Written answers

Monday, 27 June 2005

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Visitor Reception Building and Westminster Hall

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will make a statement on progress with planning for the Visitor Reception Building and its likely impact...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Fraud

      To ask the Solicitor-General what criminal investigations the Serious Fraud Office is undertaking into cases of fraud by staff working for HM Customs and Excise; and if he will make a statement.

    • Fraud

      To ask the Solicitor-General if he will make a statement on the role of the Serious Fraud Office in investigating cases of fraud by staff at HM Customs and Excise.

      Honours

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many officials currently in the offices of the Law Officers received honours in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List; and at what rank of honour.

      Iraq

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2005, Official Report, column 805W, on advice to Cabinet, on what basis it was disclosed that the Attorney-General made an oral...

      Lenient Sentences (Appeals)

      To ask the Solicitor-General under what circumstances the Crown Prosecution Service has the power to appeal against an unduly lenient sentence; and whether this includes convictions for actual...

      Muggers (Prosecutions)

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 456W, on theft, what powers the police have to ensure that a mugger is prosecuted.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Acts of Parliament (Internet Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to make all Acts of Parliament published before 1988 for which her Department is responsible available...

    • Aircraft (Carbon Dioxide)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she plans to put in place to reduce carbon dioxide output from aircraft entering or leaving the United Kingdom.

      Aircraft (Carbon Dioxide)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much carbon was emitted in (a) 1990 and (b) 2004 from international aviation which (i) landed and (ii) took off from the UK.

      Aircraft (Carbon Dioxide)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much carbon was emitted in the UK in (a) 1990 and (b) 2004 (i) excluding and (ii) including international aviation.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recentassessment she has made of the relationship between badger populations and the incidence of TB in cattle.

      British Waterways Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will instruct the British Waterways Board to realise the value of its non-operational land in order to apply it to...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what value for money procurement savings were identified and what reduction in civil service posts occurred in her Department...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral statement on 20 June 2005, Official Report, columns 523–40, on the European...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish a concise guide, in every recognised language of the EU, to British proposals for the reform of the CAP, indicating the benefits in each EU member...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many registered (a) nutritionists and (b) dieticians she employs within her Department.

      Endangered Species Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what responses she received on the draft statutory instrument on Control in Trade of Endangered Species (Enforcement)...

      Equine Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether all equines are required to have a passport.

      Flood Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what technologies were used in drawing up the Environment Agency flood maps; and what steps her Department is taking to...

      Laptop Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many laptop computers have been used by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in her Department in each...

      Luxembourg Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effects on rural development of the implementation of the Luxembourg Plan.

      Mole-catchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department made of the working practices of mole-catchers before she agreed to the banning of strychnine...

      Mole-catchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what alternative methods for the destruction of moles her Department advises mole-catchers to use once strychnine...

      National Bee Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was allocated to the National Bee Unit health programme in each of the last five years; and if she will make...

      Rights of Way (Designations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications have been received for areas to be designated under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; how...

      Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans there are to reduce the amount of sewage being deposited in the Thames.

      Silage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) economic and (b) animal health impacts of the pollution of silage by earth.

      Single Farm Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the representations she has received on the effects of single farm payments on motor sports events being...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many kilogrammes per capita of (a) municipal, (b) commercial and industrial and (c) waste electrical and electronic...

  • International Development

    • Chile (Earthquake Assistance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions have taken place with the government of Chile about redevelopment assistance following the earthquake in the northern...

    • Civil Society Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Civil Society Challenge Fund.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions his Department has had with the US administration regarding political instability in Colombia.

      Female Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of progress towards access to reproductive education for women in third world countries.

      Global Environment Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the UK is due to pay into the Global Environment Facility in 2005; how much has been contributed to date; and if he will make...

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials currently in the Department received honours in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List; and at what rank of honour.

      Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance he plans to give to Mozambique to establish (a) river and (b) coastal transport to improve its transport...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the role of his Department in the provision of relief aid in Sri Lanka.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the number of people returning to the South of Sudan; and what assistance is being provided for resettlement.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian conditions of Ethiopian refugees who have settled in Pibor in Sudan; and if he will...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the UN High Commission on Refugees on children born and abandoned after rape in the Habila area of Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the level of repatriation of people from Chad to Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan on conflict between internally displaced persons and the police in Soba...

      Taxis

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

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan (Deployment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected levels of deployment to Afghanistan for his Department's personnel is by the (a) end of 2005, (b) middle of 2006 and (c) end of 2006.

    • Air Tanker Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the delivery dates are for the new air tanker fleet; from which air centre it will fly; and at which centre it will be serviced and repaired.

      Armoured Vehicle Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total public expenditure to date is on the private finance initiative with the Landmark Training Consortium to provide armoured vehicle...

      Armoured Vehicle Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications of the decision not to proceed with the Armoured Vehicle Training Services project under the private...

      Armoured Vehicle Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role a public-private partnership will play in the delivery of the Armoured Vehicle Training Services requirement.

      Armoured Vehicle Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the costs were of the assessment of the suitability of a private finance initiative solution for the Armoured Vehicle Training Services requirement.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether (a) BAE Systems Land Systems and (b) its contractors will be purchasing any of the (i)body (excluding armour) and (ii) drive components for...

      Defcon 534

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what arrangements are in place to monitor his Department's contractors payments performance against their contractual requirements under DEFCON...

      Departmental Research

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

      Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by his Department on public procurement of food in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what proportion of that...

      Fres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce confirmed contracts for the Future Rapid Effects System.

      Fres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the total cost of the Future Rapid Effects System; when he expects it to be in-service; and if he will make a statement.

      Future Aircraft Carrier Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to make public the findings of the 100-day review into the Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF) project.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships the Royal Navy can dock at Gibraltar at any one time.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's percentage land holding in Gibraltar is, broken down by service use.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many naval ships from other countries have docked at Gibraltar in the last three years.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned implementation of his Department's contractorisation plan for Gibraltar on (a) number of jobs...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many helicopters in each class are (a) available for use, (b) under repair and (c) redundant or unrepairable.

      Iran (Naval Equipment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to recover the naval equipment held by the Iranian authorities; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the British Deputy Senior Judge Advocate in Iraq referred to in a letter from the former Minister of State to the hon. Member for...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what action has been taken on unexploded ordnance in the region of Iraq where the UK has responsibility; how much has been (a) allocated and (b) spent to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are for withdrawing UK troops from Iraq.

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) US soldiers and (b) UK soldiers have been killed in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan in each month since the end of the wars in those countries.

      Joint Strike Fighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the UK has contributed to the development costs of the Joint Strike Fighter; and what further pre-delivery payments will be required.

      Joint US Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many munitions were fired by RAF aircraft in support of US forces during their involvement in Operation Spear; (2) what the rules of...

      Lynx Mk 3/8 Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Answer of 15 June 2005, Official Report, column 442W, on the Royal Navy, what the expected out-of-service date is for the Lynx Mk 3/8...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average time is that an hon. Member has waited for a meeting with him to be arranged since his appointment.

      NAO Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his timescale is for responding to the National Audit Office report on military preparedness; what form his response will take; and if he will make...

      Omagh Resident Battalion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria were used when deciding whether to replace the 1stBattalion King's Own Scottish Borders at Omagh when they conclude their term as the Omagh...

      Portsmouth Nuclear Accident Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make available in the Library a copy of the Portsmouth nuclear accident plan.

      Prisoners of War (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the memorandum of 13 July 2001 from Mr. Alan Mayers of the Department's Far East Prisoners of War Group to Mr. John Hardy,...

      Prisoners of War (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2004 in the Cabinet Office concerning the Far East Prisoners of War...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) class and role, (b) date of entry into service, (c) expected date of removal from service and (d) average annual cost of maintenance over...

      Sandhurst (Security Breach)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to receive the report from the Commandant, concerning the breach of security by a Sun reporter at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British service personnel are (a) deployed and (b) stationed in (i) Germany, (ii)Northern Ireland, (iii) Bosnia-Herzegovina, (iv)Croatia, (v)...

      Training Contracts (PFI)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the training contracts being considered for private finance initiative solutions.

      Training Exercises (Uzbekistan)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training exercises UK military forces have undertaken with Uzbekistan military forces in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Troop Deployment (Basra)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has held concerning the deployment of UK troops outside the Basra area; and if he will make a statement.

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel from the armed forces of Uzbekistan have been trained in the United Kingdom in each year since 1997; and where this training...

  • Education and Skills

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many apprenticeships were (a) started, (b) on programme and (c) completed in (i)2002–03, (ii) 2003–04 and (iii) 2004–05.

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been allocated towards achieving the target of 320,000 apprentices by 2008; and whether she expects the target to be achieved.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many apprenticeships there were in each year between 1994 and 1996.

      Autistic Spectrum Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many training courses for those working with people with autistic spectrum disorders are funded through learning and skills councils in...

      Business Support (Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she is taking to encourage vocational skills training in Hertfordshire; and if she will make a statement.

      Community Development Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans her Department has for the funding for Community Development Centres in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency and (b) England.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how the Department intends to take forward the recommendations of its auditors' report into the use of consultants in the Department.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the recommendations of the auditors' report on the use of consultants in the Department.

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school children in Lancashire had dyslexia in the last period for which figures are available.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teenagers in Leeds West have received the education maintenance allowance; what the average award has been; and how much has been...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what plans the Government have to change provisions for paternity leave; (2) what plans the Government have to introduce shared...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research the Government have commissioned on the percentage of fathers who would stay home to look after children if it was financially...

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2005, Official Report, column 490W, on prison education, what the targets are for numbers of offenders...

      Sector Skills Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the date of licence of each Sector Skills Council is, listed in chronological order; what employment sector each covers; how many...

      Special Educational Needs/Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the future of (a) Mayfield and (b) Astley special schools in Chorley.

      Special Educational Needs/Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many special schools there are in Lancashire education authority; and if she will make a statement on the long-term provision of special...

      Special Educational Needs/Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 16 June 2005, Official Report, column 593W, on special needs tribunals, in how many cases appellants (a) were...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what relationship extended schools will have with Sure Start children's centres.

      Young Runaways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how she plans to evaluate the pilot scheme for flexible community-based accommodation for young runaways.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the Government Departments which (a) have adopted, (b) are in the process of adopting and (c) have rejected the scheme for...

    • Government Car Despatch Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) upper and (b) lower age limits are for drivers employed by the Government Car Despatch Agency.

      Government Car Despatch Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether Mrs. Barbara Smith is a permanent employee of the Government Despatch Agency; to which Department she is assigned; for how long she has...

      Lord Birt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what caused the ceiling in Lord Birt's office to collapse; and how much it is estimated the repair will cost.

      Showground (Garstang)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans the Duchy has for a showground near Garstang in Lancashire.

  • Trade and Industry

    • British Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to seek to realise capital receipts from the disposal of BNFL assets in (a) Westinghouse and (b) Urenco.

    • British Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with British Nuclear Fuels about the court action being taken against Kernkraftwerk Brokdorf GmbH.

      Clean Coal Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to support the development of clean coal technology in the UK.

      Computer Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in each year since 2001–02; and for each year on...

      Copyright (Sound Recording)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Government's policy regarding the extension of copyright term for sound recording.

      Credit Card Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he plans to take to tackle the growth in consumer credit card debt.

      Environmental Guidance (Companies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance he has given to UK companies on their responsibilities (a) to report on and (b) to mitigate their impact on (i) communities and...

      EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the European Commission regarding EU-ACP economic partnership agreements since March.

      EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the European Commission regarding reform of Article 24 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in...

      EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the European Commission on the letter from Mr. Peter Carl, of the European...

      European Gas and Electricity Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the timetable is for the EU sectoral enquiry into European gas and electricity markets.

      European Gas and Electricity Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he expects the UK to be included in the EU sectoral inquiry into gas and electricity markets.

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with (a) Eurotunnel (i) staff and (ii) creditors and (b) other Government Departments on Eurotunnel in...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to promote working with flexibility for those with caring and family responsibilities.

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many officials currently in the Department received honours in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List; and at what rank of honour.

      Interest Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce measures to limit interest rates charged to the poorest borrowers.

      Maguire v. Harland and Wolff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the recent appeal court ruling in the case of Maguire v. Harland and Wolff that no compensation is owed to a...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to introduce tougher penalties to deter companies from paying their employees below the minimum wage.

      National Grid Charges (Highlands and Islands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will use his powers to cap charges for access to the national grid for generators in the Highlands and Islands.

      Newspaper and Magazine Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the Office of Fair Trading's provisional view on exclusive wholesale territories for supplies of...

      Newspaper and Magazine Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether he plans to implement the Office of Fair Trading's recommendation to end wholesaler territories for newspaper and magazine...

      Nuclear Leak (Thorp)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to produce its report on the leak at the THORP Plant; and...

      Office Space (Easington)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what square footage of office space is vacant at (a) the Spectrum Enterprise Zone site at Dawdon and (b) the Whitehouse Business Park at...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with Royal Mail on the protection and continuation of rural post offices in Midlothian.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices were in operation in (a) Wales and (b) Ceredigion in each of the last 10 years.

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what arrangements are in place to ensure that bodies within the responsibility of his Department comply with the requirements of the Race...

      Raw Tobacco Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Court of Auditors audit on the raw tobacco market, C41 OJ 17 Feb 05.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures are being taken to encourage the use of renewable energy in Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency.

  • Prime Minister

    • Bermuda

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to visit Bermuda.

    • Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the Government's response in Reform of the Honours System (Cm 6479) to Recommendation 10 of the Report by the House of Commons Public...

      Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister how many of the Chairs of Specialist Committees he approved on 14 June as members of the Independent Honours Committee are (a) black and (b) Asian.

      Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister what his policy is on scrutiny of propriety of awards of political honours in cases where a recipient has made a donation to a political party.

      Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the minuted opinion of the Main Committee on honours that the Science and Technology Committee was unlikely to recommend Professor Colin...

      House of Lords

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether it will be the responsibility of the House of Lords Appointments Commission to vet all nominations for honours, including those nominated by (a) the Prime...

      House of Lords

      To ask the Prime Minister what powers the House of Lords Appointments Commission has to vet appointments by the Prime Minister other than peerages.

      House of Lords

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy that the role of the House of Lords Appointments Commission is extended to consider whether the appointments of Ministers in the House of...

      Nuisance Automated Phone Calls

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2005, Official Report, column 259, what steps the Government are taking to prevent nuisance automated phone calls.

      Prime Minister (Appointment)

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 16 June ref 3343, what time scale he would expect to be followed for the appointment of the Prime Minister.

  • Home Department

    • Micro-bikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers are available to (a)the police and (b) local authorities to deal with the illegal riding of micro-bikes.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the length of time it takes to resolve cases of serious antisocial behaviour.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been breached in each year since their introduction, broken down by (a) the reason for the breach...

      Shatterproof Glasses/Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the drinks industry regarding the adoption of shatterproof glasses and bottles in bars, pubs and clubs.

      Kirkham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the Prison Service's response to the Chief Inspector of Prisons' report on Kirkham Prison.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on police numbers in Barnet.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to establish fast track access to medical services for police personnel to reduce sickness absence in police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans he has to require police forces to adopt as standard the police staff council handbook; (2) how many police forces have...

      Anti-terrorism (Detainees)

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

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much public funding has been spent on CCTV security cameras in (a) Haltemprice and Howden and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire in each of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to (a) Martin Rathfelder, dated 31...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to (a) Mr. A. Bokes, dated 8 March, (b)...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the letter to him dated 22 March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Timothy Feist.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the letter to him dated 4 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Hassan Nadir Rashid.

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer the letter to him dated 11 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Mukhdoom Ali.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the letter dated 23 March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr. N. Hussain.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to answer the letter dated 9 May, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Zahoor Ahmed.

      Defendants (Greater London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) the immigration status and (b) the nationality of convicted defendants in magistrates courts in the Greater London area is recorded.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the merits of including radio frequency identification chips in (a) passports and (b) identity cards.

      Immigration Service Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to complete discussions with HM Revenue and Customs on the future arrangements for immigration service work in...

      Kamel Bourgass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on which day staff from Porton Down alerted (a) the police and (b) Ministers about the error that had been made in statements issued that...

      Kamel Bourgass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date (a) the police first reported the discovery of traces of ricin in the London flat used by Kamel Bourgass and his associates and...

      Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many press officers his Department has employed in each year since 1997, broken down by pay grade.

      Project IRIS

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on progress in implementing Project IRIS.

      SitCen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the role in the EU of SitCen.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) successfully prosecuted for terrorist activities in London in each year since 1997; and to which...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what dates in the last 12 months he has held meetings with the Mayor of London to discuss contingency measures in the event of a terrorist...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that visa inquiries from High Commission and Embassy entry clearance officers to the Evidence and Enquiries...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits (Childless Couples)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what benefits may be paid to couples without children.

    • British United Shoe Machinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will instigate an inquiry into the collapse of the British United Shoe Machinery Limited's pension scheme.

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of council tax benefit that was unclaimed by pensioners in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Council Tax Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects pensioner households will receive the £200 payment towards council tax bills.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for disability living allowance were (a) made and (b) rejected in each year since 2001, broken down by nation and region.

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of including members of the APW (Eastleigh) pension scheme in the Financial Assistance Scheme; (2)...

      Home Responsibilities Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the reform of home responsibilities protection.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of housing benefit paid to (a) pensioners, (b) disabled people, (c) lone parents, (d) unemployed people and (e)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of tenants receiving housing benefit in (a) the deregulated private sector, (b) the regulated private sector and (c) registered...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints in respect of housing benefit were reported to the Local Government Ombudsman in each year since 1997, broken down by region.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many local authorities have transferred administration of housing benefit to another provider due to persistent failure to meet required...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which software systems are used in the housing benefit pathfinders to administer housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how often housing benefit claimants are required to renew their claims (a) in the pathfinder areas and (b) in other areas, broken down by region.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make a statement on the conclusions of the research on the single room rent restriction; (2) if he will place in the Library...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of incapacity benefit recipients live in each authority area listed in descending order; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Examination Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the medical examination centres in the UK which are (a) to be closed and (b) to remain open.

      National Insurance Contracted-out Rebate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received the national insurance contracted-out rebate; and what the (a) total value of the rebate and (b) the average...

      Pension Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the consultation on the findings of the Pension Commission will be completed.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the take-up of pension credit by pensioners whose first language is not English.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Islington (a) received state pension, (b) applied for pension credit and (c) received pension credit in each of the last...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures his Department is taking to ensure the equality of women's pensions compared to men's pensions.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Coventry, South (a) received state pension, (b) applied for pension credit and (c) received pension credit in each of the...

      Pensions Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances the Pensions Regulator may refuse to respond to correspondence from a member of the public.

      State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what level of basic state pension a woman is entitled to if she has national insurance contributions or credits for up to 24 per cent. of the...

      State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the position is with regard to national insurance contributions towards a basic state pension of a person who earns less than the...

      Underfunded Pension Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions why an age limit of within three years of normal retirement age on 14 May 2004 was set for those eligible to claim payment from the Financial...

      Winter Heating Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of (a) the winter heating allowance and (b) means-tested benefits for pensioners over (i) 65, (ii) 67, (iii) 70...

  • Transport

    • Air Services (Meals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the British Nutritional Foundation on the salt content of in-flight meals.

    • Air Services (Meals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has made to the Aviation Health Unit on the salt content of in-flight meals.

      Air Travellers (Financial Protection)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what options for financial protection of travellers have been the subject of discussion between his Department and the Civil Aviation Authority; and if...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make provision for sector tendering for bus services outside London.

      Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what method his Department uses for calculating congestion; (2) what definition of congestion his Department uses.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of whether the Eurostar Depot at North Pole could accommodate the Crossrail fleet.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that the Westlands Playing Field and adjacent land is returned to its original use when it is no longer required for...

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects the Crossrail maintenance depot in Romford to operate 24 hours a day.

      Departmental Finance and Payroll Contract

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects that the planned Enterprise Option centralising the Department's finance and payroll functions will use the Partners Achieving...

      Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average waiting time for tests was at each Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency driving test centre in the last year for which figures are...

      House Building (Traffic)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how plans to reduce the level of motorway noise will be adjusted to take account of changes in traffic flow resulting from increased levels of house...

      House Building (Traffic)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the Government's house building targets for the South East on (a) traffic flows and (b) consequent...

      M3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when noise levels between Junction 5 and 7 on the M3 were last monitored; and whether there have been changes in the noise levels over time.

      M3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans are in place to reduce the levels of motorway noise for residents living around junctions 5, 6 and 7 of the M3; and when those measures will...

      M40/A40

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will publish the M40/A40 route management strategy.

      Mersey Tram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the Merseytram scheme to proceed.

      Mini-Motorbikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to assess the extent of illegal use of mini-motorbikes on (a) public roads and (b) public spaces.

      Motorways/Trunk Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total length is of UK (a) motorways and (b) trunk roads; and how many miles of each were built in each year since 1997.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will issue guidelines for the ports industry on preparing proposals to increase port capacity; (2) if he will establish a sequential test...

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials currently in the Department received honours in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List; and at what rank of honour.

      Rail Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many traffic movements there are on average each day between South Preston and North Warrington on the M6.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many community rail line designations have been made so far.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the railway industry about the construction of increased capacity at pinch points on the network.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which light rail schemes his Department expects to be completed and in operation by 2010.

      Road Charging Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he commissioned his research on road charging; what the cost was of the research; whether he announced the commissioning of the research at the...

      Road Pricing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will allow a reduced rate for people with disabilities as part of his proposed road pricing system.

      Road Pricing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will set up his proposed road pricing system to charge more to more heavily polluting vehicles and less to vehicles with a lower environmental impact.

      Road Pricing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the proposed pilot schemes for road pricing will operate; when he expects the first pilot scheme to become operational; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Newport, West (Paul Flynn) of 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 26W, on road safety, if he will...

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving (a) injuries and (b) loss of life (i) have taken place in each year since the installation of speed cameras and (ii) took...

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on (a) installation of new speed cameras and (b) maintenance and removal of existing speed cameras in (i) Cumbria, (ii) Merseyside,...

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 20 speed camera sites have generated the largest income from fines.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fixed speed cameras have been installed in the last six months.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of speed cameras are non-operational at a given time.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras are installed on roads.

      Shellhaven London Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list those individuals and bodies that have submitted additional evidence and comments on the proposed Shellhaven London Gateway port public...

      Shellhaven London Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce the result of the Shellhaven London Gateway port public inquiry.

      Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many operational police officers were employed by the British Transport Police in each year since 1997.

      Tyne Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his response to the public inquiry into the second Tyne tunnel crossing.

      Vehicle Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's preparedness to process all outstanding conversions from V5 to V5C Vehicle...

      Vehicle Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's advertising campaign to raise awareness of the change from V5 to V5C Vehicle Registration has cost;...

      Vehicle Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications for a change from V5 to V5C vehicle registration the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has received in each of the last six...

      Vehicle Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency of the number of V5 Vehicle Registration documents remaining to be converted to...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Computer Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft her Department recorded in each year since 2001–02; and for each...

    • Digital Television (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which areas of Northern Ireland are unable to receive Freeview.

      Football Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding was allocated to the Football Foundation by her Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) Government...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate (a) the number of licensed premises and (b) the number of licensed premises serving food in each local authority in...

      Sports Clubs (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of (a) football, (b) rugby, (c) tennis, (d) athletics, (e) hockey and (f) swimming clubs in...

      Village Hall Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2005, Official Report, column 895W, on village hall committees, what reports she has received from...

  • Scotland

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to issue guidance on effective commissioning for those in the public and voluntary sectors who are commissioning work from external...

    • Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials currently in the Department received honours in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List; and at what rank of honour.

      Taxis

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

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

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to reply to the letters of 16 March and 31 January from the hon. Member for Maldon and East Chelmsford to the...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2005, Official Report, column 329W, on overseas corruption, from which missions each...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list seminars and presentations organised by the Government for the UK business community since December 2003 to...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received regarding recent (a) investigations and (b) prosecutions of UK companies in connection with...

      Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Chinese Government on the appointment of the new Chief Executive for Hong Kong, Sir Donald...

      Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress towards democracy in Hong Kong.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to meet a representative of the Iranian Government to discuss the treatment of the Baha'i community in Iran.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment the UK embassy in Iran has made of Iranian Government policy towards Baha"'-"s; what assessment he has...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what investigations he is undertaking into the detention and deportation from Israel on 7/8 May of a delegation of women from...

      Luke Noble

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Governor of the British Virgin Islands about the sentence issued by the court in the case...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action the Government are taking to ensure the security of British citizens working in Nigeria in relation to terrorist threats.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the future of the Six Party Talks on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear programme.

      Prisoner Abuse (US Forces)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the United States Administration on reports of prisoner abuse by US forces; and...

      Sir David Manning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list Sir David Manning's engagements for 6 June.

      Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the search for (a) al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and (b) Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar;...

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the visitors who have been provided with accommodation and hospitality by his Department at official residences...

      Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the social and political situation in Vietnam.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is proposing to encourage the international community to take action to address the political situation in Zimbabwe.

  • Treasury

    • 2011 Census

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is in relation to recognising Kashmiris as an ethnic group in the 2011 census.

    • Birth and Death Records (Digitisation)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the digitisation of the UK's birth and death records will be carried out abroad.

      Computer Crime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in each year since 2001–02; and for each year, on how many...

      Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to issue guidance on effective commissioning for those in the public and voluntary sectors who are commissioning work from external...

      Contracts (Value Audits)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what monitoring his Department undertakes on the value for public money of contracts that are entered into by its agencies.

      Customs and Excise Fraud (Staff)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding concerns about fraud by staff working for HM Customs and Excise in the past 20 years.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list (a) the office space in central London owned or rented on behalf of his Department, (b) the amount of space in each of the locations per...

      Electrocution Fatalities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were killed by accidental electrocution in each year since 1994.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the fraud hotline to the Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs does not extend to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will request the resignation of the chairman of HMRevenue and Customs following the publication of the Adjudicator's Annual report.

      Hot Weather Fatalities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many excess deaths were ascribed to hot weather in each year since 1980, broken down by age.

      Indirect Tax Losses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the illicit market share for (a) cigarettes, (b) spirits and (c) oils in each of the last five years for which information is...

      Methadone Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths in the UK were wholly or partly attributed to methadone in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Public Conveniences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public conveniences were recorded on the commercial and industry property database of the Valuation Office Agency in each London borough in each...

      Public Procurement Directive

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2005, Official Report, columns 683–84W, on the public procurement Directive, what the Government's definition is of a...

      Public Procurement Directive

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2005, Official Report, columns 683–84W, on the Public Procurement Directive, if he will list those who responded to...

      Public Procurement Directive

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the record of discussions and correspondence between the Office of Government Commerce and the Criminal Records...

      Public Procurement Directive

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Office of Government Commerce has had further discussions with the private and public sectors about Article 45 of the new EU publicprocurement...

      Regional Gross Domestic Product

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make a statement on Office for National Statistics regional gross domestic product statistics; and what the differences are between the...

      Regional Gross Domestic Product

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that the treatment of (a) extra-regio gross domestic product and (b) financial and investment services in Eurostat...

      Scottish Currency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance he provides to businesses in England on the legality of Scottish currency.

      Strychnine Hydrochloride

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it will be possible to import strychnine hydrochloride into the UK for use in the destruction of moles after 1 September 2006.

      Sustainability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons his Department is seeking to change the accepted definition of sustainability to stress the economic arm above the environmental dimension.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral statement by the Paymaster General of 22 June 2005, Official Report, columns 801–14, on tax credit overpayments; (1) if he will...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been in receipt of an incorrect level of tax credit in Basingstoke; how many of these could not reasonably have been expected to know...

      Underage Pregnancy and Abortion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many girls in Portsmouth aged under 17 years (a) gave birth and (b) had abortions, in each of the last five years, broken down by age group.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many affordable housing units built or procured through (a) the Housing Corporation Approved Development Programme and (b) the Challenge Fund were (i) mixed...

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much the Government plan to allocate for the provision of affordable housing in Devon in each of the next three years; (2) how much of the Housing...

      Barker Report

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will publish the results of the consultation on the Barker Report.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes are proposed for the student exemption from council tax; and under what circumstances key worker accommodation (a) leased by universities and (b)...

      Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many of his Office's posts (a) have been relocated and (b) are under consideration for relocation from London to the deprived areas of the South East.

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what plans the Government have to reform the Disabled Facilities Grant for (a) disabled children and (b) disabled adults; (2) when he plans to publish the...

      Fire Emergency Calls

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) genuine and (b) malicious false alarm fire emergency calls have been received in (i) inner and (ii) Greater London in each year since 1999.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of Fire and Rescue Service staff have received training on using incident response units at the Fire Service College.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will publish the regulatory impact assessment on his proposed HIP energy reports; (2) whether the regulatory impact assessment on the proposed home...

      Honours

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many officials currently in the Department received honours in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List; and at what rank of honour.

      House Prices

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate the (a) Government and (b) Valuation Office Agency has made of the yearly change to average (i) house prices and (ii) capital values of residential...

      House Sales Chains

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will bring forward a framework for legal redress to purchasers in house sales chains who suffer losses due to individuals who withdraw their pledge to sell...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the house-building required on Canvey Island to meet his longer term building targets.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of brownfield development in Kenilworth is development of land previously used for dwellings or their gardens.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many first-time buyers in Oxfordshire he expects to benefit from the First Time Buyers Initiative.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many key workers in Oxfordshire he expects to benefit from (a) Social Home Buy, (b) New Build Home Buy and (c) Open Market Home Buy.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much public sector land the Government has released for housing in Oxfordshire in the last five years; and how much further such land he plans to release.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many key workers in Oxfordshire have benefited from the Starter Home Initiative, broken down by district council area.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much of the Housing Corporation's affordable housing programme he expects to be committed to help provide affordable housing in the Cherwell district...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much the Housing Corporation committed towards the provision of affordable housing for each district area in Oxfordshire in each of the last five years;...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what advice he has received from the Regional Housing Board on the amount of affordable housing needed in Oxfordshire (a) in 2005 and (b) over the next 10 years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people in Oxfordshire he expects to benefit from the Key Worker Living Scheme.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who the zone agent is for Oxfordshire in the Key Worker Living Scheme.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the impact of the key worker housing scheme in Hampshire.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to allow public service employers greater local discretion in determining who should benefit from the key worker housing scheme.

      Local Authorities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what Government policy is on local authorities providing an opportunity for councillors to ask questions of executive members at public meetings of the full council.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average change in total Government grant per capita for (a) district councils, (b) county councils, (c) metropolitan councils, (d) unitary councils, (e)...

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many responses he received to the consultation on the revoking of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004.

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to revoke the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made in establishing a tripartite committee to discuss local government pensions; and if he will make a statement.

      M25 Inquiry

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will announce the outcome of the Motorway Service Areas Inquiry for the M25.

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much of the parking area adjacent to the Millennium Dome remains in the ownership of the Government.

      Property-based Loans

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what contribution to the cost of participation in local government schemes and services came from equity release or other property-based loans to service users,...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance he has issued to local authorities on the provision of rented housing to single people.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what research he has commissioned on the effects of council house sales on the private rented sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Roadside Advertising

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of unauthorised roadside advertisements placed next to motorways.

      Roadside Advertising

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on Government policy on commercial advertising alongside (a) motorways and (b) major roads.

      Safer Stronger Communities Fund

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much money has been allocated to each London local authority from the Safer Stronger Communities fund.

      Safer Stronger Communities Fund

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the allocation from the Safer Stronger Communities Fund to each local authority in England is for financial year 2005–06, in terms of (a) total amount...

      Smoke Alarms

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what percentage of (a) battery-operated and (b) hard-wired smoke alarms were found to be defective in dwelling fires in each of the last 10 years for...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the level of education budget on adult education provision.

    • Ball-bearing Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions there were in the Province for the illegal use of ball-bearing guns in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of cattle in Northern Ireland are estimated to have bovine tuberculosis, broken down by constituency; and if he...

      Carers' Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department took to mark Carers' Week 2005.

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many classroom assistants are working in schools in each Education and Library Board area in Northern Ireland; and what the equivalent...

      Co-ownership Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many houses have been built under the co-ownership scheme in the Province in the last three years; what the uptake of co-ownership homes was...

      Credit Card Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the cost of credit card fraud involving identity fraud in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Dementia (Personal Care)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will introduce free personal and nursing care for those with dementia in Northern Ireland.

      Disability Discrimination Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the compliance of public services in Northern Ireland with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

      Education Action Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) when education action zones will be set up in Northern Ireland; and in which areas; (2) what funding will be available in education...

      EWAY Rapid Transport Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress on plans to introduce the EWAY Rapid Transport Scheme into Strangford and East Belfast.

      Exceptional Closure Days (Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria are used by Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland when deciding whether to grant additional exceptional closure days...

      Executive Programme Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been allocated under each of the Executive Programme Funds in each year since their creation; and on what projects and programmes.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many school children in each Education and Library Board area receive free school meals.

      Free Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to introduce free rail and bus travel for those with a disability in Northern Ireland; and what discussions he has had with...

      Free Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to introduce free fares on public transport for everyone aged 60 years and over.

      Hospital Services Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether British passport holders who are not registered with a general practitioner are able to access services at hospitals in the Province.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of households in the Province he estimates have had access to the internet in each of the last 10 years.

      Literacy Levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of literacy levels among 11-year-olds in each of the Education and Library Board areas in each of the last three...

      Local Election (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reason the draft Local Election (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2005, tabled on 9 June was withdrawn on 16 June; what the (a)...

      Motor Tax and Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been prosecuted for driving without (a) tax and (b) insurance in Northern Ireland in each of the past three years.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total expense incurred in policing the (a) 2005 and (b) 2004 Tour of the North Orange march in Belfast was.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable is in possession of a legal opinion relating to the status of 11/1 application...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pensioners in Strangford constituency are in receipt of disability living allowance, broken down by (a) care and (b) mobility components.

      Pfi/PPP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what public finance initiative and public-private partnership projects arrangements involving Jarvis plc are in place in (a) the NHS and (b) the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the estimated annual running costs are of the recently acquired helicopter for use by the police in Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many typist manager's posts there are in each Police Service Northern Ireland District Command area; and how many posts are expected to be...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to ensure that the police station in Castle Rock is retained.

      Public Land Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to dispose of public land (a) on the Stormont estate in Belfast and (b) elsewhere in Northern Ireland.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many speed cameras there are in the North Belfast area; and how much money has been raised in fines from each of them since their installation.

      Schools (Integrated Status)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many schools in Northern Ireland (a) applied for and (b) were granted integrated status in each of the past five years; and if he will make...

      Translink Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend the Translink Metro system to other parts of Northern Ireland.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of young offenders in Northern Ireland who had (a) alcohol and (b) drug abuse problems in the last year...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many confiscation orders have been refused by the Crown courts in each police authority area since they were introduced;...

    • County Court Judgments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications of the admissibility of post office box addresses in applications for county...

      Court Ushers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will undertake a consultation on a code of practice for coroners courts on services for court ushers, with particular...

      Criminal Cases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she has to reduce the cost of large criminal cases.

      Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many of her Department's posts (a) have been relocated and (b) are under consideration for relocation from London to the...

      Entry Clearance Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals against the refusal of entry clearance to the UK have (a) been submitted, (b) been acknowledged to the...

      Entry Clearance Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals against the refusal of entry clearance to (a) the Immigration Appellate Authority and (b) the Immigration...

      Entry Clearance Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many cases of appeals against the refusal of entry clearance to the UK made in 1995 remain to be concluded.

      Entry Clearance Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the Department's current estimate is of the average length of time an applicant appealing against the refusal of entry...

      Honours

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many officials currently in the Department received honours in the recent Queen's birthday honours list; and at what rank...

      Legal Aid/Salaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of solicitors' firms ceased performance of their criminal legal aid contracts before the expiry of the...

      Legal Aid/Salaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what checks have been undertaken to ensure that the criminal legal aid budget is sufficient to meet human rights requirements.

      Legal Aid/Salaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she has to increase the criminal legal aid budget.

      Legal Aid/Salaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many law firms competed for each civil legal aid contract, on average, in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region.

      Legal Aid/Salaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of competitive tendering for civil legal aid contracts.

      Legal Aid/Salaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the average salary of (a) a barrister in first tenancy, (b) a one-year qualified barrister, (c) a...

      Short Money

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what accountability mechanisms there are to scrutinise the spending of Short" money.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will propose the setting up of a joint committee of both Houses to consider the scientific, medical and social changes in relation to abortion as...

    • Alliance Medical Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the contracts awarded to Alliance Medical to provide services for the NHS.

      Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department has issued to health service trusts on the operational life of ambulances.

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people have suffered from cancer-treatment induced anaemia in England over the last three years; (2) how many cancer patients in England...

      Anti-arthritis drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that health care services in Shropshire receive the funding required to ensure equality of access to anti-arthritis drugs...

      Anti-depressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions there have been for anti-depressants in England in each year since 1991, broken down by type, including fluoxetine.

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in England are waiting (a) to be assessed for and (b) fitted with an NHS hearing aid for the first time; (2) how many people in...

      Back and Joint Problems (Nurses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to collect centrally information relating to the number and percentage of nurses in each primary care trust area in each...

      Bedside Bibles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports she has received of complaints to hospitals about Bibles in wards.

      Cancer Services/Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to improve the pre-diagnostic infrastructure for breast cancer.

      Cancer Services/Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to improve participation in breast screening programmes.

      Cancer Services/Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the Government have made in reducing the difference in breast cancer survival rates between women in the most affluent areas and those in...

      Cancer Services/Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date the Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority received ministerial authority to start the Specialist Cancer Services Review.

      Cancer Services/Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the role of the Sussex cancer network in relation to cancer treatment waiting times.

      Cane Hill (Coulsdon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for the Cane Hill site, Coulsdon.

      Charing Cross Hospital (Private Treatments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effects on services for NHS patients of the provision made for the treatment of private patients at Charing Cross hospital.

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the NHS has been from successful claims for clinical negligence in each year since 1975 in (a) nominal and (b) real terms.

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many claims for clinical negligence there have been against the NHS in each year since 1991 (a) in total and (b) per thousand finished consultant...

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much compensation NHS bodies paid in respect of clinical negligence claims in each year since 1996.

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much NHS trusts paid in respect of legal fees in clinical negligence cases in each year since 1996.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will publish the Department's review of national minimum standards for care homes.

      Clinical Trials Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect of the European Clinical Trials Directive on the viability of future UK research projects.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) the Health Protection Agency and (b) her Department have been informed of cases of Clostridium difficile 027 at hospitals in England other...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether her Department plans to issue guidance to NHS hospital trusts on the typing of samples from cases of Clostridium difficile in order to...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on the outbreak of Clostridium difficile at Stoke Mandeville hospital, Buckinghamshire; (2) what research her...

      Colindale Hospital (Staff Housing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make an assessment of the requirement for (a) key worker housing for NHS staff and (b) affordable housing before deciding on (i) the basis for...

      Cumberland Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action she proposes to take to tackle hygiene failings at the Cumberland Infirmary identified in the recent Patient and Public Forum report;...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residential care places are available in each strategic health authority for people with early onset dementia.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the correlation between dental health in five-year-olds and their social-economic grouping, broken down by county in...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of dental practices in Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust were able to offer an emergency dental appointment within 24 hours in the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria her Department has advised primary care trusts to apply for the approval of growth funding to Personal Dental Service applicants.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to conduct a new dental clinical academic staff vacancies survey; how much of the funding for dental schools has been allocated for the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Polish dentists who have been recruited by (a) primary care trusts and (b) Methods Consulting, have subsequently returned home.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the average income of NHS dentists in London in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults living in the Portsmouth area are registered with an NHS dentist; and what the figures were in each of the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent NHS dentists have been employed in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency in each of the last five years; and if she will make...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have (a) left and (b) joined the NHS in the Portsmouth area in each of the last five years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists were employed in each primary care trust in North Yorkshire in (a) 2002–03, (b) 2003–04 and (c) 2004–05.

      Departmental Relocation

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

      Digital Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many digital hearing aids (a) were fitted in 2004 and (b) have been fitted in 2005 in (i) NHS hospitals and (ii) private dispensers who are part of...

      Drug Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were placed in drug rehabilitation programmes in each London borough since June 2004.

      Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has commissioned on the (a) physical causes and (b) treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy; how much public funding has been spent on...

      Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to increase the funding for research to find treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy; and if she will make a statement.

      Edgware Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she made of the requirement for (a) key worker housing and (b) affordable housing before the agreement was reached to sell surplus land at...

      Edgware Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the availability of digital hearing aids at Edgware hospital.

      End-of-Life Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 6 June 2005, Official Report, column 421W, on end-of-life care, what estimate she has made of the amount each primary care trust...

      Eye Tests (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many eye tests were conducted in each London health authority in each year since 1997; and how many of them were free to the user.

      Faith Communities

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

      Fertility Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many couples have been funded for (a) one, (b) two and (c) more than two cycles of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment by (i) North Hampshire...

      NHS Financial Deficits (Eastbourne)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial deficits were (a) at the end of the last financial year and (b) for the most recent period for which figures are available of (i) the...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the employees of the Food Standards Agency are (a) registered nutritionists and (b) registered dieticians.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the Food Standards Agency Nutrition Strategy.

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report,column 527W, on food labelling/supplements, (1) whether she plans to meet representatives of the...

      General Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her policy on the future of general practice.

      General Practitioner Cover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what minimum standards of cover are laid down by her Department for out-of-hours general practitioner services in England; and how these standards are...

      GM Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has made to the EU Commission on its recent proposals on GM foods.

      Health Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had to facilitate the merger of the Commission for Social Care Inspection with the Healthcare Commission; what progress is being...

      Health Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish her Department's cost assessment of the merger of the Commission for Social Care Inspection with the Healthcare Commission; and if she...

      Health Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether primary legislation will be required to merge the Commission for Social Care Inspection with the Healthcare Commission; and if she will make a...

      Health Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed by the Health Development Agency in each of the last five years; and in what capacity.

      Health Services (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to re-organise primary care trusts in Gloucestershire.

      Hearing Aids (Hornsey and Wood Green)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people are on the waiting list for a digital hearing aid in Hornsey and Wood Green; and if she will make a statement; (2) how long the...

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies she has undertaken of regional variations in the delivery of treatment for hepatitis C.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will (a) mount a hepatitis C awareness campaign and (b) develop adequately resourced managed clinical networks to tackle hepatitis C.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will undertake research on the incidence of hepatitis C among prisoners (a) on reception and (b) on discharge.

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received from Roche relating to the licensing of herceptin for non-terminal breast cancer patients; (2) if she will...

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of breast cancer patients who would benefit from herceptin but for whom it cannot be prescribed until the product...

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to support the fast-tracking of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence appraisal for the use of...

      Hospital Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to publish data collected under the MRSA bacteraemia mandatory surveillance scheme broken down by (a) hospital department and (b)...

      Hospital Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the rules that govern the reporting, collating and publishing of information from hospital trusts about cases of...

      Hospital Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the results of the user survey of the MRSA bacteraemia mandatory surveillance scheme will be published.

      Hospital Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) cases of MRSA there were and (b) deaths were caused by MRSA in care homes in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Hospital Acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will publish the results of the mandatory surveillance scheme for MRSA bacteraemia for the period between October 2004 and March 2005.

      Hospital Isolation Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to audit the adequacy of isolation facilities within NHS hospitals.

      Hospital Workers (Drug Dependency)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what support is available to hospital workers who become addicted to drugs; (2) whether the Government plan to increase the support available to...

      Hospitals (Shropshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) budget and (b) budget deficit of the RJ and AH Orthopaedic hospital, Gobowen has been in each of the last five years.

      Inspection fees (Charities)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will reduce inspection fees levied by the Healthcare Commission on small charities offering medical treatments; (2) for what reasons...

      Intensive Care Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been conducted on comparative survival rates in hospitals with and without intensive care on site.

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Department in...

      Laptop Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many laptop computers have been used by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in her Department in each year since 1995; how many have...

      Long-Term Residential Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the change in the number of available long-term care residential places since 1997.

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with malaria in each London health authority in each of the last three years.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued on the provision of maternity services, including HIV treatment to prevent mother to child transmission, to women who do not...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the performance of maternity services at Northwick Park hospital.

      Medical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to ensure (a) doctors and (b) dentists are not intoxicated while at work; and what procedure is followed if a doctor...

      Medical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for support for doctors and other clinical staff who may be abusing drugs or alcohol.

      Mental Capacity Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role the (a) Healthcare Commission and (b) Commission for Social Care Inspection will play in monitoring compliance with the codes of practice of the...

      Mental Health Wards (Safety)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance her Department provides to mental health wards to improve (a) staff, (b) patient and (c) visitor safety; (2) what plans she has to...

      Mental Health Wards (Safety)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff members were attacked with weapons in mental health wards in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004.

      Mental Health Wards (Safety)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's policy is on whether every mental health ward in England should have access to a psychiatric intensive care unit.

      Mental Health Wards (Safety)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes the Department plans to make to the (a) recruitment of agency staff in mental health wards and (b) provision of entertainment and activities...

      MRI Scans (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting time is for MRI scans in Lancashire.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Government funding has been allocated to research into MRSA in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      MS Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding her Department provides to charitable MS treatment facilities in (a) Sussex and (b) England.

      National Blood Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being made to increase the availability of (a) B negative, (b) AB positive and (c) AB negative blood groups in the National Blood Service...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were employed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in each of the last five years; and in what capacity; (2)...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department issues to NHS trusts relating to the provision of treatment (a) prior to and (b) during a National Institute for Clinical...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls to NHS Direct about access to an NHS dentist there were in each month since January 2004 in England, broken down by (a) emergency, (b)...

      NHS Staff Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses and (b) other NHS employees have been the victims of offences of violence at work in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS Staff Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) consultants and (d) auxiliary staff have been victims of violence in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area in each of...

      NHS Staff Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on meeting targets set for reducing incidents of violence against NHS staff.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice and guidance her Department has issued on core education and training in respect of nutrition and malnutrition for (a) health and social care...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what standards on meeting nutritional needs are included within Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards; and whether these standards are...

      Orthopaedic Prosthesis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely effect the standardisation of orthopaedic prosthesis will have on (a) the quality of life of affected patients...

      Outpatient Waiting Times (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average wait is for an out-patient appointment in Lancashire.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many palliative care beds are included in the total allocation of high dependency beds in the NHS; (2) what the average daily cost per...

      Patient Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Nationwide Clearing Service records pertaining to individual patients are available to hon. Members.

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new (a) junior and (b) senior physiotherapy posts have been created in the last five years in the NHS.

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many senior physiotherapists are in post in the NHS in England; and what the establishment figure is; (2) what plans she has to increase the...

      Primary Care Trust Populations (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the population is of each primary care trust area in Lancashire.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library a copy of the speech given by Dr. Mary Piper on 28 June 2004 at the Institute of Physics on the health needs of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in transferring responsibility for the provision of health care services in prisons to primary care trusts.

      Psoriatic Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the funding announced on 11 May to increase patient centred research will be directed to psoriatic arthritis.

      Report on Social Value Judgments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on recommendations 6, 7 and 14 of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Report on Social Value Judgments:...

      Respiratory Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each London health authority have been admitted to hospital with respiratory problems resulting from pollution in each of the last five...

      Sexual Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the progress of the review of sexual health services; what grants have been agreed to help relevant patients in (a)...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will consult on proposals to raise the age of sale for tobacco from 16 years to 18 years as part of the consultation process on the smoke free...

      South Worcestershire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change in funding from the 2005–06 baseline has been determined for South Worcestershire Primary Care Trust for 2006 to 2008.

      Stakeholder Consultations (Continuing Care)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2005, Official Report, column 627W, on continuing care (1) what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with...

      Stoke Mandeville Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds in Stoke Mandeville Hospital are available for patients with severe neck trauma; and whether beds are reserved for local patients.

      Tooth Decay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children and (b) adults in East Yorkshire suffer from (i) tooth decay and (ii) gum disease; and if she will make a statement.

      Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to publish the updated version of the regulatory impact assessment of the...

      Trans Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on trans fats; (2) what measures are being taken to advise the public on consumption of...

      Treatment Overseas (E111 Form)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of (a) the number of E111 forms held by British citizens before August 2004 and (b) the proportion of these covering...

      Treatment Overseas (E111 Form)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of British citizens who travelled without a valid E111 form in the last year for which figures are...

      Union Flag

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons her Department did not fly the Union flag from its headquarters for the Queen's Official Birthday.

      Consultant Vacancies (Accident and Emergency)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals in Lancashire have vacancies for accident and emergency consultants.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target waiting times are for orthopaedic surgery at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital, Gobowen, Shropshire for patients resident...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on cancer treatment waiting times at the Maidstone Oncology Centre in Kent; (2) what plans she has to decrease the...

      Walk-in Treatment (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many walk-in treatment centres are planned in Lancashire; and in which districts.

  • House of Lords

    • Africa: Anti-corruption Measures

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, as part of the initiatives they are taking on Africa, they have had discussions with major United Kingdom-based companies operating in African countries...

    • Badgers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Mr Jim Knight, on 26 May (HC Deb,...

      Cabinet Office: Responsibility for Public Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which public bodies the Cabinet Office is currently responsible for; and which it was responsible for in 1997.

      China: North Korean Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is a common European Union policy on access for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to all refugees or illegal residents from North...

      Committee on Standards in Public Life

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions during the past two years for which figures are available an individual has been disciplined or successfully prosecuted as a result of the...

      Doughty Hanson/LM Glasfiber

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what occasions (a) the Prime Minister, and (b) the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry have met Mr Nigel Doughty or representatives or employees of...

      Energy Policy Development

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 14 June (WS 54), when they expect to publish the recent Markal studies referred to on page 5...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the costs for collecting the modulation deductions from the single farm payment scheme and the administrative and inspection costs for either the entry...

      European Printed Papers

      asked the Chairman of Committees: For the past twelve months for which figures are available, how many documents have appeared in the Demand Forms for European Printed Papers available to Members...

      Food Security

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any government department has held a conference on food security; and, if so, whether the proceedings are in the public domain.

      Football Clubs: Ownership

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 6 June (WA 44), whether their policy to protect and promote the interests of stakeholders was fully...

      G8: Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, as alleged in the Observer on 19 June, the United States Government has persuaded them to remove from the United Kingdom's submissions to the G8 action...

      Gaza: Israeli Withdrawal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ask Mr J Wolfensohn, the quartet's special envoy, to work to ensure that the Eretz Industrial Park, on the north side of Gaza, continues to...

      International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many states parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights have accepted the first optional protocol to the covenant, enabling individual...

      Military Exports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any permits for military exports to Somalia have been given in the past five years; and, if so, what consideration was given to the absence of a...

      Military Exports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why export permits for military goods have recently been given for Eritrea and Ethiopia; and whether the recent wars and the current uncertainty in the...

      NHS Estates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 14 June (WA 122), whether any part of Inventures trading services will be disposed of to third parties,...

      NHS Trusts: Occupational Health Services for Staff

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of National Health Service trusts and primary care trusts in England offer on-site occupational health services to staff.

      Operation TELIC

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportions of the troops and equipment that were (a) returned from Iraq at the conclusion of Operation TELIC 6, and (b) deployed to Iraq for Operation TELIC...

      Pension Protection Fund

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Pension Protection Fund has published a statement of principles governing determinations of investments in accordance with Section 114 of the Pensions...

      Pension Protection Fund

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Pension Protection Fund intends to exercise voting rights attaching to equity stakes which are acquired in companies whose pension liabilities the...

      Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether all pensioners in receipt of a United Kingdom pension receive the same increases to their pensions irrespective of the country in which they live.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What criteria they used to establish that what has taken place in Darfur is not genocide; and in what ways such criteria differed from those used by the United...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the calls of a group of former Foreign Ministers, including Madeleine Albright, Robin Cook, Lloyd Axworthy and Lamberto Dini, calling for...

      Sudan: Malnourished Children

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the statement of the Catholic relief agencies Caritas and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development that one in three of the...

      Sudan: Torture

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions have been held between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office about the position of Sudanese refugees facing torture in Sudan.

      World Food Programme: North Korea

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ask the government of North Korea to give access for the World Food Programme to the whole of their country.

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