Written answers

Monday, 17 January 2005

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Postal Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what recent assessment the commission has made of the security of postal voting.

  • Advocate-General

    • Invoice Payments

      To ask the Advocate-General what the average length of time was between the date of invoices issued to her Department from a supplier and payment by the Department of the invoice in the last 12...

  • Solicitor-General

    • European Court of Justice

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the cost was of UK participation in the Commission case against the Hellenic Republic in Court of Justice Cases C-475/01 as detailed in OJ C300 volume 47 of 4...

    • CPS Direct

      To ask the Solicitor-General in how many Crown Prosecution Service areas Crown Prosecution Service Direct is fully operational.

      CPS Direct

      To ask the Solicitor-General what her assessment is of the impact of Crown Prosecution Service Direct on (a) the level of convictions, (b) the numbers of guilty pleas and (c) the numbers of...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor General what criteria the Crown Prosecution Service uses to decide whether to prosecute in a case referred to it.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what documents the Crown Prosecution Service requires to receive before making a decision to prosecute.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make a statement on the pilot scheme for joint working between the Crown Prosecution Service and the police in Southend.

      Sex Abuse (Evidential Tests)

      To ask the Solicitor General how the Crown Prosecution Service tests the evidence in historical sex abuse cases.

      Sir Roy Meadows

      To ask the Solicitor-General what payment was made to Sir Roy Meadows as an expert witness in the case of R. v. Cannings; by whom; and on whose behalf.

      Taskforces

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much was spent by her Department in each year since 1997 on taskforces and similar bodies.

      Working Time Regulations

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many officials working in ministerial private offices in the Department have worked more than a 48-hour week at any time in the last 12 months for which figures...

  • Church Commissioners

    • General Synod

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will arrange for the publication of (a) the attendance records and (b) the voting records of members of all...

    • Lottery Funding

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what discussions the Commissioners have had with the Heritage Lottery Fund about funding for cathedral and church...

      Church Attendance and Income

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will make a statement on (a) church attendance and (b) church income in rural areas.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what categories of information are available under Freedom of Information legislation that have not been provided...

  • Transport

    • A3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if the hon. Member for Plymouth, Devonport will respond to the points raised by the right hon. Member for South-West Surrey in the Christmas...

    • Blackwall Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the original projected cost was of the refurbishment of the Blackwall Tunnel; (2) what the start date was of the refurbishment process for...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date he expects eligibility for the Blue Badge Scheme to be extended to children under two.

      Congestion and Parking Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local authorities in England are liaising with his Department over the potential introduction of (a) congestion charging and (b) workplace...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what instructions he issues to Ministers in his Department on protocols for correspondence with hon. Members.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the hon. Member for Plymouth, Devonport will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for South-West Surrey of 10 December.

      Cycling (Rail Travel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether future rail franchises will require franchisees to make a specific commitment to integrate cycling with rail travel.

      Dartford Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times in each year since 1997 the (a) Dartford Tunnel and (b) Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, Dartford have been closed; how many closures were due...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the equipment leasing arrangements entered into by his Department in each of the last two years; and what the cost is to public funds...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of travel within the UK for the Department was in each year since 1997; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b) helicopter...

      Disabled Air Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make representations to the relevant bodies in the European Union to ensure consistency across Europe of the implementation of the...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the DVLA was last audited by the National Audit Office.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fines were issued to drivers for failing to update their details with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each of the last five years.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the latest figures are for the take-up of online (a) first-time vehicle registration and (b) driving licence application and renewal; and what...

      Regional Transport Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether road improvement plans already accepted by his Department will be implemented by new regional transport boards; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Transport Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of a Regional Transport Board for the East of England; (2) what advice his Department has given to (a)...

      Local/Regional Transport Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role (a) regional chambers and (b) regional transport boards will play in supervising the development of local authorities' local transport plans;...

      Local/Regional Transport Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to what extent local authorities are required to follow regional transport plans; and if he will make a statement.

      M5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what figures his Department has compiled for the number of road accidents between junctions 12 and 12a of the M5 in the past 12 months.

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps the Government are taking to widen the existing link between tonnage tax and seafarer employment to include a requirement to employ...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if the UK will support the International Labour Organisation's proposed bill of rights for seafarers; and if he will make a statement.

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Government intend to enforce the European Commission ruling that non-resident EU seafarers should be employed on the wage rates prevailing...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the threat to the shipping industry of a terrorist attack; what steps the Government are taking to minimise...

      Motorway Crashes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people died as a result of crashes that occurred on hard shoulders of English motorways in 2004.

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many passengers departed from London Paddington on (a) First Great Western and (b) First Great Western Link services in the latest month for...

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of First Great Western Link's latest passenger survey conducted on the route from London Paddington to (a)...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money has been allocated for road improvement schemes in the East of England for (a) 2005–06, (b) 2006–07 and (c) 2007–08.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the projected cost is for the proposed scheme to upgrade the section of the A11 between the Fiveways Roundabout at Barton Mills in Suffolk and...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he held with his predecessor with regard to the proposed A3 tunnel at Hindhead.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what powers exist to regulate shipping movements within UK territorial waters; and who may exercise these powers.

      Trams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to develop a tram network that would cover the Greater London area in co-operation with London local authorities and...

      Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of waterways and canals have been lost for transportation purposes each year since 1997.

      Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many tonnes of freight have been transported on waterways and canals in each year since 1997.

      Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of how many additional tonnes of freight have been transported by road rather than on waterways and canals as a result of...

  • Leader of the House

    • Divisions

      To ask the Leader of the House what the average number of hon. Members taking part in Divisions at sittings on Fridays has been since June 2001.

    • European Union

      To ask the Leader of the House by what procedure he intends that the UK Parliament should arrive at a reasoned opinion (1) as to whether a draft European legislative act fails to comply with...

      Pre-legislative Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House how many (a) written and (b) oral submissions of evidence were made to each pre-legislative scrutiny committee held since 1997; and how many were submitted by (i)...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Leader of the House whether the contracts signed by his special advisers differ from the Model Contract for Special Advisers.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Files

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether it is the policy of the Department to retain for the benefit of future (a) historians and (b) applicants under the Freedom of Information Act...

    • Departmental Files

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many departmental files have been destroyed in each of the past five years.

      Departmental Files

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what changes have been promulgated in each of the past five years to the guidelines or other criteria for the retention or destruction of departmental files.

      Departmental Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his policy is on the use of telephones in his Department by members of staff for their personal use for (a) domestic calls and (b) international...

      Departmental Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures have been taken to ensure the telephones in his Department are not used by staff for making unauthorised personal calls to international...

      Departmental Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the estimated cost to his Department is of unauthorised personal calls made by members of staff to (a) domestic numbers and (b) international numbers.

      Invoice Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the average length of time was between the date of invoices issued to his Department from a supplier and payment by the Department of the invoice...

      Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the total travel costs to his Department have been for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials for each year since 1997.

  • International Development

    • Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of child soldiers in Darfur.

    • Departmental Entertainment Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent on entertainment by his Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) food, (b) alcohol, (c) staff and...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Department spent on lawyers in each year since 1997; how many (a) actions, (b) settlements and (c) court cases there were...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the running costs of the Department were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) electricity, (b) water, (c) gas, (d)...

      Earthquake Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid has been given by the UK Government to the reconstruction in Bam, Iran, in the aftermath of the earthquake of 2003, broken...

      Earthquake Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the value was of the total UK contribution to the earthquake emergencies and reconstructions in (a) Bhuj, India and (b) Bam, Iran.

      Emergency Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds remain in his Department's emergency reserve; and what plans he has to increase them.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what priorities have been identified for action in the fields of international reconstruction and development during the UK's...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what medical facilities are available to treat civilians injured during the last attack on Fallujah.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of residents of Fallujah who have been able to return to their homes; what assistance has been...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list his Department's IT projects for each year since 1997, broken down by (a) amount spent, (b) purpose, (c) cost of...

      Newspapers/Periodicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals taken by his Department in each year since 1997; and how much the Department...

      Ottawa Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the outcome of the Review Conference relating to the Ottawa Convention; what the positions of...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many complaints were made by departmental civil servants regarding the conduct of special advisers between 31 March 2003 and 31...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many special advisers there are in the Department, broken down by civil service pay-grade.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government to ensure that all Tamil communities in Sri Lanka are now receiving food,...

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) if he will list the property belonging to his Department that has (a) been stolen and (b) been reported lost in each year since...

      Tsunami Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will publish written statements on a monthly basis on the progress of UK Government aid to countries hit by the Indian Ocean...

      Tsunami Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development from which funds money pledged by the Government to help the victims of the Indian earthquake and tsunami has been provided; and if he...

      Tsunami Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken to ascertain the humanitarian situation in Burma following the Asian tsunami disaster; and if he will make a...

      Tsunami Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken to co-ordinate the contributions of different donor countries to the tsunami disaster relief programmes.

  • Trade and Industry

    • BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Export Credits Guarantee Department has been asked (a) to supply information to and (b) to co-operate with the Serious Fraud...

    • Distance Marketing Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government are taking to comply with the European Distance Marketing Directive.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with the (a) Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the (b) Secretary of State for...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what part of the recent increase in the price of oil was attributed by Ofgem to market sentiment and risk; and what assessment she has made of...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many computer failures of the Citibank Post Office card account system there were in 2004; on which dates; and what measures are being...

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many civil servants from her Department have (a) faced disciplinary proceedings as a result of allegations of theft, (b) been charged with...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Albanian Government on provision of information to Albanian women who are...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to raise the issue of atrocities against the (a) Karen, (b) Karenni and (c) Shan peoples of Burma at the...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Burmese regime regarding the attack by the Burmese Army against Karen villages in Hsaw...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the merits of appointing an EU special envoy to Burma.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which consultant organisations are undertaking work for his Department; what the title of each project is; what the cost is of...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Department spent on first-class travel in each year since 1997.

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of the staff employed by his Department have a declared disability.

      Euro Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the significance, in the protocol on the Euro Group in the EU Constitution, of the expression...

      Euro Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the legal status of reference to the development of ever-closer co-ordination of economic...

      Euro Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the (a) role, (b) office and (c) duties, of the Presidency of the Euro Zone countries, under the...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list UK Government amendments proposed to the European Constitution that were rejected.

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to publish the regulatory impact assessment for the bill to give effect to the Constitutional Treaty for the...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how much the Government plans to spend on information regarding the Constitutional Treaty for the European Union prior to...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he intends to distribute a copy of the Constitutional Treaty for the European Union to every household.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the United Kingdom's territorial cohesion with other EU member states, referred to in article...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will define the principle of sincere co-operation referred to in article 1–5(2) of the proposed EU Constitution.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under what circumstances discrimination on the grounds of nationality would be permissible under the proposed EU Constitution.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what internal frontiers impede the creation of an area of freedom, security and justice as required by article 1–3 of the...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the categories of persons belonging to minorities are, referred to in Article 1–2 of the proposed EU Constitution.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's understanding is of the term, open to all European states, in Article 1–1 of the proposed EU...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) the Welsh Assembly, (b) the Northern Ireland Executive and (c) the Scottish Parliament constitute regional...

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Indonesia regarding recent atrocities by the Indonesian military in Puncak...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the quality of the environment in Iraq (a) before the invasion by Coalition forces in March 2003...

      New Eurasia Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role the New Eurasia Foundation plays in fulfilling the policy objectives of his Department; and what funding the...

      Passports (Tsunami Survivors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many temporary passports were issued to British survivors of the recent tsunami.

      Ramush Haradinaj

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made with investigations into whether war crimes were committed by Mr. Ramush Haradinaj, prime minister...

      Senior Staff (Women)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many women there are in senior positions in his Department.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sri Lanka regarding (a) attacks against Sri Lankan Christians, with...

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants from his Department have (a) faced disciplinary proceedings as a result of allegations of theft, (b)...

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will amend the advice offered by his Department to young travellers to Thailand to highlight the threat posed by lawlessness.

      UK Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether it is his Department's policy to downsize the commercial departments of UK embassies in European countries; what...

  • Treasury

    • Child Trust Funds (Milton Keynes)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children are eligible for the Child Trust Fund in (a) Milton Keynes South West and (b) North East Milton Keynes.

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent by his Department on (a) new furniture and (b) hired furniture in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of his Department's staff is based in London.

      European Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 15 December 2004, Official Report, column 1084W, on the European Union, if he will supply page and column numbers for references...

      European Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will rank EU member states showing which in his Department's assessment are closest to achieving a highly competitive social market economy as...

      European Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what structures and mechanisms he (a) has put in place and (b) proposes to ensure the co-ordination of UK economic and employment policies with those of...

      European Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of whether Article 1–8 of the proposed EU constitution gives rise to a legal obligation for all EU citizens and commercial...

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the yearly contribution to the economy in (a) Greater Portsmouth and (b) the UK of foreign students in the higher,...

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated (a) retail price index, (b) RPIX and (c) CPI rate of inflation is for financial years (i) 2004–05 and (ii) 2005–06.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) retail price index, (b) RPIX and (c) CPI measures of inflation were in each financial year from 1996–97 to 2003–04 inclusive.

      IT Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procurement policies the Government has in place to prevent rapid obsolescence of its IT equipment and software.

      Mortgage Income Tax Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to public funds was of providing mortgage income tax relief in each year from 1995–96 until its abolition.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the most recent figures are for survival rates for ovarian cancer in the UK.

      Pensioner Household Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) single occupied pensioner households and (b) households occupied by two pensioners there are in each constituency.

      Pensioner Household Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in England with two or more adults contain at least one pensioner but are not solely comprised of pensioners.

      Sniffer Dogs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many sniffer dogs have been used by Customs and Excise in each of the last five years; and how many of these animals have died prematurely while in service.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what IT errors have led to tax credits overpayments, broken down by type of overpayment; whether the overpayments were discovered in-year; and whether...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of overpayment for child and working tax credit there have been for each of the last five calendar years in (a) North Southwark and...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of the withdrawal of the Fareshare funding category of the Landfill Tax Credit...

      Tax Returns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest figures are for the take up of online submission of personal tax returns; and what steps he has taken to evaluate consumer satisfaction with...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the teenage pregnancy rate in North Southwark and Bermondsey was in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Customs and Excise is expected to complete its assessment of the impact of the introduction of the aggregates levy.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much corporation tax has been raised from (a) national governing bodies for sport and (b) international sporting headquarters based in the UK in each...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many dwellings in England are in council tax bands (a) A, (b) B, (c) G and (d) H.

      Council Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many properties are listed by the Valuation Office Agency as having a band review pending.

      Debt/Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average (a) unsecured debt per person and (b) annual income per person was in each year since 1997.

      GDP (Underground Activity)

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the recorded gross domestic product in the UK is estimated to be generated by underground activity.

      Government Van Requirements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates the Office of Government Commerce has made of government requirements for new light vans in (a) 2004–05, (b) 2005–06 and (c)...

      Iraq

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Paris Club at its recent deliberations on Iraqi debt considered to be the amount of interest accumulated to that debt by individual countries; what...

      Ministerial Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which manufacturers have been selected to supply cars for the ministerial car pool over the last 12 months; and what are the volumes of vehicles which have...

      Parking Spaces

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many car parking spaces are provided for those (a) working in and (b) visiting his Department.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost of answering (a) an oral and (b) a written parliamentary question.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total cost in each of the last 10 years of answering parliamentary questions.

      Secondments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the people working within his Department on secondment from the private sector, broken down by (a) the organisation or industry they came...

      Software Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government Departments and agencies currently use open source software procurement; and what the total value was of open source software procured by...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue implications of restructuring stamp duty on residential property sales to charge marginal rates of (a) 0 per cent. on...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in the Leyton and Wanstead constituency who have benefited from tax credits; and if he will break that...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Veterans Reunited

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the promotion of lottery funding for Veterans Reunited activity.

    • Regional Programming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government are taking to ensure that regional programmes are...

      Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on her policy towards public service broadcasting.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on Government support for tourism.

      Heritage Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sportwhat recent meetings her Department has had with English Heritage to discuss...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is her policy to maintain the principle of additionality in the allocation of national lottery money to good causes.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action she will take to meet considerations of taste and decency in the context of BBC charter renewal.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with regulatory bodies regarding the screening on terrestrial television of allegedly blasphemous material.

      Church Building Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultations she has had with church authorities about the effect on Heritage Lottery grants to church buildings of relevant...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the coverage is in England for digital television provided by the BBC.

      Film Distribution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will take steps to encourage greater competition in the UK film distribution industry; and if she will make a statement.

      Film Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support the Government is offering the UK film industry.

      Football Club Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the consequences for public policy making of the debts of UK professional football clubs; and what...

      Live Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the state of live music in England and Wales.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Anderson Inquiry

      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...

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many conferences were (a) attended by officials from her Department, (b) cancelled by and (c) facilitated by her...

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the UK's milk quota was used in the last period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) conferences, (b) seminars, (c) workshops, (d) exhibitions and (e) press conferences which have been...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of refurbishments in her Department was in each year since 1997; and what the planned expenditure is for...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent by her Department on lighting in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the running costs of the Department were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) electricity, (b) water, (c) gas,...

      E-mails

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on her Department's policy regarding the retention of e-mails in electronic form (a) after and...

      Environment Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Environment Council on 20 December; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed,...

      Honey Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the contribution of honey production to the agricultural economy.

      Honey Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make a statement on funding for the National Bee Unit; (2) what discussions she has had with colleagues in...

      Honey Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she has had with the National Bee Unit on future disease threats faced by beekeepers; (2) what...

      Newspapers/Periodicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals taken by her Department in each year since 1997; and how much the...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what processes are in place to ensure that advice from the Advisory Committee on Pesticides considers economic issues...

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the property belonging to her Department that has been (a) stolen and (b) reported lost in each year since...

      UN Environment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the UK's financial contribution to the UN Environment Programme is for (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06; and if...

      Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of commercial and industrial waste was biodegradable in the last period for which figures are available.

      World Conservation Monitoring Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the financial position of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge; and if she...

      World Conservation Monitoring Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of her Department's publications have drawn on information produced by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre at...

      World Conservation Monitoring Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when (a) she and (b) her officials last met the staff of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre at Cambridge; and what was...

  • Defence

    • Army Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department expects to produce the establishment figure for the next three years for the (a) Signals, (b) Engineers, (c) Logistics and (d)...

    • Army Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited into the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire regiments in each of the last five years; and how that affected...

      Body Armour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many sets of body armour were issued by the Army between 1989 and the end of January; to which units they were issued; how many men were serving in...

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many depleted uranium shells used by UK forces have been recovered from the waters of (a) the UK and (b) overseas and Commonwealth partners in each...

      English Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the restructuring of the English regiments.

      EU Battlegroup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the UK has given (a) individual and (b) joint commitment to an EU battlegroup; and if he will make a statement on the rotation cycle dates.

      Infantry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost is of (a) recruiting, (b) testing and (c) providing basic training for an infantry recruit.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales Royal Regiment will be deployed outside the British zone of responsibility in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many doctors are allocated on a full-time basis to detention centres or prison centres run by British military authorities in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iraqi (a) men and (b) women were held in detention or in prison by British military forces in Iraq on 1 December 2004.

      Manning/Record Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what extra resources he is putting at the disposal of manning and record offices following his statement of 16 December 2004.

      Military Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers were listed as being (a) absent without leave and (b) deserters on the 1 October of each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Military Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force personnel served sentences at the Military Corrective Training Centre, Colchester, in each of...

      Military Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many female members of the armed forces served sentences at the Military Corrective Training Centre, Colchester in each of the last five years for...

      Nigel Gorman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what action has been taken against Wing Commander Nigel Gorman; under what regulations he was ordered back from his assignment; what charges were laid...

      Parachute Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether trainees with the Parachute Regiment wear emergency parachutes during training jumps; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many written questions for his Department were unanswered when Parliament Prorogued; and how many of the unanswered questions were tabled in...

      Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what precedent he referred in deciding upon a method for disbanding the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment.

      Service Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the complaints considered under redress procedures since 1997 concerned (a) sexual harassment, (b) racial harassment, (c) parental leave...

      Tsunami (Military Assistance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Government Department is paying the costs of using the Hercules aircraft based at RAF Lyneham for disaster relief.

      Welsh Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will change the name of the new Welsh infantry regiment to ensure that the names of the Royal Regiment of Wales and the Royal Welch Fusiliers are...

      Welsh Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the decision was taken not to name the new Royal Welsh regiment by showing its name in brackets behind the old battalion names in the...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the net current expenditure on asylum seekers by each local authority in (a) Scotland and (b) Wales has been in each year since...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been held at HMP Lewes in each month from January 2003 to date; and how many (a) had been convicted of an...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information in respect of asylum seekers held within prison establishments is provided to outside individuals and groups who have as...

      British Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time for a British passport application to be processed has been in each year since 1997.

      British Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of British people without (a) a passport and (b) a driving licence in each year since 1997.

      British Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British passports have been issued in each year since 1997.

      British Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many forged passports have been impounded in each year since 1997.

      Criminal Cases Review Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had in the last two years regarding the terms of reference of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made with his Department's project examining the feasibility of sharing data about deceased persons with organisations...

      Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when officials at the Immigration Appellate Authority will set a date for the appeal hearing of a constituent of the hon. Member for...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs are associated with the issue of (a) a free-standing identity card and (b) a combined passport and identity card.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements he plans to make to allow British citizens living overseas to register for identity cards.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of countries which (a) have introduced national identity cards since September 2001 and (b) are in the process of...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals illegally resident in the UK have been found to be in possession of forged Portuguese identity cards in the last 12 months.

      Initiatives (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget was allocated to the (a) Correctional Services Board, (b) National Offender Management Service, (c) Anti-Social Behaviour Action...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans have been developed for qualifications, training and career development for the National Offender Management Service.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timescale is for the inclusion of (a) facial, (b) fingerprint and (c) iris biometrics in passports.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stop and accounts were undertaken by the police per day on average in the last period for which figures are available.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the guidance set out in HM Treasury Green Book was followed in regard to the decision to reintroduce market testing to the Prison Service.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many employees of the Prison Service have been disciplined for improper use of official cars since (a) 1997 and (b) 2001; (2) how...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison cells were available for use at each prison establishment on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many private finance initiative and public private partnership contracts with his Department have been won by subsidiaries of Halliburton...

      Sex Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of historical sex abuse cases reviewed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission have been referred to the Court...

      Sex Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of historical sex abuse the Criminal Cases Review Commission have reviewed; and how many they are reviewing.

      Sex Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Criminal Cases Review Commission has established a database on historical sex abuse cases in order to identify generic patterns.

      Sex Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes the Criminal Cases Review Commission has suggested to police procedures in the light of its review of historic sex abuse cases.

      Sex Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the results of the co-operation between the Historical Abuse Appeal Panel and the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

      Sex Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of interviews with adult witnesses in historical sex abuse cases were recorded in each of the last 10 years.

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the property belonging to his Department that has (a) been stolen and (b) been reported lost in each year since 1997, broken...

      UK Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, under plans from his Department, all applicants for UK citizenship will have to prove that they can speak English regardless of how...

      Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish the results of the monitoring project on the effectiveness of limitations on cross examination about previous sexual...

  • Prime Minister

    • Appointments Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to seek further appointments by the House of Lords Appointments Commission; and if he will make a statement.

    • Constitutional Treaty

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission regarding the proposed referendum on the Constitutional Treaty for the European Union.

      E-mails

      To ask the Prime Minister how many e-mails have been permanently deleted by his Office in each month since July 2004.

      Engagements

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his engagements for February.

      Global Warming (United States)

      To ask the Prime Minister what progress he has made in his representations to the US Administration regarding that country's engagement in efforts to effectively tackle global warming; and if he...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the oral answer of 8 December 2004, Official Report, column 1167, what the basis was for his claim that the United Nations appointed the interim Government...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will commission an independent inquiry into the number of Iraqis (a) killed and (b) injured since March 2003.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the contracts signed by his special advisers differ from the Model Contract for Special Advisers.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • "Awareness of Comprehensive Performance Assessment"

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the research study conducted by MORI for the Audit Commission entitled Awareness of Comprehensive Performance Assessment...

    • Beacon Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what central Government expenditure on the beacon council scheme was in each year since its creation.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average band (a) A, (b) B, (c) G and (d) H council tax bills were in England in (i) 1997–98 and (ii) 2004–05.

      Departmental Credit Cards

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many credit cards for official expenditure are held by his Department.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost of refurbishments in his Department was in each year since 1997; and what the planned expenditure is for 2005–06.

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) area of sites designated as derelict land, broken down by region.

      District Auditing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the cost of (a) district audit and (b) district auditors in England in the current financial year; and whether this is included in...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish in full the recent business case undertaken on behalf of his Department for proposals to abolish individual fire and rescue control centres.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many fire appliances are proposed to be redeployed at night time away from their day time deployments under the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan...

      Gypsy/Traveller Sites

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the registered social landlords involved in providing and managing sites for Gypsies and Travellers in the West Midlands.

      Homelessness (Swale)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homeless people in Swale have sought help from Swale borough council since 2001; and how many homeless people are accommodated by Swale borough council...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish regular aggregated information on the number of (a) social and (b) affordable homes planned by the regional housing boards.

      Housing Stock Transfers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will commission a study on the merits of a levy on the profits of registered social landlords benefiting from large scale voluntary transfers, to be...

      Living Spaces Programme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many applications to the Living Spaces programme are awaiting a decision on funding; (2) if he will list the schemes in Tower Hamlets that have (a)...

      Living Spaces Programme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent in Dudley on the living spaces project in (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05; what the money has been spent on; and if he will make a...

      Local Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent estimate the Government have made of the cost of providing freepost mailings to candidates in local elections; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have to conduct future local elections, in whole or part, via remote electronic voting; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Employees

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) when he will publish his Department's conclusions following its consultation on political restrictions on local government employees; (2) which...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what incentives are provided to local authorities to increase the rate of (a) council tax and (b) business rate collection; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of local government revenue expenditure in England was financed by council tax in each year from 1996–97; and what the estimated proportion...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what reasons his Department did not use 2001 census data for the Local Government Finance Settlement 2005–06.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when his Department will issue guidance on how capping should be applied.

      Local Government Inspection

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the inspection bodies that inspect and regulate local government in England.

      Local Government Ombudsman

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many cases where the local government ombudsman decision has been challenged on maladministration have been referred to the courts in each of the last 10 years.

      Mobile Telephone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many mobile phone base stations are within (a) 100 metres, (b) 300 metres and (c) 500 metres of a school.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the change in the number of planning appeals has been in the last three years.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what was the estimated aggregate revenue from planning fees in England for each year since 1996–97.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government has to change the level of planning delivery grant in the financial years following 2005–06; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria he takes into account when determining whether or not an elected regional assembly would be appropriate for a region.

      Regional Government Referendum

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what guidance was issued to civil servants in his Department regarding their activities prior to and during the referendum on the North East Regional...

      Regional Spacial Strategy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the regional spatial strategies will be finalised for each region.

      Residential Rates

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what methodology was used to calculate local authority residential rates in England prior to their abolition.

      Right to Buy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the Right to Buy discounts and floors on take-up of the Right to Buy; and if he will make a statement.

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what central Government funding has been provided to shared ownership schemes in England in each year since 1992.

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes his Department has made to the provision of shared ownership schemes in England since May 1997.

      South East England Development Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent by the South East England Development Agency on redeveloping the Ropetackle site in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

      South East England Development Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what arrangements are in place for a profit share between the South East England Development Agency and the developers Berkeley Group for the disposal proceeds of...

      South East England Development Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the anticipated net financial expenditure income is to the South East England Development Agency when all the disposals of properties on the Ropetackle site...

      South East England Development Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the original budget for the development of the Ropetackle Site in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex was, when acquired by the South East England Development Agency.

      South East England Development Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was paid by the South Eastern England Development Agency to (a) Adur council and (b) private landowners on acquisition of the Ropetackle site in...

      Telecommunication Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will revise the information on telecommunication masts on his Department's website to take account of the advice of Sir William Stewart.

      Telecommunication Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on the siting of telecommunication masts, including those serving the emergency services; and what account this policy takes of the...

      Telecommunication Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) single company use and (b) multiple company use mobile telephone masts have been erected.

      Use Classes Order

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans his Department has to introduce in England measures equivalent to the Use Classes Order in Northern Ireland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on (a) indoor bought plants, (b) indoor hired plants, (c) outdoor bought plants and (d) outdoor hired plants in each year...

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the cost of travel within the UK for the Cabinet Office was in each year since 1997; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b)...

      Duchy of Lancaster

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people are employed in the Duchy, broken down by grade; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Devices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many electronic devices are owned by the Department, broken down by type.

      E-mail

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to introduce an automatic e-mail notification facility for announcements and publications issued by his Office and those public...

      E-mail

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many e-mails have been permanently deleted by his Office in each month since July 2004.

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the property belonging to his Office that has been (a) stolen and (b) reported lost in each year since 1997, broken down by type of article.

      Temporary Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his Department's policy is on the routing of telephone calls intended for temporary civil servants who have left government service.

      Travel Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the total travel costs to her Department have been for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials for each year since 1997.

      Volunteering (Fiscal Incentives)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the promotion of volunteering through the use of fiscal incentives for (a)...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Community Legal Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the amount spent on civil (non-criminal) law by the community legal service, as a...

    • Corporal Punishment

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether corporal punishment of children has been prohibited by legislation in each of the UK Crown dependencies (a) as a...

      Freepost Election Mailings

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the total cost to public funds was of providing freepost mailings to candidates in the (a) 1997 general election,...

      Press Officers

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many press officers are employed in the Department.

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) if he will list the property belonging to his Department that has (a) been stolen and (b) been reported lost in...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of benefit fraud cases he estimates would be caught by the use of identity cards.

    • Benefit Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who have been in hospital for more than a year live on the weekly benefit rate of £15.90; and what proportion suffer from...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of children in poverty have been lifted out of poverty in each of the last seven years, broken down by (a)...

      Departmental Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many credit cards for official expenditure are held by his Department.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of travel within the UK for the Department was in each year since 1997; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Department spent on first-class travel in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, have been made by his Department in each year since 1997; and what the costs of (a) flights,...

      Disability Discrimination Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans there are to regulate compliance with the obligations of part 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; (2) what...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to (a) introduce a winter heating allowance for claimants in receipt of disability living allowance and (b) introduce free TV...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with a full employment record have been disallowed (a) sickness benefits, (b) incapacity benefits, (c) jobseeker's allowance...

      National Insurance Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason rates of age-related national insurance rebates for members of appropriate personal pensions have been reduced since 2002–03.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what calculations his Department has made concerning at what age (a) a man and (b) a woman with (i) half average earnings and (ii) average...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what limitation his Department places on the amount of pension or benefit that an individual can withdraw from a Post Office card account.

      Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many press officers are employed in the Department.

      Stolen Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many civil servants from his Department have (a) faced disciplinary proceedings as a result of allegations of theft, (b) been charged with...

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much revenue his Department has received from the use of non-geographic 0870 telephone numbers for the period 1 October 2003 to 30 September.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the number of deduction from earnings orders issued by the Northern Ireland Child Support Agency in respect of...

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the progress made by the Northern Ireland Child Support Agency towards its milestone target of securing a 50 per...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money has been categorised by the Northern Ireland Child Support Agency as probably uncollectable in (a) each financial year from...

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish the report of the study carried out by BDO Stoy Hayward on the restructuring of further education colleges in Northern...

      Government Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total Government expenditure in the Province was in each of the last 20 years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to ensure homeless people have equitable access to health services in the Province.

      Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of offers made by the Housing Executive under the House Sales Scheme were issued within 10 weeks of application during 2003–04.

      Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was owed in rent arrears to the Housing Executive on 31 March 2004.

      Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many grants the Housing Executive approved in 2003–04 for the repairs of homes in the private sector; what the total value was of...

      Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many homes the Housing Executive started planned maintenance work in 2003–04; and what its target is for such starts in 2004–05.

      Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many improvement schemes the Housing Executive began in 2003–04; and what its target is for such starts in 2004–05.

      Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent in the (a) Coleraine and (b) Limavady borough council areas on structural maintenance by the Northern Ireland Housing...

      Odyssey Complex (Belfast)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the arrangements are for policing the area around the Odyssey complex in Belfast; whether different arrangements are made at weekends; what...

      Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the recent Police Service of Northern Ireland review of the retirement age of part-time reserve officers.

      Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average number of hours worked by part-time reserve police officers was during 2004, broken down by district command unit area.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent in the (a) Coleraine and (b) Limavady borough council areas on minor roads improvements by the roads service in 2004.

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days on average were taken by the Social Security Agency in (a) 2003–04 and (b) the current financial year to date to process a...

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications for pension credit are outstanding with the Social Security Agency; what is the date of the earliest outstanding...

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of pensioners eligible for pension credit in Northern Ireland who have applied...

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland who receive (a) the state retirement pension, (b) state pension credit and (c) disability living allowance...

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of Social Security Agency customers have their benefits paid directly into bank or Post Office accounts.

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many exception reports have been submitted in the current financial year to the Chief Executive of the Social Security Agency to indicate...

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the levels of (a) fraud and (b) incorrectness were in each social security benefit for which the Social Security Agency is responsible, and...

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will place in the Library copies of the monthly reports to the Social Security Agency management board on the agency's performance in...

      Tourism and Leisure Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to address the skills shortages in the Greater Belfast area for graduates in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.

      Tourism and Leisure Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the first year student intake was to (a) the catering college and (b) the University of Ulster's Department of Hospitality, Tourism and...

      Tourism Training Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was made available in the current financial year to the Tourism Training Trust; what its budget for the year is; and what...

      Water and Sewerage Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what analysis he has made of the costs and benefits of extending water metering to (a) hospitals, (b) schools and (c) Government offices in...

      Water and Sewerage Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the projected cost is of bringing all Water Service mains and treatment plants up to EC Water Directive standards.

      Water and Sewerage Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the Water Service's future work plan is for fixing burst water mains in Northern Ireland.

      Water and Sewerage Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Water Service reduces water pressure in an effort to reduce water wasted through burst water mains.

  • Health

    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what dietary supplements are recommended for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has undertaken into the benefits of early intervention for children with autism; and if he will make a statement.

      Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS trust are waiting for (a) ophthalmology and (b) cardiothoracic elective surgery; what the average waiting...

      Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients from Barnet and Chase Farm NHS trust had treatment outside London in (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05 to date; and if he will...

      Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust, (b) the Royal Free Hospital and (c) Northwick Park Hospital had operations cancelled at the last...

      Care Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that persons applying for approval under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 to different offices of...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS consultant physician posts are unfilled; and what proportion of the consultant physician work force this represents.

      Consultants' Contract (Derbyshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to NHS trusts in (a) West Derbyshire constituency and (b) Derbyshire of implementing the new consultants' contract.

      Digital Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) North Southwark and Bermondsey, (b) Camberwell and Peckham and (c) Dulwich and West Norwood are on waiting lists for digital...

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methods his Department uses to monitor the performance of doctors.

      Free Nursing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what he estimates the average cost per resident will be of free nursing care for older people from 1 April.

      GPs (Southwark, North and Bermondsey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients there were for each general practitioner in Southwark, North and Bermondsey on the most recent recorded date; and if he will make a...

      Health Services (Hendon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners were practising in Hendon at 31 December (a) 2004 and (b) 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospital Improvements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to modernise and improve buildings and services at (a) Northwick Park Hospital and (b) the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

      Intermediate Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to extend the provision of intermediate care services; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the questions tabled by the hon. Member for Mole Valley on 21 December 2004, ref. (a) 206687, (b) 206688 and (c) 206887.

      Pesticide/Cancer Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on links between exposure to pesticides and the incidence of prostate cancer, with particular reference to the work of the...

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the impact of the fairer charging guidance on people with disabilities and older people whose income is just above the guaranteed...

      Smallpox Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2004, Official Report, column 872W, when the Government expects to have enough undiluted doses of smallpox vaccine...

      Southwark Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targeted funding hospitals in the Southwark Primary Care Trust area have received for the provision of acute stroke care; and if he will make a statement.

      Southwark Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many nursing vacancies there are in the Southwark Primary Care Trust area; (2) how many nurses are employed in each hospital in the Southwark...

      Southwark Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of bed blocking in hospitals located in the Southwark Primary Care Trust area; and if he will make a statement.

      Southwark Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners there were in the Southwark Primary Care Trust area in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2003–04; and if...

      Southwark Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in the Southwark primary care trust area waited more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) nine months, (d) 12 months, (e) 15...

      Sunderland Royal Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the provision of orthodontic surgeons at the Sunderland Royal hospital; and what plans he has to increase their numbers.

      Treatment Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate (a) the total cost of using the independent sector to treat NHS patients and (b) the cost of treating those patients in the NHS in...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in the (a) Solihull constituency and (b) borough of Solihull waited for more than six months for foot and ankle surgery under a...

      Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the (a) social class, (b) income, (c) health, (d) morbidity and (e) mortality characteristics of the patients expected to...

  • Education and Skills

    • Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the minimum financial requirement per annum for public companies setting up academy schools is; and whether it has to be in cash;...

    • Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether academy schools will be required to take the same proportion of disruptive pupils as other local schools; (2) whether academy...

      Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the main differences are between city Academies and City Technology Colleges; and what proportion of public funding each receives.

      Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether national teachers' pay scales apply to city academies; and whether they can pay higher salaries.

      Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many academy schools are operating; and how many more are planned; (2) what targets have been set for the establishment of...

      Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the source of public funding for academy schools is; how it is calculated; and whether it is set at the same level per pupil as for...

      Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) under what circumstances academy schools are permitted to close; and whether the land and property of an academy school that closes...

      Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether her Department maintains a list of approved bidders for academy schools.

      Academy Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether academy schools are required to have sixth forms; (2) whether all academy schools have sixth forms.

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what savings she estimates will accrue from the withdrawal of subsidies by (a) central and (b) local government to adult and continuing...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) courses are being discontinued and (b) staff are being made redundant as a result of the withdrawal of funding for adult and...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff were employed in adult and continuing education in each of the last 10 years.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of (a) primary school and (b) secondary school teachers have received specialist training in (i) autism awareness and (ii)...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many hours of intervention a pre-school child with autism spectrum disorder has access to.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children over the age of five years have been diagnosed with autism in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in each local education authority area have been diagnosed with autism.

      Building Better Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what discussions she has had with local education authorities involved in the first wave of the Building Better Schools programme; (2)...

      Child Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which local authorities have trafficked children in their care; and which local authorities have had trafficked children in their care...

      Child Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) country of origin and (b) purposes for which they were trafficked were of trafficked children in local authority care between...

      Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what budget has been allocated to CAFCASSin each of the last two years; and how many staff have been employed by the Service in each of the...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether she plans to conduct a review of the effect of her Department's policies upon children in care; and if she will make a...

      City Technology Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many city technology colleges there are; how much the (a) private and (b) state sector contributed to their costs in the last year for...

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many items of electrical equipment were used by her Department in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) cost...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent by her Department on (a) new furniture and (b) hired furniture in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost of refurbishments in her Department was in each year since 1997; and what the planned expenditure is for 2005–06.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent by her Department on lighting in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many departmental mobile telephones were used by Ministers, special advisers and officials in his Department and its predecessors in...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 10 January 2005 to question 207543 from the hon. Member for Fareham, how many pages there were in each of the...

      Devon School Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding will be allocated to Devon schools in 2005–06 to implement phase 3 of the National Agreement on Workforce Reform; and...

      Entertainment Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent on entertainment by his Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) food, (b) alcohol, (c) staff and (d)...

      Foreign Language Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to increase the number of teachers of modern foreign languages in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools; and if she will...

      Foreign Language Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to improve (a) modern foreign language (i) teaching standards and (ii) take-up and (b) the variety of modern foreign...

      Foreign Language Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers of modern foreign languages there were in secondary schools in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Foreign Language Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will ensure equal status for A levels in minority ethnic community languages with European modern languages in university admissions...

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the total central Government funding per pupil for each local education authority in England from 1996–97 to...

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding each school in Derby, North has received from the new deal for schools.

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills by how much funding for (a) lower, (b) middle and (c) upper schools in Bedford and Kempston has changed in real terms between 1997 and 2004.

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the level of funding for schools in Hendon for 2005–06.

      GCSE grades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the percentage change was between 1997 and 2004 for the number of young people in the Leyton and Wanstead constituency achieving...

      Holiday Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether she has assessed the level of information made available to parents about the standards of care of children provided by holiday centres.

      Much Dewchurch Steiner School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consultations she has had with Herefordshire council about the provision of Academy Status for the Much Dewchurch Steiner School; and...

      Newspapers and Periodicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals taken by her Department in each year since 1997; and how much the Department spent...

      Non-qualified Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in recent discussions she has held with the National Union of Teachers on lessons being taken by non-qualified...

      Non-qualified Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills under what circumstances non-qualified teachers are permitted to take lessons.

      School Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many representations she has received from local education authorities not in the initial waves of Building Schools for the Future about...

      School Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what safeguards are in place to ensure that advice and information given by Directors of Education to local education authorities on the...

      School Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria she applies when determining whether to approve a statutory notice of closure on a primary school.

      Special Needs Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many special needs children there are in each local education authority area; and how much special needs funding (a) in total and (b)...

      Special Needs Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions she has held with Gloucestershire Local Education Authority on its proposals for the reorganisation of special needs...

  • House of Lords

    • Tampere European Council 1999: Conclusions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they announced that, at the Tampere Heads of Government Meeting in 1999, they agreed to the establishment of agencies of the European Union to administer and...

    • European Union Presidency 2005

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What theme they have developed for the 2005 European Union presidency; whether that will be illustrated on a special United Kingdom presidency tie and scarf; if...

      Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What financial assistance they are providing towards next year's elections in (a) Iraq; and (b) the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      China: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they and the European Union respectively have made to the Government of the People's Republic of China on the case of Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the current position regarding the suspension of African Union monitoring flights in Darfur, Sudan, following an attack on one of its helicopters.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the current position regarding the threat made by European Union and African Union ambassadors to abandon the Abuja peace talks on Darfur, Sudan.

      Police Authorities: Geographical Areas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which geographical areas are served by each United Kingdom police authority; and how many people there are in each of those areas.

      Extradition Act 2003

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any proposals to resubmit or continue (under the Extradition Act 2003) a request for extradition, initially received before 31 December 2003, have been...

      Underage Drinking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in light of the findings of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs on the increased consumption of alcohol by teenage girls, any...

      Royal Air Force Centrifuge

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 10 January (WA 7) concerning legal proceedings between the Ministry of Defence and the Environmental Tectonics...

      Defence Ministers Meeting, Paris, December 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they were represented at the meeting of Defence Ministers held in Paris on 21 December 2004 to discuss security co-operation in the Mediterranean; and, if...

      Migration: Projected Levels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What projected levels of net migration have been assumed in the current and previous set of household projections in England.

      Migration: Projected Levels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What the total net migration in England was for each year from 1950 to 2003.

      House Fires

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the causes of house fires over the period 2000–03, stating the number of deaths and injuries arising from each cause.

      School Sport Partnerships:Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much funding was made available for school sport partnerships from the physical education, school sport and club links budget head for the two years since...

      Learning and Skills Council:Works of Art

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What, if any, works of art have been bought or commissioned by the Learning and Skills Council, including its regional offices, in the past two years.

      Exmoor: Red Deer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps are proposed to safeguard the survival of the red deer herds of Exmoor following the implementation of the Hunting Act 2004.

      Transport Direct

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 16 September 2004 (WA 207), why the "£33.7 million projected total cost of the Transport Direct...

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