Written answers

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate the Government have made of the cost to local authorities of implementing the Animal Welfare Bill; and how this...

    • Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice and information is being issued to keepers of (a) captive bred and (b) wild disabled birds registered with her...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will compensate those whose livelihoods have been affected by the ban on bird shows; and if she will make a statement.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) why her Department has not banned live importation of birdsfrom poultry shows in other European Union countries; (2)...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the United Kingdom's poultry imports came from China in 2004–05.

      Aviation Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures to reduce aviation emissions the Government are considering.

      Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to regulate the (a) sale and (b) disposal of batteries in the UK; and what current EU regulations apply to...

      Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to transpose European Union legislation regarding the sale and disposal of batteries in the UK.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether those on fixed term contracts in her Department's Animal Welfare Unit dealing with the current tuberculosis trials...

      Climate Change Programme Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Government will publish their Climate Change Programme Review.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the access authorities which have taken part in the Access Management Grant Scheme; and what total level of...

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much petrol fuel her Department's vehicles have used in each year since 1997; and at what cost in each year.

      Dog Wardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dog wardens are employed by each London borough.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many UK fishing vessels of 12 metres of more in length, operating in ICES areas VII e, f, g, h and j and using...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it will be her Department's policy to follow the scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is her Department's policy to agree increases in quotas on species with a high cod by-catch on condition that...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library advice received by Ministers regarding the decision in March 2001 to carry out a contiguous...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many legal cases involving foot and mouth disease clean-up contractors are pending.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library in respect of all court cases where proceedings are complete relating to foot and mouth...

      Integrated Pollution Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many court cases have (a) the Environment Agency and (b) her Department taken on breaches of the integrated pollution...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the burden on local waste disposal authorities of the current (a) landfill tax penalties and...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress is being made in meeting EU Landfill Directive targets for (a) 2010, (b) 2013 and (c) 2020.

      Municipal Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much municipal waste was produced in each of the last 10 years.

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of (a) household waste sent to landfill and (b) total biodegradable waste sent to landfill was made up of...

      Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of vehicular rights likely to be extinguished under clause 62 of the Natural...

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many poultry owners are registered with her Department; and what the flock size is of each registered poultry owner.

      Racehorses (Whipping)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2005, Official Report, column 1854W, on racehorses (whipping), what recent...

      Radioactive Waste Management Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to receive the final report of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

      Rare Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to protect the rare birds population on the North East coast.

      Recovered Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the status of recovered fuel oil in the definitions of waste recovery contained in the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of plastics used for baling on farms has been recycled in each of the last five years.

      Waterways (Public Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the merits of amending the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to cover public access to...

      Waterways (Public Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken to improve public access to waterways.

      Rural Communities (North-East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to improve the economy of rural areas in the North East.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what penalties are in place for Government Departments which failtheir sustainable development targets, as reviewed by the...

      Waste Exports (Carbon Cycle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the implications for carbon life cycle of shipping recyclable...

      Wild Bird Ringing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department collects on wild bird ringing groups operating in the UK and licensed by the British Trust...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State forForeign and Commonwealth Affairs If he will make a statement on the prospects for peace in the middle east.

    • Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli Government about the peace process in the middle east.

      Collinson Grant Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the findings of the Collinson Grant report.

      Extraordinary Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with EU colleagues about extraordinary rendition.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial assistance and advice has been given to the Iraqi Government to help build civil society.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Iraqi elections.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Iran's nuclear programme.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the recent comments by the President of Iran concerning Israel.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs What discussions he has had with EU counterparts on the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in Hong Kong.

      Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of Albania's prospects for becoming an applicant country for membership of the European Union.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on UK relations with India.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further steps his Department is taking to encourage other Governments to give financial support to Afghanistan.

      Lisbon Agenda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Lisbon agenda.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of Syria's involvement in Lebanese internal affairs.

      British Prisoners Overseas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects are known to be in foreign jails.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on religious freedom in China.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action has been taken under the UK's EU presidency to advance the European Parliament's resolution of 8 September on...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of the People's Republic of China over the jailing of Xu Wanping.

      Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact on visitors from the UK to France and Belgium of French proposals to limit the...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals for Common Agricultural Policy reform the Government has made; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the former (a) buildings and (b) land of (i) his Department and (ii) (A) non-departmental public bodies, (B)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many widescreen televisions have been purchased by his Department for use in London Headquarters in each of the last five...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the administrative costs were of each non-departmental public body for which he has responsibility in the last year for...

      EU Agreements (Human Rights)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what review mechanisms the EU has established to assess how its agreements with third countries are being implemented with...

      EU Agreements (Human Rights)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received representations from the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights network on their human rights review on the EU...

      EU Agreements (Human Rights)

      To ask the Secretary of State forForeign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will makea statement on arrangements for assessing compliance with the terms of the EU-Israel Association agreement.

      EU Agreements (Human Rights)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the EU has set up a human rights sub-committee under the EU-Israel Association agreement.

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK Joint Ministerial Committee meetings regarding European Union issues have been held since 1 July 1999.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the prospect for democratic change in Kyrgyzstan.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to foster democracy in Kyrgyzstan.

      Queen's Diamond Jubilee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans are being discussed to celebrate throughout the Commonwealth the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen's Accession...

      UK Embassies/Consulates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many consulates have (a) closed and (b) opened in the last 10 years.

      UK Embassies/Consulates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) cultural and (b) military attaches are based at each UK embassy.

      UK Embassies/Consulates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) non-UK citizens, (b) UK citizens, (c) non-EU citizens and (d) non-Commonwealth citizens are working at British...

      UK Embassies/Consulates

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

      UK Embassies/Consulates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) embassies and (b) consulates are shared with another country.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the Commission spent on bottled water in 2004–05.

    • Energy Wastage

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what steps the Commission is taking to limit energy wastage on the Parliamentary Estate; and if he will make a...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many mobile telephones are (a) rented and (b) owned by the House authorities; and what the total cost was...

      Office Equipment

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how (a) computers, (b) printers, (c) telephones and (d) office furniture no longer required by the House...

      Project Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 1369W, on project costs, if he will list...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Administration Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which functions of his core Department are carried out in (a) England and (b) London; and what administration costs were associated with these functions for each...

    • Administration Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total administration costs for his core Office are; and whether these are regarded as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable for the purposes of...

      Administration Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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 costs...

      Administration Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the administrative costs were of each non-departmental public body for which he has responsibility in the last year for which figures are available; what the...

      Cleveland Fire Authority

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to re-examine to top-up the proposed changes to the 'A' risk formula grant share in relation to Cleveland Fire Authority in the light of the...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the criteria are for allocating mobile telephones to staff in his Department.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many short message service messages were sent via mobile telephones owned by his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

      Faith Communities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the publications his Department and its predecessors have produced relating to faith communities since 1989.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost was of supporting borrowing by local authorities in England and Wales for each year since 1997; and what estimates have been made for each of the...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that the quality of British environmental science is not harmed by the proposed closure of the Centre for...

    • Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of a statutory race Committee in relation to the proposed Commission for Equality and Human Rights;...

      Data Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department has taken to ensure that users of internet data storage companies are informed of the data protection legislation...

      Data Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of the UK data storage industry.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer on 31 October 2005, Official Report, column 698W what the total cost of (a) publications and (b) surveys by his...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings of the (a) Standing Committee for the approximation of the laws of the member states concerning pressure equipment, (b)...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings of the (a) Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in...

      Foreign Registered Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list foreign registered companies that have received a grant from each regional development agency (RDA) in each year since RDAs...

      Internet Rogue Dialling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to compensate victims of internet rogue dialling.

      Internet Rogue Dialling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures the Government are taking to tackle internet rogue dialling.

      Internet Rogue Dialling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the cost of internet rogue dialling to consumers in each year since 2003; and how many consumers he estimates...

      Natural Environment Research Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what total financial support from public funds was allocated to the Natural Environment Research Council in each of the last five years.

      Retirement Age (Public Sector Workers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the retirement age for existing public sector workers will remain at 60 years.

      Technology Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many projects have been funded through his Department's technology programme and its nearest equivalent predecessors in (a) small and...

      Technology Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding was provided for each individual project that has been awarded funds under his Department's technology programme; over how...

      Temporary Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to encourage temporary migration by workers from abroad.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provision she is making for access for disabled and elderly spectators at the Olympics in 2012.

    • Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) books, (b) DVDs, (c) video cassettes, (d) computer games and (e) audio books have been available in library service stock...

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how her Department defines high quality for the purposes of its public service agreement performance target 1; and if she will make a...

  • International Development

    • Debt Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps have been taken by his Department to disseminate best practice on debt management.

    • Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the former (a) buildings and (b) land of (i) his Department and (ii) (A) non-departmental public bodies, (B) agencies...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the annual expenditure on training and development by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body, (ii)...

      EU Agricultural Trade Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to encourage the EU to adopt a rigid timetable for the liberalisation of its agricultural trade policies.

      HIV/AIDS (China)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Government of China on tackling HIV/AIDS.

      Pakistan (Earthquake)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department is giving to the Government of Pakistan to enable victims of the earthquake in Pakistan to be moved away from...

      Pakistan (Earthquake)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many helicopters the British Government have made available for relief efforts in the Pakistan earthquake zone; what plans he has...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) UK and (b) EU assistance to agencies working in Palestinian territories complies with...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government take to ensure that aid to the Palestinian Authority is used for legitimate and accountable purposes; and if...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many renewable energy projects his Department has undertaken since 1997; in what year each was undertaken; in what location; and...

  • Minister for Women

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the difference in pay was between (a) full-time and (b) part-time male and female workers in each year since 2001.

  • Transport

    • Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many bus passenger journeys there were in (a) 2000–01 and (b) 2004–05.

    • Channel Tunnel Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2005, Official Report, column 2220W, on rail subsidies, whether the Government plans to make further grants...

      Christmas Celebrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Department is taking to celebrate Christmas this year.

      Concessionary Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held with Transport for London on discounted or free parking in London for resident pensioners.

      Connex South Eastern Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2005, Official Report, column 895W, on railways, how much his Department spent on external consultants in...

      Damages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2005, Official Report, columns 1309–10W, on damages, if he will make a statement on each case to which he refers.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of how much correspondence from his Department was addressed to people who have (a) died and (b) moved house in each of the...

      Departmental Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what methods his Department employs to ensure that its data are up-to-date, with particular reference to information on people who have (a) moved house...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the former (a) buildings and (b) land of (i) his Department and (ii) (A) non-departmental public bodies, (B) agencies and (C)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2005, Official Report, column 1150W, on train operating companies, what the size is of the specialist team within...

      Docklands Light Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2299W, on the Docklands Light Railway, what assessment he has made of the merit of...

      Light Rail Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria he used to assess the competence of (a) the Greater Manchester passenger transport executive, (b) Merseytravel and (c) Nottinghamshire...

      London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the operation of sections 4 to 19 of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003.

      Parking Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the total value of unpaid parking fines was in each year since 1997; (2) what the total revenue raised by parking fines has been in each...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with officials from the Growth Areas Directorate of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister about the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the performance of Arriva Trains Wales on the Wales and Borders network since 2003.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many miles of track have been repaired in each year since 1997; and how many miles of track are awaiting repair; (2) how many miles of track...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the morning peak (a) annual passenger count for use of Leeds Station and (b) passengers in excess of capacity figure for trains entering (i) Leeds...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many kilometres of railway track there are in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) each of the English regions and (d) Northern Ireland; and how many...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans South Eastern trains has to increase fares for passengers in 2006.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce the final decision on the frequency of trains during the rush hour on the Hayes line as a result of the consultation...

      Road Improvements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to introduce hard shoulder running on major routes.

      Speeding Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much of the total revenue raised by speeding fines has been paid to the Treasury in each year since 1997; (2) what the total value of unpaid...

      Toll Charges (Buses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what multiple of the car toll is charged for public service buses on each publicly operated toll charging (a) bridge and (b) tunnel.

      Train Protection Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) miles of track and (b) junctions in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) each of the English regions and (iv) Northern Ireland are not covered...

      Transport (Gravesham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his projections are for traffic growth ontrunk roads in Gravesham for each of the next 10 years.

      Urban Bus Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government have spent on the Urban Bus Challenge since its inception.

  • Defence

    • Arctic Emblem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2005, Official Report, column 1678W, on the Arctic Emblem, if he will ensure that, once the design has been agreed,...

    • Armed Forces (South African Personnel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his South African counterpart about the extent to which South Africans serving in the UK armed forces have received the...

      Catering/Entertainment Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      South Africa/Mozambique Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2347W, on visits to South Africa, what the names were of employees of his Department...

      South Africa/Mozambique Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2347W, on visits to South Africa, whether the combined UK and UN team found that...

      Defence Contracts (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many defence contracts have been awarded to facilities or organisations operating in Wales since 1997; what the value of these contracts was; and how...

      Defence Contracts (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many defence contracts have been awarded to facilities and organisations in Wales since 1997; what the value of those contracts was; and how many...

      Defence Training Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact on manufacturing and engineering companies in the West Midlands if Cosford is chosen as (a) a Super site and...

      Defence Training Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact on the retention and recruitment of training staff if defence training activities are moved to areas outside...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the former (a) buildings and (b) land of (i) his Department and (ii) (A) non-departmental public bodies, (B) agencies and (C) independent...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual expenditure on (a) fixtures and fittings, (b) general office expenses and (c) office equipment was of his (i) Department and (ii) each...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of relocation opportunities within the next five years in relation to the Bristol-Bath-Shrivenham Defence Cluster.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by his Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy...

      Japanese Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the bloodlink connection in the Far Eastern Civilian Prisoners of the Japanese Compensation Scheme requiring applicants to be born in the UK or have...

      Landing Ships Dock Auxiliary Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has held with (a) ship repair yards and (b) others on (i) completing and (ii) enhancing the capabilities of the Landing Ships...

      Marconi Weapons System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the document known as the Prosecution Exhibit bundle pages 51 to 59 in the case of R v. Michael John Smith held in the Central Criminal...

      Married Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many married quarters will be upgraded in each of the next five financial years; and what the total cost of this planned programme will be in each year.

      Military Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2005, Official Report, column 1877W, how many complaints about (a) body armour, (b) weapons and (c) machinery have...

      RAF Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the RAF's C-130Ks to be replaced.

      Service Quarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many single accommodation places there are for each of the services in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) each of the English regions and (d) Northern...

      Southampton Docks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what criteria his Department used to decide to change its requirement for using Southampton Docks from recreational to operational use for nuclear...

      Surplus Military Equipment Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what restrictions have been placed on the resale of surplus military aircraft disposed of by his Department to private individuals during the past...

      Surplus Military Equipment Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether it is his Department's policy to allow the advertising for sale of its surplus military equipment on the internet; (2) what surplus...

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many helicopters are carried by each of the Type 23 frigates, broken down by type of helicopter.

      Hydrocarbon Oils Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK agricultural sector of the proposed EU harmonisation of duty rates on hydrocarbon oils; and if he...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Leader of the House how many(a) personal computers, (b) laptops, (c) servers, (d) printers, (e) scanners, (f) photocopiers and (g) faxmachine his office owned in (i) 2003–04 and...

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Leader of the House what the annual expenditure on (a) fixture and fittings, (b) general office expenses and (c) office equipment was of his Office in each of the last three financial...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Leader of the House what the expenditure on (a) buildings and (b) insurance of buildings and staff was of his Office in each of the last three financial years; and what the planned...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his office spent on bottled water in 2004–05.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Leader of the House what the total administrative costs were for his office in the last year; and whether these are regarded as identifiable or non-identifiable for the purposes of...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Identity Cards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment the Government have made of whether a new electoral register database (a) will be of assistance in and (b) may...

    • Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much legal aid was given to non-British citizens in each quarter in the last three years.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many staff were employed by non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which she has responsibility in 2004–05...

  • Education and Skills

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list ongoing projects in her Department for which consultants have been hired.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) Parliamentary Questions from (i) hon. Members and...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 478W, on Departmental Staff, what remuneration is received by the tutor...

      Ealing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to reduce the funding gap between school sixth forms and further education colleges in Ealing.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people in Tamworth have been granted an education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people in (a) Brent and (b) London have been granted an education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people in Plymouth have received an education maintenance allowance payment since it was introduced.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students at each educational institution in Newcastle upon Tyne are in receipt of an education maintenance allowance.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on her plans for reform following the report by Sir Andrew Foster on the further education sector.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2414W, on further education (funding), what her Department's policy is...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2414W, on further education (funding), whether school sixth forms which...

      GEMS Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what public monies are received by GEMS Education; and if she will make a statement.

      International Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many international students are studying science and technology subjects; and what the equivalent figure was in 1998.

      Maths GCSE Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority will publish the requirements for the new two tier maths GCSE curriculum and examination;...

      Ofsted Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of lessons inspected by Ofsted were recorded as setted in (a) geography, (b) music, (c) history, (d) religious education,...

      Postgraduate Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) international students and (b) UK domestic students took up postgraduate courses in each year since 1998; and how many in each...

      Public Service Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the data required to measure 2004 public service agreement target number 1 are (a) available and (b) published.

      Schoolchildren (Mental Health)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of mental health problems in children below the age of 11 in mainstream education, with particular reference to...

      Schools Graded Satisfactory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking in respect of (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools graded as satisfactory by Ofsted.

      Setting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what measures her Department is taking to ensure that schools set pupils by ability; (2) what advice her Department offers teachers...

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of secondary schools are specialist schools in (a) arts, (b) business and enterprise, (c) engineering, (d)...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people in London applied for a student loan in the last five years.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children are participating in the Sure Start programme in Beverley and Holderness.

      University Entrance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people went to university from secondary schools in (a) Minsthorpe, (b) Hemsworth, (c) Featherstone, (d) Kettlethorpe and (e)...

      Vulnerable Minors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what monitoring her Department undertakes of vulnerable (a) children and (b) young adults placed by social services departments outside...

      Work Placements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will amend the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2005 to allow students undertaking full year unpaid work placements as part of...

  • Treasury

    • Administrative Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the administrative costs were of each non-departmental public body for which he has responsibility in the last year for which figures are available;...

    • Average Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average weekly wage was for workers in the (a) private and (b) public sector in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland...

      Banking System (China)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of (a) the stability of the banking system in China and (b) the effect on the UK economy of weaknesses in the system.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has made to the elected governing authorities of (a) Guernsey, (b) Jersey, (c) the Isle of Man, (d) the Falkland Islands, (e)...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what powers of the intervention he has over the domestic monetary and fiscal policies of (a) Guernsey, (b) Jersey, (c) the Isle of Man, (d) the Falkland...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons birth certificates do not have to be provided as part of a claim for child tax credit.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost of the common agricultural policy arising from (a) increased food prices and (b) direct costs to...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the common agricultural policy to (a) the EU and (b) the UK under the new financial perspective 2007 to...

      Contingent Liabilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total Government expenditure was on contingent liabilities which became payable in each year since 1992.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many items of departmental correspondence were addressed to people who had (a) died and (b) moved house in each of the last five years.

      Debt Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of corrective actions proposed by the International Monetary Fund for members whose performance is below requirements for...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of pension contributions incurred by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body, (ii) executive agency and (iii) other...

      Dormant Bank Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government will take to encourage people who may have dormant accounts to claim their money before the funds are used by the Government.

      Duty Free Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what progress has been made by the European Commission regarding his proposal to increase the duty free allowance to £1,000; and if he will make...

      ECOFIN Council of Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the most senior UK representative was at each meeting of the EU's ECOFIN Council of Ministers since June 1997.

      Economic Inactivity (London Boroughs)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the levels of economic inactivity in each London borough.

      Employees' Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of (a) all employees, (b) full-time employees and (c) part-time employees in (i) Scotland, (ii) each of the unitary local...

      Employees' Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the distribution of gross earnings was for those earning (a) under the point below which 10 per cent. of earners fall and (b) the point above which 10...

      Ethnic Population

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the UK population is from an ethnic minority.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the changes to the UK's annual net contributions to the EU arising from the European Council's recent budget decisions in terms of...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department had with other ministerial colleagues before the UK made its proposals for the EU budget settlement.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK's (a) gross contribution, (b) net contribution and (c) rebate has been in each year since the United Kingdom joined the European Economic...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee for the implementation of the Regulation establishing an Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-accession and...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee on administrative cooperation in the field of indirect taxation, including the Fiscalis programme: anti-fraud...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) Customs Cooperation Sub-committee-EEC-Slovenia, (b) Customs Cooperation Committee (EEC-Turkey), (c) Customs Cooperation...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the EU (a) EEC-European Free Trade Association Joint Committee (and working parties), (b) Customs Cooperation Sub-committee—...

      Examination Markers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether those who mark examination papers are treated as (a) employed and (b) self-employed for (i) income tax and (ii) national insurance purposes;...

      Exports (Burma)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which UK companies have exported goods to Burma in each year since 1997 for which records are available.

      Film Productions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government's tax policy on (a) film productions and (b) British film productions in the UK.

      Fuel Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions he has had on the impact of the proposed harmonisation of duty rates on hydrocarbons; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      GDP Growth Rate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average GDP growth rate for the United Kingdom has been in each year since 1997–98.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what savings have been made by each Department as a result of recommendations in the Gershon Review.

      Government Expenditure and Revenue

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether documents comparable to Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland are published for (a) Wales, (b) Northern Ireland and (c) the regions of England.

      Her Majesty's Courts Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Constitutional Affairs about the pay negotiations with former magistrates court staff...

      HM Revenue and Customs Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs staff in (a) Wales and (b) each constituency in Wales are expected to be made redundant under the Government's latest...

      HM Revenue and Customs Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs staff in (a) Wales and (b) each constituency in Wales have been made redundant under the Government's latest spending...

      Income Tax/National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in (a) income tax and (b) national insurance contributions was raised from (i) the top one per cent., (ii) the top five per cent., (iii) the top 10...

      Income Tax/National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many taxpayers would not pay (a) income tax and (b) national insurance contributions if the earnings level at which such payments began to be paid were...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the impact on inheritance tax revenue would be of (a) not increasing the threshold above the statutory indexation in 2005–06, (b) retaining a...

      Inland Revenue (Sheriff Officers)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much expenditure was incurred by the Inland Revenue through using sheriff officers in each of the last eight years; and what proportion of that...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how often he has received representations from the elected governing authorities of (a) Guernsey, (b) Jersey, (c) the Isle of Man, (d) the Falkland Islands,...

      Local Authorities (England)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many whole-time equivalent jobs there are in each of England's local authorities, broken down by region.

      Lord Turner's Letter

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 914W, on Lord Turner's letter, what the result of the inquiry headed by Nicholas...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many deaths malnutrition was given as the cause in London in each of the last five years.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the workforce in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland has been employed at the minimum wage in each year since...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the revenue paid in employees' national insurance contributions each year by those who are aged above the state retirement age,...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate what the path of employee and employer national insurance contributions would be up until 2050 under the proposals of the Pension...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the Treasury gained in national insurance contributions from men under 65 years in full-time work who had already acquired a full...

      Office for National Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the budget of the Office for National Statistics was in each year since 1992.

      P11D Notices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value of incorrectly issued P11D notices was in each of the last five years for which information available; and if he will make a statement.

      Pension Provision (Benefits System)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the evidence of his Department's officials to the Public Accounts Committee on 7 December, what assessment his Department has made of the effect...

      Pensioner Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many deaths of people of retirement age (a) cold and (b) malnutrition were found to have been causes in each of the last 10 years, broken down by...

      Population Projections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the 2003-based sub-national population projections for England produced by the Office for National Statistics include population increases as a...

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much capital expenditure in existing private finance initiative projects will come from public funds.

      Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many litres of red diesel were distributed in (a) Great Britain and (b) Northern Ireland in the last five years for which figures are available; and...

      Road Fuels (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of revenue lost due to the (a) cross-border purchasing and (b) smuggling of road fuels in Northern Ireland; and what his latest...

      Scottish Fiscal Autonomy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Executive on Scottish fiscal autonomy.

      Scottish Fiscal Autonomy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the budget of the Scotland Office is determined.

      Scottish Fiscal Autonomy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the comparability factors for Scottish expenditure for the purposes of the Barnett formula were determined.

      Self-invested Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of self-invested personal pensions that made off-plan purchases of residential property prior to 5 December...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his latest estimate is of the cost of fraud relating to the tax credits e-portal; and if he will make a statement; (2) when his Department first...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in each constituency in Northern Ireland have received (a) child and (b) working taxcredits since they were introduced; and how many have...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the costs have been of specialist advice outside the EDS contract on the capacity, structure and performance of the tax credit computer system since 1...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what letters of comfort were sought from EDS in (a) January, (b) February, (c) March and (d) April 2003; if he will publish them; and if he will make a...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the robustness of the tax credit computer system; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the introduction of interim assessments for tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of complaints about tax credits have been responded to within 15 working days in each of the last 12 months.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of the computer system used for calculating tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the tolerance level over which the recovery of tax credit overpayments is not considered cost-effective; what factors were taken into account in...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment has been made of (a) the likely effectiveness of manual intervention in a tax credit case where an overpayment has been identified and...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times he has written off an overpayment of tax credits because (a) of official error where it was reasonable for the recipient to think the award...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the value of additional tax credits awarded in cases of hardship following the identification of an overpayment is added to the total overpayment to...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the extent to which Northern Ireland claimants of tax credits are experiencing difficulties in accessing the tax credits...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) in how many cases HM Revenue and Customs, and its predecessor, (a) imposed a penalty under section 31 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 for making an...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his policy, when writing-off overpaid tax credits caused by official error, to reimburse all overpayment recovered before the decision to...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the form TC647.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases in Northern Ireland disputed tax credit overpayments have been written off in 2005–06.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many tax credit awards are paid into bank accounts not in the name of the tax credit recipient; (2) on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proof of identity is required as part of an application for tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what checks are made by advisers on the tax credit helpline on a caller's identity when a request is made to change a bank account for the payment of tax...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many referrals have been made to the Security Specialist Section of the Tax Credit Office in each month since 2003–04.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit awards have been paid into overseas bank accounts in each year since 2003.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) total and (b) average income increases resulting in the overpayment of tax credits were in 2003–04.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what distribution of income increases was assumed in producing the Government's £800 million estimate of the additional final tax credit entitlement...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's estimate is of the additional final tax credit entitlement resulting from the change in the income increase disregard from £2,500...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time tax credit staff were working in (a) debt management and banking, (b) disputed overpayments, (c) bank liaison, (d) childcare provider...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) financial assistance and (b) help in kind his Department has offered to (i) Citizens Advice Bureaux and (ii) other voluntary advice agencies to...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of time was from receipt of a tax credit claim to payment of the credit to the claimant in Wales in each year since the tax credit...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many tax credit overpayments have been made in Wales; what proportion of tax credits have been overpaid in Wales; what the total tax credit...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of fraud were detected in relation to tax credit claims in Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many cases of organised fraud within tax credits have been detected in the last year for which figures are available; (2) what evidence he has...

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many under 16-year-olds fell pregnant in (a) London and (b) each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Treasury Enterprise Team

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the remit of the Enterprise Team in the Treasury is.

      Treasury Enterprise Team

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methods the Enterprise Team uses to liaise with businesses, with particular reference to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Treasury Enterprise Team

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the meetings the Enterprise Team has had with business associations in the last six months.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Beverley and Holderness were unemployed for more than two years in each year since 1997.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Beverley and Holderness were economically inactive in each year since 1997.

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been raised in vehicle excise duty in each year since 1997, broken down by category of vehicle.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Administration Costs

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

    • Compensation Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost was of compensation payments paid out by the Compensation Agency as a result of terrorist attacks since the beginning of the...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many overnight stays in Northern Ireland each Minister has made since taking up their post.

      Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has received written representations from members of the armed forces in support of the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill.

      Shoplifting (Prosecutions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2005, Official Report, column 1866–67W, on prosecutions, how many people were prosecuted for...

  • Home Department

    • Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has issued to police authorities on meeting the shortfall in central funding for police community support officers in...

    • Experience Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the March 2005 accounts of the Experience Corps to be published.

      Experience Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a Minister in his Department last met representatives of the Experience Corps.

      Experience Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why his Department did not renew its original grant of £20 million to the Experience Corps.

      Experience Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what public funding the Experience Corps is receiving in 2005–06.

      Illegal Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for operating an illegal taxi service in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) Greater London...

      Independent Monitoring Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of changing the recruitment process for the appointment of independent monitoring board members; and if...

      Internet (Improper Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 5 October 2005, Official Report, column 2845W, on improper use of the internet, when he expects the full business...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the likely change in police precepts as a result of the Government's commitment to increase the number of police...

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many probation officers broken down by grade, were suspended from duty in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) the...

      Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations were (a) nominated and (b) awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004 and (iii) 2005, broken...

      Race Equality Impact Assessments

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

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) England, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) Kettering constituency have appeared on the sex offenders register in each of...

      Terrorist Suspects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 6 December 2005, Official Report, column 1112W, on terrorist suspects, how many of the 11 suspects charged after...

      Treason

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the last conviction for treason was; and what penalty was imposed.

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role is played by Victim Support in helping victims of crime in Chorley.

      Youth Offender Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the performance of youth offender teams against their key indicators was in (a) North Wales and (b) England and Wales between April 2004...

  • Health

    • A&E Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the effect on (a) costs and (b) risks to patients' health of running split-site accident and emergency departments.

    • Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to increase the number of training places for allergy specialists; and if she will make a statement.

      Anorexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to develop NHS services for patients with anorexia nervosa.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether primary care trusts have responsibility for monitoring the standard of care provided in detention centres for asylum seekers.

      Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2005, Official Report, columns 566–67W, on blood, what percentage of (a) hospitals and (b) primary care trusts...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects guidelines to be issued by the National Cancer Research Institute on the administration of Herceptin prior to a licence being obtained...

      Cancer Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when she expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to issue appraisals on (a) Velcade for multiple myeloma, (b) Taxotere for...

      Capital Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will set out the basis on which the NHS capital programme is financed by credit guarantee finance.

      Chase Farm Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the effects of closing down the accident and emergency department at Chase Farm hospital on transport times for (a)...

      Chemical ITX

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has evaluated on the migration of the chemical ITX from food packaging into food; and if she will make a statement.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received NHS-funded continuing care in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists there are per head of population in (a) Torbay and (b) England.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are in Hereford constituency; and what percentage of their time each spent treating NHS patients in the last period for which...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2005, Official Report, column 1795W, on NHS dentistry, when she expects to publish the budget.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospital and (b) community dentists have been employed in each year from 1979 to 1997, broken down by strategic health authority area.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Huddersfield.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State forHealth what measures she is taking to ensure adequate provision of NHS dentistry in Beverley and Holderness.

      Drug Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost to pharmacists of providing full patient packs if reimbursement is based on the quantity of drugs prescribed; and...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many meetings of the EU (a) Committee on the Community action programme on injury prevention, (b) Committee for the implementation of the...

      European Medicines Evaluation Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the UK financial contribution to the running of the European Medicines Evaluation Agency was in 2004–05.

      European Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff have been recruited by (a) Hammersmith andFulham NHS trust and (b) Hammersmith hospitals NHS trust as a result of the European working time...

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS foundation trusts have (a) closed and (b) downgraded their accident and emergency departments since their establishment.

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the hospital trusts in England that are considering proposals to downgrade their accident and emergency departments to accept planned...

      Gentamicin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to control gentamicin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.

      Health Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent evaluation her Department has undertaken of public opinion on Part I of the Health Bill; and if she will make a statement.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will meet local hon. Members to discuss proposals for future provision of (a) health care services and (b) local NHS dentistry provided by...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many job losses she expects as a result of the merger of primary care trusts in West Lancashire; what budget she has allocated for severance payments...

      Health Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the projected per capita Government spending on health in London is for 2005–06; and if she will make a statement.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospitals offer treatment for hepatitis C; (2) which primary care trusts do not have a hospital in their area which offers treatment for...

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the FaCe It campaign on hepatitis C; what the total expenditure on the campaign has been since it was...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what means the Department uses to raise awareness of HIV testing; and if she will make a statement.

      Hospital Cleanliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many different organisations are able to inspect hospitals for cleanliness.

      Medical Staff (West Suffolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in the constituency of West Suffolk in (i) 1997 and (ii) the last year for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many meetings officials in her Department have held with representatives from black and minority ethnic mental health groups as part of the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on psychological therapies in the NHS in 2004–05.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many graduate primary care mental health workers were in post in (a) December 2004 and (b) December 2005.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people died from mesothelioma in each of the last five years; how many people she estimates will die from mesothelioma in 2005; what estimate she...

      Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on services for sufferers of myalgic encephalomyelitis in Lancashire.

      National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on progress on adoption by NHS Trusts of the provisions of the national service framework for long-term conditions, with...

      NHS Central Registration System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are registered on the NHS central registration system.

      NHS Commissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2005, Official Report, column 971W, on primary care trusts (Oxfordshire), whether all proposals to put NHS...

      NHS Financial Deficits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what aspects of local health service provision she expects to be affected by attempts to minimise the 2005–06 financial deficit in the (a)...

      NHS Financial Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 7 November 2005, Official Report, column 4WS, on NHS financial management, if she will list the new...

      NHS Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether new IT systems will be introduced in the NHS in connection with the new pension scheme regulations to be introduced in 2006.

      NHS Reconfiguration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been set aside for severance packages consequent on the restructuring of (a) Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority, (b)...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria will be used to select technologies for referral to (a) the new single technology appraisal system and (b) the existing appraisal system...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of nurses who left nursing employment in the NHS within six months of qualification in each of the last five years.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will collect figures for the number of nurses who qualify and then find employment within the NHS.

      Obesity Care Pathway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways the draft document on the obesity care pathway used in the second round of consultations differed from that in the first round; and what...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether sufferers of osteoporosis under the age of 70 will continue to receive (a) bisphosphonates, (b) ralox and (c) strontium ranelate free on the NHS.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to fulfil the commitment in Building on the Best to offer all adult patients nearing the end of life, regardless of...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to increase funding for palliative care services; and if she will make a statement.

      Patient Choice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, columns 1725–26W, on patient choice, what communications have been sent to (a) primary...

      Prescribing Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on the prescribing to a patient of a generic alternative to a branded medicine following the expiry of a patent in circumstances where...

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued on whether patients in hospital should pay prescription charges for their medication.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will reconsider the pace at which primary care trusts are moved towards their target allocation under the weighted capitation formula.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many job losses she expects as a result of the possible merger of primary care trusts in Staffordshire; what budget she has allocated for severance...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process will be used for primary care trusts to transfer the services they provide to alternative providers.

      Psychiatrist/Psychologist Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Healthwhat the (a) average and (b) target waiting time was to see a (i) psychiatrist and (ii) psychologist for (A) adults and (B) children in Chorley in each of...

      Resource Allocation Formula

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if her Department will examine the methods used by the resource allocation formula for primary care trusts to assess the health needs of rural areas.

      Sure Start Post-natal Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Sure Start post-natal visits by health visitors to new mothers are recommended by her Department.

      Terminally Ill Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department has issued to NHS hospitals on the provision of support to terminally ill patients without next of kin at the time of death.

      UK/EU Health Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the relationship is between the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the European Medicines Evaluation Agency and the EU Committee...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target waiting times are for (a) psychiatry and (b) psychology appointments.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she will measure performance of the 18-week waiting time target for courses of treatment involving multiple organisations.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the average length of time women wait for their first appointment to test whether they are carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what opportunities are made available by his Department in Kettering constituency to retrain, reskill or educate local adult residents for paid...

    • Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women are receiving incapacity benefit payments; and what the figures were in each of the last four years.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who are paying child support remain on the old computer programme.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential impact of fixing maintenance liabilities for periods longer than one week; and if he will make a...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much information relating to Child Support Agency cases in Kent has been lost due to the new IT system.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what bonuses were paid to staff managing the EDS contract at the Child Support Agency in each of the last four years; and what bonuses related...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what percentage of the Child Support Agency cases waiting to be transferred from the old to the new scheme contain anomalies,...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many non-resident parents were paying the flat rate of £5 child support per week in the latest period for which figures are...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many requests for information Child Support Agency staff made in each month since 2001 in relation to Scottish claims; and what the...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many penalties the Child Support Agency has issued in Scotland for (a) failure to provide information and (b) providing false information...

      Child Support

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

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions payments have been made in Scotland under the authority of the (a) Chief Executive and (b) the Deputy Chief Executive of...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of applications for child maintenance support from people in Wales were awaiting processing at the end of...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many compensation payments to Welsh claimants have been made by the Child Support Agency for maladministration since 1997; what proportion...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the target time for the processing of Child Support Agency applications is; (2) what percentage of Child Support Agency...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in what proportion of Child Support Agency cases no payments have ever been made in each year since 2000–01; (2) what proportion...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency (CSA) cases under the new CSA scheme have been (a) received, (b) cleared and (c) closed without payments being made.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many Child Support Agency cases were awaiting a decision in each month between October 2004 and October 2005; (2) what the backlog...

      Education and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what measures are in place to enable young people between the ages of 19 and 25 years who are living independently and claiming...

      Industrial Injuries Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of industrial injuries benefit there have been in each of the last 10 years; and how much the benefit has cost in (a) cash...

      Jobcentres (Tower Hamlets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) for what reasons his Department has changed the provisions and incentives that are available from the publicly-run job centres in the...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many lone parents (a) were referred to and (b) accessed training after participating in the new deal for lone parents in each month...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people registered for the new deal in Beverley and Holderness in each of the last five years.

      Outsourced Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the administration costs are for each outsourced employment programme; and what percentage of total expenditure on the programme this...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) single men, (b) single women and (c) couples aged 75 years or over would (i) be floated off pension credit,...

      Pensions Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the timetable is for (a) responding to the Pensions Commission's report and (b) legislating on pensions reform; and if he will make a...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls were made by his Department's staff to pensioners in Beverley and Holderness regarding take-up of the pension credit in each of...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Car Parking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many designated car parking spaces there are at the following airports: (a) Heathrow; (b) Gatwick; (c) Stansted; (d) Luton; (e) Birmingham; (f) Liverpool; (g)...

    • Airports: Competition

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to increase competition in the airport operating industry in the south-east of England.

      Armed Forces: Guidance to Young Recruits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps are taken during the recruitment of under 18 year-olds into the Armed Forces to ensure that all potential recruits and their parents fully understand...

      Aviation Health: Contaminated Air

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What reports they have received on the potentially dangerous air contamination incident in a Boeing 757 aircraft registered G-BIKI on 9 November 1998.

      Aviation Health: Contaminated Air

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What reports they have received on the potentially dangerous air contamination incident in a Boeing 757 aircraft registered G-BPED on 23 June 2003.

      Department for Transport: Ten Year Plan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the targets, commitments and pledges contained in their ten year transport plan and published by the Deputy Prime Minister on 20 July 2000, have been...

      EU: Budget

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In arriving at the estimates of the United Kingdom's net contribution to the European Union Budget set out in the Pre-Budget Report of 5 December, what assumptions...

      EU: Budget

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, and if so where, they have published their estimates of the gross amounts of United Kingdom public and private sector payments to, and receipts from,...

      European Court of Human Rights:Non-implementation of Judgments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 25 October (WA 173), whether they will publish their reasons for not having implemented the...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether new money from the Treasury has been made available to fund the financial assistance scheme; or, if not, from which department's budget it has come.

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the eligibility rules for the financial assistance scheme will be widened if before the review of the scheme in 2007 there should be fewer than 15,000...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the rules of the financial assistance scheme will comply with age discrimination legislation.

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the rules of the financial assistance scheme are compatible with the Human Rights Act.

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, for pension schemes eligible for the financial assistance scheme, they have used an individual's proximity to the normal pension age rather than their...

      Food from Britain

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of the further funding of £2 million for Food from Britain is to be spent on the objective of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

      Identity Cards: Department for Constitutional Affairs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish (a) any analysis they have made of the potential use that the Department for Constitutional Affairs may make of the National Identity...

      Money Laundering Regulations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimate they have made of the cost to the regulated sector of complying with the provisions of the Money Laundering Regulations 2003; and whether they will...

      National Parking Adjudication Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will review the funding arrangements, objectives, organisation and conduct of the National Parking Adjudication Service; and Whether they will arrange...

      Regional Food Strategy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the independent evaluation of the regional food strategy will be published.

      Stansted Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many heavy vehicle movements they estimate will be required in order to construct the proposed second runway at Stansted Airport, as detailed by BAA on 9 December.

      Stansted Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have had with (a) British Airways, and (b) Virgin Atlantic regarding the construction of the proposed second runway at Stansted airport; and...

      Stansted Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many kilowatts of power they estimate will be used each year by the new terminal and service buildings under the proposals for a second runway at Stansted...

      Stansted Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many listed properties will be affected by the possible construction of a second runway at Stansted Airport, as described by BAA on 9 December; and Further to...

      Stansted Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have had with BAA over the possible construction of a third runway at (a) Stansted Airport, and (b) Heathrow Airport; and whether they will...

      Stansted Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) Ministers, and (b) officials from the Department for Transport have visited the proposed site of the second runway at Stansted Airport; who undertook...

      Stansted Airport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many officials within the Department for Transport are working, either full or part time, on the possible expansion of Stansted airport; and what are the job...

      Torture

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What powers they have to prevent or prosecute breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Convention Against Torture, customary international law, or...

      Transport Policy: Mr Rod Eddington

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which individuals and organisations Mr Rod Eddington has met in his capacity as government adviser on transport policy.

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