Written answers

Monday, 5 December 2005

  • Church Commissioners

    • Residential Housing Units

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what steps the Commissioners are taking to ensure that their non-fair rent tenants are not adversely affected by...

    • Residential Housing Units

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will list the names and addresses of the estates on which the Commissioners have owned residential housing...

      Residential Housing Units

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will break down the residential housing units sold by the Commissioners since 2001 by number of bedrooms per unit.

      Residential Housing Units

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what personal information on Church Commissioners' tenants is passed to the buyers of Church Commissioners'...

  • Treasury

    • £5 Notes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many £5 notes were in circulation in each of the last 10 years; (2) what assessment his Department has made of themerits of replacing the...

    • 100 Parliament Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the disposal of antique fixtures and fittings in 100 Parliament street.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to reduce air passenger duty.

      Alcohol-related Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths in (a) Tamworth and (b) Staffordshire were primarily caused by alcohol in each of the last five years.

      Annual Death Rate (Gravesham)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in the Gravesham constituency between the ages of (a) 65 to 67, (b) 67 to 70, (c) 70 to 75, (d) 75 to 80 and (e) 80 or above died in each...

      Average Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average wage in Beverley and Holderness was for (a) men and (b) women in the last period for which figures are available.

      CDs and DVDs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the level of UK VAT on the volume of (a) compact disks and (b) digital versatile disks sold...

      Centenarians

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many centenarians live in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the cost would be of raising the rate of child benefit for (a) the second and (b) the third child from £11.40 per week to £17.00 per...

      Code of Practice 26

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when a new version of Code of Practice 26 will become available; (2) whether HM Customs and Revenue has completed its review of Code of Practice 26;...

      Death Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list assets accepted in lieu of death duties since 1997.

      Enterprise Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the evidential basis is for his statement of 14 November in the Financial Times that half of all schools now offer enterprise education and that every...

      Financial Statistics (South East England)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the South East's percentage share of (a) UK public expenditure, (b) UK population and (c) UK gross domestic product was in each year between 1995 and 2005.

      Lord Turner Letter

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which official is leading the investigation into the leak of his letter to Lord Turner, Chairman of the Pensions Commission; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Photovoltaics Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the benefits to the UK economy of a 10 year solar voltaics programme in line with that of Germany and Japan.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many statutory instruments introduced by his Department had to be (a) withdrawn, (b) amended by a further statutory instrument and (c) reprinted because...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what training is given to (a) policy officials and (b) lawyers in his Department responsible for draftingstatutory instruments; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking to address the recent criticism from the parliamentary ombudsman that the tax credit system is suffering from systemic...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what dates in 2005 new instructions on tax credit (a) overpayments and (b) administration were given to HM Revenue and Customs; what the changes...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what happens to the (a) level of an award and (b) rate of recovery when a tax credit overpayment is disputed; what will happen when the interim IT...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit award notices have been (a) issued, (b) printed and (c) delivered to tax credit claimants in each month since April 2003.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will answer questions 23572, 19290, 19286, 19288 and 19299 on tax credits from the hon. Member for Yeovil.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will revise the rules governing the assessment of self-employed income for evaluating eligibility for tax credits to take into account actual income...

      Tax Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of all tax relief was received by persons in the top tax bracket in the last year for which figures are available.

      Treasury Silver

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated value is of the Treasury silver; and what additions have been made to that silver since May 1997.

      Unemployment (Tamworth)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the registered unemployed in Tamworth constituency were (a) 25 years and under, (b) 26 to 35 years, (c) 36 to 45 years, (d) 46 to 55...

      Work Force Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total estimated work force was in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Levy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people are employed, by full-time equivalents, by each agricultural levy board.

    • Animal Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State forEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2005, Official Report, column 1830W, on animal exhibitions, how many applications were...

      Animal Welfare Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will redefine (a) decapod crustaceans and (b) cephalopods as animals to be included in the provisions of the Animal...

      Animal Welfare Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the Animal Welfare Bill on the licensing of pet fairs and markets.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of bio-security on poultry farms in England.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total capacity is of existing bird quarantine facilities in the UK.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of using ring-vaccination of poultry to combat an outbreak of avian influenza.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her oral statement of 26 October 2005, Official Report, column 312, on avian influenza, whether smuggling birds...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the clade type was of the H5N1 isolate recovered from (a) the parrot/mesia pooled sample and (b) the mesia-only sample...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether eggs would be destroyed as part of the measures to deal with an outbreak of Avian influenza; and what assessment has...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from what countries mesia species are imported into the UK; and what measures her Department has taken to ascertain the...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) significance, and (b) implications of the inconsistency in recorded numbers of the...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on her Department's contingency plan in case of an outbreak of avian influenza.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 7W, on avian influenza, what funding is available from...

      Beef

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the impact on beef products in England of the import of South American beef products.

      Beef

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she expects for ending the US ban on British beef; and if she will make a statement.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals have been ordered to be slaughtered to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis in each month in 2005.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints the Department has received about the conduct of its officials with regard to bovine tuberculosis in each...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tests for bovine tuberculosis her Department undertook in each month since 2001.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her latest estimate is of the number of animals infected by bovine tuberculosis.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she is planning to introduce to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis; and if she will make a statement.

      Carbon Dioxide Emisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact on carbon dioxide levels of the removal of existing nuclear power stations as each...

      Cetacean By-catch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2005, Official Report, column 1053W, when the findings of the European Commission...

      Christmas Card Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of (a) Christmas cards and (b) Christmas trees that were recycled in each year since...

      Civil Nuclear Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the possible impact of climate change upon civil nuclear facilities in the UK.

      Civil Nuclear Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her assessment is of the possible impact of climate change on the nuclear facilities at (a) Chapelcross, (b) Hartlepool,...

      Cockle Fishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Government will implement a secure permit system for cockle fishing requiring (a) the observation of health and safety...

      Crematoria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Government will provide the Crematorium Authority Mercury Abatement Organisation with powers enabling it to...

      Endemic Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list in descending order the number of endemic species of (a) insects and (b) plants in each of the world's...

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of animal feeds was to farmers in England in the 2004–05 financial year.

      Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fixed penalty notices have been issued by (a) community support officers and (b) police officers for dog fouling...

      Foot and Mouth (Brazil)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to house imports of meat from Brazil following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease there.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the (a) total and (b) net cost of (i)integrating the proposed identity card scheme into her...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 16W, on landfill, what percentage of glass and plastic...

      Live Animal Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the extent to which live animals exported from Brazil are subsequently imported as meat...

      Livery Yards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will publish the arrangements for licensing of livery yards.

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) remit and (b) responsibilities are of the proposed Marine Management Organisation; and which bodies are...

      National Register of Poultry Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in what circumstances those who have released (a) poultry and (b) gamebirds into the wild will be required to register on the...

      Organic Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with supermarkets and other retailers regarding sourcing organic food from home suppliers.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what controls against rabies form part of the pet travel scheme.

      Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) criminal convictions and (b) a history of breaching quarantine procedures are taken into consideration before a...

      Race Equality Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many race equality impact assessments her Department completed between (a) April 2004 and March 2005 and (b) April 2005...

      Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to update the guidance on the recovery and disposal of controlled substances contained in refrigerators and...

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of how many kilometres of additional rights of way on foot there would be if the public were to...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the environmental effects of using incinerators to dispose of waste.

      Wildlife and Countryside Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many convictions for possession of birds listed on Schedule 4 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 which have relied...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what average time adults have waited from application to completion of adoption proceedings of a child in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c)...

    • After-school Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action she (a) is taking, and (b) plans to take to allow schools to run after-school clubs on their premises; and if she will make a...

      Autism (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether guidelines will be published for local education authorities on funding for pupils with autism through (a) elective home learning,...

      Bookstart (Kettering)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children have participated in the Bookstart scheme in Kettering constituency, broken down by location; and how many books have been...

      Childcare Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what financial provision her Department expects to make to (a) English and (b) Hertfordshire local authorities to enable them to fulfil...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list departmental projects conducted by consultants in each year since 2000; what the cost was in each case; and what the total...

      Dental Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1310W, on dental schools, how many of the temporary allocation places are...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which buildings and sites used by her Department and related agencies (a) have ceased to be used in the last year and (b) will be closed...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Department and its agencies have spent on (a) the design and production of new logos and (b) employing external (i) public...

      Departmental Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the programmes aggregated as Other Miscellaneous programmes in each section of table 12.2 of her Department's 2005...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) who the Director of Human Resources is in her Department; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what the...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff in her Department have been relocated into London and the South East in each of the last five years for which records are...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to relocate staff in her Department and related agencies into London and the south-east.

      Direct Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the voluntary and private organisations which have received (a) up to £5,000 and (b) over £5,000 in direct grants...

      Extended Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of schools in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) Kettering constituency that will be delivering extended...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2005, Official Report, columns 817–8W, on further education, how the categories and figures given...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans her Department has to review the levels of funding allocated to further education against demand for places in (a) Lancashire and...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the proportion of students on higher education courses from social groups (a) D and (b) E in each year since 1997.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of the new funding that will be provided for higher education in September 2006 she expects will be spent on staff salaries.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what targets she has set for participation rates in (a) higher education and (b) first degree courses for each year to 2015.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills under which category in band B of the Learning and Skills Council budget the Union Learning Fund comes.

      Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many payments for maladministration have been made by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies, (c) its non-departmental public bodies and...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list her Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies which the Government are required (a) to consult prior to...

      Science Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students have graduated in (a) chemistry, (b) physics and (c) mathematics or further mathematics in each year since 1990; (2)...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will publish the letter sent recently to all local education authorities setting out the statutory duties under the Education Act...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many settlement figures were issued to borrowers by the Student Loans Company Ltd. in 2003–04 (a) on the basis of payslips sent in...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost to public funds was on the latest date for which figures are available per (a) loan and (b) borrower of calculating settlement...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice she has given the Student Loans Company Ltd. about helping borrowers to pay off their loans with the company in a lump sum; and...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children living in disadvantaged areas of (a) Staffordshire and (b) Tamworth constituency are participating in Sure Start schemes.

      Teacher Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teacher vacancies there are in (i) secondary, (ii) primary and (iii) special schools in Southend;...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Civil Service Relocation (Scotland)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many departmental civil service jobs have been relocated to Scotland in each year since 2001.

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate the Valuation Office Agency has made of the value of a sea view from a coastal property for council tax purposes.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much council tax must be paid by owners of dwellings that are empty after a year; and who sets that level.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the council tax is for each band in (a) each London borough and (b) each local authority in Essex; and what it was in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Office and its agencies have spent on (a) the design and production of new logos and (b) employing external (i) public relations and (ii) graphic...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the real terms percentage increase in allocated resources for his Department (a) was for the period 1997–98 to 2004–05 and (b) is estimated to be...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to relocate staff in his Department and related agencies into London and the South East.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many staff in his Department have been relocated into London and the South East in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Departmental Tendering Policy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on including (a) ethical and (b) environmental factors in tenders for services.

      Deprivation (Tamworth)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what funding streams are available to tackle areas of deprivation in Tamworth.

      Deprivation (Tamworth)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what programmes the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund has funded in Tamworth.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of spending by (a) Northumberland county council, (b) Tynedale district council and (c) Castle Morpeth borough council has been financedfrom...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of revenue spending by (a) Northamptonshire county council, (b) Kettering borough council and (c) Daventry district council has been financed from...

      Neighbourhood Wardens

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what statutory powers community and neighbourhood wardens have to deal with incidents of crime and disorder.

      Peabody Trust

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effects of the change in the number of the Peabody Trust's social rented homes on (a) homelessness and (b) overcrowding in London.

      Race Equality Impact Assessments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many Race Equality Impact Assessments his Office completed between (a) April 2004 and March 2005 and (b) April 2005 and November 2005; and how many...

      Regeneration (Oldham)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effect on the regeneration of the local area of the sale by Legal and General of land at the Alexandra Retail Park in Oldham.

      Standards Board for England

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the work of the Standards Board for England; and if he will make a statement.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the valuation of a domestic property by the Valuation Office Agency for council tax valuation or revaluation purposes would be affected by the presence of...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many public conveniences were registered for business rates by the Valuation Office Agency in each government office region (a) in the most recent year for...

  • Transport

    • A21 Upgrade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to announce the findings of the South East of England Regional Development Agency's consultation on the proposed A21 upgrade.

    • Merseytravel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on Merseytravel's record on project delivery across all forms of public transport.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's oral statement of 22 June 2005, Official Report, column 301WH, if he will meet hon. Members...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Human Rights (Iraq)

      To ask the Solicitor-General what correspondence the Attorney-General has had with Mr.Phil Shiner regarding human rights cases against British forces in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

  • Scotland

    • Civil Service Relocation (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many departmental civil service jobs have been relocated to Scotland in each year since 2001.

    • Race Equality Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Race Equality Impact Assessments his Department completed between (a) April 2004 to March 2005 and (b) April 2005 to November 2005; and how...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Alcohol Sales

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many litres of alcoholic drinks have been purchased for sale (a) in bars of the House and (b) by the...

    • E-networks

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment the Commission has made of the level of security on the e-networks available to hon. Members...

      Portcullis House

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will list the (a) tree species and (b) country of origin of the wood used in the construction and...

      Stationery

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will take steps to replace the plastic window in all stationery with environmentally...

  • Home Department

    • Housing (Immigration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the impact of the current level of net immigration on demand for housing.

    • Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his plans to change the law relating to the causing of death by bad driving.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change in the number of police community support officers is planned between now and 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      Women Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to prevent the trafficking of women from eastern Europe.

      Anti-semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the number of offences involving anti-semitism in the last three years for which figures are available.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultation he has carried out on proposals to merge Sussex police into a regional force.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is taking to reduce the time it takes beat officers to return to the beat after making an arrest.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) groups have been dispersed and (b) under-16s have been removed to their place of residence by (i) community support officers and...

      Sex Crimes (Victim Support)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to support victims of rape and other sex crimes.

      False Vehicle Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the effect of the registration of false vehicle licence addresses on the ability of the police to combat...

      Community Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in establishing community courts; and if he will make a statement.

      Acceptable Behaviour Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are being held for breaching acceptable behaviour rules and are awaiting deportation to countries where he believes they...

      Asset Recovery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role the Asset Recovery Agency will have in recovering the assets of foreign politically exposed persons which have been derived from...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families subject to the pilot implementation of section 9 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004 have had...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will review the regulation that prevents asylum seekers from securing employment in the UK; (2) what assessment he has made of...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers were removed from the UK between 1 July and 30 September; and how many were removed in the equivalent period...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of illegal immigrants living in the UK.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average time appellants whose appeal against the decision to remove them from the United Kingdom had been allowed waited between the...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of hon. Members' correspondence to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate was answered within 20 working days for the...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average escorting contractprice was for inter-detention estate transfers of immigration detainees in the last period for which...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent immigration rules allow for the entry of foreign children to the United Kingdom for the purpose of fostering by (a) relatives...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken by immigration caseworkers to (a) monitor the welfare of foreign children who are fostered in the United Kingdom and (b)...

      Breath Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers received a positive breath test in the Easington constituency in each of the last five years.

      Conferences

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of public correspondence to his Department was answered within 20 working days in the period (a) January to March, (b) April...

      Council Tax Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the current maximum fine levied by the magistrates court is for intentionally delaying or obstructing a Valuation Office Agency...

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) (i) prosecutions and (ii) convictions have taken place and (b) orders have been made under section 14 of the Countryside and...

      Custodial Sentences (Women)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women are in prison; and how many and what proportion of women in prison have children under (a) five and (b) 11 years of age for...

      Cyclamen Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the Cyclamen programme; what resources have been transferred from HM Revenue and Customs in connection with...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on the maintenance of the Home Office's Marsham Street office (a) gardens and (b) water features since relocation.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list parliamentary constituencies in which his Department (a) owns and (b) rents (i) land and (ii) property; what the land or...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Gateshead East and Washington West constituency, the effects...

      Departmental Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish details of the drug harm index required for the measurement of performance against 2004 Public Service Agreement target...

      Departmental Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to publish an assessment of progress against 2004 Public Service Agreement target number 7.

      Departmental Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the first Voluntary and Community Activity Index data to be published, as required by 2004 Public Service Agreement number 6.

      Departmental Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of asylum cases that go to appeal on performance against 2004 Public Service Agreement target number 5.

      Development Plus Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, what positive action development is...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what percentage of the population of London the police hold a record on their DNA database, broken down by (a) black, (b) ethnic minority...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is available in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Normanton constituency to deal with domestic violence.

      Drug Treatment and Testing Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have been subject to a drug treatment and testing order in each month since their inception; and if he will make a statement.

      Dungavel Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the situation in Dungavel detention centre.

      Environmental Sustainability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he has put in place to ensure that his Department meets the quick win targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and...

      Environmental Sustainability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of the bids made for contracts...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, how many members of staff (a) are...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W on equality and diversity, how much was spent on (a) compulsory...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, how many (a) black and ethnic minority,...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, what (a) funding and (b) other support...

      Equality and Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, how much his Department spent on...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK requests all related evidence from the relevant country as a matter of policy when an extradition request is received.

      Female Prisoners (Literacy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he is planning to have with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills about improving the literacy of female prisoners.

      Festivals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures his Department took to celebrate and promote the events of (a) Ramadan, (b) Diwali and (c) Chinese New Year in 2005.

      Firearm Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firearms offences were recorded in each year since 1997 in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England; and how many led to convictions.

      Fixed-penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed-penalty notices have been issued by (a) community support officers and (b) police officers for littering under paragraph...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who in the Department has been made responsible for achieving the efficiency objectives set for the Department by the Gershon Review.

      Green Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what work his Department's Green Minister has undertaken in the last three months in an official capacity in that role; and what meetings...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the identity cards scheme in helping to tackle online fraud.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely effects of identity cards on card-not-present (a) credit card fraud in (i) on-line, (ii) telephone...

      IMPACT System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the IMPACT system will be operational; and what assessment he has made of progress towards the target date of March 2007.

      Internet (Voice Calls)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the (a) police and (b) intelligence agencies are able (i) to intercept and (ii)to collect traffic data on voice calls made over the...

      Investigatory Powers Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) staffing level and (b) cost of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has been in each calendar year since its inception.

      Local Authority Secure Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the re-offending rates of those released from local authority secure units.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of people appearing before each magistrates court were remanded to custody in each year from 2002 to 2005.

      Murdered Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list minors killed in the last 12 months by (a) parents and (b) carers in all cases where proceedings are complete; and what their...

      Murdered Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been killed by a non-resident parent in each of the last five years during (a) authorised contact and (b) unauthorised...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which of the advisory non-departmental public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) hold public meetings, (b) conduct public consultation...

      Operation Tarian

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Operation Tarian mounted by the South Wales, Gwent and Avon and Somerset police forces.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer question reference 23,300, tabled on 26 October 2005 by the hon. Member for Yeovil.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the question from the hon. Member for Sunderland, South, reference 18605, tabled on 13 October.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are being held beyond their automatic release date.

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many regulatory impact assessments have been produced by his Department since August 2001; and if he will list (a) those produced...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will break down the number of sentences passed on persons convicted of the offence of causing death by dangerous driving in the last...

      Schedule 1 Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department what proportion of schedule 1 offenders who have attended a sex offenders treatment programme have subsequently reoffended; and what the rate...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the executive directors of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the salary of the (a) chair, (b) director general designate and (c) each of the four executive directors of the Serious Organised Crime...

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of sex offenders are participating in home detention curfews.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about tagging people who have been convicted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 November 2005, Official Report, column 1436W, on terrorism, on how many occasions since 1997 he has suggested to...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were stopped under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 during (a) the Defence Systems and Equipment International trade...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15 and (e) 16-year-olds have been held in custody under sentence in each of the last five years.

  • Trade and Industry

    • 10 Victoria Street

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the future of his Department's 10 Victoria Street building.

    • Arms Sales (Iraq)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which British companies were engaged in the sale of arms to Iraq between (a) 1980 and 1991 and (b) 1991 and 2003; what arms were exported in...

      Artists' Resale Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what evidence led him to reconsider his Department's policy on excluding sales of below 3,000euros from the artists' resale levy.

      Broadband Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking on local loop unbundling to ensure that the UK continues to improve its broadband provision.

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what grants are available from the Government and their agencies to assist business start-ups in Rochdale constituency.

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many grants for job creation his Department awarded in Rochdale in each year from 1992; and what the value was in each case.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what mechanisms are in place to assess the effectiveness of consultant-led projects in his Department; what sanctions are available to...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list departmental projects conducted by consultants in each year since 2000; what the cost was in each case; and what the total...

      Damages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) land and (b) property his Department (i) owns and (ii) rents in each constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the names of the awards are that have been sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many personnel were employed in his Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff.

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to ensure the Department's websites attain the W3C AAA standard of accessibility for people with visual and other...

      Economic Performance Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his oral statement of 19 May 2005, Official Report, column 283, what the source is for his reference to the UK as the fourth...

      Energy Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the United Kingdom's energy requirements for the 2004–05 financial year was imported from France; and at what cost.

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who will chair the Energy Review; when it will deliver its preliminary findings; whether they will be published; when he expects it will be...

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek a cross-party consensus on the recommendations of the Energy Review before they are published.

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department plans to publish a White Paper following completion of the Energy Review; how representations should be made to the...

      Energy Supplies (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what projections his Department has made for carbon dioxide emissions in Wales based on (a) a continuation of the present mix of energy...

      Energy Supplies (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry what assessment his Department has made of the potential for renewable energy to meet energy demand in Wales over the next (a) five, (b) 10,...

      Enterprise Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many enterprise grants were made available to small and medium-sized enterprises in each year from 1997 until the scheme concluded; and...

      EU Directive 2001/77/EC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in meeting the requirements of Article 6 of EU Directive 2001/77/EC; and if he will make a statement.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many Freedom of Information applications his Department has received; how many have taken more than 20 days to process; and how many of...

      Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the Gas Exporting Countries' Forum's long-term influence on global gas prices.

      Microgeneration Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research he has commissioned into the potential for microgeneration energy production across the waterways in (a) Leominster...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in how many miners' hearing loss claims his Department has paid for more than one medical examination.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been paid in medical costs under the miners' compensation scheme (a) in total and (b) in hearing loss claims; and in respect of...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry whether the (a) modification and (b) upgrading of nuclear power stations requires a planning application to be submitted.

      Patent Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the next quinquennial review of the Patent Office will take place.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to maintain the Post Office as a public utility; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the feasibility of making international comparisons of consumer empowerment and support for the purposes of...

      Regional Assistance Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total amount of regional assistance grant to industry was in (a) each constituency in the north west of England and (b) each region...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in achieving an increase in electricity production from renewable energy sources in line with EU Directive...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research his Department has undertaken to assess the export potential of renewable energy technologies to developing countries.

      Small Business Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many inquiries the Small Business Service had from Southend West constituency in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Small Business Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses were started in Southend West constituency with the help of the Small Business Service in each of the last three years for...

      Small Business Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding was made available to companies by the Small Business Service in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Small Business Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Small Business Service in assisting the establishment of new companies.

      Small/Medium Enterprises Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many employees in the UK are employed (a) in (i) small and (ii) medium-sized enterprises and (b) in total; and if he will make a statement.

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2005, Official Report, column 38W, on telephone numbers, when he expects Ofcom to reply to the hon....

      Wind Farm, Gwynt y Mor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what applications he has received in respect of the development of the proposed Gwynt y Mor wind farm off the coast of North Wales.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Consolidated Resource Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the written-off bad debt referred to on page 58 of the Consolidated Resource Accounts 2004–05.

    • Consolidated Resource Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the theft of works of art in Buenos Aires referred to on page 58 of the Consolidated Resource Accounts...

      Gaming Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will make a statement on the proposals by the Gaming Board to increase prizes and stakes on gaming machines; (2) what...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the 10 most expensive items of modern art purchased from Government funds in the last 12 months.

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning) of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1608W, on...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning) of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1608W, on...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning) of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1608W, on...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on representations received from the hospitality sector in Coventry, South on the Licensing Act 2003.

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library (a) the Regulatory Impact Assessments for the Licensing Act 2003 and (b) her Department's statutory...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the opportunities for businesses in Gravesham arising from the 2012 London Olympic Games.

      Private Finance Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2005, Official Report, column 583W, to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr. Hammond), on...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost has been of VisitBritain's Britain Welcomes China initiative.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding she makes available to local authorities to establish tourism officers.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which 10 tourist attractions in Lancashire received the highest visitor numbers in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Wembley Project

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether under the (a) US/UK bilateral Air Services Agreement and (b) Chicago Convention the US authorities would need to seek...

    • Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2005, Official Report, columns 1093–4W, on UK airspace, if he will list those...

      Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether UK Government officials have discussed with the US Administration the use of EU airspace for the purpose of the...

      Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the possible accession of Albania to the EU.

      Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made in negotiations with Argentina over air-links to the Falkland Islands.

      British Embassy (Moscow)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of running the British embassy in Moscow in each year since 2002.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what research projects commissioned by his Department are being undertaken; and what the publication arrangements are in each case.

      Departmental Tendering Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on including (a) ethical and (b) environmental factors in tenders for services.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with the Government of Egypt on the human rights and welfare of the Baha'i community; (2)...

      EU-Israel Association Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, at the Association Council EU-Israel meeting to be held in Brussels on 12 December, the UK presidency will call for Israel...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) petitions were received and (b) cases were dealt with by the European Court of Human Rights in the last five years...

      Greek Cypriot Community

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Ministerfor Europe last received a request for a meeting with the Greek Cypriot community in the United Kingdom; what...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to paragraph 92 of the Intelligence and Security Committee Report Cm 5972, whether the Secret Intelligence Service has...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many military missions over Iraq have been flown by US aircraft based on Diego Garcia since March 2003; and what types of...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to (a) his Israeli counterpart and (b) the United Nations about the human rights implications...

      Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many payments for maladministration have been made by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies, (c) its non-departmental public...

      Mauritania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit Mauritania; and whether he has had recent discussions with officials from this country.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the President of (a) Paraguay and (b) Mongolia; and what was discussed.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who made the decision for him to return early from Moscow in November.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many joint visits he has made with the Prime Minister to foreign countries in 2005.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made by the Government to the Government of Pakistan about the safety of religious minorities...

      Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to visit Romania to assess its progress towards meeting the criteria for EU entry.

      Treaty of Rome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on events planned (a) in the UK and (b) at EU level to commemorate 50 years of the Treaty of Rome;...

  • Defence

    • Bosnia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value is of total outstanding claims against third party drivers deemed negligent in Bosnia in cases where reminders have been sent to the...

    • Army Vehicle Repairs

      To ask the Secretary of State forDefence how many (a) Warrior and (b) CVR(T) vehicles have undergone fourth line maintenance in the past 10 years; and to which Army Base Repair Organisation site...

      Army Vehicle Repairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the expected throughput of (a) Warrior and (b) CVRT vehicles is for fourth line maintenance at the Army Base Repair Organisation Bovington site.

      BAE Systems (Saudi Arabia)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at how many meetings over the past year held between the Defence Export Services Organisation's (DESO) Regional Directorate 1 overseas staff based in...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates 2005–06 (HC 672), for what reasons actual expenditure under Request for Resources 1: Provision of...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates 2005–06 (HC 672), if he will break down the (a) current and (b) revised Request for Resources 1...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the winter supplementary estimates 2005–06 (HC 672), for what reasons the total additional net resource requirement is lower than the...

      Far East POWs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he held with representatives of Far East prisoners of war before his decision to offer compensation for distress caused by his...

      Far East POWs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria were used in arriving at the figure of £500 compensation awarded to non-qualifying claimants for the ex-gratia payment scheme for Far...

      Gulf War Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the personal medical records of veterans from Wales of the 1990–91 Gulf conflict have been lost.

      Gulf War Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen and women from Wales who served in the 1990–91 Gulf conflict are suffering from diagnosed illnesses.

      Harrier Servicing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost per man hour of servicing the Harrier fleet at (a) RAF Cottesmore and (b) the Defence Aviation Repair Agency, St. Athan.

      Harrier Servicing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average repair times were in the last period for which figures are available on Harrier jets (a) at RAF Cottesmore and (b) the Defence Aviation...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the extent of infiltration by insurgents of Iraqi security forces; and if he will make a statement.

      NATO Secondees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will pay those seconded to NATO, including those in the Territorial Army and reservists, the full rate according to current agreements.

      Naval Logistical Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total overspend on the two logistical ships under construction at Swan Hunter has been to date.

      Operation Telic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service men and women who have served in Operation Telic have reported illnesses similar to those reported by veterans of the Gulf War.

      Royal Ordnance (Chorley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the contract between his Department and Proof Yard, Royal Ordnance in Chorley; and whether the contract for work at the...

      Royal Ordnance (Chorley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government are taking to ensure that redundancy payments to former employees of Royal Ordnance in Chorley are fully funded.

      University Officer Training Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training in leadership is offered to participants in University Officer Training Corps schemes.

  • Prime Minister

    • Administrative Savings

      To ask the Prime Minister what administrative savings have been made by his office in each of the last eight years.

    • Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (Malta)

      To ask the Prime Minister whether on the occasion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government in Malta (a) he, (b) accompanying Ministers and (c) officials had (i) formal discussions and (ii)...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 162W, on ministerial travel, when it was last appropriate for him to travel on the London underground...

      Ministerial Visit (Saudi Arabia)

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether meetings he held with Crown Prince Abdullah and officials in July 2005 during his visit to Saudi Arabia were attended by employees of BAE Systems; and if he...

      Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what consultation he undertook with Northern Ireland political parties before the Government introduced the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill; (2) what discussions...

      Sugar Beet Farmers

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will meet a delegation of Shrewsbury sugar beet farmers at No.10 Downing Street to discuss their concerns about the proposed EU sugar regime changes.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to hisoral answer of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 298 to the right hon. and learned Member for Folkstone and Hythe (Mr. Howard) on terrorism, what...

      Visits (Shrewsbury)

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he last visited Shrewsbury; (2) if he will visit the areas in Shrewsbury prone to flooding.

  • International Development

    • Africa (Aid)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what method he will use to measure progress in providing enhanced partnership at the country and regional level, especially through the...

    • Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the development assistance which will be required by Darfur in the next (a) five and (b) 10 years.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) land and (b) property his Department (i) owns and (ii) rents in each constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of his Department's ability to influence the matters covered by his Department's 2004 public service...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action the Government are taking on (a) government to government aid for Ethiopia and (b) direct budgetary support following...

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress the Government are making with its plan to establish in Montserrat a positive population policy which promotes population...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he will answer questions (a) 26330, (b) 26328 and (c) 26329 tabled by the hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon on 3 November.

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how value for money indicators will be used to measure performance against 2004 public service agreement number 6.

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria he will use to measure the effectiveness of multilateral institutions as required by 2004 public service agreement target...

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to verify the quality of data used to measure performance against 2004 public service agreement target 2.

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the baseline is against which a reduction in the proportion of 15 to 24-year-old pregnant women with HIV as required by 2004...

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reason the costings have been removed from the publicly available version of the St. Helena Access Feasibility Study...

      UN Central Emergency Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to governments from the (a) G8, (b) EU and (c) OPEC about the United Nations Central Emergency...

      UN Central Emergency Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries have pledged funds to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund; and how much each has pledged.

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the circumstances were of the termination of aid projects in Uzbekistan in 2005; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loans were issued in (a) Vale of Clwyd constituency and (b) Denbighshire in each week of (i) the six-month period prior to the...

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Gravesham constituency are receiving maintenance via the Child Support Agency under the (a) old and (b) new scheme.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many parliamentary questions tabled by the hon. Member for Yeovil on the Child Support Agency since 5 May the answers drafted...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Child Support Agency staff have been working for the Agency for (a) less than one year and (b) less than two years; and if...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of the failures of the new Child Support Agency computer system on the Government's ability to...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to process compensation payments made to Child Support Agency clients for administrative errors was in 2004–05.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what disability benefits and allowances are taken into account when calculating Child Support Agency maintenance payments under the (a) old and...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the backlog of Child Support Agency claims made by claimants in Coventry South was in each month since January 2004.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the national targets are for the Child Support Agency; and what the performance of relevant offices in Devon and Cornwall has been against...

      Community Employment and Social Solidarity Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2005, Official Report, columns 1867–68W, on the Community Programme for Employment and Social...

      Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 613W on the habitual residence test, whether someone who has paid...

      Jobcentre Benefit Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the performance of the new case management system for Jobcentre benefit claims.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Jobcentre Plus CMS2 enabled contact centres have been unable to process cases on CMS2 in each of the last 24...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls to Jobcentre Plus contact centres (a) were answered, (b) received an engaged tone and (c) were disconnected in each month from...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the value of unclaimed means tested benefits funded by his Department in (a) each region of the UK and (b) each...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of whether extra staff and resources would be required for administration purposes if every pensioner entitled to...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of pensioners in Wales receive less than £109 in total for state pensions and benefits; and if he will make a...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State forWork and Pensions how many people in Beverley and Holderness are entitled to the basic state pension.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost implications were in 2004–05 of deferring the start date for state pension payments until the Monday after an individual's...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions what the basic state pension was in 1997.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Abandoned Court Cases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average cost of a court case was where prosecution was abandoned in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the legal aid costs were of (a) representation in criminal cases in England and Wales and (b) representation and advice to...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she expects the immigration appeal of Basamai Abdul Wahab Salih, reference number VA07966/2005, to be heard.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Brent East dated 17 December 2004.

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what proportion of trials in Crown courts were ineffective in each quarter since January 2000; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which buildings and sites used by her Department and related agencies (a) have ceased to be used in the last year and (b) will...

      Diplock Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many court cases the Diplock courts have considered in each year since the Diplock courts were introduced.

      Disability Discrimination (Legal Aid)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many individuals have (a) applied for and (b) been granted legal aid for action against (i) employers, (ii) transport...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the cases before the European Court of Human Rights since 1 January 1976 which have been brought against the...

      Gender Recognition Certificates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many applications for gender recognition certificates (a) she has received, (b) have been approved, (c) have come from...

      General Election (Kettering)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why the complete marked register for Kettering constituency from the 2005 General Election is not yet available.

      Inquests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many inquests are outstanding in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Greater London and (d) Hertfordshire; and how many have been...

      Kettering Magistrates Court

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many warrants were issued from Kettering magistrates courtfor the arrest of non-attendees in each year since 1997.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost of legal aid for asylum seekers for the last 12 months for which figures are available;...

      Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many solicitors have been referred by the Law Society to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in the last three years for...

      Southend Magistracy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many (a) men and (b) women (i) applied to join, (ii) were appointed to and (iii) left the Southend magistracy in each of...

      State Prayers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions Ministers have had with (a) the Royal Household, (b) the Archbishop of Canterbury and (c) officials at...

      State Prayers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether it is intended that a court warrant will be issued adding a name to the State prayers; and if she will make a statement.

      Tamworth Magistrates Court

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many arrest warrants were issued from Tamworth magistrates court for the arrest of non-attendees resident in Tamworth...

      Voting Age

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the Government's policy is on lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 years for (a) local, (b) parliamentary and (c)...

  • Health

    • Alcohol-related Hospital Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of attendances at accident and emergency departments were alcohol-related in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

    • Alliance Medical

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 October 2005, Official Report, column 2810W, on Alliance Medical, when she envisages the new data reporting system will be in...

      Ambulance Response Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely impact on ambulance response times in Warrington of creating a single North-West Ambulance Trust.

      Cataract Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether funding projections for trusts will take account of take-up rates by patients at independent treatment scheme cataract units.

      Cheshire and Merseyside Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost of running the Cheshire and Merseyside health authority has been in each year since it was set up.

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many successful claims of clinical negligence were made against each hospital in hospital trusts in the Lancashire strategic health authority in...

      Clinical Services Review (East Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultations with clinicians have taken place as part of the review of clinical services being undertaken by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

      Clinical Services Review (East Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library the evidence presented to the review of clinical services being undertaken by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

      Contrast Thermal Imaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS centres in England have contrast thermal imaging equipment; and what plans there are to increase the number.

      Diagnostic Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the reasons healthcare providers operating existing NHS scanners are unable to meet the demand for diagnostic scans in the NHS.

      Flu Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) mortuary and (b) crematoria capacity is estimated to be adequate for dealing with the anticipated increase in death rates during an influenza...

      Foundation Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foundation hospitals plan to commission services from the private sector; and if she will make a statement.

      General Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 2163W, on general practitioners' contracts, when she expects the NHS employers...

      Glass Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients received treatment for incidents involving stabbing and laceration by glass in the latest year for which figures are available; and...

      Healthcare Professionals Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2005, Official Report, columns 1169–70W, on healthcare professionals recruitment, (1) what sanctions (a) are...

      Hospital Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date her Department instructed strategic health authorities to review the financial stability of every hospital; and what deadline she has set to...

      Hospital Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 688W, on hospital trusts, what account will be taken of the interdependency of accident...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is planning to take to ensure that independent treatment centres work to their optimum capacity.

      Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on schemes to install centralised information technology systems for patient care in the NHS since 1997.

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many intensive care beds are available in East Lancashire; what the occupancy rates of these beds was in the last year for which figures are...

      Maternity Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to improve the range of choices available to women who wish to receive one-to-one maternity care.

      Medical Consultation Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of (a) a general practitioner consultation, (b) an attendance at accident and emergency and (c) a consultation at an NHS...

      Ophthalmic Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cataract operations carried out by the private sector led to a reduction in such NHS operations.

      Patient Advice and Liaison Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with (a) Patient Advice and Liaison Services and (b) other patient and public involvement organisations on advising...

      Patient Advice and Liaison Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the (a) quality, (b) consistency and (c) impact on equity of access to treatment for patients of the service provided by...

      Primary Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations the Government have received on their proposals to involve the private sector in managing primary care services.

      Private Sector Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS facilities in each region which are being considered for transfer to private sector management in the current round of tendering.

      Quality and Outcomes Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhether the outcome of the review of the quality and outcomes framework will allow GPs to have theirperformance measured against specific local indicators.

      Reconfigurations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria she uses to decide whether to refer disputed health service reconfigurations to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel; and how many such...

      Rehabilitation (Visually Impaired People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what measures are in place to ensure that rehabilitation services for visually impaired people are made available to those who need them; (2) what...

      Scanning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether private providers under the new contract to provide diagnostic scans will be able to use (a) NHS equipment and (b) NHS staff to provide the scans;...

      Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what numbers of vaccinations for children triggered top rate vaccine payments to general practitioners in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many ambulances are available to each hospital in Northern Ireland; and how many were available in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000 and (d) 2005.

    • Animal Feeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of animal feeds was to farmers in Northern Ireland in the 2004–05 financial year.

      Cap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Government, at the time that modulation was introduced for direct common agricultural policy subsidies in 2001, gave a commitment to...

      Cap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much match funded money in relation to common agricultural policy subsidies has been raised within Northern Ireland since modulation was...

      Cap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much national match funded money has been awarded by the Government in relation to common agricultural policy subsidies in each year since...

      Centenarians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many centenarians live in Northern Ireland.

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the timetable is for the re-launch and implementation of the shared future strategy for improving community relations in Northern Ireland;...

      Cyclists

      To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland how many cyclists have been (a) charged and (b) convicted in Northern Ireland ofneglect of traffic regulations in each of the last five years.

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with Northern Ireland Electricity regarding the possibility of disruption to the electricity supply in the event of...

      Electrical Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the terms are of the Electrical Training Trust's contract to manage all entrants to the electrical installation Jobskills Modern...

      Electrical Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many electrical installation modern apprenticeship trainees there were (a) for each location and (b) for each provider in each year since...

      Electrical Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the reduced availability of electrical installation modern apprenticeships in Derry and the North West of...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what energy efficiency measures have been taken by Government Department offices in Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Executive Programme Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will reinstate the Executive Programme Funds which were abolished in 2002; and if he will make a statement.

      Hypothermia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland over the age of 65 years died as a result of winter cold weather in each of the last five years.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the (a) total and (b) net cost of (i) integrating the proposed identity card scheme into his Department's IT...

      Lyons Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has made a written submission to the Lyons Inquiry on local government finance.

      Me

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he takes to monitor the balance of research findings in the field of myalgic encephalomyelitis in Northern Ireland.

      Medicine (Imports and Exports)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much medicine was (a) imported and (b) exported by Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland what the total cost to the public purse of care and maintenance for the (a) Ebrington and (b) Fort George military bases in Londonderry has been...

      Pregnancy-related Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many women aged (a) 14 to 16 years, (b) 17 to 21 years, (c) 22 to 24 years, (d) 25 to 30 years, (e) 31 to 35 years and (f) 36 to 40 years...

      Telecare Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will increase funding in Northern Ireland for the telecare scheme to equal the average per capita spending in the rest of the United Kingdom.

      Pricewaterhouse Coopers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the Government departments in Northern Ireland which have received advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers on their business...

      Rates Revaluation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment the Valuation and Lands Agency has made of whether a police presence will be required in some circumstances for inspectors...

      Rates Revaluation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) whether the Government expects that pensioners participating in a deferred rates payment system would have a charge placed on their home;...

      Regional Transport Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the impact of the level of funding to the Department for Regional Development Roads Service on the completion of...

      Severe Weather (Elderly People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans are in place to ensure that elderly people in Northern Ireland are protected from the worst effects of prolonged and severe winter...

      Sports Council for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what role the Sports Council for Northern Ireland has in ensuring that the interests of sportsmen and women in the Province are represented...

      Terrorist Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will list the individuals who are on the run for terrorist offences after conviction; and how many individuals are wanted for...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to promote (a) Lough Neagh, (b) the annual Sham Fight in Scarva, (c) the annual Twelfth of July Demonstrations in...

      Valuation and Lands Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Valuation and Lands Agency plans to employ extra staff for the domestic rates revaluation in Northern Ireland.

      Vehicle Licences and Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many drivers have been convicted of driving without (a) road tax licence and (b) valid car insurance in each district command unit in...

  • House of Lords

    • Breast Cancer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the publication of Breast cancer: an environmental disease—the case for primary prevention by the United Kingdom Working Group on the Primary...

    • Companies: Operating and Financial Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When and how they will formally remove from companies the requirement for an operating and financial review, in accordance with the announcement by the Chancellor...

      Employment Tribunals: Department of Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What costs have been incurred by the Department of Health in contesting cases of unlawful discrimination in employment tribunals over the past 18 months.

      EU: Northern Dimension

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was decided at the first ministerial meeting under the Second Northern Dimension Action Plan held under the United Kingdom presidency of the European Union on...

      Extraordinary Rendition Flights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will investigate the allegations made by the Guardian on 22 November that British airfields have been used by the Central Intelligence Agency for...

      Glyphosate Poisoning

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the report of a death following exposure to glyphosate, reported in the combined annual report of the National Poisons Information Service...

      Health Inequalities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What study the Department of Health has made of households receiving the lowest statutory minimum incomes below the poverty thresholds in terms of (a) levels of...

      Indian Passports: Confiscation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will place in the Library of the House the letter of the British High Commission in Nairobi dated 7 February (ref: PPT/16/2004) on the subject of...

      Intellectual Property Crime

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they will respond to Europol's claim in the 2005 report on organised crime that, in respect of fraud against intellectual property, some 200,000 jobs are lost...

      Investors in People: Schools

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) primary; (b) infant; and (c) secondary schools in England and Wales have current Investors in People status.

      Investors in People: Schools

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the general approach of the Department for Education and Skills towards the Investors in People scheme.

      Investors in People: Schools

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the Department for Education and Skills annual budget for the Investors in People scheme.

      Investors in People: Schools

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have plans to widen the participation of educational organisations in the Investors in People scheme.

      Investors in People: Schools

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many head teachers have been involved in the Investors in People scheme over the past five school years.

      Iraq: Cluster Bombs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the guidelines for the dropping of cluster bombs in Iraq in 2003; and whether these guidelines conformed to international human rights standards.

      Israel: Bethlehem

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Israeli Government to ensure that pilgrims visiting Bethlehem will not be turned back at the checkpoint at Rachel's Tomb.

      Israel: Occupied Territories

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the government of Israel concerning the political and economic situation in the city of Hebron in view of the isolation...

      Israel: Occupied Territories

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To whom the long-term international civilian observers in the city of Hebron report; whether remedial action has been taken, when violence and human rights abuses...

      Israel: Occupied Territories

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Israeli administration of the Occupied Territories complies with the Geneva Convention and United Nations human rights conventions; and, if not, what...

      Mental Health: Suicide Risk Assessment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What system have they put in place to ensure that the risk management training recommended in the Five-year Report of the National Confidential Inquiry into...

      Mental Health: Suicide Risk Assessment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In view of the statistics in the Five-year Report of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness; Safety First (2001)...

      NHS Professionals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 28 June (WA 19), whether they have now determined the future status of NHS Professionals; and, if so, whether...

      NHS: Mental Illness and Obesity

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the cost to the National Health Service of treatment for (a) mental illness, and (b) obesity, for each of the past 20 years; and What is the estimated cost...

      Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: If the number of contributory national insurance years required for a full basic state pension was reduced to 25 years, what number and percentage of men and of...

      Pesticides

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What resources, in terms of laboratories with appropriate accreditation, the Department of Health has identified for people who need or wish to be tested...

      Pesticides

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the public health aspects of pesticides in the Prague Declaration on Endocrine Disruption of May 2005 and to the scientific journal...

      Prisoners: Mental Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of the prison population is estimated or known to be in need of mental health services intervention.

      Royal Military Police: Special Investigations Branch

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the establishment strength of the Special Investigations Branch of the Royal Corps of Military Police; and how it is organised in terms of (a) units; (b)...

      Royal Military Police: Special Investigations Branch

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the numbers in post of the Special Investigations Branch of the Royal Corps of Military Police; and how its establishment strength compares with the...

      Schools: Sex and Relationship Education

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect all schools to provide annual sex relationship education for all age groups; and How many schools currently provide sex relationship education.

      Toxicity Tests

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the recent observation in the scientific journal Nature on 10 November that most animal tests overestimate or underestimate toxicity, or...

      Trident

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the cost of maintaining the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent between 1990 and 2005.

      Wheels to Work Schemes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why neither of their agencies, Connexions or Jobcentre Plus, supports Wheels to Work schemes in Devon and Cornwall, given the role of those schemes in enabling the...

      Youth Justice Board: Use of Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 15 November (WA 143–44), whether Mr Peter Boatman, employed as a consultant by the Youth...

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