Written answers

Monday, 12 December 2005

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Registered Third Parties

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport,representing the Speaker's Committee on the ElectoralCommission how many (a) organisations and (b) individuals are registered with the Electoral Commission as...

    • Registered Third Parties

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how many officials in the Electoral Commission deal with the registration of Registered Third...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many(a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) parliamentary questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii) Lords were dealt with by...

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many statutory instruments introduced by the Department had to be (a) withdrawn, (b) amended by a further statutory instrument and (c) reprinted because of...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • A120 (Expansion)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken to safeguard the efficient use of agricultural land affected by the proposed expansion of the A120...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of animals likely to need re-homing as a result of the introduction of the new...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many animal sanctuaries she estimates are open to the public in England; (2) what recent estimate she has made of...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what process her Department undertakes to estimate the number of animal sanctuaries; and what definition of a sanctuary is used.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many bird deaths in quarantine have been investigated by qualified veterinary personnel since 2000; and in how many such...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether officials from her Department have made inspections of export facilities in endemic avian influenza H5N1 areas from...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what basis any single batch of birds may be declared clear of Avian influenza virus H5N; what expert advice she has...

      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 6W, on Avian influenza, when she expects the Pollution...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to promote the consumption of poultry this Christmas season accompanied by clear guidance that its...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the recent statement by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation concerning...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to ensure that quarantine facilities for cases of suspected avian influenza are properly...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the (a) Turkish, (b) Romanian, (c) Russian, (d) Ukrainian, (e) Chinese and (f) European...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure wild birds are prevented from entering poultry houses; and if she will make a statement.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what emergency preparation plans the Government has put in place for a mass cull of birds to combat an outbreak of Avian...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Government has made of the effects of an outbreak of Avian influenza; and if she will make a statement.

      Biodiesel Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research the Government have commissioned into ways of developing the biodiesel industry.

      Biodiversity Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on Bio-diversity has to look at the role of UK-based companies providing...

      Biomass Energy Generator (Winkleigh)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with interested parties on the proposal for a biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon;...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the proposals are for the BCG vaccine in badgers trial planned for Gloucestershire; what the scale of the trial will be;...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the incidence of bovine TB caused by cattle-to-cattle transmission was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether animals suspected of being infected by bovine tuberculosis after an initial test are permitted further tests at...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms in England have had animals slaughtered as part of the measures to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what statutory powers the Department has to take measures to prevent the spreading of bovine tuberculosis.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether officials investigating cases of bovine tuberculosis have the power to refer farmers to (a) trading standards...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures her Department's officials undertake to investigate bovine tuberculosis.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms in England have produced positive skin tests for bovine TB 60 days after the first test in each month since...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms have gone out of business (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) 12 months, (d) 24 months and (e) 36 months...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at what meetings the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare discussed bovine tuberculosis in the last 12 months.

      Carbon Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what targets she has set for carbon dioxide reductions over the next (a) 20, (b) 30 and (c) 40 years.

      Carbon Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will reassess the 60 per cent. by 2050 target for reducing UK carbon dioxide emissions.

      Central Heating (Leeds)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of houses in the Leeds West constituency she estimates had no central heating in each year since 1992.

      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, what discussions she has had with the French...

      CFCs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Environment Agency requests figures from recyclers on the amount of CFC recovered from recycled refrigerators. [R]

      CFCs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of the CFC removed from a refrigerator is from (a) the insulating foam and (b) the coolant.

      CFCs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many firms are accounting for all CFC gases (a) destroyed properly and (b) missing due to mishandling during the process...

      CFCs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions her Department has pursued for releasing CFC while collecting refrigerators for recycling.

      CFCs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost is of recycling a refrigerator (a) with and (b) without the CFC from its (i) coolant and (ii) foam insulation.

      Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the operation of section 27 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the potential impact on England and Wales of changes to the Gulf Stream as a result of...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the attribution of a carbon value to forest retention in developing countries as part of her climate...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on her discussions with the US administration on climate change strategies.

      Cockle Beds (Pilling Sands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the plans of the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee to re-open cockle beds...

      Company Operating Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list meetings between her Department and the Treasury at which the decision to remove the obligation on...

      European Environmental Monitoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department is recommending a UK contribution of a quarter of gross domestic product to the European environmental...

      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 (i) graffiti...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many confirmed foot and mouth cases (a) occurred in (i)2002, (ii) 2003 and (iii) 2004 and (b) have occurred in 2005 in...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received on the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Brazil; and if she will make a statement.

      Gas Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is her policy to relax pollution controls on coal-fired power stations in the event of a gas shortage this winter.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what further steps the Government are planning to take on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2005, Official Report, columns 652–3W, on greenhouse gas emissions, if she will...

      Household Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much residential household refuse was collected in each year since 1997; and what proportion of refuse was recycled in...

      Household Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the average weight in kilograms of waste per household in each of the last 20 years.

      Media Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on external media relations in each year since 2001.

      Peninsular Power Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what indications have been given to Peninsular Power Ltd. on her Department's likely response to applications from that...

      Pesticides Residues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with other EU countries on setting a maximum residue level for pesticides.

      Pesticides Residues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the guidelines for statutory maximum residue levels for pesticides in relation to the School Fruit and...

      Poultry Carcase Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria are used to determine the suitability of a potential landfill site for the disposal of poultry carcases; and if...

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2005, Official Report, column 889W, on private Members' Bills, when the information...

      Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs why there were no birds in quarantine at Pegasus Birds between 9 March and 16 September 2005.

      Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the regulation of quarantine facilities; and if she will make a statement.

      Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the timescale is for the review of quarantine arrangements.

      Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations the Government have received on proposals to license quarantine facilities; and if she will make...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of (a) paper-based waste and (b) potentially recyclable plastic waste was generated by (i) domestic...

      Sheep Movement Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what total compensation has been paid to date to United Kingdom farmers as a result of economic losses from restrictions on...

      Sites of Nature Conservation Importance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the site of nature conservation importance designation in protecting...

      Sites of Nature Conservation Importance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice her Department has received from English Nature regarding sites of nature conservation importance and similar...

      Sites of Nature Conservation Importance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is permissible for a local authority to rescind site of nature conservation importance status as a result of...

      Sites of Nature Conservation Importance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill will strengthen the protection provided by (a) site of nature...

      Sites of Nature Conservation Importance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition requirements take into account Site of Nature Conservation...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is for (a) each borough in Essex and (b) each London borough of the proportion of (i) household and...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to develop a quality protocol for certified compost material to enable it to be defined as a product...

      Water Quality/Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the quality of the water supply in Tamworth.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with water companies on their ability to protect vulnerable individuals in the event of a...

  • Transport

    • A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of constructing a new tunnel or bridge to cross the Braintree to Liverpool Street railway line for the proposed...

    • A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of the new crossing over the River Brain required by the A120 proposed southern route.

      A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether an assessment has been made of the likely impact on the A120 Proposed Southern Route of the additional heavy goods vehicle movements which are...

      A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the public consultation on the expansion of the A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey complied with the Cabinet Office's code of practice on...

      A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account was taken of the construction costs of the new crossings required by the A120 proposed southern route when judging whether the scheme...

      A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the costs of the effect on railway services between Braintree and London Liverpool Street of the construction of a...

      A120

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the costs were of (a) stabilising and (b) rerouting electricity lines included in the total project budget for the A120 proposed southern route.

      Airport Designation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects (a) Luton, (b) London City, (c) Liverpool and (d) East Midlands airport to be designated under section 25 of the Aviation Security...

      Airport Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 558W, on airports (security costs), (1) how much each named airport has paid in...

      Airport Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the introduction of new security measures at North American airports for passengers travelling from the UK.

      Airport Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the transportation security administration regarding the screening of baggage for passengers travelling from theUK.

      Braintree Bypass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what was the (a) total construction cost and (b) cost per mile of the dual carriageway Braintree bypass in 1989; and if he will express those...

      Coastguards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make long service medals available to professional coastguards.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 cost of...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Research

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

      Dvla

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 562W, on the DVLA, what percentage of complaints were subsequently reopened after...

      Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since1997.

      Forest of Dean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on public transport services in the Forest of Dean.

      Free Off-peak Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pensioners in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley will qualify for free off-peak local bus travel.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria the Highways Agency uses when assessing the impact of transport schemes on (a) commercial and (b) residential property; and what...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidelines he has issued to the Highways Agency on timely response to statements of objection which arise from public consultations; and what...

      Lamberhurst Bypass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding schemes the Government have used to pay for the Lamberhurst bypass in East Sussex; and how much money was used in each scheme.

      M2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answers of 28 November 2005, Official Report, columns 145–46W, on the M2, when he expects (a) the roadworks on the M2 between...

      M5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will conduct an evaluation of traffic flows at Junction 7 of the M5, with particular reference to (a) queuing on the slip road on the northbound...

      Quiet Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to publish regulations for local authorities on the designation of quiet lanes before 20 December 2005.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on developing passenger services on the Coventry-Nuneaton railway line; and what recent discussions he has had with...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to encourage in-house maintenance on the railways.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) capital and (b) revenue subsidy per passenger mile travelled was to bus companies by transport authorities in England for the most recent...

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria are used in balancing the needs of local communities affected by road schemes with wider strategic objectives.

      Rochdale/Oldham Loop Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on the Rochdale/Oldham loop line in the last eight years; and if he will make a statement.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what training is given to (a) policy officials and (b) lawyers in his Department responsible for drafting statutory instruments; and if he will make a...

      Transport (Financial Support)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will set out the financial support provided by (a) by central Government, (b) via local government and (c) via passenger transport authorities in...

      Trunk Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trunk road schemes are experiencing cost overruns; what action he is taking to tackle such overruns; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Air Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what average number of flights was taken by UK passengers (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest year forwhich figures are available, broken down by social...

      Vehicle Certification Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what bonuses the Chief Executive of the Vehicle Certification Agency has received since his appointment; and for what reasons in each case.

      Vehicle Certification Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the Vehicle Certification Agency is involved in the work of the management systems certification.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Commercial Ventures

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the House of Commons Commission will expand the number of commercial ventures in the House of Commons part...

    • Telephone Lines

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many telephone lines are installed in each building in the House of Commons estate; how many of those...

  • International Development

    • Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money the Government allocated to assist the victims of the tsunami in south east Asia; and how much of that money has been...

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department directed to each British Overseas Territory in each of the last seven years.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to increase his Department's spending on British overseas territories.

      Cayman Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his Department's work in helping to rebuild homes on the Cayman Islands.

      CDC/Actis Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which energy sector companies CDC/Actis Capital has invested.

      Child Treatment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether funding for the child treatment fund is included in the 10 per cent. of his Department's spending on HIV/AIDS to be spent on...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money the UK Government are providing in 2005–06 to (a) the European Commission, (b) the Inter-America Development Bank...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which British non-governmental organisations in Colombia were given financial assistance by the UK Government in the last two years;...

      Commission for Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what timetable he has set to deliver the recommendations of the Commission for Africa.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to relocate staff in his Department and related agencies into London and the South East.

      Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to take forward the Africa Commission's work on Ethiopia; what account he will take in his plans of (a) the...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State forInternational Development how many freedom of information applications his Department has received; how many have taken more than 20 days to process; and how many...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions his Department has had with the Government of (a) Lesotho, (b) Swaziland and (c) Somalia on HIV/AIDS infection,...

      Palestinian Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has hadwith Arab States about the provision of aid and assistance to Palestinian refugees; and if he will make a...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he will publish a Public Service Agreement delivery plan for 2004 Public Service Agreement target number 5.

      South Asia Earthquake

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress is being made in providing shelter for those made homeless by the South Asia earthquake.

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the applications submitted by non-St Helenians for land purchase licences in each year since 1997; who the applicant...

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many species of (a) insects and (b) plants are endemic to St. Helena.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of funding allocated to direct budget support in 2005–06 in each country is attributable to the control and...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the value of grants in aid made to Zimbabwe were in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Audio Signing Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which broadcasters covered by the Ofcom Code on Television Access Services did not broadcast (a) audio description and (b) signing...

    • Broadcasting (Illegal Jamming)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) representations she has received from broadcasters and (b) discussions she has had with the Office of Communications on the...

      Broadcasting (Illegal Jamming)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the impact of the interruption within the UK of television services provided by (a) BBC World, (b) CNN,...

      Communion Wine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations her Department has received from groups whose only alcoholic product on sale is communion wine; and when she...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid by her Department in 2004–05 in rent for properties in (a) total, (b) each (i) region and (ii) nation of the UK...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid by her Department in rates to each local authority in the UK in 2004–05; and how much was paid in (a) each (i)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff are employed by her Department in each (a) region and (b) nation of the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of each civil service grade in her Department is located in each (a) region and (b) nation of the UK; what...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value is of (a) pay supplements, (b) bonuses and (c) other incentive packages that are payable in her Department on the basis...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill-health.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what basis moneys allocated to the Big Lottery Fund will be distributed between the nations of the United Kingdom.

      Newspaper Advertisements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what responsibilities newspapers have to check on the legality of services advertised in their publications.

      Olympic Sports (Young People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with local authorities on allocation of resources to promote involvement of young people in Olympic sports...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that adequate preparations have been taken to ensure that skilled labour will be available to finish...

      Race Equality Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many Race Equality Impact Assessments her Department completed between (a) April 2004 and March 2005 and (b) April 2005 and November...

      Sporting Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what targets her Department has set for the use of sporting facilities in England.

      Tourism Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what changes (a) have been made and (b) will be made to the allocation of expenditure as identifiable or non-identifiable in the...

      Tourism Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value was of grants paid to the (a) English Tourism Council, (b) Greater London Authority and (c) Scottish Executive and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Airspace (Extraordinary Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether United Kingdom security services personnel have travelled in an aircraft used for the purpose of an international rendition.

    • Airspace (Extraordinary Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions and at what locations officials in the United Kingdom security services have questioned individuals who...

      Airspace (Extraordinary Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any aircraft used by United States officials for the purpose of an international rendition has landed at a UK airport.

      Airspace (Extraordinary Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information officials in the United Kingdom security services collect on (a) the detention of individuals in European...

      Airspace (Extraordinary Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what the Government's policy is on the use of (a) UK airspace and (b) UK overseas territory for the purposes of...

      Airspace (Extraordinary Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from his EU counterparts regarding the use of EU airspace for extraordinary rendition...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Bangladesh concerning terrorist incidents in Bangladesh; and if he will...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take up with the Burmese authorities the case of Thet Win Aung, a prisoner of conscience in Burma.

      Chagos Islanders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on plans for the return of the Chagos islanders to their homes.

      CIA Prisons (Europe)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he first raised reports of secret Central Intelligence Agency prisons in European countries with the US authorities.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will offer support to victims of human rights violations in Colombia.

      Colombia

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

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will increase its financial support for the UN Human Rights Office in Bogota" to increase its capacity to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to answer the hon. Member for Buckingham's letter of 18 November.

      Departmental Staff (Chronic Back Pain)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiatives are being taken in his Department to help civil servants with chronic back pain.

      Detention Centres (US Flights)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information (a) he and (b) his officials have received about flights operated by United States agencies stopping in the UK...

      Eurozone (Poland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ask the new Polish Government not to proceed with entry into the eurozone.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funds have been allocated to promoting tourism in the Falklands.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the United States administration over the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

      International Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 298W, on international arrest warrants, from which other UK...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 160W, on Israel, what he apologised for.

      Mediterranean Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of EU funding to encourage Mediterranean partners to make progress on democracy...

      Mediterranean Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of progress towards the goal of establishing an EU/Mediterranean free trade area by 2010.

      Mediterranean Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what resources the Government have committed to economic, political and social reform in southern Mediterranean countries.

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government take to encourage British tourists to travel to Montserrat.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times he has met members of the Palestinian Authority in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are being taken by the Palestinian Authority to fulfil its international obligations to reduce terrorism.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement between the EU and Russia.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the human rights situation in Russia.

      Security Services (Travel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether personnel in the United Kingdom security services have travelled in US-registered aircraft tail number (a) N313P and (b)...

      Sensitive Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the consistency with which trade rules on the protection of sensitive products are applied to (a)...

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what circumstances the Public Solicitor in St. Helena is allowed to undertake private work; and what mechanisms are in place...

      Terrorist Suspects (Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he was first informed that the United States was conducting international renditions of terrorist suspects; and what...

      Trade Liberalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what account he has taken of the World Bank's assessment that designating 2 per cent. of products as sensitive products could...

      US Aircraft (Registration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the Government have asked the US Administration what the purpose has been of aircraft registered with the...

      US Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government know the identity of the detainees held by the United States and referred to in paragraph 78 of the...

      US Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the US Administration about reports of US detention facilities which use torture in Eastern Europe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Zimbabwe's discovery of uranium.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Ageing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many gerontologists are on the boards of the (a) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and (b) Biotechnology and Biology...

    • Ageing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much Government funding has been made available for the Biotechnology and Biology Science Research Council programme of experimental...

      Ageing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has made an assessment of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report Ageing: Scientific Aspects, published on 21...

      Bankruptcies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people living in (a) West Yorkshire, (b) Wakefield district and (c) Normanton constituency have been declared bankrupt in the last 12...

      Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many grants have been awarded for projects to construct large scale electricity generators of greater than 20 MWe under the Bio-energy...

      Biomass Energy Generator (Winkleigh)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with interested parties on the proposal for a biomass energy generator at Winkleigh in Devon; and what assistance...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which post code areas in Westmorland andLonsdale do not have access to broadband; and on what date broadband will be available in each of...

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new business start-ups there were in (a) the East of England, (b) Suffolk and (c) the constituency of Bury St. Edmunds in each of the...

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new business start-ups there were in (a) England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) Kettering constituency in each year since 1997.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much Government funding will be available in the next 10 years to UK electricity generators who wish to make use of carbon capture...

      Clean Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research the Department is funding into clean coal; and if he will make a statement.

      Clean Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the use of clean coal technology.

      Clear Skies/Photovoltaics Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the expenditure on the Clear Skies and Major Photovoltaics Demonstration Programme was in each year since 2002.

      Construction Act Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will consult in the forthcoming Construction Act Review on outlawing (a) pay when certified and (b) pay when paid arrangements;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for North Essex of 28 October concerning the Government's energy policy.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent on the purchase of branded (a) L.P. bags, (b) plastic carrier bags and (c) pens in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Staff (Chronic Back Pain)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what initiatives are being taken in his Department to help civil servants with chronic back pain.

      Domestic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what initiatives his Department is taking to help reduce the number of serious accidents in the home.

      Doorstep Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what regulations govern doorstep selling; what action his Department is taking to combat aggressive doorstep selling; and if he will make a...

      Electricity Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action his Department is taking to ensure security of electricity supply this winter.

      Energy (EU Relations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the EU's international relations on energy issues in relation to (a) the EU-Russia energy dialogue, (b) the...

      Energy (EU Relations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the progress made during the UK presidency on the EU's security of energy supply.

      Energy Market Liberalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on liberalisation of the energy market in the EU.

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Government's energy (a) policy and (b) review; and when the review will be completed.

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Energy Review will consider (a) the (i) level and (ii) targeting of research and development funding in the energy sector and (b)...

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the written statement on the Energy Review of 29 November 2005, Official Report, columns 10–12WS, if he will list the...

      Energy Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of total energy supply he expects (a) fossil fuels, (b) renewables and (c) nuclear to supply by (i) 2020, (ii) 2040 and (iii) 2060.

      Energy Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what cost-benefit analyses have been undertaken on different strategies to secure sufficient energy for the United Kingdom without increasing...

      Fuel Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to provide for an increase in demand for fuel.

      Gas Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the price differentials between (a) gas spot and (b) forward prices and the impact upon energy intensive users;...

      Heat Pumps (Grants)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what grants are available for the replacement of old boilers with ground source heat pump systems; what the average grant awarded is; and if...

      Hydro-power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money the Government have invested in hydro-power technologies in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 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...

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of inward investment grants made to English regional development agencies was in each year since 2001; and how these grants are...

      Isle of Grain Gas Terminal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what limit there is on the number of companies that can use the liquefied natural gas import facilities at the Isle of Grain terminal.

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many IT projects which cost over £1 million and were introduced since 1997 are in use in his Department.

      Low Carbon Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the £30 million funding package recently announced for the Low Carbon Building Programme is expected to be spent (a) on programmes...

      Maladministration

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

      Manufacturing/Processing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what Government assistance is available to (a) small and (b) large manufacturing firms in Burnley and Padiham.

      Manufacturing/Processing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment he has made of the (a) state of and (b) future prospects for (i)manufacturing industry and (ii) process industries in...

      Maternity Payments (Adopters)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will increase maternity payments to adopters in line with those paid to natural parents.

      Micro-generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent in financial year 2005–06 under each micro-generation installation scheme; and what the projected spend for this...

      Miners (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to accelerate the process of providing compensation to the widows and families of deceased miners; and if he will make...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to make a statement on Government policy on the nuclear industry.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which companies have expressed an interest in (a) building and (b) operating a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.

      Nuclear Power

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

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will amend the remit of Ofgem to require it to give more encouragement to (a) decentralised energy and (b) low-carbon technologies.

      Open Cast Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what guidance he has issued to successor companies to British Coal on their position under exemptions in relation to restoring open cast...

      Peninsular Power Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what evidence he took into account in satisfying himself, for the purposes of its application for a grant under the Bio-energy Capital...

      Peninsular Power Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has been made to (a) Torridge district council and (b) Devon county council concerning the grant of planning...

      Peninsular Power Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade andIndustry what discussions he has had with the South West Regional Development Agency about the payment of public funds to cover Peninsular Power Ltd.'s...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how best practice and key incentives are proactively shared between the regional development agencies; what regular meetings are held at board...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average grant awarded for school renewable energy projects was under his Department's Clearskies programme.

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government are taking to reduce the loss of skilled workers to areas outside the European Union.

      Small Business Research Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library the guidelines issued to all Government Departments in implementing the mandatory small business research...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received about the extension of Sunday trading hours; and if he will make a statement.

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Government have to extend the six hour limit on Sunday trading by large stores.

      Tourist Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment he has made of the (a) state of and (b) future prospects for the tourist industry in (i) Hartlepool constituency,...

      Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to relocate certain responsibilities for supervision of trading standards from local to central Government.

      Zirconium Silicate (Iran)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether an export of zirconium silicate from the UK to Iran requires an export licence.

      Zirconium Silicate (Iran)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which UK agencies are investigating the circumstances relating to the interception by the Bulgarian authorities at the beginning of September...

  • Defence

    • Blake Inquiry Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the report of the inquiry by Nicholas Blake QC into the investigations of the deaths of young soldiers at Deepcut to be published.

    • Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the landing ships dock (auxiliary) project.

      Friendly Forces (Identification)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to improve identification in combat of friendly forces.

      BAE Systems Puriton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of BAE Systems Puriton.

      Arctic Emblem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made with the introduction of the Arctic emblem.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he first asked Sir Ronnie Flanagan to investigate policing in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what remit has been given to Sir Ronnie Flanagan for his review of the Iraqi police force; when his report is due; and if he will make a statement.

      Relief Effort (British Armed Forces)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role British armed forces are playing in aid and rebuilding efforts in countries affected by natural disasters.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on recruitment trends for the UK armed forces.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on recruitment trends in the UK armed forces.

      Commonwealth War Graves Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

      War Memorials (Redevelopment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to protect war memorials in buildings being redeveloped.

      Defence Export Service Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Defence Export Service Organisation maintains records in its (a) UK offices and (b) overseas offices of the occasions on which it has...

      Investment Appraisals Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how decisions of the Investment Appraisals Board are (a) recorded and (b) implemented; and if he will make a statement.

      Landing Ships Dock Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army personnel qualified for their 10 years' continuous service medal in each of the past 10 years.

      Relief Effort (Pakistan)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the UK armed forces have assisted the relief effort in Pakistan.

      White Phosphorus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions white phosphorus weapons have been used by British forces during the invasion and occupation of Iraq; and at what level of command...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office and its agencies have spent on (a) the design and production of new logos and (b) employing external (i) public...

    • IT Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many IT projects have been developed for his Department since 2001; and whether he has agreed to make public the Gateway Reviews for these...

      Nuclear Power (Birt Report)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the report produced by Lord Birt on nuclear power.

  • Prime Minister

    • Appointments

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will appoint a Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

    • Broadcasting (Illegal Jamming)

      To ask the Prime Minister whether in his bilateral discussions with President Colonel Gadaffi he (a) sought and (b) obtained assurances that access to Libya and the region by Western television...

      Citygate Public Affairs Ltd

      To ask the Prime Minister what meetings his Office has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd. since July.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Prime Minister how much the 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 design...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Prime Minister how much was paid by his Department in 2004–05 in rent for properties.

      Energy Review

      To ask the Prime Minister what considerations underpinned his decision to launch the energy review at the Confederation of British Industry conference.

      Extraordinary Renditions

      To ask the Prime Minister when he was first informed that the United States was conducting international renditions of terrorist suspects; and what representations he has made to the US...

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Prime Minister what reports he has received on the compliance with the Geneva human rights accords in respect of the United States detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.

      Invoice Payments

      To ask the Prime Minister on what occasions his office did not pay valid invoices (a) within 30 days and (b) after the agreed credit period within financial year 2004–05.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make representations to Meles Zenawi on the human rights situation in Ethiopia.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) pursuant to his answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1661W, on ministerial travel, which aspects of travel on the London Underground are covered by...

      Opinion Research/Public Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister what the total value was of (a) public opinion research and (b) public relations contracts awarded by his Department in 2004–05 in (A) each (i) nation and (ii)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his oral answer of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 298, to the right hon. and learned Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Howard), and his answer...

  • Education and Skills

    • Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken to enhance the skills base to enable people to participate in sustainable construction for the 2012 Olympic Games.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many new providers have expressed an interest in funding new academies; how much each such provider has indicated it may make available;...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State forEducation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1613W, on adult education, what percentage of colleges charged fees to...

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the costs of (a) temporary and agency staff and (b) consultants fall within (i) gross administration costs and (ii) staff costs as...

      Basic Skills Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 475W, on the Basic Skills Agency, if she will list the local authorities...

      Behaviour and Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will list the schools included in the Primary National Strategy's Behaviour and Attendance Pilot; and how they were selected;...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which local authorities have received money under the Building Schools for Future programme; and how much each has received.

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with other Government Departments concerning using the Building Schools For The Future funds for providing...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will ring-fence funding for sport in the Building Schools for the Future budget.

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will ensure that the Building Schools for the Future budgets includes funds for Olympic sport facilities.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she is taking to work with the police, education authorities and schools to combat bullying.

      Careers/Connexions Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the running costs (a) were of the careers service in the last year of its operation and (b) have been of the Connexions service in each...

      Education (Southend-on-Sea)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average A level point score per candidate was in Southend-on-Sea local authority for each year from 1997 to 2005.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of the relevant cohort in Doncaster North is eligible for an education maintenance allowance, broken down by ward.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils there were on (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools rolls in (i) England, (ii) London and (iii) each London...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in Doncaster North constituency receive free school meals; and what the figures were in each year since 1997.

      Gifted Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many members of the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth there are in each school in Worcestershire.

      Gifted Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of children from each secondary school in Eddisbury have joined the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils in (a) Kent and (b) Buckinghamshire attend (i) grammar schools and (ii) secondary schools which are not grammar...

      Head Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she is taking to reduce the burden of administration on head teachers.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) the cash cost and (b) the resource cost for income contingent loans for full-time higher education students was in England in...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 598W, on the Learning and Skills Council, why the figure for the...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28November 2005, Official Report, column 178W, on the Learning and Skills Council, what the reason is for the...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 178W on the Learning and Skills Council, what the reason is for the...

      Missing Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in local authority care were reported missing from care to the police in the last year for which figures are available,...

      National Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will amend the national curriculum in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools to include a section that informs students of the...

      Parental Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether she plans to shift the legal presumption in legal disputes concerning parental rights towards providing a more equal balance between...

      Post-16 Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of teenagers in Doncaster North have stayed in education after reaching 16 years of age in each year since 1995.

      Post-16 Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the learning participation and school sixth forms categories of the grant letter equate to the adults and young people categories of...

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2005, Official Report, column 946W, on prison education, what proportion of the £1.05 million for...

      School Buildings Repair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the backlog of school buildings repair and maintenancework in Southend; and if she will make a statement.

      School Improvement Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) pay levels and (b) gender balance will be of school improvement partners who (i) are also serving head teachers and (ii)are not...

      School Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school nurses there were in England in each of the past 10 years.

      Schools (Haringey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in Hornsey and Wood Green are expected to run a deficit in the 2005–06 financial year; what the reasons given for a...

      Secondary Schools (Ethnic Composition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the ethnic composition is of the pupil population at each secondary school in the (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Greater Manchester...

      Sector Skills Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills why the Learning and Skills Council received more grant-in-aid in 2004–05 from her Department than initially set out in the grant...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people normally resident in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in the last six years applied for a student loan through the...

      Student Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what assessment she has made of the frequency of violent acts committed by students in (a) England and (b) London; (2) what estimate...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what total public expenditure has been on Sure Start in the period 1999 to 2005; and how much the national evaluation of Sure Start has cost...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 192W, on teachers, what assessment she has made of the reasons for some...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers on extended sick leave are within (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) eighteen months and (d) two years of the official...

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made by the British Transport police for (a) selling alcohol or attempting to sell alcohol to a person who is drunk,...

    • Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 14 July 2005, Official Report, column 1215W, on asylum seekers, what recent reassessment he has made of this policy.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many calls made to the hotline for hon. Members at the immigration and nationality directorate were made by each hon. Member in each year...

      Border Management Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to evaluate the effectiveness of the border management programme.

      Chronic Back Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what initiatives are being taken in his Department to help civil servants with chronic back pain.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 5 July, 19 July and 5 October 2005, regarding a...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 10 August from the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham about Mr. and Mrs. Bloxham of Sompting,...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters of 9 September and 9 November 2005 from the hon. Member for Richmond Park concerning Mr. John Maurice...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Immigration will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 28 September 2005 on...

      Custodial Sentences (Southend)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) minors and (b) adults normally resident in Southend are serving custodial sentences.

      Custody Leavers (Judicial Review)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many judicial reviews have been carried out in the last three years of local authority decisions about the care of young people coming...

      Departmental Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid by his Department in 2004–05 in rent for properties in (a) total, (b) each (i) region and (ii) nation of the UK and...

      Departmental Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid by his Department in rates to each local authority in the UK in 2004–05; and how much was paid in (a) each (i) nation...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals residing in Scotland have been (a) issued with deportation orders and (b) subject to forced returns to Iraq in...

      Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration cases there have been involving alleged domestic violence in a foreign country in the past three years.

      Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests have been made under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Milton Keynes are electronically tagged on early release from prison.

      Freedom of Information

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

      Home Detention Curfew Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of prisoners released on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme in each year between 1999–2000 and 2004–05 had...

      Independent Monitoring Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many current independent monitoring board members have served (a) less than one year, (b) between one and three years and (c) more than...

      Judicial Proceedings (Rights)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on progress towards his Department's target of increasing year on year the satisfaction of victims and witnesses...

      Life Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conditions need to be met by a life prisoner to enable him or her to be considered for parole.

      Murder Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted and given a custodial sentence for (A) killing and (B) murdering a...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish the business case for the National Offender Management Service.

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how frequently he met his colleagues from other Departments to discuss the (a) education and training, (b) work prospects and (c) healthcare...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money the Prison Service has paid out in (a) out-of-court settlements and (b) other compensation for complaints of assault brought...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Essex are electronically tagged on early release from prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ask Jamie Oliver to assess prison food and suggest ways of improving it.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost per (a) breakfast, (b) lunch and (c) dinner is in prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has issued to prison governors in respect of the dietary requirementsof diabetic inmates; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to minimise the effect of passive smoking on prison (a) employees and (b) inmates; what guidance he has issued to...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many girls under the age of 18 years there are in adult prisons in England and Wales.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many trained probation officers there were in each probation area in each of the last five years.

      Re-offending

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most recent re-offending rates are of (a) minors and (b) adults from Southend.

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children in secure training centres have been referred under the Children Act 2004 to local social services departments for reasons...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many travellers have been convicted for not paying tax on their motor vehicles in each of the last eight years; (2) how many...

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the population is registered to vote in each constituency in the UnitedKingdom (a) ranked in descending order and (b)...

      Vulnerable Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vulnerable witnesses used intermediaries provided for in the special measures for vulnerable witnesses under the Youth Justice and...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young offenders have been intensively supervised in the community in each year since 1997.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Barker Review (Government Response)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) calculations and (b) data sets his Department used for the (i) price and (ii) supply elasticity of housing in working out a response to the Barker Review...

    • Designated Growth Areas

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, columns 1688–89W, on designated growth areas (1) what plans his Department has to make...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list occasions since 1975 when fire and rescue authorities have been unable to cope with (a) a major fire or rescue incident and (b) civil disturbance;...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many call outs each retained fire service in North Nottinghamshire has had in each of the last five years.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many times out-of-county fire appliances have been called to emergencies in Nottinghamshire due to Nottinghamshire services being already engaged in each of...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost will be of removing the Wiltshire Fire Services Control Room from the joint services control room at Devizes when the Regional Control Room in...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many IT and communication systems are used by the South West Fire Services; how he will unify them; and how much this will cost.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the budgets are for setting up the regional fire control centres located at (a) Belmont Business Park, Durham, (b) Lingley Mere Business Park, Warrington,...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many cases were recorded of attacks on firemen while working on emergencies in each year since 2003–04; how many have been recorded in 2005–06;...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time firefighters serviced (i) Suffolk and (ii) Bury St. Edmunds constituency in each year since 1997.

      Growth Areas Directorate

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister to whom the Head of the Department's Growth Areas Directorate reports.

      Growth Areas Directorate

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with which division in the Department for Transport the Head of the Department's Growth Areas Directorate liaises on transport matters.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of individuals made homeless in the last 12 months following private landlords obtaining (a) an order of possession and...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of the (a) housing action trusts, (b) European Structural Fund Objective 3, (c) Connexions Grant, (d) Neighbourhood Renewal, (e) Housing...

      Integrated Regional Strategy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost was of producing the Integrated Regional Strategy for the East of England; how many copies have been made; and how many copies were downloaded from...

      Local Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to review the operation of procedures for deciding who is in a politically restricted post in local government.

      Mobile Phone Companies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to publish Professor Phil Allmendiger's report with Arup on codes of best practice for mobile phone companies.

      Mobile Telephone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to make the Arup report on mobile telephone masts publicly available.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the average length of time to process a (a) planning application, (b) major planning application and (c) planning appeal in (i) 1997...

      Regional Policy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what research he has evaluated on whether regional (a) economic and (b) social differences have changed since 1997.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what training is given to (a) policy officials and (b) lawyers in his Department responsible for drafting statutory instruments; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Revenue

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the annual tax revenue from applying business rates to the land holdings of development and property companies.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2005, Official Report, column 820W, on Thames Gateway, if he will place in the Library copies of the strategic flood risk...

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of town and parish councillors gained office as a result of a contested election.

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many town and parish councils in England have achieved Quality Parish Council status.

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many town and parish councils there are in England, broken down by district or unitary level local authority area; and how many levy their own precept in each...

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many town and parish councillors there are in England.

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the main local services funded through the levy of town and parish council precepts are.

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the average total combined cost of clerking, insurance and audit fees for town and parish councils in England in the last year for...

      Town and Parish Councils

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average precept at band D levied by town and parish councils in England was in each of the last 10 years.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Cataract Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cataract operations were carried out by the NHS in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

    • Cataract Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time is in Northern Ireland for a cataract operation.

      Child Abuse Allegations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much government funding has been set aside by the Council of Catholic Maintained Schools to meet the cost of potential child abuse...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average class size for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the integrated sector in Northern Ireland was in each of the last 10 years.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average class size is in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Southern Education and Library Board area.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the (i)Banbridge, (ii) Lurgan and (iii) Portadown area in each of...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the ratio of children to computers in each primary school in (a) Banbridge, (b) Lurgan and (c) Portadown was in each of the last 10 years.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average class size was for (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in the (i)controlled and (ii) maintained sector in Northern...

      Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the office holders in the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments at the time the current...

      Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public funding the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments has received in each of the last five financial years.

      Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of preparing and publishing the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments' current guidance for relationships...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many dentists in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Upper Bann are accepting NHS patients; and if he will list the dentists concerned in Upper Bann.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether...

      Examinations (Remarking)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in Northern Ireland have requested to have their (a) GCSE and (b) A level examination papers re-marked in each of the last 10...

      Floral Displays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by local authorities on floral displays in each council area in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Fugitives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the cost of setting up the system for dealing with terrorist fugitives from justice proposed in the Northern...

      GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prior booked general practitioner appointments members of the public in Northern Ireland failed to keep in each of the last five years.

      Hospital Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people resident in the Republic of Ireland have been admitted to hospital in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Hypothyroidism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the public have complained about their NHS treatment for hypothyroidism in the Province in the last year for which figures...

      Influenza Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the percentage uptake of vaccine for influenza was by those who were eligible in the Province in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Irish Language Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland during which periods the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has pursued an Irish language policy since 1997.

      National Industrial Symbiosis Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why Northern Ireland is not included in the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme.

      NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list those of his Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies which the Government is required to (a) consult prior to...

      NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which of the advisory non-departmental public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) have a statutory base, (b) publish their advice to...

      NDPBs

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

      Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what public consultation was conducted before the Government presented the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill; (2) if he will discuss with...

      Nursing Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why nursing staff in Northern Ireland have been matched and banded differently from nursing staff in England and Wales.

      PricewaterhouseCoopers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Government Departments in Northern Ireland which have worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers on their e-business strategies and e-government...

      Public Administration (Savings)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will break down the £200 million annual savings that were indicated would be achieved in Northern Ireland as a result of the...

      Punishment Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many punishment attacks have been attributed by security forces in Northern Ireland to (a) the UDA, (b) the UVF, (c) the LVF, (d) the...

      Quangos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of (a) the Ulster Unionist Party, (b) the SDLP, (c) the Alliance Party, (d) the DUP and (e) the former Women's Coalition are...

      Road Upgrades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to initiate an upgrade of the main road from Belfast International Airport to the M1 Moira Junction.

      Schools (Abuse Claims)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of (a) physical abuse and (b) sexual abuse were forwarded to the police by (i) Roman Catholic Diocesan officials and (ii)...

      Secondary Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many secondary school teachers in Northern Ireland have (a) a first class degree, (b) a 2:1 degree, (c) a 2:2 degree, (d) a third class...

      Sperrin Lakeland Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to ensure a fair representation from the Omagh area in filling vacancies within the Board of Sperrin Lakeland Trust.

      Sperrin Lakeland Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) the criteria are and (b) selection process is for filling the vacancies for the Board of Sperrin Lakeland Trust.

      Sperrin Lakeland Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are on the public appointments list to be considered for vacancies on the Board of Sperrin Lakeland Trust; and when he expects...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how often the group of deputy secretaries known as the sustainable development champions within the Department of the Environment met in each of...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the sustainable development strategy for Northern Ireland will be published by the Department of the Environment.

      Tyrone County Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the (a) correspondence, (b) meetings and (c) discussions he has had with those (i)against and (ii) in favour of his plans for...

      Ulster Scots and Gaelic

      To ask the Secretary of State for NorthernIreland what plans he has to reconstitute the membership of the Ulster Scots Agency Board.

      Ulster Scots and Gaelic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ensure equality of funding between Ulster Scots and Gaelic.

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland paid the (a) full rate of vehicle excise duty and (b) reduced rate for carbon emission vehicles in each of...

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many motorists in Northern Ireland have been found guilty of non-payment of vehicle excise duty in each of the last 10 years.

      Vehicle Licence Detection Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many mobile vehicle licence detection units were in operation in Northern Ireland in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005.

      Vehicle Licence Detection Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria are used to determine the siting of mobile vehicle licence detection units in Northern Ireland.

      Vehicle Licence Detection Units

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland how many vehicle owners were prosecuted as a result of mobile vehicle licence detection units in Northern Ireland in each year since 2000.

      Violent Offender and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the Police Information Technology Organisation's roll out of the Violent Offender and Sex Offender Register in...

      Zebra Mussels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to deal with the outbreak of zebra mussels in Lough Neagh.

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislative Consultation

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will list those of his Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies which the Government are required to (a) consult prior to legislative proposals...

    • Pay Rise (Hon. Members)

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent representations he has received regarding the pay rise for hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Archbishop Peter Smith

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with Archbishop Peter Smith about the operation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005;...

    • Chelmsford Crown Court

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will place in the Library a list of the cases tried by each of the Crown court judges sitting at Chelmsford Crown Court...

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the adequacy of resources made available to the Information Commissioner to carry out his...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what limits apply to legal costs for personal injury cases; and what plans there are to raise the limits.

      National Security Appeals Panel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the judgments have been published in each case decided by the National Security Appeals Panel under (a) section 28 of...

      Royal Household

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column1058W, on state prayers, what constitutes the Royal Household...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Adviser Discretionary Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average payment was from the Adviser Discretionary Fund in each year since July 2001; and how many people received payments from...

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by (a) the Employment Service, (b) the Benefits Agency and (c) Jobcentre Plus in each of the...

      Benefit Exit Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have come off benefits and entered work in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Normanton constituency since 2001.

      Benefits Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions why the automated response on the (a) income support and (b) incapacity benefit telephone helpline was in Welsh only on 30 November.

      Customer Management Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the areas where the customer management system is in use; and when he expects the system to be rolled out to all areas.

      Customer Management Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average number of days taken (a) to call back and (b) from call back to interview date for each Customer Management System centre was...

      Debt Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many debt advisers are working in (a) West Yorkshire, (b) Wakefield district and (c) Normanton constituency; and whether staffing levels...

      Denise Christina Arathoon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Department has spent on (a) administrative and (b) legal proceedings in relation to Denise Christina Arathoon.

      Departmental Reviews/Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list (a) reviews undertaken and (b) departmental publications issued on (i) housing benefit and (ii) council tax benefit since 1997.

      Economic Regeneration (Ribble Valley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the Department's contribution to economic regeneration in Ribble Valley.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2005, Official Report, column 1271W, on housing benefit, what factors explain the variation in the proportion...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of raising the restriction on the number of hours a week a housing benefit recipient can study to (a) 20...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will meet representatives of the Foyer Federation to discuss the impact of housing benefit regulations on the ability of young...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average administration cost per claimant was of housing benefit in each of the last five years in each benefit authority.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of removing the single room rent upper limit on housing benefit provisions for those aged under 25 years.

      Inactive Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of inactive benefits in Coventry South moved back to work in 2004–05.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many existing incapacity benefit claimants who voluntarily entered the Pathways to Work pilots had been claiming benefit for (a) one month,...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will apply the same rules for payment of carer's allowance and income support to carers of people who are in receipt of low rate...

      Integrated Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the failed call rate has been for Jobcentre Plus areas operating integrated benefit system pilots; (2) what is the average duration...

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies there are in Tamworth constituency; how many there were on the same date last year; and what the vacancy rate in England...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the latest estimate is of the cost of rolling out the Jobcentre Plus programme; what the annual running cost will be; and what the cost of...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State forWork and Pensions (1) what consultations have been undertaken to assess (a) the impact of Jobcentre Plus's Response to Displayed Vacancies system on...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the national performance targets are for Jobcentre Plus; and what the performance of Jobcentre Plus offices in (a) Torquay, (b) Paignton...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1664W, on benefits, which Jobcentre Plus contact centres are operating some...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent meetings he has had about the performance of Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken is for (a) callback and (b) interview under the Customer Management System for customers who contact Jobcentre Plus...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which areas Jobcentre Plus offices have replaced Benefit Agency offices; and when he expects the remaining Benefit Agency offices to be...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Jobcentre Plus contact centres are operating some clerical processes; and if he will make a statement on the (a) reasons for and (b)...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make a statement on the measures used to assist Employment Service and Benefits Agency staff in the cultural transition to...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what services are provided by Integrated Jobcentre Plus customer-facing offices.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls have been made by claimants from 'warm phones' within Jobcentre Plus offices to Jobcentre Plus call centres in each month since...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loan applications have been received from people who are waiting for their benefit claims to be processed by JobCentre Plus,...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total processing times arefor new (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) income support claims in (i) JobCentre Plus areas and (ii) areas...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what instructions have been issued to Jobcentre Plus and Customer Management System staff on the advice they should offer to customers who...

      Jobseekers Allowance (Musicians)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of Jobseeker's Allowance claimed by self-employed musicians since 1998.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many long-term unemployed people have been trained in each month of the new deal 50+ scheme in the Canterbury travel-to-work area.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming pension credit have (a) enrolled with Jobcentre Plus services, (b) joined welfare-to work programmes and (c) moved...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the total costs in 2004–05 of (a) basic state pension, (b) second state pension and (c) other benefits...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of women aged between (a) 40 and 44, (b) 45 and 49, (c) 50 and 54 and (d) 55 and 59 years would receive less than...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of paying a full basic state pension, regardless of contributions, to all pensioners aged 75 years or over in (a)...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of men in the UK who will reach the age of 65 years in (a) 2006, (b) 2017 and (c) 2027 will have national...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of women in the UK who will reach the age of (a) 60 in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2017 and (b) 65 in 2027 respectively will...

      Winter Fuel Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria were used to decide that the winter fuel payment (a) would not be means-tested and (b) would be paid to British pensioners...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of economically inactive (a) men and (b) women are (i)aged 18 to 34, (ii) aged 35 to50 and (iii) aged 51 to 64...

      Work-based Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been allocated to work-based learning for unemployed adults in (a) 2005–06, (b) 2006–07 and (c) 2007–08 at (i)...

      Wrexham Benefit Processing Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many telephone calls to the Wrexham Benefit Processing Centre concerning (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) incapacity...

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rates of child benefit were for (a) the first child and (b) subsequent children in each year since 1980–81; and if he will make a statement.

    • Child Trust Fund Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child trust fund accounts have been opened using initial vouchers worth (a) £250 and (b) £500.

      Closed Religious Orders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of the tax relief associated with the charitable status of closed religious orders in the last period for...

      Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) working men's clubs and (b) other private members' clubs there were in (i) Barnsley, East and Mexborough and (ii) South Yorkshire in (A) 1997...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) salary bill was and (b) administrative costs were for his Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B)region of the UK and (ii) London in...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid by his Department in rates to each local authority in the UK in 2004–05; and how much was paid in (a) each (i) nation and (ii)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed by non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which he has responsibility in 2004–05 in (a) total and (b) each (i)...

      England and Scotland Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the mechanism employed in public expenditure statistical analyses to differentiate between...

      Enterprise Summer School (Wales)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to hold an Enterprise summer school in Wales.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the UK's net contribution to the EU budget in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of the burden of administration on business that arises from EU legislation; by how much this burden has been...

      Iraq

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of the intervention in Iraq from the beginning of operations until the end of this financial year (a) in total and (b)...

      Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what activities have been made unlawful by legislation introduced by his Department since 1 May 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance (Musicians)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date his Department informed the Department for Culture, Media and Sport that self-employed musicians were liable to pay Class 1 National Insurance...

      Nuclear Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has conducted on the costs of nuclear energy. 35838

      Oil Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) jobs and (b) investment in the oil industry in the North Sea of the proposed increase in supplementary oil levy.

      Oil Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions his Department held with (a) the UK Offshore Operators Association, (b) the trade unions and (c) other interests on (i) oil taxation...

      Oil Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he informed the First Minister of Scotland of the proposed changes to the supplementary levy for corporation tax on the oil industry in advance of...

      Pensions Commission

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the public expenditure implications of the proposals in the Pensions Commission's second report; and if he will make a statement.

      Rent Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid by his Department in 2004–05 in rent for properties in (a) total, (b) each (i) region and (ii) nation of the UK and (c) London.

      Self-invested Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans (a) to prohibit investment by self-invested personal pensions directly into a residential property, (b) to prohibit such investments if...

      Self-invested Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the chronology was for the development of Government policy in relation to the use of self-invested pension schemes for investment in residential...

      Silent Calls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 525W, on silent calls, what estimate the Inland Revenue made in 2004–05 of the...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the tax allowances that have been introduced since 1997; by what percentage each such allowance has changed since its introduction; and if...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many tax credit overpayments were disputed in each month from January to October; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many disputed cases of...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff at the Tax Credits Office have received bonus payments in each month from January 2003 to October 2005; what the total amount of bonuses paid...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average unit cost of processing new claims for tax credits including capital costs was in (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05; and what it has...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his policy that money owed to members of the public through the tax credit system may be paid as a lump sum.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what dates HM Revenue and Customs (a) requested and (b) received a written agreement from Electronic Data Systems to proceed with the compression of...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will establish an independent inquiry into the introduction of the new tax credits following the settlement between HM Revenue and Customs and...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the expected annual cost is of the measures announced by the Paymaster General for thereform of tax credits on 5 December.

      Taxation (EU Accession Workers)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of how much workers from the EU accession countries paid in tax in the financial year 2004–05.

      Unemployment Rate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the unemployment rate in (a) Doncaster North and (b) each ward of the constituency was in each year for which figures are available.

  • Health

    • Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many acute beds have been closed in 2005–06 in each hospital trust in each strategic health authority.

    • Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from regional ambulance services regarding the impact of the Ambulance Service reconfiguration.

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she intends to make publicly available to assist the relevant authorities in responding to the consultation on Ambulance Service...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the process and methodology used for the Ambulance Service reconfiguration in the Yorkshire region consultation will be the same in each of the...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the four ambulance services affected by the reconfiguration in the Yorkshire region will have an opportunity to respond to the strategic health...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average response time to an emergency call to the Ambulance Service was in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East...

      Anti-cancer Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of (a) the cost per patient treated with and (b) the effectiveness of clofaribine in achieving remission of acute myeloid...

      Birmingham Children's Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the closure of 10 beds in Ward 3 for children under 12 years with severe mental health problems at the Birmingham Children's Hospital is...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a person who has been assessed as having above the capital limits for a care home can request (a) regular reviews of their care by social services...

      Chase Farm NHS Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings took place in her Department in the 2004–05 financial year at which the future funding of (a) Chase Farm NHS Hospital Trust and (b)...

      Dacorum Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) syphilis, (b) HIV, (c) lymphoedema and (d) tuberculosis have been diagnosed in the area covered by Dacorum Primary Care Trust in...

      Damages Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by her Department in the last year for which figures areavailable, indicating in each case the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how bad debt to dentists from patients will be dealt with under the new National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) regulations; and if...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the new rules for patient charging for NHS dental services, with particular reference to the bodies responsible for...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the proposed system of units of dental activity was piloted.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists are foreign nationals, broken down by nationality.

      Public Involvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to publish the results of her Department's strategic review of patient and public involvement in health.

      Primary Care Trust Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she expects (a) hospitals and (b) other assets providing clinical services owned by primary care trusts to be treated under her plans for...

      Hospital Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts (PCTs) run (a) community and (b) other hospital facilities; and if she will list each such facility, broken down by PCT.

      Health Services (West Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process will be used to transfer the services provided by primary care trusts to alternative providers in West Lancashire.

      Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in (a) the Uxbridge constituency and (b) England received (i) laser eye surgery, (ii) cataract removal, (iii) bladder keyhole surgery,...

      Hospital Readmissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital re-admissions within 28 days have taken place in each of the last 10 years; and how many were of patients aged over 65 years.

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many operations have been performed by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust on behalf of other NHS trusts in each year since 1997; (2)...

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the end of year financial deficit or surplus for the Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust was in each year since 1997.

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the financial management targets missed by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital Trust in the latest star rating appraisal.

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds were available in the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in the last period for which figures are available; and what the occupancy...

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust has made in integrating services for stroke patients with community health providers and social services.

      Hull Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many outpatients have been waiting more than 13 weeks for an appointment at the Hull Royal Infirmary following GP referral.

      Hull Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures Hull Royal Infirmary has in place to prevent the spread of MRSA; and whether these meet national best practice.

      Hull Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients have been admitted to Hull Royal Infirmary Stroke Unit in each year since 1997; (2) how many beds there were in the Stroke Unit...

      Hull Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of Hull Royal Infirmary post-heart treatment rehabilitation services; and how many patients have (a) attended rehabilitation...

      Hull Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether patients have access to specialist heart failure nurses at the Hull Royal Infirmary.

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of (a) orthopaedic procedures and (b) cataract surgery has been in each independent sector treatment centre carrying out such...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the capacity of NHS isolation facilities and single rooms to isolate cases where necessary in the event of an influenza...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the proposed changes to primary care trusts on the capacity of the NHS to respond to an influenza...

      Medical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the (a) three-month staff vacancy rate as a percentage, (b) three-month staff vacancy rate as a number of posts, (c) number of staff in post as a...

      Medical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2005, Official Report, column 622W, on medical staff Salaries, what the average salary of a (a) consultant, (b) junior...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) were employed as midwives in the NHS for the first time and (b) left NHS midwife posts in each year since 1980.

      Modernising Medical Careers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the impact of the modernising medical careers training structure on (a) junior and (b) middle-ranking doctors; (2)...

      NHS Bursaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many eligible students who applied for NHS bursaries for their courses had not received their bursary by (a) the first week and (b) the first month of...

      NHS Bursaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long on average an individual waited when claiming an NHS bursary from the point of application to the point of receiving the allowance in 2004–05.

      NHS Bursaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are being taken to reduce the time taken for an individual to receive the NHS bursary.

      NHS Bursaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff are employed to deal with applications for NHS bursaries.

      NHS Capital Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total NHS capital expenditure has been in each year since 1990.

      NHS Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS executives will be paid more than £200,000 in 2005–06.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what spending on the NHS in England has been in (a) real terms and (b) nominal terms in each year since 1990; and what estimate she has made of...

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria she uses to determine when she intervenes in individual funding decisions taken by (a) primary care trusts and (b) other NHS bodies; and...

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library the most recent month's forecast of financial position for each NHS organisation submitted to the Department by each...

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2005, Official Report, column 266W, on NHS finance, whether it is her intention that control totals for each...

      NHS Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether pensionable service of women doctors in the NHS scheme between 1972 and 1988 is taken into account when calculating the eventual widowers' pensions.

      NHS Postholders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) chairmen and (b) chief executives of (i) strategic health authorities, (ii) special health authorities, (iii) primary care trusts and (iv)...

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to the NHS is for a week's work from (a) a nurse and (b) a doctor employed through (i)an agency and (ii) NHS professionals.

      NHS Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests she has received to refer NHS reorganisation to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel; how many she has agreed; and if she will make a...

      NHS Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the redundancy costs of the latest proposals for the reorganisation of the NHS.

      NHS Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) ambulance trusts, (b) primary care trusts and (c) strategic health authorities she expects to complete reconfiguration by the end of this...

      NHS Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the proposed re-configuration of primary care trusts is still expected to deliver a 15 per cent. reduction in costs as set out in the letters of...

      NHS Staff Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways the private medical sector participates in the training of NHS (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) other medical staff; and if she will make a...

      NHS Student Grant Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications have been (a) received and (b) processed by the NHS student grant unit for students starting their courses in September 2005; and...

      NHS Student Grant Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the performance of the NHS Student Grant Unit in processing application forms for grants for the 2005–06 academic year.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect of hospital trusts' deficits on nurse recruitment.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applicants' fees the Nursing and Midwifery Council accepted from overseas nurses in each of the last five years, broken down by country of origin.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many decision letters have been issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to prospective candidates for the Overseas Nursing Programme in each of...

      PCT Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the possible effects on funding for local charities and health advisory organisations of the proposed merger of primary...

      PCT Professional Executive Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which staff groups are represented on the professional executive committees of primary care trusts; whether she expects this composition to change...

      Premature Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether an assessment of the impact of post traumatic stress and time off work for parents whose premature babies have contracted bronchiolitis or chronic...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it remains her policy to require primary care trusts to divest themselves of their provider status by 2008; and if she will make a statement.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has withdrawn the July advice to primary care trusts to divest themselves of the staff who provide services to patients.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her policy on the (a) commissioning and (b) provider roles of primary care trusts.

      Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total revenue derived from private patients in the NHS was in each of the last 10 years; (2) what the total cost of providing private...

      Public Engagement Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 991W, on public engagement contracts, what the value is of the contract tendered to run...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she has defined a personalised care plan for the purposes of measuring the achievement of 2004 public service agreement target number 4.

      Quality and Outcomes Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the impact that the quality and outcomes framework has had on the treatment of conditions which are not covered...

      Student Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to speed up the distribution of NHS bursaries for student nurses.

      Temporary Medical Staff (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS of (a) agency nurses, (b) agency doctors and (c) total agency staff in (i) England, (ii) each strategic health authority and...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time in hospitals in (a) Staffordshire, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England has been in each year since 1997.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2005, Official Report, column 1160W, on waiting lists/times, whether the statement on page 57 of the NHS Improvement...

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many additional school nurses have been employed since the publication of the Public Health White Paper.

      Western General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to bring payment by results for emergency procedures at Western General hospital into force as soon as possible.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the evidence given by the Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, to the House of Lords Constitution Committee on 9 November, what...

    • Childcare and Nursery Education

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children aged (a) three; and (b) four received care and education in (i) maintained sector schools, and (ii) private and voluntary day nurseries in...

      Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the United States Government to change their position on the global warming and climate change issues currently being...

      Companies: Operating and Financial Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 5 December (WA 73), whether they will explain the relevance to the Baroness Noakes's initial...

      Ghana and Nigeria: Asylum Seekers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the debate on the Asylum (Designated States) No. 2 Order on 24 November (Official Report, cols, 1082–12), why statistics on asylum applications...

      Gwynt-y-Mor Wind Turbine Project

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many wind turbines are proposed in the Gwynt-y-Mor project along the Llandudno Bay area of the North Wales coast; what will be the height of each turbine; and...

      Gwynt-y-Mor Wind Turbine Project

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will assess the likely impact of large scale, turbine-related, engineering work on the Gwynt-y-Mor development of wind turbines off the North Wales...

      Gwynt-y-Mor Wind Turbine Project

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much subsidy or grant will be required for any power company proceeding with the Gwynt-y-Mor wind turbine project.

      Household Batteries: Recycling

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have considered measures to encourage local councils to collect used domestic electric batteries separately from other forms of waste so as to aid...

      Housing Developments: Planning Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in calling in the planning applications for housing developments (numbers 2/2002/0415 and 2/2002/0880), they took account of the sustainable development...

      Joint Strike Fighter Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: At what stage of the Joint Strike Fighter procurement process a decision will be made about the acquisition of the Meteor missile for use by the aircraft.

      Powers of Entry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In what circumstances officials of the Department of Trade and Industry and of public bodies answerable to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry can search...

      Road Traffic Accidents: Sleep Disorders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What studies they have made of the effect of sleep apnoea in road accidents.

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