Written answers

Thursday, 23 March 2006

  • Cabinet Office

    • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the costs were of having the former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the right hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn), as an additional...

    • Gas Storage (Duchy of Lancaster Land)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has had with farm tenants about proposals for gas storage in and around Duchy lands.

      Lords Appointments

      To ask the Minister without Portfolio whether a civil servant (a) attended on the Minister without Portfolio on the occasion when he signed statements for the Lords Appointments Committee from...

      Ministerial Engagements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2006, Official Report, column 1646W, on engagements, if he will list the public events the former Chancellor of...

      IT Systems (Public Services)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what recent discussions he has had with Health Ministers on progress with the implementation of the NHS choose and book system; (2) what...

      No. 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 June 2005 to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws), Official Report, column 302W, on Downing Street (refurbishment),...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the KPMG contract for London 2012 Olympics has cost her Department to date.

    • Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contributions from the public purse have been spent on the participation at the Commonwealth Games of those representing (a)...

      Fininvest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) representations she has received from and (b) discussions she and Ministers in her Department have held with companies owned by...

      Gambling

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

      Intergovernmental Accords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the intergovernmental accords she has signed with the Italian Government.

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the simplification of the system for the listing of buildings; and what resources have been allocated to...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding streams her Department plans to finance in 2006–07 to tackle social exclusion.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of the risk to the UK of avian influenza.

    • Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons those who report or hand in badgers for the Road Traffic Accident Survey may not be told the result of those...

      Departmental Research Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research projects her Department and its predecessor has commissioned since 1997; and what are the names of the...

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate she has made of the number of farmers who are able to obtain up-to-date best practice information from...

      Gangmasters (Licensing) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to expand the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 to cover other areas of responsibility; and what...

      Live Calves (Export)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will meet bodies that represent farmers to discourage resumption of the export of live calves for rearing as veal on...

      Sheep Grazing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors lay behind her decision to reduce payments made under the environmentally sensitive areas scheme for sheep grazing.

      Waste and Resources Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to minimise the creation of waste; and if she will make a statement.

      Waste and Resources Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department plans to continue to provide financial support to the Waste and Resources Programme after the end of...

      Wild Bird Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2006, Official Report, column 11W, on wild bird imports, what her policy is on making...

      Wild Bird Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the terms of reference are of her Department's internal review of the extension of the ban on the wild bird trade; and...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which Minister in her Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.

  • Leader of the House

    • Delegated Legislation Committees

      To ask the Leader of the House on how many occasions in the last two years a division has been recorded in a standing committee on delegated legislation.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Payments Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 860W, on benefit payments provision, how much debt owed to the Department...

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the proportion of parents with care on income support and income-based jobseeker's allowance who are receiving...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the accuracy rate of Child Support Agency assessments since 1 January 2004; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff (a) were employed by the Child Support Agency in each month since December 2003 and (b) are expected to be so employed in each...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) letters from hon. Members, (b) letters from members of the public and (c) parliamentary questions from (i) hon. Members and (ii)...

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average amount of council tax benefit is in payment to those aged over 60.

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average award of council tax benefit was in each local authority area in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Debt Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters his Department sent to clients as part of its debt management activity in each quarter since Q2 2001.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2006, Official Report, column 596W, on departmental assets, what estimate he has made of the cost of...

      Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time was between an unrecovered overpayment being identified and a letter being sent to the debtor in each quarter...

      Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department recovered from erroneous payments but has been unable to allocate to a specific debt case in each of the last five...

      Pension Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has a model to predict the distributional outcomes of changes to pension policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Tamworth constituency use the Post Office Card Account to receive benefits and pensions.

      Small Firms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition the Department uses of a small firm.

  • Transport

    • A47 Multi-modal Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in implementing the conclusions of the A47 Norwich to Peterborough multi-modal study which reported in 2003.

    • A47/A11

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he is taking to tackle congestion on the (a) A47 and (b) A11 in Norfolk.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Kick Start programme in helping to establish new sustainable bus services; and whether he plans...

      Bus Subsidy (Greater London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much bus subsidy has been provided in the Greater London area in each of the last 10 years.

      Concessionary Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether local authorities are required to spend the funding allocation for the concessionary travel scheme entirely on the provision of transport.

      Gner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the East Coast Main Line franchise's performance indicators were met by the train operator in (a) the 12 months prior to the new franchise...

      Gner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of GNER's timetabled train services were cancelled in (a) the 12 months prior to the new franchise being awarded and (b) the 12 months after...

      Foreign Registered Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to report on the outcome of the consultation in respect of foreign registered aircraft based in the UK.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on revisions to The Highway Code; and who is being consulted thereon.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he has given the Driving Standards Agency on changes to the provisions relating to cyclists in the consultation on amendments to The...

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he has given the Driving Standards Agency on framing the planned consultation on the revision of The Highway Code.

      M20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents there were on the M20 starting at Trottiscliffe Road Bridge at junction 3 down to the on and off slips at junction 5 in 2005, broken...

      Public Transport (Accidents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving (a) buses and (b) trains were recorded in (i) each English region, (ii) the Tees Valley and (iii) Middlesbrough South and...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he received from (a) Transport for London, (b) regional transport boards and (c) passenger action groups about proposals to extend...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) incidents of and (b) prosecutions for (i) vandalism and (ii) trespass on (A) railway lines and (B) underground lines in London by (1)...

      Regional Transport Prioritisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department requires local public consultation as part of the Regional Transport Prioritisation process.

      Road Traffic Accidents (Wild Animals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents involving deer were reported in 2004–05; and how many such accidents resulted in serious injury or fatality to...

      Rural Transport Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to disseminate best practice in providing innovative rural transport services.

      Rural Transport Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what support his Department (a) has given in the 2005–06 financial year and (b) plans to give in the 2006–07 financial year for rural...

      UK Airports (General Aviation Reports)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) civil and (b) state aircraft landing at UK airports are required to submit a completed general aviation report to (i) HM Revenue and...

      Vehicle Registrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will invalidate the registration of motor vehicles at 25 Duke Street, Chelmsford.

  • Treasury

    • Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list correspondence between his Department and the Department of Health on the funding for the proposed bowel cancer screening programme; and if...

    • Electoral Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the electoral registration rates were in the period (a) before and (b) after 13 March 2006 in each ward in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, grouped...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to increase energy efficiency within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in London who had a mobile phone in each year since 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortality Rates (Carlisle)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mortality rate was for (a) chronic lung disease, (b) all forms of cancer and (c) coronary heart disease in Carlisle in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2004; and...

      Home Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of home workers; and how the number has changed since 1997.

      Recycled Paper

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much income was raised from tax on (a) recycled paper and (b) virgin pulp in the last period for which figures are available.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made by HM Revenue and Customs of the likely impact of closure of its Basingstoke office on residents and local businesses in...

      Stock Transactions Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the stamp duty on stock transactions raised in each year since its introduction.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what statistics the Government collect on the distribution of earned income excluding tax credits.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many photographs of domestic properties in England the Valuation Office Agency stores digitally.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the pay scheme documentation, including incentive schemes, which is in operation for Valuation Office Agency staff.

  • Minister for Women

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will make a statement on the gender pay gap.

    • Sunday Trading

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what assessment she has made of the impact on work-life balance of liberalising Sunday trading hours.

      Houses of Parliament

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent assessment she has made of the gender balance in the membership of the Houses of Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps the Government are taking to address violence in the home; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will discuss with the Home Secretary the possibility of the courts being provided with the power to include restraining orders in the sentencing...

      Careers Advice

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the merits of providing girls with advice on the way in which their career choices may impact their future pay and...

      Careers Advice

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the role that improved career advice for girls could play in closing the pay gap.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what measures the Government are taking to encourage businesses to provide more high-quality, high-paid flexible and part-time work at all levels, with...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with trade unions about the role they can play in promoting flexible working.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the effect of the national minimum wage on women.

      Women Workers (Public Services)

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps she is taking to encourage women who have left jobs in health and education to return to work in those services.

  • Trade and Industry

    • National Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact of the national minimum wage since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.

    • Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to assist manufacturing in the west midlands; and if he will make a statement.

      Gas Prices

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

      Aerospace Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to increase the competitiveness of the UK aerospace industry.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the most recent balance of trade with China is; and if he will make a statement.

      Communications Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people have been (a) charged, (b) convicted, (c) fined and (d) cautioned under the Communications Act 2003; and what the average...

      Cold Calling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the consultation document Doorstep Selling and Cold Calling of July 2004, whether (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation would...

      Equal Treatment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress is being made towards implementing EU directive 2004/113/EC on equal treatment in goods and services; and when he plans to bring...

      European Space Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in encouraging the European Space Agency to review its procurement policy of fair return.

      Industrial Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding his Department has provided to support the (a) aerospace, (b) agricultural, (c) automotive, (d) biotechnology, (e) chemical,...

      Junk Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures his Department is taking to combat the distribution of fake competitions and chain letters via junk mail.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the companies in Cumbria which have received assistance from the North West Regional Development Agency since it was set up.

      Post Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the Royal Mail's programme of re-instating collection tablets on post boxes is progressing; and how many tablets are outstanding.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with Citibank International plc as providers of the Post Office card account on the ending of the contract...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was of setting up the Post Office card account.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment has been carried out by his Department on the likely impact on other shops in the area where there is an existing post office...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to respond to the Post Office's report on Innovative Ways of Providing Post Office Services in Rural Areas; and what...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices were in operation in each London constituency in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Postcode Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to introduce legislation to exempt local authorities from the royalty payment levied by the Royal Mail for use of postcodes.

      Royal Family

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his Answer of 23 November 2005, Official Report, column 2049W, on the Royal Family, what costs arising from HRH the Duke of York's...

      Royal Mail Performance (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Royal Mail on performance in delivery of mail in London; and if he will make a statement.

      Telephone Preference Service Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the reasons were for his decision to increase the maximum fine that is able to be imposed under breaches of telephone preference service...

      Trading Standards Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many trading standards investigations were carried out in each London borough in the last year for which figures are available; and if he...

  • International Development

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what international development initiatives the revenue derived from the air passenger duty will fund.

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether development aid funded from air passenger duty will be additional to existing overseas development aid spending commitments.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether international development aid to be funded from hypothecated air passenger duty will be subject to economic policy conditions.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost was of the Productive Safety Net Programme in Ethiopia; what assessment he has made of its effectiveness; and if he will...

      International Women's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received regarding International Women's Day.

      Oil Extraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many development projects supporting oil extraction his Department funded in the last 12 months; how much was allocated to each...

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of work undertaken by non-governmental organisations to combat child domestic work and trafficking of...

      Resource Extraction Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the mineral and natural resource extraction projects in developing countries.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the work of the Sierra Leonean Anti-Corruption Commission.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Darfur.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to promote sustainable development in the developing world towards the reduction of global...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on recent discussions with the Government of Uganda on (a) the humanitarian situation and (b) its support...

      World Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what criteria he uses to assess whether the UK Government contribute to the World Food Programme's disaster derivative insurance...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Business Rates

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether a de minimis size is set for (a) a business property and (b) a piece of permanent stationary business equipment to be liable for business rates.

    • Business Rates

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the business rate liability is for a (a) pico cell, (b) micro cell and (c) macro cell mobile phone mast.

      Comprehensive Performance Assessment

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has for comprehensive performance assessment.

      Government Offices for the Regions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of Government offices for the regions staff are (a) male and (b) female.

      Government Offices for the Regions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of Government offices for the regions staff are in each ethnic group.

      Local Authority Managers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of managers in local authorities are (a) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (b) female.

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of the Local Government Pension Scheme in 2006–07.

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the legislative timetable is for the abolition of the 85 year rule and the associated reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister under what authority the trustees of the local government pension scheme were permitted to allow employees to reduce their contributions to the local government...

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the deficits were, expressed as a percentage of total liabilities, of funds within the Local Government Pension Scheme following the 2004 valuation.

      Local Government Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2240W, on local government restructuring, if he will list (a) each council that was...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance he has issued to local authorities on the level of mobile phone coverage which should be available in advance of new housing developments being approved.

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what total efficiency savings were achieved by his Office in 2004–05; and whether these count towards the agreed efficiency target for his Office set out in...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 587W, on the Valuation Office Agency, in what image format the digital images of domestic...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much the Valuation Office Agency spent on (a) video cameras, (b) camcorders and (c) related electronic equipment in the last five years for which figures are...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 215W, on the Valuation Office Agency, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2006 to the hon. Member for Meriden, Official Report, column 1699W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how many properties the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Ordnance Survey has provided the Valuation Office Agency with maps on (a) a 1:500 and (b) 1:1250 scale in the last five years.

      Waste Disposal Sites

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidelines the EU has issued on the siting of (a) landfill sites and (b) sites dealing with hazardous waste close to housing; and if he will make a statement.

      Your Say" Campaigns

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total public expenditure was on the Your Say" regional assembly publicity campaigns in (a) the North East, (b) North West and (c) Yorkshire and Humberside.

  • Defence

    • Antenna Test Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans the Department has for antenna test and measurement facilities at Pershore.

    • Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the operating costs of the Defence Export Services Organisation were in the last three financial years; and what the (a) expenditure and (b)...

      Defence Intelligence and Security Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many staff are employed by the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre; and what its net operating cost was in the last year for which figures...

      Discharged Personnel (Social Housing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister regarding the circumstances under which a member of the armed forces will be considered to...

      NATO and EU (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the level of UK funding to (a) NATO and (b) defence policy and activities of the European Union has been since 1997.

      Hooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2006, Official Report, column 1535W, on hooding, (1) when officials first became aware that the order in question was...

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of defence research contracts by (a) number and (b) value his Department has awarded to (i) QinetiQ and the (ii) Defence Evaluation and...

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the flotation of QinetiQ on (a) site improvements at Fort Halstead and (b) the transfer of Defence...

      RAF Cosford (Museum)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to expand the RAF museum at Cosford.

      Small Firms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what definition the Department uses of a small firm.

      Spitfire (70th Anniversary)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to commemorate the forthcoming 70th anniversary of the launch of the Spitfire.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Child Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2006, Official Report, columns 1230–1231W, on child sex abuse, when a decision will be made on...

    • Co-ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to ensure that the co-ownership scheme that applies to first time house buyers has a maximum house valuation that is...

      Data Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the extent is of data sharing on individuals between Government Departments and agencies in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

      Early Release Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether prisoners who participated in the early release scheme in 1998 were given financial assistance or incentive from the public purse (a) at...

      Education (Employees)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many employees there are in the (a) maintained, (b) controlled, (c) integrated and (d) Irish language sectors of education in Northern Ireland.

      Fire Services (Hoax Calls)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hoax callouts of fire service personnel there were in Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Omagh Bombing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has commissioned a report on the 1998 Omagh bombing; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Service (Expenditure)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average daily sum spent by the Prison Service in Northern Ireland on feeding (a) adult prisoners and (b) young offenders was in the...

      Private Rented Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average rental cost of two bed accommodation in Northern Ireland's private sector was in each of the last five years.

  • Prime Minister

    • Downing Street (Events)

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on how many occasions since 1 May 2005, 10 Downing Street has been made available for Labour Party events; and what income has been derived from such use; (2)...

    • Asda

      To ask the Prime Minister on what dates meetings have taken place between officials in Number 10 Downing Street and representatives of Asda, including Asda's parent company Wal-Mart, in the last...

      Audio Recorded Conversations

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has audio recorded conversations in his role as Prime Minister; and if he will make a statement.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Prime Minister what changes he has made to administrative procedures within 10 Downing Street following the enactment of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Prime Minister what steps he takes to ensure that his answering practices are consistent with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Prime Minister what the basis was for his statement to the Liaison Committee on 8 February that international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions needs to be agreed by 2012 to avoid...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date he last travelled by train on official business.

      Mrs. C. Blair (Security Costs)

      To ask the Prime Minister whether his wife will contribute personally to the cost of providing for her security during her forthcoming trips to (a) the USA and (b) the United Arab Emirates.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he discussed (a) the prospects of Pakistan joining the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and (b) Iran's compliance with the NPT during his meeting with his...

  • Education and Skills

    • Additional Learning Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department spent on additional learning support in (a) 2004–05 and (b) 2005–06; and how much has been allocated for...

    • Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what initiatives her Department is undertaking aimed at preventing bullying in schools; (2) what steps she is taking to ensure that...

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people left the care of each local authority in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what child care services the additional capital investment in (a) 2006–07 and (b) 2007–08 will fund in (i) the West...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many disabled children, as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, have used children's centres since their introduction.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the reports from consultants which have been submitted to her Department over the past 12 months; what the name of the...

      Departmental Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 1863W, on departmental telephone numbers, what the revenue is from (a) 0845...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the effect of education maintenance allowance on staying on rates in Tamworth constituency; and if she will...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the effect of education maintenance allowance on staying on rates (a) in England and (b) in Hendon; and if...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to promote energy efficiency within (a) schools, (b) colleges and (c) universities; and if she will...

      Ergonomic Desks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what research her Department has commissioned on a possible correlation between ergonomic desks and students' learning ability; (2)...

      Examination Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the reasons for the change in examination entry fees charged to secondary schools since 1997.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils who attend schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire are entitled to free school meals.

      Free School Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will reduce the statutory distances for eligibility for free school transport for children in rural and semi-rural areas.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps her Department has taken to raise awareness of identity fraud amongst its staff.

      Jodie Marsh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to deny Jodie Marsh access to schools for which her Department is responsible.

      Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2006, Official Report, columns 2229–30W, on racism, how many incidents of racial discrimination...

      School Admissions Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the draft Schools Admissions Code related to the Education and Inspections Bill will be published.

      School Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 6 March 2006, Official Report, column 1230W, on school buildings, what the terms of reference are of the analysis...

      School Finance (Swindon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much Swindon borough council will receive each year for the next two years from the Youth Opportunity Fund.

      School Food Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) on what research the School Food Trust based its (a) recommendation for healthier snack models and (b) decision to ban the sale of...

      School Toilets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will set standards of school toilet provision for pupils to match those required by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare)...

      Schools (Lewes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average number of pupils in an infant class in Lewes constituency was in each year since 1997.

      Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps her Department takes to ensure that the science curriculum is scientifically rigorous.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will increase resources for schools to allow children with severe behavioural difficulties to remain in mainstream education.

      Sports Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional funding will be made available for sports clubs to ensure that young people have access to at least two hours of sport per...

      Student Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many undergraduate students resident in Suffolk declared themselves bankrupt in 2005.

      Teacher Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average starting salary was for newly qualified teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Oxford in each of the last 10...

      Teachers' Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2006, Official Report, column 600W, on teachers' loans, whether any public funds disbursed under the...

      Thames Gateway Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress the Government have made towards meeting the commitment given in Creating Sustainable Communities: Delivering the Thames...

      Truants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the Home Department on the deployment of police community support officers to apprehend truants.

      Trust Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many trust schools she expects to be established in the West Midlands over the next four years.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • 1911 Census

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the evidential basis was for the statement by the head of information policy and legislation unit, national archives, that...

    • Business Appointment Reviews

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs from which (a) companies and (b) Government departments those interviewed by Sir Patrick Brown in the course of the...

      Community Legal Aid and Advice Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs over what period the capital costs of community legal aid and advice centres (CLACs) will be recovered; and what assessment she...

      Community Legal Aid and Advice Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the timetable is for (a) developing defined outcome and output measures for community legal aid and advice centres and (b)...

      Community Legal Aid and Advice Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much has been spent in connection with the branding of community legal aid and advice centres and networks.

      Community Legal Aid and Advice Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she plans to terminate existing social welfare law contracts with (a) private and (b) other providers as community...

      Community Legal Aid and Advice Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Government has to consult on the final model of the community legal and advice centre network; and if she will...

      Community Legal Aid and Advice Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps are being taken to prevent conflicts of interest between community legal and advice centres and (a) local government...

      Community Legal Aid and Advice Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she plans to take steps to encourage private and other providers to remain in the Community Legal Service.

      Court Bailiffs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average length of time taken by court bailiffs to execute a warrant of possession was in (a) the Central London County...

      Elder Abuse

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what systems are in place in her Department to record the number of cases of elder abuse which are dealt with by the courts.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the maximum period is for a response from a body subject to an appeal after refusal to provide information for a freedom...

      Headstones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to the burial authorities of testing the safety of headstones in the last five years.

      HM Court Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the future of the Chorley magistrates court house.

      Kelly Inquiry

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what factors led to the decision to appoint Lord Hutton to head the inquiry into Dr. David Kelly's death; who took that...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many magistrates were (a) recruited and (b) left the service in (i) 2003–04, (ii) 2004–05 and (iii)...

      Middlesex Guildhall

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much has been spent to date on the project to site the Supreme Court at Middlesex Guildhall.

      Sark

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the Lord Chancellor is able to intervene in laws passed in the Sark parliament and passed via the Lord Chancellor to...

      Sark

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what record was taken of the meeting held on 8 February in Guernsey between her Department's officials and representatives of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of progress by the Government of Argentina in introducing its proposed law on the repression of...

    • Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on progress made by the Argentine authorities in resolving the case of Marita Vero"n.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons a letter and documents relating to a request under section 7(1) of the Data Protection Act 1996 despatched by...

      Egypt

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

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to increase energy efficiency within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Holy See (British Embassy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the entertainment budget was for the British ambassador to the Holy See in each year since 1983; and what allowances the...

      Iraq/Kuwait

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of (a) the amount of oil and gas being flared off in (i) Iraq and (ii) Kuwait and (b) its impact on...

      Jericho Monitoring Mission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he received that led him to believe that the incoming Palestinian government would not honour the terms of...

      Jericho Monitoring Mission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Ramallah Agreement laid down (a) terms and (b) processes for a termination of the US/UK Jericho Monitoring Mission;...

      Jericho Monitoring Mission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment was made of the likely action by the government of Israel in making the decision to withdraw British and US...

      Jericho Monitoring Mission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government regards as the status of the six prisoners held in Jericho prison under the terms of the Ramallah Agreement;...

      Media Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent by his Department on media training in each year since 1997–98.

      Meetings (Indian Government)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings he has had in each of the previous five years with representatives of the Indian Government; and what meetings...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what mechanisms have been employed in the past to protect against the diversion of UK funding to the Palestinian...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of UK funding for the Palestinian Territories for 2005–06 has been disbursed; and if he will make a statement.

      Prism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006 to the hon. Member for Sunderland, South, Official Report, column 1909W, on Prism, which...

      Prism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006 to the hon. Member for Sunderland, South, Official Report, column 1909W, on Prism, which...

      Prism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Prism IT system's configuration problems affecting posts in South Asia and Russia/Central...

      Ramallah Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place a copy of the Ramallah Agreement in the Library.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Minni Minawi and (b) Abdul Wahid al-Nur factions of the Sudanese Liberation...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has received on the government in Khartoum's approach to (a) the extension of the African Union mission and...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. and learned Member for North-East Fife (Sir Menzies Campbell) of 7 December 2005,...

  • Health

    • Acinetobacter Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of infection with the bacteria Acinetobacter were reported in the NHS in Wales in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; and what the most recent data is...

    • Barts/Broomfield Hospitals (PFI)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reasons (a) the St. Bartholomews' private finance initiative (PFI) scheme has been approved and (b) the Broomfield Hospital PFI scheme has...

      Birkdale Clinic (Daventry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the circumstances were in which operations scheduled with the Birkdale Clinic in Daventry after 28 February were cancelled and the clinic's ongoing...

      Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) who is responsible for providing testing kits as part of the introduction of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme; (2) how many testing...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the policy of (a) her Department and (b) the NHS regarding the sourcing of goods from Burma.

      Counterfeit Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the (a) prevalence and (b) effects on health care of (i) counterfeit Lipitor and (ii) other counterfeit medicines.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether dentists who do not sign the general dental services contract will be able to provide free dental treatment for school-age NHS patients.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) assumptions, (b) estimates and (c) trends were used in forecasting an average annual income for a dentist under the new personal dental services...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on NHS general dental services in Lancashire in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the efficacy of animal-based insulin as a medication for those with diabetes; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2006, Official Report, column 1306W, on prescribing practice (budget over-runs), whether the representations she has...

      Drug-related Arrests (Peterborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many arrests for drug-related offences have been made in Peterborough constituency in the last 10 years.

      Hospital Referrals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to enable primary care trusts to monitor the number of referrals to hospitals by individual (a) GPs and (b) GP's surgeries;...

      NHS Operating Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the implications for (a) hospital and (b) ward provision of measures arising from the requirement in the NHS operating...

      NHS Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to tackle the projected overspend in the NHS in the 2005–06 financial year.

      Nurse Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of changes in the volumes and sources of individual drugs prescribed in hospitals following the commencement in hospitals of...

      Over-the-Counter Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications received by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency for the validation of over the counter medicines are outstanding; and if...

      Prescriptions (Pre-payment Certificates)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pre-payment certificates for prescriptions have been issued in London in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

      Purified Protein Derivative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, column 993W, on purified protein derivative, when she expects data which would demonstrate the...

      South-west London SHA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the strategic health authority for South West London has been instructed that the health economy within its jurisdiction must balance its budget...

      Telephone and Entertainment Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS Trusts at which (a) Patientline and (b) other private service providers provide telephone and entertainment systems.

      Telephone and Entertainment Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department has issued on the provision of premium telephone and entertainment systems to patients; and what advice about costs and...

      Temozolomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will instruct the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence urgently to re-examine the efficacy of the brain tumour drug temozolomide.

      Temozolomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average cost of a course of the brain tumour drug temozolomide; and what assessment has been made of the drug's efficacy.

  • Home Department

    • Penalty Notices (Alcohol)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for (a) consumption of alcohol by and (b) selling alcohol to under age people by (i)...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he (a) is taking to and (b) plans to take to tackle anti-social behaviour outside nightclubs and public houses in West...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what percentage of the total number of antisocial behaviour orders granted in England have been issued to (a) men, (b) women, (c)...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government policy on cannabis is informed by the view that cannabis is a gateway to harder drugs; and if he will make a statement.

      Charities Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his latest estimate is of the number of exempt charities of each class which would cease to be exempt under the proposals in the...

      Children in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006 to question 47527, on children in custody, if he will make it his policy to record the numbers of...

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply in full to the letters from the hon. Member for Richmond Park dated 1 and 14...

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood dated 6 December 2005...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality will reply to the enquiry from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood,...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the recorded incidence was of (a) violent crime and (b) serious violent crime in each month from January 2003 (i) in total and (ii)...

      Deaths in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Independent Police Complaints Commission regarding deaths in custody; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving Licence (Penalty Points)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency have lost their driving...

      Drug Classification

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the misuse of methylamphetamine on (a) individuals and (b) levels of crime; and what assessment...

      Drug Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were fined between £1,000 and £2,500 for possessing (a) cannabis, (b) heroin and (c) cocaine in each year since 1993.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices have been issued in relation to the illegal use of fireworks in Suffolk since the relevant legislation was introduced.

      Forced Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is taking to ensure proper training for relevant professionals in respect of guidance published on forced marriages.

      Forensic Medical Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the role of forensic medical examiners.

      Home Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on drug testing arrangements for home detention curfew detainees.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the report of Tim Gbedemah into allegations of corruption within the Immigration and Nationality Directorate...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long he expects it to take to complete the investigation into the member of staff in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate accused...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was provided to Dorset police in relation to the introduction of the Licensing Act 2003; and what period this covered.

      National Custody Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the work of the National Custody Forum.

      Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated cost is of the equal pay settlement between HM Prison Service and the Public and Commercial Services trade union over the...

      Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions have taken place between HM Prison Service (HMPS) and the Treasury on the funding of the equal pay settlement between HMPS...

      Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for the pay and conditions of other grades within the Prison Service of the equal pay...

      Penal Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of intermittent custody schemes; what economic assessment has been undertaken of those schemes; and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research has been conducted into the merits of extending the video recording of police interviews.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that the Independent Police Complaints Commission sends a substantive reply to a member of the public...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are used to ensure diversity in the police force.

      Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the selling of hardcore pornography via (a) bottom shelf newspapers and (b) imported material...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) battery and (b) mains electrical equipment that prisoners are permitted to keep in their cells; and if he will make a...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 March, to question 58643, on prisoners, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing the information requested.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the prison population is being held on remand (a) at each prison and (b) in aggregate; and what proportion of inmates on...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of women entering custody did so on remand in each year since 1997.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates held on remand received a non-custodial sentence in each year since 1997.

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many retailers have been fined under section 54 and 54A of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 in (a) Swindon, (b) the South West and (c)...

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many graffiti removal notices were issued in Swindon in each year since 2003.

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued since the introduction in each local police team area in Beverley and Holderness.

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to tackle antisocial behaviour outside nightclubs and public houses in the West Midlands...

      Remand Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of inmates who are being held on remand have been detained in prison previously.

      Slave Trade Abolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for a national slavery memorial day in 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables there were in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what penalties exist in British law in respect of the (a) taking-up of arms against UK or other coalition armed forces and (b) training in...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were of retailers selling video games with an 18 classification to children under the age of 18-years in (a)...

      World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions the Government have had with other governments on policing the borders of Germany during the 2006 FIFA World cup; what the...

      Youth Custody Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many 15 to 17 year olds were in custody in each of the last 10 years.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Royal Irish Regiment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to announce the details of the after-care package for the widows and families of members of the Royal Irish Regiment home service battalions and...

    • Cancer: Cervical

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) how many cases of cervical cancer there have been since 1995; and (b) what the mortality rates for cervical cancer have been since 1995, in each case broken...

      Cancer: Cervical

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What analysis they have undertaken to assess the impact which a human papillomavirus vaccine would have on (a) the number of cases of cervical cancer; (b) the...

      Children: Custody

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will implement the recommendations made in the Lord Carlile of Berriew's independent inquiry into the use of physical restraint, solitary confinement...

      Civil Partnerships: Foreign Countries

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which governments of foreign territories have been asked whether they have any objection to the British Consulate in that territory registering same-sex...

      Civil Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which of the ministerial gifts detailed on the Cabinet Office website which were received by the Prime Minister since June 2001 were (a) received overseas; and (b)...

      Civil Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the fact they were able to bring forward at short notice revisions to the Civil Service Code strengthens the case for the Civil Service Bill so that the...

      EU: Defence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent the confirmation by European Union defence Ministers of the policy to move towards a European defence industry will require the United Kingdom to...

      EU: Defence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, following the establishment of the European defence strategy, the United States will no longer share sensitive technological information with the United...

      Euro

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their pledge to hold a binding referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom should adopt the euro is still in force; and, if so, whether the pledge will...

      Films

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many British films have been made that have taken advantage of the tax concessions introduced in 1997; how many of these have been released; and, of those...

      Freedom of Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to revise the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 so that no fees are charged for information provided under the Act.

      Government Resources: Allocation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent government resources are allocated in accordance with (a) census statistics; (b) electoral registration; and (c) other locally related statistics.

      Higher Education: Older Students

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps have been taken to implement the statement in the Opportunity Age strategy that from 2006 there will be no age limit attached to higher education fee...

      Immigration: Asylum Judges

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they have made towards recruiting additional specialist asylum judges to adjudicate the backlog of appeals by asylum seekers.

      Iraq: Military Personnel

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have a detailed breakdown of how the reduction of 800 personnel in Iraq, announced on 13 March, is to be achieved, including personnel detailed by...

      Iraq: Troop Movements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to reduce the minimum check-in time of four hours for British troops leaving Basra on Royal Air Force flights.

      Israel and Palestine: Jericho Prison

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What responses they have given to charges that there was collusion between the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel before the withdrawal of United Kingdom...

      Maintenance Loans

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made towards raising the age limit on maintenance loans to match the state pension age.

      Official Gifts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the job title of the official within HM Revenue and Customs with responsibility for issuing advice in regard to any duty and tax liability on any...

      Official Gifts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions since June 2001 HM Revenue and Customs has issued advice in regard to any duty and tax liability on any ministerial gift received overseas...

      Royal Mail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 27 February (WA 31), what proportion of Royal Mail's revenues derived from Treasury subventions...

      Universities: Overseas Students

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many students from (a) Commonwealth countries, and (b) overseas territories have studied in British universities over the past three years, both as...

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