Written answers

Monday, 12 September 2005

  • Prime Minister

    • Delegations to Parliamentary Assemblies

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he willannounce the membership of the United Kingdomdelegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

    • Delegations to Parliamentary Assemblies

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will announce the full composition of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of Western European Union.

      G8 summit (Gleneagles)

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many vehicles the Government used in relation to the G8 summit in Gleneagles, broken down by make and model.

      G8 summit (Gleneagles)

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials on the UK delegation to the G8 summit travelled to and from Gleneagles by (i) car, (ii) train, (iii) aeroplane, (iv) bus and...

  • International Development

    • Africa (Debt Relief)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conditions he has attached to debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries in Africa.

    • Belize

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the Government are giving to the Government in Belize (a) to tackle corruption and (b) to combat the trafficking of...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Department spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.

      English Wine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will ensure that English wine is made available at dinners, receptions and parties he hosts at which hospitality involving wine...

      Microfinance/Financial Sector Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to increase the number of countries receiving aid aimed at financial sector and microfinance development; and if he...

      Microfinance/Financial Sector Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding is allocated to international initiatives promoting financial sector development in (a) 2004–05, (b)...

      Microfinance/Financial Sector Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many UK companies are involved in joint microfinance projects with his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of the recommendations of the Commission for Africa were met in the communique" of the recent G8 summit.

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what payments agreed at the G8 summit at Gleneagles will be made available to the Palestinian Authority in 2005.

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conditions were attached to the offer of aid to the poorest nations in Africa following the agreement at the G8 summit.

      HIV (South Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes his Department operates in South Africa to assist those who are HIV positive.

      IMF/World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking (a) to ensure that the (i) International Monetary Fund and (ii) World Bank are more transparent and...

      Management Consultancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which five management consultancies received the highest value of contracts awarded by his Department in each of the last three years;...

      Management Consultancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the total expenditure saved in each of the last three years as a result of implementing recommendations by...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Nepal Safer Motherhood Project; and if he will make a statement.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that funding from his Department for SierraLeone is used for the purposes for which it is...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many displaced Sudanese he estimates have returned to the south of Sudan; what assistance with resettlement he has provided; and if...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding he has made available for the South Sudan Democratic Forum.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) when the respective G8 countries were first contacted on providing logistical support for the African Union mission in Darfur;...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance is being given by the UK (a) to re-house internally displaced persons and (b) to ensure the provision of clean drinking...

      Tsunami (Sri Lanka)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government on waiving the customs duty on all imports deemed to be contributing to...

      Water and Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the water and sanitation projects funded by his Department during financial years (a) 2003–04 and (b)...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • National Identity Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what work his Department has undertaken in establishing possible suppliers of technologies to be...

    • National Identity Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what criteria will govern the tendering process for suppliers of technology to be used to...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of potential contractors to deliver the...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will make it his Department's policy to ensure that parliamentary approval is required...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people employed in the civil service will have a compulsory retirement age of 65 under the Government's proposals; and if he will make a...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many letters to his Department from hon. Members in session (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06 remain unanswered, broken down by those...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate the Valuation Office Agency has made of the number of residential properties in each local authority billing area in Wales that have...

      Departmental Purchasing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the companies from which his Department has purchased goods and services of a total value above £1 million in each of the last...

      Drugs Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish in full the Strategy Unit Drugs Report dated 13 June 2003.

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which five management consultancies received the highest value of contracts awarded by the Cabinet Office in each of the last three years; and what...

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what his Department's total spending on management consultants has been in each of the last three years.

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the management consultants employed by his Department in each of the last three years.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Accounting System

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether a request for a proposal has been issued by the Department for the conversion or replacement of the Courts Fund Office...

    • Accounting System

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the costs of maintainingthe Data General Computer and Funds Accounting System used by the Court Funds Office was in...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many cases have (a) been received, (b) been allocated case numbers, (c) remained unallocated and (d) been determined by the...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what length of time was required (a) to allocate a case number following receipt and (b) to reach a determination by the Asylum...

      Burial Grounds Survey

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) for what reasons the Burial Grounds Survey was issued by the Home Office; (2) what the average cost to her Department is...

      Child Abduction

      To ask the Minister of State Department for Constitutional Affairs what (a) representations she has received and (b) discussions she has had on difficulties faced by parents of children abducted...

      Child Abduction

      To ask the Minister of State Department for Constitutional Affairs what measures her Department has in place to ensure that the parents of children abducted abroad are given full and appropriate...

      Civil Legal Aid Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what percentage of solicitors firms in Northern Ireland, offered civil legal aid contracts, refused them in each of the last...

      Contractors

      To ask the Minister of State Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to her Department.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many letters to her Department from hon. Members in session (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06 remain unanswered,...

      Courthouse (Colchester)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 179W, on courthouse (Colchester), when she plans to publish the...

      Election Communications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what regulations govern the content of election communications distributed by the Royal Mail.

      Election Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 868W, on election voting, whether any Commonwealth country has...

      Electoral Administration Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what elements of the Electoral Administration Bill the Government intends to implement in time for the 2006 local elections.

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much the Department has spent promoting equality and diversity in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests have been answered by the Department; and in how many cases (a) information...

      Travellers (Legal Aid)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the estimated cost of legal aid to Travellers has been in each year since 1997.

      Magistrates Courts (Fines)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was levied in fines by each magistrates court in the county of Greater Manchester in each of the last five years; how...

      Marked Registers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to her answer of 18 July 2005, Official Report, column1305W, on marked registers, if she will place in the Library the...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will summarise responses to the consultation document (a) Who Decides? Making decisions on behalf of mentally...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent discussions she has held with the Archbishop of Cardiff regarding the Mental Capacity Act 2005, with particular...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent discussions she has had with (a) hon. Members, (b) Members of the House of Lords and (c) interested organisations...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she will answer Question reference 6175 from the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam.

      Postal Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many complaints she has received from individuals regarding postal voting in (a) local, (b) general and (c) European...

      Private Finance Projects

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2005, Official Report, column 465W, on private finance projects, what total value of assets...

      Remote Electronic Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 18 July 2005, Official Report, column 1306W, on remote electronic voting, what criteria the...

      Select Committee Report (Cemeteries)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Environment, Transport and Regional Government Select...

      Tax Returns

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which organisation collates information on the percentage of appeals against penalties imposed for late submission of tax...

      Websites

      To ask the Minister of State Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list websites that come under her Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visits was...

  • Minister for Women

    • Maternity Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if the Government will take steps to simplify the administration of maternity leave for employers.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Association of Trade Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether international trade advisers employed by the regional development authorities are consulting the Association of Trade Advisers on...

    • Company Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the additional administrative cost, per confidentiality order, of making the effects of section 723B of the Companies Act...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total expenditure saved in each of the last three years as a result of implementing recommendations by management consultancies in...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in the (i) Moray constituency and (ii) Highland...

      Energy Supplies (Annual Report)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to lay the Annual Report on Energy Supplies before Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether conditions will be imposed upon countries in Africa following the agreement at the G8 summit to create fairer trade.

      Female Senior Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many women he estimates are employed at senior managerial level in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) the Lanark and Hamilton East...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests have been answered by the Department; and in how many cases (a) information was wholly...

      Grocery Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry if he will effect a moratorium on(a) takeovers and (b) acquisitions in the grocery trade.

      Grocery Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will (a) take steps to strengthen the Supermarkets Supplier Code of Practice and (b) introduce an independent regulator for the grocery...

      Hydro Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many water mills are fitted with generating turbines.

      Job Creation (North-east)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many jobs accredited to (a) ONE North East and (b) the Durham Development Company have been brought to (i) the county of Durham and (ii)...

      Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the future of manufacturing in Northamptonshire with particular reference to the Wellingborough constituency.

      Media Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry how much the Department has spent on external media relations in each month of the last year.

      MG Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment the Department made of the business plans of the (a) Phoenix and (b) Alchemy bid for Rover at the time of the company's sale...

      MG Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 18 July 2005, Official Report, column 1344W, on MG Rover, when the decision was taken by his Department, following...

      MG Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has received evidence that suggests MG Rover was trading whilst insolvent during April.

      MG Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether a Government bridging loan facility remains available to aid the completion of a commercial deal to help secure the future of MG...

      Mine Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2005, Official Report, column 464W, on mine rescue services, if he will list the (a) values, (b) dates and...

      Mine Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Coal Authority has participated directly or indirectly in (a) financial support and (b) contracts with Mines Rescue Services Ltd...

      Minimum Wage Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many workplaces in Midlothian were reported to the minimum wage helpline for failing to comply with the national minimum wage legislation...

      Minimum Wage Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many workplaces in Paisley and Renfrewshire North were reported to the Minimum Wage Helpline for failing to comply with national minimum...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to visit Coventry in the next six months.

      Non-Fossil Fuel/Renewables Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much (a) research and development funding, (b) capital grants and (c) other state support for energy technologies, excluding the...

      Non-Fossil Fuel/Renewables Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry by what mechanism surpluses are generated from the Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation; what the level of those surpluses has been since their...

      Opinion Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) subject matter and (b) dates were of opinion survey research undertaken by the Department and its agencies in the last 12 months;...

      Race Relations (Amendment) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many and what percentage of staff in his Department have received training on the general and specific duties of the Race Relations...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many initiatives to promote domestic installation of renewable energy initiatives his Department operates.

      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 Milton Keynes.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many permanent employees are employed by the Royal Mail.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many temporary workers were employed by Royal Mail in Scotland in 2004.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Royal Mail's performance figures in respect of delivery of first class letters were in the last year for which figures are available;...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2005, Official Report, column 720W, on radioactive leak (Thorp), on what date he was informed of the nuclear...

      Third World Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will discuss the purchase and stocking of goods from third world countries with supermarkets; and if he will make a statement.

      Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who was invited to the meeting between his Department and retailers and producers to discuss the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment...

      Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the UK implementation of the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Directive; and what the expected...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact on house prices of (a) established wind farms and (b) proposed wind farm developments.

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the sites of (a) established wind farms and (b) proposed wind farms; and what the generating capacity is of each.

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reason the financial responsibility for grid connections differs depending on whether wind farms are onshore or offshore.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of hearing loss equates to a 20 per cent. disablement in considering applications to the Armed Forces Compensation scheme; and what evidence...

    • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of whether there can be variation in the time taken for the full consequences of noise-induced hearing loss to...

      Army Applicants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications to join the Army from Northern Ireland were rejected on national security grounds in (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05.

      Bullying/Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many payments have been made in the last five years to members and former members of HM armed forces in compensation for ill-treatment, bullying or...

      Defence Estate Byelaws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress and timetable of the review of the defence estate byelaws.

      Departmental Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all of his Department's facilities in the UK with staff of over 10 personnel, broken down by nation and region of the UK.

      Diana Elias

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Diana Elias, of Enfield Southgate, is eligible for a £10,000 award under the ex-gratia scheme for British groups interned by the Japanese...

      Disablement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of applications for war disablement pensions were successful for each major disability in each year since April 1997.

      Future Rapid Effects System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's current estimate is of the whole life cost of the Future Rapid Effects System programme; (2) what the reasons are for the...

      Group 4 Securicor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by his Department and public bodies and agencies for which he is responsible on security contracts with Group 4 Securicor in...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those occasions since 2002 where aircraft flying directly back to the UK from Basrah International airport carrying Ministers had spare...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the count of civilian deaths and casualties in Iraq by (a) the Iraq Body Count, (b) the Lancet Study and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions between May 2002 and 19 March 2003, the UK elected not to participate in US air attacks in southern Iraq; for what reasons in each...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what account his Department took of United Nations Security Council Resolution 949 concerning Iraq and Kuwait in determining the legality of air strikes...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what purpose the Versatile Intermediate Pulsed Energy Reactor (VIPER) at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston is used; what its running...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what purpose scientists from (a) his Department and (b) the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston are engaged in collaboration with scientists at...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what purpose marginal initiation characterisation tests are conducted at Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston; how many have been conducted since...

      Outsourcing (Gibraltar)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's court case regarding outsourcing in Gibraltar; and what steps the Department is taking following judgment...

      PFI/PPP Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership schemes he expects to achieve financial closure between 1 July and 31 December.

      PFI/PPP Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what defence training activities are being considered for provision under (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership schemes; and...

      PFI/PPP Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership schemes have achieved financial closure so far in 2005; on what dates preferred...

      PFI/PPP Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his policy towards (a) public private partnership and (b) private finance initiative provision.

      RAF Innsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the terms were of the Compulsory Purchase Order made on the RAF Innsworth site when it was originally obtained; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Innsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the Environmental Impact Assessment carried out on the RAF Innsworth site following the decision to transfer its operations to High...

      RAF Innsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the investment appraisal of the RAF Innsworth site following the decision to transfer its operations to High Wycombe; and if he will...

      RAF Innsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the value of the land occupied by RAF Innsworth; what the value would be with planning permission for housing; and if he...

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the operational strength is of the Royal Navy's (a) destroyers and (b) frigates.

      Scottish Defence Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the operating cost of each defence base in Scotland was in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Swan Hunter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what future naval shipbuilding work he has identified as being suitable for Swan Hunter shipyard to tender for; and what the timetable is for that work.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last discussed with senior naval officers the merits of fitting tactical Tomahawk missiles to Type 45 destroyers with senior naval officers; and...

      UK Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will estimate the costs associated with the defence of UK overseas territories in each of the last four years; (2) what the costs were of...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Bilingual Licence Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what reasons bilingual application forms for licences to sell alcohol have not been made available in Welsh local authorities.

    • Commonwealth Games (2014)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is her policy to provide financial support for the bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow in 2014.

      Commonwealth Games (2014)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive on a Glasgow bid for the commonwealth games in 2014.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many letters to her Department from hon. Members in session (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06 remain unanswered, broken down...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total spending by her Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Moray constituency and (ii) the...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total spending by her Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Dundee East constituency,...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total spending by her Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Banff and Buchan and (ii) the North...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total spending by her Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in Perth and North Perthshire was for the...

      Departmental Priorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's priorities are for the next 12 months.

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of viewers in the Stroud constituency (a) have access to Freeview and (b) have converted from analogue to...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households in Midlothian are unable to receive digital television.

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what provision has been made for households in Devon and Cornwall that will be unable to receive a digital signal by 2008; (2)...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Department has spent promoting equality and diversity in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Licensing Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the implications for his Department of the implementation of the Licensing Act...

      Licensing Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action she will expect from police forces regarding those who have neither a premises licence nor a personal licence under the...

      Licensing Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will change the way in which charges are apportioned to licensed premises so that they are based on the rateable value of...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Health on possible use of Lottery funding in schemes within the health...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has given directions to the Big Lottery Fund to reduce balances held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is her intention that the Big Lottery Fund should be responsible for the distribution of more than 50 per cent. of lottery...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Education and Skills on the use of Lottery funding for projects in schools.

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of employment opportunities that will become available as a result of the 2012 Olympics being...

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the road infrastructure in East London for the Olympic games; and what discussions she...

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what opportunities there are for cities other than London, with particular reference to Scottish cities, to be venues for the training...

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total financial support provided to date from (a) the Government and (b) Lottery funding for the London bid for the 2012...

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will site an (a) Olympic event and (b) Olympic-related cultural event in (i) the constituency of Houghton and Washington East,...

      Telephone Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what facilities her Department has to deal with telephone inquiries in (a) Welsh, (b) Scots Gaelic and (c) Irish Gaelic.

      Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what websites come under her Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visitors to those sites was in the...

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the participation rates of young people in club sport were in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Advertising Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the (a) Department and (b) non-departmental bodies for which the Department is responsible has spent on advertising,...

    • Advertising Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years.

      Agricultural Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which countries do not import British (a) beef, (b) lamb, (c) milk and (d) pork; and what steps she is taking to encourage...

      Air Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that paragliding and hang gliding are not adversely affected by the new single farm...

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the division of responsibilities in respect of animal experiments between her Department and...

      Animal Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of the role of animal fairs on illegal trade in wildlife; and whether related...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of badgers killed due to (a) road vehicles, (b) illegal action,...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle have been culled as a consequence of bovine tuberculosis infection in each year since 1997, broken down by county.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many bovines tested positive for bovine tuberculosis as a percentage of the total number of bovines in each of the...

      Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the over thirty months scheme will end; and if she will make a statement.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what decisions were reached by the recent meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on the impact of climate change.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which actions required of the UK Government in the G8 Plan of Action on climate change are not already being undertaken by...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which items of the G8 Plan of Action are not (a) already part of agreements made under the United Nations Framework...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate has been made of the change in carbon dioxide emissions that would result from the full implementation of the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much additional investment in clean energy technologies from (a) public and (b) private sources is guaranteed under the...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her latest estimate is of the total cost of the UK's contribution to the Common Agricultural Policy in each of the next...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what year she aims to have secured further substantive revision to the common agricultural policy regime.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the balance of funds between pillar 1 and pillar 2 within the common agricultural policy.

      Conference Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Department spent on (a) organising and (b) sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.

      Dairy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what has been the average price of (a) one litre of milk and (b) 250 grams of butter in each year since 1997; and what those...

      Dairy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with (a) the National Farmers Union, (b) supermarkets and (c) processors on the price of...

      Dairy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on milk pricing following the April review.

      Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in motor transport.

      Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will increase vehicle excise duty for 4x4 vehicles that emit high quantities of carbon dioxide.

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what date she expects all the IACS-22 forms for the Environmental Stewardship scheme to be processed.

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations protect the welfare of intensively farmed chickens; and if she will make a statement.

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effects on cashflow in farms of the time scale for establishing the Entry...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her assessment is of the effectiveness of the 12-mile pelagic pair trawl prohibition for bass and its impact on cetacean...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which Ministers from the UK attended each EU Fisheries Council meeting from the UK since 1997; (2) on what occasions...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what studies she has assessed on the effects of warming waters in the central North sea on the movement of cod stocks into...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of environmental factors on levels of cod stocks in the North sea.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many contractors have been paid (a) more than £5 million, (b) £1 to £499,999, (c) £500,000 to...

      Illegal Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she supports the European Parliament resolution of 14 July in respect of action on illegal timber imports into the EU.

      Internal Market Services Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact on environmental regulation of the EU Directive on services in the internal market.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of former foodstuffs she estimates were sent to landfill in each year since 2000.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether the Government are on course to meet the landfill diversion targets required under the Landfill Directive; (2)...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Government have made of the capital investment that will be required if the UK is to meet its obligations...

      Livestock Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that contaminated food is not fed to cattle.

      Ministerial Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made since the meeting of 15 June between the Minister in her Department responsible for water and...

      Newcastle Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that imports of live (a) poultry and (b) game from elsewhere in the EU are not...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the quantity of pesticides used in England in each year from 1976.

      Regional Advisory Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many regional advisory councils her Department has established; and what financial support her Department provides for them.

      Scrapie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the level of compensation for (a) sheep and (b) goats that have been destroyed because of scrapie is; how this compares...

      Scrapie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evaluation she has made of research by (a) UK organisations, (b) the UK Government and (c) other EU member states into...

      Single Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether paragliding will be permitted to continue on land under the new Single Farm Payment scheme without a reduction...

      Tree Cover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2005, Official Report, column 1040W, on tree cover, what the figures were for each London...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) paper, (b) plastic, (c) glass, (d) aluminium and (e) steel waste was collected in London in 2004, broken down by...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) waste minimisation and (b) recycling targets the Government have set for local authorities for each year to 2015.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures her Department has in place (a) to reduce energy consumption, (b) to minimise waste and (c) to recycle waste;...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities charge for the separate collection of green waste.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of green waste collection and composting schemes on the levels of recycling of...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to reduce the differences in water charges between the south-west and other regions of the country.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to assist those on low incomes in the south-west to pay their water charges.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what role the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister plays in the assessment of rateable values for water rates.

      Zoo Licensing Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will (a) issue definitive guidance to local authorities on all species status under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 (as...

      Environmental Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding has been spent on or committed to environmental schemes within each growth area.

  • Education and Skills

    • 2020 Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money her Department has given to the 2020 Trust in the last eight years; and for what purpose.

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether European Union member states which have ratified the European Convention of the Adoption of Children recognise adoptions made in the...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what reasons the weight of potential foster parents or adoptive parents is taken into account when people are considered as potential...

      Adult/Community Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the Learning and Skills Council funding for adult education in each county has been in each year since 1997; (2) what funding on...

      Adult/Community Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will ensure fee concessions remain in place for those aged 60 who wish to study in a further education college in Wirral.

      Adult/Community Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the budget for adult and community learning per head of population for each local education authority is for (a) 2005–06 and (b)...

      Adult/Community Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of people in each local education authority who are engaged in adult and community learning.

      Adults (Qualifications)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of working age people in the Southend West constituency hold a qualification at degree level or equivalent or above; and...

      Affordable Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to improve access to affordable child care for working women.

      African Faith Healers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research she has commissioned into the influence of African faith healers on vulnerable children.

      African Faith Healers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with social services in (a) Angola and (b) Nigeria regarding African faith healers and child abuse.

      Aimhigher Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the objectives and targets of the Aimhigher initiative are; and what assessment she has made of its effectiveness.

      Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what appointments were made to lead bodies providing services within the education sector for which she is responsible in each year since...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many apprenticeships have started since May 2004 resulting from employer leads directly attributable to the Learning and Skills...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people in each region responded to the recent apprenticeship marketing campaign; and how many inquiries led to apprenticeship...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many employers have started training apprentices since May 2004 as a direct result of the apprenticeship marketing campaign, broken down...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Learning and Skills Council has spent on marketing and advertising apprenticeships, including development costs, since the...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many modern apprenticeships were taken up in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Chorley in each of the last three years; and how...

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her estimate is of the number of people (a) starting and (b) completing Modern Apprenticeships in 2005–06; and what funding has...

      Chemistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many undergraduates studied (a) chemistry and (b) biochemistry in (i) 2004–05 and (ii) 1995–96 (A) in total and (B) as a...

      Child Minders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many complaints against child minders investigated by Ofsted have subsequently turned out to be vexatious in each of the last five...

      Childcare Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many new childcare places have been created in each of the last three years in (a) England, (b) Northumberland and (c) Wansbeck constituency.

      Childcare Vouchers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received about the eligibility of teachers for the salary-sacrifice childcare vouchers scheme; and if she will...

      Childcare Vouchers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the practicality of altering the school teachers' pay and conditions document to enable provision for...

      Childcare Vouchers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching staff have had salary-sacrifice childcare vouchers issued and subsequently withdrawn since the scheme began.

      Communication Aid Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many applications are outstanding under the Communication Aid Project for speech and language therapy equipment for children with...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many letters to her Department from hon. Members in session (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06 remain unanswered, broken down by...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to encourage cycling among school children.

      Departmental Purchasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the companies from which her Department has purchased goods and services of a total value above £1 million in each of...

      Dyslexic Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what arrangements have been put in place for students with dyslexia whose reading age is equal to their chronological age and who may have...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of people in receipt of education maintenance allowance in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne; how...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of those in receipt of an education maintenance allowance of (a) £30, (b) £20 and (c) £10 are studying in (i)...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Department has spent promoting equality and diversity in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Extended Schools Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance her Department plans to provide to (a) schools and (b) local authorities to help them identify voluntary sector partners as...

      Finnish Education System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make an assessment of the effect on the Finnish education system on the teaching of social behaviour and willingness to learn in...

      Fostered Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what proportion of children in foster care who achieved no GCSE grades A* to C in 2004 had three or more placements in the previous...

      Green/White Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) Green and (b) White papers her Department has produced since 1997; and if she will list these in date order.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many UK-domiciled higher education qualifiers at (a) first degree and (b) postgraduate degree level there were in each year between 1994...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of pupils in (a) Southend, (b) the Metropolitan Police area of London and (c) Hertfordshire went on to higher...

      Immigration and Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was in each of the last three financial years of delivering education to individuals and their families in the immigration and...

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many independent children's homes are registered in England.

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) announced and (b) unannounced inspections of children's homes have taken place since July 2004; how many homes have been...

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of looked-after children (a) under the age of two, (b) aged two to five, (c) aged six to 10 and (d) aged ten or...

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many local authorities have a specific policy for service provision for minority ethnic looked-after children.

      Management Consultancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which five management consultancies received the highest value of contracts awarded by her Department in each of the last three years; and...

      Management Consultancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total expenditure saved in each of the last three years as a result of implementing recommendations by management consultancies...

      Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of schools were rated good or better by Ofsted at teaching mathematics at key stages (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3 and (d) 4.

      Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of (a) undergraduate and (b) graduate students in English universities studying mathematics degrees were foreign nationals...

      Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of schools in Southend in each of the last five years were rated good or better by Ofsted at teaching...

      Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students commenced undergraduate courses in (a) mathematics and (b) mathematics combined with another subject in English...

      Media Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how her Department defines media literacy.

      Media Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether her Department has strategies for improving media literacy in (a) school education, (b) further and higher education and (c) adult...

      New Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will arrange a Tuesday morning briefing by Ministers and senior officials introducing the work of the Department to new hon. Members.

      Nursery Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many (a) three and (b) four-year-old children in Southend West attended nursery in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Offenders' Learning Skills Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people are working in the Offenders' Learning Skills Unit; and what their total annual budgets were for (a) 2004–05 and (b)...

      Open University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many overseas students from EU member states are enrolled with the Open university in Milton Keynes; and if she will make a statement.

      Opinion Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) subject matter and (b) dates were of opinion survey research undertaken by the Department and its agencies in the last 12...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from (a) China and (b) India took courses in (i) science and (ii) engineering at higher education institutions in England...

      Physiotherapy Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many graduates from physiotherapy degrees approved by the Health Professions Council there have been in each academic year since...

      Policy Costings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what costings of (a) Liberal Democrat and (b) Conservative party policies her Department has (i)undertaken, (ii) co-ordinated in the...

      Prisoner Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was in 2004–05 of education for foreign national prisoners.

      Prisoner Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her Department's total expenditure has been on prisoner education in each financial year since it took over responsibility for prisoner...

      Public Sector Education Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the effect of the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market on public sector provision of (a) primary,...

      School Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils attend each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in Southend.

      School Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the schools whose closure has been approved by her Department in each year since 1997; and what the reason was for each closure.

      School Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people left school at 16 years in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England with no qualifications in each of the last 10 years for...

      School Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people left school at 16 years in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England with no qualifications, but subsequently gained...

      School Places (Cambridgeshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many parental appeals were made against the allocation of school places in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997; and how many were upheld.

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school playing fields there have been in each of the past 10 years; and what their total area has been.

      School Pupils (Weapons/Drugs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in Milton Keynes have been found to be in possession of (a) a weapon and (b) drugs on school premises in each of the last 10...

      Schools Access Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in the Southend West constituency received funding from the Schools Access Initiative in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03,...

      Science Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of science qualified graduates that (a) left the UK and (b) entered the UK as foreign nationals to...

      Secondary Schools (Wellingborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether provision is being made to build a new secondary school in the Wellingborough constituency; and if she will make a statement.

      Secondary Schools (Wellingborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils there have been in each year group in each of the secondary schools in the Wellingborough constituency in each year since 1997.

      Secondary Schools (Wellingborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many secondary schools there have been in the Wellingborough constituency in each year since 1997; and how many pupil places there were...

      Secondary Schools (Wellingborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in the Wellingborough constituency have been left for any period of time without a secondary school place since 1997; and...

      Secondary Schools (Wellingborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the estimated number of children of secondary school age in the Wellingborough constituency is in each of the next 20 years.

      Sixth Forms/Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will make a statement on the reasons for the funding gap between school sixth forms and further education colleges in the (a)...

      Small Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many small schools have been amalgamated since 2002.

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received regarding the provision of day care in East Sussex; and if she will make a statement.

      Southend Council (Grants)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what grants have been made by her Department to Southend Council in each year since 1997.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list (a) the special advisers in her Department, (b) their specific areas of expertise and (c) the total cost of employing them...

      Special Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on special needs provision in North Yorkshire.

      Special Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her Department's policy is on funding for children with special needs in cases where children placed in higher bands for funding...

      Summer School Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding will be allocated to the proposed summer school scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      School Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were (a) suspended for a time and (b) permanently expelled from a school in Essex in each of the past five years, broken...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2005, Official Report, column 446W, on taxis, what estimate she has made of the cost of answering the question.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what financial provision has been made to allow schools to provide temporary cover when teachers take advantage of planning, preparation and...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will issue guidance on how many hours per day children between the ages of five to 15 should watch television.

      Undergraduate Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) science, (b) mathematics and (c) modern foreign languages undergraduate students there were in each year between 1994 and 2004;...

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of young people in England (a) currently attend and (b) are applying for a place at university; and if she will make a statement.

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Scottish students have enrolled at English and Welsh universities in each of the past three years.

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of young people in England (a) participated in university education in the academic year 2004/05 and (b) are expected to...

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of school-leavers in (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency went to...

      Wales White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how she intends to implement Paragraph 3.12 of the White Paper, Better Government for Wales" (Cm 6582), in respect of any bill she...

      Youth Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many copies of the Green Paper Youth Matters have been, or will be, distributed to (a) schools, (b) youth groups and (c) youth work...

  • Treasury

    • Alcohol/Drugs-related Deaths (Easington)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths where alcohol was the primary cause there were in the last five years in Easington constituency.

    • Alcohol/Drugs-related Deaths (Easington)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths where misuse of drugs was the primary cause there were in the Easington constituency in the last five years.

      Business Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2005, Official Report, column 33W, on business rates, for what reasons the estimated revenue of £15.3 billion in...

      Business Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change to business tax receipts in 2005–06 arising from the business rates revaluation in England.

      Call Centres/Manufacturing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed in (a) call centres and (b) manufacturing in Easington constituency in the last year for which figures are available; and if...

      Cancer Survival Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the survival rates for each of the common forms of cancer have been in each year since 1980, broken down by (a) social class and (b) English region.

      Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what budget was allocated for carers and the carer's allowance in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK for 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

      Census

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many young people will reach the age of 18 years in each of the 10 years commencing 2000.

      Census

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many men aged (a) between 60 and 65, (b) 66 and 70 and (c) over 70 years of age are estimated to be employed in England and Wales.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Midlothian have received the child trust fund.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in bonus payments related to performance to Senior Civil Servants in the Inland Revenue in each of the last four years.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the climate change levy on (a) new tyre manufacturers and (b) manufacturers of retreaded tyres; (2) what...

      Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2005, Official Report, column 687W, on conferences, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing the information...

      Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his Department's total spending on management consultants has been in each of the last three years; (2) what estimate he has made of the total...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what management information he collects on the amount by which tax credit awards change in-year to reflect a change of entitlement arising from (a) an...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claimants have contacted Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs telephone call centres in each month since the inception of the tax credits scheme.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Chairman of HM Revenue and Customs will make a substantive reply to the letter of the hon. Member for Thurrock dated 16 June in connection with the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why acknowledgement letters to hon. Members from the Chairman of HM Revenue and Customs do not contain any reference number or other indication as to how...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Dundee East constituency, (ii) Tayside and (iii) the...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures his Department is taking to enable developing countries to examine the Bretton Woods institutions' programmes before they are implemented.

      Economic Cycle

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the change he announced to the Treasury Select Committee on 19 July on the start date for the economic cycle will require revision and alteration of...

      Economic Cycle

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he consulted the financial and business communities before announcing the revision to the start date for the economic cycle to the Treasury Select...

      Employment (Lanark and Hamilton, East)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of people in the Lanark and Hamilton, East constituency are classified as (a) professionals and (b) skilled workers; and if he will...

      Employment (Lanark and Hamilton, East)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the unemployment rate was in the Lanark and Hamilton, East constituency for each year from 2001 to 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to publish an assessment of the five economic tests for UK membership of the euro.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants are employed in assessing performance against the five economic tests for UK membership of the euro.

      European Parliament (Regulatory Costs)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the regulatory costs that may be incurred as a consequence of the implementation of the European Commission's proposal for a...

      Family Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people had overpayments of family tax credits due to incorrect health or disability categorisation in the last year for which figures are...

      Hiatt Handcuffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 889W, on Hiatt handcuffs, whether the results of the customs investigation into large Hiatt...

      Hospices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will exempt hospices from VAT on building work and major repairs.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the public bodies that responded to the Citizen Information project in relation to the wider use of the identity card database; if he will...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of people in (a) England and Wales, (b) Essex, (c) the Metropolitan police area of London and (d) Southend paid income tax at...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of pensioners do not pay income tax at the basic rate, broken down by nation and region of the UK.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the costs of administering (a) the introduction of a lower or higher basic rate income tax level for Scotland and (b) the...

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Les Goodland Ltd.

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to complete his inquiries as to when the Enforcement Notice was issued by the Inland Revenue against Les Goodland Ltd. of Paignton and sent...

      Lorry Road User Charge

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much work has been undertaken by (a) his Department and (b) private organisations to develop equipment for the administration of the Lorry Road User...

      National Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value is of unclaimed assets in national savings accounts.

      National Statistician

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to announce the appointment of the next National Statistician; and if he will make a statement.

      Oil and Gas Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment the Government have made of the impact on their revenues of changes in oil and gas prices.

      Personal Income Tax Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people with incomes below £10,000 per year had incomes above the personal income tax allowance for each year from 1997–98 to...

      Pound Sterling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the purchasing power is of the pound sterling, taking its May 1997 value as 100p.

      Pound Sterling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average value of the pound sterling against theUnited States Dollar has been in each month since 1997.

      Pregnancies (Wellingborough)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pregnancies there were in the age groups (a) under 16-year-olds, (b) 16 to 19-year-olds and (c) aged 20 years and over in the Wellingborough...

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) males and (b) females reached retirement age in each year since 1975.

      Savings Gateway Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the new Savings Gateway scheme for low income and unemployed people to the constituency of Houghton and Washington East.

      Scottish Fisheries Protection Vessels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what dates (a) he and (b) his Department discussed with the Scottish Executive the EU rules governing the tendering process for Scottish Fisheries...

      Self-invested Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) under what circumstances from April 2006 funds from a self-invested personal pension can be invested in properties already owned by the fund holder...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list (a) the special advisers in his Department, (b) their specific areas of expertise and (c) the total cost of employing them in the latest...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what formula is used for calculating the rate at which tax credit overpayments are recovered from recipients; how many and what proportion of recipients...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy for terms of repayment of overpaid tax credit to be agreed with recipients before deductions are made.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints about the recovery of overpaid tax credits his Department has received in each month since April 2003.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints about tax credit awards his Department has received in each month since April 2003.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of postage relating to tax credits was in each year from 1999–2000 to 2004–05.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral statement of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 720, on tax credits, how many staff will be dedicated to the pilot scheme for...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral statement of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 722, on tax credits, how many tax credit overpayments for 2003–04 were the...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claimants had (a) in-year and (b) end-of year adjustments made to their tax credits awards in each year since 2003–04; and in how many...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants in the Tunbridge Wells constituency there were in each year since the scheme began; and how many have been (a) underpaid and...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in the Wansbeck constituency have been advised by the Inland Revenue that they have been overpaid tax credits; and how many families have...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have had their tax credit payments suspended due to overpayments in each year since the tax credit system was introduced in (a) each county...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many working tax credit overpayments there were in each parliamentary constituency in each of the last two years; and what the total value was of...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of 22 June 2005 by the Paymaster General, Official Report, columns 801–14, on tax credits, (1) what plans he has to review...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of 12th July 2005, Official Report, column 720, how long it takes on average to identify tax credit IT system problems; what...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many telephone calls were made each month to the (a) tax credits helpline and (b) hon. Members' tax credit helpline from January 2003 to June 2005;...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations were made by EDS to the Inland Revenue in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003 in relation to the timetable for testing the tax credit system; and if...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many of the tax credit awards involving underpayments of £5,000 or more in 2003–04 involved underpayments of (a) £6,000 or more,...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many manual tax credit payments were made in May 2005; and for what reasons manual payments were necessary.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have faced a penalty for withdrawing their tax credit claims in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06 to date.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 713, what the precedents are to which he refers.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families received an annual tax credit award of (a) £10 or less, (b) £20 or less, (c) £50 or less and (d) £100 or less in the...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will release provisional data relating to the (a) underpayment and (b) overpayment of tax credits in the year 2004–05.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the underpaid tax credit awards in 2003–04, excluding underpayments of less than £10, how many have been rectified to date.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of (a) management consultants and (b) IT consultants in relation to tax credits was in each year from 1999–2000 to 2004–05.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the minimum number of overpayments, expressed as a percentage of caseload, which could be achieved without making changes to...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many households saw their tax credit awards reduced by (a) 5 per cent. or more, (b) 10 per cent. or more, (c) 25 per cent. or more, (d) 50 per...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) largest and (b) average number of letters relating to tax credits sent to a single household was in the last 12 months.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the assumptions about the scale of tax credit underpayments and overpayments in each year from 2003–04, together...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the recovery in 2004–05 of a tax credit overpayment made in 2003–04 would serve to reduce his estimate of Government borrowing in (a)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of legal fees relating to tax credit disputes was in each year from 1999–2000 to 2004–05.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what targets he has set for the take-up of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in each year from 2003–04 to 2005–06.

      Tax Refunds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value of unclaimed tax refunds was for each year since 2001.

      Total Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will set out for each region (a) total public expenditure, (b) total public expenditure excluding debt interest, (c) total public expenditure...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking as part of the efficiency review to safeguard Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs' future provision of services to the public through...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential change of the number of Welsh speakers employed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs as a result of the...

      Work Force (Milton Keynes)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of people in Milton Keynes are classified as (a) professionals and (b) skilled workers; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Work Force (Milton Keynes)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the unemployment rate was in Milton Keynes in each year between 2001 and 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people classified as having a disability are eligible for working tax credit; and what the percentage uptake is among this group.

  • Transport

    • Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost of road accidents in (a) Essex and (b) England was in the last year for which figures are available; and how much of that...

    • Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost per (a) fatal, (b) serious, (c) slight and (d) damage-only road accident in (i) Essex and (ii) Great Britain was in the last...

      Airport Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which agencies are responsible for security at UK airports.

      Airprox Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Airprox events within a three mile radius of Wargrave, Berkshire have been recorded since 1999.

      Altmark Trans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the ruling by the European Court of Justice in the case of Altmark Trans, with particular reference to its implications...

      Better Government for Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he intends to implement Paragraph 3.12 of the White Paper, Better Government for Wales" (Cm 6582), in respect of any bill he introduces in the...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Government's response to the EU Commission's decision to start infraction proceedings against the UK in relation to...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost per mile of operating bus services outside London has been in each year since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the cost for the...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money his Department has given to each local authority outside London towards the costof subsidising local bus services in each of the last...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of subsidised bus services for each (a) route and (b) miles for each local authority outside London in each of...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) commercially operated bus services and (b) subsidised routes have been operating in each local authority area outside London in each of...

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the construction of Crossrail on mainline services between the South West and London Paddington (a) during...

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of supporting the Superlink proposal as an additional element to the Crossrail project.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether an additional rail connection between the West Coast Mainline and the Great Western Mainline, as required by the Superlink proposal, is being...

      Cycle Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures will be taken to (a) incorporate cycle lanes into the transport system and (b) provide secured cycle parking, in preparation for the 2012...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) passes and (b) failures of the driving test there were in each test centre in Lanark and Hamilton East in each of the last five years.

      Dual Carriageways (Central Reservation Fencing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of dual carriageway trunk roads have central reservation fencing.

      Dual Carriageways (Central Reservation Fencing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many kilometres of all purpose dual carriageways there are without safety fences in non-urban areas of England.

      Environmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of the effects of the average (a) lorry and (b) motor vehicle on (i) the environment and (ii) the road network.

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Department has spent promoting equality and diversity in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Flitwick Railway Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the bid process for the new Greater Western and Thameslink/GN rail franchise will take account of car parking charges and capacity at Flitwick...

      Irish Light Dues Subsidy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made towards renegotiating the Irish Light Dues subsidy; and how much has been allocated to this subsidy for 2005–06.

      Leeds Supertram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will make an announcement on the Leeds Supertram proposal.

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's total spending on management consultants has been in each of the last three years.

      Maritime Cabotage Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates (a) he and (b) his Department discussed with the Scottish Executive how the EU maritime cabotage regulations and EU rules on state aid...

      Maritime Cabotage Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has made to the European Commission on behalf of the Scottish Executive in relation to how the EU's maritime cabotage...

      Maritime Cabotage Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) information and (b) advice he has received from the European Commission on the application of the maritime cabotage regulations and state aid...

      Mersey Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will announce his decision on Halton borough council's submission on a new crossing over the River Mersey; and if he will make a statement.

      Motorway Signs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost has been (a) in Cumbria and (b) on the rest of the motorway network of erecting signs with the messages Highways Agency and Highways...

      Motorway Signs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many signs (a) have been and (b) are proposed to be erected on motorways which contain the messages Highways Agency and Highways Agency End.

      Motorway Signs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the purpose is of traffic signs on the approaches to the slip road of the M6 motorway in Cumbria which state Highways Agency and Highways Agency End.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the (a) cost, (b) feasibility and (c) effects of re-doubling the rail line between Kemble and Swindon; and what...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of new railway line he expects to be built in the next 12 months.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2005, Official Report, columns 1228–29W, on safety cameras, how and where the estimated revenue...

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) recent assessment he has made and (b) assessment he plans to make of the possible effects of (i) forward facing and (ii) rear facing speed...

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money has been collected in fines from motorists as a result of speed cameras on the A13 and A127 between Southend and the M25.

      Sra

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role the Strategic Rail Authority plays in regional planning assessments; and if he will make a statement on the Government's plans for such...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2005, Official Report, column 1295W, on tonnage tax, how many companies have to date failed to make returns within 30...

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce congestion on the A5 between the A406 and the A407; and if he will make a statement.

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce congestion on the A5 between the A4003 and the A501; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on which occasions in the last four years his Department has put transport contracts out for competitive tender under the requirements of EU regulations.

      Variable Vehicle Excise Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to develop and extend the scheme of variable vehicle excise rates for vehicles which have reduced environmental impact.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ambassadors (Subordinate Staff)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints of misconduct made by Her Majesty's Ambassadors against subordinate staff are outstanding; how long each...

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how regularly the British ambassador to Burma is in contact with members of the National League for Democracy; (2) when...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Burma regarding its refusal to grant Razali bin Ismail, the UN...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiatives the Government will be taking during the course of their presidency of the European Union to address concerns...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the occasions during the last 12 months when the Government have publicly condemned the one child policy in...

      Collinson Grant Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date he was given sight of the Collinson Grant report on the management of his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Collinson Grant Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place a copy of the Collinson Grant report on the management of his Department in the Library.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list management consultants employed by his Department in each of the last three years.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is for dealing with and responding to correspondence received in (a) Welsh, (b) Scots Gaelic and...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Moray constituency and (ii) the...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Dundee East constituency,...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Banff and Buchan and (ii)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in Perth and North Perthshire was...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many full-time equivalents have worked for the Department for each of the last five financial years for which figures are...

      Deputy Legal Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what civil service grade the Deputy Legal Adviser in his Department is.

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Department has spent promoting equality and diversity in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      EU Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list draft EU laws in respect of which the Government have made representations seeking their withdrawal.

      EU Meetings (Scottish Executive Ministers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on Scottish Executive Ministers (a) attending EU council meetings, (b) chairing EU council meetings during...

      EU Meetings (Scottish Executive Ministers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions Scottish Executive Ministers have led UK delegations to EU council meetings.

      EU Meetings (Scottish Executive Ministers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which council meetings during the UK presidency of the EU Scottish Executive Ministers are scheduled to chair.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the EU council meetings to be held in (a) London, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) Scotland...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's financial contribution has been to the European Union in each year since 1997.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests have been answered by the Department; and in how many cases (a) information...

      Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what responsibilities fall (a) to him and (b) to the Permanent Under-Secretary in relation to complaints of misconduct against...

      Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State forForeign and Commonwealth Affairs when the (a) First Division Association and (b) each of the otherrepresentative bodies of his Department's staff were consulted...

      Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department's grievance procedure underwent a substantive revision; what the consequential principal variations in the...

      Intelligence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints have been made to the relevant Tribunal or Commissioner in relation to the actions of the Intelligence...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of civilians killed in Iraq by (a) insurgent forces and (b) coalition forces since April...

      Islamabad (Visa Applications)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the length of time taken by the British High Commission in Islamabad to produce the explanatory...

      Management Consultancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which five management consultancies received the highest value of contracts awarded by his Department in each of the last three...

      Media Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Department has spent on external media relations in each month of the last year.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he is making to the Palestinians to stop the Qassam missile attacks on Israeli communities; and if he will...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact of the recent missile attacks on Israeli communities from Gaza on the Israeli Gaza...

      NATO Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the members of the UK delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

      Opinion Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) subject matter and (b) dates were of opinion survey research undertaken by the Department and its agencies in the...

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the political situation in the Philippines.

      Raoul Wallenberg

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the UK Government have made since 1997 to the Government of Russia about the fate of Raoul Wallenberg; and...

      Telephone Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what facilities his Department has to deal with telephone inquiries in (a) Welsh, (b) Scots Gaelic and (c) Irish Gaelic.

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the implementation of outstanding UN resolutions relating to Tibet.

      UN Counter-Terrorism Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1373; which countries have not reported to the...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve the governance of the United Nations..

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2005, reference 10415, how much has been paid to the UK Government to date by the United...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications for a family visitor visa were refused by UK entry clearance officers worldwide in each month since 1...

      Working Holidaymakers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications have been received under the working holidaymakers scheme since 25 August 2003 from (a) India, (b)...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Arm's-length Management

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the arm's length management organisations in operation, broken down by date of creation; and what sums have been paid by the Government to date.

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to business and industry of a change to building regulations requiring seven-foot doors.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the costs to (a) Government and (b) local authorities of amending building regulations to require doors to be built to a specified height.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of (a) the number of staff required and (b) the cost of building inspectors to check whether doorways have been built to the height...

      Childhood Cancer

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what assessment he has made of the Draper Report on Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines in England and Wales: a...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the work of the Sustainable Procurement Task Force is to be guided by the recommendations of the Gershon Review.

      Consultants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many consultants have been employed to advise on the Best Practice Guidance for Tourism; who they are; what their brief was; what the cost of the contracts...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many council houses have been sold to sitting tenants since May 1979.

      Council Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what reason councils opting to retain council housing stock have to prepare a 30-year financial forecast; and what assistance the Government provides in...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister howmuch council tax was uncollected within the Southend local authority in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by council tax...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the council tax revaluation on Cambridgeshire.

      Council Wardens

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effects of council wardens and police working together in Lancashire.

      Empty Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many empty homes there are in (a) South Cambridgeshire and (b) East Cambridgeshire.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many attacks have been recorded on members of fire crews in (a) Essex and (b) the Metropolitan police area of London in each of the last 10 years for which...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what trials will be carried out on mobile data terminals in connection with the proposed regionalisation of fire control centres.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the time scale is for announcing the location of the Regional Fire Control Headquarters.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions have taken place in his Department on merging county fire brigades.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the expected change will be in response times for fire emergencies following the proposed regionalisation of fire control centres.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how areas where there is no radio signal will be administered under the Government proposals to regionalise fire control centres; and what percentage of the total...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the costs are of (a) dismantling the present fire control system and (b) establishing the regionalised fire control system.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the role of the Fire Training College at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire will be under the proposed regionalised fire control arrangements.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the training strategy will be under the proposed regionalisation of fire control centres; and whether this will involve developing more regional training...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many fire stations have closed since January 2000.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many hectares of undeveloped green belt there were in Cambridgeshire in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Homeless Households

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homeless households in the Southend, West constituency have been resident in bed-and-breakfast accommodation in each year since 2000; and what percentage...

      Homeless Households

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many households in (a) South Cambridgeshire and (b) East Cambridgeshire were accepted as homeless in each year since 1997.

      Housebuilding (Wellingborough)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of houses to be built in Wellingborough constituency in each of the next 20 years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the estimated shortfall or surplus of low-cost housing for rent was in each local housing authority area on the latest date for which figures are available;...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to end the use of the private finance initiative as a method of achieving the Decent Homes Standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to pay the consultancy fees for councils that have not yet submitted stock options.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many stock transfers of council housing to registered social landlords his task force has overseen since 1999.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much per household per week was transferred out of the housing revenue account of each Yorkshire and Humberside local authority in cross-subsidisation in the...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, columns 962–63W, on the Decent Homes Standard, what performance rating was achieved by (a) Waltham...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if the Government will ensure that the full results of the research on the environmental implications of increasing housing supply are made available at the...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much the Housing Corporation committed towards the provision of affordable housing for each district area in West Sussex in each of the last five years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much of the Housing Corporation's affordable housing programme he expects to be committed to help provide affordable housing in the Mid Sussex district over...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate has been made of the (a) impact on public expenditure of and (b) likely timescale for bringing remaining local authority housing up to the decent...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new housing developments have been approved in North Shropshire in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homes have been built in the North East Milton Keynes constituency in each of the last five years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what appointments were made to lead bodies providing services related to housing provision for which he is responsible in each year since 1997; and what their (a)...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what percentage of (a) one-parent families and (b) two-parent families have been living in (i) private rented housing, (ii) local authority housing,...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the local authorities in the South-East (a) whose housing waiting list is open to applicants who live and work in the area and (b) that operate a...

      Key Worker Living Initiative

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions his Department has had with local councils on how many homes should be built in a borough under the Key Worker Living Initiative.

      Lyons Review

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list documents (a) the Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency has provided to the Lyons Review.

      Milton Keynes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people in Milton Keynes are classified as homeless.

      Milton Keynes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding Milton Keynes Unitary Authority has received from all Government sources over the past 10 years in (a) nominal and (b) real terms.

      Milton Keynes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) consultation and (b) advisory documents were sent to parish councils in the North East Milton Keynes constituency by his Department in each of the...

      OFTEC Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will make an assessment of the (a) effectiveness and (b) coverage of the OFTEC scheme; (2) what his latest estimate is of the proportion of oil-fired...

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the timetable is for the revision of the departmental circular on planning obligations.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance he offers to local authorities on the procedures for dealing with retrospective planning applications; how many retrospective applications were...

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the organisations and individuals who have requested that Application COL/05/0964 to construct a visual arts building at Colchester be called in...

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress has been made in (a) establishing mechanisms for funding for access groups in England and Wales and (b) identifying suitable disability...

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average time taken to arrange a site visit by a representative of the Planning Inspectorate in cases of appeal against a planning decision by the local...

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether it is his policy to call in all planning appeals with respect to applications by Travellers to settle on land they have bought; and if he will make a...

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether dormant companies may make applications for planning permission.

      Regional Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the referendum results were for the two questions asked in the north east regional assembly referendum in each local authority area in the north east.

      Regional Housing Board

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the funding allocations for local authorities in the West Midlands from the Regional Housing Board were for 2004–05 and 2005–06.

      Regional Plans

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the time scale is for adoption of each (a) regional spatial strategy, (b) county structure plan and (c) local development plan.

      Respect

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what responsibilities his Department has for fostering respect.

      Revenue Support Grant

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much revenue support grant was awarded to Leeds city council in each year since 1995–96.

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent estimate he has made of the number of rough sleepers in Cambridgeshire.

      Satellite Dishes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will publish the response to the consultation on satellite dishes and other antennae.

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which registered social landlords (RSLs) who have taken over council housing stock have subsequently been (a) taken over by and (b) merged with other RSLs; and...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which local authorities in England since May have decided their stock options appraisal in favour of (a) stock transfer, (b) arm's length management organisation,...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much spending has been allocated to improving heating and insulation standards in social housing in each year since 2000, by (a) local authorities and (b)...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost for each member of the social housing task force was in the last year for which figures are available; what contribution (a) councils considering...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how he proposes to allow tenants of housing associations to buy a share in the property; and whether this right will be extended to tenants of private landlords.

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding has been made available to registered social landlords since performance requirements for gap funding were removed.

      Tamworth Borough Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding Tamworth borough council has received from all Government sources over the past 10 years in (a) nominal and (b) real terms.

      Telecommunications Base Stations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many telecommunication base stations are situated in Enfield, Southgate; (2) how many (a) telecommunication base stations and (b) mobile phone masts...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many appeals to the Planning Inspectorate have been made by mobile phone operators since 2002; and how many have been successful.

      Tenants Representation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) councils, (b) registered social landlords and (c) arm's length management organisations have tenants' representation structures.

      Tourism

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from industry on the draft Best Practice Guidance for Tourism.

      Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his plans to update the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992 include making changes to Part IV of these regulations...

      Travellers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many Traveller caravans were on (a) authorised and (b) unauthorised sites in (i) South Cambridgeshire, (ii) East Cambridgeshire, (iii) Cambridgeshire and (iv)...

      Unoccupied Dwellings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of unoccupied dwellings, broken down by local authority area.

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the siting of onshore wind farm developments, with specific reference to Airfield Farm, Podington, Bedfordshire.

  • Northern Ireland

    • 11-plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will undertake a technical analysis of the 11-plus transfer test.

    • 11-plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the proposed pupil profile as an alternative to the 11-plus transfer test satisfies minimum recognised standards of reliability and validity.

      Adult Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has been made of the level of adult literacy in each Northern Ireland constituency.

      Agricultural Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of administration in respect of agricultural subsidies in Northern Ireland was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Air Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) discussions and (b) correspondence he has had with the Scottish Executive on proposals on the control and licensing of air weapons...

      Alcohol Related Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many deaths in which the primary cause was alcohol have been identified in Northern Ireland.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were (a) applied for and (b) issued in (i) the Northumbria Police force area and (ii) the local...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued since their introduction in each of the Westminster constituencies in Northern Ireland.

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the progress of the removal of asbestos from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland.

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress with the Department of Education's asbestos survey; in which schools asbestos remains; and what the...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the fast-tracking of asylum applications from Darfuri citizens.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the fast-tracking of asylum applications from torture victims.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's procedure is for fast-tracking asylum applications from Darfuri citizens.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidences of bullying of children have been reported (a) at primary schools and (b) in post-primary education in the last three years,...

      Children/Child Care Sectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the funding for the children's and childcare sectors; and if he will take steps to assist with the funding...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many civil servants worked in the Northern Ireland Civil Service in each of the last 10 years.

      Coolkeeragh Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how much will be raised per year via the levy on gas and electricity users in Northern Ireland in relation to the system value agreement...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many letters to his Department from hon. Members in session (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06 remain unanswered, broken down by those...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's policy is for dealing with correspondence received in (a) Welsh, (b) Scots Gaelic and (c) Irish Gaelic.

      Defence Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much British Trade International spent on promoting defence exports in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Purchasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the companies from which his Department has purchased goods and services of a total value above £1 million in each of the...

      Departmental Staff (Stress)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department in each of the last three years; how much compensation was paid to...

      Domestic Rates in Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much revenue was raised from domestic rates in Northern Ireland in (a) 1997–98 and (b) 2004–05; and what the projected level...

      Educational Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the 10 worst areas in Northern Ireland for educational accomplishment based on the Nolan indices; and what steps he is taking in...

      Electricity Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with energy providers about electricity prices in Northern Ireland.

      Electricity Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to reduce electricity prices in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Epilepsy-related Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have died from epilepsy-related deaths in each of the last five years.

      Fabrication Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fabrication jobs there are in Northern Ireland; and what the figures are for each of the last four years.

      Free School Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children are eligible for free school transport within each of the education boards.

      Global Point Industrial Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans there are to commence work on Global Point Industrial Centre, Newtownabbey.

      Housing Indicator Figures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to announce the latest housing indicator figures for each Northern Ireland local authority.

      Illegal Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the estimated illicit market share for (a) cigarettes, (b) spirits, (c) diesel and (d) petrol has been in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentres (Assaults)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Job Centre staff in Northern Ireland have been the victims of assault in each of the last 10 years.

      Labour Force Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of people in the South Antrim constituency are classified as (a) professionals and (b) skilled workers.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much central Government funding was given to each council in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much each district council in Northern Ireland received for projects from Lottery funding in each of the last five years.

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which five management consultancies received the highest value of contracts awarded by his Department in each of the last three years; and what...

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's total spending on management consultants has been in each of the last three years.

      Maternities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young women in Northern Ireland in each age cohort from 12 to 18 years gave birth in each year since 2000–01

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the outcome of his recent meetings with political parties in Northern Ireland on the political situation in...

      Minister for Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will appoint a Minister for Women in Northern Ireland.

      School Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in Northern Ireland have reported incidents of bullying in each of the last 10 years.

      School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in Northern Ireland have been found to be in the possession of (a) a weapon and (b) drugs on school premises in each of the last...

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days the Department has lost due to sickness in the past five years for which figures are available.

      Sinn Fein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been claimed in expenses by Sinn Fein councillors since the suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

      South Eastern Education and Library Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for the management of the South Eastern Education and Library Board following the resignation of its chief executive.

      Staff Sickness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days were lost through staff sickness in respect of each department, agency and non-departmental public body in Northern Ireland in (a)...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many teachers are currently employed in (a) Catholic maintained schools and (b) non–Catholic maintained schools; and if he will...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the appointments made by boards of governors that were subsequently changed on the recommendation of the Teachers Appointment...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teachers have been the victims of (a) assault and (b) sexual assault in schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many telecommunications masts there are in Northern Ireland, broken down by telecommunications company.

      Telephone Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what facilities his Department has to deal with telephone Inquiries in (a) Welsh, (b) Scots Gaelic and (c) Irish Gaelic.

      Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many tyres were scrapped in each of the last five years in Northern Ireland; how many tonnes this amounts to; and what his best estimate is...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the level of unemployment was in each of the last five years in Northern Ireland.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances claims for (a) income support and (b) other benefits are considered to be active even though payment has been stopped.

    • Benefit fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of benefit fraud he estimates to be due to identity fraud, broken down by benefit; and if he will make a statement.

      Benefit fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of calls made to the benefit fraud hotline led to (a) investigation and (b) conviction of individuals named by callers in the...

      Benefit Receipt (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Scotland and (b) the Lanark and Hamilton East constituency are in receipt of (i) severe disability allowance, (ii)...

      Benefit Receipt (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) total and (b) change in the number of people claiming each state benefit has been for each Scottish constituency, since 2001.

      Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions the Health and Safety Executive has had with the emergency services about co-ordinating investigations when carbon monoxide...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many pensioners (a) are receiving payment of carer's allowance and (b) have an underlying entitlement to carer's allowance; (2) in...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average time taken to process new Child Support Agency claims in the last period for which figures are...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what level of accuracy the Child Support Agency's checking teams have been assessed to have achieved on each separate occasion when they...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what validation checks are performed each month on the (a) old and (b) new Child Support Agency computer system.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls to the Child Support Agency have been abandoned by (a) Agency staff and (b) clients in each month since 2003.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions in the last two years Child Support Agency maintenance payments have been erroneously paid to the parent with care...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of full-time equivalent Child Support Agency (CSA) staff are employed as frontline staff; how many staff were...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what action he plans to take with the senior management of the Child Support Agency over the handling of the case of Simone Hampshire, a...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of claimants who decline to identify the father of their child for Child Support Agency purposes.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library the minutes of the Child Support Agency's Audit Committee for the last four years.

      Children in Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children of school age in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were living in poverty...

      Children in Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) children and (b) disabled children in single parent families have been assessed as living in poverty in (i) the Jarrow...

      Computer Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in each year since 2001–02; and on how many...

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Department spent on organising or sponsoring conferences in each of the last five years.

      Construction Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been reported to him from the Health and Safety Commission in meeting the targets for the reduction of deaths and injuries at...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters to his Department from hon. Members in session (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06 remain unanswered, broken down by those...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many resident parents are not receiving maintenance payments from former partners due to technical difficulties experienced by the Child...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on enforcement by the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Departmental Purchasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the companies from which his Department has purchased goods and services of a total value above £1 million in each of the...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his estimate is of the number of employees in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies for each year from 1985–86; what...

      Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications have been received for the disability premium in each of the last 12 months, broken down by means by which the...

      Disabled People (Employment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the statutory provisions and regulations in force to promote or ensure the employment of disabled people.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the Lanark and Hamilton, East constituency are in receipt of the disability living allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Economic Inactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the level of economic inactivity.

      Employment Projects Fund/Transport Projects Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make a statement on the future funding of the (a) Employment Projects Fund and (b) Transport Projects Fund. (2) if he will...

      Employment Target

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will set out the baseline against which progress towards the 80 per cent. employment target will be measured; when he expects the target...

      Families and Children Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason the Families and Children Study no longer identifies separately married, cohabiting and step families; and if he will revert to...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will break down the housing benefit case load by (a) (i) elderly, (ii) unemployed, (iii) disabled and (iv) single parent client group,...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what percentage of new housing benefit claims were successful in each year since 1997, broken down by region; (2) how many...

      HSC 10-year Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made against the targets contained in the Health and Safety Commission's Revitalising Health and Safety Strategy...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of equipping his Department's premises with identity card readers;

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of incapacity benefit there were on average in each social services authority in (a) 2001 and (b) the most recent period for...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claimants aged (a) 20 to 29, (b) 30 to 39, (c) 40 to 49 and (d) 50 to 59 years were awarded incapacity benefit in (i) each...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland are in receipt of incapacity benefit; how much money was allocated to incapacity benefit in Scotland in 2004; and...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the disregard for income support claimants of working age would be if it had been annually increased in line with (a) prices and (b) earnings.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost of processing a claim for income support using the Customer Management System (CMS) is; and what the cost was (a) prior...

      Jamie Holyoake

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to refund the back-dated income support owed to Jamie Holyoake of Kingsbridge following the decision of the Appeal Tribunal on...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Minister for Economic Development of the National Assembly for Wales Government regarding job losses...

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the potential change in the number of Welsh speakers employed in jobcentres following reconfiguration of...

      Jobseekers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have moved from claiming jobseekers' allowance (a) to work, (b) to training and (c) to other benefits, broken down by benefit...

      Jobseekers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Scotland and (b) the Lanark and Hamilton East constituency received jobseeker's allowance in 2004; and if he will make a...

      Lone Parents (Great Grimsby)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is available to lone parents who wish to return to work in the Great Grimsby constituency area; how many people took up this...

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which five management consultancies received the highest value of contracts awarded by his Department in each of the last three years; and what...

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's total spending on management consultants has been in each of the last three years.

      Marginal Deduction Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners have had marginal deduction rates of more than (a) 30 per cent., (b) 40 per cent., (c) 50 per cent., (d) 60 per cent., (e)...

      Maximum Working Temperatures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to issue guidelines on maximum working temperatures; and if he will make a statement.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the rate of continuing employment was for those placed under each of the new deal schemes after (a) 13 weeks, (b) 26 weeks and (c) 52...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Scotland and (b) Lanark and Hamilton East entered the New Deal programme in each year since 2001; and if he will make a...

      Northern Way Agenda

      To ask the Secretary of State forWork and Pensions what mechanisms are in place toco-ordinate Welfare to Work policies with the Northern Way agenda of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

      Part-time Study Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to complete the review of the part-time study rules for jobseeker's allowance and housing benefit recipients.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has been made of the effect on people of being subject to Pathways to Work related sanctions in the pilot area.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people on incapacity benefit in each of the Pathways to Work areas have had a work focussed interview (a) waived or (b) deferred.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people on incapacity benefit who are (a) mandatory and (b) voluntary participants of the Pathways to Work pilots have taken up (i)...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total expenditure per job obtained under (a) the new deal for disabled people and (b) the incapacity benefit Pathways to Work pilots...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish his Department's latest assessment of the Pathways to Work pilots.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients there are of pension credit in the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average entitlement to pension credit is in Scotland.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the uptake of pensions credit as a percentage of overall eligibility.

      Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to tackle women's pension inequality.

      Pension Service/Benefits Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been received relating to the loss of (a) birth certificates and (b) other supporting documents sent to the Dundee...

      Pension Service/Benefits Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness and security of mail delivery and opening arrangements at (a) the Dundee Pension Service...

      Pension Service/Benefits Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many fax machines are sited at the work stations of helpline staff of (a) the Benefits Agency and (b) the Pensions Service.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of business pensions which are at risk because of off-balance sheet budgeting by companies; and if he...

      Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the publications issued by hisDepartment in each of the last seven years; and what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c)...

      Serps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will include inherited SERPS from contracted-out pensions in pension forecasts where applicable; (2) if he will produce a leaflet...

      Shipyard Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures have been put in place on Tyneside by his Department to help unemployed former shipyard workers (a) retrain for and (b) find...

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State forWork and Pensions how many days of sickness absence were taken in his Department in the year to April 2005.

      Staff Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many members of staff have been employed in each agency and non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department in each year since...

      State Retirement Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work andPensions how many state retirement pensioners there are in the Stroud constituency; and what percentage that represents of the total electorate of that...

      Work Placement Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research he has collated on the relative (a) efficiency and (b) cost of work placement services conducted by Jobcentre Plus and the...

  • Home Department

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings have been held with the International Olympic Commission to discuss security for the 2012 Olympics following the events of 7 July.

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether handgun competitions will be permitted to be held in London in 2012 as part of the Olympic games; (2) whether pistol shooting...

      Abductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2005, Official Report, column 1210W, on abductions, if he will break down the figures by (a) London...

      Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the date of appointment was of each member of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs.

      Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has asked members of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs whether they have (a) previously used cannabis and (b) advocated...

      Air Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has received from the Scottish Executive on possible amendments to the Violent Crime Reduction Bill in relation to...

      Airgun Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many airgun clubs there are which have been approved by his Department.

      Alcohol Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial assistance was provided by his Department to support the work of organisations dealing with alcohol abuse in (a) 1997 and (b)...

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Milton Keynes have been convicted of crimes in which alcohol has been a contributory factor in each of the last five years.

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of alcohol-related violence there were in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997; and what percentage of the total number...

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been in Cambridgeshire for (a) permitting drunkenness or riotous conduct on the premises or selling liquor...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been (a) dispersed, (b) arrested and (c) removed to their home address under the relevant powers contained in the...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what medical history is taken from individuals issued with an antisocial behaviour orders.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government have taken to tackle the causes of antisocial behaviour; and if he will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to introduce across the country mediation schemes aimed at individuals who exhibit antisocial behaviour.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish figures for the number of antisocial behaviour orders levied by each local authority since their introduction.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state how many antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) have been issued in (a) Birmingham and (b) Solihull in each year since the...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in Milton Keynes since 1 January 2004.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department does not keep the figures for prosecutions in the event of an antisocial behaviour order being breached.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in (a) South Cambridgeshire, (b) East Cambridgeshire and (c) Cambridgeshire in each...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been breached in Cambridgeshire in each year since they were introduced; and what percentage of the...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to police officers on briefing the media when a person is (a) arrested, (b) detained in custody and (c) convicted;...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue guidance to police forces that a representative from social services should be present when possible when a mentally...

      Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many physical attacks have been made on (a) firefighters, (b) police officers and (c) ambulance staff in Houghton and Washington East...

      Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many physical attacks have been made on shop workers in the constituency of Houghton and Washington East in each of the last three years...

      Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attacks have been made on shop workers in Hartlepool in the last three years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2005, Official Report, column 115W, on asylum seekers, how many asylum seekers have applied for the right to...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the total number of failed asylum seekers in (a) the UK and (b) each county.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support his Department offers asylum seekers who have failed in their applications but whose countries are too dangerous for them to be...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will allow asylum seekers to work while their applications are being considered.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers have been returned to safe third countries in each of the last five years, broken down by country; and if he...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total amount spent on benefits for asylum seekers has been in each county in each year since 1997.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Darfuri asylum seekers whose applications are being fast-tracked are being detained.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been housed in (a) the East of England, (b) Suffolk, (c) the constituency of Bury St. Edmunds and (d) each...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many units of council accommodation his Department has reserved in each local authority area in Suffolk for asylum seekers; for what...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the net current expenditure on asylum seekers by each local authority, in each year since 1996; and what is the estimated figure...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabweans have been removed to Zimbabwe and to Malawi in each of the past six months.

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many number plates have been logged per day on average in each month since the automatic number plate recognition system has been in...

      Badger Cruelty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to make badger cruelty a notifiable offence.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will remove (a) incapacity benefit and (b) disability living allowance from the list of public funds HC 251 (as amended); (2)...

      Bio-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice his Department has issued on dealing with the latest forms of bio-terrorism; and if he will make a statement.

      Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has conducted into the role that advance passenger information can provide in strengthening border security.

      Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the treaty basis is for those elements of the EU borders agency FRONTEX that have been established.

      British Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why additional documentary evidence was not requested until 22 October 2004 with regard to Application H 357963 for British citizenship.

      Burglar Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent changes have been made to the protocols governing the police response to burglar alarms in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) England...

      Car Tax Discs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cars in Lancashire have been crushed for not having tax discs in each of the last three years.

      Careless Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the results of his consultation exercise on careless driving will be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Cash in Transit Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how cash in transit attacks are classified in the recorded crime statistics.

      Cash in Transit Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a national strategy for dealing with cash in transit attacks; and if he will make a statement.

      Cash in Transit Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will allocate greater police resources to tackle cash in transit attacks.

      Cash in Transit Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passers-by have been injured in cash in transit attacks in each year since 2000.

      Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress the Senior Investigating Officers Handbook on abuse investigations' review group has made; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to strengthen child protection on the internet.

      Civil Participation (Faith Communities)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policies he is pursuing to encourage greater participation in civil society by faith communities; and if he will make a statement.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of community orders since their inception.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers there are in each London borough.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the next report on control orders will be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Controlled Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the merits of moving responsibility for policy on controlled drugs from the Home Office to the Department of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he expects to reply to the letter to him dated 19 January 2005 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reply to the letter of the right hon. Member for Rotherham sent on 13 December 2004 requesting the return of identity documents to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to respond to the letter of 17 June from the hon. Member for Sunderland South regarding Gholameza Mohtashami Tootkabori (ref:...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what response he has made to letters from Mr. Clive Stafford Smith dated 15 May and 28 June regarding UK residents currently detained in...

      Courts (Police Time)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the results of co-operation between the courts and the police to ensure efficient use of police time during...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish figures for thenumber of recorded offences of (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robberies, (d)...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted under the Mobile Telephones (Reprogramming) Act 2002.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the impact of alcohol-disorder designation on rents and rateable values for businesses within the zone.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reoffending rate of offenders within the Hertfordshire probation area is.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the value of the illegal drugs trade in (a) Huddersfield, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England in the past 10 years.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the manufacturers of airsoft guns on adapting to the provisions of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research he has evaluated concerning the cost of crime to households in Barnet.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) muggings and (b) drug-related crimes have been recorded in the area covered by the Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most common forms of crime committed against young people of school age were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library the details of the Partnership Assessment and Delivery System for the Crime and Disorder Reduction...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the datasets that his Department holds that include figures for the (a) Guildford, (b) Waverley crime and disorder reduction...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rates for (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robberies, (d) burglaries, (e) theft of a...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2005, Official Report, column 751W, on crime and disorder statistics, what the crime detection rates were...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the crime detection rates for (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robberies, (d) burglaries, (e) theft of a...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) agencies and (b) partnerships responsible for the reduction of crime in North East Milton Keynes constituency.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to develop a unified scheme for recording crime statistics.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants were (a) convicted and (b) not convicted in the Suffolk constabulary area in each of the last eight years.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on levels of (a) violent crime, (b) sexual crime, (c) car crime, (d)robbery and (e) burglary in the Forest of...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in (a) overall recorded crime, (b) burglaries and (c) vehicle thefts in (i) Essex, broken down by police division...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of violent crimes in Southend has been in each year since 1995.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on detection rates of (a) violent crime, (b) sexual crime, (c) car crime, (d) robbery and (e) burglary in the...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2005, Official Report, column 1217W, on the criminal records bureau, what other forms of functionality have...

      CSPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests were made by (a) the Metropolitan police and (b) the National Criminal Intelligence Service to communications providers...

      Cycling Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cyclists were (a) charged and (b) convicted of passing a traffic light at red in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Moray constituency and (ii) Highland...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Dundee East constituency, (ii)Tayside...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in (i) Banff and Buchan and (ii) the North East...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total spending by his Department on (a) staff, (b) accommodation and (c) procurement in Perth and North Perthshire was for the most...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) electricity and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year from 1997.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalents have worked for the Department for each of the last five financial years for which figures are available.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what total floor space area of building is owned and leased by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has undertaken into whether there are linkages between domestic violence and cases of animal cruelty; and what steps he is...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 since it came into force.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated number is of crimes committed by cocaine and heroin drug users in England and Wales in each year between 2001 and 2004;...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders who tested positive for drugs at charge (a) completed treatment and (b) dropped out of treatment before completion in each...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the implementation of (a) drug treatment testing orders and (b) drug rehabilitation requirements is administered by his Department; what...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) facilities and (b) premises are provided by his Department in Mid-Bedfordshire for the provision of (i) drug treatment and testing...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-governmental voluntary bodies within (a) England and (b) Hertfordshire are included in the implementation of drug treatment...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated value is of seizures of (a) heroin and (b) cocaine in the UK in 2003–04; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned on the relationship between drug use and gun crime.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many road traffic accidents drivers (a) had been using and (b) tested positive for drugs in the last 12 months, broken down by police...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the street price of (a) heroin, (b) cocaine and (c) cannabis in each of the past 10 years.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons have been free of all illegal drugs use in each of the past five years; and what proportion they represent of all prisons.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what targets for reduction in the use of illegal drugs were published by the Government in 1998.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2005, Official Report, column 127W, on the Drugs Act 2005, if he will break the figures down by the relevant...

      Emergency Helplines (Charges)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the telephone charges to those calling emergency helpline numbers, with particular reference to the London bombings; and if...

      Emergency Response Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average response time to an emergency call to the police was for each police authority in each of the last 10 years.

      Emergency Response Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average response time to an emergency call to the police was in Sheffield, Hallam in each year since 1997.

      Emergency Response Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many emergency 999 calls were made in (a) Essex and (b) the Metropolitan police area of London in each of the last five years, broken...

      European Community Association Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time for a decision on an application for leave to remain under the provisions of the European Community...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what competent authorities in the UK would fall under the remit of the Standing Committee on Internal Security created in Article...

      European Enforcement Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement in the context of the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150/01 of Official Journal C150, vol...

      European Public Prosecutor

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement, in the context of the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150/01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48,...

      Explosives Detection Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely role of new generation terahertz scanners in detecting potential bomb attacks.

      Explosives Detection Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department has allocated to research into the use of ion mobility spectrometers to detect minute particles of explosives in...

      Faith Awareness Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants in the Department received faith awareness training in 2004.

      Faryadi Zardad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total costs are to date of the investigation, detention and hearings related to the two trials of Faryadi Zardad, broken down by...

      Fixed-penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices for disorder have been issued in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997, broken down by category; and what...

      Fixed-penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices for fly-posting and graffiti have been issued since the implementation of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003;...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of fly-tipping were reported in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for fly-tipping there were in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997.

      Foreign Nationals (Detention)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals are held in prisons or other establishments awaiting deportation, broken down by (a) nationality and (b) establishment.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests have been answered by the Department; and in how many cases (a) information was wholly...

      Full-time Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were employed in his Department in each financial year from 1997–98; and what the payroll costs were in each year.

      Gun Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2005, Official Report, column 530W, on gun crime, if he will publish the statistics for gun crime deaths by...

      Harmful Gaseous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures his Department has put in place to respond to a deliberate release of harmful gaseous substances.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to protect the Muslim community from reprisals following the bombings on 7 July, with particular reference to...

      Home Detention Curfew Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many participants there have been in the Home Detention Curfew Scheme in London in each month since its inception; and if he will make a...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what elements of the EU Human Rights Agency have been agreed to be established; what elements have been established; what the treaty basis...

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of the shipping industry on the implementation of the ID card scheme.

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will identify those items in the database of registerable facts associated with the identity card which are not considered to be...

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methodology was used to arrive at the estimates contained in the document Identity Cards Scheme Benefits Overview on the financial...

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the types of crimes that would be preventable under the Identity Card Scheme.

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on preparations for and feasibility studies on identity cards.

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the identity cards scheme has been to date.

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if British seafarers possessing an international biometric identity card will also be required to purchase a UK identity card; what...

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) civil servants, (b) public sector secondees, (c) private sector secondees and (d) consultants are (i) employed by the identity...

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the citizen identification number carried on identity cards will appear on computerised Government databases for (a) health, (b)...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the main countries of origin of people who are in the UK illegally.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of transferring the UK's immigration system to one based on points; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many qualified adjudication officers have been employed in the Immigration Department in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what decision has been reached in relation to whether the IMPACT system will contain unevaluated information and intelligence in addition to...

      Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on the IMPACT programme to date; and what the projected total cost of the programme is.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list (a) UK and (b) EU (i) initiatives, (ii) programmes and (iii) laws under discussion concerning improper use of the internet.

      Kidnappings (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been kidnapped in London in each year since 1997.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the proposed criteria are by which an area can be designated an alcohol disorder zone.

      Mentally Disturbed Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the progress on work in standardising court diversion schemes for the mentally ill as set out in the...

      Ministerial Speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many speeches have been made by his Department's Ministers in each month since 1997; and how many have been published on the...

      Missing Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dogs have been reported missing or stolen each year in the United Kingdom since 2000, broken down by borough.

      Missing Persons (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been reported as missing in London in each year since 1997.

      Mopeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has issued on whether mopeds may be parked in pedestrian zones, including pavements.

      Motorbike Nuisance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions police forces have used powers under the Police Reform Act 2002 to issue warnings to individuals and to seize...

      Motorbike Nuisance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers are available to the police to combat the anti-social use of micro-bikes.

      Motorbike Nuisance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers the police have to deal with nuisance and disturbance caused by the use of mini-motorbikes.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the penalties, including number of penalty points, for each motoring offence.

      Multiple Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate how many people who have a British passport also are (a) in possession of and (b) entitled to a passport of a different...

      National Casualty Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the price per minute is for the National Casualty Helpline; if he will make it his policy to ensure that future helplines are given a...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the salary range will be for the new chief executive of the National Offender Management Service; (2) what steps he has taken to...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been spent on the National Offender Management Service since its inception.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Home Office officials have been (a) seconded and (b) moved to the National Offender Management Service.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) seconded and (b) recruited from outside his Department to the National Offender Management Service.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent to date on establishing regional offender managers as part of the National Offender Management Service.

      National Police Intelligence System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment has been made of progress in developing a national police intelligence system; and if he will make a statement.

      National Police Intelligence System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the national police intelligence system IMPACT is due to be completed; and whether a timeframe for its roll out has been agreed.

      National Police Intelligence System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the business case for the development of the national police intelligence system IMPACT to be published.

      National Police Intelligence System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to police forces in England and Wales on updating their IT systems pending the delivery of a national police...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each standard juvenile and adult age cohort were convicted of each of the standard offence categories for each year...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fraudulent passports were detected in each year since 1997.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, columns 913–4W, on passports, what estimate he has made of the (a) costs and...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 913W, on passports, what disadvantages for British passport holders he...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision there is to provide a discount for those from less well-off families to pay the £500 premium for an indefinite leave to...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers have been introduced in (a) Dudley north and (b) the borough of Dudley; and what assessment he...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in (a) Dudley north and (b) the borough of Dudley in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the number and percentage of police officers in (a) the Metropolitan police and (b) the City of London police was in each year since...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in each London borough on 5 May.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many acceptable behaviour contracts were entered into in (a) Northumbria police force area and (b) Castle Morpeth and Wansbeck local...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many working days were lost because of attacks on police in Lancashire in 2004–05.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers left the police due to mental health problems in each of the last 10 years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the usefulness and effectiveness of the practice of publishing the mobile phone numbers of police officers;...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) parliamentary constituencies, (b) local authorities and (c) local government wards fall within the West Surrey Basic Command Unit.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each constabulary the number of assaults per head of population on (a) police officers and (b) police community support...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been (a) spent on and (b) committed to policing schemes within each growth area.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list (a) the six areas where, according to page 47 of the Home Office Annual Report 2004–05, performance is below the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was allocated to police services in (a) Dudley North and (b) the borough of Dudley in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations have closed since January 2000.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there have been per 1000 population in each police force in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers (a) have taken early retirement, (b) have retired and (c) have left the force for reasons other than retirement or...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been recruited per police force area in each of the last three years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding each police force (a) should have received under the Government's formula and (b) received in each of the last three years; and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much Government funding has been spent on policing in Essex in each of the last 10 years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in Essex in (a) 1979, (b) 1983, (c) 1987, (d) 1992 and (e) each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal accidents involving police service vehicles there were in Greater London in each year since 1995, broken...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the inspections of Cumbria police for the 12 month period ending 31 March.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources Cumbria police deployed to assist those conducting inspections of the force in the 12-month period ending 31 March; and how...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the purpose was of each of the inspections of Cumbria Constabulary carried out to the year ending 31 March; and what key findings and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to increase provision of policing in rural areas.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms exist for prisoners to appeal against the decisions of independent adjudicators on prison discipline in relation to (a)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many uniformed prison officers were injured while on duty at prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many uniformed prison officers are employed in prisons in England and Wales; and what their average age is.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) prison and (b) young offenders institutions which (i) offer and (ii) do not offer parenting programmes.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage staff turnover was in each (a) private and (b) public prison in England and Wales in (i) 2002–03, (ii)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were in (a) prison and (b) young offenders institute in the last period for which figures are available.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many suicides there have been in prisons in England and Wales in each month since January 2000, broken down by prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the ratio of staff to prisoners is in (a) prisons operated by the private sector and (b) other prison establishments.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the prison population is held in private prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the extent of racism in the Prison Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Sheppey improvement process was assessed; and by whom.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time was between each death in prison custody, initially assessed as self-inflicted, and the opening of the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the instances when (a) prison governors and (b) prison officers were investigated for taking drugs into London prisons in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has carried out into the operational viability of prisons with a capacity of around 2,000 places.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what prime function he has specified for private prisons in England and Wales.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals recalled to custody who have received a dossier detailing their recall within...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the average time it takes the prison receiving a recalled prisoner to be given that individual's...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the annual reports submitted to him by independent monitoring boards in the last 12 months have raised concerns that prisoners...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners were being held in each prison in England and Wales awaiting deportation after the expiry of their...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the population of prisoners originating from West Yorkshire in the last year for which figures are...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the projected population of prisoners originating from West Yorkshire in (a) 2007, (b) 2010, (c)...

      Private Security Firms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market on the regulation of private security...

      Private Surveillance Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect on the right to privacy of the use by private individuals of surveillance video cameras overlooking...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio of staff to offenders in the Hertfordshire probation area in 2003–04 was.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing contestability into the provision of probation services.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the recruitment strategy is for the probation service in London and the South East for the next financial year.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money seized as a result of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was invested in local police forces in each year of its operation; and...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been seized as a result of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (a) in total and (b) from drug-related cases in (i)...

      Programme of Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made towards the implementation of the Government's Programme of Action in response to the Insurance Cover Working...

      Project Iris

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the recognition failure rate is of scans carried out in the pilot project Project Iris; (2) what the reliability levels are of...

      Project Iris

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables are employed in (a) England and Wales and (b) Essex, broken down by police division; what estimate he has made of...

      Public Housing (Vandalism)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the cost of damage caused by vandalism to public housing in each local authority area in (a) Essex and (b) the...

      Public Protection Panels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders who are the subject of multi-agency public protection panel arrangements have been reconvicted since 2001; and what the...

      Race Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to deal with race crime.

      Race Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice his Department is giving to police authorities on dealing with race crime.

      Race Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monitoring his Department carries out of incidents involving criminal damage, threats and assaults which may contain an element of race...

      Rec. 61 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and issued with a Rec. 61 form in each local authority, broken down by ethnicity.

      Rec. 61 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and issued with a Rec. 61 form in each London police unit since its inception, broken down by (a)ethnicity...

      Rec. 61 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and issued with Rec.61 forms by Richmond and Kingston police, broken down by (a) ethnicity and (b) police...

      Safety Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females aged 16 years were (i) charged and (ii)convicted in England and Wales of offences under sections (A)...

      Schengen Acquis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the application of the Schengen terms to Romania and Bulgaria.

      Schengen Information System II

      To ask the Secretary of State forthe Home Department, if he will make a statement on UK participation in Schengen Information System II.

      Security Services (Foreign Languages)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Urdu-speaking special branch officers there are; how many there were on 10 September 2001; and how many Urdu speakers there are in MI5.

      Sex Offender Treatment (Wolvercote)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to provide residential sex offender treatment programmes in the community following the closure of the Wolvercote...

      Sexual Offences Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will produce an easy-read guide to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for people with learning disabilities; and if he will make a statement.

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days the Department has lost due to sickness in the past five years for which figures are available.

      Sir Roy Meadows

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications of the decisions of the General Medical Council relating to Sir Roy Meadows for the process...

      Stop and Search Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the revised guidelines on the stop and search procedure.

      Stop and Search Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) percentage and (b) numerical charge in (i) stops and (ii) stops and searches has been in each police force, broken down by...

      Terrorism Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) legal and (b) administrative action has been taken against (i) individuals and (ii)organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act...

      Terrorism Risk Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for the United Kingdom of the conclusions of the recent report from the Organisation for...

      Terrorist Attacks (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department will be carrying out a review of London's response to the terrorist attacks of 7 July; and if he will make a statement.

      Terrorist Attacks (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the representations that he has received from Muslim community leaders in Leeds regarding their concerns over...

      Terrorist Training Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that UK citizens are prevented from travelling to terrorist training camps abroad.

      Tetra

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on what date there will be full Tetra network coverage for the emergency services in Pembrokeshire; (2) how many Tetra masts are...

      Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 17 to 24, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 31 to 35, (iv) 36 to 40 and (v) over 40 years have been (A)...

      Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females committed offences in England and Wales under sections (i) 14(3), (ii) 15(2) and (iii) 15(4) of the Road...

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Department has to extend trials without jury, as set out in part 7 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, to other types of trial.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to abolish jury trials in fraud cases.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to extend the possibility of conducting trials without jury, as set out in part 7 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, to other...

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for judge-alone trials in fraud cases.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to extend the possibility of conducting trials without jury, as set out in part 7 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, to...

      UKPS Biometric Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the results were of the UKPS biometric trials that commenced in April 2004 and was completed in December 2004.

      Under-age Drinking/Alcohol Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for the offence of supplying alcohol to a person under the age of 18 were secured in the area of the North Wales Police...

      Under-age Drinking/Alcohol Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place for under-age drinking in Sheffield, Hallam in each year since 1990.

      Under-age Drinking/Alcohol Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been for under-age drinking in each police authority in each of the last 10 years.

      Vehicle Recovery (North Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the garages and scrap merchants contracted to recover vehicles from road traffic accidents in the North Wales police...

      Vehicle Registration/Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions relating to the non-payment of road tax there have been in each police authority in England and...

      Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many government-funded victim support schemes are operating, broken down by (a) location and (b) type of scheme.

      Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the Witness and Victim Experience Survey circulated to local criminal justice boards.

      Violent Crime Reduction Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Violent Crime Reduction Bill.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate how many people undertook voluntary work in (a) the UK and (b)Scotland in each year between 1997 and 2005; and if she...

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was to public funds, including lottery funding, in the last five years of (a) Volunteering England, (b) the Institute of...

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to public funds of the Experience Corps has been to date; what targets were set for it in return for Government funding; and...

      Wales (Better Governance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how he intends to implement Paragraph 3.12 of the White Paper, Better Governance for Wales" (Cm 6582), in respect of any bill he introduces...

      Water Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at which non-office sites on the Department's estate he has identified opportunities for significant water savings.

      Wheel Clamping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by the Security Industry Authority in regulating and licensing operations in the wheel clamping industry.

      Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrants have applied under the Worker Registration Scheme; and of those how many applications were (a) successful and (b)...

      Young Crime Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most common forms of crime committed against young people of school age were in (a) Southend constituency, (b) Essex, (c) Greater...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to improve rehabilitation and education amongst young offenders to prevent re-offending; and if he will make a statement.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many secure unit places for juvenile offenders there are in London.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the National Offender Management Information System will systematically collect (a) data on individual prisoners' children under the...

  • Health

    • Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will estimate based on statistics for maternal deaths, admissions to hospitals following septic abortion, prosecutions for procuring illegal...

    • Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed on patients (a) under 16 years, (b) 16 to 19 years and (c) aged 20 years and over in Wellingborough constituency in each...

      Acute Cerebral/Acute Coronary Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the incidence of (a) acute cerebral events and (b) acute coronary events has been in each of the last five years; (2) what the average age of...

      Adoption (Romania)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have been adopted from Romania in the last 10 years involving home study assessments in the UK.

      Adverse Drug Reactions (Older People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2005, Official Report, column 201W, on adverse drug reactions (older people), what the equivalent figures were in 1997.

      Alcohol-related Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been treated by accident and emergency departments in Milton Keynes General Hospital for alcohol-related conditions and injuries in...

      Alcohol-related Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 30 years in the area corresponding most closely to St. Albans (a) are subject to alcohol treatment orders, (b) being...

      Alimta/Pemetrexed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in which areas of England Alimta/Pemetrexed is available on the NHS to treat mesothelioma; (2) what advice she has received from the National...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings she had during May and June about the prescription of drug treatments to people with Alzheimer's disease.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people with Alzheimer's disease were prescribed anticholinesterase inhibitors in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003 and (e) 2004; (2)...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of which other EU states do not fund the provision of drugs for people with Alzheimer's disease.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulances are available in each primary care trust area in (a) Essex and (b) the Metropolitan Police area of London; and how many were available...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on the pay scales for ambulance crews; (2) if she will make a statement on the wage structure for ambulance crews in...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average response time to an emergency call to the Ambulance Service was in Sheffield, Hallam in each year since 1997.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional resources she plans to provide from central budgets to support the implementation of Taking Healthcare to the Patient, Transforming NHS...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when (a) she and (b) officials from her Department last met representatives of Lancashire Ambulance Trust.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether ambulance trusts send 999 response times to her Department.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what her policy is on answering parliamentary questions on Lancashire Ambulance Trust; (2) what information she collects on the performance of...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how often she meets chairs and chief executives of ambulance trusts; and whether response times are discussed at such meetings.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average annual salary for chairs of ambulance trusts is.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) highest and (b) lowest salary for a chief executive of an ambulance trust is; and what other expenses and benefits are typically received.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the Lancashire Ambulance Trust board members; and in which town or village each lives.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what service level agreements are in place between Lancashire Ambulance Trust and Lancashire teaching hospital; (2) if she will make a statement on...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2005, Official Report, column 1092W, on ambulances (equipment), if she will place a copy of the British Standards...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of manning levels of ambulance staff in Lancashire; what requirements there are for Lancashire Ambulance Trust to...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she next expects to meet Lancashire ambulance trust.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescription items of (a) benzodiazepine drugs and (b) antidepressants were dispensed in England in 2004.

      Antimicrobial Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 524W, on antibiotics, what the (a) work programme and (b) sub-groups of the Specialist...

      Aspartame

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will reassess the safety of aspartame for consumption by children and adults; and if she will make a statement; (2) what recent discussions...

      Aspartame

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations the Department received from the sweetener industry and how many meetings the Department held with representatives from the sweetener...

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of research into the effectiveness of buteyko breathing techniques in the treatment of asthma.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records her Department keeps of the number of patients with asthma caused by smoking.

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2005 to the hon. Member for Gordon (Malcolm Bruce), Official Report, column 1597W, on audiology services, when data...

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action the Government are taking to obtain reference costs for the provision of digital hearing aids on the NHS; when she expects these to be...

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many students are expected to graduate from the new audiology degree courses in 2007–08; what the attrition rate from these courses has been;...

      Baby Units (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the hospitals in (a) Essex and (b) the Metropolitan police area of London which have a specially equipped baby unit; and if she will make...

      Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2005, Official Report, columns 1184–85W, on Bedford hospital NHS trust (1) what financial outcome she expects...

      Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2005, Official Report, columns 1184–1185W, on Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, what measures the Government are putting...

      Beta Interferon (MS)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions she has had and what reports she has received about the suitability of Beta Interferon for sufferers of multiple sclerosis; (2) how...

      Bill Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what bills were sponsored by her Department in each session since 1979.

      Birth Rate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to increase the birth rate in the UK.

      Blood Donors (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have given blood in Essex in each financial year since 2002–03.

      Breast Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to ensure that women aged 50 to 70 years do not lose their place in the three-year cycle for NHS breast screening when changing...

      Breast Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to make use of the internet to encourage women aged 50 to 70 to accept an invitation to attend an NHS breast screening.

      Brook Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department gave to Brook Advisory Service in each of the last five years; and for what purpose.

      Cancer Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what involvement her Department has in the allocation of funds to organisations and individuals involved in cancer research.

      Cancer Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resource funding will be made available by her Department in 2005–06 to support the running of new and replacement equipment to improve...

      Cancer Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for cancer patients to receive treatment in hospitals in the last year for which figures are available; and what the...

      Cardiac Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long on average patients requiring cardiac rehabilitation waited to be referred to each NHS hospital trust in England in the latest year for which...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each local authority with social care responsibilities have (i) met and (ii) not met the...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she plans to take to implement the recommendations of the Office of Fair Trading report on care homes.

      Child Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has published You're Welcome", a resource to make NHS services easier to use for children, as stated in the document, Every child matters:...

      Child Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultants in paediatric medicine there have been in each year since 1997, broken down by medical discipline.

      Childhood Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the Draper report on childhood cancer in relation to high voltage power lines; what steps she proposes to take in response...

      Children's Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer of 14 June 2005, Official Report, column 146, on children's hospices, on what date she plans to publish guidance informing...

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of chiropody services in Essex.

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to undertake a review of NHS chiropody services; and if she will make a statement.

      Christie Hospital, Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of Christie Hospital, Manchester.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on her policy for the typing of clostridium difficile 027; (2) what the date was of the first typing of clostridium...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of clostridium difficile 027 have been confirmed at each of the hospitals where this strain has been reported.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2005, Official Report, columns 1344–45W, on clostridium difficile, how many (a) cases of clostridium difficile and...

      Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average annual cost and (b) average cost per patient to the NHS for cognitive behavioural therapy has been over the last five years.

      Commission for Patient and Public Involvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health cost (a) to set up and (b) in each year of operation.

      Commission for Social Care Inspection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the reasons were for the decision to replace the National Care Standards Commission with the Commission for Social Care Inspection.

      Commission for Social Care Inspection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the replacement of the National Care Standards Commission by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.

      Commission for Social Care Inspection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure of the (a) National Care Standards Commission and (b) Commission for Social Care Inspection have been in each year of their...

      Commission for Social Care Inspection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the full-time equivalent staff employed by the (a) National Care Standards Commission and (b) Commission for Social Care Inspection were in each year...

      Community Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community pharmacies in the Southend West constituency have (a) closed and (b) opened in each year since 2001–02.

      Contaminated Blood Products (Ex-gratia Payments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will estimate the cost of making payments to the families of people with haemophilia who have died of hepatitis C.

      Counterfeit Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the implications of delays in adjudicating on acceptability of parallel-traded products by the Medicines and Healthcare...

      Counterfeit Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to speed up the assessment of parallel-traded products referred by manufacturers to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

      Dacorum PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children and (b) adults in the area covered by Dacorum Primary Care Trust suffer from (i) tooth decay and (ii) gum disease; and if she will...

      Defect and Failure Reporting System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many reported defects there were on the defect and failure reporting system, as referred to on page 96 of the departmental report 2005, in the latest...

      Delayed Discharge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of delayed discharge in hospitals located in the Essex health authority.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain dentists who register new NHS patients in the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale;...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people who called NHS Direct about access to NHS dentistry were advised of dentists with whom they could register within locally agreed...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on access to orthodontic treatment on the NHS; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the (a) grants and (b) loans made to NHS dental clinics in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS trust; whether conditions...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what remuneration General Dental Services (GDS) dentists will receive for following the recent guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to improve NHS dentistry in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department has taken to retain NHS-contracted dentists.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have been asked to submit a full business case for establishing a new dental school; when these business cases will be evaluated; by...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for a new dental school in the North West; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the population was registered with an NHS dentist in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the average income, after operating expenses, of dentists working only for the NHS in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much is being spent on NHS dentistry in West Kent in 2005–06; how many NHS dentists are registered as practising in the Sevenoaks constituency;...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost of a course of treatment at (a) a dental access centre and (b) a general dental services dentist.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if her Department will collect whole-time equivalent figures for NHS dentists based on how much time they spend treating NHS patients; and if she will...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered with an NHS dentist in each year since 1998 in (a) England, (b) each strategic health authority and (c) each primary care...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made with plans for an outreach dental school for Stoke-on-Trent.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the Milton Keynes area she estimates are unable to register with an NHS dentist.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices in the Southend West constituency have (a) closed and (b) opened in each year since 2000.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to her Minister's letter of 7 July to hon. Members about NHS dental care, what estimate she has made of the cost of training 117 Polish dentists;...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the dental workforce shortfall on the South West peninsula; and what the shortfall is in each other area bidding for...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many practising dentists are taking NHS patients in each constituency.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average retention rate of NHS dentists within the NHS was in each of the past 10 years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ratio of NHS dentists to population was in (a) Wellingborough constituency, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) England in the last year for which...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there were in Wellingborough constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2004; and how many of these dentists (i) admitted new adult patients...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether all six and seven-year-olds have access to dental services, including fissure sealing, in all primary care trust areas; and if she will make a...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the total cost to the NHS of uncollected dental patient charges in each year since 1997–98.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likelihood of private dentists pricing their services at rates which would enable them to undercut a banded system of...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS registered dentists there have been in the Essex Health Authority area in each year since 2001.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists accepted new NHS patients in London in each of the last five years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her letter dated 7 July 2005 to hon. Members about changes to NHS dental care and treatment, what changes she expects in Portsmouth within (a)...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written statement of 7 July 2005, Official Report, columns 15–17WS, on NHS dentistry reforms, how many dentists have yet to switch...

      Departmental Briefing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will arrange a Tuesday morning briefing by Ministers and senior officials introducing the work of the Department to new hon. Members.

      Departmental Change Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the Equality Impact Assessment on the restructuring elements of the Departmental Change Programme, as referred to on page 31 of her...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure by her Department was on (a) hospital services, (b) doctors' surgeries and (c) dental services in each year since 1997 in Houghton...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2005, Official Report, column 1145W, on research and development, whether she plans to increase her Department's total...

      Departmental Purchasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the companies from which her Department has purchased goods and services of a total value above £1 million in each of the last three...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) subject matter and (b) dates were of opinion survey research undertaken by the Department and its agencies in the last 12 months; if she will...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people with diabetes were screened for retinopathy on the NHS in each of the last five years in each primary care trust in England.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been made available by her Department to ensure that primary care trusts in (a) England, (b) Greater London and (c) Southwark meet...

      Diagnostic Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2005, Official Report, column 342W, on Alliance Medical Ltd, what the revenue costs are.

      Disabled Children (Day Care)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received regarding the provision of day care for disabled children in East Sussex since 1997.

      Disabled Children (Day Care)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been made available for the provision of day care for disabled children in East Sussex since 1997.

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the impact of changes introduced under Modernising Medical Careers" on the availability of doctors' training posts.

      Doctors/Dentists (Remuneration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken to address recommendation 2.65 in the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' remuneration, Cmd 6463, published in February, on the...

      Domicilary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 11 July 2005, Official Report, column 721W, on domicilary care, how many of those agencies registered were registered with...

      Drug Treatment Rehabilitation (Devon/Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department is taking to ensure that there are adequate places available for patients needing (a) residential and (b) in-patient...

      Drug Treatment Rehabilitation (Devon/Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for patients wanting to gain access to (a) residential and (b) in-patient specialist drug treatment in Devon and Cornwall.

      Drug Treatment Rehabilitation (Devon/Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) residential and (b) in-patient specialist drug treatment rehabilitation places are available in Devon and Cornwall.

      DVT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of patients who suffered deep vein thrombosis (DVT) as a result of being fitted with a plaster cast in each of...

      E111 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will require airlines flying to EU countries to notify their customers of the changes to the E111 form through (a) their websites and (b) other...

      E111 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health conditions and treatments are covered by the E111 scheme.

      E111 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding her Department has received under the E111 scheme since 1995, broken down by (a) year and (b) country.

      E111 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding her Department has paid under the E111 scheme to overseas governments since 1995, broken down by year and country.

      E111 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each NHS trust has spent on treating overseas nationals under the E111 scheme in each year since 1995.

      E111 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of British citizens who possess E111 forms issued after 19 August 2004; and if she will make a statement.

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1503W, on electroconvulsive therapy, when her Department will repeat its survey of...

      End-of-life Issues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthpursuant to her reply of 14 July 2005, Official Report, column 1188W, on end–of-life decision making, if she will list the stakeholders who have made...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Department has spent promoting equality and diversity in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      EU Health Ministers Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost of the informal meeting of EU Health Ministers in Watford in October was.

      European Health Insurance Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reciprocal financial arrangements her Department and her overseas counterparts will be putting in place under the European health insurance card scheme.

      EU Services Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market on UK regulation of privately-owned care homes...

      EU Services Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market on the national health service.

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts purchase fair trade products; and if she will make a statement.

      Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to receive the report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on nutrition regarding the fortification of foods with folic acid as a...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance she proposes to provide to the UK food supplements industry following the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice on the Food...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued on the application of the Food Supplements Directive to (a) synthetically-produced nutrients and (b) naturally-occurring...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether she expects nutrients contained in food supplements which are not listed in the annexes of the Food Supplements Directive to be banned on 31...

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the EU food supplements directive does not impact negatively on people (a) who use minerals and...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money a foster family in London has received for each child fostered in each of the last five years.

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total cost is of the diagnostic programmes to prepare NHS trusts for authorisation as foundation trusts being run in the (a) Cheshire and...

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances, and under what criteria, one foundation trust can take over another.

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members each foundation trust had at the last count.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much fraud within the NHS in England has been detected in each of the last eight years; if she will estimate the outstanding amount of fraud within...

      Free Fruit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the free fruit for schools scheme was in each year of its operation.

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the published and peer-reviewed scientific studies on the safety of GM (a) food and (b) crops that have been evaluated by (i) her...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the average income, after operating expenses, of general practitioners working only for the NHS in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners there were in the Essex Health Authority area in (a) 2002–03, (b) 2003–04 and (c) 2004–05.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1504W, on GP appointments, what the total number of patients was in May.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) requested and (b) received an appointment to see a GP within 48 hours in the Welwyn Hatfield Primary Care Trust in the last period for...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) requested and (b) received an appointment to see a general practitioner within 48 hours in the Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust in the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent GPs are working in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Primary Care Trust area.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in the Wellingborough constituency have not been able to register directly with a doctor's surgery and have had to register centrally...

      Head Injuries (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with head injuries resulting from (a) cycling, (b) skateboarding and (c) rollerblading accidents have been admitted to each hospital in...

      Health Bodies (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of (a) the Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency and (b) the Health Protection Agency (i) were in each of the last two financial years and (ii) is...

      Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2005, Official Report, column 1135W, on health care (Merton), what issues are under consideration; and what the timetable is.

      Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2005, reference 7222, on health care acquired infections, if she will set out for (a) England, (b) each region, (c) each...

      Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of demand over the next five years for (a) in-patient and (b) respite and day care provision for palliative care; and if she...

      Health Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information a food manufacturer will need to provide on health claims to gain authorisation under the proposed EU regulation on nutrition and health...

      Health Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what definition under the proposed EU regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods (2003/0165 COM) her Department will use in relation to (a)...

      Health Trainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health trainers have been appointed; what training they receive; what the estimated annual cost of a health trainer is; what management structure...

      Healthy Eating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action the Government (a) are taking and (b) plans to take in each of the next five years to encourage people to increase their fruit and...

      Hepatitis B

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether her Department has adopted the World Health Organisation 1992 recommendation that all countries adopt a universal vaccination for hepatitis...

      Hepatitis B

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if her Department will issue warnings about the possible risks of contracting hepatitis B associated with international travel.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures she is taking to encourage patients with hepatitis C to complete their self-administered courses of treatment to achieve viral clearance.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to improve the convenience and comfort of administration of treatment for hepatitis C.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of future levels of hepatitis C infection if rates of identification and treatment of the disease remain unchanged.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 20 June, Official Report, column 794W, on hepatitis C, how the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

      Herbal Medicinal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when Ministers of her Department next expect to meet representatives of herbal product manufacturers todiscuss the costs associated with the...

      Herbal Medicinal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the implications for consumer safety of the potential for growth in internet and mail order sales of herbal products.

      Herbal Medicinal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will base the product release specification of compound herbal products under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive upon thin...

      Hip Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) men and (b) women who had a hip replacement operation required a further operation due to the failure of the first hip replacement in...

      Hospice Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much public funding was made available to (a) Hospice in the Weald and (b) Demelza House Children's hospice in 2004–05; and how much will be...

      Hospital Appointments (Non-attendance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-attendances there were for (a) in-patient appointments and (b) out-patient appointments in (i) Essex and (ii) the Metropolitan Police area of...

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consultations take place before appointments are made to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; and if she will make a statement;...

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the publications produced by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority since its inception.

      Independent Sector Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed by the NHS (i) six to 12 months, (ii) 13 to 18 months and (iii) 19 to 24 months...

      Influenza Pandemic Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will publish an updated version of the Influenza Pandemic Plan.

      Intensive Care Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses on average in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) the Metropolitan police area of London, staffed an intensive care bed for (i) adults, (ii)...

      IVF Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2005, Official Report, columns 221–22W, on IVF treatment, which primary care trusts have not implemented the advice...

      Kettering General Hospital (Cancelled Operations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled at Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust within (a) seven days and (b) 24 hours of the appointment time in each year...

      Kidney Dialysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received about the provision of kidney dialysis in South London.

      Kidney Dialysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have used the kidney dialysis unit in Chorley since it opened.

      Lancashire Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much of total health service expenditure in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years was spent directly on (a) healthcare, (b) administration and...

      Lancashire Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the financial surplus or deficit recorded by each primary care trust in Lancashire was for 2004–05; (2) what the financial surplus or...

      Lancashire Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the funding per capita was for each primary care trust in Lancashire for 2004–05.

      Lancashire Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was spent on prescriptions by eachprimary care trust in Lancashire in each year since 1997.

      Lancashire Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting list figures were for cancer care in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

      Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the operation of Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust, with particular reference to (a) its Foundation Trust status and (b)...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the change in need for lung cancer operations resulting from the implementation of the National Institute for Health and...

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State forHealth what her Department's total spending on management consultants has been in each of the last three years.

      Medical Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received from educational institutions outside the UK wishing to offer courses for UK students to study medicine; and...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to how many individuals and organisations the report Securing Better Mental Health for Older Adults" has been sent; and what resources have been allocated...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology was used to calculate figures quoted in the report Securing Better Mental Health for Older Adults stating that (a) 40 percent. of GP...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been allocated to support the work of the programme board for older adult mental health services (a) to promote social inclusion and (b)...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the findings of the Count Me In" survey will be used to reduce ethnic inequality in mental health services; and how progress will be measured.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the provision of mental health services in Lancashire for (a) young people and (b) adults.

      Milton Keynes General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much target-tied funding the Milton Keynes General Hospital maternity ward has received from its primary care trust over each of the last five...

      MRI Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is held centrally about waiting lists for diagnostic scanning services.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the pilot for an enhanced surveillance system for MRSA (a) was commissioned and (b) commenced; and when she expects it will (i) conclude and (ii) be...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with MRSA in Milton Keynes between 2001 and 2005.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many cases of MRSA have been recorded in hospitals in Hornsey and Wood Green in each of the last five years, broken down by age of patient; (2)...

      Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the care available to those with multiple chemical sensitivity.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and (b) potential manufacturers, on the...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many multiple sclerosis sufferers (a) have undertaken and (b) are undertaking Aimspro treatment.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects a decision to be made on the suitability of Aimspro for the treatment of MS.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of Aimspro for multiple sclerosis sufferers; and if she will make a statement.

      Myeloma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been provided from her Department's research and development directorate for research into myeloma in each financial year since 1997–98.

      National Health Service University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what factors underlay the decision on whether to apply Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment principles to staff affected by the break up...

      National Service Framework for Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the national service framework for older people remains a 10-year programme; and if she will make a statement.

      National Service Framework for Long-term Neurological Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress has been made by the Long-term Conditions Care Group Workforce Team in identifying the workforce required to implement the National...

      Neonatal Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many special care baby units were open for the whole of each year since 2000; (2) what estimate she has made of the (a) number of nurses...

      Neonatal Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent reports she has evaluated on special care for sick babies; and if she will make a statement; (2) how many neonatal intensive care units...

      Neonatal Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2005, Official Report, column 435W, on neonatal care, what steps she is taking to ensure the additional revenue funding...

      New Forest Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will investigate the reasons for the deficit incurred by New Forest primary care trust.

      New Medications (Safety Testing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to end the requirement that new medications are safety tested on animals before they are given to humans.

      NHS (European Contractors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to the NHS.

      NHS Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department gives to NHS trusts on the use of locum staff to fill temporarily vacant consultant posts; and what limits there are on the...

      NHS Counselling Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on counselling services in each year since 1975.

      NHS Deficit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department forecast year-end deficit for the NHS as a whole for the financial year 2004–05 is, as described on page 41 of the National...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evaluation her Department has undertaken of NHS Direct.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she expects the call capacity of NHS Direct to reach 16 million calls per year by 2006, as set out in the Department's strategy document...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been employed in NHS Direct in each year since 1997–98, broken down by type of occupation.

      NHS Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS Logistics has been invited to submit a bid to continue to supply consumables to the NHS and to expand the market; and whether NHS Logistics...

      NHS Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) NHS trusts and (b) primary care trusts were consulted about the market testing of NHS Logistics; and if she will publish the responses.

      NHS Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she had with the management of NHS Logistics on the market-testing of the NHS Logistics Authority; whether the management of NHS...

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of NHS trusts received a service from NHS Professionals in each year since it was set up; what the (a) budgeted and (b) actual expenditure...

      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 Milton Keynes NHS Trust over the last 10 years.

      NHS Staff Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthhow many (a) doctors and (b) nurses have been recruited to work in Teesside since (i) 1997 and (ii)2001.

      NHS Trusts (Final Accounts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cumulative breakeven position as reported in the final accounts of national health service trusts was in each of the last five years for each NHS...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) pharmaceuticals and (b) medical devices were included in the appraisal programme of the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to increase the rate at which topics are selected for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence work programmes.

      Non-Emergency Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS trusts in England which treat NHS patients for (a) knee replacement surgery, (b) cataract surgery, (c) hernia repair and (d) hip...

      Northwick Park Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultants are contributing to maternity care in the labour wards at Northwick Park Hospital; and what the consultant to delivery ratio is at...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of state-registered nurse training is allocated to dealing with psychiatric illnesses.

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many nursing vacancies there are in the Essex Health Authority area; (2) how many nurses are employed in each of the hospitals located in Essex...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had during each of the last 18 months with the Royal College of Nursing about (a) abortion and (b) euthanasia issues; if she will...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice and assistance is made available to encourage general practitioners to take advantage through practice based commissioning of (a) slimming on...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on progress with obesity initiatives in the Implementation Programme of the White Paper on Public Health with particular...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total number of points available for assessing practice remuneration under the general practitioners contract is; how many points relate...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on whether pregnant women who are obese during the first trimester of pregnancy have an increased...

      Older People (Financial Support)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding will be provided for increasing the proportion of older people being supported to live in their own home by one per cent. annually in 2007...

      Oral Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of oral cancer were first diagnosed by a dentist in each of the past five years.

      Osteoporosis Care/Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts had established an integrated falls and osteoporosis service by 1 April as set out in Standard Six of the National Service...

      Osteoporosis Care/Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to improve osteoporosis services in primary care.

      Osteoporosis Care/Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to ensure that primary care trusts continue to work towards meeting the milestones relating to osteoporosis outlined in...

      Out-of-hours Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Primary Care Trust of providing out-of-hours care to patients was (a) in the last financial quarter...

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response she has made to the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin on its recommendations on visas for overseas doctors; and if she will...

      Overseas Nationals (NHS Treatment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many overseas nationals without private health insurance have received NHS treatment each year since 1995; (2) how much her Department has...

      Overseas Nationals (NHS Treatment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has commissioned into health tourism in the NHS.

      Overseas Nationals (NHS Treatment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances the NHS refuses to treat tourists from overseas who are uninsured.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to primary care trusts on providing palliative care services; and if she will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will answer question reference 6661 tabled by the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to question reference 6656 tabled by the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam.

      Patient and Public Involvement in Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the functions will be of the proposed centre for excellence in patient and public involvement in health.

      Patient Care (Private Companies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2005, Official Report, column 1765W, on patient care (private companies), if she will place a copy of the quality...

      PCT Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer to question reference 4622, how much extra funding is allocated to each primary care trust for (a) age related needs, (b)...

      Pharmacy Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what criteria are used to assess the case for closure of a pharmacy on the grounds that the pharmacist is deemed no longer fit to practise; (2)...

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many physiotherapists were employed by the NHS in 2004–05 in a (a) junior capacity and (b) senior capacity; (2) what steps she plans to...

      Policy Costings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what costings of (a) Liberal Democrat and (b) Conservative party policies her Department has (i)undertaken, (ii) co-ordinated in the previous 12 months...

      Post-operative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the average cost of providing rehabilitation and care for a post-operative patient in (a) an acute hospital and (b) a...

      Prescribed Medicines (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of (a) the proportion of prescribed medicines that were not taken by patients and (b) the resultant cost to the NHS in the most...

      Prescribed Medicines (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was spent on prescriptions by each primary care trust in each of the last five years.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to re-organise primary care trust funding in Milton Keynes.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the ability of primary care trusts to find a reasonable balance between funding expenditure on primary care and acute...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the budgetary positions of primary care trusts in 2005.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what advice her Department provides to primary care trusts facing large financial deficits with regard to their compliance with waiting list...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking to promote awareness of the symptoms of prostate cancer; and if she will make a statement.

      Psychiatrists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are training to be psychiatrists.

      Psychiatrists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthhow many consultant psychiatrists there are per head of the population; and how many there were in 1997.

      Rehabilitation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to meet the challenges set out in the 58th World Health Assembly resolution on disability, including prevention, management and...

      Repeat Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a limit is placed on the number of pills that can be dispensed with a repeat prescription.

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the Department's research and development goals and priorities.

      Right to Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her reply of 14 July 2005, Official Report, column 1200W, on right to life, whether the Government's commitment to the NHS offering equal...

      Scanning (Middlesbrough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of staff are employed to provide diagnostic scanning services by Alliance Medical on the site in Middlesbrough.

      Seaside Incidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions there were to NHS trusts due to incidents at the seaside in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS trust.

      Selective Serotonin Inhibitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) fluoxetine, (b) sertraline, (c) Escitalopram oxalate, (d) Citaopram, Fluvoxamine, (e) Maleate and (f) Paroxetine costs per patient; and what...

      Selective Serotonin Inhibitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors; and if she will make a statement.

      Severe Neck Trauma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds in Milton Keynes general hospital are available for patients with severe neck trauma; and whether beds are reserved for local patients.

      Sickness Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days the Department has lost due to sickness in the past five years for which figures are available.

      Sickness Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2005, Official Report, column 633W, on nurses, what information she holds on the causes of the pain that accounted for 40...

      Smallpox Vaccines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the size is of the stockpile of vaccines for smallpox held by the UK Government; what her estimate is of the optimum number of vaccines required to...

      Smallpox Vaccines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that local bodies' smallpox plans adhere to the national framework laid out in the operational planning framework for...

      Smallpox Vaccines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trained vaccinators able to administer the smallpox vaccination there are in the UK; and what the minimum number of trained vaccinators required...

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2005, Official Report, column 587W, on social care, what the (a) remit and (b) timescale is for establishment of the...

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the number of people with care needs who would wish to take-up (a) a direct payment and (b) individual budgets.

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the applicability of the Human Rights Act to care settings provided by non-statutory agencies.

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing appropriate data sets for the assessment of care needs and the measurement of care outcomes.

      South Tees Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the financial position of the South Tees hospital trust.

      Stroke/Coronary Heart Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people at high risk of stroke following a transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke had a major stroke while awaiting initial assessment,...

      Stroke/Coronary Heart Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the total economic costs to the UK of long-term disability as a result of stroke in 2004–05.

      Stroke/Coronary Heart Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans her Department has to set targets for the effective management of (a) stroke and (b) coronary heart disease; (2) what action her...

      Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department is sponsoring into transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

      Two Shires Ambulance NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Two Shires ambulance NHS trust met its performance target for responding to category A calls in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c)...

      United Brain Tumour Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to provide support for the United Brain Tumour Campaign.

      Unsuccessful Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are in place to compensate those who have incurred pain and suffering through unsuccessful operations; and if she will make a statement.

      Velcade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the drug Velcade to be available for prescription in England.

      Velcade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make Velcade available on prescription for the treatment of myeloma.

      Velcade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to complete its assessment of Velcade.

      Violence against Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2005, Official Report, column 1385W, on violence against staff, what targets were set on reducing incidents of violence...

      Violence against Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adverse incidents were recorded in the NHS in England by the National Reporting and Learning System in the latest year for which information is...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets her Department has set for (a) waiting times for patients requiring an initial out-patient appointment with an eye specialist and (b) waiting...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were awaiting hospital admittance in the East Riding of Yorkshire at the last available count.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many delayed discharges there were in acute hospitals serving the East Riding of Yorkshire in the last 12 months; and how many acute hospital bed...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in the Essex health authority area referred urgently with suspected breast cancer have waited more than two weeks for an out-patient...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in the Essex Health Authority area have waited more than (a) three months, (b) sixmonths, (c) nine months, (d) 12 months, (e) 15 months,...

      Ward/Bed Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will list current proposals for ward closures and bed closures at NHS hospitals, including foundation hospitals, known to her Department; (2)...

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