Written answers

Monday, 4 April 2005

  • Education and Skills

    • Engineering Apprenticeships (West Midlands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people (a) entered into and (b) completed engineering apprenticeships in the West Midlands region in each year since 1997.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will meet representatives of the Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance.

    • Civil Service Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what changes in civil servant training (a) at the Civil Service Training College and (b) in service are planned to be implemented to ensure delivery of...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has issued guidance to Government Departments on responding to parliamentary questions recommending that in cases where an answer...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many accidents occurred at her departmental premises in each of the last five years involving (a) members of her...

    • Avian Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the evidential basis was for the distances chosen for protective and surveillance zones under the strategy to fight...

      Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the local authorities in England which ban circuses with performing animals.

      Environmentally Friendly Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's strategy is for encouraging farmers to make their farms more environmentally friendly.

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to public funds of subsidising the collection of one (a) beef carcass, (b) sheep...

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the lowest charge quoted to the National Fallen Stock Company is for the collection of a (a) beef, (b) sheep and (c)...

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence she has collated of the pollution of (a) watercourses and (b) groundwater by on-farm burials of fallen stock in...

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what records she has kept of trends in the costs of (a) incineration and (b) rendering of fallen stock in each year since...

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in the over-30-month scheme on (a) demand for incineration capacity...

      Farm Gate Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to meet farmers and supermarkets to discuss farm gate prices.

      Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average compensation payments paid in each region of England and Wales were in each month from February to October...

      Farmers (Shrewsbury and Atcham)

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

      Food Miles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research she has commissioned on methods of reducing food miles.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many previously paid invoices for (a) direct compensation and (b) associated activities connected with the 2001 outbreak...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many ongoing claims and invoices for work connected with the 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak have not been settled...

      Home Energy Efficiency Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many homes in Leicester South constituency have benefited from the (a) home energy efficiency and (b) warm front schemes.

      Multiple Retailers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with multiple retailers regarding their commercial treatment of primary producers; and if she...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) Departments, (b) agencies and (c) public bodies she expects will be affected by the proposed merger of English...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of jobs which will be lost in the Grantham and Stamford constituency following the...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the merger of English Nature, the Rural Development Service and the...

      Wrecked Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will investigate the restoration on private land of the vehicle to which Early Day Motion 953, tabled by the hon....

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what input the Government will have to the European Council's contribution to (a) the G8 summit's discussions on...

    • European Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list projects for which the Department has provided joint funding with the European Commission and other institutions...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Iranian authorities to encourage them to co-operate with international human rights...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times lawyers representing Saddam Hussein have met their client since 16 December 2004.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many lawyers chosen by Saddam Hussein have been able to meet him in confidence, as required by international law, since his...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects on the security situation in Lebanon of Syrian troops making a full...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the request by the chairman of Pakistan's Atomic Energy Commission to the nuclear security...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the political situation in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many non-geographic 0870 telephone numbers are in use by his Department; and what services can be accessed by calling each...

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much revenue his Department has received from the use of non-geographic 0870 telephone numbers for the period 1 October 2003...

      United Nations (Reforms)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the UN Secretary-General about reforms of the UN.

      Weapons (Non-proliferation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist the G8 in its aims on non-proliferation of chemical, biological, radioactive and...

  • Health

    • Choosing Health"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which elements of the extra funding made available to implement the public health White Paper, Choosing Health", will be ring-fenced.

    • Blind Diabetic Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to make talking diabetic monitoring machines available for blind or partially sighted diabetic patients in England.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely change in incidence in UK citizens of (a) Dengue Fever, (b) malaria and (c) meningitis arising from climate...

      Dentistry (Burnley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered for NHS dental services in Burnley in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people from (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds, West have completed drug addiction rehabilitation courses in each of the last 10 years.

      Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which strategic health authorities have expressed an interest in fluoridating their water supply.

      Food Supplements Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the Food Supplements Directive does not place a disproportionate burden on small businesses.

      Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the future of the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.

      Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact on the Friarage hospital of the Working Time Directive.

      Health Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in England and Wales using health food supplements.

      Health Statistics (Shrewsbury and Atcham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of adults were registered with a NHS dentist in Shrewsbury and Atcham in each year since 1997.

      Hepatitis C (Parliamentary Report)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department expects to respond to the All-Party Parliamentary Group report on Hepatitis C.

      Hospital-acquired Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average cost of treating a patient with (a) MRSA and (b) pressure sores in the last year.

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to refresh stockpiles of antivirals.

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to (a) encourage major employers to purchase antivirals for their employees and (b) encourage training of professionals to deal with an...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding is allocated to the communications strategy in the UK influenza pandemic community plan; and if he will make a statement on the role of the...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the documents known as sleeping scripts, for the purpose of advising patients in the event of an influenza pandemic, to which reference is...

      Mental Health Services (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure of the Leeds Community and Mental Health Trust, and its successor trust, was on mental health services in each year since 1992.

      Mental Health Services (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health patients have been treated as (a) inpatients and (b) outpatients by the Leeds Community and Mental Health Trust and its successor...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many recorded deaths in University of Leicester Hospital Trust have been directly caused by MRSA infections in each year since 1999.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to improve the tracking of sterile medical devices in hospitals, with particular reference to infection control.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions the Government have had with producers of alcohol concerning the Health Select Committee report on obesity.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support he is providing to the Obesity Awareness and Solutions Trust's national obesity helpline.

      Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many grammes a day of salt the Government regards as necessary for adult (a) males and (b) females; and what the latest advice from the Government's...

      Schizophrenia (Cannabis Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the evidence of an increased risk of developing schizophrenia resulting from (a) early age and (b) chronic use of...

      South Tees Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with South Tees hospital trust on its financial position; and what assessment he has made of its plans for (a) staff...

      South Tees Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of National Insurance contributions to the South Tees hospital trust in (a) 1997–98, (b) 2001–02 and (c)...

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of whether the public service agreement target to halt the year-on-year rise in obesity among children aged under 11 by...

      Weight Loss Guide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the Weight Loss Guide announced in the Public Health White Paper; how he intends to consult stakeholders; if he will ensure that...

  • Defence

    • Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many accidents occurred at his departmental premises in each of the last five years involving (a) members of his Department's staff and (b) members...

    • Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he publishes data for the number of accidents at work involving employees of his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Aegis Defence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department has (a) supplied to and (b) received from the United States Administration regarding that Government's award of the Iraq...

      Air Cadets Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) role and (b) purpose of the Air Cadets organisation is.

      Armed Forces Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been (a) disciplined, (b) court-martialled and (c) dismissed for alcohol misuse or behaviour related to alcohol...

      Army Training Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Army Training Regiment will remain based at the Whittington Barracks near Lichfield following his review of his Department's property; and if...

      Bowman System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will make a statement on the integration of Bowman into the (a) Royal Armoured Corps and (b) Infantry; and when he expects the system to be...

      British Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the death toll that would arise from the use of one of the UK's (a) tactical and (b) strategic nuclear warheads...

      Cancer/Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many deaths of (a) former soldiers and (b) his Department's personnel have been attributable to (i) cancer and (ii) leukaemia in each of the last 20...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received from the Scottish Executive regarding the formulation of the European Council's position on counter-terrorism.

      Deaths in Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK army personnel have been killed in action overseas in each year since 1981, broken down by regiment.

      Defence Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list farmers and farm companies which rent land from his Department on Salisbury Plain; how much land, in hectares, each of these rent; and...

      Defence Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the income per hectare in 2005 which would be derived from the rental of land owned by his Department to farmers at full market value.

      Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 23 February 2005, Official Report, column 652W, on the Defence Export Services Organisation, which Ministers attended the...

      Defence Service Agencies (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for each financial year since 1997–98 the Naval Manning Agency spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b) as...

      Defence Service Agencies (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for each financial year since 1997–98 the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency spent in Scotland (a) in...

      Departmental Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which public corporations his Department received a receipt from a dividend payment or equity withdrawal in financial years 1997–98 to...

      End-to-end Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written statement of 10 March 2005, Official Report, column 120WS, on end-to-end logistics, if he will give details of the redundancies...

      First World War Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost of keeping the first world war medal index cards is; and if he will make a statement.

      Gibraltar Services Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the statutory basis is for the Gibraltar Services Police; and if he will make a statement.

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Gurkhas in the UK armed forces are aged (a) 16 and (b) 17 years old.

      Infantry Manning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will publish the recent reports of the Director of Infantry's study for the Army Board on Infantry Manning; (2) if he will publish all...

      Multi-national Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans the Royal Navy has to participate in multi-national military exercises in the next five years.

      National Defence Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the members of the National Defence Industries Council; and who the employer is in each case.

      Naval Sector Strategy Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2005, Official Report, column 30W, on Naval Sector Strategy Study, whether any members of the Naval Sector Strategy...

      Naval Sector Strategy Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what remit he has given to the armed forces members of the Naval Sector Strategy Study.

      Naval Shipbuilding Implementation Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2005, Official Report, column 1992, on the Naval Shipbuilding Implementation Study, if he will list the members of the...

      Northern Ireland (Deaths in Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2005, Official Report, column 968W, on Northern Ireland, what investigations (a) have taken place and (b) are...

      Pilot Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision he is making to train combat pilots to withstand forces up to 12G.

      Pilot Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual costs were of providing RAF fast jet pilots with G-Force training in each of the last five years.

      Private Finance Initiative

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

      Provisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on sourcing pork, bacon and ham bearing the British Pig Executive's Quality Standard Mark for the armed forces; and if he...

      RAF St. Mawgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the decision was taken to place RAF St.Mawgan into care and maintenance; and when he expects to inform the House of the implications of this decision.

      Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hon. Members made representations to him indicating their preference for the name Royal Lancashire Regiment as a name for the new regiment in...

      Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many letters were received from civic leaders regarding the new name for the Queen's Lancashire Regiment; (2) what discussions took place with...

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2005, Official Report, column 414W, on the Royal Navy, what the acronym STOROB stands for.

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2005, Official Report, column 414W, on the Royal Navy, how many Royal Navy ships are (a) in upkeep, (b) reducing in...

      Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of delaying the withdrawal from service of HMS (a) Superb and (b) Trafalgar; and if he will make a statement.

      Sonar 2170

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what criteria will be used to determine which surface ships will be equipped with Sonar 2170; (2) in what circumstances surface ships would be...

      Submarine Acquisition Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2005, Official Report, column 1995W, on the Submarine Acquisition Study, if he will list the (a) names and (b)...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last undertook a risk assessment of command and control procedures for the Trident nuclear missile system.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defencewhat assessment he has made of possible acquisition costs for a replacement for the Trident nuclear warhead.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will inform Parliament of any expenditure undertaken in relation to research and development for a replacement for the Trident nuclear missile system.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received representations from the Scottish Executive regarding (a) Trident in Scotland, (b) the formulation of the UK position on...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the annual operational costs for a replacement for the Trident nuclear submarine and missile system.

      Vaccine Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many payments were made by his Department to children suffering from vaccine damage between 1975 and the introduction of the Vaccine Damage Payments...

  • Home Department

    • Essex Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department how many hours police officers have spent attending incidents inside and outside nightclubs in each year since 1997 in (a) Essex and (b) Southend.

    • Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many accidents occurred at his departmental premises in each of the last five years involving (a) members of his Department's staff...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the Government's policy to consider claims for asylum from member states of the Council of Europe; and if he will make a...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 9 March 2005, Official Report, columns 1830–31W, on asylum seekers, what the average cost to public funds of...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his recent statement to the Bicester Advertiser, to what level asylum seeker applications would need to fall for him to consider...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Burmese citizens were deported from the United Kingdom in 2004; and how many of these were deported to Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Government's policy is on the deportation of Burmese asylum seekers.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports the Government has received regarding the monitoring of Burmese dissidents and asylum seekers in the UK by the Burmese embassy...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of ending child poverty by 2020, and halving it by 2010; and if he...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide a substantive reply to the letter of 22 December 2004 from the hon. Member for Aylesbury about the case of Mr. A. K....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters dated 24 and 25 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Madeline Crolla...

      Criminal Justice (Case Files)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the project to make case file information on a suspect electronically available to all the main criminal justice organisations was...

      Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the provisions of chapter 2 ofthe Criminal Justice Act 2003 will be brought into force.

      Departmental Policies (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government have taken to promote stronger and safer communities in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

      Door Supervisor Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the licensing of door supervisors under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 to be completed in (a) the North East and (b)...

      E-mails

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his Department's policy regarding the retention of e-mails in electronic form (a) after and (b) up to 1...

      Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of each category of fixed penalty notices have been (a) issued and (b) paid in each month since their introduction in each police...

      Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many times (a) Essex and (b) Southend community support officers have issued a fixed penalty notice to parents for truancy since 27...

      Holocaust Memorial Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the HomeDepartment what assessment his Department has made of the impact of holocaust memorial day in increasing awareness of and drawing conclusions from the...

      Illegal Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions of individuals for unlawfully carrying out abortions there have been in each year since 1997.

      Illegal Experimentation (Human Embryos)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions of people found to have experimented unlawfully on human embryos there have been in each year since 1997.

      Inland Revenue

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2005, Official Report, column 1110W, on Inland Revenue, when the Inland Revenue first advised his...

      National Missing Persons Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the funding base of the National Missing Persons Helpline; what representations he has received in...

      Neighbourhood Policy Document

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many copies of Neighbourhood Policy—Your Police, Your Community, Our Commitment (a) have been printed, (b) have been distributed to...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department will provide a substantive reply to questions 202011 and 202012 tabled for answer on 6 December 2004.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are applied when considering whether a prisoner is eligible for parole; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are used in the national assessment process aimed at preventing racists from joining the police force.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent (i) police officers and (ii) civilian staff have been employed by Sussex police in each...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the police received in funding in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the North Yorkshire Police Authority Medium Term Financial Plan 2005 to 2011.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the central Government grant to Nottinghamshire constabulary was in (a) 1999–2000 and (b) 2004–05; and if he will make a...

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been allocated to police funding in each year since 2001.

      Prisons (Contestability Test)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will visit prison personnel at HM Prisons (a) Swaleside, (b) Elmley and (c) Standford Hill to discuss the contestability test;...

      Private Mario Clarke

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2005, Official Report, columns 847–48W, on Private Mario Clarke, when a Home Office large murder...

      Sex Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what types of investigations other than historical sex abuse police use (a) trawling and (b) dip-sampling.

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will revise the Statutory Code of Practice to ensure that all public bodies recognise and monitor Sikhs for the purposes of the Race...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last reviewed the list of Sikh organisations included in the list of groups proscribed in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Constables/CSOs (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) special constables and (b) community support officers there were in Leicester in each year since 2001.

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on levels of violent crime.

      Witness Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many witness statements were taken by police forces in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Women Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in implementing the 2004 spending review commitment to pilot new approaches to (a) meet the needs of women...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued in each year since 1990 at (a) tier 1, broken down into categories (a) to (e) and (b) at tier 2.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Aggregates (Northamptonshire)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent research he has commissioned into the availability of glacial gravel and aggregate resources in Northamptonshire; and if he will make a statement.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local authority antisocial behaviour orders have been (a) applied for and (b) obtained in each local authority in each year since their introduction,...

      Asylum Seekers (Grants)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the payments and grants made by predecessor departments to each local authority in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many (a) sites and (b) caravans he assesses would be reasonable to be contained within a Gypsy and Traveller development plan document drawn up by...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria will be used in assessing a Gypsy and Traveller development plan document.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) authorised and (b) unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller sites there were in (i) each (A) district and (B)unitary authority in Essex and (ii) each county...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria he will use in deciding whether to exercise his powers to direct local authorities to draw up a Gypsy and Traveller development plan document; and...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2005, Official Report, column 1296W, on Traveller sites, for what reasons incorrect information was provided; which official...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many unauthorised Traveller sites he estimates there are in each parliamentary constituency.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on unauthorised Traveller encampments.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much funding each local authority in London will receive from the Homelessness Directorate in 2005–06 to support local homelessness strategies; (2)...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding has been spent on supporting homeless people in (a) Leicester, South, (b) Leicester and (c) England since 1997.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many affordable housing units were built or procured through the Housing Corporation Approved Development Programme and Challenge Fund in London in each year...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much Housing Corporation Approved Development Programme and Challenge Fund funding has been spent on (a) mixed funded social rented housing, (b) temporary...

      Ideal Home Exhibition

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) capital and (b) running costs were of his stand at the Ideal Home Exhibition.

      Local Authority Finance (Lincolnshire)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much financial assistance his Department has provided to (a) North Lincolnshire council and (b) North East Lincolnshire council in each year since 1997.

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on progress of negotiations with trade union representatives about the future of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

      Local Strategic Partnerships

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what status local strategic partnerships have within the democratic decision-making process of local government; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Strategic Partnerships

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister to whom local strategic partnerships are accountable.

      Local Strategic Partnerships

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list local strategic partnerships.

      Local Strategic Partnerships

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who is responsible for (a) appointments to and (b) removal of members of local strategic partnerships.

      Local Strategic Partnerships

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he monitors the activities of local strategic partnerships.

      New Deal for Communities (North London)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what action has been taken to respond to the petition submitted to his Department in November 2004 by local residents regarding the New Deal for Communities...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what...

      Parking

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent on (a) provision of parking spaces for civil servants and (b) parking tickets and penalties incurred by civil servants in the Department...

      Quality Mark

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the proposals developed in conjunction with the construction industry and consumer bodies to revive the Quality Mark initiative;...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 25 February 2005, Official Report, column 902W, on social housing (right to buy), what estimate he has made of the amount of capital...

      Surplus Assets Sales

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

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with mobile phone operators on the siting of phone masts.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Quality (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the concentration of (a) nitrogen dioxide, (b) sulphur dioxide and (c) benzene in Leicester has been in each year since 1997.

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid under the Common Agricultural Policy to farmers in each (a) constituency, (b) county and (c) region of...

      Crufts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of her Department's stand at Crufts; how many man days were used to (a) erect and (b) man it; and what its...

      Environment Agency Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many inspectors have been employed by the Environment Agency in the exercise of functions previously conducted within Her...

      Farm Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much public money was spent on support for farming in England in the last period for which figures are available, broken...

      Surplus Assets Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department sold any surplus stock on the eBay auction website, in each year since 2000–01.

  • Education and Skills

    • Disabled Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools have registered disabilities in (i) Leicester, South and (ii) England.

    • Education Spending (Crosby)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding has been spent on education in Crosby in each of the last seven years.

      Ethnic Minority Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans the Government have to (a) recruit more ethnic minority teachers and (b) encourage more people from ethnic minorities to become...

      Food Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what public subsidies were available to (a) employers and (b) training providers delivering national vocational qualification food...

      Food Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) public and (b) trade consultation was carried out during the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority funded consultation on the...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Learning and Skills Council spent on consultants in 2004; and if she will make a statement.

      Nutrition Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what plans she has to include nutrition as a mandatory unit within the new Food Preparation and Cooking NVQ; (2) what her policy is...

      Nutrition Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what further consultation occurred after the expiry of the formal consultation deadline of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority...

      Nutrition Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what meetings have taken place between Ministers in her Department and (a) People 1st and (b) the Food Standards Agency in relation to the...

      Pupil Funding (Crosby)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent on each school pupil in Crosby on average in each of the last seven years.

      School Buildings (North-West)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many schools have been refurbished since 1997 in (a) Liverpool, Riverside, (b) Liverpool, (c) Merseyside and (d) the North- West;...

      School Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the reasons were for introducing a new vocational qualification for school catering managers and staff from April.

      School Funding (Wimbledon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding has been spent on computers for schools in Wimbledon in each of the last seven years.

      School Funding (Wimbledon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding each school inWimbledon has received under the new deal for schools.

      School Funding (Wimbledon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding has been spent on repairing schools in Wimbledon in each year since 1997.

      School Funding (Wimbledon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching assistants there were in schools in Wimbledon (a) in each of the last seven years and (b) on the latest date for which...

      Synthetic Phonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will undertake a review of the National Literacy Strategy following the publication of the Clackmannanshire research into synthetic...

      Teachers (Key Stage 3)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of Key Stage 3 teachers who are (a) not fully qualified in the subject they are teaching and (b)...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission which EU institutions may be permitted participants in a referendum, under the Political...

  • Prime Minister

    • Audiences with the Queen

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will ask Her Majesty the Queen to allow cameras to film (a) the audience he has with Her Majesty when he requests the dissolution of Parliament and (b) the...

    • Iraq War (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Prime Minister what classification the Attorney-General's legal advice on the use of force in Iraq has under the Official Secrets Act 1989.

      Iraq War (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government (a) showed the Attorney-General's legal advice on the use of force in Iraq to and (b) discussed the legal advice with the US Administration.

      Lord Birt

      To ask the Prime Minister whether Lord Birt has requested that his position be turned into a paid one.

      Sudan

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Government of Sudan regarding the situation in Darfur.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council Grants (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding theatres in Leicester have received from the Arts Council since 1997.

    • Institute of Sport Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the external reviews that have been undertaken into (a) the United Kingdom Institute of Sport and (b) the English...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on how the new licensing regulations will apply to eating establishments.

      Olympic Bid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what undertakings the Government have given to the London Olympic Bid team on meeting shortfalls in the budget for a London Olympics...

      Olympic Bid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which locations outside London the International Olympic Committee visited during its recent visit.

      Playing Fields (Leicester, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many playing fields that were in use in 1997 in Leicester, South constituency are no longer used for that purpose.

      Sport (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assistance the Government have given to (a) amateur sports clubs and (b) sport in schools in York since 1997.

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what criteria are used to assess Sport England's performance in meeting the Government's criteria for (a) partnership with and (b)...

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provisions are included in Sport England's contract with national governing bodies of sport under the Whole Sport Funding Plan...

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) staff head count was and (b) total salary costs were at Sport England in each year since 2000.

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State forCulture, Media and Sport what representations have been received from sports national governing bodies about Sport England's Whole Sport Funding Plan.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Contaminated Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when his department's business regulation team will publish the Remediation Licensing Task Force proposals for permitting on-site processing of...

    • Waste Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the review to assess the merits of focusing all central Government's waste policy in one Department undertaken by his Department following the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Annunciator System

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) if he will bring forward changes to the current practices of television annunciator use on...

    • Misuse of House of Commons Facilities

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission when he expects the Serjeant at Arms to report on the alleged misuse of House prepaid envelopes...

      Printer Cartridges

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will estimate how many printer cartridges used by offices on the parliamentary estate were...

      Waste

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what targets have been set to reduce the amount of waste material produced on the parliamentary...

  • Treasury

    • Alcohol/Tobacco (Tax Revenues)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total tax revenues earned from alcohol and tobacco were in the UK in each year since 1975, broken down by (a) duty paid and (b) tax raised from...

    • Annual Growth Rate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the (a) UK and (b) EU economies are taking to meet the objective of 3 per cent. annual growth to bridge the economic gap with the United States.

      Burmese Community

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the size of the Burmese community in the UK.

      Cabinet Office Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to increase the Cabinet Office budget to enable the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser to enhance the advice he can provide on security...

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have under the age of 25 years suffered from cancer in (a) England, (b) the East Midlands and (c) Leicester South in each year since 1997.

      Church Buildings (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will expand the VAT exemption scheme in Northern Ireland to cover all church buildings.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Departments and agencies he expects will be affected by the proposed reduction in civil service numbers; what account his Department has taken of...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the Departments and agencies in which the 12,500 reduction in civil service posts outlined in the Budget have been achieved.

      Currency Speculation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's policy is on an international currency speculation tax.

      Customs and Excise

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his estimate is of the cost of funding additional travel to work by staff of the Droitwich Spa Customs and Excise following the closure of the...

      Departmental Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the planned (a) capital and (b) resource budget for his Department is for 2011–12.

      Enhanced Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies have received enhanced capital allowances in each of the last three years; and what the total cost was.

      Enhanced Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the application process for enhanced capital allowances.

      European Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value is of the UK's financial contribution to the European Union since the UK joined.

      European Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK's (a) rebate from the EU, (b) net contribution to the EU excluding the rebate and (c) net contribution to the Common Agriculture Policy...

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Financial Inclusion Fund will be set up; how applications to it will be made; and if he will make a statement.

      High Energy Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to reduce taxation on high energy manufacturing industries.

      Job Creation (Wimbledon)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new jobs have been created in Wimbledon since 1997.

      Listed Places of Worship

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will allow listed places of worship under his Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme to reclaim VAT paid on renovations and improvements which are...

      Nuclear Plants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on tax revenue of the implementation of Statutory Instruments No.644, of 10 March, in respect of the Thorp nuclear...

      Part-time Workers (York)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) male and (b) female part-time workers there are in City of York parliamentary constituency.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to change the limits on the commutation of small pension funds into lump sums.

      Property Values (Lancashire)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many properties valued at between £60,000 and £120,000 there are in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley.

      Southend

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons aged 17 and under have lived in Southend in each year since 1995.

      Stability and Growth Pact

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect on the economies of EU countries of the recent changes to the operation of the Stability and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he is planning to put in place to enhance anti-avoidance measures for tax purposes at an international level.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2005, Official Report, column 1064W, on tax credits, whether the omission of earnings of one partner on tax credits awards...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the take-up of (a) working tax credit, (b) child tax credit and (c) child care tax credit was in 2003–04.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend Table 3 on page 30 of Tax credits: reforming financial support for families" (March 2005) so as to show marginal deduction rates of over...

      Tax Rates (York)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the City of York pay (i) half or more than half of their income tax and (ii) all of...

      VAT (Child Care)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact on the voluntary sector's ability to deliver welfare services of his decision to refund the VAT which local...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the number of families eligible for, but not claiming, working tax credit in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland,...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged over 50 years have claimed the return to work element of the working tax credit in each quarter since the introduction of the payment.

  • Transport

    • Air Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an assessment of the likely effect on air fares of the new compensation rules agreed by the European Union in respect of air...

    • Air Travellers (Financial Protection)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the percentage of UK international leisure air travellers that were covered by ATOL in each of the last 10 years;...

      Air Travellers (Financial Protection)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what research he has undertaken into the effectiveness of scheduled airline failure insurance as a means of repatriating those stranded overseas...

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how long after a vehicle is (a) licensed for the first time and (b) relicensed the information about that licence is included on the database for...

      Brighton Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to issue his official response to the route utilisation study strategy for the Brighton Main Line.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's latest assessment is of the timescale for the implementation of the Crossrail project.

      Departmental Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the planned (a) capital and (b) resource budget for his Department is for 2011–12.

      East Midlands Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will require the management of Nottingham East Midlands airport to provide full and frank factual information about its plans for expanding the...

      Free Bus Passes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) pensioners and (b) people with disabilities wishing to travel by bus to neighbouring local authority areas will benefit from the free bus...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice or instructions he has given to the Civil Aviation Authority about the need to deal expeditiously and candidly with requests from the...

      General Lighthouse Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost in each year since 2000 was of the provision by the UK General Lighthouse Fund of navigational aids in Irish territorial waters.

      General Lighthouse Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the UK General Lighthouse Fund is a public corporation.

      Global Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what action his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in response to UN resolution A/58/L60 on improving global road safety; and if he...

      Highways Agency Business Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Highways Agency Business Plan 2005–06 will be published; and on what date in 2004 the Business Plan for 2004–05 was published.

      Highways Agency Business Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason the Highways Agency Business Plan 2005–06 includes no reference to improving the A358 between Ilminster and the M5; and if he...

      Highways Agency Business Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will announce whether schemes set out in the Highways Agency Business Plan 2005–06 as awaiting inclusion in the Targeted Programme for...

      Liquid Natural Gas Tanker Shipments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the suitability of Milford Haven for liquid natural gas tanker shipments; and if he will make a statement.

      Liquid Natural Gas Tanker Shipments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the Health and Safety Executive's quantitative risk assessment of the liquid natural gas tankers...

      Local Authority Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what grants local authorities in the South West Region have been allocated for transport for the spending period (a) SR02, (b) SR03 and (c) SR04.

      Rail Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what plans he has to expand rail freight movements through Bassetlaw using the existing coal freight line network; (2) what plans he has to...

      Roads Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what change is planned in the roads budget over the next five years; and which road improvement projects are projected to be (a) started and (b)...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will require local authorities to make 20mph the default speed limit outside schools.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will require local authorities to make 30mph the default speed limit in built-up areas.

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action is being taken to address congestion at the A14 and M11 junction.

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action is being taken to address traffic congestion at the M4 and M5 junction.

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action is being taken to address traffic congestion at the M40 and A46 junction.

      Train Services (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains between Leicester and London St.Pancras (a) have been cancelled in the last (i) three and (ii) six months and (b) were cancelled in 2004.

      Transport Access (Disabled)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on providing improved access to transport for disabled people on (a) buses and (b) the rail network in (i) England and (ii)...

      Zebra Crossings (Safety)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents occurred on or near zebra crossings in each year since 1997.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to extend requirements to comply with building regulations to those ex-nationalised industries which are excluded; and when he expects to reach...

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to publish his proposed changes to part L of the Building Regulations; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Rates

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many non-domestic hereditaments with a rateable value of less than £25,000 there are in each billing authority following the 2005 revaluation of...

      Fair Trade Products (Best Value)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will exempt Fair Trade products from the requirement on local authorities to purchase less expensive alternatives under the terms of their Best Value...

      Fire Service (Assaults)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many assaults there have been on fire crews in each year since 1997.

      Housing

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

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much Housing Corporation (a) Approved Development Programme funding and (b) Challenge funding was spent on (i) mixed funded social rented housing, (ii)...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the provision of affordable homes in the Vale of York.

      Housing Market Renewal Areas

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2005, Official Report, column 579W, on housing market renewal areas, what specific targets the Government has agreed with the...

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to change the number of parish councils.

      Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to implement sections (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4, (e) 5, (f) 6, (g) 7, (h) 8, (i) 9, (j) 10 and (k) 11 of the Sustainable and Secure...

  • International Development

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what additional resource commitments he plans to make to deliver the improvements in (a) monitoring and data capacity on climate change...

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many permanent staff from his Department are stationed in (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Nigeria, (c) Angola, (d) Namibia, (e) Malawi, (f)...

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many visits have been undertaken by staff from his Department to (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Nigeria, (c) Angola, (d) Namibia, (e)...

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment the Commission for Africa made of the economic and environmental sustainability of uranium exports from African countries.

      Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received of the discussions between the International Monetary Fund and the Government of Angola concerning...

      Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid was disbursed to Angola by the UK in 2004–05; what aid is planned for 2005–06; and what projects will be the...

      Cambodia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the Government has provided to the Government of Cambodia in removing landmines.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington dated 5 January 2005 about his constituent Catriona...

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) representatives of the UK Government have had with members and...

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the role of livestock in the rebuilding of the rural economy of Darfur, with particular reference to...

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the UN's current estimate is of the level of unmet requirements for its work on emergency assistance for agriculture and livestock...

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assurances he sought from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation that they were capable of implementing the project...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to assist rural populations living in and depending on the forests of the Democratic Republic of...

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action the Government have taken to encourage the adoption of fair trade rules by (a) the European Union, (b) the World Bank, (c)...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the extent to which Rwanda's new land policy safeguards the livelihoods of the rural poor; what...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what total aid budget to Rwanda is planned for 2005–06.

      Shipping Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's spending was in each of the last two years with the shipping lines (a) P&O, (b) Nippin Yusen Kaisha, (c)...

      Surplus Assets Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department sold any surplus stock on the eBay auction website, in each year since 2000–01.

      Surplus Assets Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the value of sales of surplus assets from his Department was in each year since 2000–01.

      Technical/Logistical Expertise (Information Exchange)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what channels are available for the exchange of (a) technical and (b) logistical expertise between his Department and UK...

      Technology Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the technology transfers effected by his Department in each of the last three years.

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which candidate the Government plan to support for the Presidency of the World Bank.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Training Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list with a short biography the inspectors who took part in the Adult Learning Inspectorate Safer Training review into armed forces training.

    • British Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to remove the British nuclear deterrent from the Clyde.

      British Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will rule out the acquisition of battlefield nuclear weapons for use by British forces.

      British Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will rule out the use of UK nuclear weapons on a first strike basis.

      Camouflage Garments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many camouflage combat garments have been supplied by the factory in China under the cut and sew contract; and what the timetable for the delivery of...

      Coalition Forces (Iraq)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish an up to date list of the countries providing troops to the coalition forces in Iraq and how many troops each country provides.

      Contracts (Rolls-Royce)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value of each of his Department's contracts with the Rolls Royce Group was in each year since 1997.

      Deaths in Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the full coroner's inquest will be held into the death of Paul Justin Connolly at Shaibah Logistics Base, Iraq on 26 December 2004.

      Defence Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average rent charged by his Department to farmers for land was per hectare in each county in the UK in the latest period for which figures are...

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of staff surveys in the Department was in each year since 1997.

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how many UK jobs have been created by the supplementary order for Eurofighter aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

      Flight Refuelling (Brize Norton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the change of responsibilities for the flight refuelling fleet at Brize Norton.

      Gulf War Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Gulf War veterans have committed suicide; (2) what estimate he has made of how many Gulf War veterans have committed suicide in prison.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many persons arrested by British service personnel in Iraq have been in custody for over a year without charges having been brought against them.

      Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of paper records of medals issued to First World War combatants; what electronic records are kept of these...

      Northern Ireland (Royal Navy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Naval vessels are assigned to duties in Northern Ireland for 2004–05; and how many Royal Naval vessels are planned to be assigned to...

      Northern Ireland (Royal Navy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what duties are performed by (a) land-based Royal Naval personnel and (b) ship-based Royal Naval personnel based in Northern Ireland; and what plans he...

      Nuclear Test Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will carry out a study of the health of veterans of the British Nuclear Test Programme.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer the question from the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, reference 200301.

      Penalties (Contractors)

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

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision is made in the contract between his Department and the US authorities for the continuing use of RAF Menwith Hill.

      Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many redundancies will take place when the Kings, Lancashire and Border Regiment is formed.

      Regiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many towns have granted freedom to (a) the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, (b) the King's Regiment and (c) the King's Own Borderers; and if he will list...

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2004, Official Report, column 414W, on the Royal Navy, how many Royal Navy ships are in a state of readiness for the...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has discussed a replacement for Trident with the Prime Minister.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Arms Exports (Chile)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list, for each year since 1997, the total number of arms export contracts agreed to Chile.

    • Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many business start-ups there have been in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire in each year since 1997.

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new businesses have started up in Wimbledon since 1997.

      Catering Costs

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for North West Hampshire of 27 October 2004, 7 December 2004, 5 January, 9...

      Departmental Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the most recent figures are for her Department's budget (a) in 2005–06 and (b) in each year for which projections have been made,...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research has been funded by the Government on improving access to (a) the renewables obligation, (b) climate change levy exemption...

      Export Control Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will place in the Library copies of written representations (a) made by her Department to and (b) received by her Department from...

      International Conference on Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what contribution her Department made to the International Conference on Nuclear Power for the 21st Century in Paris; and if she will place in...

      Milford Haven (Liquefied Natural Gas Development)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of whether the liquid natural gas tanker should be included in risk assessments for the liquid natural gas...

      Milford Haven (Liquefied Natural Gas Development)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what discussions she had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive, (b) Pembrokeshire National Park Authority, (c) Exxon Mobil and...

      Minimum Wage (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses were found to be employing workers for less than the minimum wage in (a) Leicester and (b) England, in each year since the...

      Newspaper Supply Chain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment she has made of the likelihood of passive selling of magazines following proposals by the Office of Fair Trading to...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) monetary value and (b) output in barrels was of North sea oil in each of the past five years.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received from Ineos Chlor expressing an interest in funding a new nuclear power plant.

      Pharmaceutical Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether her Department has discussed the recall of pharmaceutical products with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency as...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the reliability of instruments used to measure plutonium levels in drums at Sellafield; and what the maximum...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether funding allocations for domestic and other small-scale solar photovoltaic installations under her Department's Major...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date the application for EU State Aid clearance was made for the £6 million solar photovoltaic Major Demonstration Programme...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her most recent estimate is of the number of wild bird deaths from each wind farm; what advice she gives to wind farm operators to...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the area of onshore land which will be required to meet the Government's wind turbine programme.

      Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on changes to working conditions for employees since 1997.

      World Intellectual Property Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to support the formulation by the World Intellectual Property Organisation of (a) a development agenda and (b)...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make a statement on the Attorney-General's duty to provide legal advice to Parliament.

    • Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Attorney-General, or his advisers, in drafting the Parliamentary answer setting out his view on the legal basis for the use of force in Iraq dated 17...

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General on what date the Attorney-General agreed with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary the proposal to make a written statement to Parliament setting out his view...

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to her answer of 8 March 2005, Official Report,column 1639W, on Iraq (Legal Advice), if she will publish the assistance furnished by Professor Christopher...

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General on what date the legal advice from Professor Greenwood relating to the war in Iraq was received; and how much was paid for the advice.

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General if the Attorney-General will publish background papers used to prepare his written parliamentary answer on the legality of the use of force in Iraq of 17 March 2003.

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will list each legal authority consulted by the Attorney-General in the preparation of his opinion on the legalityof taking military action against Iraq in...

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor General what criteria were used in deciding to engage Professor Christopher Greenwood as an adviser on considering the legality of military action against Iraq in 2003.

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many pages constituted the briefing material the Attorney-General used in support of his presentation to Cabinet on 17 March 2003 of his legal opinion on the...

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Solicitor-General what meetings (a) she and (b) the Attorney-General held with (i) Ministers, (ii) Government special advisers, (iii)external contracted advisers and (iv) officials of...

      Legal Advice (Ministers)

      To ask the Solicitor General if she will list the occasions since 1997 when legal advice to Ministers prepared by the Attorney General has been made publicly available.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Solicitor General which departments of the United States Administration were visited by the Attorney General during his visit to Washington in February 2003; and what the purpose of...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of successful appeals against convictions to the Court of Appeal Criminal...

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps have been taken to disseminate information on best practice in the application of freedom of information...

      Immigration

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the Immigration Appeal Tribunal has considered the case of Mr. Aaron Chisango; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid (Leicester, South)

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will list those cases in which legal aid has been (a) awarded and (b) applied for but not awarded to families in...

      Royal Marriage

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to his answer of 17 March 2005, Official Report, column 462W, on the Royal Marriage, whether the spouse of HRH...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Chile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the Government of Chile's adherence to end user certificates in respect of arms exports from the UK.

    • Chile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with the Government of Chile concerning the prosecution of General Pinochet and other officials of...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Articles in the proposed Constitution for the European Union include provisions which are not already in force by virtue...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State forForeign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Courts of the United Kingdom will be bound by the terms of the Charter of Fundamental Rights if the proposed...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which body was responsible for drafting the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Community and Union; who the...

      European Court of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the process of appointment for members of the European Court of Justice for each member state is.

      European Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) directives and (b) regulations of the European (i)Communities and (ii) Union are in force; and how many have come...

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of (a) completed and (b) planned refurbishment and redecoration of (i)...

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to (a) the Scottish Executive and (b) his Department will be of completed or planned refurbishment and...

      Intelligence Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the nature is of the complexities and difficulties to which reference is made in respect of international co-operation on...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received concerning further steps to safeguard the archaeological heritage of Iraq; and if he will...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will authorise Mrs.Elizabeth Wilmshurst to give a public account of her arguments and her reasoning on the legality of war...

      Irish Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Irish Government about payments from the UK General Lighthouse Fund for the provision of...

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the political situation in Kyrgyzstan; and what steps he is taking through diplomatic channels to...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will support a resolution at the Commission on Human Rights calling for the appointment of a Special...

      Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to encourage Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty signatory states to sign and ratify...

      Nuclear Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what circumstances he would make public information received from friendly foreign intelligence services on nuclear...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons the Secret Intelligence Service commissioned the chemical defence establishment at Porton Down to conduct...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreignand Commonwealth Affairs when the People's Redemption Army (PRA) in Uganda was formed; what installations the PRA has attacked; and if he will make a...

      United Nations (Secretary-General's Report)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response the Government will make to Chapter three of the Secretary-General of the United Nations' Report, In Larger...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreignand Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received concerning the fundraising mission to the UK earlier in 2005 of Dr. Ghulam Adam from...

  • Health

    • A and E Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the compliance target for the maximum four-hour accident and emergency waiting time has been set at 98 per cent.

    • A and E Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to undertake unannounced inspections of hospitals accident and emergency departments to monitor compliance with the four-hour waiting...

      Agenda for Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to seek to ensure that pay scales on the Whitley scheme will be the same or greater following the implementation of the Agenda for...

      Appointments Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Appointments Commission to be initiated; (2) what checks on declaration of interests the...

      Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the extent to which the standards set by the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and included in his Department's publication...

      Children's National Service Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what structures are in place to monitor the implementation of the children's national service framework.

      Children's National Service Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how he plans to support primary care trusts in setting local delivery targets for the Children's National Service Framework.

      COX-2 Inhibitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ban the use of all COX-2 inhibitors.

      Crohn's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will exempt sufferers of Crohn's disease from prescription charges.

      Device Evaluation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources have been allocated for device evaluation from April 2005–06.

      Drug Reactions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve the systems for detecting adverse reactions to drugs.

      Drug Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of differing reports by Nottinghamshire Drug Action Team and Bassetlaw Primary Care Trust of the number of people...

      Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthif he will increase funding available for research into developing a therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy; and if he will make a statement.

      Elderly People (Falls)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to prevent falls by elderly people.

      Electronic Referral Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on the choose and book electronic referral scheme.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued on whether people with epilepsy may be sectioned under the Mental Health Acts; and if he will make a statement on the case of...

      Exercise and Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to complete the process of evaluating (a) the Local Exercise Action Pilots, (b) the New Opportunities for Physical Education and Sport...

      External Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on the employment of external management consultants in each of the last five years, broken down by type of project.

      External Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he collects on the (a) roles and (b) extent of use of external management consultants in the NHS; and in what year this information was...

      Free Personal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria are used to determine which medical conditions qualify a patient for free personal care.

      General Medical Services Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce (a) inflammatory arthritis and (b) psoriatic arthritis into the quality and outcome frameworks of general practitioners' general...

      Head Lice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress in dealing with the prevention and treatment of head lice; and whether there is evidence that the problem is being...

      Head Lice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records he keeps of the incidence of head lice infestation; what steps he is taking to reduce infestation; and what change there has been in the last...

      Health Services (Leicester, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were receiving NHS dental treatment in Leicester South in each year since 1997.

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments his Department made to McKinsey and Company during the past 12 months.

      Heart Surgery (Wimbledon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on NHS waiting times for heart surgery in Wimbledon.

      Hospital Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on sourcing pork, bacon and ham bearing the British Pig Executive's Quality Standard Mark in hospitals; and if he will...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 9 March 2005, Official Report, columns 1909–10W, on mental health, what assessment he has made of the reasons for parts of...

      NHS Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress in delivering the NHS Bank.

      NHS Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of (a) providing free sight tests for all, (b) meeting the cost of all prescription charges and (c)...

      Dentistry (Chesterfield)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were practising in Chesterfield constituency on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many of them were accepting new...

      NHS Personnel (Ethnicity)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ethnic composition of NHS personnel is broken down into the categories of the Census for (a) doctors, (b) consultants, (c) general practitioners...

      NHS University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the training programmes of the NHS University will be continued in (a) Wales and (b) Northern Ireland.

      Nimhe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salaries are of the eight regional directors of the National Institute for Mental Health, England (NIMHE); what the cost is of running NIMHE; and...

      Nimhe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the purpose was of the recent trip by National Institute for Mental Health, England staff members to Australia and the Far East; how many members of...

      Organ Donation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is his Department's policy that relatives of a deceased person on the organ donor register may refuse permission for the deceased's organs to...

      Orthopaedic Joint Replacements (Sefton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect that contracts with Interhealth Care Services for treatment centres will have on waiting lists for orthopaedic...

      Paediatric Continence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what structures are in place to measure the availability of integrated paediatric continence services in every community; (2) how he expects that...

      Paediatric Continence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what advice has been given to strategic healthauthorities on supporting the development of integrated paediatric continence services by primary care...

      Residential Care Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average level of personal care costs in residential homes in England was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Saneline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how Saneline can benefit from the mental health helplines investment framework.

      Saneline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will meet representatives of SANE to discuss future funding of Saneline.

      Unified Health and Social Care Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what performance criteria are applicable to the (a) number and (b) type of assessments to be undertaken in the Unified Health and Social Care...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will extend the £200 assistance to pensioners to women aged 60 to 64 years.

    • Pensioners

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

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in Coventry who have not applied for pension credit since its introduction; and what...

      Pension Service (Norfolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the organisation of the Pension Service in Norfolk.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria are used to determine the order of priority in migrating legacy Child Support Agency cases to the new system.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the investigatory powers available to the Child Support Agency to trace parents required to make child support...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) senior management posts and (b) enforcement officer posts there have been in each of the regional Child Support Agency centres in...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on progress in migrating the existing Child Support Agency caseload to the new formula and systems.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of pensioners eligible for pension credit who are not claiming the credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on measures taken by his Department relating to the take-up of pension credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a pensioner's higher income from a deferred basic state pension will be taken into account in assessing entitlement to pension credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many phone calls have been made by the Pension Service informing pensioners of pension credit in each month since October 2003; (2)...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the most recent take-up levels of pension credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the most recent take-up levels of pension credit are in each Inland Revenue district; and if he will make a statement.

      State Pension Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on his Department's plans to encourage people to work beyond state pension age if they choose to do so.

      Pension Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are using pension books to receive pension payments.

      Pension Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Orkney, (b) Shetland, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK were receiving pension payments using pension books in the week...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people did not receive the full basic State Pension because of their contribution records in the latest year for which figures are...

      Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many men aged 50 to 64 years are on (a) unemployment benefits and (b) incapacity or other disability benefits.

      Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed (a) incapacity benefit and (b) disability allowance in Leicester, South in each year since 1997.

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans he has to suspend payments to claimants of benefits until they provide bank details; (2) how many jobseeker's allowance...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the role is of private sector companies in assisting benefit claimants in opening bank or post office accounts.

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of (a) the state pension, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) income support, (d) disability living allowance, (e)...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the last date was for benefit payments covered by the last pension book issued before they were withdrawn; (2) what the latest date...

      Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendations made in the report Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People.

      Guarantee and Savings Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) individuals and (b) households are in receipt of (i) guarantee credit only, (ii) savings credit only and (iii) both guarantee and...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the merits of extending mortgage assistance to those on incapacity benefit.

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job centres there are in the UK; and how many are to be closed as part of the Jobcentre roll-out programme and centralisation of...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the effect of the New Deal has been in Nottingham, North.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) over 25s, (b) lone parents, (c) over 50s and (d) young people have participated in the New Deal in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii)...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in York have been assisted into work through the new deal.

      Unemployment (Wirral, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on unemployment in Wirral South.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum claims are outstanding in the UK; and from which countries.

    • Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are in custody serving sentences of more than four months imprisonment following conviction under section 2 of the Asylum and...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Home Department took to inform (a) Parliament and (b) the public of the changes to the immigration rules in respect of ECAA...

      Begging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of individuals successfully prosecuted for begging in each year since 1990 have re-offended; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policies his Department has in place for supporting employees with cancer.

      Catering Costs

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

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what schemes are available to provide financial assistance for the extension of closed circuit television in town centres.

      C-Far

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will increase the proportion of funding for C-FAR derived from Criminal Justice Service sources; and if he will implement the concept...

      Chartered Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money his Department has spent on chartering aircraft in each of the past five years.

      Conviction Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time between the reporting of a crime and securing a conviction was in (a) 1998, (b) 2001 and (c) 2004.

      Deaths Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inquests have been held in the UK regarding violent or suspicious deaths abroad in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Departmental Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Ministers in his Department have issued written instructions to override his Department's accounting officer's objections since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Drug-related Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many arrests have been made for (a) possession and (b) supply of (i) cannabis and (ii) class A drugs in the last two years; (2)...

      Drugs Crime (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crack houses have been closed down in (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds West in the last 12 months; how many of these were part of Operation...

      EU Business Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the right of establishment in business under EU association agreements submitted by or on behalf of persons who had...

      EU Business Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the HomeDepartment whether he has received reports of applications for the right of establishment in business under EU association agreements having been granted...

      EU Business Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the right of establishment in business under EU association agreements were refused between 1 June 2003 and 30...

      EU Business Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the right of establishment in business under EU association agreements were submitted using standard-form business...

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to provide financial support to police authorities which will be required to organise additional security for G8...

      HMP/YOI Parc

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates at HMP and YOI Parc were (a) being held on remand and (b) awaiting sentence on the latest date for which figures are available.

      HMP/YOI Parc

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what separate provision is made for health care services for young offenders at HMP and YOI Parc.

      HMP/YOI Parc

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places the Youth Justice Board has contracted to be available at HMP and YOI Parc; in each year for which figures are available; and...

      HMP/YOI Parc

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on inpatient juvenile health care provision at HMP and YOI Parc; and how many of those detained have been moved...

      HMP/YOI Parc

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inquest reports the Prison Service has received since January 2003 following deaths in custody at HMP and YOI Parc; and how many...

      Home Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2005, Official Report, column 393W, on home detention curfew, how many of the people released under the...

      Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps individuals can take to prevent identity theft.

      Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) remedies and (b) penalties are available in the event of identity theft; and what steps are taken to restore misappropriated...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 15 March 2005, Official Report, column 191W, on Iran, what action the Immigration and Nationality Directorate has...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been made by his Department to the Iranian Government for passports or other travel documentation to facilitate...

      Knife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knife attacks, including those which did not result in homicide, were reported in each year since 1995.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Department's records identify the top 10 employers of migrant labour.

      Ministerial Private Office Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to inform the House authorities of the new telephone numbers for ministerial private offices in his Department; and if he...

      Motor Vehicle Seizure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Police Reform Act 2002 in regard to the seizure of motor vehicles.

      Non-geographic Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2005 to Question 205820, what steps his Department has taken to cease entirely the use of non-geographic...

      Oakington Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he proposes to take following the broadcasting of inappropriate and offensive language being used by staff at Oakington detention...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are used for tracking prisoners on parole; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of translation services was for each police force in each of the last three years.

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been allocated to the police in each year since 1997.

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the funding of Staffordshire police since 1997.

      Police Information Technology Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to publish the McFarland Report on the performance and structure of the Police Information Technology Organisation.

      Police Officers (Northumbria)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there have been in (a) the South Tyneside Area Command and (b) Northumbria in each year since 1997.

      Police Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to increase diversity in the recruitment of police officers.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimates he has made of the total running costs of the Serious Organised Crime Agency over (a) the first year and (b) the first 10...

      Student Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions officials in his Department had with (a) universities, (b) Ministers and officials in the Department for Education and...

      War Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the UK policy is on granting (a) residence permits, (b) asylum and (c) citizenship to alleged war criminals; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Area Planning and Development Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Area Planning and Development Partnerships of the Department of Education as defined by the Costello Working Party recommendations were...

    • Assets Recovery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the budget for the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) was for (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05; how many personnel are employed by the...

      Belfast (Renewal)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications have been received under the Neighbourhood Renewal Phase Two in (a) North Belfast, (b) Inner West Belfast and (c) Outer...

      Braille Books

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Braille books are available in schools and libraries managed by each Education and Library Board in Northern Ireland; and how much has...

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many confirmed cases of BSE were recorded in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Compensation Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public compensation has been paid in the last 30 years to families of (a) the regular Army, (b) full-time and part-time UDR and RIR,...

      Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for how many areas of special scientific interest (ASSI) in Northern Ireland conservation objectives have been prepared in accordance with the...

      Cross-border Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the administration costs of (a) the North/South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat and (b) each of the cross-border bodies have been in...

      Education (False Sexual Allegations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what arrangements the South Eastern Education and Library Board made to educate a child at a private school as a consequence of a false sexual...

      Education and Library Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) recurrent and (b) capital expenditure funding provided to each Northern Ireland education and library board was in each year since 1995.

      Equality Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why the consultation on the Department of Education's equality scheme and equality impact assessment timetable does not appear on the...

      Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many properties the Northern Ireland Housing Executive owns in each parliamentary constituency in Belfast; how many are vacant in each case;...

      Housing Executive Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which community organisations have received funding from the Housing Executive in each constituency in Northern Ireland in the last five years...

      Language Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in the Belfast Education and Library Board area are given teaching support from the English as an Additional Language Support...

      Language Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils are taught through the Irish language schools sector in the Belfast Education and Library Board area; and what the Government...

      Lir Integrated Primary School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many representations he has received concerning the development proposal for Lir Integrated Primary School in Ballycastle.

      Means-tested Benefits (Strangford)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people of pensionable age who are living in (a) nursing and (b) residential homes in Strangford constituency qualify for means-tested...

      Offender Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendations of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate Northern Ireland Report and the...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment has been made of pension credit take-up levels in Northern Ireland; and what policies are in place to increase that rate.

      Police Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 21 March 2005, Official Report, column 589W, on police appointments, how many of the (a) 816 non-Catholic candidates...

      Polling Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether it is his intention that all polling stations in the forthcoming local government elections on 5 May and at the next general election in...

      Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of pollution were reported in Lough Neagh in 2004; and what the origins were of the incidents.

      Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of pollution were reported in the Six Mile Water river in 2004; and what the origins were of the incidents.

      Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2005, Official Report, column 588W, on marine pollution, what constituted the failure of the screening plant...

      Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2005, Official Report, column 588W, on marine pollution, if he will make a statement on action taken since 9...

      Post-primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the differences between post-primary integrated education and controlled secondary schools, with particular...

      Post-primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the likely size of the independently financed secondary school sector after the ending of academic selection...

      Post-primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which (a) parents' groups, (b) principals of secondary and grammar schools and (c) principals of primary schools he has met since the...

      Post-primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost is of implementing the Costello Report in years (a) one, (b) two and (c) three after the ending of academic selection between...

      Post-primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the proposals in the Costello Report on post-primary education in Northern Ireland were subject to an economic appraisal.

      Post-primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of those pupils (a) not entered and (b) eligible for the transfer test for post-primary schools were from...

      Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the most recent projections of pupil populations in Northern Ireland are for each year in the period 2005 to 2012, broken down by (a)...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why the Department of Education does not supply additional response booklets to parent groups, schools and politicians as part of the...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average GCSE points score for post-primary integrated schools using academic selection as an admission criterion was in the periods...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many responses have been received by the Department of Education on the consultation on admissions criteria to post-primary schools, broken...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many responses have been received by the Department of Education on the consultation on admissions criteria to post-primary schools...

      School Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what school closures are planned in Northern Ireland for each year in the period 2005 to 2012, broken down by (a) school type and (b) education...

      School Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on changes in services in schools to be provided in 2005–06 following his Department's recent budget...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many responses he has received to his Department's consultation on smoking in enclosed public places in Northern Ireland as contained in...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action he has taken to publicise his Department's consultation on smoking in enclosed public places in Northern Ireland as contained in...

      Special EU Programmes Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Special EU Programmes Body set up under the Belfast Agreement is a public authority forthe purposes of the Freedom of Information...

      Substitute Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of providing substitute teachers in Northern Ireland in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; and how much of that cost was due to industrial...

      Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many students graduated in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years with teaching qualifications; (2) how many people in...

      Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new teaching posts were created in each of the last five years in Northern Ireland.

      University Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have graduated from university in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.

      Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ensure continued funding for women's centres in Northern Ireland.

      Women's Support Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what sources of funding his Department has offered to the Women's Support Network following the ending of funding under the Executive Programme Fund.

  • House of Lords

    • Iraq: Legality of Armed Force

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Attorney-General informed individuals outside the Cabinet that it was his clear view that military action under Resolution 1441 was lawful, rather than...

    • Iraq: Legality of Armed Force

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Goldsmith on 28 February (WA 1), whether the Attorney-General sought any written advice from (a) the Secretary of State...

      Iraq: Legality of Armed Force

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which members of the United States Administration the Attorney-General met or contacted prior to issuing his view on the legality of military action in Iraq.

      Iraq: Legality of Armed Force

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Goldsmith on 14 March (WA 107–108), where the meeting between the Attorney-General, the Prime Minister's Chief of...

      European Union: UK Presidency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the cost of producing the logo for the United Kingdom's six-month presidency of the European Union.

      Small Arms: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are supporting the efforts of the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development to establish a National Council for small arms control in...

      Malawi

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the government of Malawi concerning former Finance Minister Friday Junbe who is alleged to have stolen £2.1 million...

      European Union: Ambassadors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the statement by Mr Brian Crowe, a former European Union diplomat, that, in future, European Union ambassadors are likely to be more...

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they intend to take to end the isolation of Turkish Cyprus.

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 2 February (WA 42), which member states are blocking the European Commission proposal to...

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they can ensure that undertakings given to Turkish Cypriots by the European Union are honoured.

      Bosnia: War Crimes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In what circumstances Gosko Jankovic, accused of war crimes during the Bosnian War, came from Moscow to give himself up to the Hague Tribunal on 14 March.

      Bosnia: War Crimes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they made representations to the Russian Government on protection given to Gosko Jankovic, accused of war crimes during the Bosnian War.

      Burma (Myanmar)

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the British embassy in Rangoon last had access to Aung San Suu Kyi, currently under house arrest.

      Iraq: Multinational Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will present proposals to Parliament on how they intend to respond to the withdrawal from Iraq of the military contingents of a number of countries,...

      Iran: Baha'i Community

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they last made representations to the government of Iran about the treatment of Baha'i religious minority; whether similar representations have been made by...

      Brock Barracks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the overall area and the total floor space at Brock Barracks, Oxford Road, Reading; what proportion of that site is used for military purposes; and what...

      Community Forums

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Standards Board for England has the legal authority to investigate complaints made against lay co-opted members of community forums established under...

      Rough Sleepers

      asked Her Majesty's Government; Why rough sleeping is still permitted nightly in the shop doorways on Victoria Street, SW1 between New Scotland Yard and Victoria station.

      Railway Archives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What role the Department for Constitutional Affairs has in maintaining railway archives in the United Kingdom.

      Railway Archives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidance they intend to give to the Keeper of the National Archives to secure the future of the nation's railway industry records.

      Railway Archives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What resources will be made available to safeguard the records of the nation's railway industry.

      Children

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they have given to the recommendations of Room for improvement: a manifesto for children, published by a coalition of children's charities; and...

      European Stability and Growth Pact

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What suggestions for improvement they submitted to their Euro-X counterparts in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in respect of the Stability and Growth...

      Battle of Fulford

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take to prevent the destruction, through inappropriate commercial development, of the site of the Battle of Fulford, held on 20 September 1066.

      Public Finances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the statement by the Institute of Fiscal Studies that the Chancellor will have to increase taxes by £11 billion if the Government...

      Pensions: Company Responsibilities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What study has been made of United Kingdom subsidiaries of parent companies domiciled outside the United Kingdom seeking to evade their United Kingdom pension...

      Mobile Phones

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Department of Health leaflet 22883 Mobile Phones and Health, issued in January 2002 based on the Stewart report in May 2000, gives a fair, balanced and...

      Bowel Cancer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What specific actions they are taking to raise awareness of bowel cancer in the United Kingdom and the importance of its early detection.

      Clinical Trials

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the impact of the European Union Clinical Trials Directive on the commencement and conduct of clinical trials in the United Kingdom.

      Clinical Trials

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the numbers of cancer patients taking part in clinical trials (a) in each year since 1997; (b) in each year since the adoption of the European Union...

      Clinical Trials

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What specific actions they are taking to improve their guidance to academic research facilities on how to adopt and work within the parameters of the European...

      Clinical Trials

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will discuss with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency possible improvements to the guidance the agency currently provides to...

      Liver Surgery

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What specific actions they are taking to improve access to liver surgery in the United Kingdom.

      NHS: Wheelchairs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 10 March (WA 92–93), whether they have a policy towards the supply of electric-powered wheelchairs; and...

      National Institute for Clinical Excellence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will next review the process by which therapies are approved by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence; and When they last reviewed the process...

      Mrsa

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 10 March (WA 91), why they did not introduce mandatory surveillance of methicillin resistant staphylococcus...

      Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, under the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/1214), a train driver is exempt as a "carrier who has charge...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received representations from veterinary surgeons in Somerset and Devon (a) on the limited efficiency of controls of cattle movement in...

      Countryside Agency: The State of the Countryside 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is meant by figure 8.5 on page 115 of The State of the Countryside 2004, published by the Countryside Agency.

      Countryside Agency: The State of the Countryside 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Table 8.5 on page 115 of The State of the Countryside 2004 indicates that one-third of all children aged 15 or less belong to a family receiving...

      Countryside Agency: The State of the Countryside 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the figures in table 18.3 on page 231 of The State of the Countryside 2004 are correct; and whether the number of those unemployed in settlements of fewer...

      Countryside Agency: The State of the Countryside 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their definition of "hectare gridsquare" as used on page 274 of The State of the Countryside 2004.

      Salmon Fishing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent the catch and release system of fishing for salmon on salmon rivers has resulted in the preservation of salmon stocks; whether it has changed levels...

      Committee on Radioactive Waste Management: Dr Keith Baverstock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received a report from the independent assessor appointed to review the recent suspension of Dr Keith Baverstock from the Committee on...

      Counter-terrorist Checks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will instruct public sector organisations which require Criminal Records Bureau security clearance for access to their establishments to accept...

      Lord Birt

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they minute meetings between the Prime Minister's strategy adviser, the Lord Birt, and (a) the Prime Minister, and (b) other members of the Cabinet.

      Duchy of Lancaster: Representations to BBC Staff

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many representations, formal or informal, have been made to BBC news and current affairs personnel by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and his staff...

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