Written answers

Tuesday, 1 February 2005

  • Treasury

    • Alexandra House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the Inland Revenue office at Alexandra House, Salisbury, when the lease on the building is terminated; and if he will make a statement.

    • Child-rearing Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Government have made of the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 at 2003–04 prices.

      Corporation Tax (Greater London)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in the Greater London area have benefited from lower rates of corporation tax.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Paymaster General will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Southwark, North and Bermondsey, dated 1 December 2004 on City Academies and...

      Disadvantaged Area Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the rise in the cost of disadvantaged area relief from 2003–04 to 2004–05; and if he will make a...

      Football Supporters Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made by the Inland Revenue in its discussions with Supporters Direct to provide guidance and dedicated support for Football...

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individual dwellings there are in Southend-on-Sea; and if he will make a statement.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of public funding required to finance private public partnership schemes (a) in each of the past seven years and (b)...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission a study into the viability of an excess profits levy on the profits made by banks, financiers and contractors on private finance...

      Public Sector Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the report by the Government Actuary's Department on the long-term cost of public sector pensions referred to on...

      Taskforces

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequerhow much has been spent by his Department in each year since 1997 on taskforces and similar bodies.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are claiming working tax credit in each constituency in Northern Ireland.

      Tax Returns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many taxpayers in Northern Ireland failed to meet the 31 January 2004 deadline for return of Inland Revenue tax returns.

      VAT (Schools and Colleges)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will equalise the rates of value added tax paid by colleges of further education with the rates paid by schools.

  • Transport

    • Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many railway stations have (a) opened and (b) been re-opened since 1 May 1997.

    • Road Building (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on proposed new major road building in Essex.

      Nottingham Express Transit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the development of the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) in Greater Nottingham.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for increasing the capacityof the M6 motorway between junctions 11 and20.

      Midland Mainline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve rail services on the Midland Mainline route.

      Gatwick Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact the Strategic Rail Authority's proposals for the Gatwick Express will have on airport users.

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the role of the Traffic Commissioners and their accountability to local councils.

      Civil Aviation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Civil Aviation Authority has spent on defending legal actions against it from employees in each of the last five years.

      Civil Aviation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons personal files held by the Civil Aviation Authority on its staff are not regarded as filing systems within the meaning of the Data...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research the Government had carried out on (a) the extent of and (b) the safety implications of the use of mobile telephones by cyclists while cycling.

      Multi-modal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much has been spent by his Department on multi-modal studies since 1997; (2) how many multi-modal studies have been commissioned since 1997;...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers travelled on the railways in each year since 1990.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what powers he has to require rolling stock leasing companies to cut the charges which they impose for leases on railway rolling-stock; and if he will...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to establish a rail industry national archive; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of disposing of unwanted assets of the Strategic Rail Authority when it is abolished; (2) what budget has...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many staff he expects to transfer from the Strategic Rail Authority to DfT-Rail; (2) how many jobs he expects will be lost when the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what redundancy packages will be offered to staff at the Strategic Rail Authority who lose their jobs because of its abolition.

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Harbour Revision Order put forward by trust ports will be subject to public inquiry.

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's policy is on the payment of a levy to the Exchequer when a trust port is privatised voluntarily.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Policy Co-ordination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchyof Lancaster what recent discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister about policy co-ordination.

    • Policy Co-ordination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent discussions he has had with Lord Birt about policy co-ordination.

      Policy Co-ordination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister about policy co-ordination.

      Ministerial Functions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent discussions he has had with the National Audit Office about the costs of separating his role from that of the Minister for the Cabinet...

      Fiona Gordon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the job description is of Fiona Gordon, an employee of his Department; (2) what (a) salary, (b) pension rights and (c) other benefits Fiona...

      Kirpan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will remove restrictions on the wearing of the kirpan by Sikh employees and Sikh members of the public in Government buildings.

      Regulatory Impact Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) staffing and (b) running costs of the Regulatory Impact Unit was in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Atlantic Biogeographical Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the Atlantic Biogeographical Region; what factors determine inclusion in the list set out in...

    • Canada (BSE)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Canadian Government on the recent BSE case discovered there.

      Commission Veterinary Experts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the application in the UK of Commission Decision 2005/13/EC, OJ L6 volume 48 of 8 January,...

      Departmental Entertainment Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on entertainment by her Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) food, (b) alcohol, (c)...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received about the effect of the recent proposal of the European Commission on cod stocks...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what outbreaks of the Foot and Mouth virus have been identified by the Government as a possible common origin for the...

      New Rural Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to appoint the Chairman and Board of the proposed new integrated agency for rural delivery.

      New Rural Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the effects on costs are expected to be from the proposed merger of English Nature with parts of the Countryside Agency...

      Peat-free Soil Improvers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress the UK is making towards the target of 40 per cent. of materials for growing media and soil improvers being...

      Peat-free Soil Improvers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has for meeting the Government's target of 90 per cent. peat-free materials for growing media and...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what Government initiatives exist to promote the planting of trees; and what assessment she has made of the effect they have...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Select Committees (Running Costs)

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what the running costs of each Select Committee of the House were in the most recent year for...

  • Defence

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defencewhat the total expenditure by his Department on external consultants was in (a) 1996–97 and (b) 2003–04; and what the estimated cost of...

    • Defence Employment (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people working for the (a) Army Training and Recruiting Agency, (b) Duke of York's Military School and (c) Queen Victoria School are employed in...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's latest published assessment is of the illnesses suffered by Gulf War veterans; and if he will make a statement.

      HMS Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps will be taken to protect any human remains found on the wreck of HMS Sussex; if he will make a statement.

      Infantry Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the (a) Regimental HQ and (b) individual Battalions of (i) Princess of Wales, (ii) Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, (iii) The Royal Anglian, (iv) Light...

      Inglis Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to preserve the Middlesex Regiment War Memorial and associated memorials when British Forces Post Office vacate Inglis Barracks, Mill...

      Land Mines (Falklands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on land mines and land mine clearance in the Falkland Islands.

      Ministry of Defence Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) officers and (b) soldiers are serving in the Ministry of Defence, broken down by (i) location and (ii) rank; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Manual of Flight Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the Sixth Edition of the RAF Manual of Flight Safety, issued in March 1993, including annexes.

      Service Personnel (Belize)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have died in non-combat situations in Belize in each year since the garrison was first established there.

      Trafalgar Celebrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on identifying areas of support his Department can give to ensure the involvement of the Sea Cadet Association in...

      Training (Overseas Personnel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list countries which have sent military personnel to the United Kingdom for military training in each of the last three years; and how many...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to include existing casinos in the proposed pilots for large and small casinos.

    • Departmental Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the resources that have been allocated under each departmental heading and subheading in the 2004 departmental report...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that residents of multiple dwelling units can access digital television prior to analogue switch-off;...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 24 January 2005, Official Report, column 44W, on digital switch-over, what the few remaining issues relating...

      Library Services (Wakefield)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been made available to Wakefield Council for library services in each of the last five years.

      Museums (Loans)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many objects have been loaned to (a) other UK museums and galleries, (b) museums and galleries in other EU countries and (c) non-EU...

      National Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research has been conducted regarding those communities which feel unable to accept funding derived from the National Lottery...

      National Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will conduct a survey to ascertain the effect which the absence of potential funding has on those communities unable to accept...

      Nesta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total spending on administration costs at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts was in each year from...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of residents living in multiple dwelling units who own a television licence.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by her Department and the agencies for which she is responsible to promote tourism in (a) the UK as a whole and (b)...

  • International Development

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what (a) cross-ethnic and (b) cross-faith projects were (i) financed, (ii) planned and (iii) run by his Department in Bangladesh...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the (a) economic, (b) social and (c) humanitarian impact of tourism on the people of Burma...

      Engineers Without Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assessment his Department has made of the projects undertaken by (a) Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) and (b) Engineers...

      Health Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to encourage developing countries to invest in health through (a) building infrastructure and (b) providing training.

      HIV Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps he has taken to improve access to care and treatment for HIV sufferers outside the UK; (2) if he will encourage G8...

      HIV Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to minimise prices of medications for HIV/AIDS patients in the developing world.

      HIV/AIDS (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how the expenditure on orphans and vulnerable children that is specified in the AIDS strategy will be recorded to ensure that it...

      HIV/AIDS (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the UK Government are taking to ensure that orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS are considered as a...

      HIV/AIDS (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action the UK Government will be taking in 2005 to secure the commitment of other (a) G8 Governments and (b) EU member states (i)...

      HIV/AIDS (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's priority countries are in regard to orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS.

      HIV/AIDS (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his plans are for including Asian countries in future plans for orphans and vulnerable children.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects of UK aid on infrastructure development in Kenya during 2004.

      Microenterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the (a) economic and (b) social value of the introduction of microenterprises aimed at...

      Rapid Assesment Action Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department plans to be involved in the second round of UNICEF-led Rapid Assessment Analysis Action Planning plans in 2005.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the likely trade gains to least developed countries under the Doha Development Agenda; and if he will make...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Community Interest Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on social enterprises since the Community Interest Company title was...

    • Community Interest Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made since the creation of Community Interest Companies under the Companies (Audit Investigations and Community...

      Ecgd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what amount she has budgeted to cover liability for costs (a) of her Department and (b) of those whom her Department has agreed to pay...

      Indonesia (Arms Exports)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Export Credits Guarantee Department included agent's commission in the overall contract sum to be underwritten on the sale of...

      Manufacturing Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on Government support for the manufacturing industry in the last financial year.

      Minimum-price Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the implications for competition of pubs and nightclubs being obliged to charge minimum prices for alcohol as...

      Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total expenditure by her Department on (a) advertising and (b) advertising and publicity was in (i) 1996–97, (ii) 1997–98...

      Rural Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the term rural is defined for the purposes of UK Government policy on post offices; and what discussions she has had with Ministers in the...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to facilitate UK-Ukraine trade and foreign direct investment by UK companies into the Ukraine.

      Wholesale Gas Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the operation of the UK forward wholesale gas market; what assessment her Department has made of the...

      Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether she expects to postpone further the Government's decision to allow the NHS to re-coup costs under the Health and Social Care...

  • Education and Skills

    • Budget Allocations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total spending on the (a) Union Learning Fund, (b) Adult Learning Inspectorate, (c) Wellbeing Project, (d) National College of...

    • Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to deal with bullying in schools.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to ensure that (a) regulations, (b) training and (c) the Common Assessment Framework for Information Sharing Databases in...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of those in receipt of education maintenance allowance in England are studying in (a) schools, (b) further...

      Education, Youth and Culture Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the outcome was of the Education, Youth and Culture Council held on 15 and 16 November; what the Government's stance was on the issues...

      Education, Youth and Culture Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the outcome was of the Education, Youth and Culture Council held on 15 and 16 November 2004; what the Government's stance was on the...

      Enterprise Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was allocated by the Government to support enterprise in the curriculum in (a) secondary schools and (b) further education...

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2005, Official Report, column 819W, on funding, when the cash terms series will be placed in the...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average cost of providing a pupil with education in a pupil referral unit was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what initiatives her Department has introduced since 2001 to support education in rural areas.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects to complete the Government's commitment to consider introducing nutrient-based standards for school meals as set out in the...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Speaker's Committee

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, when the Speaker's Committee will next make a report to the House on the exercise by it of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in ensuring that the reduction in benefit processing centres as part of...

    • Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals were in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) disability living allowance, (c) attendance allowance, (d) carer's...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for incapacity benefit were denied on the grounds of insufficient national insurance payments in the last two years for which...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his estimate is of the number of lone parents in Stoke-on-Trent in each of the past three years; (2) what the total expenditure on...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of clients of the new deal programmes have left to go into employment, broken down by region; and what proportion of those who...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • House Building (Southend-on-Sea)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many houses have been built in Southend-on-Sea in each year since 1980; and if he will make a statement.

    • Referendum

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidelines have been issued by his Department concerning whether a referendum on (a) whether to adopt a directly elected mayor and (b) a local issue held...

      Right-to-Buy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proposals he has for giving a right to buy to tenants of registered social landlords; and on what terms.

      Ropetackle Site (Shoreham)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2005, Official Report, column 765W, on South East England Development Agency, if he will break down the £3,421,562...

      Southend Borough Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he and the Minister of State for Local and Regional Government will meet a delegation from Southend-on-Sea borough council to discuss the 2005–06...

      Southend Borough Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received with regard to Southend-on-Sea's financial settlement for 2005–06; and if he will make a statement.

      Welsh Language Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department's Welsh language scheme was approved by the Welsh Language Board; and on what date the scheme was implemented.

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol-related Offences (Stoke-on-Trent)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alcohol-related violent offences have been reported in Stoke on Trent in each year since 1997; and how many have led to (a)...

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of antisocial behaviour orders in Gloucestershire.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for extensions to existing antisocial behaviour orders have been (a) granted and (b) refused in Gloucestershire.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been breached in Gloucestershire; and what action has been taken against those breaching the orders.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of initial asylum applications received from 1 August 2003 were dealt with in the target time of 13 weeks from receipt of...

      Catterick Barracks Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many files the Yorkshire police has re-opened in the past year concerning deaths at Catterick Barracks.

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been allocated for CCTV cameras in Warrington in each year since 1997.

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much public funding has been spent on CCTV security cameras in Bolton, North-East since 1997.

      Child Sex Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the rate of conviction in cases where the defendant was charged with child sex offences was in the most recent period for which figures...

      Children in Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women serving a prison sentence have their children with them in prison; and how many children are with mothers in prison.

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many conferences were (a) attended by officials from his Department, (b) cancelled by and (c) facilitated by his Department in each year...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 28 October from the hon. Member for North Norfolk, regarding the costs of surveys into public perceptions...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons Vivien Hamilton of his office asked the hon. Member for Thurrock on 16 December to return to the Department the letter of 2...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State forthe Home Department (1) when he will reply to the letter dated 15 November 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. K. Gelani;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 1 November 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Lily Beverley.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters his Department received from members of the general public in the United Kingdom during the year 2004.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety will reply to the letter of 14 October from the hon. Member for...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton dated (a) 29 November 2004 with regard to (i) Ms Yulima...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 22 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to the Roby.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 6 December 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Saima Manzoor Ahmed.

      Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person there were in each crime and disorder reduction partnership area in England and Wales...

      Curfew Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (1) what the cost of purchasing theelectronic monitoring kit used for home detention curfew orders is; (2) what the total annual cost was...

      Curfew Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many curfew orders with electronic monitoring conditions were breached in each of the last three financial years, broken down by...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has held with the devolved Administrations on the content, frequency and timing of television advertising placed by his...

      Departmental Costs/Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) new builds, (b) demolition rebuilds and (c) PFI projects in his Department in each of the last...

      Departmental Costs/Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and...

      Departmental Costs/Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department what the cost of refurbishing each ministerial private office was in the last two years.

      Departmental Costs/Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of (a) in-house canteen and (b) other catering services provided by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Costs/Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total external spending by his Department was on public private partnership (PPP) consultants in each of the last two years; how...

      Departmental Costs/Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many gyms are available to staff in the Department; and what the cost of providing them was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Files

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

      Departmental Files

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

      Departmental Files

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the gender pay gap among staff in his Department.

      Departmental Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many properties are held by the Department; what total floor space these properties provide; how many properties are vacant; and how much...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the staff employed by his Department have a declared disability.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women there are in senior positions in his Department.

      Domestic Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the detection rates for domestic burglary in the Greater London area were in each of the last three years.

      EC Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the (a) transfer to qualified majority voting and (b) UK participation in the items listed in Council Decision...

      EC Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on Council Decision 2004/926/EC of 22 December 2004; and when this proposed change to UK treaty obligations was...

      Emergency Response Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many emergency response vehicles are available to police forces.

      Ethnic Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the extent to which the policies of his Department meet the needs of ethnic minorities.

      Gun Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many gun crimes there have been in the Avon and Somerset police authority in each year since 1997.

      Initiatives (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget was allocated to (a) the Connecting Communities Network, (b) the Civil Justice Council, (c) the Criminal Justice Integration...

      Initiatives (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget was allocated to (a) The National Centre for Policing Excellence, (b) the National Refugee Integration Forum, (c) each of the...

      Initiatives (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget was allocated to the (a) Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit, (b) Persistent Offenders Taskforce and (c) Asylum Decision...

      Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded in which a knife was used within the Greater London area in each of the last five years.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of those convicted of offences of (a) driving without insurance, (b) driving without a licence and (c) driving after the...

      Muslim Prison Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the Muslim prison population in England and Wales is, broken down by (a) sex, (b) nationality and (c) ethnicity; (2) what the...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the business case for the National Offender Management Information Project.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish (a) the Business Case, (b) the Gateway Review and (c) the Risk Assessment of the National Offender Management Service.

      OASys System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the original deadlines for connecting the prison and probation services' OASys IT systems have been met.

      Offending Behaviour Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure he expects to be incurred by the Prison Service in providing faith-based offending behaviour courses in (a) 2004–05...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason it was not possible to respond to the question tabled on 26 October by the hon. Member for Clydesdale concerning the Justice...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the question tabled on 3 December 2004, by the hon. Member for New Forest, East, ref. 203298, asking how many...

      Peter Sutcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors he took into consideration before his decision to allow Peter Sutcliffe to visit Arnside in Cumbria on 17 January; and what...

      Police Cells (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were being held in police cells at police stations in the Greater London area on the latest date for which figures are...

      Police Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effects on the fitness of police cadets of the shortening of the basic training period; and if he will...

      Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department on press officers in each of the past eight years, broken down by grade.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list (a) the running costs for each establishment or prison in the Prison Service and (b) the average number of prisoners held at...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of the (a) performance and (b) market testing programmes for each establishment within HM Prison...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations are being conducted by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman into self-inflicted deaths in prisons in England and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what meetings the Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service has held with which private company interested in running...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2004, Official Report, column 344W, on prisons, what the agreed overcrowding limit is for each of the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners at (a) Elmley prison and (b) Swaleside prison have been reclassified from category C to category D in each year since 1997.

      Private Mario Clarke

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are assigned to the investigation into the death of Private Mario Clarke in Hackney on 26 December 2002; what steps...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on (a) preparation, (b) publication and (c) delivery of The Sharp End" magazine.

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts were awarded by (a) the Department and (b) agencies for which the Department is responsible to small and medium-sized...

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many research and development procurement opportunities were disseminated by the Department to small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Sex Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the percentage of drug assisted sex attacks that go unreported; (2) what plans he has to fund a campaign...

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State forthe Home Department what percentage of sex offenders committed suicide in (a) overcrowded and (b) non-overcrowded prisons in each of the last five years.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average age is of serving special constables, broken down by police force area.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average tenure is of serving special constables, broken down by (a) year of entry and (b) police force area.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it cost (a) to train a special constable and (b) to maintain a special constable for a year of service in the last period for which...

      Staff Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on advertising staff vacancies in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003.

      Suffolk Police (Recorded Offences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences have been recorded by the Suffolk police force in each year since 1995, broken down by category.

      Unlawful Killings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many verdicts of unlawful killing have been returned by coroners' courts since the House of Lords Judgment in R v. HM Coroner for the...

      Welsh Language Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department's Welsh language scheme was approved by the Welsh Language Board; and on what date the scheme was implemented.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) girls and (b) boys under 18 were (i) held on remand and (ii) serving a custodial sentence in each prison service establishment...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress in improving women's rights in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will press the United States authorities to disclose the circumstances of the death of an Afghan at a detention site near...

      Alex Boncayao Brigade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the activities of the Alex Boncayao Brigade since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      British Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British (a) men and (b) women are being held in prisons in foreign countries, broken down by country.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what inquiries he has made of the Government of Burma about the internally displaced people in Shweygyn Township.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons his Department supports the lifting of the EU arms embargo on China.

      Corporal Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether corporal punishment of children has been prohibited by legislation in each of the UK overseas territories (a) as a...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the case of Linda Orams and the extent to which judgments of the civil courts in Cyprus are...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent by his Department on lighting in each year since 1997.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of Egypt regarding the kidnapping of Egyptian Christian girls and...

      EU Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he made during negotiations on the European Constitution on (a) combating fraud and (b) whistleblowing; and...

      EU Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the European Commission on the combating of fraud within the institutions.

      EU Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the European Commission on the fair treatment of whistleblowers within the European...

      EU Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the cases being investigated by OLAF pertaining to illegal exports to Iraq referred to on page...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2005, Official Report, columns 1020–21W, on the European Constitution, if he will...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's policy is on Iran.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his (a) European Union and (b) US counterparts with regard to the negotiation of a new Trade...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken to assist the interim Iraqi Government in encouraging the Sunni minority to participate in...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many weapons of mass destruction Iraq possessed at the time of the 2003 invasion.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many coalition forces are operating in Iraq; and what changes are planned over the next two years.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking (a) to encourage a satisfactory outcome to the strike by Basra rail workers and (b) to seek the safe...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the Interim Iraqi Government on the subject of the recent abuse...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what modifications to the route of the separation barrier between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been made...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the effect of the election of a new Palestinian leader on his Department's policy on Israel and...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Israeli Government concerning the expansion of settlements in the Occupied...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Israeli Government concerning new roads in the Occupied Territories which can only be used...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Israeli Government concerning funding for the proposed cross border industrial zones.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Israeli Government concerning a port and an airport for the Gaza Strip.

      Milliyetci Hareket Partisi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the activities of the Milliyetci Hareket Partisi since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Moro Islamic Liberation Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the activities of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Nicaragua

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the UN-brokered Nicaraguan agreement regarding the position of President Enrique Bolanos and the...

      Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of accusations of torture and killing levelled at the Administration of President...

      Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the number of people allegedly (a) detained, (b) tortured and (c) executed by (i) the...

      Safe Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place between Her Majesty's Government and the European Union on assembling a new list of safe countries.

      Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on stationery in each of the last seven years.

      Tsunami Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) financial and (b) other assistance is offered by the Government to the families of British citizens who have died in...

      UK Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit UK Overseas Territories during the next 12months.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports the Government have received concerning the role of the Ukrainian Security Services following the first run of the...

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's relations with the Ukraine following the recent election.

      UN Humanitarian Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) discussions he had and (b) measures his Department is taking in the United Nations to ensure that future UN...

      Venezuela/Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) relations between Columbia and Venezuela and (b) the implications ofthose relations...

      Welsh Language Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department's Welsh language scheme was approved by the Welsh Language Board; and on what date the scheme was implemented.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects a UN referendum to be held on the future of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.

      Yellow-Red Overseas Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the (a) identity and (b) threat represented by the Yellow-Red Overseas Organization;...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Community Legal Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what his estimate is of total spending on the Community Legal Service's Partnership Initiative Budget in each year from...

    • Community Legal Service

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what action he is taking to prevent over-billing by solicitors using the Community Legal Service; and if he will make a...

      Legal Aid Debts

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what his estimate is of the outstanding value of Legal Aid debts; and what action is being taken to recover these debts.

      Referendum

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what (a) guidelines and (b) legislative provisions regulate whether a referendum may be held during a (i) general...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Admissions Criteria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish the consultation document on alternative admissions criteria to post-primary schools.

    • Andersonstown News Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many grant applications have been made by the Andersonstown News Group in the last six months to (a) Invest NI and (b) other Government...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects that the autistic spectrum disorders sub-group of the Mental Health Review will produce its report; and if this report will have...

      Children First Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to publish the Children First Strategy for Northern Ireland.

      Cold Weather Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people over the age of 75 were claiming the additional cold weather premium at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department about the introduction and application of control orders in...

      Currie School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what financial assistance was provided to the Currie primary school in North Belfast in this financial year.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what incentives he has assessed to encourage dentists in the Province to work within the NHS.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects specialist eating disorders teams to be operational within each board area in the Province.

      Firearms Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will place a copy of the equality impact assessment of the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 in the Library.

      Fraud Losses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on losses from fraud affecting the health service in the Province.

      Health and Social Services Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost of administration of the health and social services trusts in Northern Ireland is in the 2004–05 financial year.

      Health Staff Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under what circumstances police checks are conducted on applicants for (a) permanent local trust and (b) agency health care staff posts.

      Hospital Cleaning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much each health trust in the Province spent on cleaning in the last 12 months.

      MRI Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2005, Official Report, column 252W, on MRI scans/scanners, what action he has taken following the offer by...

      Neighbourhood Renewal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress in implementing the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy in North Belfast.

      Peace Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether, under the extension of PEACE II funding to Northern Ireland, there will be measures in respect of (a) child care and (b) training, in...

      Peace Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which organisations have received funding via the European Communities PEACE II programme, broken down by party political affiliations.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people claiming pension credit in each constituency in Northern Ireland; (2) how many people...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the Government will extend financial assistance to the Police Federation for Northern Ireland to support the group legal action by its...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers are serving in Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers from Northern Ireland have served in mainland Europe during 2004.

      School Interface Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which schools in North Belfast have received funding to address interface problems in each year since 2000.

      School Interface Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to address financial pressures on schools in interface areas of North Belfast.

      Suspended Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many employees have been suspended from work at health trusts in the Province in each of the last five years.

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public consultation is required before ambulance services are merged; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who made the decision to second a temporary chief executive to run Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Ambulance Trusts.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has given to (a) Avon, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) Wiltshire Ambulance Trusts with regards to a possible merger.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the merger of the county ambulance services in Gloucestershire, Avon and Wiltshire on the Tri-Service...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) took and (b) passed the International Qualifying Exam which enables dentists from non-EU countries to practise in England in each year...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists are employed in (a) Romford, (b) the London borough of Havering, (c) Greater London, (d) Essex and (e) England.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the need for new patient pathways in dermatology; and what action he will take to promote and support their implementation...

      Drug Reactions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of in-patients in East Sussex had their hospital stay prolonged by adverse drug reactions in the last 12 months.

      Drug Reactions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of hospital admissions caused by adverse drug reactions in East Sussex in the last period for which figures...

      Free Health Care (Non-UK Residents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what charges for treatment those who are not ordinarily resident in the UK are not expected to meet; which communicable diseases are exempt from treatment...

      GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of the new general practitioners' contract on general practitioners' earnings.

      Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the responses to the consultation on draft regulations to allow the NHS to re-coup costs under the Health and Social Care (Community...

      Health Care (Sittingbourne and Sheppey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to change the funding allocation for health care in Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

      Hospital Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on (a) building and (b) renovation programmes for hospitals in (i)Romford, (ii) the London borough of Havering, (iii)Greater...

      Mental Health Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) headcount and (b) whole time equivalent mental health social workers have been (i)approved to practise and (ii) in employment in the NHS in...

      Mixed Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mixed wards there are in (a) Wirral, (b) Merseyside, (c) North West England and (d) England.

      MRI Scanning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether an increase in the availability of MRI scans will require an increase in (a) the number of staff in neurology...

      NHS Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department plans to publish allocations for (a) primary care trusts and (b) central budgets for (i)2006–07 and (ii) 2007–08.

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to announce the functions of the NHS Business Services Authority.

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total budget and (b) administration budget was for each (i) NHS region in each year from 1997 to 2002 and (ii) strategic health authority in...

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list (a) documents and (b) communications distributed which received an NHS Gateway reference in 2004.

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by (i) the Nottingham City Primary Care Trust, (ii) the Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust, (iii) the...

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people are employed by the national health service university; (2) what the ethnic breakdown is of staff at the national health service...

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) total budget and (b) administration budget has been set for the NHS Institute for Learning, Skills and Innovation in each of the next five years.

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to which parts of the UK the NHS staff pension scheme extends.

      Nursing Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on the funding of care of the elderly in nursing homes.

      Paddington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to make a decision on the proposal for the building of the Paddington Health Campus.

      Paddington Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the revenue available to support the revised Paddington Health Campus project to take account of the gap in revenue...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost of training a (a) radiographer and (b) radiologist (i) in each year of training and (ii) in total; and if he will make a...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what change there has been in the number of training places for (a) radiographers and (b) radiologists since 1997; if he will estimate the cost of...

      Radiography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on introducing the roles of assistant practitioner and advanced practitioner in radiology departments since 1997; and if he...

      Rural Areas (Health Professionals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain the services of health professionals in rural and remote areas.

      Secure Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities for the siting of medium secure units for the treatment of people with dangerous and severe...

  • House of Lords

    • Diplomatic Missions: Car Use

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What advice is given to British Embassies and High Commissions on the use of cars of British origin by the Ambassador or High Commissioner and his or her staff;...

    • Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in formulating their policy on Darfur, Sudan, they are taking into account the findings in the recent report by the AIDS Education Global Information...

      Millennium Development Goals:New York Summit

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimate they have made of the cost to the United Nations of the seven-day summit to review the millennium development goals, to be held in New York in...

      Iraq: Erbil Attack

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they had advance or subsequent notice of an attack by American military helicopters at Erbil, northern Iraq, on 5 January, when allegedly five people were...

      International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent representations they have made to the Serbia-Montenegro government regarding their co-operation with the International War Crimes Tribunal for the...

      Bosnia-Herzegovina: War Crimes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the role of British forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina in relation to the hunt for war-crime suspects, with particular reference to Mr Karadzic and General...

      Cyprus: Annan Plan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made during the nine months since the Turkish Cypriots voted to accept the Annan plan to end the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus's...

      Magistrates: Mrs Adoline Smith

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Department for Constitutional Affairs has received any communication from the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Leicestershire, or from any...

      Teacher Vacancies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many teacher vacancies, broken down by subject areas, currently exist in schools in England and Wales.

      Teachers: Accusations of Offences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they agree with the reported comments of the Scottish Children's Commissioner that teachers accused of offences such as assault should be given anonymity...

      Schools: Current Balances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the known or best estimate of the total balances currently held by direct maintained schools in England and Wales.

      Schools: Europe Day

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will encourage schools in the United Kingdom to organise special events to mark Europe Day on 9 May 2005.

      Euro-zone

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 12 January (WA 69), whether H M Treasury allowed for over-reporting of United Kingdom exports to...

      Balance of Payments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many United Kingdom jobs exist in activities giving rise to credits of "income" on the current account of the United Kingdom balance of payments; and what is...

      UK Reserves Data

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to hold talks with the Bank of England on the current and future policy of holding euro investments as part of the United Kingdom's total reserves.

      Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What scientific assessments of the risks of continued global warming they will commission for presentation to the G8 Summit in July.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the comment by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Ms Beckett), on 13 January (HC Deb, col. 426) that "If we continue as we...

      Animal Welfare Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to introduce the Animal Welfare Bill.

      Navigation Aids: Irish Territorial Waters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 21 December 2004 (WA 153), what proportion of the cost of maintaining aids to navigation in Irish...

      Railways: Salisbury to Yeovil Line

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 20 January (WA 128), what is their estimate of the costs involved in modernising the single-track line on...

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