of the last 25 years, broken down by region.

      Breast Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of breast screening sites provide screening for women aged between 65 and 70 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people had their needs reviewed within three months of placement in a care home in each local authority.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds were available for the elderly in care homes in the Thames Valley in (a) 2004, (b) 1997 and (c) 2001.

      Children's Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals operate children's accident and emergency departments.

      Children's Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes in funding for children's health services he intends to make as a consequence of the 2004 Spending Review.

      Chiropractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations the Government have received about the availability of chiropractic treatment on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Chlamydia/Ectopic Pregnancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list (a) the rate for the detection of chlamydia and (b) the rate of ectopic pregnancies for each of the hospital trusts in London and the...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts have successfully implemented the Single Assessment Process as outlined in Standard Two of the National Service Framework for...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2004, Official Report, column 361W, on continuing care, on what date the report of the review of NHS continuing care will...

      Cosmetic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2004, Official Report, column 800W, on cosmetic surgery, if he will accept the Select Committee's recommendation that...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places were available in dental schools for trainee dentists in each year since 1991.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on the recent returning to NHS dentistry advertisements in national newspapers; how many advertisements have been placed;...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is his Department's policy to allow newly qualified dentists from other EU countries to practise in the UK where their training has included no...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have moved from NHS to private dental treatment in the last seven years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average distance a person from the BB7 postcode area would need to travel to see a NHS dentist if he were to register on...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are on waiting lists to register with a NHS dentist.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his written statement of 16 July 2004, Official Report, columns 90–1WS, on NHS dentistry, how many patients will be able to register...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 12 July 2004, Official Report, column 934W, on NHS dentistry, what assessment he has made of the impact of shortages of dentists...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the UK schools of dentistry that have agreed to increase their undergraduate places in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005, broken down by number of places.

      Departmental Age Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which it is responsible (i) have a set retirement age which applies to all or most personnel and (ii) have...

      Departmental Consultancy and Accountancy Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost has been to the Department of (a) management consultants and (b) accountancy advice in the past year.

      Departmental Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on energy efficiency in his Department's buildings.

      Departmental Furnishings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent in the last year for which figures are available on (a) refurbishment and (b) office furniture.

      Departmental Light Bulbs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on replacing light bulbs in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Mobiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) capital and (b) running cost was to the taxpayer of mobile phones in his Department in each year since 2001.

      Departmental Mobiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mobile phones owned by his Department have been reported lost or stolen since 2001.

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of theft was to (a) his Department in each of the last 10 years and (b) the executive agencies for which his Department is responsible in...

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many road vehicles are operated by the Department and its agencies; how many personal injury accidents involving road vehicles operated by the...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there were for (a) paediatric, (b) adolescent and (c) adult treatment for type two diabetes in (i) England and (ii)...

      Diagnostic and Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government will achieve their target of developing 20 diagnostic and treatment centres by 2004; and what the state of progress was at 1 April.

      Diagnostic and Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government are on track to achieve their target of developing 47 diagnostic and treatment centres by 2008; and what the state of progress was...

      Dog Excrement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people are estimated to be treated in hospitals and health centres as a consequence of falls following contact with dog excrement on public...

      E-recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact on professional body journals of the introduction of NHS e-recruitment of allied health professions.

      E-recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements his Department has made to ensure that non-NHS employers will have access to e-recruitment for allied health professionals.

      E-recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to monitor the implementation of NHS e-recruitment in respect of NHS trusts spending on hard copy advertisements.

      Fall/Osteoporosis Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with primary care trusts with regard to the integration of falls and osteoporosis services.

      Fall/Osteoporosis Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what osteoporosis-specific activities his Department is engaged with; and which relate particularly to osteoporosis sufferers who have not fallen.

      Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what peer review has been undertaken of the Newcastle University report "Bioavailability of fluoride in drinking water—a human experimental...

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average turnout of (a) public voters and (b) patient voters has been in elections for boards of foundation trust hospitals.

      General Practitioners (Out-of-hours Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what comparative assessment he has made of the impact on hospital emergency services of (a) out-of-hours service cover by general practitioners in (i)...

      General Practitioners (Out-of-hours Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage general practitioners to ensure that out-of-hours cover services are supported by appropriate access to patient...

      General Practitioners (Out-of-hours Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what comparative assessment he has (a) made and (b) commissioned of patient safety under (i) National Emergency Medical Services cover and (ii) general...

      GP Contract

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) of 25 March 2004, Official Report, column 1050W, on general practitioners, what...

      GPs (Saturday Morning Surgeries)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely impact on hospital emergency services of the choice general practitioners will have after October to opt out of...

      Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of public expenditure on health was in real terms at today's prices in each of the last 25 years.

      Health Protection Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what formal relationship his Department has with the Health Protection Agency.

      Health Services (Non-EU Nationals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the changes to the entitlement of non-EU nationals to treatment by British (a) general practitioners and (b) dentists will also apply to children...

      Health Workers (West Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health workers were recruited to work in West Sussex in 2003–04, broken down by profession.

      Heart Bypass Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) 25, (b) between 26 and 50, (c) between 51 and 60, (d) between 61 and 70 and (e) 71 years have had heart bypass surgery in each of...

      Hepatitis B

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the (a) costs and (b) benefits of universal vaccination for hepatitis B.

      Hepatitis B

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce a vaccination programme in babies for hepatitis B; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospital Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received about patients having difficulty using call centres to pre-book hospital appointments under pilot pre-booking and...

      Hospital Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what options will be available for patients booking hospital appointments other than via call centres following implementation of the Government's...

      Hospital Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued to primary care trusts on establishing call centres to handle requests for booked appointments in pursuance of the...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2004, Official Report, column 931W, on hospital beds, how many hospital beds were available in total in the NHS in...

      Hospital Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government owe to the private sector with regard to hospital building programmes in (a) England and (b) Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

      Hospital Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government are on track to achieve its target of 114 hospitals by 2010; and what the (a) anticipated construction cost, (b) expected date for...

      Hospital Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to improve and update the hospital cleanliness rating system; (2) what proposals he has to amend hospital cleanliness inspections...

      Hospital Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence he has collected on whether the results of hospital cleanliness inspections differ depending on whether they are pre-announced.

      Hospital Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data he collects on the (a) cleanliness and (b) hygiene of NHS operating theatres; and if he will publish them.

      Hospital Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) research he has commissioned and (b) evidence he has collected on the influence of the control of laundering of nurse and medical staff uniforms...

      Hospital Waste Incineration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the volume of material arising from NHS hospitals which was incinerated (a) on site and (b) elsewhere in each year since 1997.

      Insulin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2004, Official Report, column 1434W, on insulin, if he will place in the Library details of contacts between his...

      Insulin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 28 June 2004, Official Report, column 106W, whether the licensing process compared mortality rates, the development of diabetic...

      Intermediate Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2004, Official Report, column 158W, on intermediate care, when the validation process of data regarding intermediate care...

      Kidney Dialysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) 25, (b) between 26 and 50, (c) between 51 and 60, (d) between 61 and 70 and (e) 71 years have received kidney dialysis in each of...

      Kidney Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children are being treated for kidney disease.

      King's College Hospital Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether, following the decision not to award King's College Hospital Trust foundation status, the elections held so far will be declared void.

      Litigation Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer dated 13 July 2004, Official Report, column 1098W, what legal actions involving NHS funds have been initiated over the last five...

      Lost/Stolen Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the items that his Department has reported lost or stolen to the police from his Department's buildings and property since 2001.

      Medical Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 7 June 2004, Official Report, column 160W, on medical instruments, how much of the figure shown for each year was spent on (a)...

      Medical Secretaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take action to improve the remuneration of medical secretaries throughout the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 May 2004, Official Report, column 1836W, on mental health, at what level such information is collected; if he will collect...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to ensure the safety of (a) patients and (b) the public when electrical power cuts disable automatic door release mechanisms...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account is taken of the risk of suicide in guidance given for the building of acute mental health wards; and if he will make a statement.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what actions his Department has taken to encourage a return to NHS practice by those who had previously worked in the NHS as midwives; how many such...

      Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies he has (a) commissioned and (b) reviewed concerning the presence of rocket fuel in milk.

      Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the availability through the NHS of respite care for sufferers of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME); what comparative...

      National Poisons Information Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any of the poisons information specialists at the National Poisons Information Service and the West Midlands Poisons Unit, received income from...

      National Service Framework for Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department will publish its review of the April 2004 milestones for the National Service Framework for Older People; and if he will make a statement.

      New Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2004, Official Report, column 1100W, on new hospitals, what each of the 46 new hospital schemes entails.

      NHS Commercial Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what controls regulate the distribution within NHS premises of commercial products to patients where the giving of permission to distribute generates an...

      NHS Direct (Isle of Wight/Hampshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls were received by NHS Direct in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire in each month since the facility opened; and what categories of information...

      NHS Direct (Isle of Wight/Hampshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who took the decision to locate the NHS Direct call centre which serves the Isle of Wight and Hampshire in Southampton; when the decision was taken; when...

      NHS Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the Government achieved their target of eradicating the fire safety backlog on the NHS estate by March 2003; (2) what further progress has...

      NHS Improvement Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reason there are targets in the NHS improvement plan for reducing deaths from some medical conditions but not others; and if he will make a...

      NHS IT Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the gateway review of the elements of the National Programme for IT in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Number

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he intends to make the NHS Number a general identifier as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Overspend (South-east)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS over-spend in the South East was in 2003–04.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the budget of National Health Service Professionals was in financial year 2003–04; and what its main sources of revenue were; (2) what...

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence of fraud he has collated in the running of NHS Professionals; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Repairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government achieved their target of reducing disrepair on the NHS estate by 25 per cent. between April 1999 and March 2004; what the total...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary for NHS (a) chief executives and (b) chairmen was in each year since 1997.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was spent by the NHS on agency staff in Leicester South in each year since 1997.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff vacancies there were in the NHS in Leicestershire in each year since 1997.

      Nurse Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of experienced senior nurses who are not currently employed and are available for recruitment as...

      Nurse Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurse training places there were in England in (a) 1979 and (b) 1997.

      Nurses' Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what system of monitoring is carried out by NHS trusts to ensure nurses' uniforms laundered domestically are free from infection; and if he will...

      Nurses' Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether HSG (95) 18 applies to the laundering of nurses' uniforms; and if he will make a statement; (2) at what temperatures nurses' uniforms...

      Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were carried out in NHS hospitals in each of the past five years.

      Orchards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to exclude grazing animals from fruit orchards.

      Paediatric Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) male and (b) female paediatric consultants work in the NHS, shown by (i) headcount and (ii) whole time equivalent.

      Patientline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what costs to patients are incurred by (a) registering with Patientline and (b) making a request for a bedside television set to be switched off;...

      Patientline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the services offered by Patientline, including costs to patients.

      Patientline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests have been made to Patientline for bedside television sets to be switched off.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what updated information has been received from pesticide companies by the National Poisons Information Service for their pesticide product database since...

      Policies (Environmental Impact)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new policy proposals or significant changes in policy were produced in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04; how many of these were screened...

      Portable Nebulisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is in respect of the supply of portable nebulisers by the NHS free of charge.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are receiving prescriptions for (a) Donepezil (Aricept), (b) Rivastigmine (Exelon) and (c) Galantamine (Remings).

      Primary Care Trust Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is regarding the use of financial savings made in one component trust to offset excessive expenditure in another where the managements of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether primary care trusts will be required to fund the post of prison healthcare officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Radiologists/Biomedical Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) radiologists and (b) biomedical scientists have been recruited into the NHS in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Reciprocal Health Care Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reciprocal health care arrangements are in place between the UK and other EU states; how many people were treated under these arrangements in the UK...

      Refurbishment Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of refurbishment of Department of Health owned buildings has been since May 1997.

      Seroxat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the manufacturers of Seroxat were permitted to market that product in a 30 mg tablet size.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many teenagers were treated for sexually transmitted diseases in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each strategic health authority in each year...

      Shared Services Special Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to establish a shared services special health authority; and if he will make a statement.

      Slaughter Processes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that all meat or meat products on sale which are the result of a slaughter process where pre-stunning has been absent are...

      St. Helens and Knowsley Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the revenue and capital budgets were for the St. Helens and Knowsley Hospital Trust for each year from 1997 to 2004.

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the (a) remit and (b) activities of strategic health authorities.

      Surrey and Sussex Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding Surrey and Sussex Health Authority received in 2003–04.

      Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact his Department's policies have had on (a) dealing with sickness rates and (b) promoting health in Tamworth...

      Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether, when hiring temporary clerical and administration staff, hospitals are required to comply with the national framework agreement.

      Trainee Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) whole-time equivalent and (b) headcount paediatric consultant specialists in kidney disease are working in the NHS; and how many vacant...

      United Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates special advisers from his Department have met with United Healthcare since 1 May 1997; where each meeting was held; and which of his special...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list, for each of the last 10 years, the total number of patients in Tamworth constituency, or the nearest relevant unit of population, waiting...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account he takes in pursuing his plans for reducing bed occupancy in NHS hospitals, of the target to reduce waiting times to 18 weeks between GP...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health professionals will not immediately be covered by the 18-week target from general practitioner referral to treatment set in the Spending Review.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to reconfigure departmental waiting list statistics so that they measure total waiting time to treatment as outlined in the...

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