Written answers

Monday, 13 June 2005

  • Solicitor-General

    • Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office

      To ask the Solicitor-General what discussions the Government's law officers have had with representatives of Customs and Excise about the merits of revised legal and evidential arrangements in...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Solicitor-General when he will answer the letter from Mr. H. R. Johnson of 18 March 2005, a constituent of the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green; and if he will make a statement.

  • International Development

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to encourage African Governments to tackle corruption.

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid was donated by the United Kingdom to each African country per head of population in the last financial year; and what...

      Antiretroviral Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on progress in making available generic antiretroviral drugs at reasonable prices for the treatment of AIDS...

      Botswana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what foreign aid has been given by the UK to Botswana since 1997.

      Botswana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the Government are providing to help tackle HIV/AIDS in Botswana.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) proportion and (b) amount of his Department's resource budget was spent on counter-terrorism measures in (i) Africa,...

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what additional support the UK will offer the African Union to ensure safe delivery of humanitarian aid in Darfur.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentages of households in Iraq have access to (a) clean water and (b) electricity.

      Ivory Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in what ways the Government are working with the Government of the Ivory Coast to tackle its debt.

      Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to reduce Malawi's dependency on the tobacco crop.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations the Government have made to the Nigerian Government on corruption; and if he will make a statement.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to assist in raising living standards in Nigeria.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the (a) transparency and (b) accountability of his Department's aid programme to the developed countries.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to encourage development in Sierra Leone.

      Sub-Saharan Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the Government are providing to alleviate debt in sub-Saharan African countries.

      Trade Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what opportunities his Department offers African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to choose between the EU Economic Partnership...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to assist in tackling HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in how many security incidents members of UK armed forces have been involved in Afghanistan since December 2004.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency measures his Department has in place to support UK armed forces personnel based in Afghanistan, in the event of a deterioration in the...

      Apache Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of the Apache attack helicopter to carry out the (a) search and rescue and (b) other...

      Armed Forces (Recruitment)

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

      Armed Forces (Recruitment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government are taking to encourage young people to join the armed forces.

      British Infantry (Response Capability)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defencewhat assessment he has made of the ability of the British infantry to respond to additional urgent deployments.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many consultants were employed by his Department in each of the last three years; and what their names were.

      DC10/TriStar Fleets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Royal Air Force DC10 and TriStar fleets to be phased out-of-service.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those sites in England and Wales within his responsibility which have been identified as surplus to requirements; what plans have been...

      First World War Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations his Department has received from the facility at Hayes relating to the award of medals to servicemen and women from the First World...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many requests his Department received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 up to 30 April; in how many cases no substantive information has been...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects a decision to be made on whether to allow full rights of accompanied service to the wives of Gurkha soldiers.

      Medical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has used (a) agency nurses and other medical specialists and (b) Frontier Medical staff in (i) Iraq and (ii) any other country...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work NATO is undertaking in connection with capability where there is no host nation support; and if he will make a statement.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will define the roles of the NATO Response Force.

      Natural Disasters (Military Assistance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for International Development and (b) others, about improving the effectiveness of MOD...

      Naval Auxiliary Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether naval auxiliary ships are required to go through the EU tendering process for construction and fitting out.

      Private Finance Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the private finance initiative and public private partnership projects his Department is undertaking; and what the status of each is.

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which new aircraft will be based at RAF Brize Norton; and what their in-service dates will be.

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the C130K aircraft based at RAF Lyneham are due to be redeployed to RAF Brize Norton.

      Regimental Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the new (a) Mercia, (b) Yorkshire, (c) Scottish and (d) Welsh regiments will each have one mess dress.

      RFA Grey Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the decommissioning date for RFA Grey Rover is.

      Scotia Graphics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received about Scotia Graphics of Coventry regarding the company's performance in delivering photographs to the families of...

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the Territorial Army centres in the north-west of England.

      Trafalgar Class Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which vessels in the Trafalgar Class have been subject to unscheduled operating restrictions in the last 12 months; what the causes were; and if he will...

  • Transport

    • Aircraft Insurance Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of Government regulations on insurance costs for classic aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

    • Airlines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list airlines which have been banned from travelling inside UK airspace.

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's plans are for airport expansion.

      Aviation Consultation (South-West)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and which consultees responded to the Civil Aviation Authority's consultation on the west end airspace development incorporating route changes...

      Bus Shelters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on replacing, removing or fixing damaged bus shelters in each English region, in each year since 1997.

      Car Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to promote the use of car clubs in London.

      Car Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what research his Department has undertaken into the impact on the number of car journeys of car clubs; (2) what research his Department has...

      Child Car Safety Seats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what representations he has received regarding the safety standards for car safety seats for children; (2) if he will take steps in the EU to...

      Free Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his estimate is of the cost to local authorities of the introduction of free-fare schemes for people aged over 60 years and people who are...

      Lime Street Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held concerning plans for major internal refurbishment of Lime Street station.

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration his Department has given to issuing permits to operate lorries of 25.5 metres in length.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles on average use the M6 between Stoke and Knutsford on each weekday in the last period for which figures are available.

      Minicabs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of unlicensed minicabs operating in each English region.

      Mini-motorbikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to discourage illegal use of mini-motorbikes on (a) public roads and (b) public spaces; and if he will make a statement.

      Parking income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) income was derived from and (b) expenditure was incurred by each local authority on parking in financial years (i) 2003–04 and (ii)...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures have been taken since 19 October 2004 to prevent people riding on the outside of trains.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents of people riding on the outside of moving trains were reported to the British Transport police in 2004.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the maximum number of people that could be carried each weekday on an unbroken direct rail route between (a) London and...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether home owners who suffer (a) noise pollution and (b) vibration damage following the introduction of the high speed line on the North Kent Coast...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on road safety of unauthorised advertisements displayed on (a) motorway bridges and (b) adjacent fields.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the safety of the junction at Greenodd on the A590 in Cumbria; and if he will...

      Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal traffic accidents there have been in Tamworth in each year since 1997.

      Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people (a) were seriously injured and (b) died in road traffic accidents in the East Riding of Yorkshire in each of the past five years.

      Road Traffic Volumes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the percentage change in road traffic volumes over 2005 figures by (a) 2010, (b) 2015 and (c) 2020.

      School Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will initiate a review of legislation governing the use of vehicles for school transport contracts which do not have safety belts fitted.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras there are in Southend, West; and how much money was raised in fines for each of them in each of the last three years.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was raised in fines revenue from speed cameras in (a) England and (b) Essex in each of the last five years.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras are in use in each county in England.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to increase the number of speed cameras in the Humberside area.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what analysis his Department undertakes of the effectiveness of (a) speed cameras and (b) other speed reduction devices.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 25 May 2005, Official Report, column 131W, on Thameslink, whether (a) fast and (b) semi-fast trains stopped at (i) Mill Hill...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Postal Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what consideration the Electoral Commission has given to the prevention of abuse of the postal...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Waste Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many responses she has received to the consultation on Agricultural Waste Regulations; how many were fromgrowers;...

    • Air Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on permitted activities on land for which Single Farm Payments are made; and if she will take...

      Animal Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reasons are for the rule that any animal must be slaughtered within 48 hours of sale; if she will (a) extend this...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that there are robust targets for farm animal welfare in the England Rural Development Programme from 2007.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the new guidelines on the welfare of animals recently agreed by the Office International des...

      Biofuels Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance she has issued to farmers in relation to ensuring the United Kingdom meets its biofuels targets under the EU...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Independent Scientific Group on its conclusion that there was nothing to learn from the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will introduce more rigorous pre-movement tuberculosis testing of cattle; and if she will make a statement.

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the incidence of cases of BSE in cows born after the imposition of the reinforced feed ban.

      Cattle Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the new system of table valuations for (a) bovine TB, (b) enzootic bovine leukosis, (c) BSE...

      Chewing Gum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the estimated cost of removing chewing gum from streets was in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) each local...

      Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she intends to lay an order before Parliament implementing section2 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

      Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of the representatives on the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management have direct scientific or engineering...

      Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many options on the disposal of nuclear waste are being considered by the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many consultants were employed by her Department in each of the last three years; and what their names were.

      EU Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what EU legislation was implemented by (a) the Groundwater Regulations 1998, (b) the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations...

      Fly-posting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of streets in each local authority had visible fly-posters in each year since 1997.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the cost of removing fly-tipped rubbish was in each year since 1997; (2) how many fly-tipping incidents have been...

      Game Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her assessment is of the role played by game management in management of uplands.

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) projected cost at the time of tender and (b) actual cost at the time of completion was for each IT contract...

      Litter/Abatement Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimates she has made of the amount of litter dropped in the street in each year since 1997; and what percentage of...

      Litter/Abatement Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to review the system of litter abatement orders.

      Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the Meat and Livestock Commission was chosen to be the body responsible for collecting data from markets for...

      Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many owners who lost stock due to disease breakdown have been overpaid due to overvaluation of that stock in each of the...

      Low-frequency Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will revise the advice given to local authorities on handling complaints relating to low-frequency noise to assist...

      Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on use of agricultural land for motor sports.

      Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what consultations were held before the decision to include motorbike trials in section C of the Guidance on Single...

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the promotion of reusable nappies in the light of the life cycle assessment on disposable and reusable...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether it is possible for the precepts paid by local authorities to waste disposal authorities to be calculated on the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether she plans to change the system whereby councils' targets to increase recycling are based on a percentage...

      Rights of Way/Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of (a) rights of way and (b) footpaths are (i) easy to use and (ii) in a good state of repair.

      Sewerage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the sewer capacity in (a) Stroud, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) England.

      Single Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on (a) the eligibility of short rotation coppice under the single payment scheme and (b) the...

      Single Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will establish an independent tribunal system to consider claims by farmers concerning alleged mishandling of single...

      Single Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason it has been decided that farmers who do not submit applications under the single payment scheme by 10 June...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of household waste in (a) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (b) England was (i) recycled and (ii) composted in...

      Water Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to define microbial public health standards for (a) water courses and (b) discharges into...

      Water Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions (a) she and (b) the Environment Agency have had with Local Agenda 21 groups about pollution of water courses.

  • Treasury

    • Banks (Windfall Tax)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to levy a windfall tax on the domestic banking sector; and if he will make a statement.

    • Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total yield of the climate change levy in each year since its introduction; what its expected yield is in the 2005–06 financial...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of deaths in each year since 2000 that were attributable to Clostridium difficile; and if he will make a statement.

      EC Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish the European Community Finances Statement on the EC budget for 2005.

      Finance Bodies (Orphan Assets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the estimated value is of the orphan assets of banks, building societies and insurance companies in the UK; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      First-time Buyers (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his recently-announced shared-ownership scheme to help first time buyers who have been priced out of the housing market will extend to Northern Ireland.

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken in the preparation for the G8 Summit to extend debt cancellation to (a) Peru and (b) other highly indebted countries with large...

      Income Statistics (London)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average annual income was perperson in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      International Finance Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the incoming President of the World Bank on the international finance facility.

      Late Tax Payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's policy is on (a) refunds, (b) compensation and (c) cancellation of interest payments for late payment of tax when the tax authorities...

      Personal Wealth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of personal wealth per head of population in each (a) region and (b) nation of the United Kingdom.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions since 1995 the odds have been lengthened for winning on a premium bond holding; and if he will make a statement.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the likelihood of all licensed premises having applied for a new licence by 6 August.

    • Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received from amateur sports and community clubs regarding the Licensing Act 2003.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the application of the Licensing Act 2003 to carnivals.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received from the Local Government Association regarding the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications have been made in (a) South Shropshire and (b) Bridgnorth district council areas for the new licences introduced...

      Music (Government Support)

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

      London Olympic Bid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on progress with the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

      London Olympic Bid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the planned sources of funding for the London Olympic Games are; and if she will make a statement.

      London Olympic Bid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the requirement for further infrastructure development to achieve a successful Olympic games in London...

      Slave Trade Abolition (Anniversary Celebration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to commemorate the 200th anniversary in 2007 of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

      Sport (Equality of Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress is being made on ensuring equality of access in sport.

      Broadcasting Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with Ofcom on the regulation of standards of decency in broadcasting.

      Sporting Events (Policing Charges)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received from sporting bodies about charges for policing major events; and what steps she is taking...

      Active Spaces Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the costs have been of the development and operation of the Active Spaces scheme; and how many people have used it to date.

      Analogue Transmissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects analogue transmissions to be switched off.

      Arts Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government is taking to promote (a) theatre and (b) classical music.

      Departmental Union Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many trade union learning representatives there are in her Department.

      Faith Awareness Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many civil servants in theDepartment received faith awareness training in 2004.

      Faith Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent consultations have been carried out by her Department with representatives of faith communities; and if she will make a...

      Gambling Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has for secondary legislation under the Gambling Act 2005.

      Gambling Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from what date local authorities will be able to make a resolution not to issue licences for casinos under the Gambling Act 2005.

      Gambling Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role of the South East Regional Assembly is with regards to the Gambling Act 2005.

      Gambling Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by what criteria casino licences will be allocated under the Gambling Act 2005.

      Gambling Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department plans to produce guidance for local authorities on their powers under the Gambling Act 2005 to pass a resolution...

      Laptop Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many laptop computers have been used by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in her Department in each year since...

      Licensing (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) pubs and (b) night clubs have had their licences removed in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Lottery (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many National Lottery grants were given in each London borough in the last five years; and what the total value was.

      Museum Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) the Victoria and Albert Museum and (b) other national museums on security in the last 12 months;...

      Pigeon Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will press for pigeon racing to be recognised as a sport.

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of staff in her Department have received training on the general and specific duties of the Race Relations...

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arrangements are in place to ensure that bodies within the responsibility of her Department comply with the requirements of the...

      Racism in Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government is taking to tackle racism in football.

      Sport Across Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money has been given to Sport Across Staffordshire in the last five years.

      Sports Cabinet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what dates the Sports Cabinet has met in the last two years; and who attended each meeting.

      Swimming Pools (Parental Supervision)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress is being made in resolving issues surrounding parental supervision of children in swimming pools.

      Swimming Pools (Parental Supervision)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government have taken to review the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management guidelines on parental supervision of...

      Swimming Pools (Parental Supervision)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Government have taken steps to instigate research into the requirement for parental supervision of children in swimming baths.

      Swimming Pools (Parental Supervision)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the outcome was of the meeting on 5 April between her Department, the Health and Safety Executive and the Right to Swim Campaign.

      Television Licences (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many successful prosecutions there have been of people for operating a television without a valid television licence in each...

      Wembley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the construction of Wembley Stadium.

      Wembley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what date officials from her Department last met the Football Association to discuss Wembley Stadium.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) services and (b) advice UK Trade and Investment gives to companies with regard to the use of agents.

    • Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) security checks, (b) vetting procedures and (c) other precautions are taken by UK Trade and Investment before an agent is included on...

      Arms Sales (Indonesia)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will ask the National Audit Office to conduct an investigation into the Export Credits Guarantee Department's decision to underwrite the...

      Bankruptcies

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

      Bankruptcies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry how many (a) individuals and (b) companies were declared bankrupt in each of the past five years in (i) the East Riding of Yorkshire and...

      Centrica plc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Centrica plc about the provision of an energy park at Langage, Plymouth, pursuant to the terms of the licence...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which Minister signed the coal health agreements in 1999 with (a) Vendside and (b) the Union of Democratic Mineworkers.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings have taken place between his Department and Clare Walker of Vendside since 1998.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what investigations have been instigated by his Department into (a) Walker and Co (Claims Management) Ltd. and (b) Indiclaim Ltd. concerning...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which 20 solicitors received the highest number of deceased miners' claims in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many deceased miners' claims were submitted by Vendside in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many deceased miners' claims were submitted by (a) Beresfords, (b) Wake Smith, (c) AMS Law and (d) Moss solicitors in 2004.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what requests he has made to Wake Smith solicitors to repay monies to his Department following payments by Wake Smith solicitors to Indiclaim...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many solicitors' firms have claimed back money from his Department while paying fees to (a) Walker and Co. Claims Management Ltd. and (b)...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many deceased miners' claims were submitted from (a) Bassetlaw constituency, (b) Mansfield constituency, (c) Nottinghamshire, (d) East...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims for dispersement payments have been refused to Richmonds solicitors.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when his Department gave authority for the claims handling agreement with the Union of Democratic Mineworkers to be run by Vendside Ltd.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions took place with the Treasury on the VAT implications of his Department's agreement with Vendside Ltd.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department has referred the matters connected with the Union of Democratic Mineworkers and Vendside Ltd. which it is investigating...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what audit his Department has (a) carried out and (b) commissioned into (i) whether there has been abuse of deceased coalminers' claims for...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which 20 solicitors have received the highest average payments per claim for work done in connection with deceased miners' claims.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many employees of AON Irisc had previously worked for the National Coal Board on the date of the signing of the DTI/Irisc contract for...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons his Department signed coal health agreements with both Vendside and the Union of Democratic Mineworkers.

      Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding the Medical Research Council has made available in each year since 1997 for research into complex regional pain syndrome.

      Crude Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage change in crude oil production from the UK occurred between January and March 2004 and January and March 2005; and what...

      Discrimination Law Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the terms of reference are for the Discrimination Law Review; who is on the reference group for the review; when the review will start;...

      Energy White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what timescale he is applying to thereview of the Energy White Paper, with particular reference to nuclear fission.

      Energy White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to publish the annual review of the Energy White Paper.

      Exhibitions and Seminars Abroad Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with (a) clothing manufacturers, (b) clothing exporters, (c) the Scottish Executive and (d) Scottish Enterprise...

      Export Control Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to make an announcement on the future of the Export Control Organisation.

      Export Control Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) information and (b) training the Export Control Organisation has provided for UK defence exporters concerning bribery and corruption.

      Export Control Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether companies applying for a licence to the Export Control Organisation are required to provide details of agent's commission that will be...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Export Credits Guarantee Department Pilot Trading Fund was launched; what reviews of the Pilot Fund will be undertaken; and if he...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many submissions have beenprovided to the consultation on Export Credits Guarantee Department anti-bribery and corruption procedures since...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much in costs he estimates will be paid to the plaintiffs, the Corner House, in respect of his Department's settlement of the case...

      Fuel Poverty (Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) children and (b) elderly people were living in fuel poor households in the East Riding of Yorkshire in each of the past five years.

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of inward investment within the EU has been received by (a) the UK, (b) France and (c) Germany in each of the last five years.

      Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry if he will make a statement on manufacturing output.

      National Power Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has received from Yorkshire Electricity Distribution Limited the information concerning power cuts in the East Riding of Yorkshire...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his policy is for protecting natural gas supplies being imported into the UK from the (a) former Soviet Union and (b) Middle East up to 2020.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the UK's energy needs are met by natural gas; and what the forecast is for (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry from where he expects natural gas used in the UK to be sourced in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020; and in what quantities.

      Nuclear Industry

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

      Nuclear Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether it is his policy that all existing nuclear sites should be fully cleaned up to a standard allowing unrestricted use when they...

      Private finance projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnership projects his Department is undertaking; and what the status of...

      Royal Mail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of first class letters posted in the East Riding of Yorkshire met Royal Mail's online delivery target in the last year for...

      Royal Mail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Royal Mail on the future of the universal service obligation following Postcomm's recommendations on the...

      Strategic Petroleum and Oil Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of days of strategic reserves of (a) petroleum and (b) oil held; how this estimate was calculated; and...

      Strategic Petroleum and Oil Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings were held in his Department during the period Parliament was dissolved concerning the security of supply of road fuels and...

      Thorp Plant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the circumstances which led to the recent leak of radioactive material from a pipe at the Thorp plant.

      UK Presidency (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what communication activities are planned in relation to the policy areas covered by his Department during the UK Presidency of the EU; and...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what subsidies the Government make available for wind farms; and according to what criteria they are given.

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet Committee on UK-US Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister for what reason the Cabinet Committee on UK-US relations has been abolished; what representations he received on this matter from the US authorities; and which other...

    • Prime Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister when a serving British Prime Minister last visited (a) Orkney and (b) Shetland.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Employment Rate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make a statement on the employment rate in the United Kingdom; and what steps he is taking to increase it; (2) on what basis...

    • Motability Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what type of cars were bought by the Government's Motability scheme in each year since 2000.

      Pension Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to extend the retirement age for the basic state pension to 70 years for persons employed in certain professions; and if he...

      Turner and Newall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government are taking to help those people who paid into the Turner and Newall pension fund; whether the Government are...

  • Northern Ireland

    • A and E Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days sick leave were taken by staff in each accident and emergency department in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for...

    • Belfast Education and Library Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has completed its investigation into allegations of fraud in building maintenance in the Belfast Education and Library...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of clostridium difficile were reported to his Department under the voluntary reporting scheme in each year between 2000 and 2003;...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend the education maintenance allowance scheme to Northern Ireland.

      Information Leaks

      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 of Northern Ireland or the Police Ombudsman's office...

      Liver Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were waiting for a liver transplant in Northern Ireland on the latest date for which figures are available.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many dentists based in Northern Ireland commenced practice within the NHS during 2004.

      Northern Ireland Tourist Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total Northern Ireland Tourist Board investment in each Northern Ireland parliamentary constituency was in each of the last five years.

      Killyleagh High School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will assess the merits of demolishing the former High School in Killyleagh; and if he will make a statement.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to raise awareness of osteoporosis in Northern Ireland; and how much funding has been directed towards its treatment in...

      Out-of-school Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effect of the withdrawal of EU funding for out-of-school clubs in vulnerable and chronically deprived areas...

      Overhead Power Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what evidence he has assessed of the possible risk of developing leukaemia to children living close to overhead power lines.

      Police Service (Text Messaging)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people he estimates will register for the Police Service of Northern Ireland text messaging service enabling people with hearing or...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prescriptions were issued in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those did not require payment by...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to increase representation of the (a) Roman Catholic and (b) ethnic minority communities within the Northern Ireland...

      Seat Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to implement a policy of installing seat belts on all buses used to transport children to and from schools in Northern Ireland.

      Tunes Plateau

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland what stage has been reached in the consultation process over the proposed siting of the offshore wind farm at Tunes Plateau, Northern Ireland.

  • Health

    • Anti-TNFa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to ensure that the guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence instructing health care trusts to provide anti-TNFa...

    • Arthritis

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

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children have been recorded as suffering from asthma in (i) Brent East and (ii) each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Barnet Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the performance against reference cost is for treatments at Barnet hospital.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on the implications of changes in the structure and funding of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence for the...

      Central Middlesex Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting to see a consultant at Central Middlesex hospital on (a) 1 May 1997, (b) 7 June 2001 and (c) the latest date for which...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of Clostridium difficile reported by each hospital trust has been in each month since the start of the mandatory reporting scheme.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to hospital trusts on the (a) prevention and (b) eradication of Clostridium difficile.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of Clostridium difficile were reported to her Department under the voluntary reporting scheme in each year between 2000 and 2003; and if...

      GP Services (Hornsey and Wood Green)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her latest estimate is of the general practitioner to patient ratio in Hornsey and Wood Green; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what inspections are made on the quality of NHS dental care; and if she will make a statement.

      Health Care Associated Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the Office for National Statistics has made in undertaking a qualitative study on the proportion of deaths which may be associated with...

      Hospital Cleanliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken to improve the level of cleanliness on hospital wards.

      Illegal Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to tackle the sale of illegal meat unfit for human consumption in restaurants.

      Infection Surveillance Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to publish data collected under the mandatory surveillance system for (a) Clostridium-associated diarrhoea, (b) glycopeptide resistant...

      Intensive/Critical Care Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) intensive and (b) critical care beds are available per 100,000 population in England; and what evidence she has evaluated on numbers of...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated with photodynamic treatment for wet macular degeneration in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) England in the latest year for...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have contracted the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin superbug in each of the last five years; and how many went on to make a full recovery.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken to raise awareness of cases of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin superbug among (a) the public and (b) doctors and other healthcare...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the incidence of MRSA in NHS hospitals.

      NHS Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether she expects the national framework on continuing care to contain national eligibility criteria for fully-funded NHS continuing care; (2)...

      NHS Staff (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) clinical and (b) non-clinical NHS staff were employed in (i) Brent and (ii) each London primary care trust in each year since 1997.

      NHS Staff (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dental nurses there were in (a) Brent and (b) each London primary care trust in each year since 1997.

      No Secrets Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list local authorities in England which have established (a) adult protection policies and (b) adult protection committees following...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were diagnosed as obese in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to reply to the question tabled by the hon. Member for Monmouth for answer on 25 May, ref 1150.

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of prescriptions in the United Kingdom are filled with a parallel traded product.

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacies operated 24 hour services in each year since 1997 in (a) Brent East, (b) Brent and (c) each London primary care trust.

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacies there were in each year since 1997 in (a) Brent East, (b) Brent and (c) each London primary care trust.

      Rheumatoid Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the health (a) authorities and (b) trusts in England providing funding for anti-TNF therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis; and if...

      Zoledronate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the availability of Zoledronate in the NHS to treat secondary bone cancer; and if she has plans to direct the National...

  • Cabinet Office

    • E-Government (East Yorkshire)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the uptake of e-delivery of Government services has been in East Yorkshire.

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on what date the first meeting of the sub-Committee on Freedom of Information will take place.

      Government Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) if he will take steps to improve the (a) speed and (b) relevance of replies by Government Departments to letters and inquiries from (i) hon....

      Ministerial Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Ministers since 1 May 1997 have opted not to take-up the use of a ministerial car.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether it is his policy that written parliamentary questions require a response in terms of content no less full than that which would be given in...

      Perpetual Annuity Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list (a) annuities and (b) pensions which are being paid from public funds to the descendants of individuals who through public service...

      Private Finance Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the private finance initiative and public private partnership projects his Department is undertaking; and what the status of each is.

      Websites

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many centrally funded websites have a gov.uk suffix; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of people employed within the civil...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Design for Manufacture Sites

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what planning restrictions apply to the sites so far named as Design for Manufacture sites.

    • Electoral Administration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of local government staff employed primarily in electoral administration (a) in 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many road accidents involving the rescue of a person or persons were carried out by the fire service in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people were rescued or led to safety at chemical or fuel spills or leaks or suspected chemical or fuel spills or leaks by the Fire Service in each of the...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many attacks on firefighters were recorded in each fire authority in each year since 1997.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many deliberate (a) property and (b) vehicle fires were recorded in each year since 1997.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress has been made on the Firelink scheme; how much the scheme has cost; what resources have been allocated to it; and if he will make a statement.

      Hazardous Waste Treatment Plants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what planning applications have been made in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005 to date for hazardous waste treatment plants; and what the capacity and...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what percentage of children with (a) a disability and (b) a serious medical condition that requires adapted housing live in accommodation that is not...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local authority-owned properties in each London borough do not meet the Government's decent homes standard; and what the estimated cost is of bringing...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department has made an assessment of the impact of levying VAT on the refurbishment and enlargement of older homes but not on new build homes on (a)...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homes have (a) no and (b) partial central heating in each English region; and what percentage this is of the dwelling stock.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much funding for housing the London borough of Haringey council has received in each financial year since the Housing Grants, Construction and...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people are on waiting lists to be rehoused in each London borough.

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many grade (a) one and (b) two listed buildings in England have been (i) demolished, (ii) lost by fire and (iii) otherwise lost since 1997.

      Local Authority Housing Stock

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to implement his plans to allow councils to resume building of council housing.

      Local Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the progress made by local authorities in producing written constitutions; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) housing, (b) regeneration and (c) social exclusion scheme funding streams that will be in operation in 2005–06.

      Local Strategic Partnerships

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what executive powers local strategic partnerships have.

      Local Strategic Partnerships

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the composition of each local strategic partnership is.

      London Housing Board

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library the minutes of his meetings with the London Housing Board in (a) December 2003 and (b) January 2004 concerning its recommendations...

      London Housing Board

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will require the London Housing Board to dedicate sufficient resources to ensure that it delivers the London Plan target of 70 per cent. of new affordable...

      Mobile Phone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to review national planning policy guidance on mobile telephone telecommunications masts; and if he will make a statement.

      Mobile Phone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received since 2001 against the current planning law on mobile phone telecommunications masts; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgage Possession Orders

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many mortgage possession orders were made in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.

      Negative Subsidy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was taken in negative subsidy from (a) all housing associations and (b) housing associations in Tamworth in each of the last two years.

      Parking Meters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many parking meters there were in each London borough per 1,000 population in the last year for which figures are available.

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many applications for planning permission on school playing fields were approved in each English region in each quarter since 1997.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnership projects his Department is undertaking; and what the status of each is.

      Property Searches

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average time taken to conduct a standard search on a property was in each English region in each year since 1997.

      Public Sector Land

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether any (a) vacant and (b) surplus public sector-owned site being reviewed by English Partnerships is (i)in and (ii) in close proximity to a (A) conservation...

      Public Sector Land

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the survey of surplus brownfield public sector-owned land undertaken by English Partnerships.

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what arrangements are in place to ensure that bodies within the responsibility of his Office comply with the requirements of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

      Recycling

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was spent by each London borough on recycling services in the last year for which figures are available.

      Regeneration Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much, and what percentage, of money allocated for regeneration has been spent on (a) lawyers and (b) consultants in each year since 1997.

      Rent Arrears

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was owed to (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations in rent arrears on the last date for which figures are available.

      Right to Buy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department plans to amend the cap on the discounts tenants in council housing wanting to purchase their own property are eligible to receive.

      Second Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many second homes there were in each local authority area, and what proportion this was of the local housing stock, in each year since 1997.

      Second Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to make changes to planning law to ensure that an application for change of category of use of a residential dwelling must be made...

      Second Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the impact on (a) affordability and (b) availability of homes for local people of high levels of second home ownership.

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average number of days' sickness absence taken by staff in (a) all local authorities and (b) each local authority was in each year since 1997.

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people were on the housing need list in Coventry, South on the latest date for which figures are available; how many new lettings there were in the...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many social houses to rent were provided in (a) Devon and (b) Plymouth in 2004.

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council received from the Local Authority Social Housing Grant in the year before it was abolished.

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the reasons were for the abolition of the local authority social housing grant.

      South East England Regional Assembly

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the role is of the South East England regional assembly in respect of waste and incineration policy.

      Streetcare Inspectors

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many streetcare inspectors were employed by each London borough per 1,000 population in the last period for which figures are available.

      Streetlights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local authority-maintained streetlights there were in each London borough per 1,000 population in the last period for which figures are available.

      Traffic Wardens

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many traffic wardens were employed by each London borough per 1,000 population in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Afghanistan on the threat to women from rape, abduction, sexual violence and...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of staff in his Department are deployed in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the projected levels of deployment for his Department's personnel to Afghanistan is by the (a) end of 2005, (b) middle of...

      Charter of Fundamental Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those cases in which the Charter of Fundamental Rights has been cited as a source of law or guidance for the...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of the UK's objectives in the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue have been achieved in the last 12 months.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Colombian authorities regarding death threats to the Colombian Inter-Ecclesiastical...

      Defence Systems and Equipment International Exhibition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Ministers from his Department will attend the Defence Systems and Equipment International exhibition in September.

      British Detainees (Torture Allegations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many times in each of the last five years his Department has requested an impartial investigation by the relevant...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much of the budget for informing the public about the EU, including the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe, has...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his oral statement of 6 June 2005, Official Report, columns 991–1005, on the EU Constitutional Treaty, on what...

      EU Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the incidence of fraud in each EU programme has been in each of the last five years; what steps are being taken to guard...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations the Department made to Hamas at the recent meeting held between his officials and Hamas members on...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with officials in his Department concerning meetings between his officials and members of...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what position UK representatives are taking in discussions at the United Nations on the extension of the mandate for troops in...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Ministers were given copies of Foreign Office briefings on the legality of military action in Iraq prior to the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action was taken in response to representations made on 12 March 2004 by Theo von Boven, UN special rapporteur on torture,...

      Kuril Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of Japan's attempts to regain the Kuril Islands.

      Kalahari Game Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is towards the San claim to its ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

      Landmines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the UK is making to (a) the NATO Trust Fund project for the destruction of anti-personnel landmines in Serbia...

      Luis Posada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the US authorities concerning the case of Luis Posada, wanted for extradition in connection...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan concerning the murder of Pastor Shamoun Babar and Daniel...

      People Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking in partnership with his EU colleagues to control the trafficking of human beings into the UK.

      Samir Kassir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the assassination of Samir Kassir in the Lebanon; what his policy is on the...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will press for the United Nations to categorise the situation in Darfur as genocide; and if he will make a statement.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the situation in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last raised the issue of Darfur with the US Secretary of State.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Sudan about the continuing violence in the Kalua Camp, Nyala, Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the continuing violence in Eastern Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan concerning the arrests of representatives of Me"decins Sans...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards negotiations in the UN on the introduction of sanctions in...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made regarding reports of rape and sexual violence against women in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with member states of the African Union regarding the treatment of Me"decins Sans Frontières...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Sudan regarding the arrest of Me"decins Sans Frontières officials in...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the capacity of Uganda to host the 2007 meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government; and if...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether entry visas were issued to opposition politicians to attend the London debate on constitutional amendment in Uganda.

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions he has had with the government of Uzbekistan regarding the handling of protests in Eastern Andijan...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Saharawi people and their representatives following the mass demonstrations of students in...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Moroccan authorities concerning media access to El Ayoun to cover the recent...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Arab Maghreb Union to urge them to discuss the Western Sahara issue.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Moroccan authorities regarding their recent activities in Western Sahara and reports of...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent activities of the Moroccan authorities in Western Sahara and whether there have been...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Zimbabwean Government about the bulldozing of squatter camps.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what changes have been made to the list of persons banned from travel to the EU from Zimbabwe since the recent elections...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the research conducted for his Department in 2002 by Stephen Scott on anti social behaviour.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti social behaviour orders were issued in Pembrokeshire in each year between 1998 and 2004.

      Acceptable Behaviour Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been made with Leeds residents since October 2003.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to appoint the independent monitor of accommodation centres for asylum seekers.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria will be used in deciding which migrants applying for refugee status have that status determined at the proposed accommodation...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's employees were engaged (a) part-time and (b) full-time on asylum removals in each of the last five years.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of initial asylum decisions were successfully appealed by the applicant in each of the last five years.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time between initial decisions in asylum applications and the hearing of an appeal was in the last period for which figures...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of asylum applications received an initial decision within (a) one month, (b) two months and (c) three months of application...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to increase the rate of removal of failed asylum seekers; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applicants have had their asylum application refused but have not been removed because of successful Human Rights Act 1998...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are used by his Department to assess the age of young asylum seekers.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to stop illegal immigration into the UK.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications were received for indefinite leave to remain in the UK in each year from 1997.

      Biometric Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of recording, matching and storing face, fingerprint and iris biometric information for biometric...

      Cambridgeshire Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to merge the Cambridgeshire Constabulary with another force; and if he will make a statement.

      Cambridgeshire Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government has completed legally-binding agreements for the supply of goods and services in respect of (a) identity cards and (b)...

      Children (School Hours Arrests)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many excluded children were arrested during school hours in each of the last five years; (2) how many children subject to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 28 February from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford regarding Mrs. L. Broderick and the petition that...

      Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) parenting contracts, (b) parenting orders, (c) acceptable behaviour contracts and (d) antisocial behaviour orders were issued in...

      Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) parenting contracts, (b) parenting orders, (c) other voluntary parenting interventions, (d) acceptable behaviour contracts and...

      Crime (Rural Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on measures to tackle (a) crime and (b) the fear of crime in rural areas.

      Crime and Policing (Hammersmith and Fulham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what average length of time a police officer in Hammersmith and Fulham was occupied following an arrest before resuming their patrol in...

      Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what mechanisms he plans to monitor the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

      Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what restrictions will be placed on the number of additional conditions that the courts can place on community orders under the provisions of...

      Death Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Department has to change arrangements relating to coroners and death certification.

      Drugs (Policy Unit Report)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to implement the recommendations of the policy unit's report on drugs; and if he will publish the report.

      Drunk and Disorderly Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions were made for the offence of being drunk and disorderly in England and Wales in each year between 1984 and 2004.

      EU Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what EU legislation was implemented by (a) the Data Protection Act 1998, (b) the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, (c) the Disability...

      Gun Crime (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many gun-related crimes there were in (a) Brent East and (b) each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the HomeDepartment if he will make a statement on the powers of the National Identity Cards Scheme Commissioner.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of providing online verification to validate identity cards and other identity inquiries from user...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the potential impact the introduction of the identity card scheme may have on civil liberties; and what...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which external consultants his Department received advice on the biometric technology to be used for the proposed identity cards.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the merits of using DNA identifiers in the proposed identity cards; and if he will make a statement.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the classes of (a) public officials and (b) others who will have sufficient access to the National Identity Register under...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to conduct a computerised model for the national identity card system.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints under active investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission are (a) less than one-year-old, (b) one to...

      Inquests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what age a coroner who was appointed in 1972 must retire.

      Inquests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the average time has been between deaths and inquests in the jurisdiction of the Teesside Coroner during the last 12 months; (2)...

      Kamel Bourgass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigations his Department has conducted into the role of Mr. Mohammed Meguerba in the alleged ricin case of Kamel Bourgass and his...

      Knife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether statistics are kept by police forces for the number of offences of violence against the person committed involving the use of knives.

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of children subject to (a) antisocial behaviour orders and (b) acceptable behaviour contracts were looked-after...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the total number of people who are dangerous by virtue of severe personality disorder (DSPD) in England; and what her...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding per head of population the Metropolitan Police Service received in each year since 1995 from (a) central funds and (b) precept;...

      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...

      Minicabs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attacks were committed by the drivers of unlicensed minicabs in each year since 1997.

      Mobile Telephone Thefts (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many thefts of mobile telephones there were in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Motoring Offences (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted for motoring offences in each of the last five years in (a) Brent East and (b) each London borough.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on how the information stored in the National Identity Register will be used.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost will be for individuals who need to amend their details on the National Identity Register.

      Nazi War Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the letter from the then Immigration Minister of 8 February to the hon. Member for Hendon, on how many alleged Nazi war criminals...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that people who have resided in Northern Ireland for a certain length of time, but were born in the Irish Republic, can...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of best value legislation on the administrative burden faced by police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which London boroughs' police community consultative groups have had their funding withdrawn in each year since 2000

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list local authorities in England which have provided funds to police authorities for the purchase of additional police community...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the courts in which completed proceedings against police officers from Essex have taken place in each year since 2000.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths in police custody have occurred in each police authority in each year since 1990; and in how many cases the person who died...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he has completed his assessment of the McFarland Report on the performance and structure of the Police Information Technology...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Government's plans are for the modernisation of the police service; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations there were in London in each of the last five years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the policing targets instructing officers to make four arrests per month for specified offences or face the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison inmates have escaped from prisons in England and Wales in each of the last eight years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances female prison officers are expected to search male prisoners; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals his Department has made against tribunal decisions which have compensated female prison officers for having been made to...

      Probation

      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

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been employed in the Probation Service in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 2000.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the Probation Service in (a) Southend and (b) Essex was in each year since 2000.

      Race Equality Council (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the (a) work of and (b) funding in 2005–06 for the Race Equality Council for Gloucestershire.

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were received into each secure training centre (a) on remand and (b) under sentence in each year since they opened, broken...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many second phase Sure Start's children's centres are planned in each local authority during 2006–08; and how much funding will be...

      Tube Ticket Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made outside tube stations in (a) Brent East and (b) each London borough for ticket touting in each year since 1997.

      Violent Crime (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes against the person were committed in (a) Brent East and (b) each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Weapon Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will impose restrictions on the sale of crossbows and swords.

      Youth Justice Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department will publish the draft Youth Justice Bill.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Community Justice Facilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on her Department's plans to establish community justice facilities in Salford.

    • Compensation Claims Companies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the Department's plan to regulate advertising by compensation claims management companies.

      Compulsory Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the review of electoral systems will examine the merits of compulsory voting.

      Coroners Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she plans to hold a review of the (a) operation and (b) scope of coroners courts; and if she will make a statement.

      Court House (Colchester)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on progress with the proposed new court house in Colchester.

      Deputy District Judges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) how many deputy district judges (magistrates courts) were in post on 1 January in each of the last five years; (2) how...

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what plans the Government have to ringfence Government funding of local authorities' electoral administration budgets;...

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the Government's plans to (a) introduce clearer rules for candidates and political parties and...

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions Ministers have held over the last 12 months with the Electoral Commission regarding individual voter registration.

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people have been imprisoned in each year since 1995 for offences under electoral law.

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many prosecutions there have been in (a) the UK, (b) Kent and (c) Swale for not registering to vote since 1997.

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what arrangements are in place for obtaining copies of the marked electoral register in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland and...

      Family Justice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the Department's plans to reform the family justice system.

      Gravestones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Constitutional Affairs (1) what guidance he provides for local authorities on the need to consult families of the deceased before (a) levelling, (b)...

      High Court Applications (Wills)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what records are kept of the number of applications to the High Court to seal a will in order to prevent it being made public.

      Judicial Pensions Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the Department's plans to bring forward a Judicial Pensions Bill.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the Department's plans to reduce the proportion of the legal aid budget expended on very high...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of trials in magistrates courts in the Greater London area were ineffective on the date fixed for trial in the...

      Parliamentary Boundaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the timetable is for parliamentary boundary changes in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Personal Injury Cases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Department has to raise the limit on small claims for personal injury cases.

      Negligence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on plans to make statutory changes to the common law tort of negligence.

      Victims of Crime

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Department has to grant the victims of certain crimes and their families a right to representation and advocacy...

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the Government's policy is on individual voter registration.

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many prosecutions there have been under the Representation of the People Act 2000 for failing to register to vote.

  • Education and Skills

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria will be used to determine where new Academies will be placed.

    • Adult Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what budgets have been agreed between her Department and the Learning and Skills Council for adult education for each region of England for...

      A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what actions her Department is taking to develop extended projects at A-level; (2) when she intends to introduce extended projects at...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the schools which provide specialist education for children with autism; and which are (a) residential and (b) non-residential.

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what account was taken of the school repair backlog when prioritising schools under the Building Schools for the Future programme; (2)...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) new schools, (b) replacement schools and (c) refurbished schools are to be provided in each of the (i) Pathfinder and (ii) wave...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the private sector partners involved in each successful bid for Building Schools for the Future.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the prevalence of bullying in schools in England.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to reform the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many cases remain to be allocated to a case worker in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS); and what the...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact on families who are affected by delays at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

      Capital City Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the performance of the Capital City Academy; and if she will make a statement.

      Child Safeguarding Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what guidelines the Department has issued to child safeguarding units at local education authorities on the recording of (a) teachers'...

      City Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 6 June 2005, Official Report, columns 330–31W, on City Academies, if she will request the information...

      City Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students were permanently excluded from each city academy in each academic year since the academy was opened; (2) how many...

      Departmental IT contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) projected cost at the time of tender and (b) actual cost at the time of completion was for each IT contract commissioned by her...

      Drug-addicted Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the Government's estimate is of the number of children being brought up by grandparents because the children's parents have drug...

      Education Champion (Nottingham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the creation of an Education Champion for Nottingham, North.

      Educational Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria will be used to determine whether overall educational standards are too low when making decisions on new school provision.

      Educational Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what role her Department will have in making new provision in education to address low standards.

      English SATs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will revise marking guidelines for Standard Assessment Tests at Key Stage 3 in English to ensure spelling is taken into account in...

      Faith Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent consultations have been carried out by her Department with representatives of faith communities; and if she will make a statement.

      FE Colleges (Targets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the public service agreement target referred to in the Departmental Report 2004, Cm 6202, page 73, what targets have been set by...

      Foundation Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation will be necessary to allow primary schools to become foundation schools.

      Foundation Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects the first primary schools to become foundation schools.

      GCSE Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to what extent the course content of GCSE food technology covers (a) food choice, (b) nutrient provision, (c) nutritional needs of...

      GCSE Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many secondary schools in England offer GCSE music.

      Grammar Schools (Buckinghamshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children there have been in each (a) grammar school and (b) upper school in Buckinghamshire in each year since 2001, broken down by...

      Inner-London Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much each inner London local education authority has received under each Government initiative aimed at raising secondary school...

      Inner-London Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list each (a) specialist school and (b) city academy in each inner London local education authority; and on what date each opened.

      In-service Teacher Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps her Department is taking to improve in-service training for teachers.

      Mathematics (Primary Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the teaching of multiplication tables by rote in primary schools.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to visit Hammersmith and Fulham.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to visit Coventry, South.

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of young people started a Modern Apprenticeship by age 22 in 2004.

      Out-of-Hours Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her estimate is of the proportion of schools that have drawn up home-school agreements asrequired by the School Standards Framework Act...

      Primary Schools

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Education and Skills whether a primary school's added value is taken into account when decisions are made regarding school closures and surplus places.

      Primary Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to prevent the closure by Education Leeds of Miles Hill and Fir Tree primary schools.

      Primary Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) when the criteria for rebuilding primary schools will be announced; (2) whether Building Schools for the Future will be used as the...

      School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will include a representative of children as a stakeholder group in the Leadership Group on Pupil Behaviour and Discipline to be...

      School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what powers her Department has given to headteachers to maintain (a) discipline and (b) standards of conduct since 1997.

      School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what definition she uses of low level disruption.

      School Governance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations her Department has received on the structure of school governing bodies.

      School Independence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria will be used to determine which schools will gain greater independence.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much she plans to make available to schools in Coventry, South to improve school meals over the next three years; and if she will make a...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average spending per meal per pupil for school meals was in (a) the London borough of Haringey and (b) England in the last period...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when (a) Haringey local education authority and (b) schools in the London borough of Haringey council area are expected to receive extra...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average spending per pupil per meal for school meals was in (a) England and (b) Tamworth in the last period for which figures are...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when (a) Staffordshire local education authority and (b) schools in Tamworth are expected to receive extra funding to improve school meals.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the expenditure on (a) capital equipment and alterations and (b) re-training necessary to meet higher...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average spending per meal per pupil for school meals in the county of Durham has been in each year since 1999.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will publish nutritional standards for school meals in (a) secondary schools, (b) primary schools and (c) nurseries; and whether...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will publish details of the formulae for distributing to (a) local education authorities and (b) schools the funding to improve...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria are used for allocating capital funding to (a) build and (b) refit school kitchens.

      School Places (Staffordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she plans to take to assist parents who fail to get their children into any of their chosen schools in Staffordshire; and if...

      School Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2005, Official Report, columns 345–6W, on school sport, (a) what percentage of schools in a school...

      School Support Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action she proposes to take to broaden the range of support staff working in schools.

      School Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will provide additional funds for the provision of school transport to Herefordshire council; and if she will make a statement.

      School Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what assessment she has made of the trial Yellow School Bus schemes; and if she will make a statement; (2) what plans she has to...

      Schools (Special Measures)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools placed in special measures by Ofsted were situated within the most deprived 20 per cent. of wards according to the...

      Schools Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the per capita pupil funding in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the London borough of Haringey and (ii) Greater London (A)...

      Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make sex and relationships education a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

      Sexually-transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to raise awareness of sexually-transmitted diseases in schools.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students in each city academy were classed as having special educational needs on the last date for which figures are available;...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of secondary school students are classed as having special educational needs in each local authority which has a city academy.

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the progress of schools in acquiring specialist school status.

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects schools to take on a second specialism; and when she expects (a) to bring forward legislation and (b) to issue guidance on this.

      Synthetic Phonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will make a statement on her announcement on 3 June of an independent review into the role of synthetic phonics in teaching...

      Teacher Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will introduce a national register for the recording of assaults committed against teachers by parents and pupils; and if she will...

      Teacher Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers in Tamworth have been assaulted by pupils in each year since 1997.

      Teacher Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of (a) citizenship and (b) personal, social and health education teachers giving financial literacy lessons at Key Stages 3...

      Teacher Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what qualifications are required of (a) citizenship and (b) personal, social and health education teachers giving financial literacy lessons...

      Truancy (Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in the East Riding of Yorkshire played truant from school in each of the last five years.

      University Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of students admitted to university to read (a) mathematics, (b) sciences and (c) modern foreign languages were from (i)...

      Tuition Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the maximum level of financial support available to undergraduates at higher education institutions in England from (a) low, (b) medium...

      Tuition Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was raised through student tuition fees in Hammersmith and Fulham constituency in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2004.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Senior Clergy

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will make a statement on the availability and number of qualified clergy for senior clerical positions within...

    • Residential Sales

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what safeguards for existing tenants are sought before decisions by the Commissioners to sell the freehold of...

  • House of Lords

    • Europe Direct

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have rejected the proposed €840,000 annual budget provided by the European Commission to establish 40 Europe Direct centres in the United...

    • EU Constitutional Treaty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will consider proposing a series of radio and television broadcasts to reply to public queries on the proposed European Union Constitutional Treaty.

      EU: Market Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What decisions they will make about the future of the Bolkestein directive for market services liberalisation in the European Union.

      G8: UK Presidency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 7 March (WA 55), whether they are now in a position to publish a full breakdown of the...

      Working Time Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that representatives of member states whose head of government is a member of the same political group as MEPs who support...

      Licensing Act 2003

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have yet made a decision on collating ambulance call-out statistics, accident and emergency department information, and crimes of violence against the...

      Convention on Action against Human Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will sign the Council of Europe convention on action against trafficking in human beings; and, if not, what specific articles of the convention they...

      National Firearms Licensing Management System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For which police forces the network audit of the central register of firearms required by Section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997 has been...

      National Firearms Licensing Management System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they can now estimate the total cost of putting the National Firearms Licensing Management System into full national operation.

      Iraq: Intelligence Personnel

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, between 17 March 2003 and 28 June 2004, United Kingdom intelligence personnel in Iraq were escorted or protected by Armed Forces personnel or by civilian...

      Joint Casualty Receiving Ship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What provision was made in the 1998 Strategic Defence Review for a joint casualty receiving ship; and when such a facility was expected to come into service.

      Armed Forces Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Armed Forces Bill to be introduced this Session will make provision for employees, other than sponsored reservists of civilian contractors deployed to...

      Schools: Failing Schools in London

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the names of the 55 London schools identified in the Ofsted report of 16 May as failing; and whether any of these schools are either...

      Schools: Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their best estimate of the percentage of girls who take part in after-school sport compared to the percentage of boys.

      Schools: Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the building of new school sports facilities is included in the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Schools: Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many schools that were in receipt of funding from the Big Lottery Fund's £750 million programme to build new school sports facilities are to receive...

      Schools: Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many competition managers will be employed as part of the School Sport Partnership scheme; and How the role of a competition manager will differ from that of a...

      Schools: Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether teachers will be responsible for providing the additional two to three hours of sport for pupils outside school hours in order to achieve the government...

      Schools: Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many pupils with disabilities and special educational needs in mainstream schools currently receive two hours of physical education and school sport; and How...

      Schools: Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many primary and secondary school teachers are qualified to teach physical education to pupils with disabilities and special educational needs.

      Overseas Students

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many foreign students were studying in colleges of higher education and universities in the United Kingdom in 2003–04; and what subjects they studied.

      Overseas Students

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the 10 most popular courses attended by undergraduate and postgraduate students from: (a) China; (b) Hong Kong; (c) Taiwan; (d) Singapore; (f) Thailand;...

      City Academies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What the capital costs of the current city academies have been.

      Health Professions Council: Chiropody and Podiatry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many applicants for "grandparenting" on to the Health Professions Council register for chiropody and podiatry have been asked to undertake top-up training in...

      Four-wheel Drive Vehicles: Off-road Use

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What evidence they have about the illegal use of four-wheel drive vehicles off ordinary roads; and what plans they have to deal with this problem.

      Channel Tunnel Rail Link

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a travelator connection between Stratford International station and the present Stratford station was included in the authorised Channel Tunnel Rail Link...

      Passenger Transport Executives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to publish their proposed guidance in relation to the role of passenger transport executives.

      Cabinet Office: Policy Co-ordination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the aims and objectives of the Cabinet Office include supporting Ministers collectively and providing efficient arrangements for collective decision making.

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