Written answers

Thursday, 16 March 2006

  • Solicitor-General

    • Case Adjournments

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to reduce the number of unnecessary adjournments in the courts.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what recent assessment he has made of the value for money provided by the Crown Prosecution Service.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office is meeting its performance targets.

      Electoral Registrations

      To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment he has made of the conduct of prosecutions in relation to the non-completion of electoral registration forms since 1997.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Solicitor-General what his policy is in respect of prosecuting (a) citizens of the UK and (b) non-UK nationals resident in the United Kingdom who have (i) taken-up arms against UK or...

  • Education and Skills

    • School Repairs (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will visit Leicester to discuss school repairs.

    • Trust Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what powers new trust schools will have beyond those already available to foundation schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Three-tier Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the Government's policy on three-tier education.

      Truancy (West Midlands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the truancy levels in schools in Coventry, South and the west midlands were in the last period for which figures are available.

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to increase the numbers of young people involved in volunteering activities.

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of adults who enrolled for (a) further education courses and (b) adult and community learning courses already had...

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made towards (a) improving the basic skill levels of adults, (b) ensuring that one million adults in the work force...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the availability of child care for parents who work at weekends; and if she will make a statement.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many childminders have been registered since the introduction of the new light touch voluntary accreditation scheme announced in Budget 2004.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what capital investment from her Department has been spent on the provision of child care services for three and four-year-olds; and if she...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what child care services the additional capital investment in (a) 2006–07 and (b) 2007–08 will fund; and if she will make a...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what types of early interventions children's centres are expected to offer families with a disabled child; (2) how many disabled...

      Degree Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she plans to take to reconcile (a) the two year accelerated degrees proposed in the 2003 Higher Education White Paper and (b) the...

      Degree Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to protect four-year mechanical engineering courses following the proposed three cycle degree system under the Bologna...

      Degree Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance she has issued to higher education institutions on how best to engage with the Bologna process.

      European Institute of Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received from higher education establishments on the European Commission's proposal to establish a European...

      European Institute of Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the European Commission's proposal to establish a European Institute of Technology.

      Exam Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, column 678W, on exam results, what the average A level attainment of entrants to...

      Labour Market Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what forecasts of future skills and labour market needs have been carried out in each of the local Learning and Skills Council areas; and...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects to give a substantive answer to question reference 55453, on early years programme funds, tabled by the right hon. Member...

      Special Advisers (Overseas Visits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many overseas visits special advisers in her Department made in an official capacity since January 2004; what places were visited; and...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many graduates are waiting for their 2004–05 student loan repayments to be transferred from HM Revenue and Customs to the Student...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Sure Start places there are in each local authority area of England; and how many places there are per 10,000 children in each...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the Government will report on progress on the Sure Start targets of an increase in the proportion of children with (a) satisfactory...

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancy in the eastern region.

      Top-up Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research her Department has commissioned on the likely impact of the new top-up fees regime on the number of EU domiciled students...

  • Prime Minister

    • Aircraft Sales (Iran)

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date he was first informed of the letter written by Mr. David Mills to Baroness Symons in 2002 on Government assistance for the sale of aircraft to Iran.

    • Alistair Campbell

      To ask the Prime Minister what work Mr. Alistair Campbell has undertaken for the Government since January 2005.

      Cabinet Discussions (Iran)

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what basis the decision was first taken that the right hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Tessa Jowell) should not participate in Cabinet discussions on...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Prime Minister what the total cost of building work at 10 Downing Street has been in the last three years.

      Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has been informed by the House of Lords Appointments Committee of the reasons why certain recent nominees for a peerage were rejected; and if he will make a...

      Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will reconsider his Department's response to the recommendation of the Public Administration Select Committee to set up an independent honours commission; and if...

      In-patient Treatment

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many people were waiting more than 15 months for in-patient treatment in (a) March 1997 and (b) January 2006.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister when he expects the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett) to move out of the Home Secretary's official residence.

      Patronage

      To ask the Prime Minister when he expects the House of Lords Appointments Commission to give its approval to the latest list of nominations for the peerage; and if he will make a statement.

      Peerages

      To ask the Prime Minister what factors he took into account in recommending Sir Nigel Crisp for a peerage; and if he will make a statement.

      State Opening of Parliament

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had on the Sovereign's role in the State Opening of Parliament.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will increase expenditure on flood risk prevention measures, including the maintenance of existing defences.

    • Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what percentage margin of error she has allowed for her predictions of sea level rise on the East coast of England over...

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Treasury on setting a figure of 4.5 mm a year for sea level rise over the next 100...

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the degree of variation between national and local data on sea level rise (a) along the...

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what account is taken in the allocation of capital grants for flood and river defence schemes between coastal and inland...

      Flood Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what representations her Department has received on the availability of insurance to those who have been affected by...

      Mobile Telephone Masts (Guildford)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has issued notice of contractual terminations to mobile phone companies relating to mobile telephone...

      Pandemic Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to ensure continuity of satisfactory water supplies in the event of an outbreak of pandemic...

      Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what monitoring the Government undertakes of nitrous oxide levels in water supplies in (a) Bedfordshire and (b) England; and...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her Department's policy is on biofuels; (2) what support her Department gives to the agricultural sector to grow...

      Rights-of-way Modification Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what average length of time local authorities in England took to make rights-of-way modification orders in 2004–05; how...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) minimum and (b) maximum temperature change the Hadley Centre has predicted for each decade of the next 100 years.

  • Transport

    • Aviation White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he plans to meet the commitment in the 2003 Aviation White Paper to report by the end of 2006 on progress on the policies and proposals in the Paper.

    • Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ensure that the Crossrail fleet is built in Great Britain.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many jobs in his Department have been relocated to Wales since 2001.

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) public speeches and (b) official visits he has made on departmental business since 5 May 2005; and how many letters he sent in this period.

      Pensioners Concessionary Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding has been allocated to each local authority for the provision of free off-peak bus travel for pensioners from April 2006; and whether this...

      Private Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of his private office was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions he has had with GNER on the east coast main line service out of King's Cross in 2005; (2) when he was first informed that GNER...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by how much the cost of a standard return rail ticket between Stockport and London Euston purchased on the day of travel has changed since 1997.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of delays on the rail network he attributes to (a) Network Rail and (b) train operating companies (i) since the creation of Network...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the economic impact on Plymouth of the proposed new First Great Western timetable.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the (a) reliability, (b) punctuality and (c) frequency of trains running to and from Staffordshire; what plans he has to...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the definitions of Act of God used by the train operating companies in relation to train cancellations.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of railway stations are covered by closed circuit television equipment; if he will list the stations so covered; what plans are in...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the railway stations in Cumbria which do not have (a) waiting rooms, (b) toilets and (c) disabled access; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what budget has been allocated for each of the next three years to make railway stations comply with the Disability Discrimination Acts (DDAs) of 1995...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his Department's work with (a) Network Rail and (b) train operating companies to reduce petty crime at major rail stations.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list each Government-funded station redevelopment project announced since 1997; what the (a) initial cost estimates and (b) target...

      Regeneration (Teesside)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact on regeneration in Teesside in the last two years of the use of Article 14 directives.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in (a) his Department, (b) the Highways Agency and (c) other agencies and organisations funded by his Department work on (i) road safety...

      Transport Services (Greater Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in implementing the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study in (a) Tameside metropolitan borough and (b) Stockport...

      Transport Services (Greater Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with Stagecoach Manchester on their bus strategy for South Manchester.

      Transport Services (Greater Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the (a) potential effect of the proposed Hazel Grove A6 Bypass in redirecting Manchester-bound traffic onto the M60...

      Trunk Roads (Lancashire)

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

  • Treasury

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Government have to increase the duty concession for biofuels after 2008.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Revenue and Customs will reply substantively to the letter from the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight dated 1 December 2005, to which an...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many Government Departments overspent in each year between 1997 and 2005; (2) what the combined overspend of all Government Departments was in...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many visits special advisers in his Department made in an official capacity (a) in the UK and (b) abroad since 2000; what places were visited; and how...

      Drug-related Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2006 to the hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Malins), Official Report, columns 1731–32W, on drug-related deaths, if he...

      Earnings Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average earnings were of full-time employees in West Lancashire constituency in April of each year since 2000.

      Employment (Stroud)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Stroud constituency (a) under and (b) over the age of 25 years were long-term unemployed in each year since 1997; and how many people in...

      Energy/Water Efficiency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many approved private finance initiative schemes for the 2004–05 financial year included energy self-generation and water recycling measures; and...

      Fuel Suppliers (Windfall Tax)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for a windfall tax on fuel suppliers.

      Hedge Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to regulate hedge funds.

      Incentive Tools

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has appraised the use of incentive tools applied to public service proposed in Incentives for Change, published by the Public Services...

      Inland Revenue Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will announce his decision on relocation of Inland Revenue staff from Alexandra House, Salisbury following the termination of the lease at the end...

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of insurance premium tax due which has not been paid in the last 10 years.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 6 March 2006, Official Report, column 1106W, on the planning gain supplement, how many responses were submitted to the...

      Population Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his estimate is of the current population of each ward in the West Lancashire constituency based on (a) the 2001 Census, (b) electoral rolls and...

      Property Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of properties sold in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in each year since 1997.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projections he has made for revenue from stamp duty on share transactions in each of the next three financial years.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of time on average his Department's computer system has been accessible to staff working in the Tax Credit Office in each year since...

      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 West Lancashire in the last 12 months.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the administrative cost of delivering tax credits was in each year since the system was introduced, broken down by main category of expenditure...

      Tax Returns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there are circumstances in which HM Revenue and Customs allows a public or private body to carry over its (a) pay-as-you-earn tax and (b) national...

      Trade Balance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the medium- term effect of the recent trends in the balance of trade on the British economy.

      Winter Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the excess winter mortality (a) rate and (b) numbers were for (i) those aged 65 to 80, (ii) those aged over 80, and (iii) all ages in (A) England and...

  • International Development

    • Debt Write-off

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) which countries have had 100 per cent. of their debts written off by the UK since 1997; (2) what the total amount of third-world...

    • Financial Irregularities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many cases of financial irregularities have been recorded in his Department in each of the last five financial years; and if he...

      Lesotho

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to develop twinning and partnership arrangements between Lesotho and the UK.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department provides for programmes to support children orphaned or displaced by the civil war in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what loans have been approved in relation to Nepal in the last two years; and what conditions have been attached to each loan.

      Water (Millennium Development Goal 7)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken to ensure that (a) Millennium Development Goal 7 is met in East Africa and (b) targets to increase...

      Water Fund Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Government has given to the Water Fund Programme in each of the last five years.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Distraction Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will bring forward proposals to tackle distraction crime associated with cold calling.

    • Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 13 February 2006, Official Report, column 1644W, on the Energy Review, when the latest projections will be...

      European Energy Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Government's policy is on a single European energy grid.

      Fusion Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Government have spent on fusion research at Culham (a) directly and (b) through its contribution to EU programmes in the last 10...

      Futures and Options Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made on implementing the outcomes resulting from his Department's participation in the Futures and Options...

      Gas Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what increases in capacity to import gas are planned for winter 2006–07.

      Military Equipment Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has made an assessment of whether UK-owned companies are using foreign subsidiaries to export military equipment to countries which...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many post offices in West Lancashire constituency receive rural support funding; (2) what the value is of the subsidy his...

      Wave Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his Answer of 30 January 2006, Official Report, columns 113–4W, on wave power, what funding his Department has allocated for...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the applications for wind farm developments in Lancashire which have been submitted to his Department for decision.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British service men and women are serving in Afghanistan.

    • C130J Progamme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence why the classified programme on C130J referred to in Chapter 18 of the Ministry of Defence's annual report and accounts was cancelled; what assessment...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether plans are in place to deploy British troops to Darfur; and if he will make a statement.

      Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact on capability of the recent decommissioning of (a) RFA Grey Rover and (b) HMS Spartan; and if he will make a...

      Dismounted Countermine Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the UK's dismounted countermine capability requirement.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel in each of the Services were subject to tests for illegal drug use in each quarter of each of the last five years.

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Eurofighters have been ordered by the UK; and what his latest estimate is of the expected price per aircraft.

      HMS Endurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the nature of repairs required by HMS Endurance are that necessitated the ship docking at Puerto Belgrano in Argentina.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on training given by the Royal Navy to the Iraqi navy since 2003.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers on operational tour in Iraq went absent without leave in each quarter since January 2004.

      Joint Strike Fighter Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many meetings (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) staff from his Department have had with (i) US defence officials and (ii) members of Congress to...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) number of staff in post of nurses is in each of the services.

      Prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral statement of 12 December 2005, Official Report, columns 1119–21, on former Far East Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees...

      Prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written statement of 30 January 2006, Official Report, columns 2–3WS, on the Far East Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees...

      Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) actual strength and (b) establishment is of (i) nurses and (ii) nursing officers in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service.

      Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the suitability of RAF Lyneham for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the (a) actual strength and (b) establishment of (i) engineering technicians, (ii) operator mechanics and (iii) communication technicians in the...

      Veterans Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what preparations have been made for Veterans Day on 27 June.

      Veterans Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department made the decision to hold a Veterans Day on 27 June.

  • Scotland

    • Energy/Water Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of the Department's building programme budget was allocated to (a) energy self-generation and (b) water recycling measures in the...

    • Lockerbie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive regarding the implications of the actions of the Scottish Criminal Records Office in the case of...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Casinos (Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations have been received by her Department (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to a Destination Casino for the City of...

    • Casinos (Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with Manchester City Council regarding their proposals for a Destination Casino...

      English Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many properties (a) owned and (b) managed by English Heritage she has visited as part of her official duties in each of the past...

      English Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will publish the consultants' reports prepared in the development of the forthcoming Heritage White Paper; and if she will make a...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Treasury and (b) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the implementation of the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of problem gamblers.

      Junk Food Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Office of Communications (Ofcom) on the publication of the Ofcom consultation on junk food...

      Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many local authority (a) 50, (b) 25 and (c) under 25 metre swimming pools were (i) opened and (ii) closed in each year since 1997;...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what are the average salaries of (a) all civil servants, (b) full-time civil servants and (c) part-time civil servants, broken down by (i)...

    • Social Exclusion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what funding streams his Department plans to finance in 2006–07 to tackle social exclusion.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many letters have been sent between his Department and the Kent Science Park since July 2004.

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many jobs from his Department have been relocated to Wales since 2001.

      Government Office for the South West

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much it has cost to run the Government Office for the South West in each of the last five years; and how many staff were employed at that Office in each year.

      Greater Manchester

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department has had discussions in respect of reorganising local government (a) structures and (b) functions of the metropolitan districts of Greater...

      Housing (Coventry, South)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what money is available for housing associations to build houses in Coventry South in each of the next three financial years.

      Local Vision Programme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have to amend the governance of the English regional chambers as part of his Department's local vision programme.

      Planning Policy Statement 3

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library copies of each response to his Department's consultation on Planning Policy Statement 3.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will estimate the likely cost to public funds associated with the Thames Gateway regeneration project, including costs in respect of additional urban...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will ensure that expected population growth within Thames Gateway as a consequence of his plans for the area is taken into account in the determination of...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Government has (a) estimated how much affordable key worker housing will need to be made available in the Thames Gateway to meet the staffing needs of...

      Town and Country Planning Act

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will make a statement on the operation of section 97 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended; (2) if he will list the occasions when he...

      Water Usage

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans are in place to include water use reduction measures in building regulations.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Courts (Sitting Hours)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she has to extend the sitting hours of criminal courts; and if she will make a statement.

    • Electoral Commission

      To ask the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the operation of the Electoral Commission.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2193W, on freedom of information, if she will bring forward...

      Immigration Judges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what monitoring is undertaken of the decisions of individual immigration judges; and whether the results indicate that...

      Job Relocation (Wales)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many jobs in her Department have been relocated to Wales since 2001.

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people have been penalised under the Representation of the People Regulations 2001 for failing to return voter...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits

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

    • Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action the Government are taking to encourage local authorities to develop strategies aimed at promoting take-up of benefits; and what...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made in terms of each of the non-contributory benefits of the proportion of people who are entitled to access benefits...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions where (a) claimants and (b) recipients of (i) Child Benefit, (ii) Child Support, (iii) Severe disablement allowance, (iv) Industrial injuries...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2006, Official Report, column 246W, on housing benefit, whether his Department holds copies of the...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost is to date of the Pathfinders pilots of local housing allowance in each pathfinder area; and how much of this cost was met (a) by...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what payment has been made to the contractor who supplied the Child Support Agency's updated IT system; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many current Child Support Agency cases are regarded as linked cases; and what his definition is of a linked case.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) national and (b) local targets have been set for call centre performance on (i) the legacy Child Support Computer System and (ii) the...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2006, Official Report, column 611W, on the Child Support Agency, what targets are in place for the...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when he expects the planned roll out of Jobcentre Plus benefit delivery centres to be completed; (2) if he will make a statement on the...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Jobcentre Plus offices carry out benefit claim processing; and how many staff are employed for the purpose of processing benefit claims...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of lone parents moved from income support to (a) incapacity benefit, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) other out-of-work benefits...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions the Government has had with (a) coalition partners in Afghanistan and (b) the Afghan Government...

    • Al-Qaeda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports that al-Qaeda is seeking to re-establish a presence in (a) Somalia, (b) Ethiopia and (c)...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of recent reports that the military junta in Burma has been sending troops into battle under the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will reply to the letter dated 6 April 2005 from Nicola Sturgeon, MSP for Glasgow region, regarding Ali Javaid Pal and...

      European Employment Practices

      To ask the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Spanish government to allow Spanish nationals in the UK to undertake conveyancing in Spain.

      Holy See

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will make a statement on the operation of the Lateran Treaty; (2) what consultations he undertook before closing...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken by his Department to ensure that the International Criminal Court is able to fulfil its mandate.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether Iran has any undeclared centrifuge production capacity; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his assessment is of whether Iran has recommenced (a) manufacture and assembly of gas centrifuge components and (b)...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of how close to completion the Iranian pilot-scale centrifuge plant at Natanz is; and if he will...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the current installed capacity of the Natanz pilot plant; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of Iran's development of gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment technology; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government supports sanctions against Iran in relation to its nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear enrichment...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has (a) issued guidance to and (b) received requests for advice from sporting and cultural bodies on maintaining...

      Mauritania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to help the Mauritanian authorities to reduce the number of people attempting to enter the European...

      Mauritania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will establish an embassy in Nouakchott.

      Sexual Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken by his Department to support the work of the International Criminal Court in investigating and...

      UK Nationals (Overseas Prisons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) male and (b) female United Kingdom nationals are serving prison sentences in foreign jurisdictions.

      UK Overseas Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK overseas missions have amalgamated over the last nine years.

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol (Under-age Consumption)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted in courts in Newcastle for (a) selling alcohol to persons under 18 years for consumption on the premises and...

    • Child Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of accessing child pornography on the internet in the West Midlands in the last 12 months.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 26 January, reference M2213/6, from the hon. Member for Walsall, North regarding a constituent.

      Drug Treatment Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of drug treatment orders in England and Wales were successfully completed in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are used to monitor offenders on home detention curfew schemes operated by Group 4 Securicor.

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who decides which offenders are placed on the home detention scheme operated by private security companies.

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what processes are in place to inform prison governors of reasons why home detention curfews are breached; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he is taking to improve the Prison Service's management of home detention curfew preparations; and if he will make a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed by the Thames Valley police authority in each of the last 10 years; and how many of these were...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in (a) West Lancashire constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is given to police officers in England and Wales on (a) Special Measures contained in the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence...

      Prison Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has given to prisons in England and Wales regarding the fingerprinting of visitors.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have a severe and enduring illness; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many laptop computers the Prison Service has purchased for use by prisoners in each of the last eight years.

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether those who have been accepted for a licence by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), but who have yet to receive their licence from...

      Skills for Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the work of Skills for Justice; and if he will make a statement.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) support services and (b) training are available to help children of school age who have been convicted of a crime in (i) West...

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of youth recidivism; and if he will make a statement.

  • Health

    • A and E Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards the accident and emergency waiting time target.

    • Benzene Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions (a) her Department and (b) the Food Standards Agency has had with the Food and Drug Administration in the United States on the...

      Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the financial position of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

      Cancer Treatment (Waiting Times)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the average waiting times for (a) cancer surgery and (b) chemotherapy.

      Cancer Treatment (Waiting Times)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the NHS to meet the two-month target for cancer patients in respect of minimum waiting time from urgent GP referral to first episode of...

      Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are working in (a) the Cheshire and Merseyside strategic health authority and (b) Southport and Ormskirk hospital trust; how many were...

      Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the likely cost of redundancies in (a) Cheshire and Merseyside strategic health authority and (b) primary care trusts within...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department takes to check whether individuals employed to work with children in the NHS through employment by an agency have been (a) on...

      Chlamydia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there are plans to extend the Boots NHS chlamydia screening initiative in London to other parts of the country.

      Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many morning-after pills have been distributed by North Devon primary care trust in each of the last 48 months.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what impact she expects the introduction of the general dental services contract will have on the availability of free dental treatment for school-age NHS...

      Elder Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that effective vetting and barring mechanisms are in place to protect older people at risk of abuse.

      Food Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the efficacy of a food labelling system based on (a) guideline daily amounts and (b) a multiple traffic lights system.

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her objectives are for the further negotiations in the EU on the proposed regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods.

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what impact assessment was carried out by the European Commission on the proposed EU regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods.

      Food Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions her Department has had with other EU member states on their requirements for inclusion on the register for health claims under the...

      Health Services (Capital Expenditure)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding for capital expenditure on health services was allotted to each primary care trust in each of the past five years expressed (a) in cash...

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to make Herceptin available for the treatment of early stage breast cancer patients in the West Anglia Cancer Network area; and if...

      Kettering General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the purpose was of her predecessor's visit to Kettering General Hospital in February; and from which budget the cost of his transport was met.

      Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to announce the outcome of the consultation by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency on the Medicines (Fees) Regulations.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the role is of the NHS Direct helpline; what assessment she has made of its effectiveness; and if she will make a statement.

      Nutrient Profiling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards clear labelling of prepared foods which includes full ingredient and nutritional information and traffic light...

      Organ Donor Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent in each year between 1995 and 2005 on publicising the carrying of organ donor cards.

      Pandemic Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she will be taking to ensure that Tamiflu is available to individuals within 48-hours of the onset of symptoms in the event of an outbreak of...

      Pandemic Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Government's policy is on the procurement of a generic vaccine to provide some degree of immunity in the event of an outbreak of pandemic...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to question 33912, tabled on 29 November 2005 by the hon. Member for Bolton South East about his constituent, Dr. R. Henman.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will answer Question 51575, tabled on 9 February by the hon. Member for Lancaster and Wyre for named day answer on 13 February.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she is planning to launch the Government's next campaign on sexual health and chlamydia awareness.

      Young Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department takes to (a) identify and (b) support carers aged 18 to 25 years; and if she will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland

    • 'R' Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2006, Official Report, column 352W, on 'R' Drivers, what steps are being taken to reduce the number of 'R'...

    • Air Ambulance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients have been transported by air ambulance in each of the last five years in Northern Ireland.

      Animal Cruelty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase sentences for those found guilty of cruelty to animals in Northern Ireland.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will reply to the letter to him dated 11 November 2005 from the hon. Member for North Down in relation to the mental health unit at Ards...

      Assembly Ombudsmen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases the Northern Ireland Assembly Ombudsman has (a) been asked to deal with and (b) investigated in the last two years.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many asylum and immigration applications are outstanding in Northern Ireland.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision the Government have made in Northern Ireland for children with autism in each of the last five years.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent steps the Government has taken to prevent an outbreak of avian influenza in Northern Ireland.

      Beef

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps the Government is taking to promote Northern Ireland beef internationally.

      Belfast International Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what initiatives the Government have undertaken to promote Belfast International Airport.

      Bioscience and Technology Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what public funding has been allocated to MTF, and associated companies, in relation the Bioscience and Technology Institute project.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2006, Official Report, column 776W, to the hon. Member for South Down (Mr. McGrady), on bovine tuberculosis,...

      Brain Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to (a) reduce waiting times and (b) increase access to radiotherapy for brain tumour patients in Northern Ireland.

      Civil Service (Travel Expenses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on travel expenses by each Department of the Northern Ireland Civil Service in each year since 2000.

      Civil Service Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to include in the Civil Service Pension Scheme survey interviewers who work for Government departments and agencies in...

      Dental Access Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase the number of NHS dental access centres in Northern Ireland.

      Departmental Refreshments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on refreshments in each department for which he has responsibility in each of the last three years.

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people receiving benefits moved back into employment in Northern Ireland in the last three years for which figures are available.

      Food Retail Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what policies have been put in place to promote and support small businesses in the food retail sector in Northern Ireland.

      Global Point (Newtownabbey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons the building of industrial premises on grounds at Global Point, Newtownabbey, has not begun; and when he expects the first sod...

      Greencastle-Magilligan Ferry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of the vehicular traffic using the Greencastle-Magilligan ferry in 2005 originated in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the Republic...

      Health and Social Services Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1324W, on Health and Social Services Councils, what percentage of the...

      Hospital Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many junior house doctors there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Hospital Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients on average are looked after by junior house doctors (a) during the day and (b) at night in (i) the Royal Victoria hospital,...

      Hospital Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many consecutive nights on average were worked by junior house doctors in Northern Ireland in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Illiteracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps the Government are taking to tackle illiteracy in Northern Ireland.

      Illiteracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the illiteracy rate was in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) each constituency in Northern Ireland in the latest period for which figures are...

      Medicine Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what assessment he has made of the potential impact on costs in Northern Ireland of ensuring (a) that patients comply with dosing regimens...

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average cost was of a national health service dental check-up in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many primary care trusts in Northern Ireland have an integrated falls and osteoporosis service as required by the national service framework...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the potential impact of Our Health, Our Care, Our Say on (a) the management of osteoporosis, (b) patient choice...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to increase the information and support offered to osteoporosis sufferers in Northern Ireland.

      Outdoor Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidance he has issued to local councils in Northern Ireland on contracts offered to private firms in respect of large-scale outdoor events.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of the workforce in Northern Ireland he estimates to be making (a) no provision for retirement pension and (b) insufficient...

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the change was over the previous year in the numbers of planning applications submitted in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005 in Northern Ireland; and...

      Primary Schools (Absenteeism)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average absenteeism rate was per 1,000 pupils in primary schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Pupil Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to increase the average funding per schoolchild in Northern Ireland.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase (a) recycling and (b) composting in Northern Ireland.

      Regional Aid (Warrenpoint)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he proposes to seek clearance by the European Commission to grant regional aid to the port of Warrenpoint; how much regional aid he...

      Road Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans Road Service has to improve the footpath along Strabane Old Road, Derry.

      School Buildings (Finance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many school buildings in Northern Ireland have been (a) provided and (b) commenced in each of the last five years using public private...

      School Buses (Overcrowding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ask the Children's Commissioner to undertake an urgent review of overcrowding on buses transporting school children in Northern Ireland.

      School Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on repairing damage to schools caused by vandalism in each of the education and board areas in Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of (a) HIV, (b) chlamydia, (c) gonorrhoea, (d) syphilis, (e) genital warts and (f) genital herpes there have been in Northern...

      Social Security Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were convicted of social security fraud in Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Sperrin Lakeland Health and Social Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the religious breakdown is of each grade of employee in the Sperrin Lakeland Health and Social Care Trust.

      Student Drop-outs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2006, Official Report, columns 396–7W on student drop-outs, what steps are being taken to reduce the...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the estimated average cost to public funds is of a teenage pregnancy in Northern Ireland.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the conception rate was for 16 year olds and under in each of the last five years in Northern Ireland.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the conception rate was for (a) 19, (b) 18, (c) 17, (d) 16, (e) 15 (f) 14 and (g) 13-year-olds in each of the four health boards in each of...

      Teenage Sexual Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of sexually active 15-year-olds in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Traffic Survey (Greenhaw Road)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the last traffic survey on the Greenhaw Road was carried out; and what the main findings of the survey were.

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young people were not in employment, education or training in each (a) ward, (b) county and (c) constituency in Northern Ireland in...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Animal Feed

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether searches undertaken under a warrant granted under the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/3280) are governed by the rules...

    • Agriculture: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the money allocated from the science budget to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is to be distributed between (a) the English Research...

      Arthritis: Infliximab

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether patients with severe arthritis being treated under the National Health Service are eligible for the drug infliximab.

      Cancer: Bowel

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to raise public awareness of bowel cancer and the national bowel cancer screening programme generally, and in particular in ethnic...

      Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a race equality impact assessment was made on the proposals set out in the White Paper preceding the establishment of the Commission for Equality and Human...

      Energy: Renewable

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In relation to the consultation paper Our Energy Challenge what is the breakdown of the 2 per cent. of United Kingdom energy shown on page 17 as being supplied by...

      House of Lords: Public Information

      asked the Chairman of Committees: When it is planned to update The Work of the House of Lords on the parliamentary website, and in booklet form, to include material for 2005.

      House of Lords: Writing Room

      asked the Chairman of Committees: When it is anticipated that the full use of the Writing Room on the Committee Corridor will be restored.

      Mozambique

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are their foreign policy objectives towards Mozambique.

      NHS: Contaminated Blood Products

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 27 February (WA 26), on what dates documents dealing with contaminated National Health Service blood products...

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will develop a coherent response to the criticisms by non-nuclear, nearly nuclear and new nuclear powers that the original nuclear deterrent holders...

      Obesity

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, following reports that eight points are to be allocated in the new quality and outcomes framework for maintaining an obesity register, they plan to...

      Obesity

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What initiatives, apart from the Department of Health's Obesity Care Pathway and tasking the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to produce obesity guidance...

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the circumstances in which a British passport may be withdrawn under the Government's prerogative powers remain the same as those stated in the Written...

      Procurement: Social Inclusion

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any information on what each contracting authority is doing to achieve community cohesion and social inclusion through its procurement policies...

      Regional Development Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the total cost per year of each regional development agency in England since their inception.

      Schools: Free Meals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the performance of pupils receiving free school meals compares in different types of schools.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What requests have been made by the United Nations Security Council for the provision of additional financial and logistical resources to the African Union force...

      Taxation: Inheritance Tax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For the latest year for which figures are available, what assessment they have made of the cost of providing relief for inheritance tax purposes for shares traded...

      Taxation: Tax Credits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 8 February (WA 112), whether they collect data which will enable an assessment of the number of...

      Young Offenders: Healthcare

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements have been made by the appropriate primary healthcare trust for healthcare provision in HM Feltham young offenders' institution.

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