Written answers

Monday, 27 February 2006

  • Defence

    • War Memorials

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

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to promote more efficient procurement by his Department.

      Trident

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

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department have made of the recent Matrix Chambers legal opinion that replacement of the Trident nuclear deterrent breaches Article...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on British troop levels in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost to the UK of training Iraqi military and security personnel in Iraq and Jordan was up to December 2005.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what joint air strikes have been made by Royal Air Force and US forces against insurgents in Iraq; how many such strikes the RAF has been involved in;...

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Department is taking to recognise further the contribution of armed forces veterans.

      Victoria Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) legal regime and (b) rules of engagement govern the activities of United Kingdom armed forces in Afghanistan as part of (i) the international...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures UK armed forces are taking to protect (a) sites and (b) artefacts of archaeological or historical value in Helmand province.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department is giving to non-governmental organisations in (a) Nimrooz, (b) Farah, (c) Ghor, (d) Orunzgan, (e) Kandahar and (f)...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact of the unrest in Afghanistan on 4 and 5 February on the security situation there; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 817W on Afghanistan, how the expected breach of Harmony guidelines caused by the...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the threat posed by the infiltration of insurgents from (a) Iraq and (b) Iran into Helmand province in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what activities the International Security Assistance Force will undertake in Afghanistan falling within the definition of providing support to Afghan...

      Aircraft Landing Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requirement there is on operators of foreign registered aircraft to indicate to United Kingdom authorities the purpose of the flight for an aircraft...

      Armed Forces Personnel (Health Assessment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force make of the mental health of personnel prior to deployment; and how such...

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the requirement for the (a) Casspir and (b) South African manufactured Buffalo armoured vehicles for use in...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what total number of soldiers the British Army was under establishment in each year since 1997.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) strength was of the (i) Grenadier Guards, (ii) Coldstream Guards, (iii) Scots Guards, (iv) Irish Guards, (v) Welsh...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of British Army personnel were recruited in Commonwealth countries in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the original (a) estimated cost and (b) in-service delivery date was of the first three Astute class submarines; what the latest estimates are; and...

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when (a) officials and (b) Ministers from his Department last met representatives of BAE Systems; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether...

      Battlefield First Aid Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the revisions to Battlefield First Aid training since May 1997; what the cost of such revisions have been; how many (a) reservist and (b)...

      C130J Progamme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many C130J aircraft are deployed in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Cadet Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is with regard to the establishment of combined cadet forces in state maintained schools.

      Cadet Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what educational opportunities are available to members of the cadet forces.

      Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure that the standard of catering on charter flights for troops is equivalent to that provided on RAF flights.

      Chorley Royal Ordnance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many explosives tests for departmental projects have been carried out at Chorley Royal Ordnance in the last 12 months; and what the nature of the...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on whether cluster munitions should be subject to similar restrictions to those imposed on land mines under the Ottawa Accord.

      Complex Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with industry about the maintenance of design and manufacturing capabilities for complex weapons and missile...

      Complex Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to prepare a strategy for its future complex weapon requirements.

      Courts Martial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to allow UK-based witnesses giving evidence to a UK-based court martial to give evidence via a video link.

      Courts Martial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many convicted (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force personnel subject to a court martial had (i) their sentence mitigated after...

      Cyber Attack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures he has put in place to secure the protection of his Department's computer system against cyber attack.

      Defence Industrial Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to produce a small and medium-sized enterprises strategy to support the Defence Industrial Strategy.

      Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees will be affected by the rationalisation of locations in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

      Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the review of Defence Science and Technology Laboratory sites.

      Defence Treaty 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list projects taken forward as a consequence of the July 2000 Defence Treaty.

      Def-expo 06

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the extent was of the UK's contribution to Def Expo 06 in New Delhi; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects his Department to acquire facilities for the creation of an acquisition hub in the Abbey Wood area.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made with the creation of an acquisition hub in the Abbey Wood area; and what he estimates the final cost to be.

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2005–06, if he will break down the revised Request for Resources 1 Department Expenditure Limit...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the dates on which funds were advanced from the contingencies fund to provide for a deficient net cash requirement in the last five years.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many job advertisements were placed by his Department (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a recruitment website in each...

      Departmental Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's total spending has been on the development of improvised explosive devices defeating technology, broken down by project.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were employed by his Department in each of the last 12 months for which data are available; and how many and what percentage of posts...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any (a) employee of his Department, (b) person engaged by his Department as a consultant and (c) paid adviser to his Department is a member of...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's staff he expects to be re-located following the creation of an acquisition hub in the Abbey Wood area; from which sites will...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which units are based in Diego Garcia.

      Disciplinary Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department makes available to senior officers implicated in allegations of serious offences against servicemen under their command.

      Duty Tours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will change the guidelines for rest and recuperation from operational theatres to offer a minimum of 12 days in the UK or home country for a six...

      Eurofighter Typhoon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on future planned purchases of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

      Fast Jet Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many low flying training sorties by RAF fast jets there were in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.

      Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what criteria claims by former members of the armed services in relation to Gulf war syndrome are assessed; and if he will make a statement.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many further helicopters are to be deployed to Afghanistan over the next six months, broken down by type; (2) how many helicopters each UK...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the replacement of the AgustaWestland A109 Hirundos.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions his Department has had with the Indian government about the EH101 to meet the Indian requirement for 80 medium-lift helicopters;...

      HMS Argyll

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1087W, on the Type 23 frigate, why HMS Argyll has received different consideration...

      Infantry Deployments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the (a) deployments and (b) the length of time between each deployment for each infantry battalion in the past five years.

      Injured Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2006, Official Report, column 28W, on Afghanistan, if his Department will publish casualty figures broken down in...

      Injured Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Department of Health on ensuring that injured service personnel receive adequate care.

      Iraq Service Medal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, column 705W, on the Iraq service medal, how many (a) contractors, (b) aid personnel, (c)...

      Kuwait

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost was of deploying troops and equipment to Kuwait between November 2002 and March 2003.

      Lancastria Bombing (1940)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence why access to the official records on the bombing on 17 June 1940 of the vessel Lancastria is restricted until 2040; and if he will make a statement.

      Land Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much is available for the maintenance of Ministry of Defence land in Essex; and how many keepers were employed to maintain Ministry of Defence land...

      Low-flying Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training sorties have been undertaken in the mid-Wales military tactical training area by military aircraft flying below 250 feet in each year...

      Low-flying Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid in compensation to farmers for livestock losses caused by low-flying military aircraft in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales...

      MAN Trucks Contract

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of British workers involved in the MAN trucks contract for the support vehicles fleet.

      Military Support (United States)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his US counterparts about the provision by the United States of logistic support on operations.

      Military Support (United States)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the equipment which is being leased from the United States by UK armed forces.

      Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked), (b) Armoured Fighting Vehicle 430 Series, (c) Warrior Armoured Personnel Carrier, (d) Challenger 2...

      Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and on how many occasions (a) Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked), (b) Armoured Fighting Vehicle 430 Series, (c) Warrior Armoured Personnel...

      National Servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the last national serviceman was (a) called-up, (b) de-mobbed and (c) killed in action.

      Navigation Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what technologies other than global positioning satellites are being considered for his Department's navigation data requirements.

      Navigation Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether UK personnel are involved in the US Global Information Grid; and what measures his Department is taking to develop a similar capability for the UK.

      Network Centricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent consultations his Department has had with the United States concerning network centricity and interoperability.

      Olympic Games (Forces' Participation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces he expects to compete in (a) the 2008 Olympic Games and (b) the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games (Forces' Participation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the UK armed forces competed in (a) the last three Olympic Games and (b) each of the last three Winter Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games (Forces' Participation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance is given (a) to encourage and (b) to support members of the UK armed forces who have sporting prowess sufficient to be considered for...

      Operation Telic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost is of military reservists mobilised specifically for Operation Telic to December 2005.

      Peacekeeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of peacekeeping by United Kingdom forces for each peacekeeping operation in each year since 1997; and if he will...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to replace the British nuclear deterrent.

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of his Department and its...

      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many mental health (a) professionals, (b) beds and (c) other facilities his Department has in place in Iraq to identify and treat service personnel...

      Qinetiq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what professional advice his Department received about the offering of shares in Qinetiq to retail investors at flotation; when this advice was received;...

      Qinetiq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the head of the civil service was consulted on the extent to which individual former public servants would benefit financially from the flotation...

      Radio Frequency Identification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the increased use of radio frequency identification technologies in (a) the logistical process and (b) his Department's...

      RAF Cosford (Museum)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he is making to mark the formal opening of the new Cold War museum at RAF Cosford.

      RAF Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans (a) to procure and (b) to lease further air-to-air refuelling aircraft before aircraft provided by the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft...

      RAF Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many air-to-air refuelling aircraft are on deployment in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq and (c) elsewhere; and what changes he is planning to make to...

      RAF Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the minimum number of aircraft is needed to meet his Department's air-to-air refuelling requirement.

      RAF Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's deadline is for the commencement of the future strategic tanker aircraft private finance initiative; and whether he has...

      RAF Fleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made by the AirTanker consortium in securing third party commercial operations for the aircraft involved in the future strategic...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of (a) weld mesh fencing, (b) razor wire, (c) CCTV cameras and (d) other security measures at RAF Menwith Hill was in 2004–05; and...

      Royal Ordnance Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last met representatives of the trade unions to discuss the closure of Bridgwater Royal Ordnance site.

      Service Families (Medical Services)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what dentistry services are provided for families of personnel in the (a) Royal Marines, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Army and (d) Royal Air Force; and if he will...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much is expected to be saved as a result of meeting the civil service work force reductions targets for his Department set out in the 2004 Spending...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the target level of employment expressed as full-time equivalents in his Department by April 2008, in order to meet his Department's civil...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what total efficiency savings were achieved by his Department in 2004–05; and whether these count towards the agreed efficiency target for his...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what interim targets he has set for achieving (a) the agreed efficiency target for his Department and (b) the civil service work force reductions targets...

      Spring Supplementary Estimates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written statement of 14 February 2006, Official Report, columns 71–72WS, on the Spring Supplementary Estimates, what operations...

      Territorial Army

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

      Tomahawk Block IV Missile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Royal Navy has tested the torpedo tube-launched variant of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 45 Destroyer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast unit production cost of a Type 45 destroyer was as at 31 March of financial years 2000–01 to 2004–05, broken down by (a)...

      Type 45 Destroyer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast cost at Main Gate was of the Type 45 destroyer programme, broken down by (a) indirect resource departmental expenditure limit (DEL),...

      Type 45 Destroyer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total overspend has been in developing the Type 45 destroyer.

      UK Force Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to include UK private contractors in future UK force planning.

      Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the acts of vandalism which have been perpetrated (a) inside and (b) on the outside of his Department's buildings in the last 12 months.

      War on Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his United States counterpart discussed with him during preparation of the United States national military strategic plan for the war on...

      White Phosphorus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2005, Official Report, column 1682W, to the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr. Clarke), on white...

  • Prime Minister

    • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

      To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the impact on the efficient working of Government of the absence of a Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

    • Energy Efficient Measures

      To ask the Prime Minister what energy efficient measures he has introduced at numbers (a) 10 and (b) 11 Downing street.

      Honours (Forfeiture)

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy for honours to be forfeited if the holder is judged to have behaved dishonourably.

      House of Lords Appointments Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

      House of Lords Appointments Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister when the House of Lords Appointments Commission is expected to advise him on the suitability of persons most recently proposed for elevation to the peerage.

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2006 (50367), for what reasons he will not disclose the (a) dates and (b) locations of his visits to British soldiers injured in Iraq.

      Livestock Market (Shrewsbury)

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will come to Shrewsbury in March to open the new livestock market.

      Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, columns 1038–1039W, on Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill and his answer of 20 December 2005, Official...

      Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the attendees at the round-table meeting of the NHS Partner's Network on 16 February 2006.

      Milk Prices

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will host a meeting in Downing street between Shropshire dairy farmers and the chief executives of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's to discuss the price paid by those...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department spent on recruitment advertising in each year since 1997–98; how many posts were involved in each case, broken down...

    • Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) if he will list the advertising campaigns undertaken by his Department in each year since 1997–98; (2) pursuant to the answer of 6...

      Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) press office staff costs were and (b) advertising expenditure was for the National School of Government for 2005–06; and what he...

      Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 849W, on Government communications, if he will list each occurrence of...

      Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the publications in which his Department has placed paid advertising in each year since 1997–98.

      Civil Servants (Retirement Age)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the retirement age is for civil servants; and whether his Department plans to change it.

      Civil Service Nurseries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total cost to public funds of civil service nursery schemes was in 2004–05.

      COI Quinquennial Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when the last Central Office of Information quinquennial review took place; how much it cost to complete; when the next quinquennial review is...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on (a) the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, (b) the Strategy Unit, (c) the Office of Public Service Reform, (d) the e-Government...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the estimated expenditure for the Government Communication Group is for 2005–06.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the members of the (a) Strategy Unit and (b) Prime Minister's Delivery Unit; and how many are in each pay band.

      E-government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress has been made in implementing the e-transformation agenda in North Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, column 666W, on Government communications, what the total cost has been of implementing...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, column 666W, on Government communications, what was the total cost to his Department of...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, columns 666–67W, on Government communications, how much of the running costs of...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, columns 849–50W, on Government communications, how many staff are employed by the...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 849W, on Government communications, how many (a) press officers and (b) public...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 849W, on Government communications, what the reasons were for the increased...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 849W, on Government communications, what his Department's total expenditure was...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 849W, on Government communications, how much of the expenditure on advertising...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, columns 666–67W, on Government communications, how many staff are employed by the...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department has spent on websites for (a) Government Communications Network and (b) Government Communications Group.

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total cost has been of creating the (a) Government Communications Network and (b) Government Communications Group.

      National School of Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent on the National School of Government since its launch; and what the estimated expenditure is for 2005–06.

      Press Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many press officers have been allocated to the private office of each Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster since 1996–97.

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much is expected to be saved as a result of meeting civil service work force reductions targets in the Central Office of Information.

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what targets he has set for the Central Office of Information to achieve (a) efficiency savings and (b) civil service work force reductions.

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what total efficiency savings were achieved by the Central Office of Information in 2004–05; and whether these count towards current...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much of current efficiency savings targets for the Central Office for Information are to be cashable; and under what budget headings these...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much of the agreed efficiency target for the Cabinet Office set out in the 2004 Spending Review is to be cashable; and under what budget...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the target level of employment expressed as full-time equivalents is in the Central Office of Information by April 2008.

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what total efficiency savings were achieved by the Cabinet Office in 2004–05; and whether these count towards the agreed efficiency target...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether any (a) employee of his Department, (b) person engaged by his Department as a consultant and (c) paid adviser to his Department is a member...

      Strategy Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what strategic reviews are being undertaken by the Strategy Unit.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many poppy fields have been (a) identified and (b) destroyed by UK forces in Afghanistan in each year since 2001; and if he will...

    • Alternative Livelihoods Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list occasions on which his Department attempted to maintain an alternative livelihoods programme in a country experiencing...

      Alternative Livelihoods Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) success criteria, (b) the budget for each of the next five years and (c) the expected duration is for the alternative...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in those regions of Sudan which are subject to the African Union Mission.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with (a) the African Union and (b) the UN on the provision of humanitarian support and protection for...

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to assist the people of Tanzania in response to food, water and power shortages there.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Criminality

      To ask the Solicitor-General what his definition is of criminality.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what plans there are to reform the Crown Prosecution Service.

      Departmental Energy Costs

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much was spent by the Law Officers' Department on (a) gas and (b) electricity in 2004–05.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much was spent by the Law Offices on refreshments in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) laptops and (b) mobile phones the Law Officers' Department bought in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each category of equipment was in each year.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much his Department has spent on IT systems in each year since 1997; what the purpose of each system is; what the outturn against planned expenditure of each...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many job advertisements were placed by the Law Officers' Departments (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a recruitment website in each...

      External Consultants

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much his Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Law Offices in any capacity within the previous five years.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Solicitor-General what total sum has been received by the Law Officers' Departments for the provision of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in its first year of...

      Prosecutors (North Yorkshire)

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many full-time equivalent qualified prosecutors there were in North Yorkshire (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Staff Bonuses

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much each official employed by the Crown Prosecution Service has received in bonuses in each of the last two financial years for which figures are available; and...

      Staff Bonuses

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) barristers and (b) solicitors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service received a bonus in each of the last two financial years for which figures are...

      Staff Bonuses

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the maximum bonus available to each official employed by the Crown Prosecution Service is; and if he will make a statement.

      Treasury Solicitor's Department

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the cost per hour is of lawyers working in the Treasury Solicitor's Department.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued in Swindon in each year between 1998 and 2004; (2) how many antisocial behaviour...

    • Anti-terrorism Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested more than once in the UK under anti-terrorism legislation in each of the last seven years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applicants resident in the Peterborough city council area have broken their bail conditions in each of the last three years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers deported or removed from the United Kingdom in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005 were aged (i) 15, (ii) 16, (iii) 17 and (iv) 18...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers in each constituency are receiving section 4 support.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applicants are receiving national asylum support service subsistence and accommodation support in the last year for which...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the waiting time was in the last period for which figures are available for processing applications for leave to remain in Northern Ireland.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been granted leave to remain in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications of the political situation in Pakistan for his policy of repatriation of Pakistani asylum...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used to decide who is fitted with an electronic monitoring device when claiming asylum in the UK.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conditions are placed on asylum seekers who are fitted with an electronic monitoring device.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people claiming asylum were fitted with an electronic monitoring device in the last period for which figures are available.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers there are in Wakefield constituency; and how many of them are children.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what legal expenses his Department incurred in each month of 2005 in relation to asylum appeals.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applications were (a) granted and (b) refused in each of the last seven years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration was given to the standard and quality of housing and support for asylum seekers in the tendering process for National...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason asylum seekers are unable to apply for provisional driving licences; and whether he has any plans to seek to enable them to do so.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the Entry Clearance Officers Operational Enforcement Manual.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the refusal rate for each UK entry clearance office has been in each of the last five years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) asylum applicants and (b) migrants have been (i) issued with an antisocial behaviour order and (ii) placed on the Sex Offender...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours of training an (a) immigration officer and (b) entry clearance officer receives before taking up their post.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people living in Northern Ireland in 2005 were estimated to be doing so illegally.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to deal with those who transport illegal immigrants into the UK.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to tackle illegal immigration in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and (c) Greater London.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for attempting illegally to enter the UK in each of the last seven years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested in the last seven years for non-immigration related offences were illegal immigrants.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funds have been allocated to tackling illegal immigration in each of the last seven years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the 50 countries of origin from which the most illegal immigrants arrived in each of the last seven years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are detained (a) in and (b) outside Scotland under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; and how many people were detained...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of running the hon. Members' hotline for immigration and asylum inquiries in each year between 1995 and 2005.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long it takes on average to process to completion a case of asylum nationality and immigration raised via the hon. Members' hotline.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a decision will be reached on the application of Hamid Hamdullah Zadah, reference 21034579, for leave to remain.

      Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to abolish the law on blasphemy; and if he will make a statement.

      British Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have had British citizenship removed in each of the last seven years.

      Channings Ward Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2006, Official Report, column 566W, on Channings Ward prison, whether the prisoner awaiting deportation...

      Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers the police have to investigate an individual found guilty of a sexual offence against a child committed prior to the commencement...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1090W, on child protection, how many cautions for possession of an...

      Commonwealth Citizens (Work Permits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have for the UK ancestry provision that allows Commonwealth citizens who can prove that one of their grandparents...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department will reply to the letters of (a) 25 October 2005 regarding Mr. McLaren and (b) 15 November 2005 regarding Mr. Tiash Singh...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the immigration and nationality directorate will provide a substantive reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green's correspondence of 7 November 2005...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 22 November 2005 from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood regarding Mr. Mbaloula Nkeoua (Home...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of 8...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to question 50174 from the hon. Member for Broxbourne tabled on 6 February 2006 for answer on 9 February 2006.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 20 September 2005 from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, regarding the application of Mr....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many residents in Manchester, Withington have been waiting for more than 13 weeks for replies to correspondence from his Department in...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of vandalism were reported in (a) Swindon and (b) England in each year between 1997 and 2005.

      Crime Detection (Eastern Region)

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

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people applying for positions within residential care and nursing homes in (a) West Lancashire, (b) Lancashire and (c) England are...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, when a soldier is found guilty of an offence by the military law courts, that information is recorded by the Criminal Records Bureau...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the items of departmental property worth over £100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much is expected to be saved as a result of meeting the Civil Service work force reductions targets for his Department set out in the...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much of the agreed efficiency target for his Department set out in the 2004 Spending Review is to be cashable; and under what budget...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the target level of employment expressed as full-time equivalents is in his Department by April 2008, in order to meet his Department's...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total efficiency savings were achieved by his Department in 2004–05; and whether these count towards the agreed efficiency target...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what interim targets he has set for achieving (a) the agreed efficiency target for his Department and (b) the civil service workforce...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what baseline figures he is using for assessing progress on his Department's targets to (a) deliver efficiency gains from policing, (b)...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what baseline figures he is using for assessing progress on his Department's targets to reduce (a) the number of posts in the National...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure it keeps full and accurate financial records; (2) what steps his Department is taking to...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans his Department has to change the London allowance of its staff; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many domestic violence prosecutions were undertaken in each English police region in each of the last five years.

      Drug Classification

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are performance measures by which the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs can review the efficacy of its advice to classify...

      Drug Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted by North Wales Police for the offences of (a) supply of, (b) possession with intent to supply and (c)...

      Drug Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) cautioned and (b) prosecuted by North Wales Police for the offence of possession of cannabis in each of the last...

      Drug Treatment Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on drug treatment in each of the last five years.

      Drugs (Afghanistan)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted in the UK in each of the last four years for drugs offences related to the import of illegal drugs from...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) targets, (b) advice and (c) guidance his Department has given to executive agencies that fall under the remit of his Department on...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firearms were seized in (a) Romford and (b) Havering in each of the last seven years.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firearms have been seized by police in Wales in each of the last seven years.

      Fresh Talent Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many migrants to Scotland under the Fresh Talent initiative, including migrants on the Fresh Talent Working in Scotland scheme,...

      Gun Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the gun offences recorded in the area of North Wales Police during the year ended 31 March 2005 related to the use of...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Government Departments' estimates of the (a) total and (b) net cost of (i) integrating the proposed identity card scheme into his...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1457W, on identity cards, whether a decision has been made on the (a) number...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he proposes to take to ensure that individuals who are not in possession of the proposed identity card will not be denied access...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he will put in place to ensure the security of RFID chips and biometric information on identity cards and biometric passports;...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes there have been in the identity card scheme since he first estimated the annual operating costs at £584 million.

      Illegal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what penalties are available against businesses which hire illegal workers; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hon. Members have registered with the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's internet service for them since its launch.

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2005, Official Report, columns 195–96W, what criteria are used by his Department in assessing...

      Judicial Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the judicial inquiries that have taken place since May 1997; and what the cost of each has been to date.

      Kurshed Ullah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to decide the immigration status of Kurshed Ullah, reference M1004556.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what organisational structures will be put in place to ensure the security of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of whether failed asylum seekers removed to Malawi will be safe upon their return; and what guarantees he...

      Manuel D'Custra

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Manuel D'Custra, ref LR144101179X/1, will receive notification of his immigration status.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department is assessing the merits of introducing a PIN-like system of access to the National Identity Register for telephone...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the average number of online verifications per holder of identity card against the National Identity Register in a year.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the National Offender Management Service has prepared a business case on commissioning.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment the Government have made of the safety of removing failed Nepali asylum seekers to Nepal; and if he will make a statement.

      Oakington Immigration Reception Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been detained at Oakington Immigration Reception Centre for longer than 10 days in each of the last six weeks.

      Official Document Photographs (Religious Clothing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what departmental guidelines have been issued on the wearing of religious clothing in photographs for official documentation; and if he will...

      Park Police (Newham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations his Department has received on the activities of Newham Council's Park Police.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question 31031 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South on 17 November 2005.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2005, Official Report, column 1784W, on passports, if he will list the other public sector databases to...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fake passports have been seized in the UK in each of the last seven years.

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of his Department.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of old age pensioners reported that they (a) were victims of crime and (b) were worried about crime in 2004–05.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been held in police cells under lock-out arrangements in each region of England and Wales in the last 12 weeks; what...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when responsibility for the new Wales police force will be devolved to the National Assembly for Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) community support officers there are per 100,000 people in each police force in England and Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the injuries that have resulted to (a) police officers, (b) suspects and (c) uninvolved members of the public since 1997 as a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times (a) pepper sprays and (b) batons have been (i) drawn and (ii) used by police officers since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) community support officers have been employed in Bexhill-on-sea in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women police constables there are in England and Wales.

      Prison Construction (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department last assessed the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of (i) conventional and (ii) private finance initiative funding...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the most effective programmes for preventing offending and reoffending by individuals with personality...

      Public Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been served in each of the last three years in each constituency in Lancashire.

      Race Equality Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what race equality projects aimed at young black men his Department sponsors; and if he will make a statement.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last met the (a) Chair and (b) Director Designate of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; if he will place the minutes of the meeting...

      Shrewsbury Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners on average were held in Shrewsbury Prison in (a) 1995, (b) 1996, (c) 1999, (d) 2001 and (e) 2005.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Somalian citizens were returned to Somalia having failed to acquire asylum status in the UK in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what average number of hours per week was worked by a special constable in (a) Leicester and (b) England and Wales in each year since...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the accuracy rate for mobile speed cameras; what independent checks are carried out to monitor accuracy; and...

      Status Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints his Department has received each year since 1997 regarding incorrect details on status papers.

      Suicide (Immigration Detention Centres)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, columns 761–62W, on suicide, how many apparently self-inflicted deaths have...

      Swindon (Arrests)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made in Swindon between (a) 12 November and 24 December 2004 and (b) 12 November and 24 December 2005.

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notice offences have been issued for (a) selling alcohol to a person under 18 years, (b) the purchase of alcohol for a...

      Voluntary Organisations (Compact Agreements)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which voluntary organisations the Department has a formal national Compact agreement.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what level of proficiency in English is required when applying for a highly skilled work permit.

      Workers Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account was taken in his Department's international migration estimates for 2004 for accession country citizens of those who were in the...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Benchers (Chelmsford Crown Court)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what percentage of (a) the English Bar and (b) judges sitting in Chelmsford Crown court are Benchers.

    • Benchers (Chelmsford Crown Court)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the judges sitting in Chelmsford Crown court; what relevant specialist qualifications each holds; whether each...

      Cemetery Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) when the proposed new Government guidelines on the safety of cemetery memorials will be announced; (2) what guidance the...

      Census 1911

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she has made a calculation of the revenue that could be obtained from the publication of any information under the 1911...

      Census 1911

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many individuals have made representations (a) in favour of and (b) against the publication of any information under the...

      Civil Service (Workforce Reductions)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the target level of employment expressed as full-time equivalents is in her Department by April 2008, in order to meet her...

      Civil Service (Workforce Reductions)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what interim targets she has set for achieving (a) the agreed efficiency target for her Department and (b) the civil service...

      Coroner's Court Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she plans to change the statutory officer status of the officers within the coroner's system to allow them access to an...

      Court Hearings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement in response to the National Audit Office's report on the effective use of magistrates court hearings.

      Court Hearings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of abortive hearings in magistrates courts which did not go ahead as planned in each of...

      Court Hearings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to decrease the number of court hearings which did not go ahead as planned.

      Courts (York)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average time was from arrest to sentencing for cases leading to conviction in (a) York magistrates court and (b) York...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was spent on her Department's public relations and information services in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many times her Department has met (a) the Crown Prosecution Service, (b) the police service and (c) other criminal justice...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what advice her Department has received from the Domestic Violence Advisory Group on domestic violence issues in the last 12 months.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make it her policy to lower the voting age to 16 years; and if she will make a statement.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representations she has received on enabling voters to cast their vote from any polling station in their constituency;...

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of postal voting on voter turnout; and if she will make a statement.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact on voter registration of rolling registration for electoral registers since its...

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many local authorities applied to take part in electoral modernisation pilots for the May 2006 local elections; how many...

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the (a) current and (b) future status of the Co-ordinated Online Register of Electors.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent representations she has received concerning voter turnout in the 2005 General Election.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she expects decisions on the next steps for the review of electoral systems to be taken.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what evidence the review of electoral systems is examining; and when it is expected to report.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why her Department's review of electoral systems is not mentioned (a) on the Department's website and (b) in the Department's...

      Electoral System

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the Government's response is to the conclusions of the Arbuthnott Commission regarding the electoral system for the UK...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals have been received by the Information Commissioner in each month since the coming into force of the Freedom of...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why there has been a delay in the publication of advice on (a) the 100 year census closure policy and the Freedom of...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance the Information Commissioner has issued on the sale of drivers' personal data held by the Driver and Vehicle...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 1532W, on identity cards, whether her Department has...

      Law Officers (Lancashire)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the term of office is of (a) the lord lieutenant of Lancashire, (b) deputy lieutenants of Lancashire and (c) the high...

      Law Officers (Lancashire)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what rules apply to the appointment of (a) deputy lieutenants and (b) high sheriffs of Lancashire who reside outside the county.

      Law Officers (Lancashire)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs who keeps the register of (a) (i) political and (ii) financial interests and (b) membership of outside groups in respect of (A)...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what objections she has received to the proposed changes to legal aid.

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what provisions her Department has made for those seeking specialist advice on complex cases, following the decision of the...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what effect on costs to the public purse are expected from the decision of the Legal Services Commission to withdraw funding...

      Legal Services Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions she has had with the legal services ombudsman about the powers available to strike off solicitors who do not...

      Magistrates (Lancashire)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the process is for becoming a magistrate in Lancashire.

      Magistrates (Lancashire)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many court cases were held at each magistrates court in Lancashire in 2004–05.

      Office for Legal Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what measures her Department is taking to ensure representation for consumer interests in the proposed Office for Legal Complaints.

      Office for Legal Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Department will set up the Office for Legal Complaints.

      Office for Legal Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what arrangements her Department is making for the (a) financing and (b) staffing of the Office for Legal Complaints.

      Office for Legal Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what common features her Department plans to maintain between the customer complaints service of the Law Society and the Office...

      Parliamentary Constituencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if the Government will take steps to lessen the differences in the number of people in each parliamentary constituency.

      Pre-trial Hearings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) how many and what percentage of pre-trial hearings were estimated by her Department not to have gone ahead as planned in...

      Scott Inquiry

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which Government Department holds the collection of written submissions made to the inquiry held by Sir Richard Scott into...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much is expected to be saved as a result of meeting the civil service workforce reductions targets for her Department set...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much of the agreed efficiency target for her Department set out in the 2004 Spending Review is to be cashable; and under...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what total efficiency savings were achieved by her Department in 2004–05; and whether these count towards the agreed...

      Trials

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what processes are in place for the Crown Prosecution Service, police and other criminal justice agencies to discuss agendas...

      Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the planned consultation document on prisoners' voting rights will cover the position of mental health patients...

  • Trade and Industry

    • A380 Airbus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the UK's share is of the costs of the A380 Airbus initiative; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs for UK citizens this...

    • ACPO 2004 International Police Conference and Exhibition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications were made for trade licences in connection with the ACPO 2004 International Police Conference and Exhibition held at the...

      Arms Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of arms exports controls.

      Auditing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2001 on the quality of the auditing of companies.

      British Nuclear Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on his plans for the British Nuclear Group.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice the Government gives to companies intending to trade with Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the value of imports from Burma into the UK in November and December 2005, broken down by type.

      Carbon Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made as part of his Department's Energy Review of the report on carbon dioxide capture and storage, prepared by the...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many residents of Wansdyke constituency have received (a) full and final payments and (b) interim payments under the Government's...

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure miners' compensation claims in relation to respiratory problems are processed as swiftly as possible.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many coal health claims for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been processed in (a) County Durham and (b) North Durham constituency.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many coal health claims for vibration white finger have been processed in (a) North Durham constituency and (b) County Durham.

      Coal Health Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his estimate is of the amounts owed to miners by legal firms under the coal health compensation scheme in (a) Wakefield constituency, (b)...

      Company Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's policy is on the takeover of leading UK companies by foreign companies.

      Congestion Charge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on the impact of the congestion charge in London on businesses within the charging zone; and if he will...

      Departmental Entertainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent on entertainment by his Department in 2004–05; and how much of that sum is accounted for by (a) food, (b) alcohol,...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2005, Official Report, column 698W, on departmental publications, what the total cost has been of...

      Departmental Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek to introduce legislation under which he would be obliged to make a statement to the House on every report of inspectors from...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether any (a) employee of his Department, (b) person engaged by his Department as a consultant and (c) paid adviser to his Department is a...

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what his timetable is for publishing the submissions to his consultation on energy policy; (2) if he will publish submissions for his...

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of pursuing a policy of the UK becoming an oil free economy.

      Energy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on energy prices.

      Energy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effect on UK manufacturing of recent changes in energy prices.

      European Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department has taken to comply with the EU procurement directive; and if he will make a statement.

      European Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received from (a) hon. Members, (b) Members of the House of Lords and (c) members of the public about the...

      Export Control Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the content and timetable of the proposed review of the Export Control Act 2002.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what criteria are used to judge whether information released to applicants in response to freedom of information (FOI) requests is of wider...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the freedom of information requests made since 1 January 2005 concerning information on (a) energy policy, (b) renewable...

      Government Share Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many share interests are held by the Government; and in which companies.

      Green Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce an accreditation scheme for green electricity tariffs.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the addition to greenhouse gas emissions that arise from natural gas flared as part of oil extraction processes.

      Home Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the impact on (a) production of renewable energy and (b) carbon dioxide emissions of take-up of green supply...

      Home Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the implications of the take-up of green supply offerings for the supply of domestic electricity in the UK.

      Life Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will examine possible market abuse and anti-competitive practices in the life insurance market following the recent decision by leading...

      Mail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of items of mail (a) lost and (b) misdirected in each constituency in England and Wales in 2005.

      Manufacturing (Peterborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the change in the number of manufacturing jobs in Peterborough was in each year since 1997.

      Mini-motorbikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of the introduction of new controls on the sale of mini-motorbikes to underage youths.

      Non-recyclable Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures the Government have taken to discourage the use by manufacturers of non-recyclable packaging.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which Government officials participate in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Recycling Performance Monitoring Group (RPMG); how many...

      Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the market price of each category of nuclear fuel was on 13 February.

      Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1073W, on nuclear fuels, how many tonnes of non-spent nuclear material were...

      Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1073W, on nuclear fuels, if he will break down each of the volumes of...

      Nuclear Power Stations (Water Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of water used by a nuclear power station is of drinking water standard.

      Nuclear Power Stations (Water Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures are in place to ensure that sufficient quantities of water are always available to nuclear power stations, with particular...

      Nuclear Power Stations (Water Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much water was used by Dungeness B in each of the last five years; and what the average quantity of water used by a nuclear power station...

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of his Department...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment the Government have made of the contribution of the Post Office card account to meeting its objectives on financial inclusion.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in (a) Beverley and Holderness and (b) East Riding of Yorkshire use the Post Office card account; and how many withdrawals of...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) the Post Office on developing and introducing the Post Office card account.

      Power Generation Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding his Department has allocated to hydrogen power technologies in each year since 1997.

      Public Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent on the Department's public relations and information services in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the operation of the (a) Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and (b) the Control of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the viability of incorporating on-site renewable energy in major new commercial developments.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the impact of trends in gas and electricity prices on the cost-effectiveness of renewable energy...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the impact of the regulation of the amount of an electricity supplier's renewable obligation that can come from...

      Research and Development Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what sums from unused research and development grants were carried forward from 2004–05 to 2005–06 in each region.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to ensure that Royal Mail remains entirely in public ownership.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what targets have been set for the Royal Mail to return (a) misdirected and (b) wrongly addressed post.

      Small Firm Loan Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost to the Exchequer would be of doubling the ceilings for small firm loan guarantees.

      Solid Fuel Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the estimated liabilities of solid fuel allowances paid by his Department.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether special advisers in his Department receive an IT allowance.

      Telephone Masts (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many telephone masts (a) in Leicester and (b) in the UK have 3G technology; and what proportion of all masts in each area these figures...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the UK's energy has been generated by tidal power in each year since 1997.

      Universal Banking Services (Agreement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial contribution was made by each bank and building society which signed the agreement with the Government on the provision of...

      Unsolicited e-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the (a) publications and (b) consultation documents produced by his Department on (i) the internet, (ii) spam e-mails and...

      Unsolicited Telephone Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department are taking to protect people against the nuisance of unsolicited automated telephone marketing and sales calls.

      Video Games Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what estimate he has made of how much the video games industry has been worth to the UK economy in each of the past five years; (2)...

      Westinghouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has set a minimum price for the sale of Westinghouse.

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much electricity was fed back from the grid to maintain the generators in use on wind farms across the UK in the last 12 months for which...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with potential developers of wind farms in the strategic search areas identified in the Welsh Assembly document...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with (a) hon. Members and (b) Members of the Welsh Assembly on the application by npower renewables for consent to...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on Yemen's application to join the World Trade Organisation.

  • Transport

    • A12 (Brentwood)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the contracted finish date was for the current stretch of road improvements on the A12 at Brentwood; and on what date they will be completed.

    • A303 (Countess Road Flyover)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what definition his Department uses of the term 'transport hotspot' in the Countess Road flyover proposal on the A303.

      A34 Newbury Bypass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accidents have occurred on the A34 Newbury Bypass in the last five years; how many people have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured...

      Biofuels Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress towards the targets in the European Union biofuels directive.

      Commercial Vehicle Registrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many commercial vehicle registrations there have been in each year since 1997.

      Convention on Driving Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the implementation of the 1998 convention on driving disqualification.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with train operating companies on encouraging greater use of bicycles by commuters; which train operating companies...

      Cycling Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving cyclists resulting in (a) death and (b) serious injury there were in Gateshead, East and Washington, West constituency in...

      Drivers (First Aid Techniques)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing to the driving test oral questions on how to use appropriate first aid techniques in the event...

      Drivers (First Aid Techniques)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to require drivers to help in the event of a road traffic accident.

      English Channel Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many ships used the English Channel in 2005, broken down by flag.

      European Biofuels Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the progress the UK is making towards the targets set under the European Biofuels Directive.

      Historical Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Government signed an international treaty to protect the wreck of the Titanic; and for how long that protection will stand.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people are exposed daily between 05.00 hours and 07.00 hours to levels of noise from air traffic at Heathrow exceeding World Health...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many aircraft movements have taken place at Heathrow between (a) 23.30 hours and 06.00 hours and (b) 06.00 hours and 07.00 hours in each year since...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding Lancashire council received from his Department (a) in total, (b) per mile of road and (c) per head of population in each year since...

      M60

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the projected outturn is against planned expenditure on the M60 widening scheme.

      Mobile Phones (Dangerous Driving)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to make drivers aware of the dangers of using a mobile telephone while driving.

      Motor Vehicle Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his plans are for changing the regime in respect of motor vehicle driving licences; what the reasons are for the changes; and if he will make a...

      Motorways (Heavy Vehicle Restrictions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the trial on the M42 of restricting heavy vehicles to the inside lane.

      Motorways (Heavy Vehicle Restrictions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has assessed the merits of the M27/M3 junction as a suitable site to trial the restriction of slow moving vehicles to the inside lane.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) financial and (b) other incentives are in place to improve the efficiency of Network Rail.

      Number Plate Recognition System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what legislation enables the proposed scheme to extend the automatic number plate recognition system throughout the motorway network.

      Off-peak Rail Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the likely change in the number of off-peak rail users as a result of a removal of the cap on saver rail fares.

      Off-peak Rail Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to make an environmental impact assessment of its plans to allow rail companies to remove off-peak saver fares on trains.

      Ormskirk Bypass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Highways Agency on a bypass for Ormskirk.

      Parking Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much income was derived from parking by each local authority in 2004–05; how much such income has been derived by each authority in...

      Pedestrian Casualties (Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrian casualties there have been outside schools in each local authority in Greater Manchester since 1997.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what services to the public which are provided by his Department are available from the Post Office.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it a condition of the next rail franchise for the line operated by C2C Rail Ltd. that the successful company reintroduce (a) flexitime...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the future viability of the Stalybridge-Stockport railway line for local passenger rail services.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many obstructions of railway track by road vehicles have occurred as a result of (a) misadventure and (b) vandalism in each year since 1997; and...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the contribution that the railway industry is making towards (a) relieving road traffic congestion and (b) economic...

      Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to achieve the renewable transport fuels obligation; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads (South West Region)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list constituencies in the South West region in which there are non-motorway trunk roads passing through areas of outstanding natural beauty.

      Ryanair (Security Breaches)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on security breaches at Stansted Airport involving Ryanair staff.

      Ryanair (Security Breaches)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will investigate the safety practices of Ryanair and their compliance with Civil Aviation Authority standards and procedures; and if he will make...

      Sherford Development (Plymouth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Highways Agency will permit traffic from the proposed new Sherford development, Plymouth, to turn west along the A38 at Deep Lane junction.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the statutory instruments introduced by his Department since 6 May 2005.

      Thameslink 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria are used for selecting stations to be improved with extended platforms to accommodate 12 car trains on the Midland branch of the...

      Thameslink 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will include Radlett station in the programme of station improvements to facilitate the use of 12 car trains under the Thameslink 2000 programme.

      Train Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will list the representations he has received from individuals and organisations in Southend on (a) increases in fares by C2C Rail Ltd and...

      Transport (Disabled Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what further plans he has to improve access to transport for disabled people.

      Transport Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of (a) average and (b) the range of costs for journeys by (i) rail and (ii) air; what assessment he has made of the merits...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Abbeygate Developments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions his Department has had with Abbeygate Developments about the possibility of building a casino in Milton Keynes.

    • Arson

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many arson attacks were reported by schools in each year since 1996

      Arson

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will meet hon. Members and representatives from Cambridgeshire constabulary, Cambridgeshire fire and rescue and Peterborough city council to discuss...

      Arson

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many dogs are used by each fire authority in England and Wales to detect arson; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Monoxide Alarms

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the percentage of households in each London borough equipped with (a) carbon monoxide alarms and (b) fire alarms.

      Compensation Claims

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance his Department has given to local authorities on handling compensation claims.

      Compensation Claims

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps the Government are taking to reduce the cost of compensation claims against local government.

      Council Pay Awards

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average pay awards were for (a) district councils, (b) borough councils, (c) city councils, (d) London borough councils and (e) county councils in each...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people were prosecuted for non-payment of council tax in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what proportion of those prosecuted...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister at what level he will cap local authority council tax increases in their forthcoming budgets.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister by what percentage council tax has changed on average in England in each year from 1997.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to protect pensioners from above inflation increases in council tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what procedure should be followed by a billing authority in circumstances where a householder has claimed a council tax discount for which they are not eligible.

      County Boundaries

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to redraw county boundaries to take account of reorganisation of local authorities.

      Departmental Assets (Milton Keynes)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) land and (b) property his Department owns in the North East Milton Keynes constituency.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many job advertisements were placed by his Office (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a recruitment website in each year since...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many staff in his Department are paid on a performance-related basis.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his Department's definition is of bullying for the purposes of staff welfare and discipline.

      District and Borough Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the district and borough elections scheduled for May 2007 will take place at the scheduled time.

      Empty Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many empty homes there were in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Empty Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 1 December 2005, Official Report, columns 681–2W, on housing, what statistical methods of comparison his Department has used to...

      Empty Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 1 December 2005, Official Report, columns 681–2W, on housing, what assessment he has made of Purbeck's performance in implementing...

      Ex-emergency Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) ex-emergency services and (b) ex-services personnel who are homeless.

      Fire Inspections (Schools)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many schools were inspected by fire officers in each year since 1996.

      Fire Precautions Act (Schools)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many schools are exempted by fire authorities from the requirement to certify parts of the school designated by order under the Fire Precautions Act 1971.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what factors the Government took into account when deciding to amend the Fire Services Injury Pension Arrangement.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what research his Department has evaluated on the effects of age on the performance of firefighters.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many firefighters in (a) West Lancashire and (b) England retired on the grounds of ill-health in each of the last five years.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many retained firefighters there are in each region of England; and how many vacancies for retained firefighters there are in each region.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how long on average it takes to fill vacancies for retained firefighters in the last period for which figures are available.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many areas in England are reliant on retained firefighters rather than full-time firefighters; how many of these areas have a full quota of retained...

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment has been made of the possible impact of the increased retirement age under the proposed new firefighters' pension scheme on the health and safety...

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) full-time and (b) retained firefighters have been employed in (i) Gravesham and (ii) Kent in each year since 1996–97.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) full-time and (b) retained firefighters have taken early retirement in (i) Gravesham and (ii) Kent in each year since 1996–97; and what...

      Firefighters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding his Department allocated to the Firefighters' Pension Scheme in each year between 1997 and 2005.

      Free Bus Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list local authorities who received less funding in their revenue support grants for 2006–07 than they require specifically to cover the cost of...

      Free Bus Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what representations he has received concerning the formula used to distribute the sum of money allocated to cover the cost of the free bus travel policy...

      Free Bus Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tyne Bridge of 20 December 2005, Official Report, column 2818W, on the free bus travel scheme, if he will list the...

      Hertfordshire

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what representations he has received from (a) Hertfordshire local authorities and (b) the Mayor of London on an extension of the geographical scope of the...

      High Hedges

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many orders have been made by local councils in (a) England, (b) Wiltshire and (c) Swindon constituency to remove hedges under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.

      Holiday Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the current arrangements are regarding council tax on holiday homes; whether the Lyons Commission is considering changes to those arrangements; and if he...

      Home Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress has been made on the implementation of the EU Buildings Energy Performance Directive.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of home inspectors required to produce home information packs once the scheme is fully operational.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment the Government have made of consequences for the housing market of the introduction of home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when a timetable for the implementation of home information packs will be published.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of homeless people (a) are ex-service personnel and (b) have mental health problems.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment the Government have made of the causes of homelessness.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate his Department has made of homelessness in (a) 2004–05, (b) 2005–06 and (c) 2006–07, in each London borough; and if he will make a...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when best practice guidance on managing homelessness will be produced by his Department.

      Homelessness (Eastern Region)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homeless acceptances there have been for each local authority in the Eastern Region in each of the last eight quarters.

      Hospitality

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was spent on hospitality by his Department in each year since he became Deputy Prime Minister; and what proportion of that was spent on alcohol.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homes have been built in each borough of Greater London under the Key Worker Living initiative; and how many of these are occupied.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the success of the attempts by the Regeneration Company in East Manchester to reverse housing market failure in the area.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what contribution he expects from (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) arm's length management organisations in increasing the supply of social...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many council-owned homes (a) there were in each local authority in each year since 1997 and (b) are estimated to be held by each local authority in each of...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister in which housing authorities tenants have voted against transfer to (a) an arm's length organisation and (b) a registered social landlord; how many houses these...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much council rents have changed on average in each of the last five years.

      Human Rights Act

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998 on planning policy and planning decisions.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes the Government have made to planning use classes for premises selling alcohol since 1997.

      Local Area Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what requests by local authorities for freedoms under local area agreements have been rejected by (a) his Department and (b) the Government offices for the regions.

      Local Area Agreements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local authorities have requested local area agreements; and how many of these requests have been agreed to.

      Local Authorities (Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on proposals to reorganise local authorities in Hertfordshire.

      Local Government (Greater Manchester)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to consult on the restoration of a strategic city-wide tier of local government for Greater Manchester.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes the Valuation Office Agency has made to the valuation of wind turbines for business rates purposes since 2000.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department operates a mechanism by which council tax exemption thresholds are adjusted annually.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was paid in business rates in Gravesham in each year since 1996–97; and how much was received by Gravesham Borough Council from the central rate pool.

      Local Government Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the presentation made by officials in his Department to chief executives of local authorities on proposed consultations on restructuring local...

      Local Government Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when new plans for local government organisation will be published.

      Local Government Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his Department's policy is on retaining two-tier council areas.

      Lyons Inquiry

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he made of the merits of appointing a Royal Commission to examine the issues considered by the Lyons Inquiry.

      Major Hazard Sites

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to change planning (a) guidelines and (b) regulations in relation to major hazard sites following the Hemel Hempstead fuel depot incident.

      Milton Keynes Bowl

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the stadium facility to be built at Elfield Park is expected to be used in conjunction with the Milton Keynes Bowl facility.

      Milton Keynes Bowl

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how long a lease has been awarded to Gaming International Ltd. by English Partnerships for the use of the Milton Keynes Bowl; and what conditions have been...

      Mobile Telephone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what power his Department has granted since 1997 to local authorities to refuse applications by mobile telephone companies to erect telephone masts; and if he...

      Mobile Telephone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many applications there have been to construct mobile telephone masts in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Tamworth constituency in each year since 2000; how...

      Neighbourhood Call to Action

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how the Minister for Communities and Local Government's proposal for a neighbourhood call to action will operate; and what the timetable is for its introduction.

      Park-and-Ride Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many park-and-ride schemes have been built on green belt sites since the revision of Planning Policy Guidance 3 in 2000; (2) what estimate his...

      Parking

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes the Government has made to guidance to local planning authorities on (a) parking spaces, (b) parking charges and (c) parking fines since May 1997.

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of his Office and its predecessors.

      Peterborough City Market

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to assist local markets to remain in operation, with particular reference to Peterborough city market; and if he will make a statement.

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of planning applications were (a) refused, (b) appealed and (c) granted an appeal in each local authority in each of the last five years.

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the costs to each local authority were as a consequence of refusing planning applications that were subsequently granted on appeal in each of the last five years.

      Planning Decisions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of local authority decisions were overturned by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the past five years.

      Planning Guidance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) date and (b) subject matter was of each of his Department's (i) circulars and (ii) statements on planning and climate change policy sent to local and...

      Population Projections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the projected increases in the population of England upon demand for housing.

      Regeneration Projects (Doncaster)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent by his Department on regeneration projects in the constituency of Doncaster North in each year since 1997.

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister by what means regional assemblies in England are accountable to Government for the performance of their designated activities.

      Regional Planning Authorities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the estimated annual cost will be of the proposed new national advice unit to assist regional planning authorities.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to promote the take-up of positive planning for renewables policies among local planning authorities.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the contribution that local authority positive planning for renewable energy policies could make to delivering future...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he intends the energy efficiency requirements for level 1 of the Code for Sustainable Homes to be set higher than Part L of the Building Regulations.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to require the greater use of micro renewable energy systems in the Code for Sustainable Homes.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what advice his Department issues to (a) Government offices and (b) its inspectors on the desirability of local authorities adopting positive planning for...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from (a) commercial developers and (b) housing developers on the feasibility of local authority positive planning for...

      Respect Unit

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department has provided (a) staff and (b) funding to the Home Office's Respect Unit.

      Right-to-buy Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many council houses have been sold under the right-to-buy scheme in each London borough since 1990.

      School Fires

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many schools fires occurred which were large enough to need action by local fire brigades in each year since 1996.

      Seaton Pool

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of whether the impending closure of Seaton Pool in Plymouth is in keeping with government policies on health and obesity.

      South-east Plan

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment the Government have made of the infrastructure needed to support its (a) communities plan and (b) regional house building targets for the South East.

      Stakeholder Perceptions Report

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the MORI research study on his Department's Stakeholder Perceptions (Final Report).

      Sustainable Buildings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the withdrawal by the Worldwide Fund for Nature from the Senior Steering Group for the Code for Sustainable Buildings.

      Sustainable Communities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what mechanisms he has put in place to communicate his policy on sustainable communities to other Government Departments; and what further steps he plans to take.

      Sustainable Communities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer to Q53 in evidence to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and Regions Committee of 7 February...

      Swindon Borough Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to encourage senior representatives of Swindon Borough Council to hold regular public meetings to promote local dialogue on measures taken to...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has made changes to Planning Policy Guidance 8 relating to health concerns about mobile telephone masts since November 2003.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local planning authorities within the Thames Gateway have champions for the historic environment appointed within their management structures.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether all new power lines in the Thames Gateway are planned to be undergrounded.

      Town and Country Planning Act

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the operation of (a) Schedule 1 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, (b) the Town and Country Planning...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 588W, on council tax revaluation, if he will list the working groups and committees that...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate (a) his Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency made of the average (i) council tax bill and (ii) business rates bill of an average composite...

      Women's Shelter (Atcham)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will encourage Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council to provide a shelter for homeless women.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of British tourists that have visited Burma in each of the past three years.

    • Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with Abbeygate Developments about the possibility of building a casino in Milton Keynes.

      Civil Service (Workforce Reductions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is the target level of employment expressed as full-time equivalents in her Department by April 2008, in order to meet her...

      Civil Service (Workforce Reductions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what interim targets she has set for achieving (a) the agreed efficiency target for her Department and (b) the civil service work force...

      Civil Service (Workforce Reductions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much is expected to be saved as a result of meeting the civil service work force reductions targets for her Department set out in...

      Civil Service (Workforce Reductions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the agreed efficiency target for her Department set out in the 2004 Spending Review is to be cashable; and under what budget...

      Civil Service (Workforce Reductions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what total efficiency savings were achieved by her Department in 2004–05; and whether these count towards the agreed efficiency...

      Consultants/Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 6 December 2005, Official Report, column 1094, on consultants/special advisors, if she will place in the...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many job advertisements were placed by her Department (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a recruitment...

      Departmental Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people were employed by (a) the Royal Parks Agency and (b) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in each of the last 12...

      Departmental Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether any (a) employee of her Department, (b) person engaged by her Department as a consultant and (c) paid adviser to her Department...

      Departmental Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many full-time staff are employed (a) by her Department and (b) by each of its executive agencies.

      Departmental Website

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what was the cost of (a) creating the Department's website and (b) maintaining it in each of the last five years.

      Efficiency Gains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the efficiency gains intended to be achieved through working with (a) her Department's sponsored bodies, (b) local...

      Efficiency Gains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what baseline figures she is using for assessing progress on her Department's targets to (a) cut her Department's administration costs,...

      Freeview

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what areas of Northern Ireland are unable to receive Freeview.

      Gershon Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress her Department has made in meeting its efficiency targets set out in the Gershon Review.

      Historical Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the names are of those on her working groups for the Designation of Historical Wrecks and the Salvage of Wrecks; and which...

      Historical Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list those who have made representations about the project to retrieve gold and silver from the wreck of HMS Sussex.

      Historical Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under which Council of Europe convention it is forbidden to undertake investigations to recover cultural property for commercial sale.

      Historical Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the bilateral agreements she (a) has signed and (b) is negotiating to protect historic wrecks.

      Historical Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what factors the Government took into account in making the decision that (a) protection of the wreck of the Rooswijk on the Goodwin...

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps Ministers in her Department are taking to encourage local authorities to give priority to libraries in making funding allocations.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the proposed library closures in Lancashire; and what powers she has to intervene.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what minimum level of facilities she expects to be available in main town centre libraries.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many library authorities outsource book procurement; (2) how many staff are employed by library authorities on book...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many convictions against (a) premises licence holders and (b) personal licence holders there have been under the Licensing Act 2003.

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Independent Fees Review Panel is expected to reach a conclusion as to whether the maximum number of temporary event notices for...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what evidence the Independent Fees Review Panel has taken from (a) representatives of village halls and (b) Action with Communities in...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department estimates it cost local authorities to administer the new alcohol and entertainment licences required by the...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research her Department has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned on the effects of the Licensing Act 2003 on public houses and...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects KPMG will report on the latest cost of the Olympic games.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department has taken in order to ensure the building of facilities for the London Olympics will have minimal impact on...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what agreements cover her Department's relationship with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games in relation to the...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of her Department's budget is allocated to delivering the 2012 Olympics in each of the next three years.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) Ministers from the Welsh Assembly Government and (b) officials from the Welsh Development Agency...

      Marine Historic Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions have taken place between officials and recognised UK diving organisations on the future of the marine historic environment.

      Marine Historic Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which UK recognised diving organisations were invited to participate in the Marine Review Working Groups on the marine historic environment.

      Monuments and Statues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding the Government have provided for the repair of monuments and statues in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and (c) Greater London in...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which 50 organisations received the most money from the National Lottery in each of the past seven years.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average annual (a) number and (b) value of National Lottery grants awarded to recipients in West Lancashire was between (i) the...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the additionality principle that funding of public services should not be topped up by proceeds from...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was allocated from National lottery funds to (a) the Football Foundation, (b) the Public Parks Initiative and (c) repair grants...

      Online Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many online gambling companies have registered with (a) her Department and (b) the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005.

      Online Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what additional regulations she intends to bring forward concerning internet gambling companies advertising in the UK.

      Online Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many internet gambling companies have been prosecuted for violating the Gaming Act 1968 after advertising gambling services in the UK.

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of her...

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures are in place to record the number and quality of playing fields in the UK.

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Government have for the creation of new playing fields.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what public consultation will be undertaken on the future level of television licence fee funding; and if she will make a statement.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Government plan to publish an initial response to the proposals put forward by the BBC to set the future level of the licence...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households in (a) Uxbridge constituency and (b) the London borough of Hillingdon are in receipt of the free television licence...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people over 75 years in West Lancashire are in receipt of free television licences; and what percentage of viewing households...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps are being taken to ensure that senior citizens over the age of 75 years are taking advantage of their right to avail...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioners in Northern Ireland received free television licences in 2005.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to make free TV licences available to people aged 65 and over; and what assessment she has made of the cost of doing so.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the BBC on alternatives to the licence fee.

      Tourism (Peterborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to assist the growth of tourism in Peterborough; and if she will make a statement.

      Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the acts of vandalism which have been perpetrated (a) inside and (b) on the outside of her Department's buildings in...

      Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what was the value of (a) the smallest and (b) the largest grant awarded under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme in each year...

      Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of places of worship in the UK that are not listed as eligible for the Listed Places...

      Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many places of worship there are that are listed as eligible for the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.

      Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many places of worship received funding under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme in each year since 2001.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Ambition Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the progress of the Ambition pilots for job placement; and what follow-up actions have been taken by (a)...

    • Benefit Claims Processing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on contracting out the administration of paper-based methods of benefit claims in each year since 1997.

      Benefit Claims Processing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of benefit claimants used a paper-based method as their principal method of claiming benefits in each year since 1997.

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what was the transactional cost of paying benefits into foreign bank accounts of UK citizens resident abroad in (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries...

      Benefit Recipients (Bank Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of benefit, including pensioners, who are not within a 30-minute public transport...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received housing benefit in Scotland in each year since 1995, broken down by local authority; and what total spending on...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the Peterborough constituency received (a) widow's benefit, (b) housing benefit, (c) council tax benefit and (d) income...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the merits of making existing deduction of earnings orders by the Child Support Agency automatically...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) for what reason non-resident parents are not required to inform the Child Support Agency of a change in (a) job, (b) address and (c)...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 608W, on the Child Support Agency, what estimate he has made of the...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many child support cases a reduced benefit decision was administered where a parent with care refused to undergo a scientific test under...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many penalty payments were (a) issued by the Child Support Agency and (b) paid by non-resident parents under section 41A of the Child...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to make Child Support Agency records reportable at constituency level.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases have been dealt with as clerical cases in each month since March 2003.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what compensation (a) has been paid by and (b) has been sought from EDS for problems with the Child Support Agency computer system since...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time between receipt of an application to the Child Support Agency and the granting of a warrant from a magistrate was in each...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost of staff time in managing the EDS contract at the Child Support Agency has been in each year for which figures are available.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average amount was paid in each month since the Child Support Agency new scheme came into effect to parents whose cases are (a) on the old...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was between the Child Support Agency notifying the Job Centreplus to deduct the £5 flat rate in maintenance from a...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency assessments have arrived at a nil assessment in each month since 1 January 2004; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the debt arrears reduction target is for the Child Support Agency for (a) 2005–06 and (b) 2006–07; and what the outstanding...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions the Child Support Agency has paid compensation of amounts of over £1,000 for errors by the agency to parents (a)...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the evidential basis was for the decision to pass some of the debt collection for outstanding Child Support Agency cases to private companies.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many formal complaints his Department has received regarding the Child Support Agency from people in Tamworth constituency in each year...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) Peterborough were in arrears in each year between 1997 and 2005.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what average length of time employees have worked for the Child Support Agency since 1 January 1998.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what settlement has been reached with the Child Support Agency IT system contractor in respect of the delivery of the CS2 System.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions the Child Support Agency breached an order by the Independent Case Examiner to perform a named task by a certain date in...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the decision was first made to use private debt collectors for Child Support Agency cases; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of child support new scheme cases concern (a) parents with care on income support or income-related jobseeker's...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made in settling the 340 cases lodged by widowers at the European Court of Human Rights prior to May 2005.

      Welfare Reform Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when an accessible version of the Green Paper, A New Deal for Welfare: Empowering People to Work", will be published; and whether there will be...

      Welfare Reform Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Green Paper on Welfare Reform, what proportion of the one million incapacity benefits recipients that he estimates can be...

      Welfare Reform Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the merits of introducing a single working age benefit for all people of working age not in employment;...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of housing benefit there were in each local authority in Hampshire in the last three years for which figures are available,...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many instances there have been of housing benefit being suspended due to a tenant's failure to pay rent in each year since 2000; and in how...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission new research into the impact of the non-dependant deduction regime on (a) maladministration in the housing benefit...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2006, Official Report, column 590W, on benefits, if he will list the organisations who (a) supported and...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of not imposing housing benefit non-dependant deductions where this would leave non-dependants with an...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of capping the maximum housing benefit non-dependant deduction at 50 per cent. of the rent due.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the new proposal for housing benefit sanctions on family members of a...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the most common medical reasons why incapacity benefit claimants in Gravesham constituency are in receipt of the benefit.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women in receipt of incapacity benefit in Easington constituency are aged (a) under 20, (b) 20 to 24, (c) 25 to 29, (d) 30 to 34, (e)...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether those placed on the holding benefit referred to in the Green Paper on reform of incapacity benefit are expected to be entitled to free...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the information technology projects being undertaken by his Department and associated agencies; what the (a) start date, (b)...

      Mystery Shopper Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on mystery shopper exercises in each of the last three financial years.

      National Pensions Savings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has held with the Financial Services Authority on the proposed National Pensions Savings Scheme.

      Non-resident Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will review the regulations which state that non-resident parents receiving jobseeker's allowance pay a portion for their children...

      Pension Payments (Processing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost is of processing a pension payment by (a) cheque, (b) post office card and (c) a bank account.

      Pension Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Pension Service has provided information including name and address to commercial or other organisations regarding people reaching...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of old age pensioners have reported (a) that they experience difficulty in claiming their pensions and (b) that they do not...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners have had their income raised above the poverty level since 1997 in (a) Stoke-on-Trent South constituency and (b) the UK.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received about the chip and pin pension card since its introduction.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department have made of the cost of the Post Office card account scheme in each year until 2010; and what the costs have been...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people hold a Post Office card account in the Easington constituency.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many post office card account holders there were (a) at the end of March (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005 and (b) at the latest date for which...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value of benefits paid out via the Post Office Card Account was in 2005–06; and what the estimate is for 2006–07.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the Government was of setting up the Post Office card account system; and what the annual expenditure on maintaining it has been.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Beverley and Holderness use the Post Office card account to collect pensions and benefits.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Manchester, Withington, use a Post Office card account to receive (a) state retirement pension, (b) pension credit and (c)...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department in relation to the development and introduction of the Post Office card account.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the criteria his Department will use to select recipients of pension and benefits to be contacted during the three pilot...

      Social Security Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the annual cost to public funds of social security fraud in West Lancashire in each of the last three years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Advisory Committee on Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the advice of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides that compulsory five metre buffer lanes to...

    • Air Quality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made towards bringing the standard of air quality in the parts of Denton and Reddish constituency...

      Air Quality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment has been made of air quality standards in Denton and Reddish constituency.

      Air Quality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she is taking to improve air quality in Shrewsbury town centre.

      Air Quality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment has been made of air quality standards in each London borough.

      Air Quality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment has been made of air quality standards in West Lancashire constituency.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to monitor flocks of under 50 birds not included in the Great Britain Poultry Register for signs of...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the risk of avian influenza being spread by gamebirds raised for commercial shooting; and...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many badgers (a) culled and (b) examined as part of the road traffic accident trial were diagnosed with bovine TB in each...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research is being undertaken to evaluate the various means of gassing badgers; and what assessment her Department has...

      Battery Cages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that other EU member states are planning to implement EU council directive 1999/74...

      Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many locations in each county hold in excess of 40,000 birds.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the success of governments since 1986 in eradicating bovine tuberculosis as required by EC...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) outbreaks of bovine tuberculosis there have been and (b) cattle have been slaughtered due to infection with...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research is being undertaken in the UK on the production of a bovine tuberculosis cattle vaccine; and what the...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the contribution that (a) testing all badgers found dead for bovine tuberculosis and (b)...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact that pre-movement testing only on animals over 15 months of age from 20 February...

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the carbon dioxide emissions of (a) China, (b) India, (c) the US and (d) the UK were as most recently reported for the...

      Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Department of Trade and Industry on the Natural Environment and Research...

      Cetacean By-catch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Minister for Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare will reply to letters on the matter of cetacean by-catch...

      Chewing Gum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which councils have applied to join the Department's scheme to tackle chewing gum litter.

      Compost Material

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to make a decision on whether compost material should be defined as a product rather than waste.

      Compost Material

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to simplify the licensing regime for composting.

      Compost Material

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to issue further guidance relating to the Government's strategy on composting; and if she will make a...

      Departmental Expenditure (West Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was allocated by her Department in West Lancashire for (a) capital projects and (b) revenue funding in each...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff in her Department are paid on a performance-related basis.

      Electric Shock Collars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many electric shock collars have been sold in the UK over the last five years.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will publish the outcome of the Review of Policy Framework for local authority energy efficiency activity.

      Farm Inspection Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Government will reverse its policy of asking farmers in TB hotspots to pay inspection costs.

      Single Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Government has made of the accuracy of the digitalised farm maps used by the Rural Payments Agency for...

      Single Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the proportion of single payment entitlement statements which will not be validated.

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much Forestry Commission England spent on biodiversity work in each forest district in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005;...

      Green Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the change in the area of privately owned urban green space over the last 10 years;...

      Household Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste produced in (a) Leicester and (b) England in each of the last five years was household waste.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities she estimates are considering the introduction of incinerators in order to meet their landfill...

      M.bovis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what methods are available to test for M.bovis in soil samples.

      Meat Promotions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on the promotion of English (a) beef and (b) lamb in 2004–05.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the official residences for which her Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost...

      Organic Entry Level Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in (a) West Lancashire and (b) Lancashire have been registered under the Organic Entry Level Scheme.

      Pet Animal Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason she has not yet signed the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals; and if she will...

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many inspectors are employed in each of her regional offices to deal with (a) registered and (b) unregistered flocks of...

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many calls the Poultry Register helpline has received in each week since it was opened.

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2005, Official Report, column 2210W, on poultry, whether her Department has...

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2005, Official Report, column 2210W, on poultry, what percentage of poultry...

      Rare Breeds Auction (Salisbury)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether representatives of her Department attended the rare breeds auction at Salisbury livestock market on 11 February.

      Recycled Waste Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of the extent to which other EU countries have implemented the directive requiring companies...

      Recycled Waste Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Environment Agency will repay the fines and costs imposed on J E Wilson and Sons in the light of the change to the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken to encourage local authorities to increase public (a) awareness of and (b) participation in...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the information from the public for local authorities on...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what targets have been set by her Department for the domestic recycling of (a) paper, (b) plastics, (c) glass and (d) metals;...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what schemes her Department promotes to encourage the recycling of toner from photocopiers and printers.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what restrictions there are on the transportation abroad for recycling of waste toner from photocopiers.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures her Department has taken to help local authorities to increase levels of recycling.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the recycling and recovery capacity London requires for its municipal waste by 2020; what...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many London waste authorities met their 2003–04 recycling standards; and how many are on course to meet their...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many recycling points there are per 1,000 population in (a) Uxbridge constituency, (b) the London Borough of Hillingdon,...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to encourage companies to enter the recycling industry.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's targets are for recycling of waste for each of the next five years.

      Refuse Collection/Street Cleaning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) refuse collection and (b) street cleaning are provided via (i) in-house services, (ii) a social enterprise...

      Sea Bass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) observers and (b) observation methods are deployed on vessels trawling for bass in the western approaches during...

      Sewage Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many responses the Government received to the consultation document A Draft Code of Practice on Odour Nuisance from...

      Social Scientific Researchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many social scientific researchers she has in her Department; and what plans she has to increase this complement.

      Television Disposals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the average cost of disposal of a television set.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste in England was exported for disposal in each year between 1997 and 2005.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost has been of administering the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (WMX8a) in each year since it was introduced.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much revenue has been raised through the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (WMX8a) (a) in infill exemption...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what help is available to local authorities to find alternatives to landfill; and if she will make a statement.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to combine waste collection and waste disposal authorities where those responsibilities are delivered by...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of which local authorities are at risk of fines because of failure to meet the targets set by...

      Wildlife Management/TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will publish the details of the citizens' panel for the public consultation on wildlife management and related...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many opium seizures have been made (a) in Afghanistan and (b) on Afghan borders since UK forces took control of the...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the membership of the Afghan Drugs Interdepartmental Unit.

      Antonio Quatraro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government holds information relating to the death of Commission official Antonio Quatraro.

      Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards Canadian sovereignty in Arctic waters.

      Baghdad Ambassador

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) transcript and (b) any other note taken of the press conference held by Her...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision is made by the high commission in Dhaka for monitoring the state of human rights in Bangladesh.

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to encourage free and fair presidential elections in Belarus on 19 March 2006.

      Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the results of efforts to reduce corruption in Brazil.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the UK will table a binding resolution to the United Nations Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter requiring...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public have written to the Government regarding United Nations Security...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of his Department regarding the sourcing of goods from Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings the Foreign Secretary has had with the Burmese Government in exile in each of the past three years.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the British Government has made an assessment of the safety of British tourists using Burmese airlines.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to India regarding the sale of British aircraft to Burma.

      Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Canada on protecting the wreck of HMS Fantome from treasure hunting.

      Christian Pakistanis/Indians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan concerning the treatment of Christian Pakistanis.

      Christian Pakistanis/Indians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received concerning the treatment of Christians living in (a) India and (b) Pakistan.

      Christian Pakistanis/Indians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of India on the treatment of Christian Indians.

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the cost to his Department of sending Christmas cards in 2005.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to seek international agreement on stricter controls on the use of cluster munitions.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the operation of the rule of law in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken by his Department to address violence in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken by his Department to support victims of violence and human rights abuses in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the prospect of free and fair elections in Colombia in March.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the use of torture in Columbia.

      Conflict Diamonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken by his Department to reduce the trade in conflict diamonds.

      Conflict Diamonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many representations he has made recently to African governments concerning the trade in conflict diamonds.

      Conflict Diamonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the mining of and trade in conflict diamonds on West African economies; and if he...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Brent, East dated 28 February 2005 regarding Mr. Craig Murray.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will reply to the letter of 7 December 2005 from Anas el-Banna about his father, Jamil el-Banna, sent to the Prime...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress being made in the reunification of Cyprus.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

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

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps (a) the UK Government are taking and (b) he is taking through (i) civil society organisations, (ii) the United...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Governments of (a) Uganda, (b) Rwanda and (c) Burundi concerning the security...

      Denmark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Danish Prime Minister on the recent demonstrations in the Middle East and London.

      Departmental Energy Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by his Department on (a) gas and (b) electricity in 2004–05.

      Departmental Entertainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on entertainment by his Department in 2004–05; and how much of that sum is accounted for by (a) food,...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many job advertisements were placed by his Department (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a...

      Departmental Resource Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) nature and (b) value is of the obsolescent consumables identified on page 44 of his Department's Resource Accounts...

      Departmental Resource Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the nature was of the out of date consular vignettes written off in the 2004–05 Resource Accounts; and if he will...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people were employed in his Department in each of the last 12 months for which data is available; and how many and what...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any (a) employee of his Department, (b) person engaged by his Department as a consultant and (c) paid adviser to his...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff were employed in his private office in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what circumstances personnel in his Department receive funding for the private education of family members; and how many have...

      Diplomats (Language Training)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost of language training for diplomats was in the most recent years for which figures are available.

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Ministers in his Department are preparing to hold talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt; and if...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterparts regarding the possibility of holding discussions with representatives...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact members of his Department have had with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in the last six months;...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has supported terrorist organisations in the Middle East;...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of support offered by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to Hamas; and if he will make a...

      EU Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government holds records on EU fraud allegations made by whistleblowers.

      EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the operation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement; and...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) mechanisms have been put in place and (b) activities are taking place in relation to the period of reflection on the...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on diplomatic immunity within the United Kingdom where a foreign court has made a request for extradition...

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what planning applications his Department made for the G8 Summit in Gleneagles in 2004–05; and how many were (a) granted...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Gibraltar on protecting from destruction the Rosia Water Tanks on Gibraltar.

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of electoral fraud in the recent elections in Haiti.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, columns 2482–3W, on identity cards, what the policy issues...

      Indian Ocean (Response)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for the implementation of the recommendations of the October 2005 report, Joint Findings on lessons to be...

      International Organisations/Bilateral Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the (a) international organisations of which the UK is a member and (b) bilateral treaties under which the UK...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of which groups (a) advocating and (b) engaging in terrorist acts are receiving financial support...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of how far Iran is from acquiring technologies necessary for the production of a nuclear weapon.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what deals to supply armaments to authorities in Iraq since March 2003 the Government has received reports of; whether any of...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of private security companies contracted to his Department and operating in Iraq, between April 2003 and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of (a) securing and (b) setting up the British Embassy buildings and compounds in (i) Baghdad and (ii) Basrah...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings he has had with (a) Pakistan and (b) India on promoting the self-determination of the people of Kashmir;...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the progress of anti-corruption programmes in Kenya; (2) what recent assessment he has...

      Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what sanctions are available under international agreements to take action against those countries that continue to lay land mines.

      Mr. Victor Bout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2006, Official Report, column 1335W, on Mr. Victor Bout, what discussions he has had with...

      Mr. Victor Bout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2006, Official Report, column 1335W, on Mr. Victor Bout, whether any (a) Minister and (b)...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Nigerian Government about the decision of Kano members of parliament to burn the Danish...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of political instability in Nigeria.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the number of (a) political activists and (b) journalists detained in (i) Iran and (ii) North Korea.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in (a) Iran and (b) North Korea.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the status of the Joint Statement of the Six Party talks on North Korea issued on 19 September 2005.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (a) what assessment he has made of Korea's nuclear weapons programme and (b) transfer of nuclear technologies.

      Overseas Postings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list overseas postings which are open to non-civil service staff; and if he will list the occupants with (a) date of...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Pakistani authorities on the recent attacks on a church in (a) Kawanwali and (b) Sialkot...

      Pakistan

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

      Palestine/Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent statements by the acting Israeli Prime Minister on incorporation of settlement blocs...

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Russia regarding the need to ensure that victims of torture in...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Rwanda regarding the security of genocide survivors.

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports that survivors of the Rwandan genocide are subject to violence and intimidation by...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the progress of the project of national reconciliation following the Rwandan genocide.

      San Salvador Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the nature was of the losses involved in the closure and sale of the San Salvador office; and if he will make a statement.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Saudi Arabia concerning their Foreign Minister's call for a nuclear weapons...

      Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Spanish Government required salvage work on HMS Sussex to be halted; on what grounds; and what the response was of the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role officials from his Department have played in preparations for the forthcoming talks between the government of Sri...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent UN report on breaches of the arms embargo on Darfur; and what action he is taking in...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the progress which has been made towards incorporating the Sudanese People's Liberation Army into...

      Sudan

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

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with the US Administration regarding the potential for a UN peace-enforcement mission in...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects a UN force to be on the ground in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Sudan regarding violence in the east of Sudan; (2) what...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with other members of the United Nations on (a) funds available for the African Union Mission in...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UN mandate applying to Darfur, Sudan.

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the UN Human Rights Council to be established.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2006, Official Report, column 1908W what progress has been made by the African Union...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2006 to question 50163, when the EU will decide whether to provide additional support to...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2006 to question 50163, when the three options being considered in parallel will be...

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, columns 784–85W, on the United States, from which countries...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of visitor visa applications from (a) married and (b) unmarried men applying from (i) India, (ii) Pakistan and...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether previous EU-Morocco fisheries agreements have enabled EU vessels to have licences to fish in Saharawi waters.

      Works of Art

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 16 January 2006, Official Report, column 984W, on works of art, whether his Department has (a)...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports that there may be a reversal in Zimbabwe's land redistribution policy; and if he will...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the levels of violence and intimidation of journalists in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on measures his Government are taking to ensure that Zimbabwean beef licensed to import to the...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent wave of arrests in Bulawayo and Harare in Zimbabwe.

  • Treasury

    • Advance Market Commitments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent research he has assessed on Advance Market Commitments; and if he will make a statement.

    • Age-related Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual saving to the Exchequer would be of withdrawing the age-related allowance where income exceeds the income limit.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason transit flights are exempt from air passenger duty; and what estimate he has made of how much extra revenue would be raised per annum were...

      Allsop Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on the implementation of the Allsop report on regional economic indices.

      Al-Qaeda

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list those organisations found to have links with Al-Qaeda where funds have been frozen; how much was involved in each case; and if he will make...

      Associated Companies' Rules

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost of the abolition of the associated companies' rules for investment.

      ATMs (Charges)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the distribution of ATMs which charge customers to withdraw money in (a) London and (b) the UK.

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average earnings of full-time employees in the constituency of Uxbridge were in April in each year since 2000.

      Bank Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people did not have access to a bank account on (a) 31 December 2005 and (b) 31 December 1997.

      Bank Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 3770W, on benefit payments (debt recovery), with whom in the banking industry his...

      Bank Branches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he has taken to encourage high street banks to share branches in rural areas; (2) if he will make a statement on Government policy on the...

      British Film Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the financial gain to the British film industry has been arising from tax relief available to (a) British and (b) other film production in the UK in...

      Burma

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much debt is owed to the UK by Burma.

      Bus Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what formula he has used to determine the funding allocated to local authorities to pay for the provision of free off-peak bus travel for pensioners from...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue loss from the abolition of capital gains tax if all gains realised in under two years were taxed as income.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue loss from introducing a single 10 per cent. rate of capital gains tax on all gains.

      Construction Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people work in construction in the UK.

      Consumer Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the increase in the number of consumer complaints lodged with the Financial Ombudsman Service since 2001; and what steps the...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue loss from an (a) 50 per cent. and (b) 100 per cent. increase in the ceiling for small companies corporation tax.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether special advisers in his Department receive an IT allowance.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Inland Revenue staff in Northern Ireland were dismissed in 2005 as a result of misuse of computer systems.

      Derv/Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average cost per litre and (b) average percentage of the total cost per litre was of taxation for (i) derv and (ii) red diesel in each of the...

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue loss in a full year from allowing owner/managers the same tax advantages as outside investors in Enterprise Investment...

      Equity (Tax Status)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of allowing the costs of raising equity funds the same tax status as costs of debt raising.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 20 November 2005, Official Report, column 78W, on the EU budget, if he will list the monthly financial transfers to the EC budget...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the (a) gross and (b) net contributions the Government have made to the European Union Budget in each year from 1997 to 2005; and what...

      EU Member States (Payments and Receipts)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the projected (a) payments to and (b) receipts of payments from the EU of each EU member state for each year between...

      EU Projects in the UK

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent EU budgetary agreement on the Government's share of financing EU projects in the UK under the...

      Financial Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 3772W, on financial education, with whom the Department has had discussions on the role...

      Financial Inclusion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress the Department is making in the development of the national strategy for financial capability.

      Financial Inclusion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what options the Department has considered to increase access to financial advice and information as part of its financial inclusion strategy.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2006, Official Report, column 2258W, on the Financial Services Authority (FSA), if he will make a written statement...

      Foreign Direct Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much foreign direct investment the UK has received in each year since 2002.

      Gold Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of UK gold reserves has been sold off since May 1997; at what rate each such sale was conducted; and on what date.

      Income Tax (Beverley and Holderness)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Beverley and Holderness paid (a) income tax and (b) the top rate of income tax in each of the last eight years.

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2006, Official Report, column 1395W, on insurance premium tax, how many insurance intermediary companies are being...

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2006, Official Report, column 1395W, on insurance premium tax, what percentage of insurance companies issued policies...

      Insurance Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the proposed time scale and scope is of the forthcoming review of general insurance regulation.

      Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that architects who boycott Israel's construction industry for political reasons are not employed by the Government.

      Marketable Wealth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of (a) marketable wealth and (b) marketable wealth less value of dwellings was owned by the most wealthy (i) one percent., (ii) five...

      Migration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people migrated from outside the UK to (a) Romford and (b) Havering in each of the last seven years.

      Migration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people migrated to the UK from each of the (a) British overseas territories and (b) Commonwealth nations in each of the last seven years.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been waiting for their national insurance contributions to be recorded on the computer system since 2003.

      Pensions Mis-selling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to extend the period within which policy holders can lodge a claim for compensation for the mis-selling of endowment policies.

      Pensions Mis-selling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Ombudsman Service on steps it can take to speed up the consideration of claims for pension...

      Pensions Mis-selling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken was by the Financial Ombudsman Service to determine claims for pensions mis-selling in 2004–05; and if he will make a...

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the proposed planning gain supplement on (a) levels of house building and (b) house prices in Gravesham.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the proposed planning gain supplement on the granting of planning permission on exception sites in rural...

      Population (Chorley)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the population of each ward in Chorley borough council.

      Population (Tamworth)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the accuracy of census figures for (a) Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last two censuses; and if...

      Population (Tamworth)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the current population of each ward in the Tamworth constituency based on (a) the 2001 census, (b) electoral rolls and (c) health...

      Population Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the population of (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley constituency; and what assessment he has made of the likely population growth in...

      Population Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the most recent population statistics provided by the Office for National Statistics for Aberavon and Neath...

      Security and Intelligence Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will break down the (a) main estimate and (b) winter supplementary estimate provision for the Security and Intelligence Agencies Request for...

      Security and Intelligence Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down the Security and Intelligence Agencies Request for Resources 1 outturn by (i) new cash and (ii) non-cash for financial years 2004–05.

      Seizure Information Notices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cigarettes were confiscated by HM Customs and Excise through the use of seizure information notices in Scotland in 2005.

      Seizure Information Notices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many seizure information notices were issued by HM Customs and Excise in Scotland in 2005.

      Settlements Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many businesses have paid tax under the settlements legislation in each tax year since 2001–02; (2) how many investigations HM Revenue and...

      Social Entrepreneurs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue loss which would result from allowing social entrepreneurs to reinvest without incurring a capital gains tax liability.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue effects of the abolition of stamp duty on securities.

      Student Loans Company

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money is owed to the Student Loans Company?

      Suicide Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children and young people under the age of 18 years have committed suicide in each year since 1990.

      Sustainable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings (a) he has, (b) his Ministers have and (c) civil servants in his Department have had with the hon. Member in charge of the Climate Change...

      Tax (Corporate Profits)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the full year revenue consequences would be of charging all corporate profits at a single 20 per cent. rate.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many ex-gratia payments have been made to claimants by the Tax Credits Office due to administrative errors since the system was put in place.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit overpayments have been written off (a) in part and (b) in full in respect of residents of Peterborough since tax credits were introduced.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken was between a claimant of tax credits requesting that HM Revenue and Customs reconsider its decision to recover a tax credit...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will suspend the recovery of the tax credit overpayment which is being recovered from the constituent of the right hon. Member for Birkenhead,...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of forged tax credits resulting in prosecution have been reported to Jobcentre Plus in Tamworth in the last 12 months.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been in receipt of the incorrect level of tax credit in (a) Uxbridge and (b) the London borough of Hillingdon in each year since tax...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many awards for (a) child and (b) working tax credit there were in the constituency of Uxbridge in (i) 2003–04 and (ii) 2004–05; how many...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in respect of how many tax credit cases in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06 inquiries have been made to HM Revenue and Customs by...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much revenue was raised from personal taxation from those resident in the constituency of Uxbridge in (a) 1997 and (b) the last financial year for...

      Terminology Definitions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition he uses of the terms (a) non-budget expenditure and (b) non-voted expenditure.

  • Northern Ireland

    • R" Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many R drivers in Northern Ireland have been (a) issued with fixed penalty fines for excess speed, (b) prosecuted for excess speed, (c)...

    • Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland received treatment for alcoholism in each of the last 10 years.

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average journey time was for ambulances stationed at the Craigavon area hospital to respond to emergency calls in its catchment area...

      Bankruptcies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of (a) personal and (b) company bankruptcies in (i) Northern Ireland and (ii) each Northern Ireland...

      Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the (a) full-time and (b) part-time campus and outreach centres of the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education; and...

      Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the date was of the latest Equality Impact Assessment carried out by the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education regarding its...

      Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the community background is of (a) senior managers, (b) lecturers, (c) cleaning staff, (d) catering staff and (e) security staff employed...

      Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many basic skills courses are run by the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education on each campus; and how many clients attended...

      Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education receives for training from the Department of Employment and Learning.

      Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many training deliverers are used by the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education; where each is located; what courses each offers;...

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 372W, on business start-ups, how much was given in each of the last four...

      Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2005, Official Report, column 2093W, on child abuse, what meetings have taken place involving the...

      Civil Service (Meetings)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions in each of the last 10 years the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service has met leaders of (a) the Presbyterian...

      Cultural Diversity Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether external cultural diversity training is given to recruits to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Day Case Procedure (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average cost of a hospital day case procedure was in each health trust in the Province in 2004–05.

      Departmental Catering Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's policy is on the procurement of fair trade produce for consumption on its premises.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many job advertisements were placed by his Department (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a recruitment website...

      Dissident Republican Paramilitaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of recent recruitment activities by dissident republican paramilitary organisations.

      District Policing Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost has been to public funds of the district policing partnerships in Northern Ireland since their inception.

      Education and Library Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the independent members sitting on each Education and Library Board in Northern Ireland.

      Education and Library Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been paid to each independent member of an Education and Library Board in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken...

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in Northern Ireland who left school in June 2005 have secured full-time employment; how many secured part-time employment; how...

      Fare Evasion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many convictions there have been against those found to be travelling on (a) Northern Ireland Railways and (b) Ulsterbus without the proper...

      Free Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) approved and (b) rejected applications for free fares for the elderly there were in each year since the scheme started; what the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fuel poor lived in each of Northern Ireland's parliamentary constituencies in the most recent three years for which figures are available.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been allocated to tackle fuel poverty in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.

      Fuel Retailers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many privately-owned filling stations sell fuel in Northern Ireland; how many fuel checks on private filling stations were carried out in...

      Fugitives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many members of the (a) police force and (b) armed forces would be included within the categories designating fugitives from justice...

      Gaelic/Ulster Scots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public money has been made available to support (a) the Gaelic language and (b) Ulster Scots in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10...

      General de Chastelain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days since 1 August 2005 General de Chastelain has spent in Northern Ireland.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many GPs are practising in Northern Ireland; and how many were found guilty of inappropriate behaviour towards their patients in each of the...

      Hospitals (Infection Control)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to assess the level of use of hand gels by (a) members of hospital staff and (b) visitors to hospitals in Northern Ireland for...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to free up under-occupied housing executive and housing association homes in Northern Ireland.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the total of unpaid Northern Ireland Housing Executive rents in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      In-patient Procedures (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average cost of an elective in-patient hospital procedure was in each health trust in the Province in 2004–05.

      Invest Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are employed by Invest Northern Ireland (a) in Northern Ireland and (b) outside Northern Ireland.

      Invoices (Non-payment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total amount of credit lost to the Police Service of Northern Ireland through failure to pay invoices within the stated deadline was in...

      IRA Criminality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria he uses to differentiate between organisational and localised IRA criminality.

      Irish Medium Education Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Irish medium education officers are employed through (a) the education and library boards in Northern Ireland, (b) the Department of...

      Learning Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the Department for Employment and Learning's budget for training and access to employment for people with learning disabilities in each...

      M2 Motorway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average daily number of vehicles using the M2 Motorway Citybound was between (a) the Toome Bypass and the A26 junction, (b) the A26...

      Martin Kelly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with senior Police Service Northern Ireland officers in relation to the investigation into the disappearance...

      Neighbourhood Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding each Neighbourhood Partnership has received to facilitate neighbourhood renewal programmes within their areas, broken down by...

      Neighbourhood Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been allocated for neighbourhood renewal partnerships in Northern Ireland; and how much has been drawn down by each partnership.

      NGOs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the (a) elected representatives and (b) members with political party links who are serving on quasi-autonomous non-governmental...

      NHS Procedure (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average cost of an NHS hospital procedure was in each health trust in the Province in 2004–05.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the availability of treatment for osteoporosis on the NHS in Northern Ireland.

      Paramilitary Activity/Arms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been notified of a threat to them from paramilitary groups and terrorist organisations in each year...

      Paramilitary Activity/Arms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the amount of arms which remain in the ownership of each of the loyalist paramilitary groups.

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of his Department.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Police Service of Northern Ireland has spent on (a) advertising, (b) printing and (c) promotional products relating to its new...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what arrangements there are for monitoring membership of (a) loyal orders and (b) the Freemasons in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the names are of the senior management of the Police Service of Northern Ireland of grades equivalent to the Northern Ireland Senior Civil...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether an audit has been conducted of whether there has been a neutral working environment in the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what independent reviews there have been of intelligence gathering in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much it has cost to police each district command unit in Northern Ireland since 2000.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers have been stationed in each district command unit in Northern Ireland since 2000, broken...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers are stationed at the Port of Larne, broken down by rank; and how many arrests have been made by police officers at the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been externally recruited to (a) the Police Service of Northern Ireland and (b) the Royal Ulster Constabulary in each of...

      Police Training Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision exists for exchange training programmes between police in Northern Ireland and Great Britain similar to the scheme existing...

      Policing Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent (a) by and (b) on behalf of the Policing Ombudsman in Northern Ireland on research, surveys and focus groups regarding...

      Post-16 Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the staying-on rates were for 16 year olds in full time education in each education board in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many literacy and numeracy teachers are employed in each prison facility in Northern Ireland.

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much education provision in prison facilities cost in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken down by prison facility.

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been allocated for education provision in prison facilities in Northern Ireland between 2006 and 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoner Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of (a) female and (b) male prisoners in Northern Ireland have declared themselves on committal to be from (i) Great...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to encourage men in Northern Ireland to use health centres that specialise in early detection of prostate cancer.

      Provisional IRA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date the Provisional IRA committed its last crime as a organisation.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of passengers who will be using public transport in Northern Ireland in 2010.

      Punishment Beatings and Shootings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many punishment (a) beatings and (b) shootings have been attributed to (i) loyalist and (ii) republican groups in each of the last four years.

      Racial Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents recorded as racial crimes by the Police Service of Northern Ireland have led to (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions in each...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the level of specialist services available to the victims of rape.

      Red Diesel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been (a) fined and (b) prosecuted for the misuse of red diesel in motor vehicles, excluding...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) maintained, (b) controlled, (c) Irish medium and (d) integrated schools have been opened in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the (a) Irish medium schools and (b) integrated schools in receipt of Government funding in Northern Ireland.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been allocated to (a) Intobhas na Gaelscola-" ochta and (b) Comhairle na Gaelscola-" ochta in each year since their formation; how...

      Search Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many search warrants have been granted in (a) East Belfast and (b) Castlereagh district command unit in the last 12 months.

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 25 January 2006, Official Report, columns 907–8W, on sex offenders, in which schools the three sex offenders...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many passengers have been fined for smoking on trains in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many solicitors are under investigation for money laundering.

      Sonar Underwater Search Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to ensure the Police Service of Northern Ireland has available to it the most up-to-date sonar underwater search...

      Special Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many special schools there are in Northern Ireland; for how many pupils each school was built; how many pupils were on the roll of each...

      Speed Detection Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what guidance governs the use of hand held speed detection devices on the roads in Northern Ireland by the Police Service of Northern...

      Springvale Community Outreach Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was allocated to the Springvale Community Outreach Initiative over the past three years; and what the sources of the funding were.

      Springvale Community Outreach Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was allocated for salaries within the Springvale Community Outreach Initiative in each year since its formation.

      Springvale Community Outreach Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been allocated to each (a) community group, (b) project and (c) programme by the Springvale community outreach initiative in...

      Staff Dismissals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of the dismissals in the Department of Social Development over the last five years have been of (a) Protestant, (b) Catholic and (c)...

      Student Drop-outs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students in further education in Northern Ireland failed to complete their course in each of the last 10 years.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teachers in Northern Ireland have reported a violent incident against them carried out by (a) a pupil and (b) a parent or guardian in...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many planning applications for mobile telephone masts in Northern Ireland have been granted in each of the last 10 years; and how many...

      Unemployment Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many unemployed people there are in each Northern Ireland Westminster constituency.

      Warm Homes Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) repairs and (b) upgrades of heating systems were undertaken as part of the Warm Homes Scheme in each year since 2001, broken down...

      Wind Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many wind turbines there are in Northern Ireland; and where they are located.

      Youth Service Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which youth service providers have received funding from the Department of Education in each year since 1997.

      Youth Service Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what projects are included in the Capital Programme for youth service provision for the next five years; and how much funding has been allocated...

      Youth Service Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much capital funding for youth service provision the Department of Education has allocated in each of the last 10 years.

  • Health

    • Our Health, Our Care, Our Say"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which agency will be responsible for delivering the Fitter Britain campaign announced in Our Health, Our Care, Our Say: a new direction for community...

    • Your Health, Your Care, Your Say"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what new information was gained as a result of the consultation, Your Health, Your Care, Your Say".

      Advocacy Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that there will be an efficient handover of outstanding cases following the termination of the North East Independent...

      Agency Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of agency nurses was in NHS organisations in Suffolk in each year since 1997.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings she has had with providers of dementia specialist services to discuss the potential impact of withdrawing anticholinisterase drug treatments...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people who care for people with Alzheimer's disease.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the availability on the NHS of memantine for the treatment of moderately severe to severe Alzheimer's disease.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research has been evaluated on the impact of drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease on entry into full-time care; (2) what assessment has...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in each of the last 10 years.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government has spent on research into Alzheimer's disease and other associated dementias in each year from 2000 to 2004; and if she will make...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings she has had with health professionals to discuss the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence proposal on the use of (a)...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in West Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people who care for people with Alzheimer's disease in West Lancashire constituency.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions were held with patients groups as part of the current National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence appraisal of Alzheimer's drugs.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the potential savings to the NHS as a consequence of the recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has held with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on her Department's submission to NICE in March 2005...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what preferred assumptions were built into the cost-effectiveness outcomes section of the appraisal of drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease by the National...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her most recent estimate is of the number of patients suffering from (a) mild Alzheimer's and (b) moderate Alzheimer's who are receiving (i)...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on its appraisal of donepezil, rivastigmine,...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's recommendations on use of drug treatments...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of emergency ambulance cover in (a) Beverley and Holderness and (b) Humberside.

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 31 January 2006, Official Report, column 1173W, on the ambulance service, on what information the Government's decision to merge...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulances have been available to the Two Shires Ambulance Trust in each year since 1997.

      Ashford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list services that were provided at Ashford hospital (Middlesex) in July 1997 that are no longer provided on the hospital site; and on what...

      ATMs (Hospitals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many ATMs there are in hospitals; and how many of them are free of charge; (2) what her policy is on the siting of automatic teller machines...

      ATMs (Hospitals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many hospitals ATMs which charge a fee are the only method of obtaining cash.

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified audiologists are employed in each hospital trust; and how many vacancies there were in each trust in the last period for which figures...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health why a worker at the Essex quarantine centre was not treated for three days after being exposed to a potential case of avian influenza.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the recent deaths in Turkey resulting from the H5N1 influenza strain; and whether her Department will be revising its...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to each primary care trust to prepare for a possible H5N1 pandemic.

      Benzodiazepine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on rates of addiction of the reiteration of prescribing guidance for benzodiazepine contained in the Chief...

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to the letter regarding the roll-out of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, dated 13 December 2005, which was jointly...

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish all correspondence between her Department and the UK National Screening Committee relating to the timetable for the introduction of...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of women were examined by a breast cancer specialist within two weeks of a referral from their general practitioner in the last 12 months...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for the post of breastfeeding co-ordinator in England after February.

      Bristol Health Services Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library a copy of the first Gateway Review by the Office of Government Commerce into the Bristol Health Services Plan when it is...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what facility is in place in her Department to examine incidents of bullying in addition to the internal procedures of individual NHS hospital trusts.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients normally resident in Tamworth have been treated for cancer in the past 12 months.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the North West London Strategic Health Authority are identified as having cancer, broken down by London borough; and which dedicated...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients normally resident in Lancashire have been treated for cancer in Lancashire in the past 12 months.

      Care Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what further steps she plans to take to communicate to (a) the NHS and (b) social services departments the definition of what constitutes (i) free...

      Care Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the implementation of the NHS care records system to be complete, with full national integration and all links to local systems operating.

      Cervical Smear Tests (Peterborough and Stamford Area)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of cervical smear test results were completed within six weeks in the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area in the...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what changes she plans to make to guidance under the Working Together to Safeguard Children" document concerning numbers of doctors and nurses per...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what links are in place between Local Safeguarding Children Boards and designated doctors and nurses within primary care trusts taking the professional...

      Childhood Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her policy of routine vaccinations of infants against influenza.

      Children (Accidents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what national target she has set for reducing the number of children killed or injured in accidents by 2009.

      Children's National Service Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what time scales have been agreed between her Department and the Healthcare Commission for auditing the children's national service framework; (2)...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence may recommend restricting to clinical trials the use of licensed and approved...

      Communication Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people in England with communication impairments; and how many she estimates require augmentative and...

      Congenital Heart Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the North West London strategic health authority are identified as having a grown-up congenital heart condition, broken down by London...

      Conservative Party's Health Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has produced a brief on the Conservative party's health policy since 6 December 2005.

      Continence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when she will implement the standard on continence services within the ill child module of the children's national service framework; (2) what...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to her letter of 6 February 2006 to the hon. Member for St. Albans, ref 00000059419, if she will place all her Department's correspondence in...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to her letter of 6 February 2006 to the hon. Member for St. Albans, ref. 00000059419, how much of the £143 million for genito-urinary...

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her Department's progress in implementing newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in all parts of the country.

      Delayed Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations originally scheduled for before 31 March are to be delayed for financial reasons until the 2006–07 financial year.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Rugby and Kenilworth of 31 January 2006, Official Report, columns 161–2W, on dementia, whether...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were registered with an NHS dentist in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists she estimates will be working in the NHS in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008, based on current trends.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statutory duty is placed on primary care trusts to provide access to NHS dentistry; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of registered dentists were practising in England but not working within the NHS in the latest year for which figures are...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of five-year-olds had no decayed, filled or missing teeth, according to the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are in Tendring; and how many there were in each of the past five years.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people in the Peterborough city council unitary authority area who are unable to register with an NHS dentist.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to increase the number of NHS dentists in Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices in Manchester Withington have stopped taking on new NHS patients in the last 12 months.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking to improve dental services in Doncaster North constituency.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the reforms of NHS dentistry that come into effect on 1 April 2006.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to increase the number of NHS dentists in West Lancashire constituency.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether dental practitioners will continue to receive NHS income if they do not sign the new General Dental Services contract by (a) 28 February and (b) 1...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the new General Dental Services contract was published for (a) consultation and (b) dental practitioners to sign; (2) if she will list the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to increase the number of NHS dentists in (a) the Tameside and Glossop primary care trust area and (b) the Stockport primary care...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that NHS dental services are provided to everyone who needs them.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists worked in the area covered by (a) East Yorkshire Primary Care Trust and (b) Yorkshire Wolds and Coast Primary Care Trust in each of the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will collect information at constituency level on the average waiting time to become a patient of an NHS dentist.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the effect of the changes to NHS dentistry on costs to (a) Wakefield West primary care trust and (b) the NHS over...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements have been made to ensure that NHS orthodontic practices which have not signed new contracts by 28 February 2006 remain within the NHS.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect on patients of the Government's new arrangements for orthodontic treatment.

      Departmental Catering Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much and what proportion of her Department's catering budget was spent on fair trade produce in the last period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Catering Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's policy is on the procurement of fair trade produce for consumption on its premises.

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) laptops and (b) mobile phones her Department bought in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each category of equipment was in each year.

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Salaries/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what salary she expects to be paid to her Department's new director of (a) commissioning, (b) provider development, (c) social care and (d) policy and...

      Departmental Salaries/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in her Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of...

      Departmental Salaries/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans her Department has to change the London allowance of its staff; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Salaries/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff employed by her Department live in Castle Point.

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in England are eligible to receive direct payments; and how many have taken them up.

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support and advocacy systems she plans to establish to encourage the take-up of direct payments.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the ability of community services to deliver the National Service Framework recommendation on equipment for disabled...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the performance of the local individual budget pilots set up to improve the life chances of disabled people; and if she...

      Domiciliary Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consultation was undertaken with patient organisations before the decision to introduce new arrangements for the supply of domiciliary oxygen;...

      Domiciliary Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements have been put in place for doctors and patients to obtain domiciliary oxygen supplies in an emergency since the introduction of new...

      Domiciliary Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the number of unplanned admissions to hospital since 1 February resulting from problems with the domiciliary oxygen...

      Dr. Jayanti Ghosh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the Northumberland Primary Care Trust of the suspension of Dr. Jayanti Ghosh is; and what legal costs were incurred by her Department in...

      Drug Treatment Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many drug treatment places there are specifically for Khat users; and how many users of Khat are on drug treatment programmes.

      Ebixa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were prescribed Ebixa on the NHS in the last three years for which figures are available; and what the cost to the NHS for Ebixa was...

      Ebixa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were prescribed Ebixa on the NHS in West Lancashire in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what the cost to...

      Elder Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department are taking to ensure that NHS and social care staff are adequately trained to detect and address elder abuse.

      Elderly Care Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to introduce a minimum standard for food and nutrition for all nursing and residential homes for the elderly.

      Employment Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department takes to ensure that all people working with (a) vulnerable adults and (b) the elderly are checked by the Criminal Records...

      European Health Insurance Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what stage has been reached in the development of the proposed NHS card referred to in section 2.21 of the NHS Improvement Plan, published on 24 June...

      Financial Management (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial savings (a) have been implemented since 2001 and (b) are proposed for the future by (i) Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS strategic health...

      Financial Management (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures have been put in place to ensure that the financial performance of (a) Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS Strategic Health Authority, (b)...

      Financial Management (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures have been put in place to ensure that the financial accounts of (a) Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS Strategic Health Authority, (b)...

      Financial Management (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) budget was and (b) total spent from budget was under each financial heading for (i) the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS Strategic Health...

      Financial Management (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether a financial and management specialist team has previously been sent to (a) the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS Strategic Health...

      Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether she has made an assessment of the extent to which the proposed future inclusion of some herbal ingredients within the provisions of the food...

      Health Funding (Doncaster, North)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department has allocated for (a) hospital services, (b) general practitioner services and (c) dental services in the constituency of...

      Gender Reassignment Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to the NHS was of (a) male to female and (b) female to male gender reassignment operations carried out in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005;...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the optimal number of general practitioners per 100,000 population standardised by weighting.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many single general practitioner surgeries there are in each local authority area in descending order.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many single-handed GP practices there are in West Lancashire.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners are practising in Essex; what the ratio of GPs to patients is in (a) Essex and (b) England; and what the equivalent ratios...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many visits to general practitioners in England were recorded in the last 12 months; and how this data is collected.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the provision of night-time services by general practitioners in the London borough of Hillingdon.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to enable consumers to exercise choice on whether to consume genetically modified ingredients and products derived from genetically...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for health what percentage of patients in each primary care trust in England are currently being seen in genito-urinary medicine clinics within the 48 hour target in...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was spent on genitor-urinary medicine clinics by each primary care trust (PCT) in England in each of the last three years; and what the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to increase the funding to the genito-urinary medicine clinics in London.

      Health and Social Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her oral statement of 30 January 2006, Official Report, column 21, on health and social care services, which programmes have been financed by...

      Health and Social Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the members of the citizens' panel who worked with her Department throughout the development of the White Paper on Health and Social Care Services...

      Health and Social Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the introduction of the single assessment of health and social care needs proposed in the Health and Social Care White Paper will differ from the...

      Health Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the Health Committee by Mr. Richard Douglas of 6 December 2005, HC (2005–06) 736-i, on public expenditure on health and...

      Health Issues (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements she has for regular meetings with the Health Minister in the National Assembly for Wales to discuss health issues and share best practice.

      Health Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the potential savings arising from merging (a) ambulance trusts, (b) strategic health authorities and (c) primary care...

      Health Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that no jobs are lost at the headquarters of the Morecambe Bay primary care trust as a result of the proposed reorganisation.

      Health Service Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge strategic health authority on the effect of the formula governing revenue...

      Health Suppliers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) her Department, (b) Connecting for Health and (c) other NHS bodies have unfulfilled contractual minimum volume order obligations to local...

      Health White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to initiate the review of the funding arrangements for NHS walk-in centres described in paragraph 3.34, of the White Paper, Our Health, Our...

      Health White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with what frequency she expects directors of public health and directors of adult social services to undertake joint reviews of the health and well-being...

      Health White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she plans to redefine and strengthen the role of directors of public health as proposed in paragraph 2.58 of the White Paper, Our Health, Our Care,...

      Health White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to introduce a social marketing strategy as described in paragraph 2.39, of the White Paper, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say, what she plans...

      Health White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to launch a national campaign to increase awareness and understanding of direct payments as described in paragraph 4.28 of the White Paper,...

      Healthcare Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases over six months old are awaiting determination by the Healthcare Commission; what percentage this represents of the total number of cases...

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the extent to which the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on the use of Herceptin to treat...

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have been treated for (a) heroin addiction and (b) heroin-related illnesses in each of the last five years, broken down by age.

      Hillingdon Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the additional costs falling upon (a) Hillingdon Primary Care Trust and (b) Hillingdon Hospital Trust from Heathrow Airport.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department has allocated to fund research on HIV preventative technologies in each year since 1997; how this research has been co-ordinated;...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 24 November 2004, Official Report, column 2280W, on HIV/AIDS, for what reasons the funding was not increased between...

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospices in England receive funding from the national health service.

      Hospital Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals have been built in England in each year since 1997.

      Hospital Deficits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list all hospitals facing a deficit in this financial year, broken down by constituency; and what each hospital's month nine forecast is of...

      Hospital Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department is taking to ensure hospitals have enough trained staff to operate specialist medical equipment in NHS hospitals; and if...

      ICAS Contract (West Midlands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the ICAS contract for the West Midlands will be announced; and if she will write to the Citizens Advice Bureau informing them of this date.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department concerning the use of identity cards as NHS entitlement cards.

      Independent Complaints and Advocacy Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to award the contract for the Independent Complaints and Advocacy Service in the (a) West Midlands, (b) south west, (c) north west and...

      Independent Complaints and Advocacy Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements her Department has made to ensure that (a) patients in the (i) West Midlands, (ii) South West, (iii) the North West and (iv) the North...

      Independent Complaints and Advocacy Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason each new contract for complaints and advocacy services was not awarded to the existing provider.

      Independent Complaints and Advocacy Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the impact on accessibility for patients to complaints and advocacy services of the reduced number of centres.

      Independent Complaints and Advocacy Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements her Department has made to ensure that (a) patients in Tamworth will have access to an independent complaints and advocacy service when...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many independent sector treatment centres have not fulfilled their quotas of treatments in the last three years.

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the current stockpile is of antiviral drugs for use in the event of an influenza pandemic; and whether she plans to stockpile the antiviral drug Relenza.

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the current size of the Tamiflu stockpile is; whether she plans to supplement this stockpile with alternative antivirals; when she plans to issue...

      Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of general practitioners use the national programme for IT in the NHS; and what the target is for usage by the end of (a)...

      Institutional Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate the Government have made of the total weekly costs of full-time institutional care.

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2006, Official Report, column 1670W, on intensive care, what information is held by the National Intensive Care Bed...

      Learning Disability Services.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the pension rights will be of staff in the Leicestershire Partnership Learning Disability Service if the proposed integration of their service...

      Lupus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the NHS has to publicise and raise awareness of Lupus in 2006.

      Macmillan Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Macmillan nurses are working within the NHS in London.

      Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times for general practitioner referrals to the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital were (a) at the latest date for which figures are...

      Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for tertiary referrals at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the last period for which figures are available.

      Married Couples (Care Homes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many married couples are being cared for in separate state-run care homes in England.

      Meals on Wheels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on (a) the role of Meals on Wheels in providing elderly people with a warm meal and (b) the work of the volunteers who...

      Medicine Use Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many medicine use reviews have been conducted in each month since November 2005; and how many such reviews her Department estimated would be...

      Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received regarding the proposal by the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency to increase application and licensing fees.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken towards (a) developing, implementing and reinforcing comprehensive mental health policies as outlined in the 12 areas for...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Department's plans are for the distribution of the document Everybody's business" service guide for older people's mental health services.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what qualifications are necessary to work in the NHS as (a) a psychotherapist, (b) a cognitive behavioural therapist and (c) other types of therapist.

      Ministerial Travel/Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions since 7 July she has used the London Underground in connection with her official duties.

      Ministerial Travel/Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS hospitals she has visited in each month since May 2005.

      MMR Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) Hertfordshire have been given (i) the single MMR vaccine and (ii) the three separate vaccines in each...

      Mobile Telephone Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies her Department has carried out into the health effects of mobile telephone masts since March 2003; and if she will make a statement.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of MRSA there have been in each hospital in Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have (a) successfully claimed and (b) attempted to claim compensation for contracting MRSA in each of the Lancashire hospitals in each of...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what incidence of MRSA has been recorded in Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust since April 2005.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many MRSA cases have occurred in (a) the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood and (b) each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Multiple Technology Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the review of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's multiple technology process will take place.

      National IT Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the full lifecycle business case estimate is of the total cost of the national programme for IT, including the cost of local implementation.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department is taking to increase awareness of neuroblastoma; (2) what treatments for neuroblastoma are available on the NHS.

      NHS Access (Foreign Visitors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the system for regulating foreign visitors' access to NHS treatment; for what reason there is no obligation for foreign...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls NHS Direct received in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her statement of 15 November 2005, Official Report, column 843, on NHS finance, what evidence was used to support her statement that the...

      NHS Life Check

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she plans to take to ensure that those people who would most benefit from the NHS Life Check proposed in the Health and Social Care White Paper...

      NHS Neurologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to increase the number of NHS neurologists in Shropshire.

      NHS Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many directors of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts in England are 50 years or over and entitled to take early pensions from the NHS.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff have been placed by NHS Professionals since its inception.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS walk-in centres she plans to be fully operational in England by April 2010.

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence assesses qualitative research in its appraisal of technologies and treatments; (2)...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence spent on employing health appraisal economists to assess the cost of treatments...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will list National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence appraisals that have taken full account of quality of life issues; (2)...

      NSPCC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) projects and (b) services run by the NSPCC have received funding from her Department in each of the last three years; how much funding was...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses work in NHS hospitals in the East Riding of Yorkshire; and how many of them are employed via an agency.

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses work in NHS hospitals in the Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth primary care trust; and how many of them were employed via agencies in the...

      Nye Bevan Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health why no Nye Bevan Awards have been made since 2000.

      Obesity (Doncaster, North)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children in the Doncaster North constituency were estimated to be obese in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations have been undertaken in primary care settings in each year since 1997.

      Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which trusts are restricting the number of operations they carry out until the 2006–07 financial year.

      Ostomy Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on the consultation Arrangements for the Provision of Dressings, Incontinence Appliances, Stoma Appliances, Chemical...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to reply to the question of 17 January 2006 (44309) from the hon. Member for Hertsmere regarding colon cancer screening.

      Patient-led Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under the health reform in England proposals, who will have overall responsibility for the patient in the patient-led framework; whether primary care...

      Payment by Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under the health reform in England proposals for the system of payment by results, whether the tariff to enable the system will take account of (a)...

      Payment by Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under the health reform in England proposals for a tariff to be used to enable the system of payment by results, what (a) advice and (b) expertise will be...

      Pension Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will estimate the net present value of accrued pension liabilities in respect of (a) present and (b) former employees of her Department and its...

      Pharmacy Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will estimate the number of pharmacists who (a) do not provide pharmacy services on Saturdays and (b) provide restricted services on Saturdays.

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the number of physiotherapy graduates who are yet to find their first NHS post; and what methods she uses to collect...

      Post Mortem Examinations (Stillborn Viable Babies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what facilities are available for the carrying out of post mortem examinations upon still born viable babies from the Ashford, Kent and Canterbury and...

      Post Mortem Examinations (Stillborn Viable Babies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she collects on the length of time waited before carrying out of post mortem examinations upon viable babies still born in the Ashford,...

      Pregnancies (Terminations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which categories of NHS premises are authorised to conduct terminations of pregnancies; what plans she has to increase the number of authorised premises;...

      Prescription Charges/Items

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has paid in VAT (a) on prescriptions and (b) in total in each year since 1997.

      Prescription Charges/Items

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the net ingredient cost of prescription items dispensed by (a) the NHS and (b) Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust was in each year since 2000; (2)...

      Prevenar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost of introducing the vaccine Prevenar on the NHS.

      Prevenar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the (a) number and (b) timing of doses of Prevenar required to protect children from invasive infections.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the end-of-year financial status was of each primary care trust (PCT) in Essex and Suffolk in each of the last five years; and how many (a)...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the likely change in the unitary charge applicable to the St. Bartholomew's and the London Hospitals NHS Trust private...

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the (a) care and (b) safety of patients treated in the private sector as NHS patients.

      Protection of Children/Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals referred to her Department for inclusion on the (a) Protection of Children Act 1978 list and (b) Protection of Vulnerable Adults list...

      Psychosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis in the last three years had access to an early intervention team.

      Quality Management and Analysis System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the prevalence of disease data collected through the quality management and analysis system was for each quarter for which data are available for (a)...

      Recruitment of Bailiffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) her Department and (b) NHS trusts have spent on fees for bailiffs recruited to collect payments for anti-viral drugs from people residing in...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what form the entitlement to respite care proposed in the Health and Social Care White Paper will take; (2) what steps she plans to take to...

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will increase the settlement for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for the 2006–07 financial year.

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to help the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital tackle MRSA infections.

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born in Royal Shrewsbury hospital in (a) 1999 and (b) 2005.

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has plans to increase the number of posts for trainee nurses at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients with lung cancer were treated at the Royal Shrewsbury hospital in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005.

      Royston Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of Royston hospital.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many school nurses there are in Cumbria; and where they are located.

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records she keeps of the number of persons with convictions or cautions for sex offences employed (a) by the NHS and (b) within the NHS who have...

      Sexual Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps (a) to improve rapid access to sexual health services and (b) to develop provision of sexual health services in primary care.

      Sexually-transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed in (a) England, (b) London, (c) the London borough of Hillingdon and (d) Uxbridge...

      Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much VAT the Southport and Ormskirk hospitals paid the Exchequer for drugs purchased by the hospital in (a) 2001, (b) 2003 and (c) 2005.

      St. Mary's Hospital, Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals have been submitted to her Department to re-open St. Mary's hospital in Armley, West Leeds, as a local health centre; and if she will make...

      Stoma and Other Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what responses she has received to her Department's consultation document on the provision of Stoma and other appliances; and if she will make a statement.

      Taphoorn Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the report by Martin Taphoorn and others entitled Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Glioblastoma: A...

      Therapeutic and Recovery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what therapeutic and recovery services are available in (a) West Yorkshire, (b) Wakefield District and (c) Normanton constituency for under 16s who have...

      Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department will reply to the Freedom of Information request by the Centre for International Public Health Policy, School of Health in Social...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the proposals in Stopping Tuberculosis in England in (a) Southend and (b) England.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which 10 areas in England had the highest rates of tuberculosis infection in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of tuberculosis were reported in each of the last five years in the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area.

      Turnaround Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 17 January 2006, Official Report, column 1294W on turnaround teams, if she will publish the turnaround team's assessment of...

      Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Food Standards Agency is developing guidance for vending machines in public service buildings; and if she will make a statement.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Wakefield District have had to wait more than (i) one month, (ii) two months and (iii) three months for an...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average out-patient waiting times for (a) all hospital referrals and (b) referrals to hospitals from general practitioners were on (i) 1 January...

      Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS walk-in centres are funded centrally; and when their funding will become the responsibility of primary care trusts.

      Worcestershire Royal Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, column 726W, on Worcestershire Royal hospital, when the hon. Member for West Worcestershire...

      Working with Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people on (a) the sex offenders' register and (b) her Department's list of individuals who are considered unsuitable to work with children have...

      Working with Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been on her Department's list of individuals who are considered unsuitable to work with children in each of the last five years.

  • Education and Skills

    • Academic/Support Staff (Pay)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the total funding from Rewarding and Developing Staff rounds 1 and 2 has been spent directly on pay for existing academic and...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of academies select some of their pupils by aptitude.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) single men, (b) single women and (c) couples have adopted children in each of the last five years.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were adopted in each of the last five years.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) single men, (b) single women and (c) couples have adopted children in West Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Admissions Appeals (Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many parents in (a) East Riding of Yorkshire and (b) Hull made appeals against schools which did not offer their child a place in each...

      Adult Education/Learning Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average cost is of providing an additional adult education place in 2005–06.

      Adult Education/Learning Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many adult education students attended courses in Essex in each of the last five years; what adult education courses are offered in...

      Adult Education/Learning Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research her Department has commissioned into the social profile of adult learners.

      Adult Education/Learning Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many neighbourhood learning centres were set up following the report of the policy action team of the Social Exclusion Unit in 1999; and...

      Adult Education/Learning Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average level of employer contributions was to fees for further education adult learning programmes in the last year for which...

      Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many arson attacks on schools resulted in building losses in excess of £100,000 in each year since 1996; (2) what guidance...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice her Department has issued to schools concerning the health and safety of pupils and staff in the event of an outbreak of avian...

      Beacon Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the criteria are for the awarding of Beacon status by her Department; and if she will make a statement; (2) whether there is a...

      Bichard Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff are employed in the Bichard Implementation Project Division.

      Bichard Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the consultancy firms involved in the Bichard Implementation Project Division; what the cost is of those consultants; how...

      Biometric Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the legal basis is for the collection and retention of biometric information of school children by schools without parental...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what steps the Government are taking to tackle bullying in schools; (2) what statistics the Government holds on bullying in schools;...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what resources she has allocated to the Anti Bullying Alliance in each year since 2003; for what purposes the resources are allocated; and...

      Care Support Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support services are available for children leaving care in (a) the Wakefield District and (b) Normanton constituency.

      Care Support Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of young people who left care in the last 12 months in (a) Wakefield district and (b) Normanton constituency are in...

      Care Support Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children left care in the Wakefield district and Normanton constituency in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; and how many have left care.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what cross-departmental arrangements exist for the formation of child care policy.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places have (a) opened and (b) closed in West Lancashire since 2003.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research the Department has undertaken to estimate the level of informal child care provision; and what changes there have been in...

      Child Contact

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the future of the New Approaches to Contact Early Intervention Project.

      Child Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action she has taken on the recommendations on the regulation of child employment contained in the report by the Better Regulation...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what child protection procedures are in place to ensure that community service sentences carried out in schools do not pose a risk to children.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many appeals to the tribunal established under section 9 of the Protection of Children Act 1999 against a decision (a) to give a...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of people included on the list kept under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1999 have been permitted...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of people included on the list kept under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1999 are prohibited from...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether anyone included on the list kept under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1999 is teaching in schools.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice her Department issues to schools on the interpretation of the criminal record checks of new staff.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) other staff working in schools have served a prison sentence exceeding one year.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) other staff working in schools have a conviction for (i) violence, (ii) illegal drugs and (iii) theft.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what regulations apply to private tutors in relation in the safeguarding of children.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidelines her Department has issued on the employment of supply teachers in schools in relation to the safeguarding of children.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of teachers reported to her Department by the police, in accordance with Annex A, Schedule 2 of Home Office Circular 45/86,...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received on requirements for criminal record checks on those working in (a) crèches providing care for a...

      Children and Family Court Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she has taken to improve the (a) service and (b) efficiency of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service; and...

      Children's Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she has taken to reduce central management costs of the Children's Fund; and what savings have been made as a consequence.

      Children's Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the nature of the grants made in 2004–05 through the children's fund.

      Children's Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many national and regional training sessions, seminars and conferences were held with social care, education and healthcare providers in...

      Children's Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the estimated costs are to (a) her Department and (b) Government agencies of the establishment of each children's trust, broken down by...

      City Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the (a) names of and (b) donations made by sponsors of each city academy.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size was in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in (i) England, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) West Lancashire...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the cost to her Department of the climate change levy in 2004–05.

      Compensation Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the total amount paid out by schools in compensation claims in 2004–05.

      Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the ratio of children to computers was at each primary school in (a) Kingston and Surbiton, (b) London and (c) England in each of the...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent assessment she has made of the performance of Connexions Partnerships.

      Creationism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her policy is on the teaching of creationism as a subject in schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list (a) individuals and (b) companies who have (i) donated money to and (ii) sponsored projects run by her Department where the...

      Departmental Recruitment/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many job advertisements were placed by her Department (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a recruitment...

      Departmental Recruitment/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total number of civil service posts is in (a) her Department and (b) the Office for Standards in Education; and what the numbers...

      Disability Equality Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in England have published disability equality schemes.

      Dysfluent Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance is given to schools regarding children who stammer; and what assessment she has made of services provided to help dysfluent...

      Child Protection (Ministerial Statement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the provisions announced in her Statement of 19 January 2006, Official Report, columns 966–70, apply to (a) sixth form...

      Education Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many directions made under section 142 of the Education Act 2002 were revoked in each year since 2002.

      Education Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will make a statement on the operation of section 159 of the Education Act 2002; (2) how many proprietors were prosecuted for...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether capital devolved to local education authorities (LEAs) is controlled by (a) LEAs and (b) schools; whether foundation schools have...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to increase flexibility in the use of devolved capital funding.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students aged 16 to 18 years are in receipt of education maintenance allowance in each institution in Hillingdon Local Education...

      Education Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what methodology she uses to calculate education productivity.

      Education White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will publish all the research undertaken to support the structural changes proposed in the White Paper, Higher Standards, Better...

      Education White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when her Department will publish the study conducted by the Institute of Education into the Government White Paper on Education.

      Efficiency Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much is expected to be saved as a result of meeting the civil service work force reductions targets for her Department set out in the...

      Efficiency Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the agreed efficiency target for her Department set out in the 2004 Spending Review is to be cashable; and under what budget...

      Efficiency Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what total efficiency savings were achieved by her Department in 2004–05; and whether these count towards the agreed efficiency target...

      Efficiency Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what baseline figures she is using for assessing progress on her Department's targets to reduce the total number of (a) civil service posts...

      Efficiency Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what interim targets she has set for achieving (a) the agreed efficiency target for her Department and (b) the civil service workforce...

      E-learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures have been taken to extend the use of e-learning in further education colleges; and what effect these measures have had on...

      E-learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of maintained schools offer access to e-learning resources both in and out of school.

      Estate Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent steps she has taken to modernise the further education estate; and what assessment she has made of the effect on costs of these...

      Eton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what investigations are planned to be undertaken into the assertion by Ms Sarah Forsyth, formerly a teacher at Eton, that she helped with...

      European Institute of Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her policy is on the proposals put forward by the European Commission to establish a European institute of technology.

      Examination Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she has taken to improve the efficiency of public examinations; and what savings have been made as a consequence.

      Expertise Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list examples of the sharing of expertise between special and mainstream schools, referred to on page 55 of the White Paper...

      External Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Department in any capacity...

      External Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list external courses to which section 8.14 of her Department's Resource Accounts 2004–05 refers.

      External Security Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of schools that are regularly patrolled by an external security service.

      Foundation Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2005, Official Report, column 1959W, on schools, how many and what proportion of foundation schools...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to paragraph 54 of Priorities for Success, which courses that currently carry nine or fewer guided learning hours she plans to...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of adult further education 19 plus students in (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06 were (i) full-time and (ii) part-time.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of adult further education 19 plus students were (a) employed, (b) self-employed, (c) unemployed and (d) economically...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to improve the performance of pupils who attain fewer than five GCSEs or equivalent at grade A* to G.

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of pupils in (a) each Fresh Start school achieved five or more GCSE passes in 2004–05 and (b) in each of...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of students in maintained schools gained five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C in each year since 1995.

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1133W, on examination results, how many and what proportion of pupils who...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of 15-year-olds (a) sat and (b) obtained a GCSE at A*-C in a foreign language in each year since 2000, broken down by local...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of 15-year-olds achieved one or more GCSE at grades A* to C in each year since 1996.

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will list the local education authorities where fewer than 90 per cent. of 15-year-olds attained five or more GCSEs or...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of 15 year olds were entered for qualifications equivalent to five or more GCSEs in each year since 1996.

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in Peterborough achieved five or more A*-C grades at GCSE in 2005.

      General Teaching Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1134W, on the General Teaching Council, what proportion of the cases...

      Geography Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the planned allocation of resources from the Geography Development Fund in 2006–07.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will set out the changes in staffing (a) levels and (b) patterns made in response to the Gershon Review's conclusions.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the implications of the Education White Paper for compliance with the Gershon Review of Public Expenditure.

      GNVQs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what proportion of pupils aged 15 years were entered for GNVQs in the last academic year for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many grammar schools (a) with and (b) without sixth forms are (i) community schools, (ii) voluntary aided schools, (iii) voluntary...

      Head Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of morale among head teachers.

      Higher Education (Pay)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance was given to the Higher Education Funding Council for England on how the second round of Rewarding and Developing Staff...

      Higher Education (Pay)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what sum has been allocated under the Rewarding and Developing Staff initiative to the Higher Education Funding Council for England's...

      Higher Level Teaching Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many higher level teaching assistants are working in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each local education authority.

      Home-Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the role of Home-Start in supporting families; how much funding will be provided for Home-Start in...

      Human Resources Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the cost of developing the human resource strategy Delivering Through People; which consultancies were involved; what projects have...

      Immigrant Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was provided to support newly arrived immigrant children in the last year for which figures are available; and if she will...

      Information and Communication Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to increase the use of information and communication technology in higher education; and what assessment she has...

      Interoperable Tools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the cost of developing standards (a) relating to and (b) monitoring the use of the sharing of interoperable...

      Interoperable Tools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to increase the sharing of interoperable tools and resources across educational institutions and sectors; and what...

      Investors in People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what correspondence she has had with Investors in People (IiP) UK Ltd. on the (a) granting and (b) re-accreditation of IiP status for her...

      IT Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department allocated for school IT systems in each year from 1997 to 2005 in (a) Leicestershire and (b) England.

      Key Skills Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department has allocated for key skills training in secondary schools in (a) Leicestershire and (b) England in each year since...

      Key Stage 3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made on the pilot project to look at the impact of completing Key Stage 3 in two years; and if she will make a statement.

      LEA Administration/Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total expenditure on local education authority administration was in 2004–05; and what the budgeted expenditure is for local...

      LEA Administration/Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the impact on funding would be for a local education authority that did not complete its public consultation on Building Schools for...

      League Tables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the effect of school league tables on the year six curriculum.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact of the reduction in Learning and Skills Council funding to Leicestershire upon community centres...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact on adult learning in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) England of the changes in funding for the...

      Learning Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills where the (a) multi-agency behaviour and education support teams and (b) in-school learning support units are based.

      Lifelong Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made with the introduction of a single quality improvement agency for the lifelong learning sector.

      List 99

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people on list 99 have limited permission to work (a) with some types of children and (b) in certain types of school in Coventry, South.

      Music Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to allocate funds to local authority music service provision after 2008; and if she will make a statement.

      Music Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what annual resources are allocated to local authority music services from the Music Standards Fund (a) in each year between 1995 and 2000...

      Music Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the projected allocations are for each local authority for music service provision from the music standards fund for (a) 2006–07...

      Music Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students have participated in the Wider Opportunities music programme; and what plans are in place to enable students to continue...

      Music Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the outcomes were of the recent departmental Survey of Local Authority Music Services with regard to delivering the objectives of the...

      Music Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in fulfilling the commitment for all primary children to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

      Music Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to guarantee access to music services including learning a musical instrument for all young people.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to improve the structures and delivery of local government services for children and families; and what savings...

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional safeguards local authorities are required to put in place for looked-after children placed out of area; and what assessment...

      Media Coverage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what analysis her Department has conducted of national media coverage of education issues in the past 12 months.

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school leavers in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear, (d) the North East and (e) England have taken up...

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school leavers in Coventry South took up a modern apprenticeship after the completion of their GCSEs in each year since 1997.

      Modern Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the planned allocation of funding committed to the teaching of modern languages in schools; and on what...

      Newcastle Community High School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the benefits of trust school status will be for standards at Newcastle community high school in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

      Non-governmental Organisation Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the non-governmental organisations financially supported by her Department in the 2005–06 financial year.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she has taken to reduce the costs of Ofsted inspections; and what savings have been made as a consequence.

      Online Ordering (Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to develop and maintain an online ordering catalogue for schools; and what the effect of these measures were on costs.

      Outreach Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools employ dedicated home-school outreach workers, broken down by local education authority.

      PE Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the projected numbers are of physical education teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools for (i) 2006–07, (ii)...

      Pensions Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total pensions liability is of the state education sector.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of schoolchildren meet the Government's target of two hours physical education each week in schools; how many of those...

      Post-16 Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school-leavers in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear, (d) the North East and (e) England (i)...

      Primary School Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to reduce the rate at which changes to the administrative procedures undertaken by head teachers of primary schools...

      Pupil Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) shortest and (b) longest fixed period is for a pupil exclusion, short of permanent exclusion.

      Pupil Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils have been excluded from school in (a) Uxbridge, (b) the London borough of Hillingdon and (c) Greater London in the last 10...

      Pupil Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the funding per pupil is for 2005–06 in (a) Shrewsbury constituency, (b) Bolton West constituency, (c) Sedgefield constituency,...

      Pupil Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on producing the Performance and Assessment reports in each year since 2002.

      Pupil Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the review of pupil registration regulations.

      Research Assessment Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to change the frequency of the Research Assessment Exercise for higher education institutions.

      Rewarding and Developing Staff Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what outcome there has been from the rewarding and developing staff initiative.

      Rewarding and Developing Staff Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been spent under round (a) one and (b) two of the rewarding and developing staff initiative in implementing the single...

      Rewarding and Developing Staff Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures are in place for (a) monitoring expenditure of public money on the rewarding and developing staff initiative and (b) assessing...

      Rewarding and Developing Staff Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the overall funding allocated to the Higher Education Funding Council for England under the rewarding and developing staff...

      Safeguarding Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the likely effect on child protection teams of the withdrawal of the Safeguarding Grant; and if she will...

      Safer School Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the White Paper Higher Standards, Better Schools for All, how many (a) safer school partnerships and (b) children's trusts have...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to reduce the costs to higher education institutions of accountability, quality and reporting requirements; and...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research her Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on the relationship between school admissions policies and levels of...

      School Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will issue best practice guidance to assist promoters of new schools in designing admission policies.

      School Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills under what circumstances trust schools would be able to dispose of assets; and whether restrictions are planned on the use to which money...

      School Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the merits of leaving local authorities in control of school assets in the context of the Education White Paper.

      Schools Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the capital value is of the land and buildings occupied by state secondary schools in England.

      School Commissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will name the new schools which have been commissioned through the competitive process, broken down by local education authority; and...

      School Dinners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to encourage local authorities to provide hot school dinners.

      School Dinners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) in what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools hot lunches are cooked (i) on and (ii) off the school premises in (A)...

      School Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what weight has been given to the (a) sparsity and (b) deprivation factors in the school funding settlement in (i) 2006–07 and (ii)...

      School Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average financial position of (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools was in each local education authority at the latest...

      School Leavers (Peterborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people have left school at 16 years of age in (a) parliamentary Peterborough constituency and (b) Peterborough local education...

      School Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what steps she has taken to ensure improved efficiency in respect of the procurement of school maintenance; and what savings have been...

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total area in hectares of school playing fields was in each year since 1995.

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school playing fields in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire have been sold since May 1997.

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what records are kept by her Department of the (a) number and (b) area of school playing fields in England; (2) whether there is a...

      School Staff (Checks)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures are in place to ensure that foreign nationals working as teachers do not have criminal convictions in their countries of...

      School Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures (a) New Brompton college in Medway, (b) South Leeds high school, (c) Hornby high school in Lancashire, (d) the Myrtle Springs...

      Schools-focused Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to integrate schools-focused websites; and what the effect of these measures was on costs.

      Science GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the timetable (a) the double award science GCSE and (b) the new science GCSE and additional science GCSE are expected to...

      Scientific Research Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to improve strategic asset planning at the Scientific Research Investment Fund; and what savings have been made as...

      Scientific Research Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to reduce staff time required for the completion of applications to the Scientific Research Investment Fund; and...

      Scientific Research Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to introduce wholly electronic administration of all processes relating to the Scientific Research Investment Fund;...

      Setting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what independent research she has evaluated on best practice in setting by ability in schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what powers parents have to find out the content of their children's sex education in schools.

      Skills Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people aged (a) 30 to 39 years, (b) 40 to 49 years and (c) 50 years and over received skills training in (i) South Yorkshire and...

      Skills Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the provision of skills training in Easington constituency; and what opportunities there are for the...

      Small Group Tuition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which local education authorities will receive funds from that part of the Dedicated Schools Grant earmarked for small group tuition; and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was available for special educational needs in primary schools in the last year for which figures are available; and if she...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to promote more effective (a) measurement of and (b) accountability for progress made by pupils with special...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children with special educational needs have been refused admission to (a) foundation schools, (b) academies and (c) proposed trust...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many admission cases to (a) foundation schools, (b) academies and (c) proposed trust schools have been referred to an independent...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with groups representing children with special educational needs on admissions...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with potential sponsors of proposed trust schools in relation to admissions...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children are receiving special needs provisions in Lancashire.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many teachers have had special needs training since qualification since 1997; (2) how many hours training is given to special...

      Special Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Norfolk have been in special measures in each of the last five years; and how many of them...

      Special Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in West Lancashire were in special measures in each of the last five years; and how many of...

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received relating to the specialist school achievement, Immersion programme.

      Sprinkler Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what is her Department's policy on the inclusion of sprinkler systems in new schools; (2) if she will make regulations to ensure that...

      Sprinkler Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what proportion of new schools built in each year since 1996 had sprinkler systems; (2) what estimate she has made of the number of...

      Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the target level of employment, expressed as full-time equivalents, is in her Department by April 2008 in order to meet her...

      Standards Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much from the Standards Fund was (a) spent by local education authorities and (b) devolved to schools in 2004–05; and what the...

      Streaming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made towards the application of streaming in schools as recommended in the Government's 1997 manifesto; and if she...

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent estimate she has made of the annual amount of student debt that is written off.

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to increase the proportion of student loans repayments due which are collected; and what assessment she has made of...

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what restrictions there are on the Student Loan Company that prevent it from sharing information about its borrowers with (a) other lenders...

      Student Participation Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the participation rate of each age group in (a) higher education and (b) first degree courses in (i) Milton Keynes and (ii) England was...

      Student Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the (a) costs incurred and (b) savings made as a consequence of the centralisation and electronic processing...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on supply teachers in each of the last three financial years; and what the forecast amount is for each of the next three...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the unit cost per child was of the Sure Start Local Programme (SSLP) and children's centres in SSLP areas in 2004–05; and what...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she has taken to bring Sure Start Local Programme financial management and monitoring under local authority control; and what...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people who began SureStart courses completed them in each year for which figures are available.

      Teacher Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2006, Official Report, column 1617W, on teacher convictions, how many relevant (a) convictions and (b)...

      Teacher Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2006, Official Report, column 1617W, on teacher convictions, how many registered teachers have been...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of those who completed a teacher training course in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005 are employed in England as teachers.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers there were in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the last year for which figures are available.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching vacancies, including positions filled by temporary staff, there are in secondary schools in (a) Leicester and (b) England.

      Teachers

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