We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Written answers

Thursday, 18 November 2004

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Encouragement to Vote

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how much money the Electoral Commission is spending on encouraging (a) young people and (b)...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Board of Management

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what plans there are for the representation of hon. Members on the Board of Management of the House.

    • Department of Finance and Administration

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission how much office accommodation would be vacated if staff of the Department of Finance and...

      Department of Finance and Administration

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether there are plans for an organisation and methods study of the Finance and Administration...

      Department of Finance and Administration

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether an assessment has been made of the potential for hot desking in the Finance and...

      Department of the Clerk of the House

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether there are plans for an organisation and methods study of the Department of the Clerk of...

      Department of the Clerk of the House

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what cost benefit analysis has been carried out on the use of computer workstations by staff in...

      Department of the Serjeant at Arms

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the Commission has plans to (a) carry out and (b) commission an organisation and methods...

      Department of the Serjeant at Arms

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission how many staff were employed in the Serjeant at Arms Department (a) in 1974, (b) in 2000 and (c)...

      Department of the Serjeant at Arms

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether a cost benefit analysis has been carried out on the use of computer workstations by...

      Department of the Serjeant at Arms

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment he has made of the potential for hot desking in the Serjeant at Arms Department.

      Department of the Serjeant at Arms

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what the cost was of purchasing computer workstations for staff in the Serjeant at Arms...

      House of Commons Library

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the Commission plans to conduct an organisation and methods study of the Library.

      Staff Numbers

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission how many staff were employed on the latest date for which figures are available in (a) the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Emergencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when she expects to complete the issue to all households of the booklet "Preparing for Emergencies"; (2) what the cost was of (a) producing and...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Asylum Seekers (Legal Aid)

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Department has to reduce the overspend on legal aid for asylum seekers.

    • Civil Legal Office

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Department has to undertake research into the viability of a salaried civil legal office comparable to the...

      Community Legal Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will list the 10 barristers who have received the highest fees for civil work from the Community Legal Service,...

      Community Legal Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the conclusions of the Constitutional Affairs Committee's report of Session 2003–04 on civil legal aid,...

      Conditional Fee Consultation

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the consultation period ends for the Department's consultation paper from June entitled Making Simple Conditional...

      Electoral Systems

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs when he expects to announce the review of electoral systems.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what support he plans to provide to local authorities to help them in responding to inquiries under the Freedom of...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs for what reasons local authorities are not permitted to levy a charge for the time incurred in answering questions from...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans he has to reimburse local government for additional costs incurred as a result of responding to requests under...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs when he will lay fees regulations before the House to guide local authorities on their response to enquiries from the...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Charging Initiative

      To ask the Solicitor-General what preliminary conclusions she has reached on the impact of the charging initiative of basing Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors in police stations; and if she...

    • Consultants

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many consultancy firms or companies have been retained by the Law Officers' Department since June 2001; what the projects are for which each has been retained;...

      Crown Prosecution Service (Pre-charging)

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make a statement on the Crown Prosecution Service's role in (a) collecting, (b) reviewing and (c) analysing data on which they bring prosecutions; and...

      Crown Prosecution Service (Pre-charging)

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) what assessment she has made of the impact that the involvement of the Crown Prosecution Service in the decision on whether or not to charge a person with an...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will list the properties occupied by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2004, showing (A) for each and (B) in aggregate the area; and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many agency temporary staff have been working for the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years, excluding those working for agencies for which no...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment she has made of the likely costs to the Law Officers' Departments in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Parliament Act

      Tony Wright: To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make a statement on the Parliament Act 1949.

      Press Officers

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many press officers her Department has employed in each of the past five years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will list bodies other than the police, but including Government Departments and agencies, which have authority to prosecute criminal offences; and which (a)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the offices for which he is responsible are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions he has met the First Minister of the National Assembly for Wales in an official capacity since November 2000.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on how many occasions he has met the President of the United States since November 2000; (2) how many official visits he has made to the United States since...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister how many official visits he has made to Wales since November 2000.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the cost of (a) decoration and (b) refurbishment of the London offices of the Department was in each of the last four years.

    • Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the legislative framework will be to enable the National Assembly for Wales to legislate for a ban on smoking in all workplaces and enclosed public...

      Wales Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many staff were employed in the Wales Office in April (a) 1999 and (b) 2004; which jobs have been (i) created and (ii) removed; and if he will make a...

  • Treasury

    • Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of overpayment of the child care tax credit there were in the last financial year; how much money was overpaid; what the average overpayment...

    • Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the number of compensation payments due to errors and delays in the Inland Revenue tax credit departments, for each quarter...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications for tax credits have been waiting for their first payment for (a) one month, (b) two months, (c) three months, (d) four months, (e)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many families are receiving child tax credits in Newcastle-under-Lyme; (2) how many families are benefiting from the working tax credit in...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Newcastle-under-Lyme have benefited from research and development tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value is of the largest small overpayment of tax credit which the Inland Revenue has written off.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in the City of Edinburgh local authority area are in receipt of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the national percentage take-up of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases in (a) 2002–03 and (b) the current financial year to date repayments have been requested for overpayment of child and working tax...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the tax credit award notices that were sent out in (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2003–04 were sent out (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what circumstances the Inland Revenue does not request repayment of overpayments of child and working tax credit where it accepts responsibility for the...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the number of overpayments that have been made to families in receipt of working tax credit.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action will be taken to ensure that the overpayment of working tax credit is reduced in future years.

      Alcohol-related Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of deaths in which alcohol was a contributory factor in each of the last 10 years.

      Births

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children have been born to mothers resident in each constituency in the UK since 1 September 2002.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide additional training for Inland Revenue staff in respect of capital gains tax; and if he will make an assessment of the need to improve...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will replace the system of reliefs offered to those liable for capital gains tax with a sliding scale based upon the length of time that an asset has...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many different leaflets are published by Inland Revenue to explain the capital gains tax system.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the rated child benefit has increased since 1997.

      Cold Weather Mortality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths were attributed to cold weather and lack of adequate heating in homes in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear and...

      Company Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Inland Revenue's policy is on fuel charges for company cars; and what plans it has to reconsider levels.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of removing the VAT levy on all over-the-counter contraceptives; and what discussions (a) he, (b) his officials and...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Newcastle-under-Lyme have benefited from lower rates of corporation tax.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter to him of 11 October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Silu Meah.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Inland Revenue will reply to the letter of 2 November from the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, concerning Mr. and Mrs. Edwards of Birkenhead.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Inland Revenue will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, dated 11 October, concerning the payment of tax credits to a...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects a reply to be made to the letters of (a) 17 August to Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB and (b) 15 September to Mr. David Varney of the Board of the...

      European Pact for Youth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the European Pact for Youth programme entails.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Fuel Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to assist in stabilising fuel prices; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners in Newcastle-under-Lyme have benefited from the 10 per cent. rate of income tax since its introduction.

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the running costs of Ministers' private offices in his Department have been in each year since 1997.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the opportunities for those remaining in education until the age of 18 years and then pursuing a four year higher education...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of those aged between 18 and 21 years in higher education made sufficient national insurance contributions in 2003–04 to be credited...

      Negative Equity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate the Treasury has made of the number of households with negative equity in their homes; and if he will make a statement.

      Select Committee Recommendations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many recommendations by parliamentary Select Committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to reform stamp duty to help first-time buyers.

      Sustainable Reporting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government's attitude towards sustainable reporting; and what encouragement he has given to the promotion of corporate...

      Tax records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax records have been lost by the Inland Revenue due to recent computer errors; what estimate he has made of the amount of tax which will be lost...

      Theft and Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the cost of theft and fraud to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1997.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department...

    • Emergency Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what contribution his Department (a) made and (b) is making to the dispatch of emergency aid to Butuo, Liberia; and if he will...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he...

      Green Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many departmental Green Ministers there have been since 1997.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what provision has been made for (a) housing, (b) feeding and (c) schooling women and children who have left their homes in Falluja as...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assistance is being provided by the UK to restore essential utilities infrastructure to Falluja; (2) what additional...

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of shortages identified by the United Nations of artemisinin-based combination therapy used in the...

      Palestinian Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what co-operation his Department has had with members of the Arab League in alleviating poverty in the Palestinian Territories.

      Stabex Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the European Commission concerning the retrieval of accurate information on the use of funds...

      Turkmenistan/Armenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development aid has been provided by the Government to the Governments of (a) Turkmenistan and (b) Armenia in each year since...

      Yasser Arafat

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the amount of funds in US dollars held by the estate of the late Yasser Arafat which...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Street Wardens (Wandsworth)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what discussions he has had with Wandsworth council on the future role of street wardens in the London borough of Wandsworth; (2) what contribution his...

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how affordable housing is defined by his Department in its projection of future housing need.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will break down Low Cost Home Ownership units planned for Southwark in the Housing Corporation's 2004–06 Approved Development Programme by (a)...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many of the Low Cost Home Ownership units planned for Lambeth in the Housing Corporation's 2004–06 Approved Development Programme are (a) one-bed...

      Battersea Power Station

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his Department's proposed redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

      Compulsory Purchase Orders

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will (a) remove and (b) limit the liability of sheriffs for damages claims in the event of improper enforcement of compulsory purchase orders.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will establish an independent review into the future of regional fire control centres; (2) how many representations (a) for and (b) against a...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homeless households are awaiting accommodation in each local authority in the north-west.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will break down the low cost home ownership units planned for (a) Enfield and (b) Greater London in the Housing Corporation's 2004 to 2006 approved...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many shared ownership properties were sold in (a) Enfield and (b) Greater London in each year since 1997; and how many of those properties were purchased by...

      Illegal Encampments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who is responsible for the payment of the costs of (a) eviction and (b) clearing sites following illegal encampments of travellers on private land.

      Ministerial Expenses

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much the Department spent on (a) maintenance, (b) renovation, (c) council tax and (d) running costs of residential properties used by Ministers and officials...

      New Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of new houses built since 1997 were built on (a) greenfield and (b) brownfield sites.

      New Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new houses have been planned by his Department for construction in (a) North West Leicestershire and (b) the East Midlands over the next 10 years; what...

      Regional Chambers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the procedure for regional planning in the event of a regional chamber being dissolved.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which paragraph (a) 11 and (b) 13 of PPG8 relating to consultation with schools about transmission masts...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from the Local Government Association in the last 24 months on changing the planning laws that relate to transmission masts.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many representations he has received from hon. Members in the last 12 months on changing the planning laws that relate to transmission masts.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many applications for mobile telephone masts he (a) rejected and (b) approved in each year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidelines are in place to encourage siting of mobile telephone masts away from areas of population when there is no bearing on the quality of reception; and...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the risks posed by mobile telephone masts located in petrol stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Use Classes Order

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to implement reform of the Use Classes Order.

  • Scotland

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many consultancy firms or companies have been retained by the Department since June 2001; what the projects are for which each has been retained;...

    • Departmental Advertising Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for his Department's advertising activity has been in each financial year...

      Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department which have received...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the cost of (a) decoration and (b) refurbishment of the London offices of the Department was in each of the last four years.

      Departmental Publications (Accessibility)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what proportion of publications issued by his Department are available in (a) braille, (b) autoprint, (c) large print and (d) easy read format.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on energy needs of Scotland over the next 15 years.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Legislative Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many hours of scrutiny were given to each Bill relating exclusively to Scotland between 1997 and 1999, broken down by (a) Scottish Grand Committee,...

      Mobile Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many mobile phones were used by (a) Ministers and special advisers and (b) officials in his Department in each year since 1997; how many were (i)...

      Parliamentary Boundaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what the latest date would be by which the orders implementing the Boundary Commission for Scotland's report on Parliamentary Boundaries in...

      Public Relations (Expenditure)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much money his Department has spent on public relations in each of the last three years; and how much is projected to be spent in each of the next...

      Scottish Grand Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many meetings of the Scottish Grand Committee there were in each year since 1997; where the meetings were held; and what the subject matter of...

      Welfare Baby Milk Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the distribution of welfare baby milk foods in Scotland is a reserved responsibility.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Agency Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many agency temporary staff have been working for the Department in each of the last five years, excluding those working for agencies for...

    • Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to improve diagnosis of allergies by general practitioners in the Province.

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to improve hospital allergy services in the Province.

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures he is taking to reduce waiting times for specialist consultations for people with allergies in Northern Ireland.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proceedings have been commenced for the issue of antisocial behaviour orders since their introduction; and if he will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidance he has sought from his colleagues in the Home Office in relation to best practice advice for antisocial behaviour orders.

      Ardoyne (Public Order Offences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were (a) charged with public order offences, (b) arrested and (c) convicted arising out of disorder in the Ardoyne area on 12...

      Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many attacks on (a) pedestrians and (b) motorists which took place on the section of road between Belfast Central Station and Mountpottinger...

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing screening for bowel cancer in the Province.

      Budget 2005–08

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans his Department has for an equality impact assessment of the proposals in the Draft Priorities and Budget 2005–08 consultation...

      Capitation Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will include family health services funding in the Capitation Review of health spending in the Province.

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many CCTV cameras funded by the Northern Ireland Office have been installed in North Belfast since 2001; what the total cost has been; and...

      Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding he expects will be made available for the implementation of the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister's children...

      Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what financial provision is being made for children's services within the Draft Priorities and Budget 2005 to 2008; and what percentage of the...

      Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what impact he expects the spending plans detailed in the Draft Priorities and Budget 2005 to 2008 will have on (a) existing services and (b)...

      Children's Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding the Children's Fund set up by the Northern Ireland Executive has received in each year since it was introduced; what provision is...

      Civil Service Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to amend civil service pension arrangements to allow members of the pre-October 2002 Civil Service Pension Scheme a pension for...

      Commencement of Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by...

      Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend the provisions of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the contracts awarded by his Department to consultants in each of the last five years, stating in each case the (a) name of the...

      Consumerline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many inquiries Consumerline has dealt with since its inception; and what the average cost per inquiry is.

      Consumerline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) revenue and (b) capital costs of Consumerline were to 31 October.

      Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 2001 to April 2002, (b) May 2002 to April 2003, (c) May 2003 to...

      Criminal Justice Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the work of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate for Northern Ireland.

      Crumlin Road Jail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the future of Crumlin Road jail.

      Culture, Arts and Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent per capita on culture, arts and leisure in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the properties occupied (a) by his Department and (b) by its agencies in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2004, showing (A) each and (B) in...

      Departmental Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent by each Government Department in the Province on (a) consultations and reviews and (b) advertising in each year since...

      Departmental Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety spending in the last year on (a) EU programmes and (b)...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what research his Department has undertaken into the cost involved in removing the bar on disabled people over the age of 65 years claiming...

      Eastern Health Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to (a) maintain and (b) develop facilities for in-service nursing education in the Eastern Health Board area; and if he...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the role of (a) fuel cost reduction and (b) income maximisation in energy efficiency.

      Enterprise Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of Enterprise Northern Ireland's Strategic Development Programme carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (a) in total and (b)...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many (a) Catholics and (b) Protestants were employed in the (i) private and (ii) public sector in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Fertility Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria are used to select couples for ICSI and other sub-fertility treatments in the Province; and whether the fact that a couple already...

      Fertility Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the average waiting time from GP referral through to initial hospital assessment for those seeking sub-fertility treatment...

      Fertility Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many couples in the Province have received publicly-funded treatments for sub-fertility in the Province each year since December 2001; and...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom...

      Government Buildings (Accessibility)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether all Government buildings in Northern Ireland are fully accessible to disabled people.

      Haemophilia/Haematology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on (a) haemophilia and (b) haematology drugs in the Province in each of the last five years; and what the expected spending...

      Health Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what account of regional service provision is taken in the Capitation Review of the Province's health spending.

      Hospital Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the procedures are for (a) notification and (b) investigation of deaths in hospital which may have resulted from medical treatment; and at...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new housing starts there have been in (a) North Belfast and (b) Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.

      Iatrogenic Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of iatrogenic deaths in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Illegal Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what quantity of illegal drugs has been seized during 2004 in Northern Ireland, broken down by police region; and what the approximate street...

      Invest NI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the contractual relationships with third party organisations which Invest NI inherited on its formation in 2002; what funds were...

      Invest NI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made by Invest Northern Ireland towards meeting its job creation target for the current financial year.

      Inward Investors (Limavady)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in attracting inward investors to the Limavady area in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.

      Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many jobs have been created in (a) North Belfast and (b) Northern Ireland as a result of public investment in each year since 1997.

      Killyleagh Wall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will institute a public inquiry into the construction of a 45-foot gabion wall at Strangford View in Killyleagh; and if he will make a...

      Life Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to bring the tariffs for life sentences in Northern Ireland into line with England and Wales.

      Medical Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2004, Official Report, column 337W, on medical schools, how many students commenced medical school at...

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the work of the Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Basildon (Angela Smith), with regard to her...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the running costs of Ministers' private offices in his Department have been in each year since 1997.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many mobile phones were used by (a) Ministers and special advisers and (b) officials in his Department in each year since 1997; how many...

      MOT Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions in each year since 2000 the lack of an MOT certificate has been detected, broken down by district command unit.

      MOT/Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) MOT tests and (b) driving tests were (i) cancelled and (ii) rescheduled as a result of strike action by civil servants in Northern...

      Mountpottinger Police Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions missiles or explosive devices have been thrown (a) at the perimeter fence and (b) into the yard of Mountpottinger police...

      Mri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to amend the procedures for recording the numbers of those waiting for MRI scans in Northern Ireland.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will assess the merits of instituting a MRSA helpline in the Province.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what advice his Department provides to nasal carriers of MRSA regarding participation in activities which involve contact with other members of...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the proportion of the Province's population who are nasal carriers of MRSA; and what assessment has been made of...

      O'Hara Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) whether families involved in the inquiry into child deaths headed by John O'Hara QC will be entitled to legal aid for representation; (2)...

      Omagh Bomb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has made to the Government of the Irish Republic about the request by families of the Omagh bomb victims for the Garda...

      Orange Parade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the title and purpose was of the parade organised by the No. 6 District Loyal Orange Lodge in East Belfast on or about 1 July.

      Orange Parade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the estimated number was of (a) participants and (b) spectators at the parade organised by the No. 6 District Loyal Orange Lodge in East...

      Orange Parade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what requirements the organisers of the parade organised by the No.6 District Loyal Orange Lodge in East Belfast on 1 July are required to meet.

      Orange Parade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what requirements the organisers of a protest or counter-demonstration to the annual parade by the No. 6 District Loyal Orange Lodge in East...

      Orange Parade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many calls were made to the (a) police, (b) fire brigade and (c) ambulance services from the Short Strand area of East Belfast (i) in the...

      Paramilitaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) punishment beatings and (b) exclusions there have been in each year since the signing of the Belfast Agreement.

      Parking Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many parking tickets have been issued in each district command unit area in Northern Ireland in each year since 2000.

      Passive Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information he collects regarding the number of people each year in the Province whose death is partly or wholly attributable to passive...

      Patient Death Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he plans to take to ensure that concerns raised by doctors regarding the deaths of patients are investigated.

      Police Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many investigations carried out by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland have resulted in (a) successful prosecutions and (b)...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether a Police Service of Northern Ireland officer holds the post of wildlife officer.

      Police Station Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which police stations in Northern Ireland are due to have fortifications removed in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what overlap there is between the work of the district policing partnerships and that of the community safety partnerships.

      Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the involvement of paramilitary organisations in racist attacks in Northern Ireland.

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made by the Northern Ireland Office towards completion of protocols governing restorative justice schemes; and if he will...

      Smoke Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many deaths have been caused by fire in Northern Ireland in 2004; and in how many instances (a) no smoke alarm being fitted and (b) a faulty...

      Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the current (a) status and (b) role of the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

      Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether a special adviser is assigned to the Office of Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

      Special Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on nursing provision in schools for children with special needs in the Province.

      Stormont

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost has been of the Stormont Assembly in the last two years; and what the expected cost is in the next year if the Assembly does not...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many authorisations he has given for intercepting (a) mail and (b) telephone calls of (i) members of the public and (ii) hon. Members in the...

      Sustainable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions the Department of the Environment has had with the Energy Saving Trust on the establishment of a sustainable energy pilot...

      Tax Discs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions in each year since 2000 the non-display of vehicle tax discs has been detected, broken down by district command unit.

      Terrorist Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to meet locally elected representatives to discuss the problems facing victims of terrorism.

      Traffic Wardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland about the future role of traffic wardens in...

      Victoria Square, Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress is being made on redeveloping Victoria Square, Belfast.

      Walk-in Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to establish a new NHS walk-in centre in the Province.

      Waste Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the change in costs to Northern Ireland's farming industry as a result of the implementation of recent EU...

      West Tyrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the West Tyrone area plan will be published.

      West Tyrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the West Tyrone Area Plan will be published.

      Wheel-clamping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to review the law relating to private operators of wheel-clamping in Northern Ireland.

      Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the costs resulting from the implementation of the European Working Time Directive on the working hours of (a) junior...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many poppy fields have been (a) identified and (b) destroyed by UK forces in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban.

    • Al-Qaeda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place between the Government and West African countries regarding Islamic fundamentalism; and what...

      Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is the Government's policy to support (a) the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan as including the former autonomous...

      Bahá'í Community (Iran)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the rights of the Bahá'í community in Iran to conduct social, educational and...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether Article 8a of Council Regulation (EC) 798/2004, as inserted by Article 1 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1853/2004,...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings United Kingdom representatives in Colombia have had recently with (a) trade unions, (b) human rights groups, (c)...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement in relation to UK military aid to Colombia.

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make enhanced intergovernmental contracts with Cuba contingent upon an improvement in human rights in that country.

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it a condition of the United Kingdom's support for opening sea ports in northern Cyprus to EU trade that such...

      Ditchley Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria he applies to the use of Ditchley Park by outside organisations for conferences, seminars and meetings concerned...

      Equatorial Guinea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 9 November 2004, Official Report, column 631W, on Equatorial Guinea, from what source his Department...

      EU Arms Embargoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what plans there are for future EU arms embargoes to include provisions to turn off or degrade the Galileo positioning...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU the Committee for protection against the effects of the extra-territorial...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what commitments were entered into by the Government of the United Kingdom in respect of the Solemn Declaration on European...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions have taken place with the governments of (a) Argentina, (b) Chile, (c) Brazil and (d) Uruguay regarding...

      Falluja (Journalists)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what precautions are in place to protect journalists reporting on the front line with troops in Falluja.

      Foreign Prisons (UK Minors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many United Kingdom minors are held in foreign prisons.

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support, including financial support, is to be provided to Perth and Kinross council to prepare for the G8 summit.

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and...

      Grenada/Cayman Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Governments of (a) Grenada and (b) the Cayman Islands formally asked his Department for financial and other help...

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which (a) British nationals and (b) former British residents are detained by the US Administration in Guantanamo Bay; where each...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish the evidence received from the International Atomic Energy Authority that Iran has (a) breached nuclear...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of Iran's nuclear programme for (a) regional stability and (b) the Middle East...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will make a statement on Iraq, with particular reference to the situation in Falluja; (2) what emergency (a)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what methods are being used to examine the report in The Lancet on Iraqi civilian deaths; which personnel have been assigned to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whose control the main hospital in Fallujah is under.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in respect of information set out at paragraphs 91 and 92 of the Intelligence and Security Committee Report, Cm 5972,...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is with regard to the handing over to the Iraqi authorities of Iraqi detainees who could face the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when British officials first became aware of allegations of mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib.

      Ivory Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the possibility of conflict in the Ivory Coast spreading to neighbouring West African...

      Ivory Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to help prevent a full-scale conflict within the Ivory Coast between government forces and...

      Loos Battlefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government to the Government of France regarding the preservation of...

      Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with members of the Malaysian Government concerning their policy on illegal immigrants...

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations on the need to ensure the Maldives Government general election campaign is conducted to...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the (a) Egyptian Government and (b) Palestinian Authority concerning freedom of religion in...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the (a) Egyptian Government and (b) Palestinian Authority concerning women's rights in Gaza...

      Musilimot Adelodun Seriki-Rogers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when appeal number LAG/488597 relating to Musilimot Adelodun Seriki-Rogers will be heard.

      Nuclear Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the current threat of nuclear accidents worldwide; and if he will make a statement.

      Overseas Voters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the date was of the last meeting between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Electoral Commission to discuss the...

      Palestinian Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in policing in Palestinian Territories to maintain the rule of law and prevent violence as set out...

      Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's assessment is of the human rights situation in Peru; and what action his Department is taking to improve...

      Redundant Soldiers (Sierra Leone/Liberia)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate has been made of the number of redundant fighters in (a) Sierra Leone and (b) Liberia; what assessment has been...

      Safety of Maritime Navigation Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what amendments his Department has proposed to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2004 by the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Official Report,...

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions have taken place between the Government and the Russian Federation on the regime in Turkmenistan.

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment has been made of the (a) political and (b) economic situation in Turkmenistan.

      United Nations Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what research he has commissioned regarding reform of the United Nations; and if he will make a statement.

      West Papua

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Indonesia on the future of West Papua, with particular reference to...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Children's Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the impact on children's broadcasting funded wholly or partly through advertising of the proposals set...

    • Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by her Department...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to improve the reception of digital television signals in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

      English Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans English Heritage have to retain the post of chief archaeologist; and if she will make a statement.

      European Commission (Audiovisual Services)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received about the changes in responsibility for audiovisual services within the European Commission; and...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will investigate the BBC's acquisition of national radio rights to Premier League and FA Cup football matches to be broadcast on...

      Free TV Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households in Pendle receive the free television licence for the over 75s.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the likely costs to her Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the overseas visits made by (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department in relation to proposed changes to...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the occasions on which (a) she, and (b) other ministers in her Department have met representatives of (i) US casino...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether all Government buildings in her Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if she...

      Green Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many departmental Green Ministers there have been since 1997.

      Horseracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether she has received any representations to extend the life of the Horserace Betting Levy Board; (2) what discussions she has...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken...

      Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the annual Sports Lottery has distributed in grants since 1994.

      Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 8 November, Official Report, column 513W, on the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), if she will issue general...

      Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Heritage Lottery funding has been awarded on average to each unitary authority in England in each year since 1997.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what ministerial visits are planned for each Minister in her Department in the next six months; and if she will make a statement.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the Heritage Lottery Fund has given to museums in each of the last three years; and what proportion of total Heritage...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much money was distributed to sport through the lottery in each of the last 10 years.

      National Lottery

      Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will assess the merits of establishing a designated lottery fund for the maintenance of war memorials.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2004, Official Report, column 328W, on Lottery grants, what monitoring has been carried out to...

      Sports Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2004, Official Report, column 1307W, on sports councils, what the annual Exchequer grants to the...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that there is a competitive market in the provision of cable television to residential customers.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that analogue cable television networks are converted to digital provision.

      Theatre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the Arts Council has given to theatre, in each of the last three years; and what proportion of total Arts Council...

      TV Licence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether (a) her Department and (b) agencies responsible to her Department have conducted a recent analysis of the socio-economic groups...

      TV Licence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of people in (a) Hemsworth constituency and (b) the UK who pay for their television licence in...

      VisitBritain Website

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the proposed VisitBritain online accommodation booking system on existing...

      VisitBritain Website

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance she has given to VisitBritain on standards for property which will be made available for booking on the VisitBritain website.

      Visually Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what recent discussions her Department has had with Ofcom on the needs of the blind and the visually impaired; (2) if she will...

  • Defence

    • Defence Industry Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many jobs in the UK are (a) directly and (b) indirectly dependent on the UK defence industry, broken down by constituency.

    • Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers, excluding the Royal Irish Regiment, are serving in Northern Ireland.

      Redress Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with respect to (a) the Army, (b) the Naval Service and (c) the Royal Air Force how many personnel have initiated redress procedures since 1997; and in...

      Royal Irish Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time soldiers are serving with each of the home service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment.

      2–4-5-T

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received from former servicemen who served in Malaysia concerning the long-term health effects of exposure to chemical...

      40 Commando

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much notice 40 Commando would need to be deployed to the US controlled zone in Iraq.

      Advisers/Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on (a) external consultants and (b) special advisers in each of the...

      Armed Forces (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) personnel and (b) equipment and maintenance costs of (i) an Armoured Infantry (Warrior) Battalion, (ii) an Airportable Infantry Battalion,...

      Armed Forces (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected costs between 2008 and 2013 are of a (a) Heavy (Warrior) Battalion, with high-tech upgrade, (b) Medium (FRES) Battalion, with...

      Armed Forces (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate the Department has made of the financial effects of the proposed restructuring process between 2008 and 2013.

      Armed Forces (Procurement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on planned procurement for the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy.

      Armed Services (Voter Registration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are registered to vote.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of (a) an armoured infantry (warrior) battalion, (b) an air-portable infantry battalion, (c) a parachute regiment battalion and (d) a...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the projected costs per annum of the proposed new (a) heavy (warrior) battalion with high-tech upgrade, (b) medium (future rapid...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) soldiers and (b) officers have been (i) charged and (ii) disciplined for (A) bullying offences and (B) failing to investigate allegations of...

      Army Medal Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff are employed in the Army Medal Office; whether they are working overtime to clear the backlog of cases; and what the standard of service...

      Army Medal Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications have been received for General Service Medals in each of the last 12 months; and how long it is taking to process them on average.

      Army Medal Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when Mr. A. Fairclough of Verwood, Dorset will receive the General Service Medal for his service in the Suez Canal Zone; and if he will make a statement.

      Army Strength

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what period between operational tours is expected when there are 36 infantry battalions.

      Army Strength

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Army personnel and (b) civilians were working for the Army in July; and what the current total is.

      Asbestos Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the principal areas covered by departmental files contaminated by asbestos.

      Asbestos Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many files contaminated with asbestos he estimates to be accessible to the public under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Asbestos Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what effects asbestos contamination of his Department's files will have on access to those files under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Asbestos Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department discovered that certain of its files had become contaminated by asbestos; and what action was taken in response to enable those files...

      Asbestos Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to decontaminate those of his Department's files which have become contaminated by asbestos; and what he estimates the cost of such...

      Beer (Official Functions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the serving of beer at official functions.

      Black Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers in 1st Battalion Black Watch have been fined by the Army since July; and on what grounds.

      Black Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the level of pay for soldiers of 1st Battalion Black Watch involved in the redeployment in Iraq will be (a) higher and (b) lower than the level...

      Black Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which media outlets are attached to the Black Watch battle group in Iraq; and what security arrangements have been made for them.

      Black Watch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a senior officer of the Black Watch expressed his concern in advance about the recent deployment of the regiment; and if he will make a statement.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what statistics are retained by the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police on completed investigations of allegations of bullying in...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the barracks at which allegations of bullying have been investigated in the last year for which figures are available; and how many of...

      Cadet Units (Remembrance Sunday)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance was given to cadet units in the South East of England on carrying firearms on Remembrance Sunday; what role Ministers had in issuing...

      Cheshire/QLR Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited to (a) the Cheshire Regiment and (b) the Queen's Lancashire Regiment in the last 10 years.

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what testing procedures were carried out on the eight Chinook helicopters ordered in 1995 after they were received by his Department and prior to their...

      Civilian/Enemy Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms the Army has in place to calculate the numbers of (a) civilian and (b) enemy dead in a prolonged conflict situation.

      Colombian Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent UK military aid has been given to (a) the 1st Division of the Colombian Army and (b) the brigades and battalions that comprise that division;...

      Colombian Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Colombian army units have received military (a) training and (b) assistance in each of the last five years; and what the financial value of each...

      Colonel Terrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether United States authorities have sought to interview Colonel Terrington.

      Combat Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what penalties apply to companies awarded contracts to supply combat wear to his Department where the specifications are not met.

      Commencement of Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by year of...

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what obstacles prevent the Army from (a) maintaining a central record of internal complaints and (b) establishing a database or other system of...

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) non-Ministerial staff and (b) special advisers in his Department attended conferences (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad in the year to 29...

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many conferences were hosted by his Department in the year to 29 February; and what the cost of these conferences was, broken down by (a) travel...

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many conferences (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department attended (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad in the year to 29 February; and what the...

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) Major J.A. Kennedy's presentation, Real-time exchange of battlefield digital information, given at the SMI...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much expenditure his Department has incurred in each year since 2002 on employing external consultants to deal with the press and public relations of...

      Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he had with (a) trade union representatives, (b) hon. Members and (c) others relating to the recently completed tender process for...

      Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received (a) in the last 18 months and (b) since his Department's implementation of smart procurement from UK-based companies...

      Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with (a) interested parties and (b) other Departments on the allocation of contracts for clothing and other garments;...

      Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which elements of the Department's cut and sew contract with Cooneen, Watts and Stone Ltd. have been satisfied to date.

      Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on operating penalties on contractors which fail to deliver on contracts due to (a) quality and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer the letter from the hon. Member for Hereford dated 2 April, MC number 1674.

      Criminal Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers have been tried in the civilian courts since 1980 on criminal charges which have been previously dismissed as unfounded by military...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what additional duties have been placed upon UK forces serving (a) with the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus and (b) along the border between the Turkish...

      D Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many D notices have been issued to the press requesting restriction of reporting on matters relating to Iraq in each of the last five years; and if...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures are in place (a) to check the criminal records of civil servants in his Department and agencies responsible to his Department who have...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the fields of the (a) Force Structure database, (b) Procurement Plans database and (c) Defence Bills Authority databases.

      Defence Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2004, Official Report, column 350W, on Defence Attachés, what the reasons are for the change in the amount of time...

      Defence Crisis Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of Human Rights Watch reports that British forces failed to secure containers filled with weapons near to the old airport in...

      Defence Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in establishing a system of asset tracking for Defence logistics.

      Defence Procurement Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms are in place in the Defence Procurement Agency for the passing of information and expertise between support groups and the integrated...

      Defence Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the (a) category A, (b) category B and (c) category C projects of his Department that have received (i) initial gate and (ii) main gate...

      Defence Science and Technology Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact of the European Commission's REACH chemical regulations on the work of the Defence Science and Technology...

      Dentists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-UK Commonwealth citizens practice as dentists in the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy.

      Department Account Codes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's account codes.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for his Department's advertising activity has been in each financial year...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in the 2003–04 financial year.

      Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department which have received...

      Departmental Expenditure Limit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to paragraph 65 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2003–04, HC 1080, when his Department was first subject to a cash...

      Departmental Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) total energy use and (b) total cost has been of heating his Department's headquarters in Whitehall in each year since 1990.

      Departmental Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to cut heat loss in his Department's headquarters in Whitehall; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he takes to ensure that the buildings comprising his Department's headquarters in Whitehall are heated according to occupancy and climatic...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the Department's (a) implemented and (b) planned computer systems use open source software; and what plans are in place to raise this...

      Departmental Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost of providing lighting for his Department's headquarters in Whitehall has been for each year since 1990.

      Departmental Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his policy that lights within his Department's headquarters in Whitehall should remain on, irrespective of room occupancy.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of (a) decoration and (b) refurbishment of the London offices of the Department was in each of the last four years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in his Department earn more than a whole-time equivalent salary of £57,485 per year.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the staff of the Department in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003 were people with disabilities.

      E-business Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to produce his Department's e-business strategy.

      Employment Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the average employment cost of (a) an officer, (b) a member of other ranks, (c) a non-industrial civil servant and (d) an industrial...

      Enhanced Combat Body Armour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will write to the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South as promised in his answer of 1 April 2004, Official Report, column 11W, on enhanced combat...

      Equatorial Guinea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when officials in his Department were first informed of the attempted coup plot in Equatorial Guinea; (2) what contingency plans were drawn up by...

      Equipment Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the date of contract signature for the (a) Support Vehicle, (b) Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon Systems, (c) Next Generation Anti-Armour Weapon...

      Falkland Islands (Landmines)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress the Government is making towards meeting its obligation under the Ottawa Treaty to clear landmines from the Falkland Islands by 2009.

      Family Liaison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures he has taken in the past year to improve communications between the Army and bereaved relatives of soldiers who have died while serving;...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Funded Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the funded liability is for (a) officers and (b) other ranks in the Army in (i) each year since 1997, (ii) 2004–05 and (iii) 2005–06;...

      General Election (Overseas Voters)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what action he is taking to ensure that the armed forces serving abroad are able to vote in a general election.

      General Security of Information Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date each amendment made in the last 30 years to the General Security of Information Agreement between the United Kingdom and United States,...

      Geneva Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those practices which are not specifically prohibited by the Geneva Convention but which he classifies as unacceptable and not to be...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether all government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many departmental Green Ministers there have been since 1997.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates representatives of his Department visited British nationals detained at Guantanamo Bay; whether he has received adverse reports on the...

      Gurkha Soldiers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Gurkha soldiers are serving in the British Army.

      Gurkha Soldiers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many payments under the ex gratia compensation scheme for former Far East prisoners of the Japanese have been made to former Gurkhas.

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will undertake an independent investigation into (a) delays and (b) difficulties encountered in repairing ZD402, ZD376, ZD470, ZD472, ZD408, ZD404...

      Hooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hoods (a) have been ordered by his Department and (b) are available to British troops for use after arrest and during detention of military...

      Human Rights Abusers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms are used to ensure that known human rights abusers do not receive military training or assistance from the UK Government.

      Hurricane Ivan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department has offered to islands affected by Hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean; and what plans he has for providing further assistance.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) dates and (b) purpose of his recent visit to India were; who accompanied him; and how much the visit cost.

      Infantry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there has been (a) a cap and (b) a restriction on recruitment for the infantry in the last three years.

      Infantry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of infantry recruits from Scotland failed to complete their training courses in (a) each of the last five years during which Scottish...

      Infantry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Scottish infantry recruits committed suicide during their training (a) during the last 20 years during which their training was carried out at...

      Infantry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) expected enrolment, (b) actual enrolment, (c) recruitment and (d) lost strength was for each infantry regiment in the latest year for which...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement on the Shatt Al Arab incident, of 30 June 2004, Official Report, columns 12–13WS, whether...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement on the Shatt Al Arab incident, of 30 June 2004, Official Report, columns 12–13WS, what assessment he...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British soldiers have been (a) killed and (b) injured in Iraq since the beginning of the conflict; and how many of these injuries were caused...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum possible blast radius is of bombs available for use by United Kingdom troops in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what roles Iraqi troops are undertaking in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to the question, ref 148636, on sick pay in his Department, tabled by the hon. Member for Wycombe on 13 January 2004.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what papers he has submitted to Lord Butler's inquiry into intelligence on Iraq; and whether (a) officials and (b) Ministers have given oral evidence to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress that the NATO Training Implementation Mission in Iraq has made in the training of Iraqi security forces (a)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 14 September 2004, Official Report, column 1542W, whether the United Kingdom officer participated in the drafting of Combined...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 14 September 2004, Official Report, column 1543W, whether Colonel Terrington and Colonel Campbell-James were second in command...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) Colonel Chris Terrington and (b) Colonel Campbell-James embedded within US military intelligence saw Interrogation and Counter-Resistance...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when British service personnel first became aware of allegations of mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any British officer or official has been interviewed as part of the Taguba or Fay inquiries into detainee abuse.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 14 September 2004, Official Report, column 1542W, on Iraq, what specific tasks the United Kingdom officer referred to undertook...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 14 September 2004, Official Report, column 1542W, on Iraq, for how long the UK officer worked with Colonel Warren.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 14 September 2004, Official Report, column 1542W, on Iraq, if he will give the name and rank of the UK officer who worked with...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with (a) his United States counterpart and (b) the Chief of British Defence Forces in Iraq in respect of the need (i) to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions in each month since March 2003 British forces in Iraq (a) opened fire, (b) were fired upon and (c) were the subject of bomb...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 11 October 2004, Official Report, column 64W, on Iraq, whether Colonel Terrington was aware that the investigation was of a...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 11 October 2004, Official Report, column 64W, on Iraq, whether Colonel Terrington discussed the investigation with LTC Jordan.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 11 October 2004, Official Report, column 64W, on Iraq, whom Colonel Terrington informed about the investigation; and on what dates.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 11 October 2004, Official Report, column 64W, on Iraq, when Colonel Terrington was made aware of the investigation; and by whom.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel have seen active service in Iraq since the beginning of hostilities; and how many have been issued with the aide memoire...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when Ministers were first provided with United States plans for the invasion of Iraq which contained references to P-day, A-day and G-day.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on UK troops liability to the Ottawa Treaty on landmines when acting (a) alone and (b) in association with US forces, with...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral statement of 27 May, on Iraq, whether the Royal Military Police personnel assisting in training the Iraqi Police Service will assist...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ask the US Administration to furnish him with information on the (a) numbers and (b) type of aerial attacks on Falluja between 1 and 15 November.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the recent reports in The Lancet concerning the number of civilians killed since the invasion of Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what definition of cause is used in assessing whether deaths and injuries of Iraqi civilians are caused by UK service personnel.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements will be put in place to protect refugees from the Fallujah area in the event of conflict there; how civilians will be distinguished...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Coalition forces plan to keep a count of casualties arising from the possible conflict in the Falluja area of Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many prisoners in British military custody have been transferred to US custody since September 2001, including those transferred under the auspices...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reports have been prepared on British-run military and civilian prisons in Iraq; how many have been sent to him; how many he has read and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requests were made by his Department to the Department for International Development for staff to assist with the planning for post-conflict Iraq;...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security clearance was given to civilians with expertise in infrastucture to enable them to attend military planning meetings, prior to the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 7 January, Official Report, column 138WH, on post-war Iraq, if he will list each unit involved in incidents of alleged or...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations the Government has made to the US Administration about treatment of Iraqi prisoners.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received about abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Umm Qasr prison; what part was played by UK armed forces, including interrogators; over...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases being made by Iraqi men or women against British military forces serving in Iraq are of alleged (a) deaths, (b) physical abuse and (c)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what communications his Department has had with other Arab nations regarding the allegations of abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what strategy his Department will use to deal with the anti-Coalition sentiment stemming from the allegations of abuses of Iraqi prisoners.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement in reply to the hon. Member for Mid-Sussex, of 10 May 2004, Official Report, column 27, what prompted ministerial instructions...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates the International Committee of the Red Cross approached the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq regarding the treatment of prisoners of...

      Joint Personnel Administration System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many companies were invited to tender for the introduction of the Joint Personnel Administration system; on what basis the winner was chosen; how...

      Lance Corporal Ian Blaymire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the transcript will be available of the court martial proceedings against Lance Corporal Ian Blaymire; and if he will place a copy in the Library.

      Management Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the responsibilities of the (a) Defence Estates, (b) Deputy Chief Defence Staff (Commitments), (c) Director Special Forces, (d) Defence...

      Management Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the responsibilities of the (a) Defence Fuels Group, (b) Deputy Chief of Defence Logistics, (c) Defence Communications Services Agency,...

      Manning Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the conformity of the practice of administrative discharge through manning controls with (a) European Union legislation,...

      Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) Project to complete its concept phase.

      Military Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much used military (a) clothing, (b) footwear and (c) other personal equipment was reissued to serving personnel in the last year for which figures...

      Ministerial Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost of air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain was for (a) ministers and (b) officials in his Department in the latest year...

      Ministerial Expenses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Department spent on (a) maintenance, (b) renovation, (c) council tax and (d) running costs of residential properties used by Ministers and...

      Ministerial Visits

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

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list the travel costs incurred (a) by his Department and (b) by each Minister within his Department, for each of the last 10 years; (2)...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the running costs of Ministers' private offices in his Department have been in each year since 1997.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many mobile phones were used by (a) Ministers and special advisers and (b) officials in his Department in each year since 1997; how many were (i)...

      MOD Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the land over which his Department acquired rights in Scotland between (a) 1980 and 1990, (b) 1990 and 2000 and (c) 2000 to the present,...

      Mount Bay and Cardigan Bay Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) contracted price and (b) in-service date was originally agreed with BAe Systems for the building of the Mount Bay and Cardigan Bay vessels at...

      Mutual Defence Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to renew the Mutual Defence Agreement with the USA.

      Naval Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department's Military Afloat Research and Sustainability programme is covered by his commitment that warships for the Royal Navy will...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel the Department has recruited under the New Deal in each of the past five years.

      Operation Telic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many rounds of 7.62 ammunition were issued to (a) Challenger II, (b) Warrior and (c) CVRT crews for their vehicle armament during Operation Telic.

      Operational Tours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the interval between operational tours since 1999–2000 has been for the (a) Royal Armoured Corps, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Engineers,...

      Paper Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports; and what the (i) name of...

      Parachute Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen have been killed in parachute accidents in each of the last two years; and when the last such incident was.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer the question from the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, ref 169408, of 28 April, about compensation paid to Iraqi civilians.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer the question from the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, ref 166998, tabled on 16 April, about the treatment of prisoners in Iraq.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer question 174196, tabled on 17 May, on the anthrax and pertussis vaccine.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on pensions for veterans of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC); and if he will increase pensions for RAOC veterans who...

      PFI/PPP Contracts (Financial Advice)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts his Department had with (a) Barclays, (b) the Royal Bank of Scotland, (c) UBS Warburg and (d) the Bank of Scotland for advice on...

      Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where (a) battalion headquarters, (b) A, B and C Companies, (c) Support Company and (d) Headquarters Company of Second Battalion of The Princess of...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his policy to ensure that hospitality within his Department is sourced from fair trade producers wherever possible within the boundaries...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is for (a) increasing the productivity and (b) cutting the costs of (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies and non-departmental public...

      Project ISOLUS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list his Department's sites that were investigated as part of Project Isolus but were rejected as unsuitable; and what the reasons for their...

      Radiation Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the report prepared by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down entitled Skating on Thin...

      RAF Attacks (Civilian Casualties)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether RAF planes have been involved in air to ground attacks that have resulted in civilian (a) deaths and (b) casualties since 4 May 2003.

      RAFT Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much had been spent on the RAFT project at the date of its cancellation; whether an environmental assessment was carried out prior to...

      Recycling Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to have statutory recycling targets beyond 2005–06.

      Regimental Strengths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many regiments are (a) at full strength and (b) over strength.

      Request for Resources 1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has an agreement with the Treasury to reimburse his Department for additional wear and tear on equipment bought under Request for Resources 1,...

      Rota/Gibraltar Naval Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy vessels used (a) the Rota naval base and (b) the Gibraltar naval base in the past six months.

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving personnel there are in the Royal Navy; and what the corresponding figures were in each of the last three years.

      Satanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the practice of Satanism in the armed services with the oath of allegiance sworn by service men and women.

      Science and Technology Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms are employed by the Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory for consulting the Defence Scientific Advisory Council and its...

      Scientific Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how his Department's chief scientific adviser has ensured that the Department's scientific activities are well directed, as recommended in paragraph 7.11...

      Second World War Anniversary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the application forms for local authorities to apply for funding for next year's Second World War celebrations will be available.

      Select Committee Recommendations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.

      Service Personnel (Royal Drivers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen and women act as drivers to members of the Royal Family; to which members; and from what source they receive remuneration for their...

      Service Strengths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) actual manning and (b) establishment levels of the (i) Royal Navy (excluding the Royal Marines), (ii) Army, (iii) Royal Air force and (iv)...

      Ship Sales (Chile)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussion there has been with the Chilean Government about the sale of HMS Norfolk, Marlborough and Grafton.

      Smallpox Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many full, undiluted, tonnes of the smallpox vaccine his Department holds.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many unpaid special advisers the Department has; what their names are; and which Government (a) bodies, (b) committees and (c) strategy groups each...

      Special Investigations Branch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) UK and (b) overseas postings are of officers and soldiers of the Special Investigations Branch of the Royal Military Police.

      Special Investigations Branch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will break down the (a) UK and (b) overseas investigations undertaken in each of the past five years by the Special Investigations Branch by the...

      Special Investigations Branch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the attendance of the Special Investigations Branch of the Royal Military Police at coroners' inquests into deaths it has investigated.

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people employed in his Department have claimed statutory sick pay for (a) less than one week, (b) one to three weeks, (c) four to six weeks, (d)...

      Steven Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether UK (a) service personnel and (b) officials have sought to question Mr. Steven Jordan during the last three months.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of refitting each of the four submarines sold to Canada to make them fit to put to sea.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fires there have been on (a) Upholder Class submarines and (b) other types of submarines in service with the Royal Navy since 1980 which did not...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received concerning the standard of maintenance of the Upholder/Victoria Class submarines.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the original (a) estimated cost and (b) in-service delivery date was of the first three Astute class submarines; what the latest estimate is; and if...

      Supplementary Manning Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions (a) battalions and (b) regiments have provided supplementary manning assistance to other battalions or regiments in the last six...

      Surface Ships/Submarines (Refits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the annex to Cm 6269, how many surface ships and submarines are likely to be undergoing refit at anytime during a (a)...

      Swan Hunter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors underlay the decision not to assist Swan Hunter with the overrun in budget to build the Largs Bay and Lyme Bay vessels at its Wallsend yard;...

      Theft and Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his estimate is of the cost of theft and fraud to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1997.

      Tornado

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what priorities the Royal Air Force has for maintaining and improving the Tornado's strike and self-protection capabilities over the next decade; and...

      Troop Deployment (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 10 February 2004, Official Report, column 959W, on the armed forces, when he will place a copy of his letter in the Library.

      Two-can Rule

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers have been subject to disciplinary action for breaching the two-can rule in each of the past two years for which figures are available;...

      UK Military Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list UK military engagements overseas, in addition to Iraq; and how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF personnel are involved in each.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when replacements for (a) HMS Leeds Castle and (b) HMS Dumbarton Castle will be ordered.

      Young Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many 16 and 17-year-olds are serving in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force.

      Young Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many under 18-year-olds have died while (a) in service and (b) in training in each of the armed forces for the last 10 years; and if he will list the...

  • Transport

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with airport operators since the publication of the Future of Air Transport White Paper regarding compensation packages for...

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the mitigation of damage to local...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the (a) noise levels and (b) other environmental effects around Edinburgh Airport that would be consequent on the...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received regarding the suitability of the compensation packages provided by airport operators for properties close to...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what advice was taken from the Department of Health on the status of myalgic encephalitis sufferers when formulating the eligibility criteria for...

      Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of quality contracts for buses on joint working between passenger transport executives and bus operating...

      Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is encouraging local authorities to run Quality Contracts for buses pilot schemes; and if he will (a) commission and (b) publish studies of...

      Departmental Advertising Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for his Department's advertising activity has been in each financial year...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department between (a) May 2001 and April 2002, (b) May 2002 and April 2003, (c) May 2003 and...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies...

      Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department which have received...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed Trains (Kent)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if his Department will invite open tenders for the Kent route high speed trains on the revised business plan and delivery time scale; (2) when...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by year of...

      M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents on the M1 have resulted in the A5 through (a) Dunstable and (b) Hockliffe being used as a relief road in the last three years,...

      M25

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the closure of the M25 from Saturday 13 to Monday 15 November.

      M4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) purpose and (b) cost are of the road works on the side of both carriageways of the M4, east of junction 18.

      New Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new passenger rail services were introduced in each of the last seven years.

      Privatised Rail Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger complaints have been made to each of the privatised rail companies in the last year; and how many were made in the previous year.

      Privatised Rail Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what refunds each of the privatised rail companies have given for poor punctuality and service in each of the last three years.

      Privatised Rail Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what penalties are imposed on the privatised rail companies for poor service; and on what criteria these penalties are based.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's policy is on the improvement of railway stations.

      Rescue Services (Morecambe Bay)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the lifeboat and inshore rescue services have been called out to rescue cocklers in Morecambe Bay in the past 12 months.

      Road Traffic Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce procedures to record the number of fatal car accidents that occur as a result of poor servicing of cars.

      Rural Railways (North Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his proposals for rural railways in North Yorkshire.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many persons were employed by safety camera partnerships in England and Wales at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many were...

      Suicides (Railways)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) suicides and (b) attempted suicides on railways there were in each of the last five years, broken down by region; and if he will make a...

      Traffic Management Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he will measure the impact on congestion of the congestion-reducing measures in the Traffic Management Act 2004.

      Vehicle Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles are licensed; and what the total licence revenue was for each emission rating band in the private and light goods vehicle licensing...

      Virgin Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the passenger numbers on trains operated by Virgin Trains into London Euston were during (a) peak hours and (b) off-peak hours in each month from...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Automated Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of transferring all benefits and credits to bank automated credit systems on (a) the time taken for...

    • Automated Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advice the Government has given to claimants about the transfer of benefits and credits to claimants to bank automated credit systems.

      Basic State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average amount of (a) basic state pension and (b) SERPS received by (i) men and (ii) women in (A) the Scottish Borders, (B) Scotland...

      Benefit Entitlement (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people are being paid disability living allowance in Newcastle-under- Lyme; (2) how many pensioners have received the...

      Benefit Entitlement (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners receive assistance from the Warm Front Scheme in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

      Benefit Overpayment (Recovery)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many past overpayments of benefits have been recovered by his Department's debt management office in each year since 1997; and if he will...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what protection is provided to families receiving income support who will be worse off after the migration to child tax credit and who...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received the (a) carer's allowance and (b) invalidity allowance since 1997.

      Caravan Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children (a) died and (b) suffered injury as a result of accidents at holiday caravan parks in each of the last five years.

      Carer's Allowance/Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants were receiving the carer's premium in (a) Newcastle-under-Lyme and (b) the UK on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Carer's Allowance/Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans he has to develop the carer's allowance; (2) what estimate he has made of the costs of increasing the carer's allowance to...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children (a) are defined as living below the poverty line and (b) have moved above the poverty line in each year in (i)...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long the longest CSA enforcement case in respect of a self-employed non-resident parent has been outstanding.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what investigations he has made into the Child Support Agency computer system being unable to process payments into banks with a sort code...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when figures on the Child Support Agency new system (a) compliance and (b) throughput will be available; and what estimates have so far been made.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each method of enforcement of payment of child support used by the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Child Support Agency senior managers received performance related bonuses in 2003–04; and what the value of each of those bonuses was.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contingency plans he has prepared in relation to computer systems used by the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints the Child Support Agency has received from members of the public in relation to the computer systems used by the agency...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints the Child Support Agency has received from members of the public in relation to the telephone systems used by the Child...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the backlog of new claims held by the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the average time it takes the Child Support Agency to bring cases from first application to assessment.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many stuck cases were held by the Child Support Agency during the last calendar year, broken down by month.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of eligible parents received their first payment from the Child Support Agency within the time limit of six weeks...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 28 October 2004, Official Report, columns 55–57WS, on the new child support scheme...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons are for the proposed reduction in the Child Support Agency service in Workington.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answers of 28 October 2004, Official Report, column 1373W, and 4 November, to the hon. Member for Northavon (Mr. Webb),...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons were for the delay in rolling out the new Child Support Agency assessment rules to all absent parents; and what steps he is...

      Civil Servants (Criminal Records)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures are in place (a) to check the criminal records of civil servants in his Department and agencies responsible to his Department,...

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated expenditure on council tax benefit in England (a) was in 2003–04 and (b) will be in 2004–05 across (i) all...

      Data Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of data sharing practices between executive bodies of his Department.

      Departmental Advertising Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for his Department's advertising activity has been in each financial...

      Departmental Changes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made under race relations regulations of the effect on ethnic minorities of the organisational changes to his Department...

      Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department which have...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the south Dorset constituency, the effects of changes to...

      Departmental Property/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the properties occupied (a) by his Department and (b) by its agencies in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2004, showing (1) for each and (2)...

      Departmental Property/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the (a) location and (b) numbers of staff employed in each benefit processing centre.

      Departmental Property/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance on activities that may be undertaken by staff in redeployment units.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has undertaken into the cost involved in removing the bar on disabled people over the age of 65 years from...

      Ethnicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of a person's ethnicity on their access to public services within the responsibilities of his Department.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make...

      Health and Safety at Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government have taken to improve health and safety at work in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) time scale and (b) anticipated publication date is for the feasibility study being undertaken by his Department to establish the...

      Incapacity/Severe Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have had their claims for incapacity benefit terminated because their claims were found to be fraudulent in each year since...

      Incapacity/Severe Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 18 to 29, (ii) 30 to 39, (iii) 40 to 49 and (iv) 50 to 59...

      Incapacity/Severe Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged (a) under 25, (b) 25 to 40, (c) 40 to 49, (d) 50 to 59 and (e) over 60 years have claimed incapacity benefit or severe...

      Incapacity/Severe Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people have made a new claim for incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance in each year since 1997, broken down by (a)...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of new claimants of incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance in each year since 1997 have been in...

      Me

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with officials from the Department of Health on the clinical definition of myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Mrs. Elizabeth Langmead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when Mrs. Elizabeth Langmead of Galmpton, Devon, will be refunded the sum in retirement pension owed to her by the Pension Service; and if he...

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will extend the scope of national insurance credits for those in training for further employment to (a) those remaining in education aged...

      New Deal (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in Newcastle-under-Lyme have benefited from (a) New Deal for Lone Parents and (b) the New Deal for Partners; (2) how...

      New Deal (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been through (a) the New Deal for the over-50s, (b) New Deal for Partners, (c) New Deal for Disabled People, (d) New Deal...

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on the New Deal for Disabled People in each year since 2001, broken down by region.

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have entered a New Deal for Disabled People programme in each year since 2001, broken down by (a) region and (b) age.

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average cost per person who has entered a New Deal for Disabled People programme since 2001.

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost per person of getting a person who has entered a New Deal for Disabled People programme into sustained...

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who have entered a New Deal for Disabled People programme in each year since 2001 have gone on to enter sustained employment,...

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who have entered a New Deal for Disabled People programme in each year since 2001 have re-entered the programme later, broken...

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether providers of the New Deal for Disabled People have been asked to change their timetable for job-placing activities under the scheme;...

      New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the latest figures are for (a) the number of starts on each of the New Deal for Young People options and (b) the number of the starts that...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer from the Secretary of State for Home Department dated 29 June, ref 173275, when he will respond to the Question asked by...

      Pathways to Work Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the Pathways to Work pilot scheme evaluation referred to on page 17 of his Department's publication...

      Pathways to Work Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people eligible for support under the Pathways to Work pilots are aged (a) 16 to 49 and (b) over 50 years; and how many people who...

      Pensioner Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners were living in poverty in the London borough of Wandsworth in each of the last three years.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners received council tax benefit in 1997–98; what the council tax benefit take-up rate was; and what the figures are for...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners are in receipt of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit; what the total cost of the benefit is; and if he will...

      Pensions Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement on the Pensions Protection Fund, of 8 November 2004, Official Report, column 20WS, what estimate...

      Private Finance Initiatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the private finance initiative arrangements in which the Department is engaged; what the total cost of each arrangement is (a)...

      Public Awareness Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 July 2004, Official Report, columns 452–54W, on public awareness campaigns, on what evidence his assessment...

      Public Health Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the number of disused petrol stations which do not meet the requirements of the Public Health Act 1961;...

      Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on public relations in each of the past three years.

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) set retirement age applying to all or most personnel and (b) maximum age beyond which applications for employment will not be...

      Stakeholder Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have taken out stakeholder pensions, broken down by county.

      Terminal Illness (Benefit Payments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure that cancer patients are offered specialist benefits advice at diagnosis; and if he will...

      Third Party Deduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether he plans to extend the range of qualifying benefits for third party deductions schemes; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Unemployment (Eltham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to reduce unemployment in the constituency of Eltham since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Webster House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) where crisis loans will be paid when Webster House in Kirkby is closed; (2) how much his Department has allocated to the WIN scheme for...

      Work Focused Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have attended one or more Work Focused Interviews in each of the three incapacity benefit pilot areas; how many of these...

      Work Preparation Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost per person of getting a person who has entered (a) an Access to Work programme, (b) a Work...

      Work Preparation Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who have entered (a) an Access to Work programme, (b) a Work Preparation programme and (c) Workstep in each year since 2001...

      Work-related Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the percentage of people who attributed heart disease to work-related stress in the last year for which figures are...

      Basic State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) the Scottish Borders, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK are entitled to the full basic State Pension.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when Advantage West Midlands was first informed of the possibility that they might no longer be able to account for assets on a portfolio...

    • Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether the projects and investments undertaken by Advantage West Midlands meet European state aid requirements; (2) how much Advantage...

      Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what appointments her Department has made to (a) British Energy plc, (b) BNFL plc, (c) the Export Credits Guarantee Department, (d) Royal Mail...

      Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment her Department has made of the impact of a total ban on the sale and use of nickel-cadmium batteries on employment in the...

      Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment her Department has made of alternatives to nickel-cadmium batteries for uses that (a) require reliability and high discharge...

      Battery Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the UK Government's position on the proposed new EU Battery Directive [COM(2003)723 final].

      BT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action she will take to ensure that BT fulfils its obligation to provide an improved IPStream to DataStream migration process in the...

      Business Angels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent on promoting the business angel concept in each year since 1998 through (a) grants and (b) business angel networks.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2004, Official Report, column 1148W, on business regulation, which of the reviews were conducted by her...

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what rules apply to (a) eligibility for and (b) payment of the Seed Corn Grant scheme; and whether the scheme is available to start-up...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list spending on (a) business support products and (b) administration by (i) the Small Business Service, (ii) other departmental...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2004, Official Report, column 828W, on business support, what financial provisions her Department has...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial provision her Department has made for funding (a) grants for research and development and (b) collaborative research and...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding each of the Knowledge Transfer Partner sponsors provided in the last year for which figures are available; and what each...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) services and (b) products her Department offers to businesses to enable them to access best business practice; and what financial...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many Knowledge Transfer Partnerships have been part-funded by Government grant; and what the total cost of these grants was.

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what Knowledge Transfer networks have been established; how much has been allocated for grants to support Knowledge Transfer networks; to...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many loans have been guaranteed through the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme since 1995 broken down by (a) region and (b) sector; and...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which businesses are involved in the Business Volunteer Mentoring Scheme; and what assessment she has made of the scheme's contribution to...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) role, (b) membership, (c) date of inception and (d) resource budget are of the (i) Small Business Investment Task Force, (ii)...

      Car Wise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the Car Wise scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the carbon dioxide emission levels were (a) in the UK and (b) in other EU member states at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will publish the latest revisions to her Department's forecasts for energy consumption and carbon emission levels for the UK in (a)...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings (a) she, (b) her departmental Ministers and (c) departmental advisers and officials have held with representatives of (i) Sun...

      Civil Partnership Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many letters have been received by her Department since 5 March which oppose implementing the Civil Partnership Bill in Northern Ireland.

      Clear Skies Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many grants were paid to Scottish-based companies under the Clear Skies Initiative in the last financial year; and what the value...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much solid fuel was provided to beneficiaries under the National Concessionary Fuel Agreement in the last year for which figures are...

      Collieries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial assistance has been made available to companies operating the Harworth and Welbeck collieries in the past five years; whether...

      Companies Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the amount paid into court pursuant to the provision of section 430 (11) of the Companies Act 1985 in the last...

      Companies Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the financial sum that has been paid into court pursuant to the provision of section 431 (11) of the Companies...

      Construction Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the frequency of Health and Safety inspection in the construction industry and the (a) choice and (b)...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much expenditure her Department has incurred in each year since 2002 on employing external consultants to deal with the press and public...

      Corporate Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by her Department which...

      COT3 Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the merits of amending the law so that unpaid COT3 settlements accrue interest on the same basis as awards...

      COT3 Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what estimate she has made of (a) the number of employment tribunal awards which remain unpaid and (b) the number of COT3 settlements...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for her Department's advertising activity has been in each...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much her Department has spent on advertising posts in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with her Department (a) won new...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the Department's (a) implemented and (b) planned computer systems use open source software; and what plans are in place to...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the South Dorset constituency, the effects of changes to...

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the position of the UK Government is in determining the European Union's policy regarding whether to include drinking water in the World...

      Economic Initiatives (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what steps the Government have taken to help small businesses in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997; (2) how many new businesses have (a)...

      Economic Initiatives (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many businesses have benefited from Regional Selective Assistance in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997; (2) how much Regional...

      Economic Initiatives (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much Newcastle-under-Lyme has received by way of European Objective 2 funding since 1997; and which projects have benefited there from...

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the possibility of electricity blackouts due to lack of gas this winter.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the number of jobs which (a) moved abroad from the UK and (b) were created in the UK in 2004.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her estimate is of the number of people in (a) Yeovil constituency, (b) South Somerset and (c) Somerset in work who are earning less than...

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures are in place to ensure that companies make payments to former employees that are agreed by an employment tribunal.

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Department has to ensure that employees given awards at employment tribunals against former employers who are subsequently...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what Government programmes involve incentives for the use of heat generated from renewable sources; and what funding the Government have given...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will develop a heat efficiency strategy for England and Wales.

      Energy Supplies (Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her assessment is of the potential development of energy supplies from sub-Saharan Africa.

      Energy Use (Public Sector)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on (a) trends in public sector energy usage over the last five years and (b) proposed trends in public sector...

      Energy White Paper 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will (a) list and (b) place copies in the Library of each paper on nuclear power officials of her Department prepared as part of the...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on protection against dumped imports met; when and where...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU the Committee for the harmonisation of credit insurance provisions for transactions with...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on (a) State aid for the applications of Articles 92 and 93...

      EU Presidency (Greece)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the EC-Canada Joint Committee on scientific and technological co-operation, (b) the...

      EU Presidency (Greece)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU (a) the Advisory Committee for co-operation in the field of tourism, (b) the Committee on...

      EU Social Chapter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 3 November 2004, Official Report, column 274W, on the EU Social Chapter, what method was used for calculating the...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures (a) her Department and (b) the Export Credits Guarantee Department (i) has undertaken and (ii) plans to undertake to comply with...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she expects to announce revised anti-bribery guidelines within the rules which came into force on 1 May to be followed by the Export...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) which companies and organisations her Department consulted in drawing up the original anti-bribery guidelines to be followed by the...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what new forecasts she is conducting on the monetary impact of her revised anti-bribery guidelines on the volume of business supported...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2004, Official Report, column 512W, to the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, on the Export Credits...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact of the revised anti-corruption procedures announced by the Export Credits Guarantee Department on 8...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications for cover from MW Kellogg the Export Credits Guarantee Department has considered since October 2003.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if she will list the guarantees issued to subsidiaries of Halliburton by the Export Credits Guarantee Department since 1 January 2003;...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which companies have made representations to her Department regarding the anti-corruption procedures brought into force by the Export Credits...

      Export Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 16 September 2004, Official Report, column 1724W, on Export Support, on what date she raised the PSA indicator to 40...

      Export Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 16 September 2004, Official Report, column 1724W, on Export Support, what level of trade development resources is...

      Fast Patrol Vessel Defender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if her Department will investigate the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the Fast Patrol Vessel Defender, which was donated...

      Fluorochemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact of the rise in UK gas prices on UK manufacturers of fluorochemicals.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the likely costs to her Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what protocols are in place governing the attendance of her departmental officials at trade conventions promoting the interests of the foreign...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department have held meetings with representatives of the UK gambling industry to discuss...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the overseas visits made by (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department in relation to proposed changes to legislation...

      Gas/Electricity Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the adequacy of gas supplies to meet peak gas demand during a (a) one in 20 winter day and (b) period of...

      Gender Pay Gap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average gap between men and women's pay is in (a) England and (b) the Buckingham constituency.

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether all Government buildings in her Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if she will...

      Hunterston A (Contaminated Soil)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will estimate the volume of radioactively contaminated soil within the perimeter fence at the Hunterston A Nuclear Power Plant; what...

      IAEA Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether the Government was represented at the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Beijing on 18 to 22 October; and...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what Government resources for support to industry, with particular reference to (a) staff and (b) direct financial investment, are invested in...

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research her Department has commissioned on projected foreign investment in the UK for 2005–06; and if she will make a statement.

      IT Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures she proposes to take to ensure that the number of students who graduate from information technology courses reaches the levels...

      Jaguar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action is being taken to ensure that Ford's transfer pricing policies do not distort the financial position of Jaguar, with particular...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by...

      Lending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to introduce legislation to prevent irresponsible lending by loan sharks; and if she will make a statement.

      Manufacturing Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the representation from manufacturing industry is on (a) the Health and Safety Commission and (b) the Better Regulation Task Force.

      Marine Energy Extraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will place a copy of the Marine Currents Energy Extraction: Resource Assessment, Final Report, EU-Joule contract JOU2-CT93–00355...

      Maternity Leave (Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many women received paid maternity leave in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the City of York in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for...

      Mersey Docks and Harbour Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether the Government retains a golden share in the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company; (2) what prerogatives of the Mersey Docks and...

      Midland Hotel, Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made with the bid for funding for the Midland Hotel, Morecambe.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the budget is for the Working Lives Institute's research project on migrant workers commissioned by the East of England Development...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in Manchester, Withington have benefited from the National Minimum Wage since its introduction.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many workers in Newcastle-under-Lyme she estimates to have benefited from the minimum wage.

      Mobile Phone Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which mobile phone companies have signed up to the 10 commitments; and what discussions she has held with those which have not.

      Motor Mechanics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her assessment is of the procedures for (a) recruitment, (b) development and (c) assessment of mechanics in the UK motor servicing...

      Motorsport Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had to ensure that the high technological manufacturing associated with the motorsport industry remains in the UK.

      Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to encourage nanotechnology research and development in the UK; and how such steps relate to EU support for...

      Nuclear Fusion Reactor (France)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has held with her counterparts in the (a) French, (b) Russian and (c) Chinese Governments about the proposal to site a...

      Offshore Licensing Regime (Gas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to review the offshore licensing regime for gas producers operating on the UK continental shelf with a view to bringing...

      Offshoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2004, Official Report, column 649W, to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Anniesland (John Robertson), on...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimates she has made of the proportion of British firms that have no employees aged (a) over 60 years and (b) state pension age.

      Outsourcing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate her Department has made of the financial benefits to the UK of outsourcing (a) manufacturing and (b) service sector jobs overseas.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the value in terms of (a) wages and (b) saved childcare costs of statutory (i) paid maternity leave and (ii)...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she expects to answer the Questions (a) 195698 and (b) 195704 tabled by the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme for named day answer on...

      Performance Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measurable progress her Department has made towards meeting its Public Service Agreement target (a) to raise the rate of UK productivity...

      Photofinishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of how many people are employed (a) permanently and (b) seasonally in the mail order photofinishing industry.

      Plutonium Transport Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the transport ships, Pacific Teal and Pacific Pintail were operating on Government service in the recent movement of plutonium from...

      Plutonium Transport Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was in (a) investigations and (b) administration to the UK Government in preparation for the transport of plutonium from the...

      Plutonium Transport Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what role the UK Government played in (a) reviewing and (b) approving the security arrangements provided by the United States and France for...

      Plutonium Transport Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what liability was agreed by the Office of Civil Nuclear Security in respect of the shipment of plutonium from the United States to France...

      Polluter Pays Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the polluter pays policy has been applied to the Luneside East development in Lancashire.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what timetable has been established to draw down the balance of £24.6 million in respect of improvement investment grants to Post Office...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many post offices have received payments under the Urban Investment Programme; and what the average payment has been to each post...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding under the Urban Investment Programme for post offices remains to be spent; and what timetable has been established to draw...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with the Post Office on its definition of rurality.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much of the subsidy to the rural post office network has been allocated to (a) Post Office Ltd. infrastructure, (b) fixed payments to...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what new methods of delivering Post Office services have been funded from the subsidy paid to support the rural post office network.

      Postal Services (Blind People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with the Post Office about the continuance of the free postal service for people who are blind; and if she will...

      Premium Rate Dialler Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures she intends to take to protect the public from the unwanted installation of premium rate dialler programmes on computers...

      Premium Rate Phone Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to (a) review and (b) amend the regulation of the premium rate telephone industry.

      Product Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2004, Official Report, column 644W, on product safety, what the issues are which have given rise to the...

      Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Government have to make available funds for pilot projects to assess the best method by which publishers and the voluntary...

      PV Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the future of photovoltaic (PV) technology within the UK energy market; and what plans she has to promote the...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information she has received from the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management in respect of its work in compiling a national inventory...

      Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what her latest estimate is of the costs to business in a year of compliance with all the regulations imposed by her Department; (2)...

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the reference numbers are for the regulatory impact assessments for the major pieces of legislation affecting business introduced by her...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money the UK Government has spent on (a) solar and (b) wind powered forms of renewable energy since 2001; and if she will make a...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, in her review of the Renewables Obligation, she will take account of the impact on Renewable Obligation Certificate trading of companies...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will publish the submissions made (a) to her in advance of her review of the Renewables Obligation and (b) to the review.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the (a) impact and (b) success of basic research in the UK is being assessed; and how it will be assessed in the future.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures are being taken (a) to prevent the best young scientists from leaving (i) research and (ii) the UK and (b) to attract young...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on the greetings card industry of the Royal Mail's proposals to move to size-based pricing.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact of the Royal Mail's proposals for size-based pricing on the mail order photofinishing industry.

      Second-hand Clothing Exports (Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions have taken place with UK charities regarding the future of second-hand clothing exports to Africa; and what assessment has...

      Select Committee Recommendations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many recommendations by parliamentary Select Committees have been adopted by her Department since June 2001.

      Sellafield Mox Plant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the output is to date of the Sellafield Mox Plant in terms of (a) quantity of mox fuel produced, (b) the number of mox pellets produced,...

      Shareholder Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her reply of 26 October 2004, Official Report, column 1152W, on the Shareholder Executive, if she will list the organisations with...

      Shareholder Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what bonus scheme applies to the directors of the Shareholder Executive.

      Shareholder Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the contract of the chief executive of the Shareholder Executive expires; and what contractual agreement applies to an early departure.

      Shareholder Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her reply of 26 October 2004, Official Report, column 1150W, on the Shareholder Executive, if she will make a statement on the...

      Shareholder Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Shareholder Executive will publish an annual report of its performance.

      Shareholder Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she has taken to provide the Shareholder Executive with appropriate policies regarding (a) working practices and (b) conflict of...

      Tariffs (USA)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with the US Administration in connection with reductions in tariffs and other trade barriers.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether her Department has held recent discussions with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the impact of non-domestic rates on the...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether her Department has carried out analysis of the impact of the non-domestic property rating system on the development of a competitive...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to ensure there is a competitive market in television provision to residential customers (a) between infrastructure...

      Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she will take to protect those on lower incomes from the effects of recent increases in gas and electricity prices; and if she will...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking in respect of charges for connecting major wind farm projects to the national grid; and if she will make a statement.

  • Health

    • Cold Weather Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action is being taken to reduce the number of winter deaths of pensioners due to cold weather.

    • Mobile Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Mobile Telephone Health Research Programme will report; whether there are interim findings; and if he will make a statement.

      Residential Drug Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is between someone requesting residential drug treatment and (a) funding becoming available and (b) a bed becoming available...

      Residential Drug Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people accessing residential drug treatment do so (a) as part of a community order, (b) through the criminal justice system and (c)...

      Residential Drug Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residential drug treatment centres are specifically for young people; and if he will make a statement on what steps his Department is taking to...

      Residential Drug Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people in residential drug treatment are funded (a) privately, (b) by primary care trusts and (c) with a combination of private funds...

      Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the 2003 abortion statistics do not specify the nature of the disabilities giving rise to abortion under ground E, risk that the child...

      Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total budget and (b) administration budget was for each (i) NHS region in each year from 1997 to 2002 and (ii) strategic health authority in...

      Air Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total operating budget is of each air ambulance service in England; and what proportion of these budgets is grant-aided by the national health...

      Alzheimer's

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total amount of Government funding for research on Alzheimer's disease was in (a) 1997, (b) 2000 and (c) 2003.

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition will report on iron deficiency anaemia.

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage the iron intake of children to prevent childhood anaemia; and what assessment it has made of the...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of health inequalities between socio-economic groups in terms of cancer (a) treatments and (b) outcomes; and if he will...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) residential care home and (b) nursing home places were available in West Derbyshire in each year since 1997, broken down into places...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the benefits of liquid cytology testing for cervical cancer since the roll-out of the technique started; (2) how...

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to reduce cholesterol levels in the adult population.

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing a national cholesterol awareness campaign.

      Choose and Book Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when general practitioners will be paid for Choose and Book work.

      Chronic Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of chronic illness in 2003–04.

      Community Matrons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost of introducing 3,000 community matrons in the NHS.

      Community Matrons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what duties community matrons will undertake that are not already carried out by other health professionals.

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was given to community transport schemes by each primary care trust in the last year for which figures are available.

      Complaints Procedure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the recognised complaints procedure is for NHS patients treated by private treatment centres; (2) whether his Department has received...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent in each year since 2002 on employing external consultants to deal with the press and public relations of his Department;...

      Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS budget was spent providing free contraception in the last year for which figures are available; and what proportion of NHS...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of care for dementia in 2003–04.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 September 2004, Official Report, columns 886–87W, on dentistry, how many inquiries the returning to dentistry response...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department makes available to encourage dentists to join the NHS; and whether there are conditions attached to the funding to encourage...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to improve access to NHS dentistry in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total spending on (a) general dental services and (b) secondary dental services was in each strategic health authority area in each of the last...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what arrangements have been made for dental visits to care homes in Dorset; (2) how many dentists in Dorset offer a visiting service to care homes...

      Departmental Advertising Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for his Department's advertising activity has been in each financial year since...

      Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department which have received...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on research into (a) Alzheimer's disease, (b) Parkinson's disease, (c) Huntingdon's disease, (d) multiple sclerosis and...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has commissioned on degenerative neurological disorders.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the percentage of general practitioner consultations which concerned skin diseases in each year since 1997.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many dermatology referrals there were to secondary care in each year since 1997; (2) how many dermatology outpatient appointments there were in...

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the population are affected by skin diseases; and if he will make a statement.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) maximum time was that a patient waited for a first dermatology out-patient appointment in the last year for which figures are...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has received on possible links between the use of insulin by type 2 diabetes patients and an increased risk of cancer.

      Drug Misuse Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of the closure of the Harbour Drug and Alcohol Service in Plymouth to new clients until April 2005 on the...

      Drug Misuse Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Manchester, Withington were receiving treatment for drug misuse on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Drug Purchasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what bulk discounts the national health service receives from drug companies.

      Drug Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on provision for residential drug treatment centres in England.

      Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps are being taken to improve (a) awareness of and (b) training on dyspraxia for health professionals; (2) what research he has evaluated...

      Fitness Trainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether those who currently pay membership of private health clubs will qualify for a fitness trainer on the national health service.

      Flu Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on funding for general practitioners shortages in supply of influenza vaccine.

      Foundation Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total population is from which public and patient membership can be drawn for each of the foundation hospitals where ballots have been held; how...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people he estimates (a) reside and (b) are registered with a general practitioner in the area served by Nottingham primary care trust.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the difference will be in (a) funding and (b) service provision between the practice based commissioning structure for general practitioner practices...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether all Government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

      GP Surgeries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the general practitioner surgeries which will benefit in the (a) Adur, (b) Arun and (c) Worthing Primary Care Trust areas from funding...

      GP Surgeries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been made available in each primary care trust area for upgrading or rebuilding general practitioner surgeries in each of the last five years.

      Health Care Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he or a member of his ministerial team was informed of the National Audit Office's planned publication date for the report on health care acquired...

      Health Services (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital has been invested in York district hospital in each of the last 20 years.

      Hospital Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has instructed commissioners to include information on infection rates of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus in the information...

      Hospital Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the consistency across NHS trusts in methods of monitoring MRSA bloodstream infections under the mandatory surveillance...

      Hospital Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is his policy to maximise the use of new medical technologies in hospitals in tackling MRSA.

      Hospital Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether hospitals are encouraged to discharge patients for treatment in the community as soon as clinically possible as part of the programme to reduce...

      Hospital Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on rates of MSRA at (a) Barnet, (b) Chase Farm, (c) Northwich Park, (d) Royal Free and (e) Edgware Hospitals in each of the...

      Hospital Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients contracted MRSA last year following a visit to a NHS hospital; and what plans he has to combat the spread of this disease.

      Hospital Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has (a) to promote and (b) to develop hospital radio.

      Influenza Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he was informed of the problem with influenza vaccines at Chiron; and if he will make a statement.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which long-stay hospitals provide accommodation for people with a learning disability; how many people with a learning disability remain in each of these;...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by year of...

      Leukaemia (Power Lines)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children under 15 years of age who (a) died and (b) suffered from leukaemia in each of the last three years who...

      Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in the appointment of an official within the Maldon and South Chelmsford primary care trust with responsibility for...

      Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the public relations budget of the Maldon and South Chelmsford primary care trust was in the first six months of the current financial year.

      Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the new hospital planned for Maldon will open; what the estimated cost of the project is; and if he will make a statement.

      Male Circumcision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the health effects of circumcision of male infants.

      Me

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Medical Officer on (a) the clinical definition of and (b) the available treatments for sufferers of...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the acute NHS trusts in England that do not have a designated place of safety as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost is in this financial year of mental health services provided by the Salisbury NHS mental health team; how many mental health patients from...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the construction cost was of the Grovely in-patient ward at the Fountain Way facility of the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many elderly inpatient and acute beds at the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust's Salisbury facility are blocked; how many have...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what instructions have been issued to staff of the National Institute for Mental Health concerning comments by them on the draft Mental Health Bill.

      MRI/CT Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people have been (a) killed and (b) injured in adverse incidents involving scanners in the NHS in (i) England and (ii) each strategic...

      MRI/CT Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) MRI scans and (b) CT scans were conducted as outpatient procedures in the latest period for which figures are available.

      MS Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effects on local services of his Department's scheme for centrally-funded multiple sclerosis specialist nurses;...

      NHS Care for the Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to improve (a) intermediate care, (b) rehabilitation, (c) stroke services and (d) community care for the elderly in North...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of NHS Direct; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Estate (Maintenance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the maintenance backlog to reach estate code condition B was in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997.

      NHS Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 28 October 2004, Official Report, column 1340W, on NHS facilities, what the cost of each of the additional facilities listed was.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department makes up the shortfall where there is a deficit in (a) ambulance service and (b) primary care trusts' budgets.

      NHS Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to improve efficiency in NHS procurement in North Staffordshire.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many placements have been secured through NHS professionals to date.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many reported violent incidents against NHS staff there were in (a) England, (b) each strategic health authority and (c) each primary care trust in...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many nursing posts in the NHS are funded by pharmaceutical companies, broken down by trust; (2) what his policy is on hospitals employing...

      Nottingham Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 28 October, Official Report, column 1334W, on services in Nottingham, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by...

      Offender Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the siting of rehabilitation facilities for offenders with learning difficulties; and what discussions he has had with the...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the Question tabled by the hon. Member for Bath on 22 July, ref 187176; and if he will make a statement.

      Patient Choice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on requiring primary care trusts to offer patients the choice of an independent sector provider at the point of referral.

      Patient Choice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the guidance given to primary care trusts on the implementation of his Department's policy to offer a choice of four or five providers...

      Patient Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who are suffering from (a) Alzheimer's disease, (b) Parkinson's disease, (c) Huntingdon's disease, (d)...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the income to be received by his Department from pre-payment certificates for prescription charges in real terms in (a) 2005–06,...

      Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent in (a) 1996–97 and (b) the last year for which figures are available on press officers, broken down by grade.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the standard notice period is for the chief executive of an NHS primary care trust.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to publish a delivery plan on physical activity in relation to the Public Health White Paper.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the report his Department commissioned on Promoting Physical Activity—Selected International Activity.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with broadcasters in preparing the proposals set out in his Public Health White Paper on restrictions on broadcast advertising.

      Radio-diagnostic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will meet manufacturers of radio-diagnostic equipment to discuss increasing the weight limit of 21 to 22 stones for use of such equipment.

      Renal Dialysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the amount of renal dialysis provision which will be required in Warrington over the next five years if all patients...

      Radiographers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of Agenda for Change on the (a) remuneration and (b) working hours of radiographers in the NHS.

      Radiographers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with representatives of professional groups on increasing the number of radiographers available to the NHS.

      Radiographers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there are in the NHS for (a) radiographers and (b) radiotherapy technicians.

      Rheumatoid Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make additional resources available to primary care trusts for anti-TNF prescribing for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (a) in Solihull and...

      Royal Berkshire Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans there are to increase the number of intensive care beds in the Royal Berkshire hospital.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of over-the-counter contraceptives on the sexual health of the population.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 15 October 2004, Official Report, column 404W, on sexually transmitted diseases, if he will break down the number of cases...

      Silzone Heart Valves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library information collated by the UK Heart Valve Registry concerning adverse incidents involving the St. Jude Silzone heart valve.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to improve joint working between the NHS and Social Services in North Staffordshire in respect of care for the elderly.

      Specialist Service Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what safeguards have been put in place by his Department to ensure that specialist services not paid for under Payment by Results will be protected in the...

      Steri-X System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Steri-X system in killing pathogenic bacteria, including (a) MRSA, (b) E coli, (c) Legionella...

      Theft and Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the cost of theft and fraud to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1997.

      Tier 2 System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are in the Tier 2 system.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the average waiting time for a first consultant appointment in West Derbyshire in each year since 1997.

      Wanless Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence relating to the Government's activity target to get 70 per cent. of the population reasonably...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Renewable Energy Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has held with the Department for Trade and Industry on the Government's renewable energy strategy.

    • Organic Fruit Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial help her Department provides to organic fruit producers.

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Target)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set a target for UK carbon dioxide emissions for 2020.

      Fruit Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the application of single farm payments to orchards.

      Pesticides and Herbicides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of residue levels of pesticides and herbicides in fruit and vegetables.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to reduce waste.

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she last met representatives of the dairy industry to discuss the price of milk.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to improve air quality.

      Water Customers (Benefit Payments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that water customers who are in receipt of benefit who have direct payments deducted from their benefit...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on proposals for cross-compliance in relation to single farm payments.

      Animal Cruelty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of animal cruelty have been prosecuted in the courts (a) in England and Wales, (b) in Yorkshire and the Humber...

      Animal Transportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to introduce legislation to (a) stop animal abuse and (b) improve the conditions in which animals are...

      Animal Welfare Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the planned timetable is for the introduction of the Animal Welfare Bill.

      Animal Welfare Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on progress in consultation on the draft Animal Welfare Bill.

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 November, Official Report, column 576W, on bees, how much funding the National Bee Unit will...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many positive reactor cattle subsequently proved to be free of tuberculosis; how their carcass was subsequently disposed...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what studies her Department has commissioned into the effectiveness of the examination of deer by (a) stalkers and (b)...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle were slaughtered because of bovine tuberculosis in each year since 1997 in (a) West Derbyshire and (b) Derbyshire.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many confirmed cases of bovine tuberculosis in cattle there have been in the last five years; and what the geographical...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) farmed and (b) park deer herds have tested positive for bovine TB in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has commissioned into the effectiveness of the examination of deer at abattoirs in identifying...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what prevalence of bovine TB has been detected in culled deer in studies undertaken during the last 20 years.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents of bovine TB in (a) farmed and (b) park deer have been notified as a result of identification at abattoirs...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the proportion of bovine TB infection in (a) farmed, (b) park and (c) wild deer entering the...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had regarding bovine TB in deer with her counterparts in the Devolved Administrations.

      Burnside Farm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department was first informed of the existence of a video of Burnside Farm taken by Northumberland Trading Standards...

      Burnside Farm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date a government minister was first informed of the existence of the video of Burnside Farm taken by Northumberland...

      Cap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate she has made of the percentage of total income constituted by payments under the Common Agricultural...

      Cap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what further plans she has to advise farmers and land managers on how to adjust to the mid-term review of the common...

      Carbon Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on collaboration between the Carbon Trust and the Clean Energy Group.

      Carbon Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) resource budget, (b) staff numbers and (c) running costs were of the Carbon Trust in 2003–04.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the level of detail which she expects from those wishing to take up climate change discounts.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she plans to undertake in response to the report from the Energy Saving Trust and the UK Climate Impact...

      Cockling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what plans she has to introduce a licensing system for cockling (a) in Morecambe Bay and (b) elsewhere; (2) what...

      Cockling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the tonnage of cockles exported from England in the past 12 months; and what estimate she has...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the member states' national allocation plans and the treatment of combined heat and power.

      Commencement of Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what new proposals she has to aid the economies of developing nations in Africa and Asia through reforms of the Common...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of the Common Agricultural Policy was in the United Kingdom to (a) consumers and (b) taxpayers, broken down by...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition her Department uses of (a) fair standard of living and (b) agricultural community in respect of the aims of...

      Community Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Community Energy Programme will be extended beyond April 2005.

      Contaminated Chocolate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the storage of chocolate radioactively contaminated following the 1957 Windscale fire.

      Dairy Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dairy farms there were in 1997 in West Derbyshire; how many of them have closed since; and how many there were on...

      Deer Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the report, "Current and Future Deer Management Options", published in December 2003.

      Definitions (Energy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definitions her Department uses of (a) incinerators, (b) thermal treatment plant, (c) combined heat and power and (d)...

      Departmental Advertising Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for her Department's advertising activity has been...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Department spent on outside information technology and communication specialists, consultants and engineers in...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the properties occupied by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2004; and what the...

      Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by her...

      Dog Fouling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were fined for offences involving dog fouling in the last year.

      Eastern Irish Sea Fishery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the European Commission's recovery plan to save cod from extinction in the North sea and...

      Eastern Irish Sea Fishery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cod by-catch from beam trawlers fishing for sole in the Eastern Irish Sea was in the last 10 years for which figures...

      Eastern Irish Sea Fishery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) quota allocations and (b) landings for cod for the (i) Belgian, (ii) French and (iii) Irish fleets operating in...

      Eastern Irish Sea Fishery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the estimated level of discards were from the beam trawler fleet operating in the Eastern Irish Sea for the last...

      Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on how the European Emissions Trading Scheme will apply to (a) aviation and (b) shipping.

      Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's emissions target level is, in terms of the National Allocation Plan for EU emissions trading; and what...

      Environmental Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions resulted in (a) convictions and (b) custodial sentences in each year since 1999 for offences related to...

      Environmental Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) prosecutions, (b) cautions and (c) enforcement notices there have been in each year since 1995 brought by the...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish the study funded by her Department into health improvements for families and individuals whose...

      Energy Efficiency

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

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times during the Greek presidency of the EU the Management Committee on application of the Directive on the...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times during the Greek Presidency of the EU the Committee (a) for the adaptation to technical and scientific...

      Farm Business Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for the future of the Farm Business Advisory Service.

      Fish Processing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to promote increased use of (a) by-products and trimmings from the commercial fish-processing sector and...

      Fish Quota

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the total value in (a) sterling and (b) euros of UK fish quota entitlements held by (i) fishing...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultations she has undertaken in the last 12 months and with whom, concerning flood control and prevention measures,...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who in her Department has seen the video of Burnside Farm, taken by trading standards officials on 24 February 2001; and if...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the (i) Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and (ii) her Department...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department first received (a) a video and (b) other documentary evidence from Northumberland Trading Standards...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason the Northumberland Trading Standards video of Burnside Farm at the time of the 2001 foot and mouth disease...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether samples were taken from feed destined for consumption by pigs at Burnside Farm, Heddon on the Wall in 2001 and...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether there was an internal inquiry conducted by her Department and its predecessor into the conduct of Senior Veterinary...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on which farms which were registered swill feeders animals succumbed to the 2001 epidemic of foot and mouth disease.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely costs to her Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the...

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether all Government buildings in her Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people;...

      Greenhouse Gases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects on levels of (a) carbon dioxide and (b) other greenhouse gases achieved through...

      Home Composting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to measure the contribution of home composting towards recycling targets.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has undertaken of the impact of a ban on hunting on those who live in tied housing; and what steps will...

      Industrial Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to support a reduction in the use of fish meal and oil in aquaculture and agriculture; and what steps...

      Insect Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the UK (a) fly, (b) mosquito and (c) cockroach population; and what the predicted numbers are in the...

      Kyoto Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the decision of the Russian Government to sign the Kyoto Protocol.

      Kyoto Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on progress with ratification of the Kyoto Protocol; which countries have yet to ratify; and...

      Land Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that conditions are attached to future stewardship schemes to secure land management practices that reduce...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received regarding the measurement of waste disposal by landfill by volume rather than weight.

      League Against Cruel Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department last met representatives of the League Against Cruel Sports; and if she will...

      Milk Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has entered into with supermarkets and co-operatives regarding the farm-gate price of liquid milk; and...

      Mobile Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many mobile phones were used by (a) Ministers and special advisers and (b) officials in her Department in each year since...

      Nickel-cadmium Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to improve collection and recycling rates for nickel-cadmium batteries.

      Organic Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent in support of organic farming in each of the last three years.

      Over-thirty-month Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with the Scottish Executive regarding the Over-30-month scheme; and if she...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the question, reference 198471, from the hon. Member for Vale of York.

      Peat Bogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her letter of 10 October (her ref: 203663/JF) regarding peat bogs, when she expects the consultation on the...

      Peregrine Falcons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the size of the peregrine falcon population in the UK (a) at present, (b) 10 years ago, (c) 20...

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of coverage of public telephone kiosks in rural areas; and what discussions she has had with...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the Department's publications, copies of which have been mailed unsolicited in the most recent 12 months for...

      Raptors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what legislation is in force to protect raptor bird populations; and whether she has plans to amend the legislation.

      Raptors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what effect the existing legislation to protect raptor birds has had on their population in the UK.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of (a) domestic refuse, (b) commercial refuse and (c) industrial refuse was recycled in (i) Leicester and...

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the aggregate annual cost measured by the regulatory impact assessments is of compliance with all the regulations...

      River Thames (Sewage)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to avoid a repetition of the flooding of the River Thames with raw sewage in August; and...

      Sand Eels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the advice by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recommending a...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that milk is available under the school milk scheme to pupils in all schools.

      Set-aside Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish details of the new set-aside rules.

      Single Farm Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how different types of tenanted farms are to be treated in respect of their eligibility for National Reserve payments under...

      Single Farm Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether tenancies secured under the provisions of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1986 will be treated as...

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) discussions she has had and (b) agreements she has reached with her colleagues in the (i) Department for Trade and...

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what decisions the Government have taken in respect of European Council negotiations on the future of the EU Sugar Regime.

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of (a) the timetable for (i) future negotiations and (ii) decisions and (b) future entitlement...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what policy directions on procurement of legal and sustainably sourced timber she has issued applying to (a) Lottery funded...

      Tobacco-growing Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what level of financial support has been given to the tobacco-growing industry in the EU in each of the last five years.

      Toxic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the disposal of toxic waste.

      Warm Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households in England are eligible for assistance under the (a) Warm Front and (b) Warm Front Plus programmes; how...

      Warm Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discretion her Department allows Warm Front scheme managers to (a) repeat grants for households which have already...

      Waste Management (PFI)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to establish a taskforce to help local authorities which may use private finance initiatives to develop...

      Waste Management (PFI)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has put in place to permit waste disposal authorities, which will be introducing new private finance...

      Water Bills/Metering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking in accordance with the Water Act 1999 to ensure that metered customers of water...

      Water Bills/Metering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the net change in the number of household customers charged for water on the basis of metering was in (a) 2001–02,...

      Water Bills/Metering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people in (a) Hemsworth constituency and (b) England use water meters.

      Windfall Tax (Oil and Gas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with HM Treasury on (a) the case for a windfall tax on excessive profits made by oil...

      Worcester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the Worcester constituency, the effect of...

  • Home Department

    • "Reducing Crime, Changing Lives"

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations he had prior to the publication of his response to the Carter report.

    • "Reducing Crime, Changing Lives"

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the proposals set out in, Reducing Crime, Changing Lives, on 6 January, were not subject to the Cabinet Office Code of...

      Accession State Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the Accession State Worker Registration Scheme have been received since 1 May; what the latest figures are for the...

      Alcohol Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in securing voluntary contributions towards the cost of policing disorder from the alcohol industry.

      Anglia Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the (a) level of customer service and (b) effectiveness of sub-contractor management provided by the Anglia...

      Anguilla

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK and EU passports have been (a) applied for and (b) obtained by Anguillan citizens in each of the last 10 years; and if he will...

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis was for point one of the Home Office response to twelve questions raised by Dan Lyons, uncaged campaigns, about...

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether lethal endpoints were expected in (a) project licence authorities and (b) other communications between the Home Office, the Animal...

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 October 2004, Official Report, column 1895W, on animal experimentation, on what date the Animal Procedures...

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what infringement action has been taken under section 6(6) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 against, (a) named day-to-day care...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to tackle antisocial behaviour in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government have taken to promote stronger and safer communities in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on tackling drugs misuse in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the number of antisocial behaviour orders issued in the Vale of York in each of the last three years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the meetings in his diary for the rest of 2004 on delivering the Government's strategy on asylum.

      Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place under section 2 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004; how many of these are...

      Asylum and Immigration Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of enforcing section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 in each year since 1997.

      Asylum Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals against refusal of political asylum were waiting to be heard on 1 October.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the building of the proposed asylum accommodation centre at Bicester to (a) commence and (b) be completed; when he expects...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures he has in place to keep track of people waiting for asylum applications to be processed.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum there were per month in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers he expects to remove in the next 12 months.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his proposals to decide asylum applications offshore.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Home Office initial decision-makers in relation to asylum applications were in the post on 1 September in each of the last seven years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accommodation centres for asylum seekers are operational; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are currently processing the exceptional indefinite leave to remain exercise applications; whether there is a backlog; and if...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of initial decisions on asylum applications have been successfully appealed in the last 12 months.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the status is of (a) an asylum seeker, (b) a failed asylum seeker and (c) their dependants in each case if a spouse is granted the right...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the rate of removals of failed asylum seekers in each of the last five years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2004, Official Report, column 601W, on asylum seekers, for what reasons some local authorities in...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated number of asylum seekers residing in each parliamentary constituency is.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been dispersed to each parliamentary constituency in (a) the two years up to the end of 2003 and (b) the latest...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for (a) which countries of origin and (b) what periods since 1997 it has been the policy of his Department not to enforce the return of...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people originally granted exceptional leave to remain have been (a) refused and (b) granted indefinite leave to remain in each of...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to change the grant regime to local authorities for funding unaccompanied asylum seeking children; and if he will make a...

      Badger Baiting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the number of badgers killed illegally by badger baiters in each of the last five years.

      Binge Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the steps that have been taken by the brewing and licensed trade industry to combat binge drinking.

      British Crime Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the (a) usefulness and (b) accuracy of the British Crime Survey.

      Burglaries (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries there were in each London borough in (a) each year since 2001 and (b) each month to date in 2004.

      Business Case Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has received from the Cabinet Office on the timing of business case assessments in respect of major projects.

      Car Thefts (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many car thefts there were in each London borough in (a) each year since 2001 and (b) each month to date in 2004.

      Child Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the steps that have been taken by credit card companies to combat the purchasing of child pornography on the...

      Child Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further steps his Department intends to take to ensure that credit card companies do all they can to combat the purchasing of child...

      Church of England Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long he expects Church of England charities to remain excepted charities.

      Civil Servants (Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent jobs (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies had in (i) Yorkshire and the Humber and (ii) the City of...

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what schemes exist to provide financial assistance for the extension of closed circuit television in town centres.

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the level of funding for CCTV security cameras was in Bournemouth in each year since 1997; and how many CCTV security cameras were...

      Commencement of Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account the maximum funded cost for a community support officer takes of higher police pay in London.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 2 November 2004, Official Report, column 188W, on community support officers, for what reasons each of the 31...

      Consultancy Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many consultancy firms or companies have been retained by the Department since June 2001; what the projects are for which each has been...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much expenditure his Department has incurred in each year since 2002 on employing external consultants to deal with the press and public...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent in each year since 2002 on employing (a) external management consultants and (b) external human resources...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ask the director of Ofcom to reply to the letters of 28 June and 11 September from the hon. Member for Normanton relating to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter to him dated 10 October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Guy-Blackburn.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter to him dated 11 October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. S. Ahmed.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answers of 2 November 2004, Official Report, columns 191–2W, on crime, what the figures were for each year between 1997...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed (a) per head of population and (b) per police officer in each police force area in England and Wales in (i)...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) violent crimes and (b) burglaries were (i) reported to and (ii) detected by the Aylesbury Vale Basic Command Unit in (A)...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2004, Official Report, columns 191–92W, on crime, how many (a) crimes, (b) burglaries, (c) thefts...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed per head of population in West Derbyshire police force areas in the last five years for which figures are...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide figures relating as closely as possible to the Gloucester constituency for changes in (a) crime and (b) police numbers...

      Crime/Sentencing Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were recalled to custody having been released on home detention curfew in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the...

      Criminal Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the fear of being caught is used as a deterrent to would-be offenders.

      Criminal Cases Review Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the waiting time for consideration of (a) urgent and (b) non-urgent cases by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) was in the last...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on manning levels at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Criminal Records Bureau (a) average and (b) maximum response time is in (i) Essex and (ii) England.

      Deaths (Driving)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths have been caused by (a) dangerous driving, (b) driving under the influence of illegal drugs and (c) driving under the...

      Departmental Advertising Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for his Department's advertising activity has been in each...

      Departmental Budget Allocations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been allocated under his Department's budget for central services in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new...

      Departmental Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the change in the number of civil servants in his Department between 1998–99 and 2003–04.

      Departmental Events (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department which...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Opinion Polls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what areas his Department conducted opinion polling in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Opinion Polls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to make available in the Library, the results of the opinion polling carried out by his Department in the last three years.

      Departmental Policies (South Dorset)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the south Dorset constituency, the effects of changes to...

      Departmental Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department on press officers in each of the past eight years, broken down by grade.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in his Department earn more than a whole-time equivalent salary of £57,485 per year.

      Dispersal Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dispersal orders have been used in the last year.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce a general fund for victims of domestic violence.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will change the immigration and benefits rules to exempt victims of domestic violence subject to immigration control from the no...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures the Government are taking to tackle domestic violence in Amber Valley; and how many convictions have been reached in the last year.

      Door Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce further penalties for individuals and organisations who fail to comply with Security Industry Authority...

      Door Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) organisations and (b) individuals have had action taken against them for failure to comply with Security Industry Authority...

      Drink Spiking/Drug Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of drink spiking detection or prevention devices; and if he will make a statement.

      Drink Spiking/Drug Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the percentage of drug assisted sex attacks that go unreported.

      Drink Spiking/Drug Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the prevalence of (a) drink spiking and (b) drug rape following drink spiking.

      Drink Spiking/Drug Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to fund a campaign in the run up to the Christmas party season to alert women to the dangers of leaving drinks unattended.

      Drink Spiking/Drug Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces are using the early evidence kits for detection of drugs that may have been used to assist a rape.

      Drugs Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long it has taken on average since January for the Criminal Records Bureau to process an application from a drugs service relating to an...

      Exclusion Orders (Licensed Premises)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many exclusion orders from licensed premises have been granted in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is his policy to ensure that hospitality within his Department is sourced from fair trade producers wherever possible within the...

      Fines/Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) fixed penalties and (b) fines imposed by the courts were collected in full in England and Wales in (i) 2001–02,...

      Fines/Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalties have been issued to persons by police, other than in motoring cases, in the last year for which figures are...

      Fines/Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were issued with a fixed penalty notice in each year since their introduction; and what proportion of those notices was paid...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the occasions on which (a) he, and (b) other Ministers in his Department have met representatives of (a) US casino operators,...

      Gateway Zero

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has received from the Office of Government Commerce on the timing of Gateway Zero consultations.

      Gateway Zero

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Gateway Zero inquiry into the National Offender Management Service will be completed.

      Government Buildings (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether all government buildings in his Department within the Greater London area are fully accessible to disabled people; and if he will...

      Green Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Green Ministers his Department has had since 1997.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Government's policy is on the prevention of hate crime; and if he will make a statement.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) support and (b) resources the Government are providing to the police to tackle hate crimes.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Government's policy is on the collection of data on hate crimes; and if he will make a statement.

      Hertfordshire Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received concerning the funding settlement for Hertfordshire police authority for 2005–06.

      Hizb at Tahrir

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the activities of Hizb at Tahrir.

      Home Detention Curfew Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list offences committed by those released on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme since its inception; (2) what the original...

      Home Detention Curfew Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were committed by prisoners while released on the home detention curfew scheme since January 1999; what the category of...

      Home Detention Curfew Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been released on the home detention curfew scheme since January 1999; what the categories of offences were for which...

      Homeland Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is planning to enhance UK resilience and homeland security over the next (a) two and (b) five years.

      Hospital Admissions (Excessive Alcohol)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of hospital admissions in the accident and emergency departments surveyed in the summer alcohol enforcement campaign were...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact on police funding of the Government's proposals for housing growth in the South Midlands and Milton...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent consultants from PA Consulting are advising his Department on the design of the National Identity Card...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the unit cost of a biometric identity card reader; (2) what estimate he has made of the potential savings...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the cost estimates for identity card readers which have been incorporated into work with stakeholders on benefits.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of whether cost savings are associated with the issue of a free-standing identity card compared to a...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the annual cost of the identity card scheme announced by his Department on 2 November includes the cost of adding visual verification...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps, over what timescale, are being taken to have barcodes in place in UK passports; what information the barcode would represent; and...

      Illegal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the five most common nationalities of individuals found to be working illegally in the UK were in the last period for which figures are...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal entrants have been (a) discovered in vehicles at Dover, (b) detained at Eurostar at Waterloo and (c) discovered within the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been brought in the last 24 months against employers for employing an illegal immigrant; and what penalties were...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of vehicles arriving at Dover are searched with a view to discovering illegal immigrants.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what use has been made of mobile task-forces as part of an intelligence-led control of immigration.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) airline liaison officers and (b) immigration officials have been stationed abroad in each year since 1997, broken down by country.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many referrals of (a) immigration, (b) asylum and (c) naturalisation cases to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate by hon. Members...

      Immigration Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were (a) arrested and (b) removed from the country as a result of enforcement operations conducted by the Immigration...

      Index of Multiple Deprivation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which funding streams have been allocated by his Department using a funding formula which includes rankings or scores on the Index of...

      Indymedia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2004, Official Report, column 892W, on Indymedia, under what legal provisions seizure of private...

      Infection Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to make infection control induction training mandatory for all NHS medical staff; when this training will begin; and what the estimated...

      Justice and Home Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcome was of the Justice and Home Affairs Council held on 25 to 26 October; what the Government's stance was on the issues...

      Juvenile Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed by juvenile offenders in (a) Haltemprice and Howden, (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (c) the Humberside...

      Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with (a) police and (b) local authorities regarding people carrying knives.

      Mental Health Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that each police division has access to a designated place of safety as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Methadone (Prisons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many methadone-related suicides there have been in prisons in each year since 1997.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department into how many languages the leaflets produced for migrant workers, resulting from recommendations from the Operation Gangmaster, have been...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the National Association of Citizen Advice Bureaux on the issuing of advice to migrant workers.

      Ministerial Expenses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Department spent on (a) maintenance, (b) renovation, (c) council tax and (d) running costs of residential properties used by...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action members of the public who see drivers using mobile phones whilst driving should take.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set up a free phone number that members of the public can ring in to give the car registration numbers of those drivers who break...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action the appropriate authorities should take when a member of the public makes a complaint against a driver who was using a mobile...

      Motoring Offence Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were issued fines for motoring offences in each year since 1997; and what proportion of those fines were paid in each year.

      Multiculturalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Government's strategy is further to improve integration and boost multiculturalism among young British citizens.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the introduction of the concept of contestability within the National Offender Management Service.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the risk assessment that has been carried out in respect of the implementation of National Offender...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what risk assessment he has carried out on (a) prison capacity and (b) workload at the National Offender Management Service; and what the...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the business case in respect of the National Offender Management Service will be published.

      National Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for the delay in completing the National Probation Service Pay and Reward Review.

      Nationality Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the granting of British nationality are waiting to be dealt with by his Department.

      New EU Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens from the new members of the European Union have registered for work in Britain in each of the last five months; and how...

      OASys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in rolling out the OASys offender assessment tool in (a) prisons and (b) probation; how many prisons have access...

      Offences Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were charged with offences in each month since 1 July 2003.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many open prisons there are in the United Kingdom; and how many prisoners have absconded from open prisons in the last year.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were committed by prisoners who escaped from open prisons in the last three years.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoner escapes there have been from open prisons in England and Wales in the last three years.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are absent without authorisation from prisons in England and Wales; and how many were in open prisons when they absconded.

      Paedophiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to protect children from paedophiles operating on the internet.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason he has not yet answered the question tabled on 7 September by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, ref 187980, with...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to make a substantive response to the question tabled by the hon. Member for Cambridge for named day answer on 22 July,...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the question from the hon. Member dated 28 June, ref. 181105.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the written question tabled by the hon. Member for Woking for answer on 2 November 2004, reference 195473.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the written questions with references (a) 195466, (b) 195467 and (c) 195469 to 195472, tabled by the hon. Member for...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the written questions tabled by the hon. Member for Woking for answer on 25 October 2004, references 193310 to 193312.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the written questions tabled by the hon. Member for Woking for answer on 21 October 2004, references (a) 193248 to...

      Parole Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where the video showing the Parole Board at work, produced during 2002–03, is available.

      Parole Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the reasons for the difference between the number of prisoners eligible for parole and the number of those who...

      Passport Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the average time UK and other EU arriving passengers have to wait to pass through immigration compared with 12...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police Basic Command Units there were in each of the last six years; and how many BCUs he estimates there will be in (a)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of the changes in the regime for local authority funding on the ability of Kent police to meet...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an assessment has been made of the extent of racist attitudes within the police service.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in the integration of police IT systems.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response the police service has made to the review of the special priority payments; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards reaching the target of seven per cent. ethnic minority police officers by 2009; and what measures (a) are...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about pension payments for Leicestershire police authority for the year 2005–06; and if he will...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is available to the police on appropriate interviewing methods for (a) prisoners who are witnesses in historical sex abuse...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has conducted an audit of police compliance with guidelines for the interviewing of prisoners in historical sex abuse...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money was spent on policing per head of population in each police force in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how police numbers in Great Yarmouth have changed in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) recorded crimes, (b) violent crimes, (c) burglaries and (d) vehicle thefts there were in each of the last 10 years in the Bury...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the funding of Staffordshire police since 1997.

      Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost of (a) salaries and (b) travel expenses for those employed in the office of the Police Complaints Commission for England...

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional funding is available to police authorities from central funds to implement (a) the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act...

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police funding in each local police authority area was provided by (a) the Government and (b) council tax in each of the...

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated cost to police authorities is in this financial year of increased British Medical Association recommended charges for...

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the police received in funding from the Government in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been allocated to police funding in each year since 2001.

      Police Recruits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is made in the training schedule for new police recruits for dealing with domestic violence; whether the schedule has been...

      Police Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the level of budget change for the Centrex Training Centre in Harrogate is for 2004–05; and what proposed changes in staffing and...

      Police Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the future of the police training centre at Bruche, Warrington.

      Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) level of police grant, (b) total police budget, including itemised special project funding and (c) the number of police officers...

      Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) community support officers have been employed by Nottinghamshire Constabulary in each year since 1997...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many weapons have been seized at ports of entry to the United Kingdom in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) type of weapon and (b)...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on providing security at ports in each year since 1997, broken down by location.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) immigration and (b) security officials have been based at each major port of entry to the United Kingdom, broken down by...

      Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many press officers are employed in his Department; and how many were employed in each year since 1996–97.

      Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many press officers the Department has employed in each of the past five years.

      Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many press releases have been issued by his Department in each month of 2004; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds he will not publish the case he is making to the Treasury to close smaller prisons and build larger prisons.

      Prison Education Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours per week on average (a) basic skills training and (b) purposeful activity are undertaken per inmate at each (i) prison and...

      Prison Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports his Department has commissioned regarding (a) sentencing and (b) the management of offenders since 1997; on what dates these...

      Prison Service Advertisements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria were used to allow advertisements in prison catering by HM Prison Service; what revenue was raised from advertising; and what...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners there are, broken down by category of offence.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the number of prisoners serving short sentences has increased.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) the sick arrangements and (b) holiday entitlements are for staff at each privately run prison establishment.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has set a target for the maximum and average times to access drug treatment for a prisoner leaving prison when they have been receiving...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the prevalence of drug abuse in prisons in the Greater London area.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of prisoners interviewed by the police in relation to historical sex abuse cases were taken to (a) an external...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list (a) the running costs for each establishment in the prison service and (b) the average number of prisoners held at that...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of prisoners who entered drug rehabilitation programmes in the last 12 months for which figures are available went on...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fires there were in prisons between 1 January and the end of October, broken down by prison; and whether (a) prison staff and (b)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisons are fitted with sprinkler equipment; and which areas of each prison are protected by the sprinkler system.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used to determine whether sprinkler equipment should be installed in prisons and detention centres.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used to determine which fire authority is responsible for each prison and detention centre.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will commission an independent review of the Prison Service fire advisers.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the Fire Safety Section of the Prison Service has been restructured; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mrs. Clark) of 2 November 2004, Official Report, column 196W, on prisons, what...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of (a) how much it would cost and (b) how long it would take to install sprinkler equipment in all prisons and...

      Prisons (Fire Safety)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prisons have been inspected under the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Private Finance Initiatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the private finance initiative arrangements in which the Department is engaged; what the total cost of each arrangement is...

      Probation Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that probation hostel resources are targeted at (a) very high risk and (b) high risk offenders.

      Probation Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places were available in probation hostels in England and Wales on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a business case has been prepared in respect of the Probation Service Workload Management Tool.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the Probation Service Pay and Reward Review was not implemented in April.

      Proceeds of Crime Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; and if he will introduce further legislation to increase the powers...

      Racial Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many racially aggravated offences have taken place in the Greater London area in each of the last three years.

      Re-offending

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on Government funding for initiatives to reduce re-offending by individuals in custody.

      Recorded Offences (Knives)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded offences were committed, in each of the last five years, in which knives were used.

      Recorded Offences (Knives)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to (a) increase the penalties for carrying knives in public and (b) bring forward proposals for revising the sentencing...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of refugees residing in each parliamentary constituency.

      Regional Offender Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the regional offender manager job descriptions will be made public.

      Regional Offender Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the duties are of the regional offender managers in the National Offender Management Service for each region in England and Wales.

      Retail Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the average cost per incident of theft was to the retail industry in (a) 2001, (b) 2002 and (c) 2003; and if he will make a...

      Richard Watson

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what action has been taken by Sussex police consequent on their meeting with Linda Henderson and Amanda Williams-Gater on Friday 24...

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2004, Official Report, column 1134W, on secure training centres, how many of the hospital admissions...

      Select Committee Recommendations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to finalise the functions of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency; and what the functions will be.

      Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes have been made to the Association of Chief Police Officers' guidelines on safeguards for those subject to accusations of sex...

      Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether policing trends have been identified as problematic by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in their review of historical sex abuse cases.

      Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research has been conducted on the public's perception of the level of sex abuse against children.

      Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the findings of the pilots on suspect interviews.

      Sex Offenders/Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders are absent without authorisation from prisons in England and Wales.

      Sex Offenders/Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners convicted of sex offences escaped from open prisons in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Sex Offenders/Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer to Question 182382, on sexual offences, if he will make a statement on the differences between the number of recorded...

      Sex Offenders/Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people reported being the victim of a sex offence in each of the past five years.

      Sex Offenders/Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research has been conducted on the effects sex offences have on victims; and what the findings were.

      Soham Murders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the independent inquiry he has announced into the effectiveness of police intelligence in the Soham case will (a) include an...

      Special Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money was spent on recruitment programmes for the Special Constabulary over the last five years; and how much of this was spent on...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the change in the rate of stop and searches of people of Asian origin since 2001.

      Street Crime Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 13 September 2004, Official Report, column 1408W, on immigration, if he will make it his policy to collect data on...

      Sudbury Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners at HMP Sudbury absconded during (a) 2003 and (b) 2002; and how many in each case had been convicted of (i) murder, (ii)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on co-operation of EU states against terrorism.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the number of instances of stop-and-search under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 has risen in Hampshire between...

      Terrorist Suspects (Belmarsh)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement on the detention of the terrorist suspects at Belmarsh prison held under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and...

      Tetra Mast Signals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has evaluated on the possible effects of Tetra mast signals on (a) breathalysers, (b) speed cameras, (c) lawnmowers, (d)...

      Transsexual People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 September, Official Report, column 1560W, on transsexual people, if he will make it his policy to record the...

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers are available to (a) the police and (b) licensing authorities to persuade shops selling alcohol to refrain from selling to those...

      Uninsured Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted for driving cars while uninsured in each police authority area.

      Uninsured Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents were (a) uninsured and (b) were driving a car that did not have a...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support is available for victims in sex abuse cases after they give their testimony; and what percentage of victims make use of this support.

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what treatment and support is available for child victims of physical abuse; and what percentage of known victims made use of this help, in...

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures (a) are in place and (b) he plans to introduce to reduce the level of violent crime.

      West London CCP Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the costs are of each project funded by the West London Community Cohesion Pathfinder programme in the last 18 months; (2) what...

      Wildlife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) others concerning wildlife...

      Wildlife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police authority area in England and Wales are assigned to tackling wildlife crime.

      Wildlife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on links between wildlife crime and serious and organised crime; and if he...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of work permits issued in 2003 were long-term permits.

      Yarl's Wood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the report by Stephen Shaw on the fire at Yarl's Wood in February 2002 to be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Yarl's Wood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to publish the report by the prisons and probation ombudsman on the incident at Yarl's Wood detention centre in February...

      Yarl's Wood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he will take to implement the report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman into the disturbance and fire at the Yarl's Wood...

  • Education and Skills

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether schools which (a) have already gained specialist status and (b) are involved in private finance initiative projects may apply for...

    • Adoption and Children Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he intends to bring in the commencement of those parts of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 not yet commenced, with particular...

      Agency Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many agency temporary staff have been working for the Department in each of the last five years, excluding those working for agencies...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) cancelled appointments and (b) non-attendances there were at each Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the waiting times are for the completion of private law cases in each of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service regions.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of families involved in separation and divorce cases were referred to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many guardians are employed by the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service; and what their principal responsibilities are.

      Careers Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the End to End Review of Careers Education and Guidance.

      Commencement of Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down...

      Commercial Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) publications, (c) initiatives, (d) projects and (e) receptions organised by his Department which...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects to reply to correspondence from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Withington, dated 21 June, 29 July and 26 August, on...

      Departmental Advertising Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost of (a) creative work, (b) media spend and (c) administration for his Department's advertising activity has been in each...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the properties occupied by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2004, showing (A) for each and (B)...

      Disabled Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action he is taking to (a) monitor and (b) improve provision of facilities for sports and physical recreation for pupils with...

      Early Years Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pre-school places for (a) under 3-year-olds, (b) 3-year-olds and (c) 4-year-olds were available in Bury, North in each of the last...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the surplus or deficit was of each school in Newcastle-under-Lyme at the end of the financial year 2003–04.

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what changes there have been in (a) GCSE and (b) A level results achieved by students in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent on improving (a) science and (b) sports facilities in schools in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been invested in improving school buildings in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Newcastle-under-Lyme in each year since...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures have been taken to improve basic literacy and numeracy for (a) children and (b) adults in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps have been taken to reduce class sizes in (a) infant and (b) junior schools in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how the average pay of teachers has changed in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many families have benefited from Sure Start in Newcastle-under-Lyme; (2) how much has been invested in Sure Start in...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many free nursery or pre-reception class places have been created for (a) five, (b) four and (c) three-year-olds in...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what changes there have been to the level of funding for further education in (a) North Staffordshire and (b) Newcastle-under-Lyme...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what changes there have been to the number of (a) 16 to 18-year-olds and (b) adults taking vocational qualifications in Newcastle-under-Lyme...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of students who have received the education maintenance allowance in Stoke-on-Trent; (2) what...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of students who have benefited from the introduction of the Newcastle Achievement Scheme in further...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of changes to staying-on rates following the introduction of the Newcastle Achievement Scheme in further education...

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps have been taken to improve training and skills in Newcastle-under- Lyme since 1997; and if he will list the relevant initiatives.

      Education (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what changes have taken place to (a) the funding of and (b) the numbers of students attending (i) Keele University and (ii) Staffordshire...

      Education Funding (Bury)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total allocation of capital expenditure to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Bury Metropolitan borough council area was in...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students in the Selby constituency are receiving the education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list institutions with students aged 16 to 18 years who are in receipt of an education maintenance allowance, broken down by...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many 16-year-olds in full-time education in Tower Hamlets are eligible for an education maintenance allowance; (2) how many and...

      Education/Training (West Derbyshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of (a) GCSE and (b) sixth form students have continued to higher education in (i) West Derbyshire, (ii) the East Midlands of...

      Education/Training (West Derbyshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people in (a) West Derbyshire and (b) the East Midlands have entered (i) an advanced modern apprenticeship and (ii) a...

      Entry to Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on funding reduction in Entry to Employment courses and training opportunities.

      Entry to Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total budget was for the Entry to Employment programme for the year 2003–04; and what funding will be available for the...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average A-level points score was for (a) school sixth forms, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) general further education colleges in...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) individual students were awarded level three qualifications and (b) level three qualifications were awarded in English further...

      Foster Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures he plans to take to address the shortage of foster carers.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to assess alternatives to eligibility to free school meals as the trigger point to other benefits, with particular...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to improve take-up of free school meals, with specific reference to rural areas; and what measures he plans to take to...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in (a) Leicester South and (b) each unitary authority in England claim free school meals; and what estimate he has made of...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children living in the London borough of Wandsworth were entitled to free school meals during the last 12 months.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely costs to his Department in the first quarter of 2005 of compliance with the provisions of the...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the level of funding per pupil in further education was in (a) Leicester South, (b) the Unitary Authority of Leicester City and (c)...

      GCSE Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) males and (b) females achieved five A*-C grades at GCSE in 2004; and how many (i) males and (ii) females achieved 5 A*-C grades...

      Green Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many departmental Green Ministers there have been since 1997.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many entrants to higher education there were from (a) sixth form colleges and (b) further education colleges in each of the last 10 years.

      Higher Education Funding Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the Higher Education Funding Council will report on its proposals to secure the financial position of the Open University.

      Information Technology (Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Wansdyke and (ii) Bath and North East Somerset are equipped...

      Integrated Children's System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money it will cost to implement the Integrated Children's System.

      Integrated Children's System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what data the Integrated Children's System will hold; and who will have access to it.

      Integrated Children's System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans there are to pilot the Integrated Children's System.

      Key Stage 1 Results

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

      Key Stage 2 Results

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

      Key Stage 3 Results

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

      Labour Market Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the participation of Muslim women in the labour market.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will require the Learning and Skills Council to make payments to higher education colleges to cover the costs of interest and...

      Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions he has held with the Chancellor on improving financial literacy in areas of economic deprivation; and if he will...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the sparsity factor in local education authority grant funding for 2005–06 will take account of (a) the costs...

      Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students have been admitted to university to read medicine on courses which lead to registration as doctors with (a) less than...

      Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many schools are taking part in widening participation schemes for entry to university to read medicine; (2) what estimate he has...

      Ministerial Visits (Wandsworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Ministers from his Department have visited the London borough of Wandsworth in each of the last five years; and what the purpose...

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made by the Modern Apprenticeships Task Force in encouraging businesses to participate in the Modern Apprenticeship...

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many young people aged 16 to 25 years have successfully completed a modern apprenticeship in Hertfordshire within the last five...

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Modern Apprenticeships have been (a) started and (b) finished since their inception, broken down by trade.

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of skilled technicians entering the motor servicing industry in the last year for which figures are...

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many fully qualified motor mechanics there have been in each of the last 30 years.

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what provision is in place to train motor mechanics in new computerised automated motor vehicle technologies.

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to introduce nationally-recognised qualifications for the UK motor vehicle industry.

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average amount of training delivered per technician given by the motor manufacturing industry was in England in 2003–04; and...

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what plans he has to publicise best practice in the motor vehicle maintenance trade in the UK; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will introduce ongoing effective technician competence assessment in the UK motor industry.

      Motor Servicing/Vehicle Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what financial assistance is available to the UK motor vehicle maintenance industry to improve standards of training and competence.

      Nursery Classes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) three and (b) four-year-olds in Pendle attended nursery classes in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.

      Nursery Classes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) 3-year-olds and (b) 4-year-olds attended nursery classes in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.

      Nursery Classes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) three and (b) four-year-olds in Dagenham attended nursery classes in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.

      Office of Fair Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to issue his final guidance to the director of the Office of Fair Access.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average amount of time allocated for physical activity in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools is; and if he will make a statement.

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether, under new guidance restricting the sale of school playing fields, 100 per cent. of the proceeds from such land sales must be spent...

      Pre-School Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what guidelines he issues to pre-school settings to ensure that pupils are ready to be taught in English in year R; (2) what...

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills who has responsibility for providing the (a) funding and (b) management of diplomas and higher education courses for prisoners.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people have been excluded by each local education authority in Greater London in each of the last three years.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils have been expelled from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Leicester in each year since 1997.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the level of attainment at Key Stage 4 of pupils in Pupil Referral units.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what reasons data on pupil attendance are not published for pupil referral units.

      School Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost per pupil of education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in the latest year for which figures are available.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support his Department gave to National School Meals week; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools (Newcastle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether Building Schools for the Future investment in Newcastle-upon-Tyne depends upon the acceptance of a city academy proposal.

      Schools Admission Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether it remains his policy that secondary schools should be given no notification of the ranking awarded to the school by parents...

      Schools Admission Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to require (a) specialist schools, (b) voluntary aided schools, (c) city technology colleges, (d) academies and (e)...

      Science Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the changes in the numbers of students taking up science courses at (a) university and (b) A level in the...

      Scientists in Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the career paths open to scientists in higher education; and what plans he has to improve the career...

      Select Committee Recommendations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many recommendations by parliamentary select committees have been adopted by his Department since June 2001.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on future funding of Sure Start.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what arrangements are proposed for ring-fencing funding of Sure Start programmes through local authorities.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in the Wansbeck constituency registered with Sure Start in each of the last three years.

      Teacher Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how the number of (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants has changed in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997; (2) how many extra (a)...

      Teachers (Early Retirement)

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

      Teachers' Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what steps the Government are taking to reduce the disparity in pay between teachers in schools and further education colleges; (2)...

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research his Department has commissioned on the existing capacity of universities; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Illegal Dumping: PSNI/Garda Siochana Co-operation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Irish Garda are co-operating to prosecute those who are endangering public health through criminal activity...

    • Peace II Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the appropriate European Union (EU) authorities about the apparent inclusion of a former prisoner and member of the Irish...

      Northern Ireland: Cultural Festivals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For each of the last five years, how many festivals have received funding in Northern Ireland for: (a) Irish cultural activity; and (b) Ulster Scots cultural...

      Northern Ireland: Parking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many parking places there are within the urban areas of Newry, Lurgan, Dungannon, Armagh and Portadown. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated...

      Northern Ireland: Catholic and Protestant Unemployment Rates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the unemployment ratio for (a) Catholics; and (b) Protestants in Northern Ireland; how this has changed since 1985; whether the ratio differs for (i) men...

      Northern Ireland: Catholic and Protestant Unemployment Rates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any public body in Northern Ireland has researched the unemployment ratio for Catholics and for Protestants; what views if any were reached, and by which...

      Northern Ireland: Post-primary School Admissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure that the Northern Ireland Department of Education's proposals on the admission criteria for post-primary school places will not be made...

      Northern Ireland: Freedom of Information Act

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements they are making to ensure that all files in Northern Ireland are available for inspection from 1 January 2005; and what steps are they taking to...

      Ulster-Scots Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 4 November (WA 39), whether they have discussed with the Government of Eire the possible effects of the...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recognition the Police Service of Northern Ireland gives for salary purposes to past service in the full-time reserve when people are recruited as regular...

      Tourism Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of the annual report and accounts 2003 for Tourism Ireland, why that body undertook no work to support Ulster Scots cultural tourism into Northern...

      Civil Partnership Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the cost to public funds of (a) the preparation of the Civil Partnership Bill; (b) the preparation of government amendments to the bill; and (c)...

      Custodial Sentences: Child Care Arrangements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether criminal courts have discretion when imposing custodial sentences on offenders responsible for the care of children to delay the start of the sentence to...

      Police: Probationary Constables Firearms Training

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many probationary constables in the United Kingdom, broken down by constabulary, have failed to become police constables in each of the last three years due to...

      Police: Probationary Constables Firearms Training

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many probationary constables in each of the constabularies in the United Kingdom are currently awaiting re-examination for firearms competence. Question number...

      Asylum Seekers: Iraqi Nationals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Iraqis have applied for asylum in the United Kingdom in the last 12 months; how many Iraqi asylum seekers have been forcibly removed from the United...

      Playing Fields

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In line with their planning policy guidelines for open spaces, sport and recreation (PPG 17), how many local authorities have compiled audits of both the supply...

      Fire Service: Radio System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the radio system they are putting in place for the fire service is different from that operated by both the police and the ambulance service. Question number...

      English Partnerships: Greenwich Peninsula

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by Lord Rooker on 21 June (WS 42), what rights of refusal or control English Partnerships holds over future uses or development of...

      Homelessness

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the current number of homeless people in (a) London; and (b) the whole of the United Kingdom; and What were the number of homeless people...

      Reserve Forces: Weapons Refresher Training

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the standard programme of weapons refreshment training which reservists are expected to undertake on embodiment; how many days are required for this...

      Pyridostigmine Bromide and Organophosphates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 1 November (WA 8), what are the short-term health effects associated with the ingestion of pyridostigmine...

      Future Rapid Effects System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the planned in-service date of the future rapid effects system. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

      Reserve Forces: Demobilisation and Reinstatement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Volunteer Reserve Sergeant Airman No. T2662568 was supported by the Ministry of Defence in his claim to return to his civilian employment at his...

      Reserve Forces: Demobilisation and Reinstatement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What provision is made under the Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985 for legal representation of reservists in reinstatement committee proceedings;...

      Reserve Forces: Demobilisation and Reinstatement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a Ministry of Defence observer was at the hearing of the reinstatement committee case number RC03/010/LEIC concerning volunteer reserve sergeant airman...

      Iraq: Khamisiyah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they first knew that sarin and cyclosarin were involved in the fall-out from the demolition by United States forces of the Iraqi chemical arms bunkers at...

      Anthrax Vaccine: US Troops

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they have given to United States Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan's instruction to the United States Department of Defense concerning the...

      Armed Forces: HIV and Hepatitis B Tests

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many recruits, including Commonwealth recruits, to all three respective military services, have tested positive to (a) HIV; and (b) hepatitis B over the past...

      Black Watch Battle Group: Journalists

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many journalists, including television correspondents, are attached to the Black Watch battle group in Iraq. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly...

      Sudan: Arms Embargo

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have concerning the recently reported sale of arms by a British businessman to Sudan; and what action they are taking to enforce European...

      Red Cross Report: Treatment of Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) concerning a formal United Kingdom-specific report on the treatment of...

      Integrated Children's System Database

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under what statutory authority it is intended that the integrated children's system will operate. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

      Universities: East Asian Studies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to intervene to ensure that university departments of national and regional importance remain available; and whether south-east Asian studies...

      Northern Ireland: Grammar Schools

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When officials in the Department for Education and Skills responsible for secondary education last met representatives of those who wish to retain grammar schools...

      Children's Centres

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much money has been allocated to funding (a) the construction of new children's centres; and (b) the running costs of new children's centres; and how many such...

      Overseas Students

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the most recent figures, broken down by country of origin, of the number of overseas students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United Kingdom....

      Tote: EC Views on Sale

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the principal concerns of the European Commission regarding the sale of the Tote to a racing trust; on what date these concerns were brought to the...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for the further use of lottery funds for heritage protection, including essential maintenance, and for heritage-related learning programmes....

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are planning to increase, maintain or decrease in real terms their financial support for the protection of the nation's heritage; and what they intend...

      National Savings & Investments: Unclaimed Sums

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the total unclaimed sums handed over to the National Savings and Investments to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt in each of the...

      Gambling: Casinos

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions during the past 12 months Ministers or civil servants within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have been in contact with the owners...

      Currency: £5 Coin

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have considered the issue of a £5 coin of size and weight comparable to that of the disused half-crown coin; and What, in terms of buying power,...

      Anti-discrimination Legislation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to introduce single equalities legislation to tackle the complexities and differential powers involved in anti-discrimination legislation; and,...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department: Bribery Controls

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the allegations in the Financial Times article on bribery controls, published on 18 October, are well founded; and, if not, what is the true position....

      Export Credits Guarantee Department: Bribery Controls

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Export Credits Guarantee Department has refused cover for any company during the past five years because they have received evidence of bribery or...

      Equal Pay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the continuing pay gap between women and men in the United Kingdom, they will introduce legislation to strengthen the Equal Pay Act 1970...

      EU Age Discrimination Regulations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to consult with sports bodies about the proposal to implement in 2006 the European Union age discrimination laws. What impact the European...

      Shareholder Executive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will set out the constitution, membership, responsibilities, reporting lines and governance arrangements of the Shareholder Executive. Question number...

      Department of Trade and Industry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the recent official survey of 3,267 civil servants working in the Department of Trade and Industry that showed that 17 per cent of...

      Department of Trade and Industry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will set up an independent inquiry into the present state of morale among civil servants in the Department of Trade and Industry. Question number...

      Medical Research Council PACE trials:CFS/ME

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will give an assurance that patients who are to take part in the Medical Research Council PACE trials on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic...

      Water Turbines: River Thames

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under what circumstances energy companies are allowed to install water turbines in the weirs of the River Thames. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly...

      Water Turbines: River Thames

      asked Her Majesty's Government: At what rates the energy companies generating power from turbines in the River Thames are permitted by OFGEM to sell power to (a) Windsor Castle; and (b) other...

      Mobile Phones: Use on Petrol Station Forecourts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 5 November (WA 50), what published risk assessment supports the statement that "the risk of...

      OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, before making a statement on a matter which is the subject of a complaint to the National Contact Point on an alleged breach of the Organisation for...

      Avient Limited

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they informed Rights and Accountability in Development and its Congolese partner, Action Contre l'Impunité Pour les Droits Humains, that they had been...

      Avient Limited

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will give further details of the operations by an MI 24 attack helicopter in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said by the United Kingdom-based...

      Electricity Generation Licences: Windfarms

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the exemption from licensing given to Powergen Renewables Offshore Wind Limited under the Electricity (Exemption from the Requirement for a Generation...

      Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations and Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order: Numbering

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations, made on 8 September, are numbered 2004/2361 when the Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order, made on 22...

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, in view of the cost to businesses from increased taxation, no regulatory impact assessment was prepared in respect of the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of...

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why no regulatory impact assessment was prepared in respect of the Gas (Third Party Access) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/2043) given the provision made by paragraph...

      Fireworks Regulations: Night Hours Definition

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/1836) define "night hours" in paragraph 7(3)(b) as ending at 12 a.m. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly...

      Coal Mining Subsidence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the rights of people affected by coal mine subsidence will be changed by the implementation of the Coal Mining Subsidence (Subsidence Adviser) (Revocation)...

      Haemophilia: Contaminated Blood Products

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many haemophilia patients have been infected with HIV and hepatitis C by contaminated blood and blood products; and, of these, how many have since died in each...

      Surgeons: Women

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the 5,200 consultant surgeons in England and Wales are women; and What steps they will take to encourage women to train as surgical specialists; and...

      Nutrition and Behaviour

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the link between malnutrition and aggressive behaviour of children found in the United States, they will undertake an epidemiological...

      Smoking: Medical Education

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What training midwives, health visitors and general practitioners receive to enable them to alert parents who smoke to the risk of environmental tobacco smoke to...

      Smallpox: Vaccinia Immune Globulin

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent any severe side effects from a mass smallpox vaccination programme can be alleviated by having available adequate stocks of vaccinia immune globulin...

      Smallpox: Vaccinia Immune Globulin

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the ideal number of vaccinia immune globulin injections which should be stockpiled, in order to reduce the severity of side effects from a mass vaccination...

      Smallpox: Vaccinia Immune Globulin

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are (a) the size of the United Kingdom's stockpile of smallpox vaccination material; and (b) the number of vaccinia immune globulin doses which they hold to...

      Nutrition: Dietary Targets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the latest adult diet and nutrition survey, what proportion of adult men and women (stated separately) met each of the following dietary targets,...

      Smoking and Obesity: Cost to NHS

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Lord Warner on 9 November (HL Deb, col. 750), whether obesity or smoking costs the National Health Service more. Question number...

      Abortion: Under-16s

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What research they have conducted examining the short and long-term complications, including morbidity, mortality and psychological sequelae, of a termination of...

      Salmonella: Infected Spanish Eggs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of the recent report by the Food Standards Agency and the Health Protection Agency, what steps are being taken to ensure consumers are not put at risk...

      Salmonella: Infected Spanish Eggs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the importation of Spanish eggs was not banned two years ago when those eggs were identified as being the cause of a significant number of salmonella...

      Salmonella: Infected Spanish Eggs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they did not ban the importation of Spanish eggs when the Food Standards Agency and the Health Protection Agency announced in October that the use of Spanish...

      Salmonella: Infected Spanish Eggs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether tighter import controls will be placed on eggs to ensure that food safety problems, particularly within the catering industry, are kept to a minimum....

      Depleted Uranium

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who decided which depleted uranium should be held as a national asset and which should be regarded as waste; and when the decision was made; and What uses are...

      Water Purification Units

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many water purification units are held by water authorities; and in which years they were manufactured; and When water purification units were last released...

      Oil Pollution on Beaches

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many beaches in England and Wales have been affected by oil pollution in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and in 2004 to date. Question number missing in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the incidence of tuberculosis in the badger carcasses which have been collected and tested as part of the road traffic accident survey in Gloucestershire,...

      Access Rights: Coastal Areas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will conduct an environmental impact assessment on the possible effects of any compulsory right of access to coastal areas prior to any extension of...

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total cost of implementing the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 in Surrey. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

      EU Directive on Environmental Liability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the letter of 21 October 2003 from the Baroness Hollis of Heigham to the Baroness Byford, what will be the effect on small and medium-sized businesses...

      Dolphins

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they support the United States' moratorium on interactive facilities with dolphins, in particular in neonatal care centres; and, if so, whether they will...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

November 2004
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930 

Did you find what you were looking for?