Written answers

Monday, 9 January 2006

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Line of Route

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what percentage of the line of route is inaccessible to wheelchair users; and if he will make a statement.

    • Public Gallery

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment the Commission has made of the impact on visitor numbers to the Public Gallery in the Chamber...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crime Clear-up Rates

      To ask the Solicitor-General in which areas primary responsibility for decisions to charge for offences has been passed from the police to the Crown Prosecution Service; and what the clear-up...

    • Iraqi Prisoners

      To ask the Solicitor-General for what reasons the Crown Prosecution Service did not proceed with charges against the individuals who faked photographs of British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners.

      Special Counsel

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) in how many criminal cases a special counsel has been appointed in each year since 1997; (2) in how many criminal cases in Northern Ireland a special counsel...

      Spy Ring (Stormont)

      To ask the Solicitor-General who was consulted on the decision to discontinue the case against those charged with running a spy ring at Stormont in 2002.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • 0870 Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 November 2005, Official Report, column 1364W, on 0870 numbers, what contractual arrangements her...

    • British Uplands (Tourism)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of how much money the British uplands generate for the tourist industry in each of the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) parliamentary questions from (i)hon....

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value is of (a) pay supplements, (b) bonuses and (c) other incentive packages that are payable in her Department on...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are taken by the Department to support staff with mental ill health.

      Devolved Legislatures (Documents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department giving evidence to (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii)...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether a Minister in her Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by her Department in response to those recommendations in the...

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received regarding the Energy Review; and when she expects the Energy Review to report to her.

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of the directive on procedures for the...

      Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department will pay interest on delayed payments under the (a) Entry Level Scheme and (b) single farm payments.

      Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to the agricultural industry of a month's delay in payment by the Rural Payments...

      Buncefield Oil Depot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of carbon she estimates were emitted as a consequence of the fire at Hemel Hempstead; and what percentage of...

      Buncefield Oil Depot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what role the Government Decontamination Service has played in responding to the Hemel Hempstead oil depot fire.

      Hunting Trophies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what powers the Government have to restrict the (a) importation and (b) retention of hunting trophies; and under what...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish on the internet (a) the detailed record of discussions of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP), (b)...

      Road Traffic (Emissions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received on the carbon dioxide emissions caused by road traffic congestion in (a) Harborough...

      Sustainability Symposia (Harlow)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the representatives from her Department and public bodies for which her Department is responsible who...

      Upland Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the optimum number of farmers in the English uplands to maintain sufficient land management...

  • Transport

    • Act of Austria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings of the (a) Committee on implementation of Protocol 9 to the Act of Austria concerning transport by road and rail and combined...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which unit in his Department is responsible for reducing carbon emissions.

      Concessionary Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make a statement on the provision of travel concessions for pensioners on public transport; (2) what recent discussions he has held...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by (a) his Department and previous Departments with his Department's responsibilities, (b) each...

      EU Transport Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings of the (a) Committee on the driving licence, (b) Advisory Committee on access for Community air carriers to intra-Community air...

      EU Transport Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings of the (a) Committee for the establishment of conditions for the interoperability of the trans-European high speed rail system, (b)...

      EU Transport Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings of the (a) Committee on the system of charging for the use of transport infrastructure, (b) Committee on the development of the...

      EU Transport Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings of the (a) Committee for granting Community financial aid in the field of trans-European transport networks, (b) Committee for...

      EU Transport Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings of the (a) Implementation Committee on minimum requirements for vessels bound for or leaving Community ports carrying dangerous or...

      EU Transport Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings the (a) Advisory Committee on transport, (b) EC-Bulgaria Joint Transport Committee, (c) EC-Romania Joint Transport Committee, (d)...

      EU Transport Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings of the (a) Advisory Committee on measures to be taken in the event of a crisis in the market in the carriage of goods by road and for...

      First Aid (Driving Tests)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce basic first aid education as part of the driving test requirements.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list meetings held between Ministers and (a) airport authorities and (b) interested groups since June; and if he will place the minutes of...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to inform motorists of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held with the Home Office regarding the enforcement of the offence of driving while using a mobile phone.

      Motorbikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his estimate is of the value of new motorbikes purchased in each year since 1997.

      Motorbikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new motorbikes were purchased in each year since 1997.

      Motorbikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his estimate is of the value of second-hand motorbikes purchased in each year since 1997.

      Port of Sharpness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made towards re-opening a rail link to the Port of Sharpness.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in what month he expects to publish the specification for the new merged Central Trains/Midland Mainline railway franchise.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average age is of passenger trains on (a) the London and South East heavy rail network, (b) the local regional rail network and (c) the...

      Road Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) males and (b) females were (i)killed, (ii) seriously injured and (iii) slightly injured as a result of a motor vehicle being driven on the...

      Road Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road deaths there have been in the Nottinghamshire county council area in the last three years.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost has been to his Department of (a) repairing existing and (b) building new roads in each year since 1997, broken down by category of road.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Article 14 Directives have been served by the Highways Agency on developments in North Northamptonshire.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with Northamptonshire county council about the construction of new distributor road capacity around...

      Seat Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) front and (b) rear seat belt wearing rates are among (i) males and (ii) females in each of the last five years for which information is...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will permit revenue raised from speed camera fines to be used to fund 20 mph zones outside schools.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 328W, on speed cameras, what previous studies of regression to the mean effect on...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras there are in the county of Nottinghamshire excluding cameras on theA1.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department collects centrally on speeding fines.

      Transport (Gravesham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) serious road traffic accidents occurred in the Gravesham constituency in each year since 1997.

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what grants have been made to each trust port in the last 12 months (a) in total and (b) broken down by type of grant.

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) private cars, (b) commercial vans, (c) lorries and (d) motorbikes did not have their vehicle excise duty renewed in each year since 1997.

      Vehicle Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his estimate is of the number of foreign registered (a) cars, (b) commercial vans and (c) lorries on UK roads in each year since 1997.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Art Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture,Media and Sport what steps she has taken to reassure the Russian Government that works of art on loan to British museums and galleries will not be...

    • Churches (Inspired Campaign)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the implications for churches in the Vale of York of English Heritage's Inspired campaign.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will reply to the letter dated 25 October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Mike Amesbury.

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what has been the annual expenditure on training and development for (a) her Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body,...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on bottled water in 2004–05.

      Departmental Jobs (Regional Distribution)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of jobs in (a) her Department and (b) each (i) executive agency, (ii) non-departmental public body and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture,Media and Sport how many civil servants inher Department worked from home for at least one day a week in the last year for which figures are available.

      Elite Athletes (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what submissions her Department has received concerning funding for elite athletes at the (a) 2008 and (b) 2012 Olympics; from whom...

      Free Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households are in receipt of free television licences in Swansea East.

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the timetable is for the implementation of the Gambling Act 2005, including (a) the publication of regulations, (b) the anticipated...

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Gambling Commission has issued on when licensing authorities may (i) consult on and (ii)...

      Gaming Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received on the regulation of (a) fixed odds betting terminals and (b) adult gaming centres.

      Gaming Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which casino premises are (a) licensed and (b) licensed and operational under the 1968 Gambling Act.

      Gaming Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications the Gambling Commission has received for new casinos under the 1968 Gambling Act in each of the last 24 months.

      Gyms (Accessibility)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with operators of national gymnasium chains on accessibility by disabled users; what assessment...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of (a) the proportion of licensed premises to which children have access and (b) the proportion of these...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many establishments she estimates are trading without a licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in each London borough; and if she will...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the local authorities that have (a) made representations to her Department for additional resources and (b) been...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list local authorities that have outstanding licence applications under the Licensing Act 2003; and if she will make a statement.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who will own the (a) land and (b) properties on the land acquired by the London Development Agency following the London 2012 Olympics;...

      Media Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on media monitoring activities in each of the last eight financial years.

      National Lottery Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost is of administering national lottery grants to good causes per pound of grant disbursed.

      Primary School Children (Activities)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what activities are sponsored by her Department for primary school children during their summer holidays.

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how her Department plans to assess progress towards its public service agreement performance target 2 prior to the next spending review;...

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of the change to the definition of attendance in her Department's 2005 to 2008 public service...

      School Sport Partnership Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of school children in England have spent a minimum of two hours each week on high quality physical education and school...

      Sports Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the baseline is by which her Department's measures to increase the number of people from priority groups (a) who participate in...

      Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many calls have been made to the hotline set up to deal with parents' questions about swimming pool admissions policy.

      Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pools have altered their admission policy on parental supervision of children since her meeting on the subject earlier in 2005.

      Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of the situation regarding parental supervision of children in swimming pools; and if she will make...

      Television/Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is the estimated number of (a) televisions and (b) radios in use in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) each of the English regions and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Norcross (Job Losses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures he has in place to deal with potential job losses at the Department's site in Norcross.

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the process used by the Child Support Agency for the assessment of cases.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on progress with the reform of the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when all Child Support Agency cases will be calculated under the new scheme.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been received by the Child Support Agency in each year since 1997; how many went forward for adjudication; and how...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what monitoring he is undertaking of progress in eliminating the faults in the Child Support Agency computer system.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of parents with care on income support and income-based jobseeker's allowance have received Child Support Agency...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library the latest list of change requests made to EDS by the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of parents who are waiting for their Child Support Agency cases to be transferred from the old to the new scheme...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many children are payments being made through the Child Support Agency's (a) new scheme and (b) old scheme.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of assessed Child Support Agency claims in Scotland had maintenance collected via deduction of earnings orders in each quarter...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many (a) new scheme, new computer, (b) old scheme, new computer, (c) old scheme, old computer and (d) backlogged child...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has received a report from the chief executive of the Child Support Agency (CSA) with recommendations for the reform of the CSA; and...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how long the Child Support Agency plans to continue collecting maintenance from the constituent of the right hon. Member for Birkenhead,...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was between the Child Support Agency notifying the Job Centreplus to deduct the five pound flat rate in maintenance from...

      National Pension Savings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of employer contributions to the national pension savings scheme, as proposed by the Turner...

      Women's Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proposals are being considered to improve the pension provision available for married women who choose to stay at home to bring up their...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to improve the administration of housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions his Department has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister about the ending of the single room rent...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 372W, on housing benefit, what estimate he has made of (a) the cost of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to publish details of his plans to pilot the local housing allowance in the social rented sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of ending the direct payment of housing benefit to registered social landlords on their financial...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tenants in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Birmingham received housing benefit in each of the past eight years; what...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to restrict the direct payment of housing benefit to landlords whose tenants commit antisocial behaviour.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 November 2005, Official Report, column 1256W, on housing benefit, when he expects to make a decision on the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral statement of 7 December 2005, Official Report, column 271WH, on housing benefit pathfinders, what the source was for the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will assess the merits of removing the 16-hour housing benefit rule to enable young adults in housing need to study full-time for...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Government are planning to remove the single room rent upper limit on housing benefit provisions for those under 25 years.

      Pensions Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the second report of the Pensions Commission.

      Departmental Retirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average age of retirement for employees of his Department was in the last period for which figures are available.

      Basic State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the change in the basic state pension will be between 2005–06 and 2006–07.

      Basic State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much more the basic state pension will be worth in 2006–07 than in 2005–06.

      Administrative Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions what administrative savings have been made by his Department in each of the last eight years.

      Benefit Claimants (Forest of Dean)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the Forest of Dean constituency are receiving (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) incapacity benefit.

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether it is the policy of his Department to transfer to direct payment the benefits of claimants paid by cheque if they fail to express...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average number of days was from first contact by a new jobseeker's allowance claimant to first payment for claims administered by (a)...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what total spending was on (a) all pensioner benefits, (b) the basic state pension, (c) minimum income guarantee and pension credit, (d) winter...

      Benefits Administration Errors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of losses due to error in the administration of benefits for each of the last eight years, broken down by the type of...

      Benefits Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to process (a) crisis loans, (b) budgeting loans and (c) community care loans in (i) Vale of Clwyd constituency and...

      Buncefield Oil Depot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Total Oil Depot site at Buncefield, near Hemel Hempstead, was classed as a (a) tier one and (b) tier two site for the purposes of...

      Burslem Job Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on reorganisation of (a) (i) Jobcentre Plus and (ii) social fund application services in North Staffordshire and...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures he is taking to remove the barriers to work for people with caring responsibilities.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many child support cases were referred to the special payments department for financial loss in each year since 1997; and how much was paid...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Child Support Agency old scheme cases have not had a reassessment for more than (a) six months, (b) one year,...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the latest compliance rate is for Child Support Agency cases; what the target is; and if he will make a statement.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken by his Department has been to respond to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 since it came...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to improve security of personal data held by his Department on its employees.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's staff have had their personal details stolen for fraudulent tax credit applications.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the recent theft of data relating to staff in his Department for use in fraudulent tax credit applications.

      Debt Manager System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost is of the introduction of the new Debt Manager system in his Department.

      Departmental Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's call centres have contracted for voice training for their staff; how many staff in each of these call centres have...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who is responsible for running his Department's Estate; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what the details are of...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) new build and (b) refurbishment of the Department's estate is underway in North Staffordshire; and what the (i) costs are and (ii)...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will list those of his Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies which the Government are required (a) to consult prior...

      Departmental Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the change in the number of jobs in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies was in (i)2003–04 and (ii) 2004–05, broken down by...

      Departmental Rebranding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money has been spent on rebranding in his Department and related agencies in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many staff in the Department accepted voluntary severance schemes in the last three financial years; (2) whether voluntary severance...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the rates of employee absence in his Department have been in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what voluntary severance schemes are in place in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on reductions in departmental staffing to date in accordance with the Gershon efficiency targets, with particular...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the implications for health and safety of electronically tagging workers in commercial warehouses.

      Equality and Diversity

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

      Firework Storage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what checks are made on consignments of fireworks leaving Health and Safety Executive-licensed firework storage sites to ascertain that legal...

      Fraudulent Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the value of fraudulent claims made in each of the last five years in the names of people who have died.

      Fraudulent Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what means his Department traces those in receipt of benefit for whom they have an incorrect address.

      Government Legislation

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

      Housing Benefit Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to introduce the Housing Benefit Bill; why it has been delayed; whether it is his policy to include a pilot scheme for the social...

      Human Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who the Director of Human resources is in his Department; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what are the details of...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people living in (a) Wakefield and (b) Hemsworth constituency (i) left and (ii) joined the register of persons in receipt of...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people living in the Normanton constituency claimed incapacity benefit in each year since 1997, (2) what proportion of the...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of people of working age are in receipt of incapacity benefit within each (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the types of mental health problems experienced by incapacity benefit claimants who have been claiming for (a)...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the proposed reforms of the incapacity benefit system will be in place by the end of 2008; what recent meetings he has had to discuss...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people aged over 50 years claimed jobseeker's allowance (JSA) in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03, (c) 2003–04 and (d)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged over 50 years participated in new deal 50 plus in (a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03, (c) 2003–04 and (d)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions what the current average time taken is for jobseeker's allowance claimants (a) to be called in for interview and (b) thereafter to receive their...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of those on jobseeker's allowance returned to full-time work within (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) six months, in each...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the Gravesham constituency are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the cost of income support for single parents who are now required to work due to the age of their children; and if he...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measure of sustainability his Department uses for people gaining jobs through (a) new deal for young people, (b) new deal for 25 plus, (c)...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions how much has been allocated to the full-time education and training option under the New Deal for 18 to 24-year-olds in England in (a)...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent changes there have been in the contracting process for New Deal services; and if he will make a statement.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the Gravesham constituency who attained sustained employment through a new deal programme have since re-started on a new...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to increase the use of the voluntary sector in delivering new deal programmes.

      New Registrations (Slough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of residents in Slough issued with new national insurance numbers in each of the last five years...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the total expenditure on disability pensions was accounted for by people suffering from obesity in each of the last five...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to answer the question tabled by the hon. Member for Daventry on 9 November, reference 28183.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent mental health workers are employed by each Pathways to Work pilot area, broken down by type of mental health...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government are taking to ensure that it meets its target of 3 million people claiming pension credit by Easter 2006.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the number of UK pensioners (a) entitled to pension credit and (b) receiving pension credit in each region; and...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what meetings he has had with the Board of the Pension Protection Fund.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the operation of the Pension Protection Fund.

      Pension Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with (a) the Financial Services Authority and (b) life assurance companies about what constitutes best advice with...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of pensioners in each county of the UK who had no private income in the last year for...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) single women, (b) single men and (c) couples aged (i) 60 to 64, (ii) 65 to 69, (iii) 70 to 74 and (iv) 75...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of pensioners were living in absolute poverty in (a) each constituency in Wales and (b) each ward of the Vale of...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions what his Department's estimate is of the amount paid in rent rebate to pensioners in 2004–05.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's estimate is of the amount paid in council tax benefit to pensioners in 2004–05.

      Pensions Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the Pensions Commission second report; (2) if he will make a statement on progress on plans to reform the...

      Pensions Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Pensions Commission final report.

      Pensions Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what role his Department has played in negotiations on the reform of public sector pensions.

      Performance Development System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost incurred by the Department in defending and settling Performance and Development System related cases was in (a) 2003 and...

      Post Office Bank Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions why the basic Post Office bank account is not able to receive payments through housing benefit and income support benefit cheques.

      Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value was of (a) public opinion research and (b) public relations contracts awarded by his Department in 2004–05 in (i) each (A)...

      Race Equality Impact Assessments

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

      Rent Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the national targets are for The Rent Service; and what the performance of offices in South Devon is in relation to those targets.

      Single Women Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many single women pensioners are receiving assistance to bring them up to the minimum pension level, broken down by constituency; and if he...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria were used to select pilot areas for the pilot work search premium scheme for working tax credit partners; what the take-up to...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received winter fuel payments in each ward in the Vale of Clwyd in 2004–05.

      Young People (Support)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial support is available for young people living independently and participating in further education (a) for the first six months...

      Young People (Support)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training and guidance is available for Jobcentre Plus advisers for their work with young people living independently.

  • Health

    • Your Health, Your Care, Your Say"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will respond to the consultation Your Health, Your Care, Your Say".

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines she has issued on the minimum acceptable distance patients should be expected to travel to reach a hospital with an accident and emergency...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions for overseas residents took place after 18 weeks' gestation in 2004–05; and whether her Department requires an anaesthetic or...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed in (a) Great Britain and (b) the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic Health Authority under the...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to review compliance with section 4 of the Abortion Act 1967.

      Acute General Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that acute general hospitals retain the full range of medical and surgical specialisms; and if she will make a statement.

      Acute Myocardial Infarction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the use of the Goldman algorithm in the assessment of suspected acute myocardial infarction.

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much foundation hospitals paid for agency nursing in 2004.

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of agency (a) nurses and (b) doctors in Torbay primary care trust has been since 1997.

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) temporary and (b) agency staff are employed in her Department to perform roles previously carried out by permanent staff who have been made...

      Alimta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to the NHS of a course of treatment with the drug Alimta was in the last period for which figures are available.

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target is for ambulance response times in Torbay; and what percentage of call-outs have met these targets since 1997.

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the NHS consultation document on the reorganisation of ambulance trusts will be issued; when the consultation will (a) start and (b) finish; and...

      Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to issue a reply to the Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [Lords]; and if she will make a statement.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions the Government has had with other countries regarding the devising of measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza among humans.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans are in place in East Sussex to combat an avian influenza pandemic; and if she will make a statement.

      Birth Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost was of (a) a home birth, (b) an out of hospital birth and (c) a hospital birth in each NHS trust providing maternity care in...

      Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the policy of theCambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership Trust in relation to direct contact between...

      Cancelled Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients had their operation cancelled (a) twice, (b) three times, (c) four times and (d) more than four times in each year since 1997; and if...

      Children's Diet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 December 2005, Official Report, column 544W, on children's diet, whether the Food Standards Agency's rolling programme of...

      Children's Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhat her policy is for the future support of the respite and terminal care of children with life-limiting illnesses.

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of adults in England suffers from high cholesterol according to the Joint Society Guidelines.

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether her Department plans to run a campaign to raise the awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol levels; (2) whether she plans to promote...

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's policy is on those adults with cholesterol levels between 4 mmol/l and 7 mmol/l and not eligible for prescribed statins but who are...

      Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to facilitate access to condoms free-of-charge (a) in NHS institutions and (b) through community-based distribution schemes.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to the letter of 28 October 2005 from the right hon. member for Birmingham, Ladywood on behalf of Dr. Felix Burden.

      Critical Care Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy that plans by NHS trusts to close critical care beds should be subject to public consultation.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists per head of population were practising in (a) West Lancashire and (b) England in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are used to assess the need for dental services in primary care trust areas.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have left the NHS in each year since 1997–98 (a) in terms of headcount and (b) as a percentage of the total number of dentists in...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 17WS, on national health service dentistry, how much Methods...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action she is taking to improve dental services in Ribble Valley; (2) how many NHS dentists are operating in Ribble Valley and Fulwood.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the length is of the waiting list for an NHS dentist in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent dentists were practising in England in the NHS (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) the most recent period for which figures...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the age profile of dentists working under NHS contracts; and what assessment she has made of the implications of that age...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are registered on the central waiting list held by the Herefordshire primary care trust for assigning NHS dentists in Hereford; and how...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in Beverley and Holderness are involved in private practice.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid by her Department in rates to each local authority in 2004–05; and how much was paid in (a) each region and (b) London in that year.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a Minister in her Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if she will...

      Drug Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support is given to drug rehabilitation projects which pursue an abstinence approach to drug treatment; and if she will list the projects which have...

      East Lancashire NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the financial situation of the East Lancashire Hospital Trust; and what steps her Department has taken to alleviate that...

      Eggs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken in the last six months to ensure that eggs imported into the UK meet the same food safety standards as eggs produced in the UK;...

      Emergency Dental Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 24 October 2005, Official Report, column 174W, on emergency dental treatment, how many finished admission episodes there were...

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to permit primary care trusts to take powers along the lines of those vested in NHS foundation trusts.

      Gershon Review

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

      General Practitioners' Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of general practitioners' pay was in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000, (e) 2001, (f) 2002, (g) 2003 and (h) 2004.

      General Practitioners' Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the projected cost of general practitioners' pay in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008, (e) 2009 and (f) 2010.

      Health and Social Care Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice her Department has issued to (a) primary care trusts, (b) strategic health authorities and (c) other NHS organisations on their obligations...

      Health Care Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) three month vacancy rate percentage, (b) three month vacancy number and (c) number of staff in post full-time equivalent was for (i)...

      Health Protection Agency (Review Panel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role the Rapid Review Panel of the Health Protection Agency undertakes; and if she will make a statement.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust on treating NHS medical patients in the private health sector in each year since 1997.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children from the West Lancashire constituency have (a) attended accident and emergency, (b) had an emergency operation, (c) had an elective...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) land and (b) properties belonging to the NHS in West Lancashire has (i) been sold in each year since 2000 and (ii) planned to be sold in (A)...

      Health Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what projected per capita Government spending on health in Wiltshire for 2005–06 is; (2) what projected per capita Government spending on...

      Health Staffing Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average cost and (b) total cost was of employing (i) consultants, (ii) registrars, (iii) other doctors in training, (iv) general medical...

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the more robust estimates for the prevalence of hepatitis C in England mentioned in the recent Health Protection Agency report will be available.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff hours per month the Health Protection Agency spent on the surveillance of (a) hepatitis C and (b) HIV/AIDS in 2004–05.

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for the funding of (a) the provision of HER2 testing and (b) the prescribing of Herceptin to women diagnosed with early stage breast...

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the profits for the manufacturer derived from the prescribing of Herceptin for the treatment of early stage breast cancer will be subject to the...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures her Department is taking to provide anti-retroviral drugs to young children suffering from HIV/AIDS in England; and if she will make a statement.

      Hospital Bed Occupancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets have been set for hospital bed occupancy; how many beds have been available in general and acute wards in hospitals in Torbay primary care...

      Hospital Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in the event of closure of (a) Bridgnorth community hospital and (b) Ludlow community ospital, which entity would receive what proportion of the proceeds...

      Hospital Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time jobs would be lost if (i) Ludlow community hospital and (ii)Bridgnorth community hospital were closed; (2)...

      Hospital Discharge (Terminally Ill Patients)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the financial penalty paid by social services departments for late discharge of hospital patients applies to patients who are diagnosed as...

      Hospital Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital mergers have taken place over the last five years; what the projected effects on costs of each merger were; and what actual savings have...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the (a) total and (b) net cost of (i) integrating the proposed identity card scheme into her Department's IT systems and...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated price per procedure paid was to wave 1 independent sector treatment centres in (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05; and what the...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations have been contracted for at each independent treatment centre; of what type; and how many operations each centre has carried out.

      Infant Readmissions (Norfolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies from the Southern Norfolk primary care trust area were re-admitted to the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital with feeding problems in...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the use of common blood-pressure drugs in tackling outbreaks of influenza.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the population of (a) Staffordshire and (b) the West Midlands can be inoculated against influenza and other viral infections with...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department's modelling for the number of extra patients in each primary care trust during an influenza pandemic includes an estimate of the...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the risk of excess deaths from seasonal influenza if, in the event of an influenza pandemic, manufacturers switch from...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that the supply of influenza vaccinations in England will be adequate to meet demand during the winter.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons manufacture of the winter influenza vaccine has been delayed.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on advertising the winter influenza vaccine in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has been informed that any primary care trust has a shortage of influenza vaccines.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the merits of including people with mental health problems within the priority groups for influenza vaccination; (2)...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what month her Department recommends that general practitioner practices place their order for winter influenza vaccine for seasonal influenza; and...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances she would seek to impose restrictions on movement of people in order to reduce the risk of spread of pandemic influenza from human...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people in (a) West Lancashire constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England who have requested an influenza...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhat proportion of the at-risk population of (a) the West Lancashire primary care trust area, (b) Lancashire and (c) England is expected to be inoculated...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people in at-risk groups who have been unable to obtain a seasonal influenza vaccination in each London...

      Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been spent on information technology systems in the NHS in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Isabel Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department plans to meet representatives of Isabel Healthcare; and if she will make a statement.

      Latex Allergy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements she has made to monitor response by NHS trusts to the National Patient Safety Organisation's recent information notice on latex allergy.

      Leicestershire Acute Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average length of stay is for patients in (a) acute trusts and (b) Leicestershire Acute Hospital Trust; and what the upper quartile length...

      Management and Administration Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each strategic health authority will be required to save in order to achieve her target of £250 million savings in management and...

      Marijuana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on the medical use of marijuana in the NHS.

      Media Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthif she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the use of broadcast and print media analysis.

      Medical Careers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of the medical careers reforms on the ability of senior house officers to secure employment in the NHS.

      Medical Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the mechanisms for matching medical graduates to training slots in the NHS.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision her Department has made for a 24-hour telephone support service for the mentally ill and their families.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people, other than the organisers, attended each of the consultation events that formed part of the race equality impact assessment of the...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children and young adults suffered from depression in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Department has taken to identify depression in children and young adults.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what services are available to families with children who suffer from depression.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to be in a position to present the Mental Health Bill to Parliament.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for publication of the findings of the Mental Health Bill Race Equality Consultation; and if she will make a statement.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding was allocated in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire for mental health services in each of the last three years.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines she has issued on the prescription of methadone in prisons; and if she will make a statement.

      Minimally-invasive Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to encourage the use of minimally-invasive technologies in the NHS, with particular reference to (a) the training of staff in the...

      Minor Illness Injury Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether patient group directions cover practices in minor illness injury units; and if she will make a statement.

      Necrotising Fasciitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England have (i) contracted and (ii) died of necrotising...

      NHS Bursaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to reduce the amount of time student nurses wait for their NHS bursaries.

      NHS Bursaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons eligible students who apply for NHS bursaries in advance do not receive their bursaries before their courses start.

      NHS Commissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the basis of payment to the provider of management services to a primary care trust will be under the reforms proposed by Commissioning a Patient-led...

      NHS Commissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with Mr. Roy Lilley on opportunities for the independent and voluntary sector arising from the proposals set out in SirNigel...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with representatives of NHS Direct staff on regrading of staff due to restructuring of the service.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have used NHS Direct in each year since its introduction, broken down by region.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of whether there is a correlation between NHS organisations' deficits and the number of agency staff they employ.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the NHS net financial deficit in 2004–05 was financed, broken down by area of her Department's activity from which funds were diverted to meet...

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of NHS income from charges was in 2004–05; and how much was accounted for by income from (a) fees and charges from health...

      NHS Reconfiguration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the total cost of structural reorganisations to primary care trusts and strategic health authorities as set out in her...

      NHS Settlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the £6.1 billion increase in Total NHS Settlement for 2004–05 was spent on (a) additional or increased salaries, (b) employers...

      NHS Settlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will break down the NHS Settlement for 2005–06 allocated to centrally funded initiatives by main budget heading; and if she will make a...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses, (b) general practitioners, (c) surgeons, (d) ward support staff and (e) administrative staff were employed in the NHS in each year...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average income from the NHS of (a) a general practitioner, (b) a junior doctor and (c) a nurse was in each year since 1997.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS trusts she expects not to be able to become foundation trusts by 2008; (2) what future she envisages for trusts who are not foundation...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS trusts where in 2005 her Department has had to intervene in the financial management.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how her Department ensures that quality of service is not affected when NHS trusts face monetary shortfalls.

      NHS-funded Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS-funded operations have taken place in (a) NHS and (b) private health sector establishments in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses currently on extended sick leave are within (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) 18 months and (d) two years of the official retirement age.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to reduce the numbers of fractures due to osteoporosis in (a) women who have had previous fractures and (b) women with...

      Out-of-hours Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with strategic health authorities about the funding of out-of-hours general practitioner services in rural areas.

      Palliative Care (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to passport the medical costs of providing palliative care to children's hospices.

      Palliative Care (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to children's hospices serving West Sussex in each of the last eight years.

      Palliative Care (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessments she has made of the medical costs of providing palliative care in children's hospices.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to answer the question on private management of new primary care trusts (19208) tabled by the hon. Member for Romsey on 13 October.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to answer the Questions (a) 21145, (b) 21220, (c) 21219 and (d) 21776 tabled by the hon. Member for Romsey on 19 and 20 October.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to question reference 28481 from the hon. Member for Hertsmere, tabled on 10 November.

      Patient Travelling Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the maximum recommended patient travelling time is to acute hospitals in England.

      Physical Agents Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhat assessment she has made of the impact onthe use of magnetic resonance imaging scans in the NHS when the EU physical agents directive comes into force.

      Plagiocephaly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when she expects guidelines to be issued to assist the early detection of positional plagiocephaly by health professionals; (2) what plans her...

      Plastic Water Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research her Department has evaluated on the transfer of chemicals through plastic water bottles; and if she will make a statement; (2) what...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with representatives of professions allied to medicine on her proposals to divest primary care trusts of their provider...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultations were held with (a) hon. Members, (b) primary care trusts (PCTs) and (c) strategic health authorities before the publication of...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will set up discussion groups of NHS staff affected by her proposals for primary care trusts, moderated by Opinion Leader Research; and if she will...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her written statement of 18 October 2005, Official Report, column 49WS, on primary care trusts/strategic health authorities and to the oral...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to make a decision on the reorganisation of Hertfordshire primary care trusts; and if she will undertake a public consultation on the matter.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely effect of allowing varying sizes and configuration of primary care trusts on the level of consistency and...

      Prisons (Contraceptives)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make condoms generally available to all people in prisons.

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the assets and liabilities of each private finance project approved by her Department is recorded on the Government balance sheet.

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) location, (b) cost and (c) completion date is of each private finance initiative project within her responsibility in each health authority area.

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) location and (b) capacity is of each completed private finance initiative hospital project; what the cost was of each; and what the (i)...

      Private Sector NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many private patients were treated in NHS hospitals in each of the last 10 years.

      Private Sector NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her Oral Statement of 19 October 2005, Official Report, column 283W, in the Westminster Hall debate on private sector NHS, whether she has...

      Processed Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the proportion of processed foods on sale in England which do not contain added (a) sugar and (b) salt.

      Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value was of (a) public opinion research and (b) public relations contracts awarded by her Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of...

      Quality and Outcomes Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the outcome of the review of the quality and outcomes framework of the General Medical Services contract will be announced; and if she will...

      Quality and Outcomes Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of general practitoner practices in (a) England, (b) each primary care trust and (c) each strategic health authority achieved...

      Radiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many interventional radiologists have been employed by the NHS in each year since 1997; and what plans she has to expand this number; (2) what...

      Restraint Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have (a) died and (b) been injured under restraint in mental health institutions in each of the last eight years.

      Restraint Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has undertaken on the effects of restraint measures in the NHS.

      Restraint Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many different restraint procedures are approved for use in psychiatric hospitals.

      Restraint Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methods of restraint are approved for use on children in (a) hospitals and (b) secure hospitals.

      Saneline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what services have the funds formerly provided to SANELINE been diverted.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken by the Government to increase awareness of the risks of sexually transmitted diseases.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research projects on (a) abortion, (b) contraception, (c) reproductive health and (d) the effects of abortion on women have been commissioned by her...

      Senior House Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many senior house officer jobs have been available in each of the last eight years; and if she will make a statement.

      Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) by what date she expects sufferers of obstructive sleep apnoea to be diagnosed within one month of referral by their general practitioner in...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of those (a) individuals and (b) organisations that took part in the consultation on the Health Bill favoured (i) the...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to encourage implementation of World Health Organisation guidelines on smoking in pregnancy.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) organisations and (b) individuals were consulted by her Department before publication of her Department's White Paper on smoking; and if she...

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the month six forecast 2005–06 year-end financial position of each strategic health authority area.

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what powers she proposes to give to strategic health authorities to allow them to intervene in the running of primary care trusts; whether she...

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the temporary staff costs were for (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) other healthcare professionals, (d) managers and (e) administrative staff in each...

      Student Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student nurses are waiting to receive a 2005–06 NHS student bursary; and what the average waiting time for receipt of bursaries is.

      Suicide Chat Rooms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with internet service providers about suicide chat rooms.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005–06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new tuberculosis cases have been recorded in the UK in each year since 1990.

      Turnaround Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts will be subject to visits from turnaround teams.

      Underactive Thyroid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make funding available for regular blood tests for those with an underactive thyroid.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether outpatient waiting lists in England include referrals other than general practitioner letter referrals.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for an appointment to see a general practitioner was in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times were from general practitioner referral to receipt of counselling services in (a) Blackpool, (b) Lancashire and (c) England...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2005, Official Report, column 2300W, on waiting times, if she will break the figures down into (a) those admitted,...

      Winter Excess Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many winter excess deaths there have been in each of the last 25 years (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the elderly population, broken down by...

      Women's Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to improve women's health and fertility services in the NHS.

      Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received regarding the application of the European working time directive to junior doctors; (2) if she will make a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2005, Official Report, column 1653W, to the right hon. and learned Member for North East...

    • Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has asked the United States Administration whether the Gulfstream V aircraft that transited at Prestwick...

      Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the annual agreement between the US and the UK about flights into the UK originating in the US was last agreed; what...

      Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 1043W, on airspace (extraordinary rendition), what the (a)...

      Airspace (Extraordinary Rendition)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for North East Fife of 9 December 2005, Official Report, columns 1652–53W,...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with his counterparts in (a) the US and (b) the EU regarding the arms trade, with...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest assessment is of human rights in Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement.

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Bangladesh concerning the security of high commission staff following the...

      Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Brazil on (a) reform of the police service, (b) extra-judicial...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed the lifting of the EU embargo on arms exports to China with the US Secretary of State.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of China about its persecution of practitioners of Falun Gong.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of China on the use of torture.

      Coca Cultivation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the statement by Bolivian Presidential candidate, Evo Morales, that he will lift the ban on coca...

      Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreignand Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on its proposed constitutional referendum.

      Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the demobilisation process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what monitoring of the recent referendum in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was undertaken by UK representatives; and if he...

      Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of respect for human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill of 13 December 2005...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many secondees there have been to his Department from consultancy firms, including the Big Four accountancy firms, in each...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total administrative costs of his core Department were in the last year for which figures are available; and whether...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the administrative costs were of each agency for which he has responsibility in the last year for which figures are...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on bottled water in 2004–05.

      Departmental Guidance (Evidence/Documentary Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to the (i) Scottish...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreignand Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants in his Department worked from home for at least one day a week in the last year for which figures are...

      Diplomatic Staff (Complaints)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) complaints and (b) grievances made by diplomatic staff to the management and individuals in the Senior Management...

      Diplomatic Staff (Complaints)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions in the past five years complaints or grievances made by diplomatic staff against the management and...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings of the (a) Joint Committee (EEC-Andora), (b) EC-Armenia Co-operation Committee and (c) Joint Committee...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings of the (a) Joint Committee (EC-Romania) and (b) Joint Committee (EEC-Bulgaria) have taken place during the UK...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings of the (a) EC-Kazakhstan Co-operation Committee, (b) EC-Azerbaijan Co-operation Committee and (c)...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings of the (a) EC-Uzbekistan Co-operation Committee, (b) Joint Committee (EEC-Turkey) and (c) Joint Committee...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings of the (a) Committee on financial and technical assistance and economic cooperation with developing countries...

      Foreign Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for New Forest, East (Dr. Lewis) of 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 1558W, on...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications to the UK visas section in Islamabad by persons seeking (a) work permits and (b) visas to come to the UK...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment is made of the knowledge of the restaurant trade of persons seeking (a) work permits and (b) visas from...

      Interrogation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what inquiries his Department has made of the use of sensory deprivation as an interrogation technique in foreign countries;...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the E3 have had with Iran since 20 December 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Israeli Activities (West Bank)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what factors underlay the decision at the recent EU Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels not to publish the report by the...

      Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Jamaica on the legality of homosexuality.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Kenya on (a) tackling corruption and (b) promoting good governance.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact of the defeat of the proposed new constitution in Kenya in November.

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the purchase and development by British citizens of misappropriated land in Northern Cyprus;...

      Norway (Whaling)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Norwegian Government regarding cleaning up of Norwegian former whaling stations in South...

      Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has put forward names of British women to the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues to the Secretary General...

      Orhan Pamuk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Turkey on the prosecution of Orhan Pamuk; (2) what assessment...

      Public Relations Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the public relations companies that have had contracts with (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental...

      Russia (Missiles Sales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Russia on the sale of missiles to Iran.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what steps the Government are taking as chair of the UN Security Council towards a resolution of the conflict in Northern...

      UK Embassies/Consulates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British (a) embassies and (b) consulates there are.

      United States (Treatment of Prisoners)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the United States Administration about the amendment to the US 2006 Defence...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the EU's proposal for World Trade Organisation negotiations.

      Zimbabwe/Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on recent developments in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe/Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the safety and security of civilians in (a) Zimbabwe and (b) the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Central Information Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil service persons are employed in the Central Information Office; and how many were employed in 1997.

    • Civil Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects to be in a position to bring forward a Civil Service Bill.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department spent on bottled water in 2004–05.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants in his Department worked from home for at least one day a week in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which companies provided sponsorship towards the cost of his Department's getsafeonline website; how much each provided; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many IT companies have provided sponsorship for his Department's getsafeonline website; and which of these companies are UK-based.

      Government Information Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the running costs of the Government Information Service were in each year since 1997.

      Ministerial Committee on London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many times the Ministerial Committee on London has met in the last 12 months.

  • International Development

    • African Parliaments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action the Government have taken to establish partnerships to strengthen (a) parliaments in Africa and (b) the pan-African...

    • Coca Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department has given to facilitate sustainable alternatives to coca production in the Andes region.

      Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total staffing level is of his Department's office in Congo; and what the expected level is for 2006–07.

      Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support has been given to the rehabilitation of child soldiers in Congo; and if he will make a statement.

      Consultants

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

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) whether the World Health Organisation intends to conduct a mortality survey in Darfur; (2) what representations have been made...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) Executive agency for which...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on bottled water in 2004–05.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what percentage of the jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body, (ii) executive agency and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many civil servants inhis Department worked from home for at least one day a week in the last year for which figures are available.

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the aid and debt relief for developing countries in the Communique" following the G8 summit at Gleneagles is...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people he estimates will be living in extreme poverty in developing countries by 2015 by (a) country and (b) continent.

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the number of people lifted out of extreme poverty as a result of pro-poor funding by his Department in...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds his Department has provided for pro-poor programmes in developing countries in each of the past 10 years for which records...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee on implementation of humanitarian aid operations and (b) Joint Committee (EEC-Co(r)te...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many meetings of the (a) European Development Fund Committee, (b) Advisory Committee on the special system of assistance to...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of (a) departmental expenditure and (b) departmental funding for research was allocated to the development of GM crops...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of GM crops on (a) least developed countries and (b) middle income countries.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the oral answer of the Chancellor of the Exchequer of 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 984 on HIV/AIDS, what policy...

      Humanitarian Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps have been taken by his Department in support of the UN's appeal for$4.7 billion to fund humanitarian programmes in 2006.

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Millennium Development Goal 1 is met in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many parliamentary questions to his Department in the period November 2004 to April 2005, were answered with the response that the...

      Public Relations Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the public relations companies that have had contracts with (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what systems are in place to measure his Department's progress against its publicservice agreement targets; and what baselines are used.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of its progress towards reaching its 2003 to 2006 public service agreement targets.

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the cost to Rwanda of refugees from the war in eastern Congo; and if he will make a statement.

      Western Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the withdrawal of UN staff from western Sudan on (a) the humanitarian situation and (b)...

      World Trade Organisation Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people he estimates will be lifted out of poverty as a result of the agreements made at the World Trade Organisation summit in...

      World Trade Organisation Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent World Trade Organisation talks.

  • Defence

    • Administrative Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total administration costs for his core Department are; and whether these are regarded as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable for the...

    • Armed Forces Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable has been agreed for each stage of development of armed forces helpline standards; on what date he intends to issue a Ministry of Defence...

      Armour Land Rovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision is made to armour land rovers in the Gulf.

      Bicester Storage Site

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian staff are employed at the storage and distribution site at Bicester; and how many of these are employed by (a) contractors and (b) agencies.

      Congo (Peacekeeping Forces)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution has been made by the UK to the UN peacekeeping forces in the Congo for each of the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Systems and Equipment Exhibition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defencewhich companies at the Defence Systems and Equipment International 2005 exhibition exhibited (a) stun guns, (b) leg irons and (c) stun batons; and if he...

      Defence Training Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether an employment impact assessment has been made in relation to the Defence Training Review as it relates to Cosford and St. Athan.

      Defence Training Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what opportunities the Defence Training Review will provide for employees affected by the closure of ABRO in Telford.

      Departmental Research

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of each Civil Service grade in his Department is located in each (a) region and (b) nation of the UK; what the average...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are taken by his Department to support staff with mental ill health.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to his Department which have been passed to the FOI clearing house for evaluation, broken down by...

      Harassment Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what timetable has been drawn up for each stage of the review of recordkeeping on sexual harassment in the armed forces in order to ensure...

      Harassment Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the terms of reference are for the review of formal complaints and other data on sexual harassment in the armed forces; and how many organisations...

      Harassment Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the terms of reference are for the sexual harassment survey of women and men serving in the armed forces; and how many organisations and...

      Harassment Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the result was of the review of options for increasing awareness of sexual harassment issues conducted by the Armed Forces Diversity and Equality...

      Harassment Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable has been agreed for (a) publication of advertisements for, (b) interviewing candidates for and (c) appointing an external reviewer to...

      Harassment Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many meetings of principal personnel officers have been held since June 2005; and on how many occasions the officers have discussed the operation of...

      Harassment Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in establishing dedicated investigation teams on sexual harassment in each of the armed services; and how many individuals of...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iraqis detained by UK forces have been (a) handed over to the custody of (i) Iraqi and (ii) US forces and (b) subject to prosecution in the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 November, (PQ 17735/17745) by what means the reports referred to were received; what the original sources of the information...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) his Department and (b) the Army has conducted public opinion surveys in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures are in place to protect employees of his Department in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what equipment British forces in the Gulf have for dealing with riots in Basra.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Chris Huhne) of 12 December 2005, Official Report, column 1787W, on Iraq, how much was spent in...

      Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial responsibilities his Department has for design changes to the Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project.

      Military Exports/Aid (Maldives)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the (a) number and (b) value of UK (i) military exports and (ii) aid to the Maldives in each year since 2000.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the UK nuclear arsenal operates on a hair-trigger alert; and how long the UK would have to decide whether to retaliate in the case of a possible...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his evidence to the Defence Select Committee on 1 November, whether the destructive power of the UK's nuclear force has been reduced in...

      Opportunity Now

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his Department became a corporate member of Opportunity Now; what he expects to gain from membership; and what procedures have been agreed...

      Private Military Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department employs private military companies.

      Protective Armour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many applique" protective armour kits are available to protect troop carriers, logistic vehicles and patrol cars in Iraq; (2) how many...

      RAF Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on aircraft availability across the RAF's fleet.

      Regimental Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many regular regiments of the (a) Army Air Corps, (b) Royal Engineers, (c) Royal Armoured Corps, (d) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and...

      Senior-level Meetings (Instructions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what instructions he has issued to senior members of the armed forces on discussions and meetings they may have with hon. and right hon. Members; and...

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether orders for the necessary equipment have been placed in relation to the forthcoming deployment of United Kingdom personnel into southern...

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recommendations were submitted to the Service Personnel Executive Group following completion of the departmental feasibility study on increasing the...

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable has been agreed for each stage of the process agreed for developing a range of options for using trained mediators to assist in the...

      Shropshire Light Infantry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 1498W, on the Shropshire Light Infantry, in what capacity the members of the...

      Smart Procurement Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the implications for the Smart Procurement Policy of the Prime Minister's recent statement at his monthly press conference...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005–06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was undertaken in each...

      Unexploded Ordnance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the failure rate of each type of unexploded ordnance which remains in British areas of responsibility in Iraq; (2)...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Administrative Savings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what administrative savings have been made by her Department in each of the last eight years.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued by courts in (a) Wakefield and (b) Pontefract in each month since the...

      Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many Acts of Parliament have extended to each of the Channel Islands in the last twenty years.

      Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what average time it has taken (a) for laws passed in the Channel Islands to be ratified by the Privy Council and (b) for the...

      Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will take steps to make provision for a seat in the United Kingdom Parliament to represent the Channel Islands.

      Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the (a) legal and (b) constitutional position of the Channel Islands in relation to UK law.

      Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assistance her Department provides for people from the Channel Islands, who are in the United Kingdom to vote in home...

      Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the (a) petitions and (b) registered complaints from islanders she has received relating to the feudal system...

      Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the constitutional status of Alderney.

      Child Pornography

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, my hon. Friend the Member for Wythenshawe and Sale,...

      Compensation Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when her Department plans to publish its proposals for a possible exemption for trades unions from the claims management...

      Compensation Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether her Department plans to introduce an exemption for trades unions from the claims management proposals in the...

      Council Tax Valuations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the Valuation Office Agency will have access to the proposed new electoral register database.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance her Department has issued on the publication under the Data Protection Act 1998 by local government officers of...

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the (a) salary bill was and (b) administrative costs were for her Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of the...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by her Department; and what value of such contracts...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the public relations companies that have had contracts with (a) her Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was spent on advertising by (a) her Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) Executive agency...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many widescreen televisions have been purchased by her Department for use in London headquarters in each of the last five...

      Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the value was of (a) public opinion research and (b) public relations contracts awarded by her Department in 2004–05...

      Disability

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by the Department in response to those recommendations in...

      Early Retirement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many of her Department's employees have taken early retirement in each year since 1997.

      El Hadji Diouf

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on progress of the investigation into the provision of legal aid for the footballer El Hadji Diouf.

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what action her Department is taking to encourage people under the age of 30 years to vote in (a) general, (b) local and (c)...

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps her Department proposes to take regarding the failure of (a) local authorities and (b) Pickfords to provide marked...

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what (a) controls and (b) restrictions exist to prevent election candidates using freepost mailings for solely commercial purposes.

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposal in the Electoral Administration Bill to lower the threshold of votes...

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the provisions available for enabling the severely disabled to vote in general elections; and...

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to use (a) technology and (b) other means to make it easier for the elderly to vote in elections.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent representations her Department has received on reform of the first-past-the-post electoral system.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent estimate she has made of electoral registration levels among ethnic minorities.

      EU Committees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many meetings of the EU Committee on the jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial...

      Family Law Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when section 42A of the Family Law Act 1996 will come into force; and if she will make a statement.

      Family Law Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average time taken for contempt proceedings to be dealt with under the Family Law Act 1996 was prior to the amendments...

      Family Law Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she plans to introduce measures to ensure exchange of information between family and criminal courts for the breach of...

      Gravesend and Dartford County Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the currentwaiting time is from allocation to hearing for small claims at the Gravesend and Dartford county courts.

      Gravesend and Dartford County Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many possession cases were issued at the Gravesend county court between (a) 1 October 2004 and 31 March 2005 and (b) 1...

      Her Majesty's Courts Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what progress has been made on pay negotiations with former magistrates courts staff transferred to Her Majesty's Courts Service.

      High Sheriffs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the name is of each person who has been appointed to a post of high sheriff in each of the last 30 years; and in respect...

      House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on progress on reform of the House of Lords.

      Incentive Packages

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the value is of (a) pay supplements, (b) bonuses and (c) other incentive packages that are payable in her Department on...

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what is the average time taken to process cases at the Information Commissioner's Office; and if she will make a statement.

      Joint Ministerial Sub-Committees

      To ask the Minister of State Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) if she will make a statement on the operation and staffing of the joint ministerial sub-committees between the Scottish...

      Judicial Pension Schemes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs on what date the judicial pension schemes will be deregistered for the purposes of the Finance Act 2004.

      Judicial Pension Schemes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average pension paid to retired members from the judicial pension schemes is.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions she has had on the implementation of payments for magistrates for their work.

      Parliamentary Constituencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she expects the new parliamentary constituency boundaries will come into effect.

      Rates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs 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)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs 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.

      Sub-Committee on Electoral Policy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the members of the Constitutional Affairs sub-committee on Electoral Policy.

      Taxis

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005–06 financial year; and what proportion of such...

  • Minister for Women

    • Goods and Services (Transgender People)

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps she is taking to meet the Government's obligations under council directive 2004/113/EC to enact goods and services protection for transgender...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Administration Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which functions of his core Department are carried out in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Wales; and what administrative costs were associated with these functions...

    • Age Discrimination (Housing)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what measures the Government are taking to combat age discrimination in relation to housing.

      ASBOs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what advice he provides to local authorities on whether they can outsource the delivery of antisocial behaviour order functions to external organisations.

      Buncefield Oil Depot

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Total Oil Depot site at Buncefield, near Hemel Hempstead, is subject to the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997.

      Christmas Decorations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance the Government have issued to local authorities on (a) celebrating Christmas and (b) Christmas lights in relation to (i) highway safety and (ii)...

      Commercial Property

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many voids on commercial property there were in each year since 2000.

      Commercial Property

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new commercial leases have been offered on a contracted-out basis since their introduction.

      Council Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of spending by (a) Kent county council and (b) Gravesham borough council will be financed from council tax in (i) 2006–07 and (ii)2007–08.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Government plan to cap council tax bills for pensioners; and if he will make a statement.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 1500W, on council tax revaluation, whether the collection of value significant codes and...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's staff computer manual or guidance document for using the automated valuation model for...

      Councillors (Allowances)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what allowances are paid to councillors by each local authority in England.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been let in each nation and...

      Departmental Projects

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what(a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Office in (i) 2005–06 and (ii) 2006–07; and what the expected costs are of each project.

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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) region of...

      Departmental Secondees

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many secondees there have been to his Office from consultancy firms, including the Big Four accountancy firms, in each of the last three years; and what areas...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what proportion of each civil service grade in his Department is located in each (a) region and (b) nation of the UK; what the average salary is for...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many civil servants in his Department worked from home for at least one day a week in the last year for which figures are available.

      Design for Manufacture

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his estimate is of the final sale price of the £60,000 homes being constructed as part of the Design for Manufacture competition.

      Designated Growth Areas

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2005, Official Report, columns 1501–02W, on designated growth areas, if he will list the providers of private funding;...

      Domestic Microgeneration Devices

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the average cost to (a) the applicant and (b) the planning authority of applying for planning permission to install domestic...

      Engagements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list his engagements for (a) 13 May 2003 and (b) 16 December 2005.

      Fire Service Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the level of service people living in North Yorkshire will receive after the restructuring of the Fire Service.

      Fire Service Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects work undertaken to gather information from local fire brigades about essential activities out of scope of the new regional fire control centres...

      Fire Service Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the implications for rural areas with a large number of retained firefighters with limited capabilities of (a) floods and (b) terrorism.

      Fire Service Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost implications will be of residual control functions out of scope of regional fire control centres.

      Fire Services College

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Fire Services College provides services to brigades in Scotland.

      Homebuy Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which public sector body will be providing the funds for the (a) Open Market Homebuy, (b) Social Homebuy and (c) New Build Homebuy scheme.

      Homebuy Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether private sector workers will be eligible for the (a) Open Market Homebuy scheme, (b) Social Homebuy scheme, (c) New Build Homebuy scheme and (d) Key...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many homeless households in (a) Guildford, (b) Waverley and (c) Surrey were living in (i)temporary accommodation and (ii) sleeping rough in each of the...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) when he last met representatives of Crisis to discuss homelessness among those people housing authorities are not legally obliged to accept as homeless; (2)...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to tackle hidden homelessness.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what provisions he has made to set up emergency shelters for people sleeping rough in the event of a particularly cold winter.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how he defines the term temporary accommodation for the purpose of setting targets for local authorities to reduce the number of homeless families in temporary...

      House Building

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of the additional homes planned to be built in England are expected to be (a) council, (b) housing association and (c) private homes.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what proportion of households accepted as unintentionally homeless and in priority need (a) contained (i) one, (ii) two and (iii) three or more...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2005, Official Report, column 682W, on housing, how many houses were identified in each local authority as being empty for...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps his Department has taken to assist low-income rural families to access adequate housing.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of (a) housing, (b) regeneration and (c) social exclusion scheme funding streams that will be in operation in 2006–07.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on initiatives to improve housing quality for older people with particular reference to affordable (a) heating and (b) security and safety.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total cost of gap funding allocated to large scale voluntary transfers was in each year since 2001.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost of administration of the Arm's Length Management Organisation in Islington since it was established.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will introduce rules for the conduct of tenants' ballots in housing matters to cover (a) starting dates, (b) access for opposing campaigners, (c)...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assumptions are used in estimating building cost inflation when calculating allowances for local authority housing revenue accounts; and how such estimates...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether building cost inflation is taken into account when calculating local authority major repairs allowances.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list local authorities from which housing revenue account funds were transferred in each of the last three years, broken down by amount.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much money has been raised to date from the sale of council houses; and what proportion of the revenue has been reinvested in the repair and upgrading of...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what the percentage change in council housing waiting lists (a) in Southend-on-Sea and (b) for each local authority in England has been since 1997; (2)...

      Land Disposal (Hackney)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what applications have been made for disposal of land for less than best consideration by the London borough of Hackney since 2000.

      Local Authority Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate the Government has made of the gross expenditure of local authorities on (a) allowances and (b) pensions in 2004–05.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the single status national pay and conditions agreement for each (a) local authority and (b) region by 2007.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will rank shire counties in England by the (a) percentage increase and (b) cash increase in formula grant awarded in the Local Government Finance Settlement...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2005, Official Report, column 1962W, on local government finance, if he will break down by main budget heading (a) the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average percentage change was in formula grant for each shire county (a) with and (b) without responsibility for the fire and rescue service in each of...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average percentage change was in formula grant for (a) each West Midland metropolitan district council and (b) the city councils of (i) Birmingham, (ii)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what account he took of the annual percentage change in the Retail Price Index over the 10 years to 2007–08 when setting formula grant levels.

      Planning Controls

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the guidance given in his Office's Planning Policy Statement7 on development ancillary to the enjoyment of a...

      Population Growth

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the policy implications for his Department of the growth in population in Aylesbury Vale.

      Regional Fire Control Centres

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2005, Official Report, column 1965W, on regional fire control centres, what estimate (a) the Government and (b) the London...

      Regional Spatial Strategies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the regional spatial strategies will be finalised for each region.

      Revenue Support Grant

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the annual per capita allocation of revenue support grant was in (a) Bury metropolitan council and (b) other local authorities in the same family group in...

      School Funding

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment the Government have made of the impact on (a) council tax and (b) local government finance gearing, of changes to the funding of schools.

      Student Accommodation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will estimate the number of students living in private rented accommodation in 2005–06 as defined by the form returned by local authorities on 21...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's (a) document dwelling house coding-an illustrated guide and (b) standard letters V07746,...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) dwelling house codes and (b) value significant codes in use by the Valuation Office Agency for council tax valuation purposes.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Valuation Office Agency (a) has, (b) does and (c) will make use of (i) aerial and (ii) satellite photography for the purposes of (A) business rates...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's Council Tax Charter.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 1523W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether the Agency's (a) value significant codes...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2005, Official Report, column 1944W, on the Valuation Office Agency,when electronic value significant codes were introduced.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2005, Official Report, column 1972W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether the agency has published guidance for its staff...

      Widescreen Televisions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many widescreen televisions have been purchased by his Department for use in London Headquarters in each of the last five years; and what the cost was in each...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received regarding European Union directives on batteries; and if he will make a statement.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of exports from the UK to Burma was in each year since 1997 for which records are available.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which unit in his Department is responsible for reducing carbon emissions.

      Christmas Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate his Department has made of the change in energy consumption in the UK over the Christmas period as a result of the electricity...

      Citygate Public Affairs Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings the Department has held with Citygate Public Affairs Ltd. since July.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what controls are placed on minerals imported from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to verify their source and method of extraction; and...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the 10 most valuable (a) movable and (b) immovable assets owned by his Department.

      Departmental Branded Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the suppliers of branded (a) LP bags, (b) plastic carrier bags and (c) pens used by his Department in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry 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...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 12 December 2005, Official Report, column 1661W, on departmental expenditure, if he will estimate the cost of...

      Departmental Property

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

      Departmental Property

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

      Departmental Salaries

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

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff are employed by his Department in each (a) region and (b) nation of the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff were employed by non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which he has responsibility in 2004–05 in (a) total and...

      Departmental Tendering Policy

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

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial support has been made available through the Export Credits Guarantee Department for (a) fossil fuel power plants, (b) nuclear...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the location of the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights will be.

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings of the (a) Committee for the implementation of the multinannual Community action plan on promoting the safe use of the...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings of the (a) Committee on general authorisations and individual licences in the field of telecommunications services, (b)...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings of the (a) Textile Committee (conventional regime), (b) Advisory Committee on medical devices and (c) Advisory Committee for...

      EU Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry what steps the Government have taken in its capacity as holder of the EU presidency to negotiate EU trade policy at the World Trade Organisation.

      Heating Sources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will assess the merits of using heat generated from the hot road sub-surface of new roads to provide heating in houses and commercial...

      Export Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) open individual export licences were issued and (b) open individual export licences issued with a validity period of (i) two...

      Fair Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government proposes to take at the World Trade Organisation talks in Hong Kong to ensure a fair deal for the world's poorest...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the level of fuel poverty in (a) Aylesbury Vale and (b) England and Wales.

      Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the recent reduction in gas production from mixed oil and gas fields.

      Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what incentives there are for oil and gas producers to maintain gas production from mixed fields.

      Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to compensate industrial users of natural gas in the event of a need to reduce offtake during high demand periods in the...

      Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to enable UK industrial users of gas to source supplies directly from Europe.

      Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that the liquid natural gas import facility at the Isle of Grain is fully used.

      Jubilee Sailing Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received about the financial position of the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

      Miners' Compensation Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been paid to solicitors acting on behalf of the Department for advising on mineworkers' compensation claims in each year since 1998.

      Non-Fossil Fuel and Renewables Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what sums of money have been transferred in the last 12 months by Ofgem to the Consolidated Fund from the non-fossil fuel obligation fund in...

      Non-Fossil Fuel and Renewables Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been transferred from the surplus funds of the (a) Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation and (b) Renewables Obligation to the Consolidated...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment he has made of the impact of nuclear power on climate change.

      Pay Gap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the pay gap between men and women; and what the pay gap was in 1975.

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on integrated gasification combined cycle power stations.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress his Department has made towards fulfilment of each aspect of Public Service Agreement Target 4 in the last six months; whether...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the feasibility of consolidating the data from different Departments on different time scales which are needed...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what time scales his Department has set for achieving 2004 Public Service Agreement Target (a) 4 and (b) 6.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent in each year since 1980 on the research and development of (a) tidal power, (b) wind power, (c) geothermal power, (d)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what comparative analysis has been undertaken on (a) the impact on carbon footprints and (b) the cost effectiveness of (i) new renewable...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by his Department into the long-term impact of burying sequestered carbon.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent in direct subsidies to (a) renewable energy generation and (b) nuclear energy generation for each year since...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether a detailed feasibility study has been carried out to establish whether the recommendation in his Department's Buildings Renewable...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether a budget has been set for the applications of renewable and low carbon technologies for his Department's buildings.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's targets are for increased use of renewable fuels for energy generation; and if he will make a statement.

      Rhyl Flats Wind Farm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the proposed Rhyl Flats wind farm is to be located on the Constable Bank.

      Small Business Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to enable the regional development agencies to take over the responsibilities of the Small Business Service.

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons it was decided to exclude the financial information regarding student loans from data sharing arrangements between financial...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent by his Department on taxi travel in the 2005–06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was...

      Trade-related Aspects of the Intellectual Property Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on access to medicines through the Trade-Related Aspects of the Intellectual Property Rights Council.

      Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government have recently sought advice regarding the long-term availability of high grade uranium ore; and if he will make a statement.

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the status is of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive in the EU; and when the legislation is due to come into effect.

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the North Wales tourist industry of the proposal for the development of the Gwynt y Mor...

      Wood Panel Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research he has commissioned into the effect of the recent increases in wholesale gas prices on the wood panel industry; and if he will...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of (a) the outcome of the World Trade Organisation summit in Hong Kong and (b) the impact it will have on...

  • Treasury

    • Administrative Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total administration costs for his core Department are; and whether these are regarded as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable for the...

    • Administrative Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the administrative costs were of each agency for which he has responsibility in the last year for which figures are available; what the total of such...

      Civil Service Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of each civil service grade in his Department is located in each (a) region and (b) nation of the UK; what the average salary...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the real growth rate in UK departmental expenditure has been over the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) personal computers, (b) laptops, (c) servers, (d) printers, (e) scanners, (f) photocopiers and (g) fax machines (i) his Department, (ii)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on bottled water in 2004–05.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research projects commissioned by his Department are being undertaken; and what the publication arrangements are in each case.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will itemise the reductions of the UK rebate from the EU which will occur in each of the years of the new financial perspective 2007 to 2013; and if...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Customs Code Committee—customs warehouses and free zones, (b) Customs Code Committee—customs procedures with...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Customs Code Committee—duty-free arrangements, (b) Customs Code Committee—tariff and statistical nomenclature,...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Customs Code Committee—movement of air or sea passengers' baggage (technical problems), (b) Customs Code...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee on mutual assistance in customs and agricultural matters, including operation of the CIS, (b) Customs Code...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee on the movement of air or sea passengers' baggages (principles), (b) Advisory Committee on value-added tax, (c)...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee on economic outward-processing arrangements for textiles, (b) Committee on the export of cultural goods, (c)...

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to receive state aids clearance from the European Commission to enable the establishment of a growth fund for third sector lenders from...

      Labour Force/Unemployment Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) labour force and (b) unemployment rate is in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) each of the English regions and (iv) Northern Ireland, broken down...

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list private finance initiative projects signed since 1 January, broken down by Department; who the commissioning body is in each case; and what...

      Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money is on loan from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB), broken down by country or region of the United Kingdom; and how much money is available...

      Research and Development Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies have been convicted of research and development tax credit fraud in each year for which information is available; and if he will make a...

      Research and Development Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Scotland have successfully applied for the research and development tax credit in each year since it was introduced.

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the population of 18 to 24 year-olds are registered to vote broken down by constituency.

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the population is registered to vote in each ward in the Tees Valley, broken down by constituency.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which functions of his core Department are carried out in (a) England and (b) London; and what administration costs were associated with these...

    • Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to move the non-emergency Northern Ireland Ambulance Service control centre at Altnagelvin hospital to another site.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2005, Official Report, column 2091W, on bovine tuberculosis, what role culling of badgers has played in...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on anti-bullying initiatives in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary and grammar schools in Northern Ireland in each of...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in Northern Ireland have been absent from school through sickness as a result of bullying in each of the last 10 years.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much of the Northern Ireland draft budget will be allocated to child protection services in 2006–08; and what his funding priorities...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been allocated for child protection arrangements in the Province over the next three years.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time staff are employed by the Child Support Agency in Northern Ireland.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2005, Official Report, columns 1247–48W, on the Child Support Agency, what the problems are with the...

      Churches/Orange Halls (Attacks)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many places of worship have come under attack in each of the last 10 years, broken down by denomination.

      Churches/Orange Halls (Attacks)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Orange Halls have come under attack in each of the last 10 years.

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many classroom assistants in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland are (i) male and (ii) female; (2) how...

      Colin Worton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations he has received regarding the case of Colin Worton; what representations he has received on extending the right...

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what penalties were imposed on fishermen from Northern Ireland for infringement of the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy in (a)...

      Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what support and preparation is being offered by the Government to athletes from Northern Ireland for the Commonwealth games.

      Community Restorative Justice (Sex Abuse)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many allegations of sex abuse were received by the police from community restorative justice (CRJ) organisations in 2000; and how many...

      Community Restorative Justice (Sex Abuse)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many allegations of sex abuse were passed by community restorative justice (CRJ) organisations to social services in 2000; how many involved...

      Coolkeeragh Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) total running hours against anticipated hours and (b) earnings in system value arrangements were over the last six months for...

      Craigavon Area Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information is collected on the (a) number of patients waiting and (b) duration of waiting times in the Accident and Emergency Department...

      Denis Donaldson

      To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland what relationship there was between Denis Donaldson and (a) the Security and Intelligence Services in Northern Ireland and (b) the RUC/Police...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to tackle dental decay in children in Northern Ireland.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997.

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment the Government have made of the average Effective Tax Rate to be charged on each property under the new discrete capital values...

      Drinking By-laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions the Police Service of Northern Ireland has brought cases regarding the breach of drinking by-laws to Castlereagh borough...

      Drugs Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many drug seizures have been made in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and what their total estimated worth was.

      Education (Rural Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to improve early years education and after-school activities in rural areas.

      Education (Rural Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated to ensuring those in rural areas can access (a) early years provision and (b) after-school activities in...

      Education (Rural Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to improve after-school activities for schoolchildren in Dungannon and South Tyrone.

      Electoral Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many successful prosecutions were made against those involved in electoral fraud in Northern Ireland in each of the past 10 years.

      Equality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Equality Commission in connection with the composition of the Commission's work force as contained in the...

      External Consultants

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

      Fertility Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what arrangements are in place in Northern Ireland for national health service inter-uterine insemination treatment; what funding has been...

      GP Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated over the next three years to (a) develop general practitioners with specialist interests and (b) provide for...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients within each health trust area in the Province have (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) declined second offers for treatment.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many trolley waits were recorded at Altnagelvin hospital in each week in each of the last three years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which female gonadotropin products are used by the Regional Fertility Clinic in Belfast; how much they cost; and by what process the decision is...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many trolley waits were recorded at Craigavon Area in each week of the last three years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to provide (a) investment and (b) infrastructure aimed at sustaining key services at the Tyrone County and Erne...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time was at Accident and Emergency in the Causeway hospital during (a) November 2004 and (b) November 2005.

      HMP Magilligan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are employed at HMP Magilligan on a (a) full and (b) part-time basis; and how much was earned in total by these personnel in the...

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 632W, on inward investment, what assessment he has made of what steps should...

      IRA Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the difference was in the original and final estimates for the size of the IRA arsenal in relation to (a) handguns, (b) rifles, (c) heavy...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many IT projects have been developed for his Department since 2001; and whether he has agreed to make public Gateway reviews for these...

      Jonesborough Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total financial cost was of the police swoop on Jonesborough market in South Armagh on Sunday 4 December.

      Ministerial Car Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which agency or Department provided drivers for ministerial vehicles in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many overnight stays he has made in Northern Ireland in each month since taking up office.

      Non-jury Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to review the necessity for non-jury trials in respect of scheduled offences in Northern Ireland.

      Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be affected by the terms of the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill; and how many he...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many nursing vacancies there are in Northern Ireland.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland aged (a) under 20, (b) 20 to 30, (c) 30 to 40, (d) 40 to 50 and (e) over 50 are estimated to be clinically obese.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many participants in parades have been prosecuted for not completing form 11/1 in the last five years.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many parades proceeded (a) with and (b) without completion of form 11/1 in each of the last five years.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list each parade in Northern Ireland in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005 to date by its named organisation.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many parades took place in each of the last 12 months in Northern Ireland.

      Police Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers in Northern Ireland were offered early retirement packages on health grounds in 2004.

      Police Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average length of service was of officers with the rank of police inspector and above in Northern Ireland in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005.

      Police Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the strength is of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on pre-school provision in Dungannon and South Tyrone; and what plans there are to change such provision.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to increase Sure Start provision in Dungannon and South Tyrone.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding is being allocated to improving pre-school provision in each of the next three years.

      Professional Disqualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many doctors in Northern Ireland were disqualified in each of the last 10 years.

      Professional Disqualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many company directors in Northern Ireland have been disqualified in each of the last 10 years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in how many cases of (a) indecent behaviour, (b) rape and (c) sexual assault files were sent to the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service...

      Runaway Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many runaway children were reported in each police district command unit in Northern Ireland in each of the past three years; and if he will...

      Public Officials (Security Threat)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether public officials have had to move house in Northern Ireland due to the danger of becoming victims of terrorism, since the police raid on...

      Spy Ring (Stormont)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was to the Police Service of Northern Ireland of the investigation into those charged with running a spy ring at Stormont in 2002.

      Temporary Mobile Classrooms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many temporary mobile classrooms are in use in (a) controlled schools and (b) maintained schools in Northern Ireland.

      Sinn Fein Offices (Stormont)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who authorised the police raid in 2002 on Sinn Fein offices in Stormont.

      Punishment Beatings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were the subject of paramilitary-style punishment attacks in each year of the current troubles; how many persons have been...

      Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the locations of each fatal road traffic collision in East Belfast District Command Unit from 2000 to 2004.

      Sports Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the response of 17 October 2005, Official Report, column 750W, on the Sports Council, if he will break down by sport the funding...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding is being allocated to Sure Start in the Province in each of the next three years.

      Water Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Water Service staff there were on 1 January (a) 2001 and (b) 2005, broken down by (i) grade and (ii) location; and how many are planned...

  • Home Department

    • Air Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will arrange a general amnesty on all air weapons on a particular day when they could be handed in at police stations.

    • Air Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many injuries were caused by air weapons in Hartlepool in the last year for which data is available.

      Air Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving the use of air weapons took place in Hartlepool in the last year for which information is available.

      Aircraft Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether UK police have authority to arrest individuals suspected of criminal offences who are on board aircraft which transit through UK (a)...

      Airport Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which airports are designated for police purposes; what the costs charged to the airport operators for policing were in each case in...

      Animals (Scientific Procedures)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the nature and purpose was of the 47 procedures performed on endangered wild birds in 2004 under the Animals (Scientific procedures) Act...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to tackle (i) antisocial behaviour and (ii) antisocial behaviour outside night clubs and...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to citizens living in Southend-on Sea in each month since their introduction.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to tackle (i) anti-social behaviour and (ii) antisocial behaviour outside nightclubs and...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what Government funding schemes are available for organisations which tackle antisocial behaviour and youth development; and how much money...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued by courts in each London borough in each month since the penalty was introduced; how...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families have (a) returned and (b) taken steps to return to their country of origin as a result of the pilot implementation of...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were admitted to Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months; how many were allowed to remain in the country; and...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assistance is available to failed asylum seekers' families being returned to (a) Angola, (b) the Congo, (c) Sudan and (d) other unstable...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been returned to Zimbabwe in the last six months.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2005, Official Report, column 339W, on asylum immigration, whether he plans to increase expenditure on...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) criteria are used and (b) process is followed in selecting failed asylum seekers to be returned to Iraq; and what level of access to...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers absconded during their asylum application process before a decision on their case had been made in the last year for...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on housing unsuccessful applicants for leave to remain in the UK in the period...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers have been evicted from their homes in Leeds, North-West before being deported from the UK in the last 12 months.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when each pilot of section 9 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 was established; how many families have had...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many enforcement home visits were carried out by immigration service staff in England and Wales between 1 April 2005 and 30 September 2005.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 26W, on asylum immigration, if he will make a statement on the increase...

      Police Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department was consulted on the timing of the announcement by Centrex that they were to close the police training centres at...

      Burglary Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many successful prosecutions there have been for burglary in each of the last seven years.

      Car Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) convictions and (b) prosecutions for theft of car number plates there were in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Citizenship Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many centres carry out the British Citizenship Test; where they are located; what arrangements are made for the administration of the...

      Combating Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from small police forces on their ability to cope with terrorism, drugs and organised crime.

      Combating Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what inquiries have been undertaken by the Home Office to determine the effectiveness of (a) small and (b) large police forces in (i) England...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers there are in each (a) county and (b) constituency in Wales; and what the proposed change in each number...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 14 July on behalf of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 21 June regarding...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Immigration will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 23 September...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 10 October 2005 on...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 25 October 2005 on...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 23 September 2005 on...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of (a) 9 August 2005...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter of the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 7 October...

      Court Proceedings Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, columns 32–33W, on court proceedings statistics, if he will publish the...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of levels of (a) violent crime, (b) car crime, (c) robbery and (d) burglary in the Ruislip-Northwood...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned on the level of crime committed in South Wales by those based outside Wales in relation to the proposals...

      Dangerous Driving (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders were found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving in Wales in each of the last 30 years.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) Executive agency for which his...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of producing each of the publications issued by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brent, East (Sarah Teather) of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1251W, on departmental...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a Minister in his Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and...

      Drug Addicts (Treatment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition he uses of minimal force in the context of the pilot scheme in Leeds and West London for the treatment in the community of...

      Drunkenness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders were found guilty of (a) drunkenness and (b) drunkenness with aggravation in (i) Wales and (ii) each local authority in...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee for the implementation of the Joint Action establishing a programme of exchanges, training and...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee on the service in the member states of judicial and extrajudicial documents and on cooperation...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee for the implementation of the programme of training exchanges and cooperation in the field of...

      European Evidence Warrant

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list types of evidence covered in the proposed European Evidence Warrant.

      Experience Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why no report has been available on the work of the Experience Corps since March 2004.

      Faith Communities (Grants)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants his Department has made in each of the last three years to organisations linked to faith communities; for what purposes; and what...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices have been issued in relation to the illegal use of fireworks by each police force area in Wales since the relevant...

      Imitation Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received a prison sentence for carrying an imitation firearm in each of the last five years.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the national targets are for the Forensic Science Service; and what the performance of relevant offices in Devon and Cornwall has been...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate the Government has made of the percentage of check points of identity cards that will (a) check all the biometrics and (b)...

      Immigration Appeal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress his Department has made in handling the immigration appeal submitted by Mrs. J.B. of Aylesbury, reference B1148496; and if he...

      Immigration Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inter-detention estate transfers of immigration detainees were made in (a) 1997–98, (b) 2001–02, (c) 2002–03, (d)...

      Impact

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 12 September 2005, Official Report, columns 2567–68W, on IMPACT, if he will break down the £7.1 million...

      International Events (Policing Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding, in (a) cash, (b) real and (c) percentage terms, was made available by his Department to (i) the Metropolitan police and...

      Internet (Improper Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 12 September 2005, Official Report, column 2845W, on improper use of the internet, when he expects all associated...

      LD50 Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of acute lethal toxicity tests in 2004 involving the LD50 test carried out according to Organisation...

      Media Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on media monitoring activities in each of the last eight financial years.

      Mr. Peter Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the cost to public funds of the prosecution of Mr. Peter Bolton, former deputy clerk to the North Wales Police...

      National Criminal Intelligence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were received regarding the recruitment process for National Criminal Intelligence Service posts at the regional office...

      National Criminal Intelligence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what disability recruitment guidelines were applied in the recruitment process for National Criminal Intelligence Service posts at the...

      Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions use has been made of the powers available to him under section 58(3)(b) of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act...

      Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what use has been made of the powers available to him under sections 58 and 59 of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 in relation...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports have been reported (a) stolen and (b) lost (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) to date in 2005.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2005, Official Report, column 2319W, on passports, how many of those whose passport photographs were...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the composition of newly established police authorities will be determined following the amalgamation of two or more police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis is for his Department's view that there is a lack of co-operation between (a) Merseyside and Cheshire police forces...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has evaluated on the number of people who die as a consequence of police forces not attending an incident in time.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many internal communication systems are used by the police forces in the South West; how he would unify them in the event of an...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are per head of population in each police force; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many resignations there were from each police force in England and Wales for (a) medical and (b) other reasons in (i) 2002–03 and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department issues to police forces relating to recruitment and promotion of minorities.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of officers in the Metropolitan Police carry radios capable of accessing the Airwave network.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average response time to an emergency call to the police was in (a) Ruislip-Northwood constituency and (b) the London borough of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether additional funding would be available from his Department to the Norfolk constabulary in the event of its merger with other forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants to the police force in each of the last five years had (a) an upper second or better degree, (b) a lower second or lower...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the Staffordshire police force concerning the proposed merger of police forces in the area.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis is for his Department's view that police forces of fewer than 4,000 officers are (a) less qualified to deal with...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis is for his Department's view that police forces of fewer than 6,000 employees are less efficient than those with...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of policing in Southend was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how much of the cost was met...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time was for a disclosure application to be processed by the Metropolitan Police in the last year for which figures are...

      Preventing Extremism Together

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) role, (b) remit and (c) structure the Preventing Extremism Together working groups will have following the submission of their reports.

      Prison/Resorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the effectiveness of (a) prison and (b) restorative justice is measured; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the prison population are serving their first custodial sentence.

      Probation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether faith-based organisations will be able to secure contracts for the end-to-end management of offenders as part of his proposals for...

      Quad Bikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to increase the number of quad bikes available to police forces to tackle criminal and antisocial behaviour.

      Racial Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he issues to police forces on dealing with incidents of incitement of racial hatred, with particular reference to cases...

      Religious Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to collect centrally statistics on cases of religious hatred.

      Rural Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking (a) to tackle rural crime and (b) to improve detection rates in rural areas.

      Secure Establishments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the ratio of staff to residents is in (a) Home Office secure establishments, (b) secure training centres and (c) local authority secure...

      Serious Organised Crime and Police Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue guidance on lone protesters in relation to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act; and if he will make a statement.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the number of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) will be increased; and if he will establish a SARC in Devon.

      Steven Shingler

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will examine the case of the hon. Member for Shrewsbury's constituent, Mr. Steven Shingler, with a view to allowing Mr. Shingler's...

      Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of violence involving the use of stun guns there were in (a) England and Wales and (b) the South West in each year since 1997.

      Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London and (e) England and Wales he has authorised to have stun guns.

      Tackling Drugs, Changing Lives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of the tackling drugs, changing lives conference held between 30 November and 1 December.

      Terrorism Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the occasions (a) before and (b) after 26 October on which (i) he and (ii) his representatives contacted Kent Police about...

      UK Jurisdiction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether passengers on aircraft which land for a period, but who do not disembark at UK airports, fall within UK jurisdiction for the period...

      Unsolved Murders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 1784W, on unsolved murders, if he will make a statement on the increase in...

      US Bases (Police Authority)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what authority UK police forces have in United States military bases situated in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

  • Education and Skills

    • 0870 Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2005, Official Report, column 443W, on 0870 numbers, what contractual arrangements her Department has...

    • Ability Grouping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools found to be inadequate by Ofsted in 2004–05 were found not to be making appropriate use of ability grouping.

      Access Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what account is taken by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service of Child Support Agency decisions on payment when...

      Adult Education (Kent)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funds have been made available in 2005–06 for adult education courses in Kent; and what percentage change this represents over...

      Adult Guidance Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many adult guidance providers are running at a loss.

      Adult Learning Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she received from business groups on the decision to merge the adult learning inspectorate with Ofsted.

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff were employed by non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which she has responsibility in (a) total and (b) each...

      Broadcast and Print Media Analysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the use of broadcast and print media analysis.

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been allocated to schools in Brent under the Building Schools for the Future programme; and if she will make a statement.

      Child Protection Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria social services use in deciding whether to refer alleged child protection offences to the police for investigation.

      Children with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was allocated for the provision of after school care for children with disabilities in each London borough in each year...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children aged between 11 and 16 years are taught in classes with a pupil-teacher ratio of more than one teacher to (a) 12, (b) 15...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children aged between five and 11 years are taught in classes in state run schools with a size of more than (a) 20, (b) 25 and (c) 28.

      Compensation Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the 10 most frequent types of compensation claims made against the education system since 1997.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what change there has been in the use of consultants since the National Audit Office and Department for Education and Skills Internal Audit...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the trade union side in her Department will receive a copy of the National Audit Office and Department for Education and Skills...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood dated 26 October regarding Aston Manor School, Birmingham.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the former (a) buildings and (b) land of (i) her Department and (ii) (A) non-departmental public bodies, (B) agencies and...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on advertising by (a) her Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which her...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many widescreen televisions have been purchased by her Department for use in London Headquarters in each of the last five years; and...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent by her Department on taxi travel in the 2005–06 financial year; and what proportion of such travel was...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the publications from her Department which have been sent to teachers during 2005.

      Departmental Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 940W, on the departmental report, how much funding was received by each...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 478W and column 321W, on departmental staff, how much was spent by the...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many civil servants in her Department worked from home for at least one day a week in the last year for which figures are available.

      Disabled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to expand skills training for disabled workers in Coventry; and if she will make a statement.

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what measures her Department is taking to improve the access of (a) primary and (b) secondary school students to fresh drinking water;...

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make it her policy to ask each primary and secondary school to draw up a school hydration policy, setting out the measures it...

      Education Model (Sweden)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research her Department has commissioned into the Swedish education model.

      Educational Psychologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of educational psychologists in English schools have a doctorate in psychology.

      Educational Trips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to assist families on low incomes, including those above the income support threshold, with the cost of educational trips.

      Engineering Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people have (a) begun and (b) successfully completed apprenticeships related to engineering in each of the last five years for...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many meetings of the EU (a) Socrates Committee, (b) Erasmus sub-committee, (c) Comenius sub-committee, (d) Tempus Committee, (e)...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee for the implementation of the Community action programme concerning co-operation policy in the...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many meetings of the EU (a) Advisory Committee on veterinary training, (b) Advisory Committee on training in architecture and (c)...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the secondary schools where (a) 10 to 20 per cent. and (b) more than 20 per cent. of pupils gained no GCSE or equivalent...

      Excluded Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils have been excluded from schools in (a) Ruislip-Northwood constituency, (b) the London borough of Hillingdon and (c) Greater...

      Foundation Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foundation schools were given notice to improve in each year since 1999.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of course provision is allocated to (a) A-levels and (b) other vocational courses in each college in England.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of pupils attending maintained (a) grammar schools and (b) comprehensive schools were eligible for free school meals in each...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the total number of level 2 GCSE equivalent awards were in vocational subjects for each academic year since 2001–02.

      Government Policy (Media Coverage)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what analysis her Department has conducted of print and broadcast media coverage of Government education policy in the past 12 months.

      Graduate Earnings Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what monitoring her Department conducts of the Graduate Earnings Premium; and if she will make a statement.

      Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many British students have graduated from universities in England in each year since 1997; what percentage were entrants from (a) the...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the future of grammar schools.

      Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidelines her Department has issued concerning the observance of health and safety requirements in order to avoid compensation claims.

      Key Stage Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) mean and (b) median total point score in England was at (i) Key Stage 2, (ii) Key Stage 3 and (iii) GCSE in each year since 1995.

      Learndirect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the inclusion of a Researching Your Ancestors element on the Learndirect website; and how much this has cost.

      Learndirect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost has been of the Learndirect Advice programme; and how many callers it has dealt with during 2005.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills from which budget headings the Learning and Skills Council drew funds to finance the difference between its 2004–05 administration in...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people are employed by the Learning and Skills Council in Gloucestershire; how many were employed (a) at its inception and (b) in...

      Local Authorities/Schools Relationship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the working relationship between local authorities and schools since 1997.

      Local Authority Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the local authority in Poole on funding services previously financed by the Safeguarding Children Grant...

      London Challenge New Views Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many schools in Islington have been offered the opportunity to participate in the London Challenge New Views scheme; and how many...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps her Department takes to support staff with mental ill-health.

      Ministerial Discussions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions she has had with (a) local authorities and (b) education specialists in (i) the UK, (ii) the North East and (iii)...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on how many occasions since 7 July she has used the London Underground in connection with her official duties.

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of people aged 22 years and under had started a modern apprenticeship by 2004; and if she will make a statement.

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people enrolled on advanced modern apprenticeships in each academic year since 2001–02.

      Peer Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what peer review process is undergone by the conclusions of research (a) commissioned and (b) produced by her Department.

      PR Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the public relations companies that have had contracts with (a) her Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body...

      Primary Schools (Haringey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the Key Stage 2 results were in each primary school in Hornsey and Wood Green in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what timescales have been set for achievement of the 2004 public service agreement target number 5.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the data required to measure the 2004 public service agreement target number 2 are taken from consistent data sources.

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what mechanisms the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority uses to monitor examination standards over a period of time.

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has for the Independent Committee on Examination Standards; and what consultation it...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority on its location; and if she will make a statement.

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) on (a) the abolition of the Independent Committee on...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what methods the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority uses to monitor the effective functioning of its Regulation and Standards Division.

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many members of the Regulation and Standards Division of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority are independent of her Department.

      Religious Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2425W, on religious services, what assessment she has made of the level...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 December 2005, Official Report, column 135WS, on school admissions, when she expects her...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of secondary school selection was by aptitude in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) local authority, (b) school...

      School Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been allocated for (a) capital repairs and (b) new buildings in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) the East...

      School Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will set out in cash terms the increases for each local education authority in each yearfrom 1997–98 to 2007–08 set out...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals achieved (a) 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C, (b) no GCSE qualifications and (c) no...

      Schoolchildren

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of children of secondary school age in (a) Wellingborough and (b) East Northamptonshire local...

      Schools (Charitable Status)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the Charity Commission about the likely charitable status of (a) community schools, (b) trust schools, (c)...

      Schools White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the (a) National Governors Council and (b) National Association of School Governors on the implications...

      Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many qualified science lecturers there have been in universities in England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many non-British students have studied sciences at universities in England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a...

      Secondary School Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what provision is available to help pupils over the age of 16 but below the age of 18 years to find a secondary school place when they move...

      Sector Skills Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the Donated Asset Reserve in the Learning and Skills Council annual report and accounts 2004–05 is; and what guidelines cover its use.

      Skills for Life Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent on the Skills for Life programme in each year since its inception.

      Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether she has reviewed the effectiveness of the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme; and whether she plans to extend...

      Student Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of students (a) applied for, (b) were granted in full and (c) were granted on an income-related taper student grants in each...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children are participating in the Sure Start programme in Stroud constituency.

      Surplus School Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2432W, on surplus school places, who will be charged with determining...

      Vulnerable Minors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which 50 areas have the highest proportion of registered vulnerable (a) children and (b) young adults per 10,000 head of population.

      Vulnerable Minors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many vulnerable (a) children and (b) young adults are in placements outside their own local authority area by social services Departments.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 October 2005, Official Report, column 2785W, on work experience, what the figures were for (a) 2000–01,...

      WorldSkills Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact of hosting the WorldSkills Competition in the UK on the (a) economy and (b) skills levels of (i)...

  • House of Lords

    • Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What pilots the Department of Health has commissioned on targeted screening and brief interventions in accordance with the Government's Alcohol Harm Reduction...

    • Alcohol-related Crime

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any estimates of the annual cost of alcohol-related crime and disorder following the enactment of the Licensing Act 2003 should be compared with the figure...

      Anti-social Behaviour: Westminster

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have had any discussions with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about aggressive begging in (a) Victoria Street opposite New Scotland Yard;...

      Armed Forces Bill: Service Prosecuting Authority

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they have not included in the Armed Forces Bill provisions to place the Attorney-General's superintendence of the Service Prosecuting Authority on a clear...

      Armed Forces: Pensions and Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will amend the Armed Forces Bill to incorporate those provisions of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865 that remain relevant into the Armed...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment Age

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will delay formal enlistment into the Armed Forces until after an individual's 18th birthday; and, if not, what is the justification for the current...

      Asylum Claims: Jamaica

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure that gay Jamaican asylum seekers are allowed a right of appeal against any application to enter or remain in the United Kingdom on Refugee...

      Buncefield Explosion: Health Advice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidance and health warnings were given to vulnerable groups and more widely by the Department of Health or other statutory authorities following the...

      Cancer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the general incidence of cancer in the United Kingdom compares to the general incidence of cancer in other developed countries.

      Cancer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the incidence of cancer in each health authority in the United Kingdom; and whether they have drawn any conclusions from these figures.

      Cancer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What comparisons have been made between the incidence of cancer in areas under or close to the flight paths of major airports, and other areas in the United...

      Child Abuse

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they define serious child abuse; and how many children, in each of the last five years for which figures are available, have suffered serious child abuse at...

      Cocaine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to take new measures to curb the use of cocaine in the United Kingdom.

      NHS: Community Hospitals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether reductions in cottage hospital provision in the National Health Service are in line with their policy.

      Demonstrations: Parliament and Whitehall

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What conditions they intend to impose on approved non-violent demonstrations near Parliament and Whitehall.

      Deputy Prime Minister: Entertainment Budget

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the cost of official entertainment given by the Deputy Prime Minister in each of the past eight years.

      Israel and Palestine: East Jerusalem

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will follow up the recent report from the British Consul General's Office in Jerusalem with practical proposals in the General Affairs and External...

      EU: Trade

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the estimates of potential economic growth or of costs associated with the European Union, identified in HM Treasury's publication Global Europe:...

      EU: UK Legislation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 14 November (WA 117), why they will not provide a full estimate of the United Kingdom legislation which...

      Extraordinary Rendition

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Ministers or officials in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have held meetings with United Nations officials since 1 November at which extraordinary...

      Families

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to respond to the recommendations of the recently published report by the Commission on Families and the Wellbeing of Children entitled Families...

      Government Departments: 0870 Numbers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Home Office, and the executive agencies for which it is responsible, now follow the guidance of the Central Office of Information and Ofcom in relation...

      Gulf War Syndrome

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the replies by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 24 November (HL Deb, cols. 1723–26), whether they accept in full the terms of the Pensions Appeal...

      Gulf War Syndrome

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they accept all the findings of the Pension Appeal Tribunal in the case of Guardsman Daniel Martin, in particular those concerning the conclusions of the...

      Gulf War Syndrome

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the replies by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 24 November (Official Report, cols. 1723–26), whether those replies are consistent with the recent...

      Health Bill: Smoking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of respondents to the recent consultation on the smoke-free provisions of the Health Bill supported their proposals for exempting private members'...

      Heavy Goods Vehicles: Weight Restrictions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prosecutions took place in the last year for which figures are available of heavy goods vehicle drivers not complying with weight restrictions on rural A...

      Identity Cards

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish (a) any analysis they have made of the potential use that local authorities may make of the National Identity Register or identity cards...

      Israel: Gaza

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Israeli Government concerning the missile attack on Gaza on 7 December.

      Identity Cards: Ministry of Defence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish (a) any analysis they have made of the potential use that the Ministry of Defence may make of the National Identity Register or identity...

      National Insurance Contributions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the moneys not paid to women as a result of gradually moving their retirement age from 60 to 65 will remain in the National Insurance Fund.

      National Insurance Contributions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the last year for which they have figures, how many people in work were not paying national insurance contributions.

      NHS: Deficits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to deal with deficits of primary care trusts and trusts at a local level in the National Health Service.

      NHS: Deficits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which National Health Service trusts are carrying forward (a) in-year forecast deficits; and (b) deficits of an accumulated nature in the current year; and what is...

      NHS Litigation Authority

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many times since the beginning of 2004 Ministers or officials from the Department of Health have (a) met, and (b) corresponded with the NHS Litigation...

      NHS: LIFT Initiative

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in establishing a steering group to bring together key stakeholders involved in the local improvement finance trust scheme.

      NHS: North Cumbria

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many doctors acting as directors of public health have been employed by the National Health Service in the north Cumbria health area for each year since 1997.

      NHS: North Cumbria

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What geographic and physical factors are taken into account by the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation in the allocation of resources to National Health...

      NHS: Quality and Outcomes Framework

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework in Primary Care is likely to be completed; whether its recommendations will be published in full; whether...

      Palestine: Suicide Bombings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority following the suicide bombing in Netanya on 5 December.

      Palestinian Authority: Police

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have had with the Palestinian Authority concerning better equipment for the Palestinian police.

      Pregnant Smokers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps are being taken to reduce smoking during pregnancy; and what are the latest available figures on the proportion of women in England who smoke during...

      Prisoners: Life Sentences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have disbanded the Lifer Management Unit which managed the sentences of life sentence prisoners; and, if so, what plans they have to ensure its...

      Dentists

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the ratio of dentists to people in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

      Religiously Aggravated Crime

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Goldsmith on 4 July (WA 63-64), whether they have now undertaken the further review and consultation on the question of...

      Schools: Admissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the recent High Court decision to permit the Oratory School to interview parents as part of the admissions process, they have any plans to...

      Schools: English Grammar

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will promote the study of English grammar in schools, particularly with regard to the differences between the demonstrative adjective "that" and the...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have had with the Government of Turkey on the implications for negotiations for membership of the European Union of the forthcoming trial of...

      United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will commend the recent statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, concerning torture and access to all prisoners, to the...

      US Government Aircraft: Use of UK Military Airbases

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under what terms aircraft owned by, operated on behalf of, or operated at the request of the United States Government or any of their agencies are permitted to...

      US Government Aircraft: Use of UK Military Airbases

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) whether they have the right to know the names of passengers on all aircraft owned by, operated on behalf of, or operated at the request of the United States...

      Zimbabwe: Immigration Removals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the reply by the Lord Triesman on 10 November (HL Deb, cols. 719–22), whether deportations from the United Kingdom of Zimbabwean citizens to...

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