Written answers

Thursday, 7 April 2005

  • Wales

    • Departmental Budget

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

    • Public Transport (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the National Assembly for Wales Secretary for Transport on disabled access on Welsh public transport.

  • International Development

    • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment"

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of the study, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment", published by the...

    • Aid Suspension

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in relation to which countries the UK has suspended aid in the past four years; and what the reasons were in each case.

      Departmental Budget

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

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many attacks there have been on British forces in Iraq in each month since April 2003.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the outcome of his Department's work with the World Health Organisation on the launch of the Global...

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the World Bank projects and programmes which his Department is co-financing relating to (a) privatisation, (b) public...

  • Transport

    • A3 (Hindhead)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the need for improvements to the A3 at Hindhead.

    • Operation Stack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the economic effects on (a) the road haulage industry and (b) the Kent economy of the implementations of Operation...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to visit the Province during the period between the dissolution of Parliament and the date of the next general election.

    • UK Trade

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the EU Trade Commissioner since his appointment relating to (a) trade policy and (b) UK domestic policy; what the dates were of each...

      Nagasaki

      To ask the Prime Minister when he received a letter from Sakve Shimohira on behalf of the Association for the Bereaved Families of the Atomic Bomb Dead in Nagasaki; and what response he has made.

  • Treasury

    • Civil Servants (Relocation)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants in his Department have (a) been relocated and (b) been agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas of the United...

    • Crown Estate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Crown Estate has raised from rents levied on salmon farmers in (a) Orkney and (b) Shetland in each of the last 10 years.

      Crown Estate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Crown Estate has raised from charges levied on marinas and piers in Orkney and Shetland in each of the last 10 years.

      Customs and Excise (Droitwich Spa)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether payment of excess fares to staff currently employed at the Customs and Excise office in Droitwich Spa and who are transferred to other offices will...

      EU Regulations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to his oral statement of 16 March 2005, Official Report, column 262, that half of major new regulations are from the European Union, on what...

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will require pensions advisers to comply with compensation assessment findings by the Financial Ombudsman Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he had a role in the (a) framing, (b) drafting and (c) drawing up of the answer given by the Attorney-General on 17 March 2003 on Iraq.

      MOD Land (Purchases)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to buy the site of the Army Medal Office, Ordnance Survey Office and Customs and Excise Office from the Ministry of Defence.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the current average outstanding balance on mortgages for homes in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire and (c) York; what the typical...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telephone calls have been made by officials in his Department to persons concerning deficiencies in their national insurance contribution records...

      No. 11 Downing Street (Entertaining)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the individuals who were entertained at 11 Downing street in 2004.

      Patient Numbers (Southend)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions the Office for National Statistics has had with Southend primary care trust on the number of patients registered in Southend.

      Pensioner Households (Additional Payments)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2005, Official Report, column 706W, on Northern Ireland, what the duration in Northern Ireland will be of the additional...

      Rateable Values (Stables)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the system of assessing rateable values of properties with stables where the stables are used entirely for non-commercial gain.

      Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the tax credit case of Simone Farrell of Bircotes in Bassetlaw constituency to be resolved.

      Taxes and Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the average effect of taxes and benefits in (a) 1979, (b) 1997, (c) the current financial year and (d) five years' time on...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Burmese Teak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what policy direction she has given to lottery distributors regarding the use of Burmese teak.

    • Burmese Teak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the use of Burmese teak in the Lottery-funded restoration of HMS Warrior; and what assessment she has...

      Departmental Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the planned (a) capital and (b) resource budget for her Department is for 2011–12.

      Drinks Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list meetings her Department has had with representatives of the drinks, licensing and public house industries in the last...

      Droitwich Spa Lido

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on proposals to list the Droitwich Spa Lido building.

      Film Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to tackle film piracy.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of whether the public service agreement target to halt the rise in obesity among children aged under...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how long it took for a case for a breach of an antisocial behaviour order to appear before the courts in the last period...

    • Discipline Policy

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if the Lord Chancellor will discipline or dismiss Mr. Philip Bassett for his use of foul and abusive language to BBC...

      Discipline Policy

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what his Department's policy is on the use of foul and abusive language by its employees when dealing with third parties.

      Judicial Officers

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time judicial officers were in post in each year since 1975, broken down by gender.

      Overseas Citizens

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will estimate the proportions of eligible UK citizens resident overseas who have not registered to vote, broken...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Civilian Trials (Armed Forces)

      To ask the Solicitor-General if the Attorney-General will review the application of the double jeopardy rule as it relates to soldiers going to trial in the civilian courts having lost the...

    • Civilian Trials (Armed Forces)

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to her oral answer of 24 March, in what circumstances it would be appropriate to bring to trial a serving soldier in the civilian courts.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Solicitor-General, when will she reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 24 January concerning a constituent, reference ULS/8/05

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the cost of staffing the Crown Prosecution Service was in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what plans she has to make the activities of the Crown Prosecution Service more transparent when considering a prosecution.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) how many (a) domestic violence, (b) vehicle theft, (c) assault, (d) youth crime, (e) violence against the person, (f) violent crime and (g) sexual offence cases...

      Departmental Accounts

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether she has issued written instructions to override her Department's accounting officer's objections since 1997.

      Departmental Budget

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the planned (a) capital and (b) resource budget for the Law Officers' Department is for 2011–12.

      Legal Advice (Iraq)

      To ask the Solicitor-General on how many occasions since 1997 law officers' advice had been presented to the Cabinet orally, prior to the Attorney-General's oral presentation to the Cabinet of...

      Lenient Sentences

      To ask the Solicitor-General, how many unduly lenient sentences for crimes committed by serving police officers have been referred to the Court of Appeal in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c)...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many EU countries the Attorney-General has visited since his appointment.

      National Intelligence Database

      To ask the Solicitor-General what procedures (a) Government Departments and agencies and (b) local authorities with independent prosecuting authority for particular criminal offences use to...

      Offences (Statutory Charging)

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to her answer of 8 March 2005, Official Report, column 1637W, on Crown Prosecution Service (Essex Pilot), how many offences have been brought to justice...

      Rape/Sexual Assault

      To ask the Solicitor-General what research the law officers have (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the reasons for the attrition rate in rape prosecutions.

      Rape/Sexual Assault

      To ask the Solicitor-General what plans she has to ask the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate further to investigate the way in which rape is prosecuted in England and Wales.

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education (Crosby)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what public funding has been spent on adult (a) literacy and (b) numeracy in Crosby in each of the last five years.

    • Adult Learning Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent in legal fees by the Adult Learning Inspectorate in contesting the unfair dismissal and sex discrimination cases...

      Adult Learning Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Adult Learning Inspectorate spent on legal fees in the 12 months to 31 March.

      Child Care (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places have been created in York since 1997.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action she is taking to address the issues raised by Operation Paladin Child.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the proposed replacement of child protection measures with the integrated children's system.

      Children at Risk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures are in place to monitor the effectiveness of procedures aimed at protecting children at risk when they move between England...

      Civil Servants (Relocation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many civil servants in her Department have (a) been relocated and (b) been agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to which...

      Community Family Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects to make an announcement concerning community family trusts grant programmes.

      Deaf Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research she has commissioned on academic achievements of deaf and hard of hearing pupils in (a) mainstream schools and (b) special...

      Deaf Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research she has commissioned on the effects of matching teaching methods to the degree of deafness on the academic achievements of...

      Departmental Budget

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

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the capital funding was for (a) sixth form colleges and (b) further education colleges in (i) the London borough of Southwark, (ii)...

      Energy Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the private finance initiative contracts which (a) her Department and (b) local education authorities advertised in 2004,...

      Ethnic Minority Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the proportion of black and ethnic minority students is in (a) sixth form colleges and (b) further education colleges in (i) the London...

      Ethnic Minority Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what powers she has to require universities to tackle discrimination against minority groups on campus.

      FE Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what instructions or guidelines are issued to Ofsted inspectors regarding the assessment of learning resources services in further education...

      FE Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what training is given to Ofsted inspectors on the operation of learning resources services in further education colleges.

      Higher Education Funding (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding per (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate student the Government have provided to (i) the University of York and (ii)...

      Jewish Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent reports she has received of incidents of intimidation of Jewish students at the School of Oriental and African Studies; and if...

      Jewish Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received regarding intimidation experienced by Jewish students at the School of Oriental and African Studies;...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action she is taking to promote anti-litter campaigns in schools.

      Migrant Intakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional support her Department provides to schools with a recent large migrant intake.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many free (a) nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for (i) three and (ii) four-year-olds in Crosby in each of the last seven...

      Private Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many private children's homes have been registered in each of the last five years.

      Private Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many private children's homes have been de-registered (a) due to voluntary closure and (b) under direction from her inspectors in each...

      Private Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many private children's homes have been registered to operate in each of the last eight years; and how many have closed during that time.

      School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice she gives to teachers regarding the extent to which teachers can raise their voice when disciplining a pupil; and if she will...

      School Funding

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

      School Kitchens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school kitchens have been (a) closed and (b) converted to other uses since May 1997; and whether the new resources announced on 30...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the £280 million pledged by the Government to improve school meals is new money in addition to funds already allocated to local...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to assist schools which do not provide hot dinners to do so; and if she will make a statement.

      School Uniforms (Vouchers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action the Department is proposing in connection with the use of clothing vouchers for social security recipient purchasers of school...

      Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she takes to ensure that students are treated without discrimination; and if she will make a statement.

      Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received concerning (a) the compliance of student unions at UK universities with Race Relations Amendment Act...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what Sure Start activities are undertaken in Crosby constituency.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many parents and children in York have been supported by the Sure Start programme in Clifton and Westfield.

      Teachers (Life Expectancy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on her Department's estimate of the life expectancy of teachers.

      Teachers' Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the treatment of additional voluntary contributions within the proposed changes to teachers' pensions.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils played truant in England in each year since 1997 (a) in total and (b) broken down by local education authority; and if she...

      Woodcraft Folk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much financial assistance her Department provided to the Woodcraft Folk in each of the last 10 financial years for which figures are...

      Woodcraft Folk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what reasons the Department rejected the grant application from the Woodcraft Folk.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Civil Servants (Relocation)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many civil servants in his Department have (a) been relocated and (b) been agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas of the United Kingdom.

    • Communities Plan

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much of the Communities Plan budget has been allocated to (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the north east.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average council tax charge was in (a) City of York, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England in (i) 2002–03 and (ii) each year since...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average council tax bill was in (a) Labour, (b) Liberal Democrat and (c) Conservative-led local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2004–05.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the likely impact of council tax revaluation on average council tax bills in real terms in (a) City of York, (b) Yorkshire and the...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to exempt members of HM armed forces from council tax for periods when they are posted on duties overseas.

      Deregulation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many EU (a) regulations and (b) directives covering matters within the responsibility of his Department have been repealed since 1 April 2004.

      Fire Control

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the risk assessment conducted on the proposal to regionalise emergency fire control; and what steps he is taking to ensure that those engaged...

      Gap Funding Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much has been allocated by his Department for gap funding agreements; (2) how his Department will evaluate the performance of registered social...

      Housing (South-East)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the Government's proposed new housing for the South-East; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

      Housing Market (Liverpool)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of housing market renewal in Liverpool.

      Litter

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effects of the Best Value Performance Indicator on litter and detritus on local authorities' performance in this area.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many official visits (a) he, (b) the Minister of State (Local and Regional Government), (c) the Minister of State (Regeneration and Regional Development) and...

      National House Building Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will arrange for an independent inquiry to be held into the building control and inspection procedures of the National House Building Council (NHBC); and if...

      Traveller Sites

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many decisions by him on a refusal by a local authority to give planning permission for a Traveller site were outstanding in each parliamentary...

  • Minister for Women

    • Working Time Directive

      To ask the Minister for Women what assessment she has made of the impact of the Working Time Directive on women.

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women what the Government's policy is on reducing the gap between the average income of single men and single women aged over 65.

      Equal Opportunities (Research)

      To ask the Minister for Women what academic research she has commissioned on barriers to equality of opportunity for women.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for Women what categories of information are available under Freedom of Information legislation that have not been provided in written parliamentary answers by her office in...

      Women's Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women what assessment she has made of the way in which women from (a) ethnic minority groups and (b) faith groups have been affected by Government policy aimed at...

      Women's Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women what research her Department has commissioned on (a) entry to and (b) progression of black and ethnic minority women in the workplace.

      Women's Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women what assessment she has made of the role of Government Departments and agencies in delivering a targeted system of support to black and ethnic minority women in the...

  • Trade and Industry

    • India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on bilateral trade relations with India.

    • Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the ratio was of officials employed in her Department to people employed in manufacturing in the UK in (a) 1998 and (b) 2004.

      Accidents

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

      Airports (Car Parking)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will invite the Competition Commission to investigate the level of car parking charges in force at airports in the UK.

      Alvis plc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action is being taken to prosecute Alvis plc. for the £16.5 million payment made to Siti Hardiyanti (Futut") Rukmana in order to...

      Anti-bribery/Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment her Department has made of the impact on business opportunities of possible business uncertainty over Export Credits Guarantee...

      Anti-bribery/Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list (a) the companies, (b) the projects and (c) the countries involved in the seven transactions supported by the Export Credits...

      Arms Sales (China)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the effects of the UK position on lifting the EU embargo on arms sales to China on (a) the UK balance of trade...

      Bankruptcies (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) personal and (b) company bankruptcies in (i) Greater London and (ii) each London borough there were in each of the last three...

      Beer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had since 2002 with (a) the Campaign for Real Ale and (b) other stakeholders on beer drinkers receiving a full pint...

      Beer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when her Department expects to announce the outcome of its consultations on the full pint of beer.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the cost to public funds of extending broadband to every home in the UK.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the discussions which she has had with representatives of British holiday companies regarding the promotion of...

      Business Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many prosecutions of (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) large businesses were brought in 2003–04 for breaches of...

      Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses went into receivership in each of the past 17 years, broken down by region.

      Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses have registered for VAT in Tamworth in each year since 1997.

      Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will introduce a levy on gas supply companies to be used for publicity and research on preventing carbon monoxide poisoning.

      Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will instruct gas emergency services to carry and use equipment to test for and detect carbon monoxide.

      Cash Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what discussions her Department has had with (a) the LINK network, (b) high street banks and (c) cash machine operators on charges for...

      Charter of Fundamental Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the applicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights to the provision of services of general interest.

      Chile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list all contacts that have taken place between officials of her Department and General Augustus Pinochet concerning arms...

      Civil Servants (Relocation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many civil servants in her Department have (a) been relocated and (b) been agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas...

      Coal Industry Pension Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what payments have been made to the guarantor of the Miners' Pension Scheme and the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme for each of the...

      Construction Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what payments have been made by the Construction Industry Training Board on behalf of the Construction Skills Scheme to companies who...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Department for Trade and Industry will reply to Mr. Brian Worrall of Bestwood, Nottingham as promised by her Office in the letter...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan dated 17 February regarding the Support for Exhibitions and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 10 March concerning a constituent.

      Data Protection Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she expects the Office of Fair Trading to report on its investigation into the financial activities of bogus data protection agencies.

      Departmental Accounts

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

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Burnley constituency, the effects on Burnley of her...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as closely as possible to the constituency, the effect of her actions and policies...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as closely as possible to the constituency, the effect of her Department's actions...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as closely as possible to the constituency, the effect on Chorley constituency of...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Clwyd South constituency, the effect on the constituency...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Clwyd, South constituency, the effects on Clwyd,...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, the effects on...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Epsom and Ewell constituency, the effects on Epsom and...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Pendle constituency, the effects on Pendle of her...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Preseli, Pembrokeshire constituency, the effects on...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as closely as possible to the constituency, the effects on Rochdale constituency of...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to West Dorset constituency, the effects on West Dorset of...

      Disability Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on small businesses of the uncertainties regarding the Disability Discrimination Act 2000 set out...

      Disability Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints relating to discrimination on the basis of (a) age, (b) gender, (c) race and (d) sexual preference were made against her...

      Electronic Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many electronic devices are owned by the Department, broken down by type.

      E-mail Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will estimate the proportion of the adult population in (a) the UK, (b) the South West and (c) South Gloucestershire who had domestic...

      Emigration Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to license emigration consultants and companies dealing with inquiries from would-be emigrants from the UK.

      Employment Appeals Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in how many (a) industrial tribunal cases and (b) appeals to the Employment Appeals Tribunal since 1997, the band of reasonable responses test...

      Employment Appeals Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to review the working of the band of reasonable responses test in (a) industrial tribunal cases and (b) Employment Appeals...

      Energy Policy/Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Government's hydrogen energy strategy will be published.

      Energy Policy/Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much and what percentage of public expenditure on energy research and development was spent on research and development for (a) nuclear...

      Energy Policy/Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much and what percentage of public expenditure on energy research and development for the financial year 2004–05 is planned to be...

      EU Committees

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

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the (i) Joint Committee with the countries of the European...

      EU Committees

      To ask the State for Trade and Industry how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on Restrictive Practices and Dominant Positions...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on Concentrations between...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Advisory Committee on Protection Against Dumped...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Committee (i) on Fees, Implementation Rules and the...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of whether the EU constitution will increase the powers of the EU over trade policy.

      EU Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support her Department will give to the development of a working partnership between developers, investors and the commercial sector to...

      European Data Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the nature of information (a) exchanged, (b) stored and (c) passed on to non-EU countries in connection with...

      European Development Money

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library a list of UK recipients of European Development Money funds since 1997, indicating in each case what (a) sums...

      Ex-directory Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is planning to take to stop companies publishing ex-directory telephone numbers on the internet.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department took to consult business organisations regarding the introduction of new Export Credits Guarantee Department forms.

      Exporters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the effects on exporters of the Support for Exhibitions and Seminars Abroad Scheme; and if she will make a...

      Exporters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies based in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK have received assistance under the Support for Exhibitions and Seminars...

      External Suppliers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many tenders were let by her Department to external suppliers in the financial year 2003–04; and what the value was.

      Fast Patrol Vessel Defender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2005, Official Report, columns 628–29W, on the Fast Patrol Vessel Defender, to whom the vessel was...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has held with the RSPCA on ways of restricting the (a) sale and (b) use of noisy fireworks; and if she will make a statement.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many inquiries have been made by members of the general public to her Department for information under Freedom of Information legislation...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what categories of information are available under Freedom of Information legislation that have not been provided in written parliamentary...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what applications were made to her Department during January under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; what the cost was of discovery and...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her policy is in respect of the publication (a) on the departmental website and (b) by placing copies in the Library of (i) all or (ii) a...

      Future for Nuclear Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she established the Future for Nuclear group in her Department; what resources have been allocated to the group; which (a) officials and...

      Growth Areas (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding her Department has earmarked for growth areas to ensure that they have the resources required to meet the demands of a growing...

      Handling Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been paid to the Union of Democratic Miners in handling fees for coal health claims.

      Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the results of the consultation on draft regulations to allow the NHS to re-coup costs under the Health and...

      Higher Education (York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was allocated to higher education institutions in the City of York by research councils in 2003–04; and how much she estimates...

      Inspection and Enforcement Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the annual cost of inspection and enforcement activities carried out by (a) her Department and (b) regulatory bodies and agencies...

      Maternity Leave/Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2004, Official Report, column 1380W, on maternity leave, if she will estimate the average length of time...

      Maternity Leave/Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will estimate the change in average length of time taken in paid maternity leave by those receiving (a) statutory maternity pay and (b)...

      Maternity Leave/Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the annual (a) administrative and (b) policy cost of extending maternity pay to (i) nine and (ii) 12 months for...

      Medical Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list companies in the UK making medical instruments, broken down by percentage of market share.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will estimate the percentage of the migrant worker force who are employed by (a) employment agencies and (b) gangmasters.

      Military Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what end-use monitoring agreements relating to the export of military products have been signed since December 2002 with (a) Angola, (b)...

      Ministerial Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the ministerial engagements (a) out of London and (b) in London that she has cancelled since 1 January 2004.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what penalties have been imposed on companies found paying their employees below the minimum wage.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people have benefited from the minimum wage in Rochdale.

      National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many workers in Edinburgh, North and Leith have benefited from the national minimum wage.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new businesses have been established in Coventry since 1997.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new businesses have been created in the Huddersfield constituency since 1997; and how much support in (a) loans and (b) grants the...

      Newcastle-under-Lyme

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

      Newspaper Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions took place with the devolved Administrations prior to the ending of the newspaper registration scheme.

      Newspaper Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost of the newspaper registration scheme was to the Royal Mail in each year since 2000; and what percentage of Royal Mail turnover...

      Newspaper Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultations took place between the Royal Mail and her Department on the abolition of the newspaper registration scheme; and what...

      Nirex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the future structure of Nirex.

      Nuclear Power/Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken in her Department to prepare for the construction of additional nuclear power generating capacity; and what...

      Nuclear Power/Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the future costs of ensuring the secure status of (a) nuclear installations to the end of their decommissioning...

      Nuclear Power/Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many potential threats as defined by the Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003 have occurred at each licensed nuclear installation...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her policy is on the import of spent nuclear fuel into the UK for disposal.

      Office of Civil Nuclear Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who is responsible for the work of the Office of Civil Nuclear Security in Wales; and whether the Office has field inspectors based solely in...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the projects being undertaken by her Department in respect of which information cannot be given in answer to parliamentary...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will answer the question, reference 202791, tabled for answer on 6 December 2004.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will reply to question reference 210278, tabled for answer on 20 January.

      Patent Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Patent Office is undertaking a consultation with business about the new intellectual property system she proposes that Office...

      Photovoltaic Cells/Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the case for continuing funding to companies who are developing photovoltaic cells; and if she will make a...

      Photovoltaic Cells/Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons the Government plans to phase out grant support for photovoltaic energy systems; and what further plans the Government have...

      Post Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations were received by (a) her Department, (b) Postwatch and (c) the Royal Mail from the hon. Member for South Dorset in (i)...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on future ownership of the Post Office.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on provision of post office services in Amington ward in Tamworth.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices there were in Shrewsbury and Atcham in each year since 1997.

      Professional Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much had been paid for professional fees in respect of coal health claims to the top 20 highest paid solicitor practices at the latest...

      Professional Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been paid for solicitors to date for professional fees in respect of coal health claims.

      Project Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the 10 largest (a) research and development and (b) construction projects sponsored by her Department since 1997 that are yet to recoup...

      Regional Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what regional (a) bodies, (b) institutions, (c) taskforces, (d) panels, (e) offices and (f) organisations the Government have established...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much in EU grants was distributed through regional development agencies in each of the last three years; and what the total amount...

      Renewables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2005, Official Report, column 482W, on renewables, what the reasons are for the difference between the...

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) resource allocation and (b) competition deadlines for the Grants for Research and Development are for each region in 2005–06.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the occasions on which sections of uranium nuclear reactor fuel rods have been discovered outside the area where special...

      Skills Training Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will assess progress made since 13 March 1989 in safeguarding pension arrangements for Skills Training Agency staff who transferred...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry from which regulations the Small Business Service has pressed for an exemption for small businesses since 2000; and on which occasions an...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses in York have been helped by the Small Business Service since 1997.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from (a) industry and (b) trade associations in the past three months on her proposal to reduce support...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received from small and medium-sized enterprises following changes to the Support for Exhibitions and Seminars...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance has been issued by her Department to advise small and medium-sized businesses on (a) protecting the security of staff and...

      Solar Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will continue the funding of grants for the installation of domestic solar water heating systems.

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the effect of her Department's Solar Photovoltaics Major Demonstration Programme on private sector investment...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2005, Official Report, column 1713W, on solar photovoltaics, how many projects were included in the 2004...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her Department's estimate of the number of full-time equivalent jobs in the UK solar PV sector is in the last year for which information...

      Special Representative for International Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the appointment process was for the Special Representative for International Trade and Investment; and what the (a) role and (b)...

      Statutory Audit Requirements (Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses in (a) York and (b) Yorkshire were exempt from the statutory audit requirement in 1997; and how many are exempt from that...

      Stem Cell Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial commitment her Department plans to make to stem cell research in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.

      Support and Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) criteria she has used and (b) research she has commissioned in order to assess the effects on the economy of reforms made by her...

      Surplus Assets Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of sales of surplus assets from her Department was in each year since 2000–01.

      Telecom Billing Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations she has received about Telecom Billing Services Ltd. and their premium rate service.

      Television Sets (Recycling)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the cost to local authorities of recycling television sets.

      Town Centres (Businesses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial incentives the Government (a) have in place and (b) are planning to support (i)small and (ii) specialised businesses to remain...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with the US Administration about its policy on countries entering into international environmental agreements as...

      Trade Balance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment she has made of trends in the UK's balance of trade figures.

      Trade Development Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research her Department has undertaken into the impact of reducing the role of trade associations and chambers of commerce in delivering...

      Trading Relationships (Food)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations her Department has received in each of the last three years for which figures are available in respect of the nature...

      Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many successful prosecutions there have been by trading standards officers in each of the last five years under the Property...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what calculation his Department has made of the (a) physical, (b) environmental and (c) health impacts of the detonation of a single trident nuclear...

      UK Gas Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will urge the European Commission to undertake an investigation into the operation of the UK wholesale gas market; and if she will make...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when UK Trade and Investment will begin to limit its support to new exporters.

      UK-Israel Trade Relations

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

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what statistics trading standards officers are required to compile on the sale of alcohol to under-age individuals; (2) what guidance...

      Underprivileged People Overseas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government takes to ensure that overseas operations by companies registered in the UK do not harm underprivileged people...

      Union of Democratic Mineworkers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will suspend her Department's handling agreement with the Union of Democratic Mineworkers subsidiary company Vendside while concerns...

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive on the disposal of waste goods.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many megawatts of installed capacity of wind power have been (a) applied for and (b) approved in each of the last five years in (i)...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beef Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps she is taking to (a) promote British beef to countries which refuse to permit its importation and (b) secure...

    • Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abandoned vehicles were recovered in (a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02, (c) 2002–03 and (d) 2003–04,...

      Burnley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Burnley constituency, the effects...

      CAP Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Government will press for the introduction of a ceiling on Common Agricultural Policy payments to individuals.

      Cattle Birth Notifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress officials in her Department have made since 11 December 2004 on reviewing arrangements for enforcing the...

      Civil Servants (Relocation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many civil servants in her Department have (a) been relocated and (b) been agreed for relocation in the last 12 months;...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the EU Agriculture Commissioner on the degree of control over agricultural policy...

      Contaminated Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding her Department has allocated to the Environment Agency for the development and delivery of training to local...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will provide a response to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw regarding odour emissions from Mission mushroom farm.

      Countryside Stewardship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Countryside Stewardship payments for 2004–05 have been paid.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanism is used for the distribution of dairy premium and additional dairy payment to dairy farmers in England.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of dairy premium and additional dairy payment will be distributed to non-dairy farmers in England.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dairy farmers there were in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Land Purchases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what acreage of land formerly owned by Solway Light Aviation at Great Orton Airfield has been acquired by her Department; and...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the Coventry, South constituency, the...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as closely as possible to the constituency, the effect of her...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 0if she will set out, with statistical information relating as closely as possible to Chorley constituency, the effect of her...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to West Dorset constituency, the effects...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Preseli, Pembrokeshire constituency,...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to South-East Cambridgeshire constituency,...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Witney constituency, the effects on...

      Deregulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many EU (a) regulations and (b) directives covering matters within the responsibility of her Department have been...

      Deregulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many regulations have been repealed by her Department since 1 October 2004.

      Farm Plastic Collections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what farm plastic collections are made in (a) Stroud and (b) Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.

      Farmers (Bureaucracy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to merge agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which her Department is responsible in order...

      Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce the burden of administration on farm assured farms.

      Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many visits on average she expects officials will make to farms in relation to the single farm payment.

      Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements will be put in place for interim payments to be made where there is a delay in the payment of the single...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cetaceans have been reported stranded during the 2004–05 season of the pair trawl sea bass fishery.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to combat fly-tipping.

      Food Imports (African Products)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the impact of imports of African food products into western markets on farmers in the UK.

      Gangmaster Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department has issued to assist legitimate labour providers in complying with gangmasters licensing regulations.

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department is taking in connection with the failure of the US Administration to notify the UK before March of...

      Green Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that the new Government policy and guidance on the vehicular use of green lanes outlined in Making the...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many UK hazardous waste landfills are licensed to receive contaminated soils.

      Huddersfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Huddersfield constituency, the...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many litter abatement orders have been served.

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps an individual can take to encourage local authorities to fulfil their responsibilities in relation to litter and...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her Department's agencies on measures to tackle litter in the countryside.

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with companies that use large quantities of food wrapping paper on (a) mechanisms to...

      Livestock Burial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she is taking against those farmers who continue to engage in on-farm burial of livestock.

      Lobsters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Department's proposed prohibition on the landing of berried hen lobsters is planned to come into force; whether she...

      Milk Quota

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she expects that the UK will be able to fulfil its milk quota for the last financial year; and if she will make a...

      Ministerial Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Minister for Nature Conservation and Fisheries will list his official engagements up to the Easter recess.

      Nirex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the operations of Nirex will be (a) overseen and (b) funded under the new management arrangements.

      North Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on...

      Pet Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the scientific basis is of her decision to permit within the terms of the proposed Animal Welfare Bill the...

      Pet Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to make a decision on whether to make available the relevant background information derived from...

      Sewers and Drains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will require that all sewers and drains are laid by suitably qualified persons.

      Sewers and Drains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the Government's proposals to transfer ownership of private sewers and lateral drains from...

      Sewers and Drains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has conducted into the state of the sewers that it will be transferring to water companies; and...

      Sewers and Drains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of whether average household water bills will increase to take account of the costs...

      Single Farm Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of incorrect maps being used for the purposes of the single farm payment have occurred; and if she will make a...

      SSSIs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for how many sites of special scientific interest (SSSI) in England conservation objectives have been prepared in accordance...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Department for Trade and Industry on the recent Office of Fair Trading findings on...

      Traffic Regulation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the expected issue date for advice on the pre-emptive use of traffic regulation orders, as...

      Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total travel costs to her Department have been for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials for each...

      Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with local authorities concerning Schedule 2 of the Statutory Controlled Waste Regulations 1992;...

      Waste Management Licensing Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the timetable for alteration of paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 to the Waste Management Licensing...

      Waste Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste collected in City of York has been recycled in each year since 1996–97; what financial...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Diabetes (Public Service Recruits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures have been put in place by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to medically assess people with diabetes who apply to join the...

    • Births (Londonderry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children living in East Londonderry constituency have been born since 1 September 2002.

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent in each of the last four years in Government grants to support business in Northern Ireland.

      CAP Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the 100 largest payments made through the common agricultural policy to farms or enterprises in Northern Ireland for...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funds have been added to the Northern Ireland budget as a result of the Chancellor's commitments to early years and child care funding.

      Civil Servants

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

      Construction Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of apprentices entering the construction industry of the costs to businesses of premiums...

      Decommissioning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the annual (a) salaries paid to and (b) allowances claimed by members of the Decommissioning Commission in each year since its...

      Cross-Border Implementation Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the budget was for the Cross-Border Implementation Bodies for each of the last 10years; what percentage change has taken place in these...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland 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,...

      Fixed Penalty Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many fixed penalty fines for driving offences have been issued in the last three years in the Province; and what revenue was raised from...

      Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to increase funding for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

      Jordanstown Swimming Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the closure of the University of Ulster's Jordanstown swimming pool.

      Long-term Care (Benefits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the entitlement to full state pension and other relevant benefits of patients receiving long-term care in hospitals announced in the...

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full days each Northern Ireland Minister was on duty in the Province during each of the last 12 months.

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days each Minister in his Department has spent on duty in the Province in the last 12 months.

      Newry and Mourne (Regeneration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money was spent by each Government Department in the Newry and Mourne district council area on (a) urban regeneration and (b) economic...

      Nutts Corner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for the improvement of the racing and customer facilities at Nutts Corner racing circuit.

      Pensioner Households (Additional Payments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2005, Official Report, column 706W, on Northern Ireland, whether persons in Northern Ireland whose...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with (a) the Irish Government and (b) ICI on pension arrangements for former employees of Richardson's Fertilisers...

      Police Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland has adopted the colour vision requirements arising from his Department's review of the medical...

      Police Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average Police Service of Northern Ireland response time to emergency calls was in (a) North Down District Command Unit (DCU) area and...

      Polling Stations (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many designated polling stations in each constituency in the Province have purpose-built wheelchair access; and if he will make a statement.

      Postage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on postage by the Department in each year since 1997.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether improvements to (a) the A24 road between Belfast and Carryduff and (b) the A7 road between Carryduff and Saintfield are planned over the...

      RUC Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the Part-Time RUC Reserve resigned as a result of intimidation or other terrorist activity during the Troubles.

      Sinn Fein/IRA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much of the fine imposed by the Government on Sinn Fein/IRA in April 2004 has been paid since the first report of the Independent Monitoring...

      Source of Leak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in identifying the source of the leak within the Police Service Northern Ireland or the Police Ombudsman's office...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints were made by departmental civil servants regarding the conduct of special advisers between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of teachers progressing to point 2 of the Upper Pay Spine has been over the past three years.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students graduated in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years with teaching qualifications.

      Textile Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what support the Government is making available to assist the (a) Saville Row textile company and (b) Northern Ireland textile industry; and...

      Unallocated Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his latest estimate is of unallocated departmental spending in (a) 2005–06, (b) 2006–07, and (c) 2007–08; and if he will...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what alternatives to landfill for waste disposal are available in Northern Ireland.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much waste was disposed of to landfill in Northern Ireland in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of whether Northern Ireland will reach its recycling targets under the Landfill Directive.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether people resident in residential care homes are eligible to claim attendance allowance.

    • Benefit Payment Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on payment mechanisms for state benefits.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what action he proposes to take regarding benefits and direct payments being claimed by carers on behalf of claimants with particular...

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for bereavement benefits there were in each of the last five years; how many were submitted by individuals in receipt of...

      Child-related Benefits (Separated Parents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the implications for the Department for Work and Pensions of the ruling by the Court of Appeal that a...

      Civil Servants (Relocation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many civil servants in his Department have (a) been relocated and (b) been agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the hon. Member for Walsall, North will receive a reply to his letter of 9 March concerning a constituent.

      Departmental Budget

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

      Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to help disabled people find employment.

      Invalidity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions have been made in the Government's medium-term forecasts in his Department's benefit expenditure tables with regard to the...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what minimum notice period Jobcentre Plus gives when cancelling contracts with employment and training providers; (2) when the decision...

      Jobseekers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the main reasons for claimants leaving jobseeker's allowance; and how many people there were in each category of departure in...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2005, Official Report, column 604W, on contracting out rebate rates, if he will publish the advice received...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of pensioners who will be in receipt of pension credit in 2009–10 of (a) a...

      Pension Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on (a) male and (b) female recipients of (i) the basic state pension, (ii) additional pension, (iii) guarantee...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received about the exempting of equity release capital in calculating pensioner entitlements.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will extend the £200 refund to council tax paying pensioner households to include households comprising a single female pensioner...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in receipt of (a) housing benefit, (b) council tax benefit, (c) pension credit and (d) other means-tested benefits incur a...

      Post Office Ltd. Computer System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times the Post Office Ltd. computer system for administering pension payments has failed; how many pensioners were affected; and what...

      Regional Offices

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

      Regional Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what regional (a) bodies, (b) institutions, (c) taskforces, (d) panels, (e) offices and (f) organisations the Government have established since...

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what initiatives his Department is taking to reduce the numbers of sick days taken by staff in the Department.

      Training Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial penalties were paid in each financial year since 1997–98 to training providers by the Department for training courses...

      Vaccine Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2005, Official Report, column 1042W, on vaccine damage, how much each of the payments to victims of vaccine...

      Workforce (50 Years Plus)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in, and what percentage of, the workforce were aged 50 years or above in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; what the percentage change was...

  • Health

    • Choosing Health"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence's work programme to support the aims of the public health White Paper, Choosing...

    • Abortion (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed in the Romford and Havering constituencies in each year since 1997.

      Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what indicators are being used to determine whether the scanning services provided by Alliance Medical are good value for money; (2) what policies...

      Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list the individuals who were involved in the negotiation of the contract for Alliance Medical to provide scanning services to the NHS;...

      Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what factors were taken into consideration when determining whether Alliance Medical should provide scanning services in the NHS; (2) if he will...

      Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the technical specifications are of the scanning equipment used by Alliance Medical in the mobile scanner unit under the contract held with the...

      Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the complaints procedure is for patients dissatisfied with services provided by Alliance Medical; (2) what his policy is on where legal...

      Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procurement process was undertaken by his Department before entering into the contract with Alliance Medical for the provision of CT and MRI scans.

      Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment was made by his Department of Alliance Medical's employment policy, with particular reference to the recognition of trade unions, prior to...

      Care Home Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes have complied to date with the Government's requirement for 50 per cent. of support staff to have obtained NVQ Level 2 by the end of...

      Chronic Disease Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to develop a co-ordinated approach to chronic disease management in patients with (a) diabetes, (b) heart disease and (c) kidney...

      Civil Servants (Relocation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many civil servants in his Department have (a) been relocated and (b) been agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas of the...

      CMP Practitioners Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on the CMP Practitioners Conference at Turnberry on 10 and 11 March.

      Counter-Fraud and Security Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2005, Official Report, column 123W, on counter-fraud and security management service, how many cases investigated by...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2005, Official Report, columns 680–81W, on dentistry, how many dental practices were on the nhs.uk.database on...

      Digital Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2005, Official Report, column 1051W, on digital hearing aids, what mechanisms are in place to monitor the 18-week...

      Disability Buggies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discretion general practitioners have to charge patients for issuing forms for use of a disability buggy; and if he will make a statement.

      Food Standards Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Food Standards Agency will accept the derogation granted by the Italian Government to 121 nutrient sources under the provisions of the Food...

      Food Supplements Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will table amendments to the Food Supplements Directive in the Council of Ministers to allow the sale on domestic national markets of products which...

      Health Care Worker Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recommendations on healthcare worker screening were made by the ad hoc risk assessment group commissioned by his Department in December 2002; and...

      Health Care Worker Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish his Department's consultation on screening healthcare workers.

      Health Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2004, Official Report, column 503W, on Health Direct, when he expects to announce the (a) set-up and (b) running...

      Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of health expenditure relating to (a) nicotine, (b) alcohol and (c) illegal drug use in each of the last five years.

      Health White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2004, Official Report, column 504W, on Health White Paper, what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the...

      Hospital Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the national audit of deaths caused by hospital acquired infections announced by the Chief Medical Officer in December 2003 is operational; and if...

      Hospital-Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of surgical site infection was in each quarter since October 1997, broken down by category of surgical procedure.

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target rate for the update of immunisation against infection in the event of an influenza pandemic will be, assuming that an effective vaccine...

      Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether guidance issued by the Joint Committee on vaccinations and immunisations is mandatory for (a) primary care trusts and (b) hospital trusts.

      Klinefelter Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on treatment for those who have Klinefelter syndrome; and if he will make a statement.

      Meat Hygiene Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his plans for the Meat Hygiene Service.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has allocated to telephone support lines for people with mental illness in each of the last five years.

      Mobile Scanner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment was made of the North Durham area in order to find sites suitable for a mobile scanner.

      MRI Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2005, Official Report, column 1910W, on MRI scans, if he will set out for each month for which he has records the...

      NHS Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many working days have been lost due to (a) sickness and (b) absenteeism in the NHS in each of the past 10 years.

      NHS Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS beds there were in each year since 1997.

      NHS Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what charges have been introduced for NHS services since 1975.

      NHS Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department adopted the policy of not disclosing the total value of contracts held between the NHS and providers; (2) if he will list the...

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency's operating costs are funded.

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether hospital trusts are required to use the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency to source any of their supplies.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified (a) nurses, (b) midwives and (c) health visitors have (i) entered and (ii) completed return to practice schemes in the NHS in England...

      NHS Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ban premium rate charges for (a) incoming calls made to and (b) outgoing calls made from bedside phones in NHS hospitals; and if he will make a...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2005, Official Report, column 1469W on hospitals, in which year of the rolling breakeven period each of the NHS trusts...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total expenditure in the NHS in England sourced (a) from NHS banks, (b) from nursing agencies and (c) by NHS professionals was in each financial...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure by West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service NHS Trust was in each of the financial years since 2001–02 on employing (a)...

      Occupational Code Definitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the definitions of NHS occupational codes found under the NHS work force statistics for (a) all non-clinical jobs, (b) all clinical jobs, (c)...

      Occupational Code Definitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the NHS occupational codes and their definitions for all (a) non-clinical and (b) clinical jobs, broken down by (i) strategic health...

      Out-of-hours Services (Northumberland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he received a copy of the Review of Out-of-Hours Services in Northumberland, undertaken by Northumberland Care Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS...

      Overseas Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to propose (a) bilateral agreements and (b) memoranda of understanding with countries other than India, Spain, Philippines...

      Passive Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to inform the public of the effects of inhaling secondhand tobacco smoke; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of...

      PFI Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total value is of private finance initiative projects granted approval by his Department since 1997.

      Pharmaceutical Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received in relation to conduct of research involving pharmaceutical companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list regulatory impact assessments which have included health impact assessments.

      Student Grant Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evaluation has been made of the performance of the unit processing student grant applications for postgraduate courses in terms of (a) accuracy of...

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Public Service Agreement target to increase year on year the proportion of drug users successfully sustaining or completing treatment...

      Tattoos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he takes to ensure that the contents of inks used by tattooists do not contain chemicals at a level which is prejudicial to public health.

      Tea Tree Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has identified potential risks to human health from the use of products containing tea tree oil; and if he will make a statement on EU...

      University Hospital, North Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of a scan undertaken by the University Hospital North Durham was in 2004–05.

      Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to monitor the effectiveness of procedures that ensure that all appropriate information about vulnerable adults, including...

      Waiting Times (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times for (a) inpatient and (b) outpatient treatment in hospitals in Leeds were in (i)1993, (ii) 1995, (iii) 1997 and (iv)the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Sikh Community

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance the Cabinet Office has issued to Government Departments on separately (a) recognising and (b) monitoring service provision to British...

  • Defence

    • Agency Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for financial years (a) 2001–02, (b) 2000–01, (c) 1999–2000, (d) 1998–99 and (e) 1997–98...

    • Agency Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for financial years (a) 2001–02, (b) 2000–01, (c) 1999–2000, (d) 1998–99 and (e) 1997–98...

      Charge Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what use is made of charge cards by officials in procuring defence equipment in excess of a value of £5,000.

      Advertising Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many advertising contracts, and to what value, were signed by his Department in the periods (a) 1 September 2004 to 1 March 2005 and (b) 1 September...

      Annual Report and Accounts 2003–04

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the outcome of the appeal referred to in Note 13 (ii) of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2003–04.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the new Armed Forces Compensation Scheme for injuries and deaths occurring after 6 April provides an exemption to the five-year limit for claims...

      Arms Exports (India)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the benefit to the UK (a) economy and (b) labour market of India's proposed purchase of 125 fighter jets; and...

      Army Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of a fully equipped infantry regiment was in the last year for which figures are available; how this cost would change if it were deployed...

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers who made complaints under Army redress procedures since 1997 subsequently committed suicide.

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what have been the total (a) damages awarded against the Department and (b) Department's legal costs since 1997 with respect to cases in the British...

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints that have been considered under Army redress procedures have resulted in legal action before the (a) employment tribunal, (b) High...

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many decisions of the Army board on complaints under the redress system have been overturned by a court of law since 1997; for what reasons these...

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many complaints have been considered by the Army board from soldiers who are serving, or who have served, at (a) Deepcut barracks and (b) ITC...

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) officers, (b) non-commissioned officers and (c) private soldiers have been disciplined following the outcome of (i) an Army board decision,...

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the complaints under Army redress procedures upheld or partially upheld between 1997 and 2003 related to issues of bullying or harassment;...

      Army Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints have been considered by the Army Board from soldiers who are serving, or who have served, at (a) Deepcut Barracks and (b) ITC...

      Army Discipline

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

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the current book value of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) was purchased from (a) foreign companies and (b) US companies; and...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure the Atomic Weapons Establishment has been authorised to make in the United States in each year since 1997.

      Baha Mousa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what insurgency material was seized in the raid that led to the apprehending of Baha Mousa.

      Beef Supply Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monetary value of beef supply contracts for his Department has been in each year since 1997, broken down by contracts with (a) Scottish...

      Belgrano Files

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what circumstances have led to the proposed publication of the Government files on the sinking of the Belgrano in 1982.

      Biometric Recognition Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what use his Department is making of biometric facial recognition technology; and if he will make a statement.

      British Forces Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people worked for the British Forces Post Office on (a) 1 January and (b) 1 January 2004; how many were employed in Scotland in each case;...

      Bugaled Breizh Trawler

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2004, Official Report, columns 410–12W, on the Bugaled Breizh trawler, whether HMS Turbulent was due to...

      Bugaled Breizh Trawler

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2004, Official Report, columns 410–12W, on the Bugaled Breizh trawler, how long HMS Turbulent remained in...

      Bugaled Breizh Trawler

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2004, Official Report, columns 410–12W, on the Bugaled Breizh Trawler, what the itinerary was of the two Dauphin...

      Bugaled Breizh Trawler

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2004, Official Report, columns 410–12W, on the Bugaled Breizh trawler, which UK and French submarines...

      Bugaled Breizh Trawler

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2004, Official Report, columns 410–12W, on the Bugaled Breizh trawler, which French and Dutch vessels were in...

      Chinook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the airworthiness review of the Chinook HC2 helicopter was conducted; and if he will place a copy of the review in the Library.

      Chinook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place copies of the 14 annexes and nine enclosures listed on Page 52 of the Chinook HC1 Airworthiness Review Report in the Library.

      Chinook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when each of the source software codes necessary for testing the airworthiness of the HC2 and HC2a Chinook helicopters were provided by the manufacturers...

      Chinook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the complete RAF Board of Inquiry into the crash of a RAF Chinook HC1 helicopter ZA672 on 6 May 1988.

      Chinook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the legal advice provided to the reviewing officers in relation to the crash of RAF Chinook ZD576.

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many conferences were (a) attended by officials from his Department, (b) cancelled by and (c) facilitated by his Department in each year since 1997;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr for answer on 21 February concerning the British...

      Cost Recovery (DFID)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the costs recovered by his Department from the Department for International Development in the most recent year for which figures are...

      Databases

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

      Dean May

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the recommendations made by the judge following the conviction of Staff Sergeant Dean May for manslaughter at Winchester Crown court in...

      Deaths in Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many deaths in combat of (a) Iraqis and (b) British Forces occurred (i) during formal hostilities in Iraq and (ii) since the conclusion of formal...

      Defence Employment (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people work for the MOD Police; how many are employed in Scotland; what the figures were in each case in January 2004; what the personnel costs...

      Defence Expenditure (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for each financial year from 1997–98 to 2001–02 the Service Children's Education Unit spent in Scotland (a)...

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures his Department has in place to encourage the retention of scientists (a) within DSTL and (b) engaged in research in other parts of the...

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase DSTL funding for research projects.

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the ratio of DSTL research spending, excluding spending contracted out to third parties, to DSTL spending on other activities in the last period...

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence through what methods DSTL scientists acquire hands-on research expertise in the (a) science and technology projects and (b) equipment procurement areas...

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average salary of DSTL research scientists is.

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the Government's science and technology projects and equipment procurement spending in each of the last five years occurred without...

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what technical sources the Department used for impartial advice on the Government's (a) science and technology projects and (b) equipment procurement...

      Defence Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) science, (b) technology projects and (c) equipment procurement budgets were for 2001–04; and what the value was of projects that...

      Defence Service Agencies (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people work for the (a) Defence Bills Agency and (b) Defence Dental Agency; how many in each agency are employed in Scotland; and what the...

      Defence Service Agencies (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people worked for the Veterans Agency (a) in 2003–04 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available; how many were employed in...

      Defence Service Agencies (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people work for the Defence Medical Education and Training Agency; how many are employed in Scotland; what the equivalent figures were in 2004;...

      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 Meteorological Office 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 Medical Supplies Agency spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b)...

      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 Defence Vetting Agency spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b)...

      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 Defence Transport and Movements Agency spent in Scotland (a) in monetary...

      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 Defence Storage and Distribution Agency spent in Scotland (a) in...

      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 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory spent in Scotland (a) in...

      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 Army Base and Repair Organisation spent in Scotland (a) in monetary...

      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 Defence Medical Education and Training Agency spent in Scotland (a) in...

      Defence Service Agencies (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for financial years (a) 2001–02, (b) 2000–01, (c) 1999–2000, (d) 1998–99 and (e) 1997–98...

      Departmental Accounts

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

      Departmental Budget

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

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to his Department was for accountancy services in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his estimate is of the cost of building refurbishment carried out by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Costs

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

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his estimate is of the cost of (a) ministerial cars and drivers and (b) taxis for his Department in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Costs

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

      Departmental Costs

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

      Departmental Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) seminars, (c) workshops, (d) exhibitions and (e) press conferences which have been sponsored by his Department...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much has been spent by his Department on lighting in each year since 1997; (2) how many items of electrical equipment were used by his...

      Departmental Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value was of receipts from (a) royalties, (b) compensation and insurance receipts and (c) sales of licences that were (i) appropriated in aid of...

      Disabled People (Access)

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

      Dr. Wouter Basson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) who authorised the visit of Dr. Wouter Basson of South Africa to Porton Down in 1985; for what purpose; and if he will make a statement. (2) which...

      Equal Pay (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will investigate whether there are salary disparities between staff at the same grades within the civilian security staff employed by his...

      EU Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the European Union directives and regulations relating to his Department that have been implemented in each of the last two years,...

      Euratom Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which installations and bases operated by or on behalf of his Department are subject to Euratom regulation; and which nuclear materials are subject to...

      Eurocorps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 27 January 2005, Official Report, columns 539–40W, on Eurocorps, if he will place a copy of the register listing the...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the effect of the coming into force of the European Constitution on the operation of his Department, with reference to (a)...

      External Suppliers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many tenders were let by his Department to external suppliers in the financial year 2003–04; and what the value was.

      Fallujah

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

      First World War Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to destroy any of the records of medals issued to First World War personnel.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what categories of information are available under Freedom of Information legislation that have not been provided in written parliamentary answers by his...

      Gaelic Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the use of the Gaelic language; and what plans his Department has to prepare and implement a Gaelic language scheme.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) the Governor of Gibraltar and (c) the Government of Gibraltar on the future...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the basis is for the analogue parity agreement in pay and conditions between the Ministry of Defence Police and the Gibraltar Services Police.

      Gliding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the value of gliding training and practice to the armed forces.

      Gliding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which gliding clubs are supported by his Department in the Portsmouth/Gosport area; and whether this support is projected to continue.

      Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims in respect of Gulf War related illness have been (a) rejected and (b) accepted by the Veterans Agency, Blackpool; and how many claims...

      Gulf War Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Gulf War veterans are in prison; for what reason each was imprisoned; and what treatment has been provided to them.

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value was of the contracted task raised against the Harrier Post Design Services Contract.

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the expected in-service date of the Harrier GR9 jet is.

      Hearing Loss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of whether an additive relationship exists between noise-induced hearing loss and age-related hearing loss; and...

      Hearing Loss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces are recorded as having sustained noise-induced hearing loss on service in Iraq since March 2003.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place copies in the Library of all (a) reports, (b) memoranda, (c) audits and (d) other evaluations that were produced (i) by Boscombe Down...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of all (a) reports, (b) documents and (c) memoranda produced by, or on behalf of, Boscombe Down in 1988,...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 2 March 2005, Official Report, column 1231W, to my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Sussex (Mr. Soames), on helicopters, whether...

      Heroes Return Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many grants have been made under the Heroes Return scheme to (a) organisations and (b) individuals in Banff and Buchan; and if he will give details...

      Heroes Return Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people from Chorley have participated in the Heroes Return programme.

      HRH Prince Andrew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions HRH Prince Andrew has used the Department's vehicles, vessels and planes for private use in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; and at what cost.

      Illegal Drug Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of military intervention to eradicate the cultivation of illegal drug crops internationally was in each of the last 20 years, broken down...

      Inglis Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with (a) Barnet council and (b) the Mayor of London concerning the future of the site at Inglis Barracks, Mill Hill when it...

      Inglis Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department will start to market the site at Inglis Barracks, Mill Hill; and if he will make a statement.

      Inglis Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to preserve the historic officers' mess building at Inglis Barracks, when British Forces Post Office vacate the premises; and if he...

      Inglis Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to ensure a continuation of light industrial use of (a) all and (b) part of the Inglis Barracks, Mill Hill site when it is no longer...

      Interrogation/Counter-Resistance Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason and in what capacity Colonel Chris Terrington saw a version of the CJTF-7 Interrogation and Counter-Resistance Policy document in...

      Interrogation/Counter-Resistance Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the UK officer acting as Deputy Senior Judge Advocate in Iraq advised his superiors in the UK chain of command that interrogation...

      Interrogation/Counter-Resistance Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the letter to the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr of 31 January 2004 from the Minister of State in his Department (1) what...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ask his United States counterpart to investigate claims made by former US Marine Jimmy Massey that US Coalition Forces in Iraq shot dead...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether private security firms and personnel are employed in the (a) management and (b) running of prisons and detention centres under the control of the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to hold an independent investigation into deaths that have occurred in British custody in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many investigations have been held into deaths and injuries allegedly caused by UK forces in Iraq; and what the status of each investigation is.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many representations have been made to UK military authorities in Iraq by prisoners of war of (a) Iraqi and (b) other nationality in accordance with...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department took to secure the United Nations World Food Programme sites on the outskirts of Basra; what assessment he has made of what was...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 18 November 2004, Official Report, column 1830W, on Iraq, when he will write to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many persons arrested in Iraq by UK forces have been transferred to the custody of the United States.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British service personnel have made allegations of mistreatment of detainees by US service personnel at Camp Bucca in Um-Qasr.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) armed services personnel have received on alleged kidnappings by members of the Badr Brigade in...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the British Deputy in the Office of the Senior Judge Advocate in Iraq asked Major George O'Kane to investigate allegations of abuse at Abu...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his letter to the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr of 31 January, what the remit was of the British Deputy in the Office of the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) combatant and (b) non-combatant deaths during the conflict in Iraq; and how this number...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any detainees originally captured by UK forces have been detained in Camp Cropper.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department played a part in the preparation of the Iraqi casualty figures released on 29 October 2004 by...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department will offer assistance to the Iraqi Government for testing Iraqi citizens who have been exposed to depleted uranium ammunition deployed...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British troops are under investigation with regard to activities in Iraq but have not yet been charged.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice was given to armed service personnel on appropriate material with which to hood prisoners in Iraq prior to the prohibition of this practice.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the number of (a) UK forces killed, (b) UK forces seriously injured, (c) Iraqi forces killed, (d) Iraqi forces severely...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list his Department's IT projects in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) amount spent, (b) purpose, (c) cost of over-run and (d) time of...

      IVF Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons IVF treatment is not available to service personnel or their spouses in Germany through (a) his Department, (b) the British Forces...

      Joint Service Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a list of his Department's extant Joint Service Publications.

      Joint Strike Fighter Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Joint Strike Fighter programme.

      Lancashire Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on how the new name of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, King's Own Borderers Regiment and King's Regiment was arrived at.

      Leasing

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

      Lockheed F-22

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations the Department has received from the United States on purchasing the Lockheed F-22.

      MARS Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the MARS project.

      Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) campaign and (b) war medals have been issued in each of the last five years; and how many of each were made of (i) silver and (ii) cupro nickel.

      Military Abuse (Investigation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the terms of reference are of the general investigation into abuse announced by General Sir Mike Jackson on Friday 25 February.

      Military Bodies (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the grant in aid for the (a) Royal Navy Sports Board, (b) Army Sports Board, (c) Royal Air Force Sports Board, (d) Association of Royal Navy/Royal...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the official engagements that he has undertaken in the UK in the last three months on which he has been accompanied by the local hon....

      Navigational Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's expenditure on naval navigational aids was in each of the last 10 years for (a) Northern Ireland, (b) England and Wales, (c)...

      Navigational Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research he has conducted into the provision of naval navigational aids for (a) military ports and (b) other Ministry of Defence maritime...

      Navigational Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what representations he has received from (a) other Government Departments and (b) Trinity House regarding the provision of naval navigational aids...

      Navigational Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of the present arrangements for provision of navigational aids at naval installations.

      Newspapers/Periodicals

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

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to alter the alert status of British nuclear weapons.

      Oil for Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions took place between the military authorities in the UK and their counterparts in (a) Russia, (b) France and (c) China before the military...

      Overseas Deployments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British service personnel have been deployed or seconded to (a) Guantanamo Bay, (b) Guam and (c) Diego Garcia since 1994.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the projects being undertaken by his Department in respect of which information cannot be given in answer to parliamentary questions as a...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer the questions, reference (a) 204944 and (b) 204945 tabled for answer on 13 December 2004.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to question reference (a) 217452 tabled on 18 February and (b) (i) 201842, (ii) 201845 and (iii) 201832 tabled on 30 November 2004 by...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer questions reference (a) 219028, (b) 219029, (c) 219030, (d) 219031, (e) 219032, (f) 219033 and (g) 219034 tabled on 24 February.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight for answer on 21 March 2005, reference 222937.

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many war pensions have been awarded since 1 January 2002 to service personnel who took part in experiments at the chemical defence establishment,...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) production and (b) testing on animals of botulinum toxin takes place at (i) Porton Down and (ii)other Departmental establishments.

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what investigation there has been as to what manuals, documents, other materials, and information Dr. Wouter Basson of South Africa was given during and...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which employees of Porton Down visited South Africa in the period from 1975 until the collapse of the apartheid regime; for what purpose; and if he will...

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what records his Department has retained relating to pre-1975 visits to South Africa by employees of Porton Down.

      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements have been made for soldiers in Perth constituency suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following their tour of duty in Iraq.

      Prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) detainees, (b) security internees and (c) enemy prisoners of war in Iraq transferred by British forces to the United States military have...

      Prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reports he has received from the (a) UK Prisoner of War Registration Unit and (b) Prisoner Monitoring Team at Camp Bucca.

      Private Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions have taken place with private contractors on replacing work currently undertaken by departmental staff.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many procurement contracts were entered into by his Department in each year since 1981 in which (a) Northrop Grumman Corp and (b) a subsidiary of...

      Puma Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the Airworthiness Review Report into the Puma aircraft.

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the potential for conflicts of interest where QinetiQ is competing for departmental contracts; and if he will...

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role QinetiQ plays in (a) testing and (b) evaluating the effectiveness of military training programmes.

      Queen's Lancashire Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment were issued with the aide memoire on the law of armed conflict; and on what dates.

      Queen's Lancashire Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) representations, (b) letters and (c) petitions opposing the merger of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment were received by his Department; how...

      RAF Defensive Aid Suites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the technology of the in-service Defensive Aid Suite.

      RAF Leeming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel are employed at RAF Leeming.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list by nation and region of the UK selection figures for each of the services for the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Regional Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what regional (a) bodies, (b) institutions, (c) taskforces, (d) panels, (e) offices and (f) organisations the Government have established since May 1997...

      Religious Counsellors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the limits are of confidentiality offered by the Padre or religious counsellor in an Army barracks setting; what (a) guidelines and (b) advice...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of opportunities for research and consulting disseminated by his Department resulted in (a) research reports and (b)...

      Resource Account Codes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library his Department's resource account codes for financial years 2001–02 to 2003–04.

      Resource Budgeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether additional civil servants were employed to deal with resource budgeting in the Department.

      Royal Anglian Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his intention to post the (a) 1st and (b) 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment for tours of duty in Iraq in the next 12 months; and...

      Royal Army Dental Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the (a) manning levels and (b) activities of the Royal Army Dental Corps.

      Royal Irish Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 14 December 2004, Official Report, column 1010W, on the Royal Irish Regiment, if he will provide the information available on...

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last assessed the needs of the Royal Navy for fleet auxiliary support; what the present (a) provision and (b) demand are assessed to be; and what...

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will define what is meant by (a) normal support and (b) reduced support for Royal Navy ships.

      Sea King Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the implications for Royal Naval Aircraft Yard Fleetlands of the Government's proposals for the servicing of Sea King...

      Sergeant Paul Connolly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the outcome of the investigation into the death of Sergeant Paul Connolly at Shaibah logistic base on 26 December 2004 was; on what date a Board of...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial contribution his (a) Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies made to civil space technology in 2004–05; and what financial...

      Sudan 1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) the Food Standards Agency, (b) the Health Protection Agency, (c) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (d) the British...

      Surface Combatants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2005, Official Report, columns 1995–6W, on surface combatants, if he will list the members of the Surface Ships...

      Sustainable Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the refurbishment projects in his Department that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being...

      Swan Hunter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2005, Official Report, column 1017W, on Swan Hunter, what the technical difficulties were; what the costs associated...

      Taskforces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on taskforces and similar bodies in each year since 1997.

      Tornado Crash

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the complete RAF Board of Inquiry into the crash of RAF Tornado F3 ZH558 on 1 September 1994.

      Training Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) cost to the Department, (b) title and (c) location was of each training course organised by his Department for its staff in each financial...

      Training Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial penalties were paid in each financial year since 1997–98 to training providers by the Department for training courses prepared for...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which countries the arming, fusing and firing system components of Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) in which countries the (a) neutron generators and (b) the gas reservoirs of Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured; and if he will make a...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether nuclear material related to the Trident nuclear system is transported through Glasgow; and through which Scottish (a) constituencies and (b)...

      UK Military Lawyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list UK military lawyers who have been based in Iraq since the start of recent military operations; and what the role and function has been of...

      Veterans Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for financial years (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04 the Veterans Agency spent in Scotland (i) in monetary terms...

      Veterans Lapel Badge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons veterans of Suez and other conflicts since the Second World War are ineligible to receive the Veterans Lapel Badge inscribed with the...

      Vote Registration (Service Men)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what action his Department has taken to increase the number of servicemen that are registered to vote.

      Welsh Language Scheme

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Chinese Government on the rights of religious minorities; and if he will make it...

    • Constitution for Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a copy of the proposed Constitution for Europe available in every public library in the United Kingdom.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Totnes of 1 February 2005 about transporting a fishing boat...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the hon. Member for Walsall, North will receive a reply to his letter of 26 January regarding a constituent, reference...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to answer the letters from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton, with regard to (a) Mr. Rashid, dated 14...

      Disaster Victim Identification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what procedures he has established for disaster victim identification following a major overseas incident.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Ethiopian Government in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Ethiopia.

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2005, Official Report, column 891W, whether the Government have requested that (a) the...

      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...

      Guatemala

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Guatemala since the election of President Oscar Berger; (2)...

      Iain Hook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has provided to the BBC about the shooting of Iain Hook by the Israeli Defence Force in Jenin.

      Iain Hook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli government about the shooting of Iain Hook in Jenin.

      Iain Hook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution he has made to United Nations inquiries into the shooting of Iain Hook in Jenin.

      Illegal Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total value was of UK aid to supplier countries donated with the specific intention of eradicating the cultivation of...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations the Government have made to the Iranian Government on human rights.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions and for what purpose he has visited Iran in the last two years; whom he met on each occasion; and what matters...

      Iraq (Legal Advice)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what requests he has received from the parliamentary ombudsman to release details of when Ministers first sought advice on the...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2005, Official Report, column 459W, on Israel, whether Minister Paz-Pines gave an indication...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures he is taking to restitute to the Kenyan Government funds invested in the UK by the Khmer Moi regime.

      Legal Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision his Department makes for assistance to UK citizens encountering long delays in legal actions in other EU countries.

      Maajid Nawaz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations the Government have made to the Egyptian authorities concerning the detention of Maajid Nawaz and...

      Mrs. Inna Isaacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects an independent adjudicator to hear the appeal of Mrs. Inna Isaacs from Brixham, Devon; and if he will make a...

      Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will attend the forthcoming Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

      Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether there is a need to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation treaty to ensure that...

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response he (a) has made and (b) plans to make to the request by his Indian counterpart on 28 March that the nuclear...

      Services Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the proposed EU Directive on Services.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the post of UK Special Envoy to Sudan.

      Tariq Aziz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what access Tariq Aziz has had to his lawyers Emile Ludot and Mathieu Faupin in the last 12 months.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the sources of information on terrorist violence that were used for each organisation proscribed under the...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has made representations to the Ugandan authorities regarding the statement by the Defence Minister Amama...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the ability of the forum for democratic change to operate freely in Uganda.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Ugandan authorities regarding the visit by the Ugandan Defence Minister Amama Mbabazi...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action his Department has taken to counter the Lord's Resistance Army campaign in Northern Uganda.

  • Home Department

    • National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether responsibility for the Probation Service remains with probation boards; whether arrangements were changed under the arrangements set...

    • Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who the members of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs are; and what the professional qualifications of each are.

      Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how members of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs are appointed.

      Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will increase the number of scientific specialists on the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make provision for independent testing of the validity of the review process used by the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Airsoft BB Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ban the use of airsoft BB guns.

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 10 January 2005, Official Report, column 266W, on alcohol-related crime, if he will break down the number of...

      Anitisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures his Department is introducing to divert youngsters from antisocial behaviour.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department has taken sincepublication of the Community Security Trust Anti-Semitic Incidents Report 2004 to combat anti-Semitism.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of levels of anti-Semitism.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on (a) the effectiveness of his Department's policies to combat antisocial behaviour in Lancashire and (b) the...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to respond to the petition that was presented to him on his recent visit to Thirsk regarding local concerns over antisocial...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the anti-social behaviour orders that have been breached were given to people under 18 years of age.

      Anti-terrorism Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were detained under anti-terrorism legislation in each year since 1975; how many were (a) UK and (a) non-UK citizens; how...

      Anti-terrorism Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how frequently the Secretary of State or responsible Ministers have personally reviewed the certification of individuals detained under the...

      Anti-terrorism Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date he, or officials in his Department, started to review the case of prisoner C", then being held in Woodhill Prison; what new...

      Assaults on Police Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police force in England and Wales were assaulted in each of the last five years.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers whose applications for asylum in the UK had failed were convicted of a criminal offence in each year since 1997,...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals residing illegally in the UK have been charged with criminal offences in each year since 1997, broken down by (a)...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the finding by the Prisons Ombudsman that an official in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been refused benefit payments and housing support from the National Asylum Support Service in (a) Leicester and...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average sentences given to individuals convicted of offences involving the baiting and mistreatment...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were convicted of offences involving the baiting or mistreatment of badgers in each of the last five years.

      Births (Public Funds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of babies born to mothers without recourse to public funds in each of the last three years; and if he...

      Border Guard Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dogs are used for the purposes of securing the UK's borders.

      Bream

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREAM) certificate will be awarded to the new Home Office buildings in...

      Burial and Cemeteries Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to (a) publish the responses and (b) respond to the consultation on the burial and cemeteries working group; and if he will...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact reclassification of cannabis has had on (a) England and Wales and (b) the Ribble Valley.

      Caravans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what directions he has given to police forces regarding the checking of (a) transponders on suspected stolen caravans and (b) the Caravan...

      Caravans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many caravans were stolen in (a) 2004, (b) 2003 and (c) 2002; and how many were subsequently recovered.

      Change up Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for projects the Department has received under the ChangeUp Programme; what the total value is of the projects so...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether grant funding of community support officers will continue; and whether the costs of community support officers will be met from...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the 20,000 community support officers the Government proposes to recruit by 2008 are to be posted in Leicester; and if he will...

      Community-based Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community-based sentences have been breached in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) type of sentence and (b) offence committed.

      Consultants

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

      Consultants

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

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether individuals subject to control orders will be entitled to receive compensation for loss of livelihood.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether accommodation will be provided for homeless individuals issued with a control order.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the security agencies which advised the Government that control orders were necessary to control international terrorism,...

      Convention on Regional and National Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to prepare a report for the Council of Europe concerning (a) all aspects of the items raised and (b) the collective view of...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time between death and inquest in the jurisdiction of the Coroner for Cleveland was in 2004; and what the average time...

      Coroners' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to hold a review of the (a) operation and (b) scope of coroners' courts; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 18 November 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr.Carl Walker.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton dated 14 December 2004 with regard to (i) Mr. S....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated (a) 10 November 2004 with regard to Ms Nabila...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 21 November 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Yulima Vincente Vidal.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 21 November 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Dr. A. R. Esta Bragh.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 17 October 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to MsPauline Clear.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood dated 14 December 2004 regarding the resourcing...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 20 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Saira Ahmed.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 19 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Juliet Kufvor.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 20 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. K H Osman.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 31 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Abubeker M Zukrya.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 10 February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Malik Lalendra Fernando.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 7 February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Musonza.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Totnes dated 2 December 2004 about his constituent, Mrs. Janet Wilce of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Totnes dated 15 December 2004 concerning his constituent, Mrs. Dee Baillie of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Totnes dated 2 December 2004 about his constituent, Mrs. Janet Wilce of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to (a) Mr. M. Osman Mohammed, dated 14...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton dated (a) 7 February with regard to Mr. Jamal Mohammed...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 17 February from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford, ref: P1114105, concerning Mr. C. D. Patel.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the e-mail of 15 March from the hon. Member for Nottingham, North requesting an investigation into allegations...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of (a) 24 February concerning a constituent, ref /M5547/5 and (b) 9...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to answer the letters from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton, with regard to (a) Mrs. J. Kaur, dated 16 February,...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to answer the letters from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton, with regard to (a) Mr. M. Osman Mohammood, dated 14...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to answer the letter dated 1 March 2005 from the right hon.Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Mr. P Nyonga.

      Credit/Debit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of the changeover from signature to chip and PIN credit and debit cards and its effect on...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of reported crimes in Leicester, South were classified as (a) violent crimes and (b) distraction burglaries in each year...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the levels of (a) domestic violence, (b) violent crime, (c) vehicle thefts, (d) burglary and (e) overall crime in (i) the Jarrow...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in (a) overall recorded crime, (b) recorded violent crime, (c) burglaries and (d) vehicle thefts in Wimbledon has...

      Criminal Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which offences in the judicial system guilt is determined on the basis of reasonable grounds for suspicion.

      Custody Sergeants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the Serious and Organised Crime and Police Bill on the role of the custody sergeant.

      Deaths Overseas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action is taken following a verdict by a coroner in England and Wales of unlawful killing in respect of a death of a UK national overseas.

      Departmental Budget

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

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost has been of criminal damage to his Department's buildings in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Costs

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

      Departmental Costs

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

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Department spent on lawyers in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) number of actions, (b) number of settlements, (c) number...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were subject to deportation orders in each year since 1997, broken down by country of origin.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people subject to deportation orders in each year since 1997 were successfully deported by the authorities.

      Dip Sampling Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what further safeguards have been built into the dip sampling process since 2003; (2) how compliance with the The Investigation of...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places there were in each detention centre in each year since 1997; and what occupation rates were in each centre.

      Disability and Race Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations he has received concerning non-compliance with the disability and race discrimination legislation; (2) what...

      Disaster Victim Identification

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures he has established for disaster victim identification in the event of a major incident in the UK.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ask the joint Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary team which produced the report...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of domestic violence have been reported to the Metropolitan police in each of the last three years.

      Drink Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of occasions on which drivers drove while above the legal alcohol limit in (a) 1979, (b) 1997 and (c)...

      Drinking Banning Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the proposed drinking banning orders will be used and enforced.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department first saw a copy of the published version of the Review of Road Traffic Offences...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date copy for the document on Road Traffic Offences involving Bad Driving was delivered to the printers; and on what date finished...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women have been charged with drug offences in magistrates courts within the Greater London area in each of the last...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the levels of drug-related crime in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK were in each year...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of reported drug overdose deaths.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment his Department has made of the consequences of prolonged cannabis use.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research has been conducted on the dangers of crystal meth.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of inmates in prisons inEngland and Wales were serving sentences for drug-related convictions in each year since 1975; and...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the cost of provision of x-ray scanning and ultrasound equipment to be used on persons arrested under...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most recent estimate his Department has made of the cost of the illegal drugs trade to the UK economy in a year.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug-related offences occurred in England and Wales in each of the past 10 years; and how many of these crimes were classified as...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the number of people regularly using (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) cannabis and (d) alcohol in...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how levels of cannabis use have changed since the declassification of the drug to class C; and if he will make a statement.

      eBay

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

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many probationers were electronically tagged in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales in each year since tagging commenced;...

      Emergency Works (Scotland) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will discuss with Ministers in the Scottish Executive the effectiveness of the Emergency Works (Scotland) Act 2005 with a view to...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list his official engagements over the last six months; who was present at each meeting; what the (a) date and (b) location was of...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list his official engagements between 1.40 pm and 8 pm on Wednesday 23 February.

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Committee for the implementation of the community...

      European Arrest Warrant

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests have been made in the UK under the European arrest warrant.

      European Communities Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the projects that have operated in the UK since 1997 under the communities funding line judicial co-operation...

      European Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the activity of Eurojust in the UK in the last 12 months; and if he will list its publications and newsletters...

      Faith Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants the Department has made to organisations linked to faith communities in each of the last three years; and for what purposes.

      Firearm Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded firearm offences there were (a) in Leicester and (b) in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Firearm Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many injuries have been caused by (a) air rifles and (b) handguns in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (ii) the North East...

      Firearm Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been killed by a handgun in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in...

      Graffiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to ensure that perpetrators of graffiti receive appropriate punishments; and how many people in Southend...

      Guantanamo Bay Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what basis the Royal Prerogative was used in the decision to refuse Martin Mubanga and Feroz Abbasi British passports.

      Gun Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to restrict the availability of ammunition for guns to ensure that it is only used for permitted uses.

      Gun Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Government's policy is on gun control; and if he will make a statement.

      Gun Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) gun crimes and (b) arrests relating to gun crime there were in (i) England and (ii)each police force area in each year since 1997.

      High Risk Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to increase the percentage of very high and high risk offenders resident in (a) probation hostels and (b) voluntary sector...

      HMP Belmarsh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are detained under his instructions at HMP Belmarsh; for how long each has been detained; and when he expects each to be...

      HMP/YOI Parc

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his response to the findings and concerns expressed in the Annual Report for March 2003 to February 2004 of...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many referrals of (a) immigration, (b) asylum and (c) naturalisation cases to the immigration and nationality directorate by hon. Members...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he next plans to visit the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in Croydon.

      Initiatives (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget has been allocated to the Home Office Marketing and Strategic Communications Unit in each of the last two years; and how many...

      Internet Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers his Department has to limit the availability of anti-Semitic information on the internet.

      Interpretation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which languages interpretation services are offered by (a) qualified interpreters and (b) non-qualified interpreters on behalf of the...

      Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget is for the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre in 2004–05; and whether he plans to increase the budget in future years.

      Judicial System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to reduce (a) costs and (b) waste in the justice system.

      Justice and Home Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcome was of the Justice and Home Affairs Council held on 24 February 2004; what the Government's stance was on the issues...

      Kamal Bousbaci

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will make a decision in the case of Mr. Kamal Bousbaci, a constituent of the hon. Member for Edinburgh, North and Leith.

      Kimberley Quinn

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he used his official phone line to contact Kimberley Quinn.

      Kimberley Quinn

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has ever discussed Kimberley Quinn with the Foreign Secretary.

      Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the Government's plans to implement more severe sentences for knife crimes.

      Lance Corporal Atkinson

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether details of the late Lance Corporal Atkinson who was court-martialled for false imprisonment appear on the police database.

      Licensed Premises (Violent Offences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent offences committed in connection with licensed premises there were in each police area in each year from 1997; and if he...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2005, Official Report, column 724W, on the Licensing Act, how many people in each (a) petty sessional...

      Litherland House

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2005, Official Report, column 727W, to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton, (Mr. Kilfoyle) on...

      Media Reporting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of links between media reporting and fear of crime.

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the rate of Metropolitan police officer abstractions was from each London borough for (a) counter-terrorism, (b) special operations and...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long candidates for the Metropolitan police waited before the commencement of training after selection in the last period for which...

      Ministerial Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the ministerial engagements (a) out of London and (b) in London that he has cancelled since his appointment.

      Ministerial Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on official ministerial (a) business cards, (b) headed paper and (c) compliment slips in each year since 1997.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) names and (b) functions of non-Government employees who have accompanied him on (i) rail journeys, (ii) plane...

      Minority Ethnic Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to (a) address the disproportionate numbers of black and other minority ethnic people in prisons and (b)...

      Mobile Phones

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

      Mobile Phones (Tracking)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he monitors the use by private individuals and companies of mobile phones to track the whereabouts of individuals.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Regional Offender Manager job descriptions will be published.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what methods he intends that the National Offender Management Service should contribute to a reduction in re-offending.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what options other than the creation of the National Offender Management Service were assessed for the possible future structure of prison...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria will be used to assess whether the National Offender Management Service will provide value for money.

      Northamptonshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the change in the performance of Northamptonshire police in detection of burglaries between March and...

      Northern Ireland Memorial Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are applied by the Northern Ireland Memorial Fund when assessing applications from victims of the Troubles; how many...

      Opinion Polls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what issues his Department has conducted opinion polling in the last three years.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the delay in replying to the questions tabled by the hon. Member for Thurrock (a) references 203582 and 203583,...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Worcester (Mr. Foster) of 23 February 2005, Official Report, column 747W, if he will estimate...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question reference 213124 from the hon. Member for St. Ives.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question reference (a) 213518 and (b) 213519 tabled on 31 January.

      Passports

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

      Pay Television Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pay television subscriptions the Department had in each year since 1997; and what the cost was in each year.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on the (a) distribution to and (b) printing and compiling of documents for police officers in each year since 1997,...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received, and from whom, for additions to the ring-fenced grants in the Bedfordshire Police Authority's budget...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Government ring-fenced grants were included in the budget of the Bedfordshire Police Authority in each year between 1996–97...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition of a police officer the Government uses.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serving police officers have been (a) arrested and (b) convicted of crimes in each year since 1997 in (i) England, (ii) Essex and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have taken early retirement in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each of the last five years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the extent of racist attitudes within the police service.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards reaching the target of 7 per cent. ethnic minority police officers by 2009; and what measures are (a) in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in the Metropolitan police force hold (a) advanced police driving licences and (b) patrol car licences.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in the (a) Kent police force and (b) England hold (i) advanced police driving licences and (ii) patrol car licences.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many job vacancies there are in Essex police division; when he expects them to be filled; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the average age of police officers was in (a) Southend and (b) Essex in each year since 1997; (2) what the average length of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police working days were lost due to (a) sickness, (b) bereavement and (c) attending court hearings in Essex in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been employed in Hampshire in each of the past 10years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason his Department is closing the Crime Reduction Unit at Hawkshill, Easingwold in the Vale of York; and what the reason is for...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce random drug tests for police officers.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers, (b) community support officers and (c) police support staff were employed in North Yorkshire on the latest date...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) the average cost in England and Wales of recruiting a police officer and (b) the average establishment cost of a police officer in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours constitute a normal working week for police officers, broken down by rank.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been available for duty in (a) Lancashire, (b) each police division in Lancashire and (c) each Lancashire...

      Police Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accidents involving Kent police (a) pursuit and (b) patrol vehicles and drivers and members of the public resulting in serious...

      Police Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accidents involving Metropolitan police (a) pursuit and (b) patrol vehicles and drivers and members of the public resulting in...

      Police Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accidents involving police (a) pursuit and (b) patrol cars and drivers and members of the public resulting in serious injuries or...

      Police and Crime Statistics (Nottinghamshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the trends in crime in (a) Nottinghamshire and (b) the City Division of Nottinghamshire police area since...

      Police Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list (a) the ring-fenced sources of funding his Department currently makes available to police forces in England and Wales and (b)...

      Police Staff Council Handbook

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations he has received from the Association of Chief Police Officers regarding mandatory adoption of the Police Staff...

      Police Stop Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned into the administration of stop forms by police forces.

      Police Superintendents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of police officers of superintendent rank in England and Wales with one or more staff officers...

      Police Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training new police officers receive in (a) typing and (b) IT skills.

      Pre-trial Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the aim is of the direct communication with victims initiative; and what effect he expects it will have on pre-trial procedures between...

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are subject to control orders.

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are employed to run the helpline for individuals subject to control orders; what its hours of operation are; how many calls...

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure that individuals subject to control orders comply with the conditions of the order.

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to inform local social services when a control order is imposed on an individual.

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to provide financial assistance to cover household costs for individuals subject to control orders which prevent them from...

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to provide assistance to individuals subject to control orders preventing them from visiting shops; and if he...

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which contractors are providing electronic tagging services for the purposes of control orders.

      Prevention of Terrorism (Control Orders)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps will be taken to inform police and probation officers responsible for local multi-agency public protection arrangements when a...

      Prevention of Terrorism Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the legal advice he has received regarding derogation from Article 5 of the European Charter of Human Rights for...

      Prevention of Terrorism Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role he expects the Scottish courts to play in the judicial oversight of the powers to be granted to him under the Prevention of...

      Prison/Probation Services (Competition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has evaluated on whether competition in (a) probation and (b) prison services drives up quality.

      Prisoners (Foreign Nationals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals living in the United Kingdom have been sentenced to prison for criminal offences and been recommended for...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for the release of prisoner C from Woodhill prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison places have been (a) opened and (b) closed (i) temporarily and (ii)permanently in each year since 1997, broken down by prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost of holding the detainees in HMP Belmarsh has been to date.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the costs of keeping the Belmarsh detainees under supervision following release on conditional bail.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each prison and young offenders institution (a) the latest figure for the average number of hours per week of purposeful...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been achieved in each prison and young offender institution in inmates gaining nationally recognised qualifications in the...

      Probation Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to make the employees of probation boards in England and Wales civil servants.

      Probation Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places were occupied in (a) probation hostels and (b) voluntary sector hostels in England and Wales where the offender was known to...

      Probation Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of places in hostels run by (a) the probation service and (b) the voluntary sector were allocated to sex offenders in England...

      Probation Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places are available in probation hostels in England and Wales; and how many were occupied by high risk offenders on the latest date...

      Probation Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to target probation hostel resources at very high risk and high risk offenders.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to accelerate theintroduction of the purchaser/provider model for the Probation Service within the National Offender...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of whether the purchaser/provider model proposed for the probation service will aid the ability of the probation...

      Prosecution Policy (Taunton)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions with reference to the Three Strikes and You're Out policy recently...

      Queen's Jubilee Medal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Queen's Jubilee medals have been awarded (a) in total and (b) to each of the services.

      Race (Young People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research his Department has commissioned into young people's awareness of and attitude towards race.

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police authorities have (a) complied with their statutory duties under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, (b) published a race...

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities have (a) complied with their statutory duties under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, (b) published a...

      Reconvictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Prison and Probation Services achieved the 2004 target to reduce the rate of reconvictions of all offenders punished by...

      Recorded Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of recorded crimes resulted in a conviction in each year since 1997, broken down by recorded offence.

      Regional Offices

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

      Regional Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what regional (a) bodies, (b) institutions, (c) taskforces, (d) panels, (e) offices and (f) organisations the Government have...

      Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the results of the research on rehabilitation regimes to be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Released Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of literacy and numeracy rates among offenders released from prison.

      Released Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the percentage of offenders who (a) get a job and (b) live in stable accommodation when they are...

      River Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of (a) the relative effectiveness of policing the non-tidal Thames by each of the forces having such...

      Roadside Drug Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for roadside drug testing; and what assessment he has made of the (a) value and (b) effectiveness of such tests.

      Royal Prerogative

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the royal prerogative has been used since 1975; and under what circumstances.

      Royal Wedding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of additional costs to be incurred in providing security at the wedding of HRH Prince of Wales due to its change of...

      Ryan McQuigg

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK security agencies will process the request submitted by the Scottish Parliament for a security pass for Mr Ryan McQuigg.

      Security Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will instruct the Security Industry Authority to make licence application forms readily available to door supervisor candidates...

      Security Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources have been provided to ensure that the 20 March 2006 deadline for licensing all security personnel can be met.

      Security Warnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security warnings have been issued by the Home Office since 1997.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Sentencing Guidelines Council on the consistency of sentencing.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from (a) HM Customs and Excise and(b) the Inland Revenue in relation to the proposedestablishment of the...

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders are absent without authorisation from prisons in England and Wales.

      Sexual Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of complainants in historical sex abuse cases have been offered (a) counselling and (b) other support at an...

      Sexual Abuse (Historical Cases)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment his Department has made of police compliance with guidelines for the interviewing of prisoners in historical sex abuse...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will meet representatives from (a) the Sikh Federation (UK), (b) the National Council of Gurdwaras, (c) Young Sikhs and (d) the Sikh...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a Minister from hisDepartment will attend the Sikh convention in 2005

      Sikhs

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

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Prison Service's policy is on practising Sikh officers wearing the Kirpan; and if he will discuss the issue with RESPECT.

      Somali Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the expenditure by his Department on UK-based Somali organisations in each year since 1997; and what consultation is...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role is fulfilled by the third special adviser in his Department.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the occasions between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the speeches his special advisers made in an official capacity between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004, broken down by date.

      Surplus Assets Sales

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

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made towards achieving the Public Service Agreement target to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of whether the public service agreement target to reduce crime by 15 per cent. and further in high crime...

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made towards the public service agreement target for reducing the gap between the highest Crime and Disorder...

      Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent assessment he has made of whether the public service agreement target to increase the number of crimes for which an...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the level of terrorist threat to the United Kingdom since the bomb attacks in Madrid in March 2004.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a new offence of committing acts preparatory to terrorism.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on co-operation of EU states against terrorism.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in restricting the fund-raising activities of Islamist terror organisations Question number missing in Hansard,...

      Tetra

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the total cost of the roll out of the Tetra police communications network; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Tetra

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions have been issued to Sussex police regarding procedures for making complaints about the operation of the new Tetra system.

      Torture-obtained Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2005, Official Report, column 1257W, on torture-obtained information, on how many occasions in the last...

      Transphobic Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reasons underlie his Department's policy on the recording of transphobic crimes as a distinct category within hate crime reporting.

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department deal with issues relating to Travellers.

      Vehicle Licensing Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles have been stopped using Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology on suspicion of being unlicensed in each of the last...

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of violent crime recorded in Leicester was categorised as (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences and (c)...

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans his Department has to reduce the level of violent crime in (a) Leicester and (b) England and Wales.

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the project to make it possible for victims of crime to track the progress of their case online was initiated; what stage the project...

      Visa Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) names, (b) functions and (c) relationship to him of the people in whose visa applications (i) he and (ii) his private...

      Visa Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions (a) he and (b) his private office have been directly involved in visa applications to his Department.

      Visa Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has ever contacted any foreign embassy to inquire about travel documents for any other foreign nationals.

      Visa Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the settlement visa of Mrs.Marcia Morroll of Galhampton, South Devon to be renewed; when her passport will be returned; and...

      Visa Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the time scale for processing an application for further leave to remain from an applicant who has overstayed on a visa was in the most...

      Visa Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what stage the visa applications for (a) Bukola Fakeye, reference F1054346 and (b) Lucky Osadolor, reference B1127338, have reached; and if...

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research the Department has conducted into attitudes towards volunteering by the recently retired.

      Wild Cat (Sydenham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue instructions to the Metropolitan Police to ensure that in hunting for the wild cat near Sydenham, they use every effort to...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider introducing proposals to extend section 97 of the Magistrates Courts Act 1980 and Schedule 3 paragraph 1 of the Crime and...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the existing requirements are for taping the statements of interviews of witnesses by the police which could later be submitted for...

      Young Offenders (Voluntary Organisations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been given to voluntary organisations working with young offenders in each year since 1997.

      Neighbourhood Nursery (Crosby)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a neighbourhood nursery was attached to the Sure Start local programme opened in June 2004 in Crosby.

  • House of Lords

    • Ulster-Scots Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 13 December 2004 (WA 55), whether they will place in the Library of the House the minutes of meetings...

    • Northern Ireland: Funding for Nationalist and Unionist Festivals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 February (WA 224) concerning the funding of Nationalist and Unionist festivals in Northern Ireland, what...

      Northern Ireland: Northern Bank Robbery

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 February (WA 221–222) regarding the Northern Bank robbery, whether the Chief Constable and the...

      Northern Ireland: Paramilitary Ceasefire

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a former member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, who did not retain her seat in the Assembly elections in November 2003, applied for or was approached...

      Northern Ireland: Arms Decommissioning

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 2 March (WA 23), whether the murder of Robert McCartney in Belfast represented a breach by the IRA of its...

      Northern Ireland Assembly

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the religious category for employment purposes of all the senior staff of the Northern Ireland Assembly; and what is the comparable breakdown for Northern...

      Northern Ireland Assembly

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure the dismantling of all armed groups in Northern Ireland, including militant armed factions, from all sectarian groups.

      Africa: Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their proposed aid to Africa will write off all outstanding debts.

      Northern Ireland: Teachers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 14 March (WA 103) concerning the employment of teachers in Northern Ireland, which department drafted...

      Northern Ireland: Executive Programme Funds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any new plans to provide for either direct rule or the reinstatement of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

      Northern Ireland: Executive Programme Funds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the financial year 2003–04, what was the value of executive programme funds; for what purposes the funds were allocated; how much in each case; whether...

      Department for International Development: Sri Lanka Office

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Department for International Development country office and aid programme in Sri Lanka will remain in place in the long term.

      Prime Minister's Office: Contacts with BBC

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many representations, formal or informal, have been made to BBC news and current affairs personnel by the Prime Minister's Director of Communications and his...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the report into bullying and mismanagement at Waterways Ireland confirmed that the chief executive was guilty of either or both offences; and, if so, what...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 21 March (WA 1) concerning appointments to Waterways Ireland, whether the appointment of the Director of...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 23 March (WA 29) concerning recruitment to Waterways Ireland, whether the appointment of the Director of...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Waterways Ireland carried out a risk assessment of the organisation in the summer of 2004 which used up to 40 senior managers and was supervised by...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the numbers of (a) fatalities; (b) displaced people; and (c) people dependent on aid in Darfur, Sudan.

      Northern Ireland: Cross-border Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 23 March (WA 29) concerning decisions of the cross-border bodies, how the views of the Unionist community...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect a decision to be taken regarding the childcare and family friendly issues being considered by the Police Service of Northern Ireland's human...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 17 March (WA 141) on the Equality Diversity Unit of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, who are the...

      Northern Ireland: Police Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by the Lord President on 7 February (WA 77) and 24 March (WA 49), whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the...

      Northern Ireland: Police Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by the Lord President on 7 February (WA 77) and 24 March (WA 49), whether it is common and accepted practice for those involved in...

      Northern Ireland: Police Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 March (WA 48), whether they expect the budget of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland to continue to...

      Northern Ireland: Police Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 March (WA 48), what are the respective staffing levels in the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern...

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 March (WA 48), whether, if the position of Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People...

      Newry and Mourne: Planning Permission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many dwellings in Newry and Mourne District Council area have been erected without planning permission in each of the past five years.

      Iraq: Legality of Armed Force

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Goldsmith on 28 February (WA 1), in what ministerial capacity the Lord Falconer of Thoroton and the Baroness Morgan of...

      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 Lord Falconer of Thoroton or the Baroness Morgan of Huyton brought any...

      Jubilee Line Fraud Case

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which Minister or government official authorised the initiation of proceedings on the Jubilee Line fraud case.

      Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Inter-Parliamentary Union

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What value they place on meeting Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Inter-Parliamentary Union delegates.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the findings and recommendations of the Human Rights Watch report, Still Critical, on prospects in 2005 for internally displaced Kurds in...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they will take during the United Kingdom Presidency of the European Union to ensure that independent monitors are able to conduct onsite observations...

      British Citizenship: Applications by Overseas Residents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 27 October (WA 129), whether the Home Office will issue a status letter giving official...

      Prisoners: Next of Kin

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What improvements they have been able to make since the summer of 2004 in the systems for booking family and next-of kin visits to prisoners and for informing...

      Justice and Community Safety Inspectorate

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their proposals for a Justice and Community Safety Inspectorate will ensure that the sharpness and focus of the current Prison Inspectorate for England and...

      Asylum Seekers: Admissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total number of asylum seekers admitted to the United Kingdom in 2004; and how these figures compared to those for France, the United States and Germany.

      Asylum Seekers: Admissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the per capita number of asylum seekers, in terms of total population, admitted to each of the European Union member states in 2004.

      Prisoners: Young Adults

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) male and (b) female 18 to 21 year olds have been held in prison in England and Wales in each of the past 10 years.

      Prisoners: Young Adults

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many 18 to 21 year-olds are held in each young offender institution and, where relevant, prison in England and Wales.

      Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the first recommendation was made for the Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter fleet to be fitted with (a) cockpit voice recorders; and (b) accident data...

      Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Royal Air Force drafted and implemented a formal instrument flight climb procedure for (a) the HC1 Chinook helicopter fleet; and (b) the HC2 helicopter fleet.

      Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans the Ministry of Defence has to provide new attack helicopters when eight Chinook helicopters have remained unused for five years.

      Armed Forces: Training on Private Land

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will pay a retainer to land owners who permit Armed Forces training on their land to guarantee access for a specified number of days.

      Royal Navy: Ships

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which Royal Navy ships have been assigned, and between what dates, to NATO MCMFOR (South) over the past five years.

      Royal Navy: Ships

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which Royal Navy ships have been assigned, and between what dates, to NATO MCMFOR (North) over the past five years.

      Royal Air Force: Exercises

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is (a) the scope and (b) the cost of Royal Air Force involvement in the United States in exercise Joint Red Flag 2005. What is (a) the scope and (b) the cost...

      Army: Infantry Units

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 22 March (WA 38), when the Director of Infantry will make the announcement about the precise timing of the...

      Royal Air Force Centrifuge

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 17 January (WA 90), whether the announcement by Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) made in the United...

      Showmen's Guild of Great Britain

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will respond to the report, submitted at the invitation of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Office...

      British Food Fortnight

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What support they will give to British Food Fortnight, in particular to work with schools to help teachers develop awareness and interest among pupils in the...

      Teacher Training

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answers by the Lord Triesman on 10 March (Official Report, col. 840–842), what proportion of active teachers entered teaching via a bachelor...

      McKinsey and Co.

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any Minister or official from (a) the Prime Minister's Office, or (b) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has met any employee, paid or unpaid,...

      Licensing Act 2003

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what occasions the Metropolitan Police have objected to the grant or renewal of a licence under the Licensing Act 2004 in 2004 and in 2005 to date; and with...

      Civil Partnerships: Pension Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, further to their consultation on the Civil Partnership (Amendment of provisions relating to contracted-out occupational and appropriate personal pension...

      Equality Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will introduce amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Race Relations Act 1976 (a) to extend the definition of "discriminatory practice"...

      Banking Services: Security

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What safeguards they will put in place to prevent industrial and private hacking of individuals' bank accounts.

      Arms Export Licences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What impact on the number of arms export licence applications the new Export Control Act 2002 has produced; and what changes in staffing levels in the Export...

      Radioactive Waste Management

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who are the members of the steering group drawn from the radioactive waste policy group which has been asked to review policy for long-term management of the...

      Cormorants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they have put in place to ensure that shooting of cormorants under licence does not compromise public safety.

      Lord Birt

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the terms of reference governing the work of the Prime Minister's strategy adviser, the Lord Birt, and the use of publicly-funded facilities afforded to...

      Lord Birt

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What qualities are required of a member of the Cabinet Office Strategy Board; and whether the Lord Birt was required to go through Nolan procedures or an open...

      Lord Birt

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What qualities are required of a member of the Civil Service Reform Programme Board; and whether the Lord Birt was required to go through Nolan procedures or an...

      Lord Birt

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who appointed the Lord Birt as a member of the Civil Service Reform Programme Board and the Cabinet Office Strategy Board; and whether he was a strategy adviser to...

      Public Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies and similar bodies have been created since May 1997; what are their names and purposes; and to which...

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