Written answers

Tuesday, 22 March 2005

  • Transport

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) BAA and (b) other airport companies about improving (i) the facilities and (ii) cleanliness at UK airports; and if...

    • Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pensioners in Morecambe and Lunesdale he expects will benefit from free bus transport.

      Congestion Charge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on congestion (a) charges and (b) penalty charge notices by the Department since the commencement of the congestion charging scheme.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether a full cost benefit analysis has been made of the need for a Crossrail station at Woolwich; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Gatwick Express Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what safety issues (a) at stations and (b) on trains were considered prior to the publication of the Strategic Rail Authority's Brighton Main...

      Penalty Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to waive penalty payments for train operating companies involved in industrial disputes.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many recorded (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries there were on railway lines resulting from trespass in (i)Leicester and (ii) England and Wales in...

      Roadside Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in road accidents involving car occupants unexpectedly requiring to leave their vehicle at...

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many traffic commissioners have undertaken training with the Judicial Studies Board in each year since 2000.

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what disciplinary procedures apply when claims of misconduct against a traffic commissioner are substantiated.

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role his Department's legal team plays in reviewing and deciding what information is to be released to the Law Society in respect of a complaint...

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is his Department's practice to indemnify traffic commissioners in any actions brought against them for damages.

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether traffic commissioners are required to notify their Department if they have business connections or other involvement with (a) haulage...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Accidents

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission how many accidents occurred at the House of Commons premises in each of the last five years...

    • Accidents

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the Commission publishes the data for the number of accidents at work involving...

      Accidents

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what arrangements for monitoring accidents at work involving members of House staff are in...

      Early-day Motions

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburghand Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what the marginal cost is of processing an early day motion; and how this figure is calculated.

  • International Development

    • Kyrgyzstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is giving to the Government of Kyrgyzstan to help it establish a framework for dealing with mentally ill...

    • Oil Extraction (Third World)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) the economies and (b) the environment of Third World countries of oil...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 14 March; what the Government's stance was on the issues...

    • Environment Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Environment Council on 10 March; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed,...

      Environmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she takes to ensure that regulatory impact assessments of new policies accurately reflect the economic effects of...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2005, Official Report, column171W, on fisheries, what the weights were of the discards...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make the reduction of cetacean deaths in European fisheries a priority for the UK's Presidency of the European Union.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many UK fishing vessels are expected to start the deployment of pingers to prevent porpoise deaths in set net fisheries...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department is spending this year and how much was spent in each of the past three years on deployment trials to...

      Irradiated Material (Caithness)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she plans to take to address concerns about potential health risks from irradiated material to people living near...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the merits of publishing the original Nirex list of potential sites' suitability for the...

      River Dove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of the preparation of a fluvial strategy for the River Dove.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many sites of special scientific interest there were in Shrewsbury and Atcham in each year since 1997.

      Wildlife and Countryside Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many licences have been issued under (a) section 16(1)(k) and (b) section 16(3)(h) of the Wildlife and Countryside...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Civil Contingencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whatassistance is being provided by his Department to local authorities to enable them to carry out their duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 in respect...

    • Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the 2,000 homes for key workers announced under English Partnerships' London-wide Initiative are included in the 15,000 homes being built under the First...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many social rented homes have been (a) built and (b) acquired through the private finance initiative mechanism that will be expanded under Sustainable...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects the first property constructed under the First Time Buyers Initiative to be completed.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will establish criteria for the First Time Buyers Initiative that ensure the homes are prioritised for key workers and others on incomes at or below the...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what powers (a) regional housing boards and (b) regional chambers will have to set (i) targets and (ii) policy for the demolition of homes in their regionalstrategies.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many council houses there were in Shrewsbury and Atcham in each year since 1997.

      Property Conference

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister in what capacity he is attending the MIPIM Property Conference in Cannes on 8–11 March; what estimate he has made of his (a) travel costs and (b)...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will list those local authorities which have undertaken (a) arm's length management organisation, (b) large scale voluntary transfer and (c) private...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his recent decision to relax performance requirements for housing associations for access to gap funding will affect the applications from (a) Tower...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many of the new social rented homes that will be delivered through the expanded private finance initiative by 2007–08 will be provided in each...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of social rented homes which will be built in 2004–05 with the proportion of capital receipts from Right to Buy...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his decision to withdraw support from the private finance initiative scheme to bring part of the council housing stock in the...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the costs incurred by (a) the London borough of Camden and (b) his Department in the four years of preparatory development work on...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 26 January 2005, Official Report, column 433W, on council housing, how much of the £2,687 million generated from the sale of...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Auditors

      To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment she has made of the implications for UK audit practices of European Court of Justice Case C-255/01, reference OJ C300 vol 47 of 4 December 2004, with...

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many complaints were received by her Department about decisions of the Crown Prosecution Service in 2004.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what records are kept of the proportion of cases submitted by the police to the Crown Prosecution Service that are deemed not to have a realistic prospect of...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will list the (a) documents and (b) other written material released to date by her Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what categories of...

  • Home Department

    • Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) injuries and (b) deaths have been reported as a direct result of airgun incidents in each of the last eight years.

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants worked at (a) Prison Service headquarters, (b) Probation headquarters and (c) National Offender Management Service...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what functions within the National Offender Management Service were not previously carried out by either the prison or probation services;...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff working for theNational Offender Management Services (NOMS) are situated at (a) NOMS headquarters, (b) Prison Service...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff have been transferred from (a) Her Majesty's Prison Service and (b) the Probation Service to the National Offender Management...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff based at (a) Prison Service and (b) Probation Service Headquarters work for the National Offender Management Service.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for developing the responsibilities of regional offender managers under theNational Offender Management Service; and what...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what administrative support there will be for regional offender managers in each regional area under the National Offender Management Service...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effects of the introduction of the National Offender Management Service on (a) the level of centralised...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) where each regional offender manager will be based; and if he will make a statement; (2) what work has been undertaken to identify...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated annual cost is for the operation of the Office of the National Offender Manager; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 8 December 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Ayesha Siddiqui.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he will reply to the letter dated 17 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Thembelani...

      Correspondence

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

      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. Sama Manzoor Ahmed.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 30 December 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Dwight Swanson.

      Criminal Cases Review Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in enabling the Criminal Cases Review Commission (a) to obtain documents and information from abroad and (b) to...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2004, Official Report, column 1098W, on cycling, if he will make it his policy to record centrally how many...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to make available the resources needed to implement the Government's policy of increasing the maximum penalty for dangerous...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts in his Department have been granted to (a) EDS, (b) Fujitsu and (c) EDS and Fujitsu jointly in each of the last two years;...

      Departmental Dress Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's policy is on the wearing of the kirpan by Sikh employees.

      Drug Treatment and Testing Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned on the variation in the rate of successful completion of drug treatment and testing orders between...

      Drugs Crime (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the HomeDepartment how many drug dealers have been prosecuted in (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds West in the last 12 months; and how many of these were part of Operation...

      Drugs Crime (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug dealers from (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds West have been jailed in each of the last 10 years, broken down by type of drug; and if he...

      Escaped Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners who absconded from Kirkham open prison in 2004 remain unlawfully at large.

      HMP The Weare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the future of HMP The Weare.

      HMP The Weare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of carrying out the maintenance and repairs to HM Prison Weare which would ensure it received its next...

      HMP The Weare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the maintenance costs for HM Prison Weare were in each year since 1997.

      Adolescent Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what sources of Government funding other than National Offender Management Services regional funding are available for (a) the Centre for...

      Persistent Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department is taking to target persistent offenders.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average weekly pay was available to prisoners serving a prison sentence was in England and Wales in 2003–04; and if he will make a...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on recent incidents of prisoners absconding from HMP Prescoed; whether any of them were sex offenders; whether...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of expenditure per person on lunches for prisoners being held in prisons in England in each year from 1991–92 to...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the 2004–05 budget is for prison education; what the budgets are for each year until 2007–08; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what levels of drug use in prisons have been in each of the last five years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes in the role of the probation service he expects there to be by 2007.

      Sentencing Guidelines Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Sentencing Guidelines Council has begun considering the establishment of mechanisms for the independent assessment of prevalence.

      Prison Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the Department's policy to seek a reduction in the prison population.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to increase the numbers of sexual assault referral centres in England and Wales.

      Stop it Now! Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reintroduce funding for Stop it Now! Surrey.

      Witness Prepartion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how his Department monitors the methods used by witness preparation companies contracted to his Department; (2) what publicly-funded...

      Witness Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy (a) to allow a witness to submit the text of a witness statement to the police by e-mail and (b) to make...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Centre for Adolescent Rehabilitation to meeting Government targets for the reduction...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Crosshill Quarry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date the railway carriages were relocated within Crosshill Quarry in Crumlin, County Antrim.

    • Crosshill Quarry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether any release of asbestos at Crosshill Quarry was notified by the site operator to (a) the Health and Safety Executive, (b) the...

      Employment Support Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when future funding will be available for the Employment Support Programme for people with disabilities in Northern Ireland to access supported...

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to consult on the review of area based further education colleges in Northern Ireland.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will introduce measures similar to those adopted in England to allow parents of pupils attending primary schools which are feeder schools...

      National Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2005, Official Report, columns 1000–02W, on national assets, what his estimate is of the net receipts...

      Primary/Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of post-primary schools in Northern Ireland which are capable of meeting the proposed Entitlement...

      Primary/Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost was of producing the Costello Report on post-primary education in Northern Ireland.

      Primary/Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why primary school profiles currently being tested in the Province exclude academic ability and potential.

      Primary/Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will reintroduce performance league tables for the secondary school sector in the Province.

      Primary/Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what name will be used to describe grammar schools after the end of academic selection between the primary and secondary sector in the Province.

      Primary/Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost is to date of the (a) Burns Report and (b) Costello Report and what the cost is of accompanying consultation exercises linked to...

      Primary/Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons the present consultation process on admissions criteria between primary and secondary schools is restricted to parents who have...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the merits of extending beyond 25 March the consultation period on proposals to ban smoking in enclosed public places.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons the consultation period on proposals to ban smoking in enclosed public places was limited to three months.

      Surplus Assets Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department sold any surplus stockon the eBay auction website, in each year since 2000–01.

      University Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of school leavers in Northern Ireland entered higher education in (a) 1997 and (b) 2004, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Avient

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry with regard to the recent statement by the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines on Avient, what assessment she has made of what is...

    • Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many breaches of World Bank guidelines by the monitoring consultants for the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline during implementation have been...

      Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many incidents of land being used outside the 28-metre Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline corridor have been reported to her; (2) whether...

      Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what requirements she places on project sponsors to provide her with relevant reports on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project.

      Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what reports she has received regarding compliance by (a) BOTAS and (b) its subcontractors with appropriate standards on the...

      Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether BP has informed her of the concerns raised by its operations department with regard to certifying the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline as...

      Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she was first informed that the cathodic protection system used on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline was vulnerable to being rendered...

      Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether she has monitored the expropriation of land for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project in Turkey using emergency powers under Article27...

      Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she was first informed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department that SPC 2888, proposed to be used on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline,...

      BNFL (Prosecutions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many prosecutions of BNFL have occurred since 1 May 1997 excluding ongoing cases; on what date; and for what offence.

      Business Closures (Shrewsbury and Atcham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses have ceased trading in Shrewsbury and Atcham in each year since 1997.

      Construction Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent studies her Department has made of the use of agency labour within the construction industry.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance her Department is offering to (a) banks and (b) the Post Office to encourage greater scrutiny of applications for bank accounts...

      Energy Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether lawyers (a) from and (b) contracted to work for her Department have made an assessment of the compatibility of the Energy Act 2004...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on opening up public contracts met;...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Committee for the development of the internal market...

      EU Markets (Third World Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what recent discussions she has had with European Union counterparts on improving (a) trade with and (b) access to EU markets for Third...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions since 5 November 2004 (a) the Export Credits Guarantee Department has accepted an applicant's request not to provide the...

      House Purchases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received about applying the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to new house purchases; and if she will make a statement.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what plans she has to develop the trade relationship between the UK and Israel; (2) if she will make a statement on bi-lateral trade...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of bilateral trade relations between the UK and Israel (a) from 1997 to 2001 and (b) since June 2001.

      Lyons Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what decisions have been made to relocate to north-east Scotland jobs in the Department in the oil and gas sector as set out in the...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many and what percentage of women in Bolton, North-East have taken 26 weeks maternity leave since 1997.

      MG Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with representatives from China on a bid to rescue MG Rover.

      Miners Compensation (Midlothian)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in Midlothian were paid compensation under the Coal Industry Pneumoconiosis Compensation Scheme in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004.

      Newspaper Distribution Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions she has had with the Office of Fair Trading about the review of newspaper distribution regulations; and if she will...

      Paternity Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she will take to enhance the paternity rights enjoyed by fathers to bring them into line with the maternity rights enjoyed by mothers.

      Pensions (Coal Industry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many miners have been adversely affected by the changes of spring 1987 to the pension scheme relating to canteen workers in the coal...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how regional development agencies (RDAs) choose which company to support when multiple companies across multiple RDAs are competing for the...

      Regional Selective Assistance (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much regional selective assistance has been invested in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the potential for promoting renewable energy in urban areas; and on what funding support is available to...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment her Department has made of European Parliament Directive 2001/77/EC article 7, on transmission and distribution fees and...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many drums of plutonium-contaminated processing waste are held at Sellafield; and what the (a) maximum and (b) average plutonium content...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on which dates since 1 May 1997, Euratom Safeguard and accountancy treaties have been breached on the Sellafield site; and in what ways the...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she will take to support UK solar PV manufacturing and design once funding under the 2002 to 2012 demonstration programme ends...

      South West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many members of staff there are in the south west regional Development Agency; and how many have been in post for (a) less than one year,...

      Telecom Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if her Department will publish figures for the mis-selling of fixed line telecom services, indicating the companies involved; and what...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff are employed in the London office of UK Trade & Investment; and what plans she has for reducing London-based staff at UK...

  • Education and Skills

    • Apprentices (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Government-funded apprentices there were in City of York in each year since 1996–97.

    • Catering Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent on (a) entertainment lunches involving civil servants and guests and (b) working lunches, in each year since 1997.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the role of the provision of culturally sensitive child care in facilitating Muslim women's ability to work...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to ensure that additional child care places will expand the provision of child care within and for...

      Departmental Expenditure Breakdown

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list miscellaneous programmes under the headings (a) schools, (b) support for children, young people and families, (c) higher...

      Dudley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the financial implications for Dudley college of the funding gap with school sixth forms; and if she will...

      Dudley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether her Department will fully fund courses for adults at Level 3 at Dudley College in 2005/06; (2) whether she expects fees for...

      Dudley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to ensure that fee concessions remain in place for those aged 60 years who wish to attend Dudley College.

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what discussions she has had with the Learning and Skills Council on its recent decision on changing the way in which GNVQs are...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment her Department has made of the funding gap between school sixth forms and further education colleges in Leeds; what the...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England have received education maintenance allowance.

      English Examinations (Key Stage 3)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of the total number of scripts for Key Stage 3 examinations in English for 2004 were sent abroad to be marked.

      Further Education (Blyth Valley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether she expects fees for courses above level 2 for adults to rise in Blyth Valley in 2005/06; (2) if her Department will fully...

      Further Education (Blyth Valley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she will take to ensure that fee concessions remain in place for those aged over 60 years who wish to study in further education...

      Geography Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what response she has made to the Ofsted report on geography teaching.

      Higher Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the change in funding for universities in England will be in 2005–06.

      Higher Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research the Department evaluated prior to selecting the minimum standard bursary and other bursary schemes as mechanisms bywhich to...

      Higher Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the percentage of total fee income which the payment of minimum standard bursaries will represent for (a)...

      Higher Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance she has issued on the role of the Office of Fair Access in advising higher education institutions on levels of expenditure in...

      Higher Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills at what point in the academic year 2006–07 she expects (a) universities will be in receipt of additional fee income and (b) students...

      Higher Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what level of (a) tuition fees and (b) bursaries and grants for students are proposed byeach higher education institution in England from 2006.

      Learndirect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2005, Official Report, column 755W, on learndirect, how many learners ceased to participate in...

      Local Network Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what plans she has to move the management of the Local Network Fund from the voluntary to the statutory sector; (2) what steps she...

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many mature students were resident in each London borough in each year since 2001.

      Medical Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the university medical schools which have admitted students for training which will lead to qualifications as a doctor with...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost of staff mobile phone bills was in each year since 1997.

      Non-school Playgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support the Government provided for non-school playgrounds in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2003–04; and what...

      Outdoor Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects to publish guidance on outdoor learning trips, to which Press Notice 0021 of 15 February refers.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will reply to question 215722, tabled on 7 February to the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst.

      Pelham Infant School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what representations she has received relating to the potential use of the former Pelham Infant School, Immingham, North East...

      Staff Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was paid to consultants carrying out staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997.

      Staff Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost of staff surveys in the Department and its predecessors was in each year since 1997.

      Student Encouragement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Government spent in 2004 on (a) schemes and (b) advertising to encourage (i) prospective undergraduates and (ii) prospective...

      Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the total sum which higher education institutions are proposing to spend to support students from...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places have been created by the Sure Start Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative in each year that the scheme has been in...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of midwives required for the Sure Start programme in the North West.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will announce the funding allocations to local authorities for Sure Start for 2006–07 and 2007–08.

      University Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance she has issued to the Office for Fair Access ensuring that universities do not discriminate against female candidates in the...

      Work-based Learning Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what response the Government have made to the Adult Learning Inspectorate's recent report on work-based learning.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Every Child Matters"

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the steps he has taken to co-ordinate Government policy in relation to Every Child Matters" and family court...

    • Accidents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what arrangements for monitoring accidents at work involving members of staff of his Office are in place; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the steps he has taken to co-ordinate Government policy in relation to preparing asylum seekers' children to be...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the steps he has taken to co-ordinate Government policy in relation to teaching of English to adult asylum seekers...

      Clerk of Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what role the Clerk of Council has in relation to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; and if he will make a statement.

      Clerk of Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what role the Duchy Council plays in relation to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Clerk of Council; and if he will make a statement.

      Consultants (Expenditure)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Duchy has spent on (a) press advisers and (b) other consultants since January 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Divorce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the steps he has taken to co-ordinate Government policy in relation to the impact of divorce law and family...

      Night-time Economy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the steps he has taken to co-ordinate Government policy in relation to the impact of licensing legislation on...

      Press Releases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many press releases have been issued by the Duchy in each month since January 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Surplus Assets Sales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Office sold any surplus stock on the eBay auction website, in each year since 2000–01.

  • Treasury

    • Age Exemption Forms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements he is making for the provision of age exemption forms for people in Bournemouth who continue working after their pension age and no longer...

    • Benefits Claimants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many economically inactive claimants of benefits were of working age in each year since 1979.

      Burmese Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value of imports from Burma was in 2004; and what the value was of each category of import.

      Buses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of local he uses in his proposals for providing free local bus travel for pensioners; whether he has costed the extension of this provision...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his Department's projections of the cost of the Child Trust Fund in each year from 2005–06 to 2010–11.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Tax Credit Office to reply to the letter of 28 January from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan regarding his constituent, Mr. A....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Tax Credit Office to reply to the letter of 7 December 2004 from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan regarding his constituent, Mr....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ask Mr. Rushton, Assistant Director of the Tax Credits Office, to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Normanton sent on behalf...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on which dates the Inland Revenue sent a substantive reply to each communication received from (a) the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight and (b) his...

      Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the additional £400 million defence spending announced in his Budget statement of 16 March is (a) a provision for the cost of operations and...

      Defence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Ministry of Defence's departmental expenditure limit is for 2005–06.

      Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Ministry of Defence's near cash departmental expenditure limit is for 2005–06.

      Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reasons are for the difference between the figures given for the special reserve provision in paragraph A137, page 202 and in table C13, page 261...

      Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reasons are for the difference between the figures given for the Ministry of Defence's reserve budget in Spending Review 2004 (Cm 6237) and the...

      eBay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department sold any surplus stock on the eBay auction website, in each year since 2000–01.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people resident in each parliamentary constituency (a) in June 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which information is available were in employment.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the levels of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth employment in Edinburgh, North and Leith in the last seven years.

      European Anti-Fraud Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions representatives of the European Anti-Fraud Office have visited the UK in the last two years.

      Pilots (Flat Rate Expenses)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the flat rate expenses allowance for pilots which was proposed to his Department in 2004; and if he...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the increase in revenue to the Exchequer of the introduction of a 49 per cent. rate of income tax on all incomes in excess of...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to apply the 1 per cent. discount for environmentally friendly company cars to environmentally friendly motorcycles; and if he will make a...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths from MRSA there have been in Coventry in each of the last five years.

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the aspects of his Budget which extend to Northern Ireland.

      Private Equity Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how he intends to differentiate between private equity houses working in collaboration, and non-collaborating private investors as part of the recent...

      Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the responses to the recent consultation on red diesel use for excepted vehicles.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the reduction in stamp duty yield from residential property which would result from raising the threshold at which one per cent. stamp...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projections he has made of revenue from stamp duty on (a) property and (b) share transactions in each of the next three financial years.

      Stamp Duty/Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised by (a) stamp duty on the purchase of residential properties and (b) air passenger duty on commercial flights departing from a UK...

      Stamp Duty/Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the expected revenue from (a) stamp duty on the purchase of residential properties and (b) air passenger duty is in 2004–05.

      Stamp Duty/Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many purchases of residential properties stamp duty has been charged in each tax year from 1994–95 to 2003–04.

      Stamp Duty/Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many passengers were exempt from paying airpassenger duty on commercial flights departing froma UK airport in each tax year from 1994–95 to...

      Surplus Assets Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of sales of surplus assets from his Department was in each year since 2000–01.

      Tax (Administration Costs)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the administration costs associated with each tax and duty were in the last year for which figures are available; and what percentage of revenues...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credits payments have been calculated and paid manually in each month in the current tax year.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the statistics relating to tax credits, which, since 1997 (a) are no longer collected by his Department and (b) have had the way in which...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases where compensation has been awarded to a tax credit claimant for overpayment the compensation was worth (a) zero to 5 per cent., (b) 5 to...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria are used for charging interest where an individual has been overpaid tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households experienced changes in circumstances resulting in a mid-year adjustment to a tax credits award in 2003–04; and what estimate the...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research has been undertaken by the Inland Revenue into the likelihood of claimants reporting changes in circumstances affecting a tax credit award.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2005, Official Report, column 85W, on tax credits, how many TC 846 forms for the (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been paid out to date for each tax creditin (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England and (d) Wales; how many households are in receipt of each tax...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people with income greater than (a) £15,000, (b) £20,000, (c) £25,000 and (d) £30,000 are in receipt of tax credits; what...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Inland Revenue expects to correct the payments of working tax credit to Vanessa Bates; and when he expects to reply to the correspondence from the...

      Terrorist Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money suspected of being linked to terrorist assets (a) worldwide and (b) in the United Kingdom has been frozen since 11 September 2001.

      Transfer Pricing/Loan Relationship Rules

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on recent changes to (a) transfer pricing rules and (b) loan relationship rules.

      Transfer Pricing/Loan Relationship Rules

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions took place with the private equity industry prior to the recent changes to (a) transfer pricing rules and (b) loan relationship rules;...

      Transfer Pricing/Loan Relationship Rules

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the changes in tax revenue which will result from recent changes to (a) transfer pricing rules and (b) loan relationship rules.

      Transfer Pricing/Loan Relationship Rules

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of recent changes to (a) transfer pricing rules and (b) loan relationship rules on (i) the private equity industry...

      VAT (Universities)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many universities do not comply with Customs and Excise's preferred partial exemption method for VAT.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Burmese Teak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of whether national lottery grants have been awarded to projects using Burmese teak.

    • Food Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research she has commissioned on changes in the trends in food advertising on television and radio that have occurred since the...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the impact of the recent changes to licensing legislation on small licensed hotels and guest houses,...

      Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) MRI scanners, (b) CT scanners and (c) other scanners have been purchased for the NHS from monies provided by the New...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list local authority wards where 50 per cent. or more of children are in families receiving out-of-work means-tested benefits.

    • Council Tax Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Morecambe and Lunesdale he expects will benefit from the £200 council tax assistance.

      Judicial Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time judicial appointments have been made to the Appeal Service and its predecessors in each year since...

      Low-income Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners have and (b) children are in families with an income of less than (i) 40 per cent., (ii) 50 per cent. and (iii) 60 per...

      Low-income Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions how many people in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England and (d) Wales live in households with income less than (i) £8,000, (ii)...

      Unemployment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Perth (Annabelle Ewing) of 10 March 2005, Official Report, column 2021W, on Unemployment...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what he estimates the cost of benefits paid to people who were unemployed and seeking work in the City of York was in (a) 1996–97 and (b)...

      Winter Fuel Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Morecambe and Lunesdale received the winter fuel allowance in winter 2004–05.

  • Health

    • MRI Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the co-ordination of national contracts for MRI scanners with individual NHS hospital trust MRI scanner provision.

    • Neurological Intensive Care Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many neurological intensive care beds there are in England.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the availability of drugs to treat dementia.

      Bluebell Surgery, Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an official visit to the Bluebell surgery at Highwoods, Colchester to discuss the standard of accommodation.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) other professionals in the NHS are foreign nationals or were trained abroad.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) clinical staff were employed in (i) north and east Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire strategic health...

      Primary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the promotion of primary care to erode income-related health differentials.

      East Sussex Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the numberof cancelled operations in East Sussex hospitals trust.

      Solvent Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on levels of solvent abuse among young people.

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients received chiropody treatment in 2003–04.

      Speech Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many speech therapists were practising in England in each year from 2000 to 2004.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many private abortion clinics have been closed down following inspection since 1991; (2) what action is taken when private abortion clinics do...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the national abortion statistics for 2003 contain less detailed information than in the previous five years.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research the Government have conducted on the likely effects on young women of reducing the time limit for legal abortion.

      Advisory Committee on Cancer Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch Presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on cancer prevention met; when and where these...

      Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children aged between 11 and 15 years were admitted to hospital in each strategic health authority owing to alcohol-related problems in each year...

      Antibiotics (Farms)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact on health of the use of antibiotics on farms; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he intends to make estimates of the number of people expected to be diagnosed with cancer over the medium-to long-term to inform the NHS...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhen he intends to establish a pilot programme for raising public awareness of the symptoms of cancer.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhen he expects to complete the investment tracking exercise on funding for cancer services, as described in paragraph 1.10, page 10, of the National Audit...

      Cardiac Arrhythmia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhich NHS trusts are equipped to use electro physiological interventions in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia.

      Cardiac Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action the Government are taking to reduce cardiac health risks among young people.

      Care Homes/Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) independent and (b) local authority care (i) homes and (ii) places there were in each local authority area in England providing (A) nursing...

      Care Homes/Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 February 2005, Official Report, columns 135–36W, on care homes, how many (a) privately-owned and (b) local authority...

      Care Homes/Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the orders to increase the regulatory fees in 2005–06 for care homes and social care providers are expected to be laid before Parliament; and...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State forHealth when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary will reply to the letter of 7 February from the right hon.Member for South West Surrey on action for carers.

      Chorley South Ribble Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the process is for appointing a new chair for the Chorley South Ribble Primary Care Trust; and what the time scale is for the appointment.

      Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons financial support is not provided to women widowed through the infection of their husbands with hepatitis C from contaminated blood...

      Deep Vein Thrombosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the level of deaths from deep vein thrombosis among NHS patients.

      Digital Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in the reduction of waiting times for digital hearing aids.

      Disability Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with internet providers on rules governing the re-sale of disability equipment.

      Drug Addicts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many registered drug addicts per head of population there are in (a) Birmingham, (b) Bristol, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle,...

      Drug Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March, Official Report, column 1467W, on drug rehabilitation, what measures he is taking to encourage community drug services'...

      Drug Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 2004–05 budget is for drug rehabilitation; what the budgets are for each year until 2007–08; and if he will make a statement.

      Drug Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on provision of drug treatment in Lancashire.

      Drug Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding was made available for drug action and rehabilitation teams in each year since 2001.

      Drug Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was provided for each drug action and rehabilitation team in the latest year for which funding is available (a) per team member and (b)...

      Drug Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received (a) treatment and (b) assistance from West Leeds community drug service since it was set up; and if he will estimate how...

      Food Hygiene Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representation he has received on his proposals for a remedial action notice within new food hygiene regulations; in what circumstances he would...

      Food Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed as suffering from food poisoning in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Food Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the principal cause of food poisoning in England was in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much has been charged by the NHS in each of the last five years to non-UK and non-EU (a) nationals and (b) embassies; (2) what percentage of NHS...

      Great Ormond Street Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what deficit is projected for the Great Ormond Street hospital in the 2004–05 financial year.

      Great Ormond Street Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of MRSA infection have been recorded at the Great Ormond Street hospital in each of the last 10 years.

      Health Funding (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of funding per head of population in eachprimary care trust in Leeds was in the last year for which figures are available; and what...

      Health Services (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) in-patient and (b) day patient beds there were in York in (i) 1996–97 and (ii)2004–05.

      Health Services (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients had been waiting 13-weeks or longer for outpatient treatment at York health services NHS Trust at (a) April 1997 and (b) the latest date...

      Health Services (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there were in (a) total and (b) each speciality at York hospitals NHS trust in each year since 1996–97; and...

      Health Services (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated at York NHS walk-in centre in 2004.

      Healthcare-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) guidance and (b) circulars were issued (i) between 1987 and 1997 and (ii) 1997 and 2005 on the control of healthcare-acquired infections; and...

      Healthy Eating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) he and (b) the Food Standards Agency have had with the food and drinks industry in response to the recommendations in the Health...

      Hepatitis B Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) evaluated concerning a possible link between hepatitis B vaccine and the development of autoimmune...

      Herbal Medicinal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of differences in the (a) regulation and (b) supply of herbal products in each EU member state; and what steps he...

      Home Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received publicly funded home care in each year since 1991; and how many hours of publicly funded home care have been provided in...

      Hospital Parking Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will abolish parking charges for hospital visitors; (2) what the car parking charge is (a) per day, (b) per week, (c) per month and (d) for a...

      Hospital Readmissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rates of readmission to hospitals have been in (a) England and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1997.

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to publicise the steps that the public should take to minimise the risk of transmission and infection in the event of an outbreak...

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to hasten the development of a vaccine in the event of an outbreak of an influenza pandemic.

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the phases in the UK Influenza Pandemic Plan published in March 1997 became inconsistent with the phases which trigger public health action as...

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis an incubation period of one to three days, as described on page 25 of the UK Influenza Pandemic Plan, was assumed for planning purposes in...

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to develop a strategy for the optimal use of antivirals in tackling an influenza pandemic; if he will publish this strategy; and what part...

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish guidance for NHS organisations for use alongside the UK Influenza Pandemic Plan, as mentioned on page 7 of the plan; and for which...

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the draft clinical treatment protocols described on page 46 of the UK Influenza Pandemic Plan to be published.

      Isotretinoin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to monitor prescribing of isotretinoin to women of child bearing age with particular reference to EU regulations on pregnancy...

      Long-term Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care in each year from 2005–06 to...

      Mental Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the funding per capita for mental health services in Leeds, North-West for (a) over-65s and (b) under 65s is for 2004–05.

      Mental Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets his Department has for expanding the availability of cognitive behavioural therapies for patients with mental illness.

      Mental Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trained medical doctors have been employed in mental health facilities in Lancashire in each year since 1997.

      Midwifery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with (a) NHS organisations and (b) other interested bodies on adopting the Independent Midwives' Association's Community...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons his Department decided that data collected for MRSA rates under the mandatory surveillance system should be published every six months;...

      Nevirapine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 23 February 2005, Official Report, column 693W, on nevirapine, when he expects the British HIV Association will issue new...

      NHS Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to restructure NHS estates.

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what he estimates the NHS expenditure per weighted head of population will be in north and east Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire strategic health...

      NHS Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role the University of Warwick has played in determining the formula for calculating future receipts of the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Hospital Trust.

      Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to prevent the development of a two tier employment situation in the areas of cleaning, catering and associated services at the...

      Nurses' Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 21 February 2005, Official Report, column 175W, on nurses uniforms, (1) on what research his Department bases the assertion...

      Opticians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole-time equivalent (a) optometrists, (b) dispensing opticians and (c) ophthalmic opticians there have been in England in each year since 1997.

      Paluvizumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what instructions he has issued to primary care trusts and hospital trusts to ensure that they comply with the recommendations of the Joint Committee on...

      Personal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will revise his estimate of the cost of providing free personal care to take account of (a) the current review of eligibility for NHS continuing...

      Radiologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he will take to increase the number of specialists in interventional radiology.

      Respiratory Syncytial Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts and hospital trusts have put in place a respiratory syncytial virus preventive treatment programme in compliance with the...

      Sexual Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what use Kingston hospital trust in Surrey has made of the access money provided for sexual health services; (2) what plans he has for increased...

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in England who have social care needs but do not receive social care.

      Springfield Mental Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients subject to sectioning at Springfield mental hospital, Tooting have committed acts of violence outside the hospital in each of the last...

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of whether the public service agreement target to increase the participation of problem drug users in drug treatment...

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of whether the public service agreement target to reduce the inequality in mortality rates from cancer between the...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has examined concerning the effect of 3G phone masts on people's health.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has received reports concerning the health effects of mobile phone masts which he has not made public.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on people with heart problems of the radiation emitted from mobile phone masts, with particular reference to...

      Toxic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential health effects on infant children exposed to toxic waste from former steelworks; and if he will make a statement.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population which is visually impaired in (a) one eye and (b) both eyes; and what assessment he has made...

      West Suffolk Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staff complement at the West Suffolk hospital was in each of the last nine years; and what percentage of that total was made up of (a) doctors,...

      West Suffolk Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) acute and (b) non-acute beds there were in West Suffolk Hospital in each of the last nine years.

      West Suffolk Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the outturn against planned expenditure of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust was in each of the last nine years.

      Wirral, South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what per capita spending on health was in Wirral, South in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the last year for which figures are available.

      Wirral, South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average wait for operations on the NHS in Wirral, South was in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) the last year for which figures are available.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has (a) recruited workers previously employed in the poppy industry and (b) used funds to purchase poppy crops in Afghanistan...

    • Armed Forces Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have spent time in military prison since 1997 on charges of (a) assault, (b) sexual offences and (c) absence without leave.

      Army Medal Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the performance against target in the most recent period for which figures are available was for the issuing of each medal issued by the Army Medal...

      Army Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2005, Official Report, column 732W, on army recruitment, whether the future establishment for (a) signals, (b)...

      Chinook Crash

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 1 March 2005, Official Report, column 1141W, on Chinook Crash, how many days passed between the day on which Flight Lieutenant...

      Chinook Crash

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 1 March 2005, Official Report, column 1141W, on Chinook Crash, whether members of the Chinook squadron other than Flight...

      Chinook Crash

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 1 March 2005, Official Report, column 1141W, on Chinook Crash, who authorised the change in self-authorisation status made on...

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many official Christmas cards were sent out by his Department in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; (2) what the cost was of purchasing official...

      Civilian/Service Jobs (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's (a) civilian and (b) service jobs there were at each (i) Royal Navy, (ii) Army, (iii) Royal Air Force and (iv) Reserves...

      Defence Information Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the financing for the Defence Information Infrastructure will divert funds from other military programmes.

      Departmental Efficiency Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the planned headcount changes attributable to his Department's efficiency programme are for the (a) Pay and Personnel Agency, (b) Queen...

      Departmental Records Office (Hayes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2004, Official Report, column 1542W, on Departmental Records Office (Hayes), what action he plans to take in response...

      Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the effect of depleted uranium shells on (a) current and (b) former (i) personnel of his Department and (ii)...

      Edinburgh Military Tattoo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has held with Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ltd. on the impact of the planned restructuring of the Scottish regiments on the Edinburgh...

      EU Intelligence Sharing and Co-ordination Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2005, Official Report, column 13W, on EU Intelligence Sharing and Co-ordination Service, if he will list those...

      Flight Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what circumstances ranks higher than Flight Lieutenant in the RAF would have been required to approve flight plans prior to June 1994.

      Historical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions he has had with (a) the national record office at Kew and (b) Army archives about the First World War records at Hayes; (2) what...

      Infantry Future Army Structure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2005, Official Report, column 50W, on Infantry Future Army Structure, whether recruitment will operate at (a)...

      Low-flying Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which areas of the UK military low-flying training is carried out.

      Medium Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which battalions in each division will be earmarked to the medium sector in the Future Infantry Structure; and when he expects them to commence progress...

      Military Aircraft Crashes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 24 February 2005, Official Report, column 804W, on military aircraft crashes, how many of the military accidents listed...

      Military Bodies (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the grant-in-aid for the (a) Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (b) Ghurkha Welfare Scheme, (c) Welfare Council, (d) Victoria/George Cross, (e)...

      Military Bodies (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the grant-in-aid for the (a) Scott Polar Research Institute, (b) Air Training Corps, (c) Atlantic Council, (d) Skill Force and (e) Millennium...

      Military Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops are serving in (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Afghanistan, (c) East Timor and (d) the Falkland Islands, broken down by (i) rank and (ii) regiment.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Ministers who have served in the current Government since 1997 have used aircraft in the Queen's Flight for visits which have been wholly or...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer the question from the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South, ref 199990.

      Project Allenby/Connaught

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to sign a contract with the Aspire consortium in connection with Project Allenby/Connaught; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on recruitment to the RAF.

      Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who will decide on regimental (a) accoutrements and (b) dress for the proposed King's Lancashire and Border Regiment; and when he expects decisions to be...

      Regional Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) Executive agencies within the remit of his Department have regional offices based on the Government...

      Scottish Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 21 February, Official Report, columns 254–55W, on Scottish regiments, who is likely to carry out the study on the future...

      Sikh Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the wearing of the Kirpan by Sikh employees.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 15 March 2005, Official Report, column 189W, on Trident, if he will estimate the number of potential casualties which would...

      Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any samples for the battledress being produced for the Cut and Sew contract which have been tested have been manufactured in Belgium.

      Wind Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the objections of Defence Estates to the proposal to erect two 100 metre high wind turbines at Uglow Farm, Edgworth; and...

      Working Time Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Consultants

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs with which external consultancy companies contracts are held by his Department.

    • Immigration and Asylum

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost of providing legal aid for immigration and asylum cases was in 2004 in Coventry.

      Ineffective Trials

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the rate of ineffective trials for (a) Crown and (b) magistrates courts was in each local Criminal Justice Board...

      Planning

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs in how many cases legal aid has been awarded to challenge a planning decision made by a Secretary of State in each year...

      Targets

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what recent progress has been made towards the public service agreement target to improve the delivery of justice...

      Targets

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent progress has been made towards the public service agreement target to improve the level of public confidence...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Virgin Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what mechanisms are in place to ensure that Ministers and officials from the British Virgin Islands are advised of legislative...

    • British Virgin Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress his Department has made on the negotiated compensation package between the UK Government...

      EU Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many EU regulations, directives and decisions have been enacted in each year since UK accession; and how many have been (a)...

      EU-ASEAN Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether the Government will be represented at the EU-ASEAN meetings during Burma's chairing of the Association of...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on consistency in the wording of the question in each country's referendum...

      Interpretation/Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many companies have been invited to tender for (a) interpretation and translation services and (b) interpretation equipment...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the UK lawyer based in the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq first became aware of allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost of his Department's operations in Iraq have been since September 2002.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he included the text of the full advice from the Attorney-General on the war in Iraq with the correspondence he sent to...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage democracy in Lebanon.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the security situation in Lebanon since the start of the withdrawal of Syrian...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of progress made by the Palestinian Authority in reform of its security apparatus.

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will encourage the Palestinian Authority to take steps to ensure that Christian Arabs are not driven out of the...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish the instructions he gave to the UK ambassador to the UN in relation to UK policy on Rwanda in the months...

      Sikh Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on the wearing of the kirpan by Sikh employees.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan concerning its use of arrest of civilians in Darfur on the basis...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Sudan on the use of torture.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the UN's recent estimate of the number of deaths in Darfur; and how many of those he estimates...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of whether the situation in Darfur constitutes genocide.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the (a) G8 and (b) EU are taking to promote sustainable development, with particular reference to (i) climate change...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many treason suspects are on remand in Uganda; what the nature is of the charges; whether the suspects are linked to...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the strength of the (a) Uganda People's Defence Forces and (b) Ugandan Presidential...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his estimate is of the proportion of Uganda's national budget that is spent on (a) health, (b) education, (c) agriculture...

  • House of Lords

    • Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which political parties made representations to them concerning the issues in the proposed Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill, announced by the Lord...

    • Africa: G8 Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) how much aid they and the other G8 countries have provided to Africa as a percentage of gross domestic product over the past 30 years; and (b) how this...

      Future Aircraft Carrier

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 28 February (WA 6) on the aircraft carrier project: (a) how many individuals have been contributed by each of the...

      Future Aircraft Carrier

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 28 February (WA 6), whether any drafts have yet been prepared and considered of: (a) the alliance agreement; and...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 8 March (WA 74), whether they will provide a breakdown of the estimate of the £25,000 cost of providing...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 8 March (WA 74), what figure would have represented a proportionate cost of providing information on the legal...

      Armed Forces: Discipline

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is now too late for the United Kingdom to make a reservation under Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights in respect of the United...

      Khamisyiah: Nerve Agents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by the Lord Bach on 27 January (WS 58) on "Khamisyiah: Nerve Agents", whether they were then aware that the United States...

      Khamisyiah: Nerve Agents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by the Lord Bach on 27 January (WS 58) on "Khamisyiah: Nerve Agents", whether the Ministry of Defence was then aware of the...

      Khamisyiah: Nerve Agents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by the Lord Bach on 27 January (WS 58) on "Khamisyiah: Nerve Agents", what information they have on the amount of sarin and...

      Astute Class Submarines

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Astute class submarines they plan to procure.

      Armed Forces: Compliance with International Humanitarian Law

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What training, guidance and instructions have been given to members of Her Majesty's armed services during the past four years regarding compliance with the...

      Olympic Games 2012: London Bid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 24 February (WA 230) and 10 March (WA 89–90), what other differing criteria or errors in...

      Water Mergers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to redraft paragraphs 35(2) and (3) of the Water Mergers (Modification of Enactments) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/3202) in order to achieve...

      Water Mergers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the turnover of water companies for the purposes of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Merger Fees and Determination of Turnover) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I....

      Recreational Craft Regulations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What changes will be made as a consequence of paragraph 2(c) of the Recreational Craft (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/3201).

      End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To whom are the responsibilities passed under the End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/263) if the producer goes out of...

      Stonehenge Improvement Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 8 February (WA 112), whether when stating that "there was no target date set for receipt of the...

      Railways: South-west Regional Planning Assessment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 1 March (WA 22), whether rail users will be consulted during the Strategic Rail Authority's...

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Road-building Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What will be the net effect of their road-building programme on their commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

      Traffic Commissioners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a traffic commissioner can use the services of the Treasury Solicitor's Department; and, if so, under what circumstances.

      Traffic Commissioners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What duties traffic commissioners have as: (a) licensing authorities; and (b) one person tribunals.

      Traffic Commissioners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether traffic commissioners have powers, discretionary or not, to change or amend some or all of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, with...

      Lord Birt

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 23 February (WA 211), why the public interest in withholding the dates of meetings between the...

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