Written answers

Thursday, 23 June 2005

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Aquatic Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what work has been carried out (a) by and (b) on behalf of her Department to establish the background levels of fluoxetine in...

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to preserve fish stocks in UK waters.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have been prosecuted for fishing without a licence in London in each year since 1997.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was collected in fines from people fishing without a licence in London in each year since 1997.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fishing licences have been issued in London in each year since 1997.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to tackle the poaching of fish.

      Flood Zone Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) discussions she has had with and (b) representations she has had from local authorities on the new Environment...

      Galapagos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to help maintain biodiversity on the Galapagos Islands.

      Pest Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will issue best practice guidelines to local authorities on their duty under S2(1)(a) of the Prevention of Damage by...

      Radioactive Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the responsibilities of (a) the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, (b) Nirex and (c) nuclear...

      River Thames (Pollution)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many meetings officials from her Department have attended with the Environment Agency, Thames Water and the Greater...

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome of the 2004 meeting between the European Council and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on the EU...

      Tallow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the receipts to her Department were from the sale of tallow from animals slaughtered under compulsory schemes in each of...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 443W, on water meter charges, if she will break down those in...

  • Treasury

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints (a) his Department and (b) the Inland Revenue received about the administration of child tax credit in 2003–04.

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are being taken by HM Revenue and Customs to improve the administration of child tax credit.

      Gross Domestic Product

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross domestic product per head was in (a) London, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Cardiff, (d) Glasgow, (e) Belfast, (f) Liverpool, (g) Bristol, (h) Leeds, (i)...

      Household Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross disposable household income was in (a) current and (b) real price terms, using 2005 as the base year, for (i) each region, (ii) each country...

      Income Tax Returns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of individuals filed their self-assessment returns on time in each of the last five years for which information is available; and if he will...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding concerns about money laundering through landlords' use of the insurance premium tax system.

      Tax Underpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the underpayment of (a) direct tax and (b) national insurance contributions in each of the last 10 years for which information...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the 100 per cent. VAT refund on repairs to listed religious buildings and to listed buildings of non-religious and secular significance.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has further to expand the VAT exemption scheme in Northern Ireland to cover all church buildings.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Central Office of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what tenders have been issued by the Central Office of Information on behalf of the (a) Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (b) Department for...

    • Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many of his Department's posts (a) have been relocated and (b) are under consideration for relocation from London to the deprived areas of the...

  • Transport

    • Borough Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for the Borough Market site if the deficiencies identified by the public inquiry inspector, in respect of the proposed...

    • Concessionary Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what distribution formula is proposed for the free bus travel scheme for over 60s from April 2006; and what indicative allocations have been set for...

      Container Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of likely container port demand in the UK; (2) what assessment he has made of the change in volume of container...

      Council Road Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local authorities underspent on their road maintenance budgets in the last financial year; and by how much in each case.

      EU Driver Licensing Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2005, Official Report, column 9W, on the EU Driver Licensing Committee, when he expects a decision to be taken in...

      Global Oil Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the assumptions used by the Future of Transport White Paper published on 21 March take account of potential future changes in global oil (a)...

      Heathrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the British Airports Authority regarding the proposed third runway for Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed (a) third runway and (b) sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport on (i) road, (ii) train and (iii)...

      Kent Roads Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much central funding Kent county council has received for its roads budget in each year since 1997.

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has undertaken into ways of addressing parking shortages in town centres, with particular reference to controlled parking...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many complaints his Department received concerning each train operating company in the last year for which figures are available.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road bridges there are over railway lines in the Stroud constituency; and how many of these have additional measures of protection.

      Road Lane Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what authority (a) private contractors, (b) the emergency services and (c) others have to cone off road lanes; and if he will make a statement.

  • Minister for Women

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the female prison population.

    • Pregnant Employees

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps she is taking to ensure the equal treatment of pregnant women within the workplace.

      Return to Work

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government are taking to help women returning to work after (a) giving birth and (b) bringing up a family.

      Trafficking

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs concerning the Council of Europe convention on trafficking...

      Pay Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with contractors to Government Departments about pay discrimination on gender grounds.

  • International Development

    • Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent on humanitarian aid for the Darfur region of Sudan in each of the last three years; and what his plans are for...

    • Education (Millennium Development Goal)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of progress towards the Millennium Development Goal to provide universal primary education in Africa.

      G8 Summit (African Debt)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the financial impact of the G8 Finance Ministers meeting in June on African countries in the highly...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Family Resolutions Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much the Government have spent to date on the Family Resolutions Pilot Scheme; how many couples have completed full courses...

    • Marked Electoral Registers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) if she will ensure that her Department and its contractor Pickfords Records Management make no greater charge per page...

      Marked Electoral Registers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what (a) administrative and (b) legislative steps would need to be taken to ensure that marked registers remain in the custody...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of Operation Scrap-it; and if he will make a statement.

    • Braeburn Park, Crayford

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from the residents of Braeburn Park, Crayford in respect of the planning applications from FM Conway Dartford; and if he will...

      Braeburn Park, Crayford

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to make a decision on the FM Conway Dartford planning applications.

      Disability Discrimination Act

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance he has issued on the application of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to public areas of (a) local authority and (b) housing association (i)...

      Fire Control Centre (South-east England)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the net cost change that will ensue from the proposed Regional Fire Control Centre for South East England.

      Housing Development (Flood Risk)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will review the guidance given to local authorities on development in areas at risk from flooding or on a flood plain; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the bodies in Gloucestershire with whom he has discussed plans for local government reorganisation.

      Mobile Phone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have to allow health concerns to be taken into account during the planning process for mobile phone masts.

      Recreational Spaces (London)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what quantity of public recreational open space there was in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he intends to hold a referendum on establishing an elected regional assembly in (a) the North West and (b) Yorkshire and Humber.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of her Department's posts (a) have been relocated and (b) are under consideration for relocation from London to the deprived...

    • Digital Satellite Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will ensure that those areas of the country which are unable to receive digital terrestrial television for technical reasons have...

      Electronic Programming Guides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department expects the publication of Ofcom's Review of Electronic Programming Guides; and if she will make a statement.

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department expects to publish its consultation on revised criteria for listing buildings; and if she will make a statement.

      National Sports Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the outcome was of the recent meeting between the four sport consortiums and her Department to discuss the National Sports Foundation.

      National Sports Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her Answers of 24 May 2005, Official Report, column 53W, on the National Sports Foundation, when the Government expects to...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what initiatives are (a) in place and (b) planned to meet the Department's public service agreement target to increase participation...

      Ulster Scots (Television Programmes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provision there is in the BBC Charter for Ulster Scots programmes in Northern Ireland.

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which aircraft he expects to fly from the new aircraft carrier in 2012.

    • Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the value of his Department's equipment (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years, broken down by service.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Navy ships have visited (a) Gibraltar and (b) Spain since 1 April.

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the application of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 to UK service personnel; and what his Department's policy is...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many agency medical staff have been employed in Iraq since 1 June 2004; and at what cost.

      Joint Combat Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the in-service date is for the Joint Combat Aircraft.

      Minehunter Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the recovery of remote-controlled minehunter submarines in respect of (a) retrieval by the Royal Navy and (b) salvage payments to...

      Minehunter Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many remote-controlled minehunter submarines have been lost by the Royal Navy in each year since 1997; and what the cost has been.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hon. Members have requested meetings with him since his appointment; and if he will list those he has met.

      Naval Contingency Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his contingency provisions are for each class of naval ship, in the event that any are unexpectedly put out of commission and need replacing; and if...

      Newquay Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will arrange a meeting with the hon. Member for North Cornwall and ministerial colleagues from the Department for Transport to discuss the future...

      North Atlantic Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council on 24 May; and if he will make a statement.

      Personnel and Training Command

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements will be made for other service units located at RAF Innsworth following the relocation of Personnel and Training Command to RAF High...

      Personnel and Training Command

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the ability of RAF High Wycombe to accommodate Personnel and Training Command staff; and what estimate has been made of...

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of staff in his Department have received training on the general and specific duties of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act...

      RAF Innsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his plans are for the site at RAF Innsworth.

      RAF Innsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what service units (a) are and (b) are planned to be co-located at RAF Innsworth.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget is for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary for 2005–06, broken down by (a) cost of running vessels at sea, (b) land based administration, (c)...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Department has spent on taxis in each of the last five years.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will announce the changes to the Territorial Army under the future army structure.

      Uglow Farm, Edgworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his review of the proposed development at Uglow Farm, Edgworth, is complete.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colonel Hamid Pourmand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government are making to the Government of Iran on the trial on charges of apostasy of Colonel Hamid...

    • Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's posts (a) have been relocated and (b) are under consideration for relocation from London to the...

      Diplomatic Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the makes of car used by (a) governors, (b) ambassadors and (c) consuls; and what his policy is on using...

      Jerusalem (Homes' Demolition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Israel on the proposed demolition of homes in the el-Bustan area of Silwan...

      Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the numeric strength of the Taliban in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Pakistan.

  • Home Department

    • Assault

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of the existence of aggravating factors in an assault on the...

    • Asylum Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of (a) investigating the suitability of and (b) the planning process, including the cost of any public inquiries or...

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many automatic number plate recognition readers are (a) in place and (b) planned, broken down by police authority.

      Drugs Offences (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were charged with possession of (a) class A, (b) class B and (c) class C drugs in each London borough in each of the last...

      EU Presidency

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

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many referrals of (a) immigration, (b) asylum and (c) naturalisation cases to the immigration and nationality directorate by hon. Members...

      Managed Migration Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the letter of 28 April to the hon. Member for Aylesbury from NCC5 of the managed migration directorate, whether case S1081532 has...

      Micro Bikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many incidences of "micro" or "pocket" bikes being ridden illegally on-road there have been in each year since 2002; and how many...

      Olufemi Ojemuyiwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the progress of the application by Olufemi Ojemuyiwa, reference A1194808, for indefinite leave to stay in the...

      Shooting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fatalities were caused as a result of the shooting of foxes and ground game at night in each of the past five years.

      Voluntary/Community Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards the public service agreement target of increasing voluntary and community activity, including increased...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Addiction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been provided for addiction (a) treatment and (b) rehabilitation in the Province in each of the last 10 years.

    • Education and Library Board Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will provide additional funding to the South Eastern Education and Library Board to enable it to reverse its recent announcement of cuts...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and (b) NHS personnel in the Province have been employed on processing...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each Education and Library Board area in Northern Ireland have access to the internet.

      NHS Staff (Attacks)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in meeting targets for reducing attacks on NHS staff in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurse Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress is being made in re-recruiting former nurses to the NHS in Northern Ireland.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to be in a position to report on whether parades which (a) took place and (b) will take place on the basis of technically...

      Porphyria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals in the Province suffer from each of the forms of porphyria.

      Pupil Suspensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils were suspended from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools for (i) bullying, (ii) violence towards teaching staff and (iii)...

      Regional Cancer Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress on the regional cancer centre becoming fully operational.

      Regional Cancer Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress in securing staff to work in the Province's new regional cancer centre.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Loan Sharks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what action he is taking to protect vulnerable people from loan sharks;

    • Gas Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the UK's future gas needs.

      Coal Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial support he made available for the deep coal mine industry in 2004–05; and how much such support he has made available in...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the future of nuclear power in the UK.

      Windfarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to support new and emerging renewable technologies other than onshore windfarms.

      Windfarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received on the (a) benefits and (b) disadvantages of wind farms as a renewable energy source; and if he...

      Equal Opportunities Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims of (a) racial discrimination, (b) sexual discrimination, (c) disability discrimination and (d) multiple discrimination have...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the potential for job creation from the steps the Government is taking to promote renewable energy.

      Hotelware Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the World Trade Organisation on reducing tariffs on exports of hotelware to the USA.

      Manufacturing Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support the Government is making available for manufacturing industry in (a) the City of Durham and (b) England.

      Average Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of average full-time workers' pay in the South West Region in the latest year for which figures are available,...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has made to the Coal Authority about its website directing coal health claimants to the Union of Democratic Mineworkers.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been paid in total to solicitors for unsuccessful claims under the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vibration white...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action his Department have taken as a consequence of receiving information about Indiclaim Ltd. and Walker and Co. Claims Management.

      Corporate Social Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent on corporate social responsibility initiatives since January 2003; and if he will make a statement.

      Corporate Social Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what definition of corporate social responsibility his Department uses; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Name

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which external organisations were involved in the proposal to change the name of his Department.

      Departmental Payment Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the overall payment performance was of each Government Department in the last three years for which figures are available; and if he will...

      Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of his Department's posts (a) have been relocated and (b) are under consideration for relocation from London to the deprived areas of...

      Domestic Energy Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the relative external costs per kWh consumed by domestic use of (a) coal, (b) oil, (c) gas, (d) electricity and...

      Ecgd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 79W, on Export Credits Guarantee Department, when he expects to reach a...

      Ecgd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 78W, on Export Credits Guarantee Department, when he expects the ECGD Pilot...

      European Space Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures have been agreed in June 2005 to develop a European Space Policy.

      Gas Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what capacity of combined cycle gas turbines has been contracted for the period 2004–05 to 2010–11; and what percentage he...

      Loan Sharks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to protect vulnerable people from loan sharks.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cases have been submitted under the Union of Democratic Mineworkers and Vendside agreement for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when his Department expects to agree compensation for miners who were engaged in salvage work at Firbeck colliery for less than six weeks in 1968.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which Ministers from his Department will be attending the Defence Systems and Equipment International Exhibition in September.

  • Education and Skills

    • Classroom Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assistance her Department is giving to schools in Coventry South constituency to promote good behaviour in the classroom.

    • Connexions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received on the winding up of the Connexions Service; and what her responses to those representations have been.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Department spent on consultants in (a) the last 12 months, (b) 2003–04 and (c) 2004–05.

      Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many of her Department's posts (a) have been relocated and (b) are under consideration for relocation from London to the deprived areas...

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many faith schools have been established in England since 1997; and how many she expects to be established in the next five years.

      Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will assess the likely effect of the spending priorities set out in the Skills Strategy on the practice of further education...

      Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time students with dependants there were in higher education institutions in England in each year...

      Jarvis plc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the private finance initiative contracts that exist between (a) schools and (b) other education institutions and Jarvis plc.

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of looked-after children aged under two years experienced three or more changes of accommodation in the most...

      Multiplication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2005, to question ref. 4432, on multiplication facts, whether there is a requirement in the Framework for...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many registered (a) nutritionists and (b) dieticians she employs within her Department.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the number of overseas students from EU member states attending university in Coventry South constituency.

      Private Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many private schools there are in Coventry, South constituency.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assistance she expects the public sector will provide to the work of the School Meals Trust.

      Schoolchildren (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in each school in Gloucestershire live in another local authority.

      Schools Provision (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding is being made available for the expansion of schools provision in Lancashire.

      Special Needs/Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many special needs (a) assistants and (b) teachers there were in London in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.

      Special Needs/Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what form the Government's audit of special schools will take; and if she will make a statement.

      Student Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) the total amount of debt incurred by UK students studying at English universities, (b) the mean amount of such debt and (c) the...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the truancy level has been in each secondary school in the (a) Reading borough council and (b) Wokingham district council local...

      Undergraduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of undergraduate students in higher education institutions in England were (a) full-time and (b) part-time in...

      Teacher Victims of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have been victims of offences of violence in the West Chelmsford parliamentary constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Young Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government have taken to encourage school nurses to address the needs of young carers.

  • House of Lords

    • Malawi: Development Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What international development contributions have been made to Malawi in each of the years 1997 to 2005.

    • McKinsey and Co.

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) whether McKinsey and Company Incorporated is currently carrying out any work for the Department for International Development; (b) how many projects the firm...

      China: Family Planning Policy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will withdraw financial support for organisations which co-operate with the Chinese Government's State Family Planning Commission, in the light of the...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What account they took of genocide in Darfur when they supported the decision of the international community in April 2005, in Oslo, to pledge more than $4 billion...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the 10,000 photographs taken by Mr Brian Steidle, serving with the African Union, of violations of human rights in Darfur and of...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have assessed the validity of work undertaken by the Coalition for International Justice, North Western University and Tufts University in the United...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they agree with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that the "Janjaweed have operated with total impunity and in close co-ordination with...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of evidence collated by the International Crisis Group that the Government of Sudan are incorporating members of the Janjaweed...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What they have done to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution of 29 March, to freeze the assets and restrict the travel movements of the...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimate they have made of when the first indictments will be handed down to the 51 names on the International Criminal Court's list of alleged perpetrators...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Arab League about the killing of African Muslims in Darfur.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What they are doing to establish and enforce a no-fly zone over Darfur.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the number of African Union troops required to secure Darfur; and how many there are at present.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the statement by Jan Egeland, the United Nations Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs, that 10,000 people will die every...

      Sudan: UN Arms Embargo

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What their view is in relation to the application made by Belarus to the United Nations Sanctions Committee seeking permission to sell arms to Sudan.

      Military Goods: Export Licence Criteria

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether established non-governmental organisations are consulted before export permits are given for military goods to go to developing countries.

      United Nations: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they have made in promoting the reform and strengthening the role of the United Nations human rights machinery.

      G8 Water Action Plan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they will make regarding the provision of clean water and sanitation to third world countries at the forthcoming G8 and European Union meetings.

      Supreme Court: Staffing Structure

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will be provided with assistance from permanent qualified legal advisers in the court's registry.

      Supreme Court: Staffing Structure

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether each justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will be assisted by his or her own judicial assistant, as in other common law jurisdictions.

      Armed Forces: Readiness

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have brought to the attention of NATO the recommendations of the National Audit Office report, Assessing and Reporting Military Readiness, on the...

      Specialist School Status

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether (a) applications for specialist school status, and (b) documents relating to the assessment of specialist school status applications can, under the Freedom...

      United Kingdom Trade and Investment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When details of the latest restructuring of United Kingdom Trade and Investment will be announced; and what the timescale for implementing any changes will be.

      United Kingdom Trade and Investment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What criteria have been employed by United Kingdom Trade and Investment in order to decide which industry sector panels to retain.

      United Kingdom Trade and Investment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether tourism and leisure will be retained as a proactive sector panel within United Kingdom Trade and Investment.

      United Kingdom Trade and Investment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the sport and play industries will continue to be eligible for financial support from United Kingdom Trade and Investment.

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