Written answers

Monday, 27 March 2006

  • International Development

    • African Catalytic Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the establishment of the African Catalytic Growth Fund.

    • Coercive Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2370W, on coercive abortion, what the response was of (a) the...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which Commonwealth countries receive international development aid.

      Energy Efficiency

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

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost was of the British aid programme to India in the last year for which figures are available; what projects the programme...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conditions were attached to each (a) grant and (b) loan to support investment in water supply and sanitation in the Kathmandu...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether it is his policy to support the privatisation of the water supply service and infrastructure in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether development aid provided by his Department to Nepal is conditional on the hiring of UK-based consultants.

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the Government's partnership with the Rwandan Government on development.

      Sub-Saharan Africa (Trade)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance and co-ordination is available from his Department to sub-Saharan African Governments who wish to send trade...

  • Transport

    • Buses (West Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many bus services serving West Lancashire have operated after 7pm in each year since 1997.

    • Community Transport Initiatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to facilitate and encourage the operation of community transport initiatives under section 19 of the Transport Act 1985 relating to...

      Electric Hybrid Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many electric hybrid motor vehicles were registered in (a) London, (b) Scotland and (c) England in each of the last three years.

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what emergency coverage is available for vessels in the Irish Channel.

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of British seafarers available to provide strategic support at times of national emergency; and if he...

      Pensioners (Free Travel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the timescale is for implementing the appropriate technology on buses to allow pensioners to travel free on buses in Lancashire; and if he...

      Railway Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why his Department's tender document for the West of England franchise specifies a reduction in the number of trains calling at Totnes; and if he will...

      Road Improvements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has allocated in road improvements in (a) each English region, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough, South and East...

      Road Traffic Accidents (Wild Animals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department takes to monitor roads which have a high incidence of collisions between motor vehicles and wild animals.

      Seat Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will bring forward legislation to require the installation of a seat belt reminder system in all new motor vehicles sold in the UK; and if...

      Speed Limits (Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on the use of low speed limits near schools only at times of day and on days when school children are crossing local roads.

      Transport Infrastructure (Norfolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding he has allocated for transport infrastructure in Norfolk in each of the last five years.

      Transport Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department takes to tackleoptimism bias in transport project promoters' estimation of capital costs.

      Transport Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department takes to ensure that traffic forecasts provided by project promoters are realistic.

      Transport Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made ofthe difference between demand forecasts used by promoters of (a) rail projects and (b) road projects in...

      Transport Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which major (a) road, (b) rail and (c) other schemes approved since 1997 have assessed future patronage or traffic levels based on (i) a fixed trip...

      Traveline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new Traveline services for providing travellers with details of travel by public transport.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Arms Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Italian government was informed of the re-export of a shipment of Beretta semi-automatic pistols by Super Vision International...

    • Arms Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the 20,878 semi-automatic pistols exported to Iraq referred to in the Second Quarterly Strategic Export Controls Report 2004 (a) had...

      Arms Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether evidence has been given to him that a British shipment of arms to Iraq has been diverted for illicit purposes; and if he will make a...

      Cable and Wireless

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish the minutes of the meeting in July 2005 between the Minister of State for Trade and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, in his...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Tradeand Industry what estimate his Department has made of the total life-cycle carbon cost of (a) solar, (b) tidal, (c) wind and (d) nuclear power per GWh-generated.

      Corporate Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many investigations have been launched by his Department in each of the last five years into British companies suspected of flouting...

      Corporate Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing clear and binding international human rights standards for corporations.

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington, South and Finsbury constituency, the effects...

      Different by Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what public funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent on the Different by Design programme in the West Midlands.

      Directors' Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress his Department hasmade with implementing new rules on directors' reports.

      Directors' Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the costs incurred by (a) businesses and (b) his Department on the Companies Act 1985 (OFR and Directors' Report)...

      Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from small and medium sized companies on the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Energy Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to counter volatility in the energy market.

      Energy Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government is taking to liberalise the energy market.

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the EU directives on restrictions on hazardous substances and waste electrical and...

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the costs to (a) businesses and (b) his Department of the implementation of the (i) Low Voltage Directive,...

      Low Carbon Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who will manage the Low Carbon Building Programme on behalf of his Department; when the first round of the programme is expected to be...

      Low Carbon Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total funding allocation is to the Carbon Trust from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and how much of the allocation is planned to...

      Low Carbon Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the budget is for grant allocations from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in (a) 2006–07, (b) 2007–08 and (c) 2008–09.

      Merlin Biosciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has met (a) Sir Christopher Evans and (b) representatives of Merlin Biosciences Ltd. on official business in the past 12 months;...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact on incomes of sub-post offices in the Vale of York of the withdrawal of the Post Office Card Account...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received (a) from and (b) on behalf of small businesses about the coherence of programmes of advice and assistance...

      Sustainable Development Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what evaluation processes he plans to use to assess the contents and conclusions of the report, Is Nuclear the Answer?", published by the...

      Telephone Service Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many telephone service providers have had more than 50 complaints made against them for potential breach of Telephone Preference Service...

      Telephone Service Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints have been made (a) through the Direct Marketing Association and (b) directly by members of the public against telephone...

      WEEE Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the likely value of penalties to be applied to the UK by the EU for delays in implementing the Waste Electrical...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funds have been made available for adult education courses in Peterborough in 2005–06; and what percentage change this represents...

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment the Learning and Skills Council has made of the socio-economic status of adult learners in (a) further education and (b)...

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people in Essex who left care in 2005 stayed (a) in their own dwellings, (b) with friends or family, (c) in foyer...

      Departmental Entertainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department's entertainment allowance is for 2005–06; what rules govern its use; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many cases of financial irregularities have been recorded in her Department in each of the last five financial years; and if she will...

      Kent County Council (Education)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she last commissioned an audit of Kent county council's education department.

      Ofsted Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of Ofsted inspectors are from ethnic minority backgrounds; and if she will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children with special educational needs in England are on a school action plan.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the London Development Agency and Newsfax International with regard to the Olympic compulsory purchase...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will reply to the letter dated 8 February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Paul Buckles.

      England Commonwealth Games Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much financial subsidy was given to the England Commonwealth games team.

      Films

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding from the UK Film Council has been allocated to (a) DNA Films, (b) The Film Consortium and (c) Pathe" Productions in...

      Films

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture,Media and Sport how many films were made by (a) DNA Films, (b) Pathe" and (c) The Film Consortium using the £95.67 million funding from the Arts...

      Films

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many films which have received funding from the UK Film Council in the last 10 years have (a) broken even, (b) made a profit and (c)...

      Financial Irregularities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2006, Official Report, column 2520W, on financial irregularities, how much was involved in each case.

      FM Radio Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment she has made of the recent decision by the Office of Communication to award the new FM radio contract for Plymouth...

      Museums/Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will encourage public museums and galleries to co-operate by making available exhibits to other museums and galleries; and if she...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account is taken of levels of deprivation in particular areas in allocating Lottery grants.

      National Sports Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding announcement of £34 million for a new national sports foundation will be allocated to Wales.

      Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the Home Office about the availability of pornography in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Sustainable Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of her Department's building programme budget was allocated to (a) energy self-generation and (b) water recycling...

      Television Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will fund a concessionary television licence fee for refuge centres that shelter women and children from domestic violence.

      UKworldheritage Site

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on the www.ukworldheritage.org.uk site in each of the past five years; and how many hits the site received in...

  • Prime Minister

    • Official Guests (Chequers)

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the guests he has officially entertained at Chequers since 1 May 2005.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Avian Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether arrangements are being made for poultry producers to be compensated in the event of their flocks contracting avian...

    • H5N1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information she has received on the length of time that H5N1 was present in each infected EU country before it was...

      H5N1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information she has received on the (a) likelihood and (b) implications of H5N1 reaching the game farms of the Loire Valley.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to increase the amount of set-aside farmland used for biofuel crops.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many responses her Department received on the recent consultation into controlling the spread of bovine tuberculosis in...

      Carbon-free Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what Government assistance is available to parish and town councils to move towards carbon-free status.

      Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to issue guidance to local authorities on the implementation of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

      Climate Change (Waste Management)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which recommendations of the report 'Potential impacts of climate change on waste management' have been implemented by her...

      Coastal and Marine Resources Atlas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2006, Official Report, columns 517–18W, on the Coastal and Marine Resources Atlas,...

      Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce the use of disposable plastic shopping bags.

      Electric Shock Collars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the Department's review of electric shock collars for dogs to be completed; and if she will place the...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to improve energy efficiency in public buildings, with particular reference to dealing with appliances...

      Energy Saving (Council Tax Discounts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the council tax discounts in her Department's energy saving scheme are financed by (a) central Government and (b)...

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of expenditure by (a) the Environment Agency and (b) other operating authorities in each year since...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents of fly-tipping (a) were reported and (b) led to a prosecution in Swindon in each year since 1997; and if...

      Marine Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects her Department to be in a position to publish a draft Marine Bill.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which pesticides harmful to wildlife she plans to add to the list of those which cannot be held without lawful reason.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column2015W, on pesticides and paragraph 1.2, page 4 of the...

      Pollution Prevention and Control System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from waste water; and if she will make a statement.

      Pollution Prevention and Control System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to decrease the amount of nitrous oxide gases emitted into the atmosphere; what...

      Pollution Prevention and Control System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding has been made available to sewage treatment companies to explore alternatives to nitrous oxide producing...

      Pollution Prevention and Control System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the administrative costs of the Pollution Prevention and Control System have been in each year since 1997.

      Pollution Prevention and Control System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which sewage treatment works are controlled under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regime monitored by the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of household waste within the areas covered by (a) mid-Bedfordshire district council, (b) South Bedfordshire...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has conducted research into the effect on recycling rates of decreasing the (a) frequency of kerbside...

      River Severn (Floods)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research she has commissioned on flood frequency in relation to the River Severn.

      Small Firms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition her Department uses of a small firm.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the possible (a) environmental and (b) health impact of waste incinerators; and if she will...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential health impacts of waste incinerators.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State forEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the possible (a) environmental and (b) health impacts of waste incinerators.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of waste incinerators to energy generation.

      Waste Implementation Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she expects her Department's Waste Implementation Programme to meet all its targets and objectives within the...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2006 to question reference 55456, on water, what sites have been considered for the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government have had with the United States on granting (a) property ownership rights and (b) the right of...

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people living on Ascension Island do not have a work contract with one of the main users.

      Departmental Wine Cellar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on its wine cellar in each year since 1997.

      Gambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) meetings and (b) telephone conversations took place during October to December 2002 between British officials and (i)...

      Gambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what correspondence has been exchanged between British officials and (a) Gambian and (b) US officials where matters relating to...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the possible threat posed to Israel by Iran if Iran proceeds to develop nuclear weapons.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterparts on Iran's nuclear programme.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the reported statement by the government of Israel that they decided to enter the prison in...

      Merlin Biosciences Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has met (a) Sir Christopher Evans and (b) representatives of Merlin Biosciences Limited in the past 12 months; and if...

      Overseas Staff (Salary Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total salary cost was for his Department's staff based overseas in the last year for which figures are available; and...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations were made by his Department to the Palestinian Authority about their breaches of the Ramallah Agreement...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the conditions under which Palestinian prisoners were being held in Jericho Prison by...

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the progress by the Government of the Philippines in introducing its Domestic Workers Bill.

      Overseas Property Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all overseas property owned by his Department; what the primary purpose is of each property; and if he will make...

      Qinetiq (Contracts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts were given to Qinetiq by his Office (a) with and (b) without competitive tendering in (i) 2002–03, (ii)...

      Superannuation Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports that Land Systems OMC sold arms to Uganda; and what steps are being taken by his...

      Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1912–13W, on Vietnam, what proportions of visa...

  • Defence

    • Surplus Military Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will revise the rules relating tothe disposal of surplus military equipment to ensure that such equipment is not put to inappropriate end use.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the UK deployment in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the UK deployment in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to equip all British troops in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with the standard personal weapon issued to the SAS.

      Army Restructuring

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

      Cadet Corps (Rifles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the (a) DP and (b) GP rifles used by (i)army cadets, (ii) sea cadets and (iii) air cadets are in good working condition.

      Cadet Corps (Rifles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many rifles have been cannibalised for spare parts in order to keep other rifles used by cadets in working order since January 2004.

      Chinook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Written Statement of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 113W, on Chinook support, whether the Defence Aviation Repair Agency...

      Executed Soldiers (Posthumous Pardons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on the granting of posthumous pardons to soldiers of the First World War who were executed following conviction for...

      Interview Transcript

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the transcript or contemporaneous note taken of the interview given by officials of his Department reported on...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's special share in QinetiQ.

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's (a) long-term partnering agreement, (b) compliance regime agreement and (c) special...

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list strategic assets which QinetiQ must retain and maintain under the principal agreement with his Department.

  • Leader of the House

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward guidelines for Ministers on responding to written requests from hon. Members for meetings and information.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she last met Sir Henry Hodge, President of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal; and if she will make a statement.

    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the backlog is of cases at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

      Cemeteries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured by unsafe memorials in cemeteries in each of the last 20 years; and if she will...

      Citizens Advice Bureau

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the future provision of advice lines available to the Citizens Advice Bureau.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs who are the providers of Community Legal Service Direct.

      Constituency Populations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will take steps to equalise the populations of constituencies.

      Court Adjournments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps are being taken to mitigate the cost effects on the criminal justice system of (a) security companies producing...

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what percentage of convictions in Crown courts were successfully appealed in each calendar year between 2000 and 2005.

      Departmental Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1576–8W, on departmental telephone numbers, what...

      Inquiries Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list theinquiries (a) converted to and (b) initiated under the Inquiries Act 2005 since its commencement; what the...

      Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment her Department made of the constitutional implications of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, with...

      Notaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which EU states allow notaries public from England and Wales to practise within their legal system.

      Notaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs to what extent the UK allows notaries public from other EU member states to work in the UK as notaries public.

      Pre-legislative Scrutiny

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she plans to submit the Government's legislation on legal reform for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Constitutional...

      Small Firms

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what definition the Department uses of a small firm.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Annesley Mansion/Promenade (Newcastle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Department is responsible for the (a) Annesley Mansion project and (b) promenade project in Newcastle, County Down.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Government Department in Northern Ireland has responsibility for biofuels.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils were (a) suspended and (b) expelled for bullying in schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Causeway IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress on the Causeway IT programme.

      Charter Mark

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland how many charter marks were awarded to public sector (a) offices and (b) departments in Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of people were recruited in Northern Ireland into the (a) senior civil service and (b) administrative officer,...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many civil servants in Northern Ireland receive (a) the minimum wage and (b) up to £1per hour more than the minimum wage.

      Coastal Protection Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what projects were undertaken by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in relation to coastal protection schemes related to tourism...

      Coastal Protection Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which department is responsible for coastal protection schemes (a) where there is a (i)road and (ii) promenade interest and (b) related to (A)...

      Cross-border Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the membership of each cross-border body set up under the Belfast Agreement.

      Cross-border Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the political affiliation is of members of each cross-border body set up under the Belfast Agreement.

      Deprivation Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to be in a position to announce the outcome of the taskforce he established to bring forward proposals to deal with deprivation...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Police Service for Northern Ireland plans to provide a single form under the conditional fixed penalty to establish who was driving...

      Economic Inactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the economic inactivity rates were for each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland in each of the last 20 years.

      Education Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of the increased expenditure on education announced in the Budget Statement on 22 March will be allocated to each education and...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the (a) net cost of installation and (b) expected savings from solar panels for the average homeowner in Northern...

      European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to implement in Northern Ireland those articles of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages which have...

      Fishing Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the change was in the number of fishing licences awarded for use in the Foyle catchment area between 1995 and 2005.

      Fishing Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been convicted of fishing without a valid licence in the Foyle catchment area in the last three years.

      Fly-posting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many people have been prosecuted in Northern Ireland for illegal fly-posting in the last five years; (2) how many people have been...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions involving harassment have (a) been initiated and (b) been successful in each of the past five years; how many of these...

      Illegal Dumping Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what budget has been allocated to the Department of Environment's illegal dumping unit.

      Illegal Dumping Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of illegal dumping were investigated by the Department of Environment in each of the last three years.

      Illegal Dumping Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures his Department is taking to reduce the occurrence of illegal dumping in Northern Ireland.

      Industrial De-rating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will assess the impact on businesses in Northern Ireland of the end of industrial de-rating.

      Invest Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) nature and (b) extent of Invest Northern Ireland's involvement with the Farm Fed Chickens Company (i) was before and (ii) has been...

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures his Department has implemented to attract inward investment to Belfast to encourage private sector growth.

      Local Government (Strike Action)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to prevent the planned strike by local council employees in Northern Ireland

      Medical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many medical staff from each of the hospital trusts in Northern Ireland have received injuries at work as the result of abusive...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to ensure that the employment agencies bringing migrant workers to Northern Ireland are (a) regulated and (b) monitored...

      Oncology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time is for oncology services in Northern Ireland; how many people in each Northern Ireland health board area are on...

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many planning applications were deferred after coming before local councils for consultation on a first occasion in Northern Ireland between...

      Police Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers there are in each division of each police force in Northern Ireland; and what is the population of the area covered by...

      Primary Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2006, Official Report, column 1742W, on primary schools, if he will break down the number of surplus places...

      Prisoners (Resettlement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what resettlement payments were made to those prisoners who were released early under the terms of the Belfast agreement.

      Recruitment Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will change the method of Government recruitment advertising in Northern Ireland to ensure that such job vacancies are advertised in...

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in Northern Ireland assessed as blind left school with (a) five or more and (b) no GCSE passes in each of the last three years.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision is made in schoolsin Northern Ireland for children who have sight loss.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland who suffer from sight loss are (a) unemployed and (b) on incapacity benefit.

      Hospital Television and Telephone Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what firms provide personal television and telephone facilities to patients at hospitals in Northern Ireland; what daily rates are charged in...

      Theft/Vandalism (Primary Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the cost of (a) vandalism and (b) theft to (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in East Londonderry constituency in 2005.

      Witness Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on witness protection in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06; and what the projected...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Better Regulation Task Force

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what advice members of the Better Regulation Task Force have provided to the Government; and whether the advice is published.

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in his Department were registered as disabled in each of the last three years...

      Directgov Website

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Government departments are not included in the Directgov website.

      Directgov Website

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the running cost of the Directgov website was in 2005; and how many hits the website received in that year.

      IT Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what reviews are carried out at the preliminary stages of the implementation of Government information technology projects.

      No. 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the expenditure by the Cabinet Office was on No. 10 Downing street in each year since 1999; and how much was spent on (a) repairs and...

  • Treasury

    • Concessionary Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what formula was used to allocate funding for the concessionary travel scheme to local authorities.

    • Consumer Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the progress of his review of the regulation of (a) money service businesses, (b) trust and company service providers, (c)...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington, South and Finsbury constituency, the effects on Islington,...

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the costs to business of the introduction of the euro.

      Gap Year and Volunteering Scheme (Wales)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the new gap year and volunteering scheme budget of £150 million will be allocated to Wales.

      Hedge Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to regulate firms which manage hedge funds domiciled outside of the UK.

      Hedge Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the remit of the Financial Services Authority specialist hedge fund supervision team includes firms which manage hedge funds domiciled outside the UK.

      Hedge Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether firms managing hedge funds domiciled outside the UK have an obligation to report to UK authorities on overseas transactions.

      Hedge Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there is a requirement to register in the UK transfers of funds from the UK to overseas-based hedge funds.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of identity fraud among its employees.

      Incentive Tools

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2006, Official Report, column 2416W, on incentive tools, if he will place a copy of the report of the joint research...

      Meningitis

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children died from meningitis and associated conditions in each of the last five years.

      Minimum Hourly Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the direct costs would be of introducing a minimum hourly rate of pay of (a) £5.75, (b) £6.00 and (c) £6.50 for all employees in the...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the standardised mortality rate per 100,000 population has been for (a) cancer, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) respiratory disease in each year...

      Non-fossil Purchasing Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funds have flowed to the Consolidated Fund from the Non-fossil Purchasing Agency's surpluses; and what he estimates that income to be by 2010.

      Pensioners (Free Travel)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 budget announcement of free bus travel for pensioners to passenger ferries.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Braintree (Mr. Newmark) of 11 November 2005, Official Report, column 775W, on pensions, what the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make further changes to taxation to encourage the production of paper using recycled materials.

      Suicides (Farmers)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many farmers have committed suicide in England and Wales in each year since 2000.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government collects information on the number of hours worked by recipients of tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of each social security and tax credit payment was as a percentage of gross domestic product in each year since 1997.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the take-up rate of each category of tax credit was in each year since 1997.

      Value Added Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the arrangements proposed to exempt from value added tax new buildings for (a) city academies with community use and (b)...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for public sector employers to make use of the Access to Work scheme; and if he will make a statement.

    • Asbestos Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what enforcement measures are in place to ensure that existing regulations on the use of asbestos are adhered to.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for (a) mobility allowance, (b) disability living allowance and (c) attendance allowance were allowed in each year...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what collaborative projects his Department has undertaken with the Staffordshire police authority to combat fraudulent activities in relation...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes the Department has made in decision-making arrangements for the referral of cases of potential fraud for criminal investigation...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what targets his Department has set to ensure that claims for (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support and (c) incapacity benefit...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the annual cost of uprating housing benefit and council tax benefit earnings disregards for (a) a single person to...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2006, Official Report, column 590W, on benefits, what the principal reasons were for the decision not to...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b) Tameside metropolitan borough and (c) Stockport metropolitan borough are in receipt...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost is of making a home visit to benefit (a) claimants and (b) recipients.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure deaf adults claim the benefits to which they are entitled.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Oxford, East constituency receive council tax benefit; and how many have received it in each of the last 10 years.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the maximum level of income is at which council tax benefit is payable for a single earner household with two adults and two children; and...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b) Tameside metropolitan borough and (c) Stockport metropolitan borough are...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State forWork and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2006, Official Report, column 246W, on housing benefit, what research evidence base his Department is...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely average change in amount received for those who receive the replacement for incapacity benefit.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the benefit replacing incapacity benefit will be taxable.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of incapacity benefit were also in receipt of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit in the latest period for...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the take-up rate of each category of means-tested benefit was in each year since 1997.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Bridgend constituency have ceased to receive carer's allowance having reached pensionable age in each of the last five years.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many carers aged 60 and over in each Welsh parliamentary constituency receive the non-standard rate of carer's allowance, broken down by sex.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of child poverty in Easington constituency in the last five years.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of children in Wales were living in poverty in (a) 1979, (b) 1997 and (c) 2005.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were living in poverty in (a) Wales and (b) Pembrokeshire in each year since 1997.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether consent orders by courts may be (a) taken into account and (b) over-ridden by the Child Support Agency in assessing non-resident...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that the Child Support Agency (CSA) takes into account previous voluntary payments to former partners in excess...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the proportion of sickness absence days taken at the Child Support Agency in the last five years that were due...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the nature is of technical problems affecting the Child Support Agency's new computer system; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the costs in staff time and (b) other costs associated with the delayed introduction and faulty performance of...

      Communication Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to provide a guaranteed right to augmentative and alternative communication equipment for people with communication...

      Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria he uses to decide whether potential contractors are a bad financial risk.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to the letter dated 8 February from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan regarding UK child poverty.

      Energy Sector (Industrial Injuries)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many industrial (a) injuries and (b) fatalities have occurred in UK (i) coal mines and (ii)oil and gas extraction, refining and storage...

      Graveyards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Health and Safety Executive is taking to ensure safety in graveyards from headstones; and what guidance the Health and Safety...

      Hazardous Cargoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking in conjunction with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) (i) local and (ii) maritime authorities to improve...

      Household Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to what extent differences between poverty levels are recorded on a (a) before and (b) after housingcosts basis attributable to the use of...

      Household Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the figures used to produce the income distribution curves on page 11 of the most recent edition of Households Below Average Income are...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the location of each Jobcentre Plus telephone call centre.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people he estimates Jobcentre Plus has helped into work in (a) the Banbury and (b) the Oxford travel-to-work area in the last 12...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which Jobcentre Plus call centres are available to job seekers in Oxfordshire; and for what hours each call centre operates; (2) how...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the establishment of the Stroud Jobcentre Plus office is; and what the combined establishment of his Department's Stroud office and the...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of lone parents in West Lancashire moved from income support to (a) incapacity benefit, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c)...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions what steps he is taking to support people with mental health problems in finding employment.

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time is for an overseas national to obtain a national insurance number (a) in-country and (b) from abroad.

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many national insurance numbers have been issued to overseas nationals resident in each local authority in the south-west in each of...

      National Pensions Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of staging each of the National Pensions Day events held on 18 March.

      New Deal for Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions what the average (a) duration and (b) cost was of a work-focused interview under the New Deal for Lone Parents in the latest period for which...

      Office Equipment

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

      Public Relations Companies

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

      Queen's Birthday

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to celebrate Her Majesty's 80th birthday; what advice he has issued to his Department's executive agencies on...

      Tribunals System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has held with the Department for Constitutional Affairs on the effective use of the tribunals system.

  • Home Department

    • Abu Hamza

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials had with the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the prosecution of Abu Hamza.

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials have visited the Democratic Republic of Congo to assess the safety of returned asylum seekers in the last 12 months.

      Cash Handling Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps were taken to review security arrangements at major cash handling centres in England and Wales since 20 December 2004.

      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, howmany young persons held in prison establishments were...

      Citizens' Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances a citizen may make an arrest; what legislation governs the right of a citizen to make an arrest; what his...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers there are in Shropshire; and how many are dedicated to patrolling rural areas.

      Complaints Agreement (MOD Police and Guarding Agency)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the Agreement between the Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency and the Independent Police...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 23 January 2006 from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan regarding the free passport criteria.

      Criminal Justice System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an integrated technology system based upon a common language and common electronic case files has been introduced to the criminal...

      Criminal Justice System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has he made of the Criminal Justice System Exchange live connections scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Criminal Records Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is introducing a limit on the number of registered bodies which may make CRB checks.

      Critical Infrastructure Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library the Government's response to the EU paper on critical infrastructure protection.

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests have beenmade following the protests outside the Danish Embassy in London on 4 February.

      Energy Efficiency

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

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were released from each prison on home detention curfew in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons operate a Home Detention Curfew scheme; what the rate of recall of those under such curfews was in each establishment in the...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how, following the introduction of identity cards, restrictions on travel will be enforced on those who have a football banning order but are...

      Immigration Status (Christian Purcarelu)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a decision will be taken by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate on the immigration status of Christian Purcarelu, reference P1077185.

      Laptop Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many laptop computers have been lost (a) temporarily and (b) permanently by MI5 employees in each year since 1997.

      Mi5

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to prevent the Defence Intelligence staff from undertaking activities properly within the remit of MI5; what...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what contingency plans are beingprepared for the rapid wholesale deletion of data held on the National Identity Register in the event...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the resources that will be required for the end-to-end supervision of offenders under the National Offender...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely impact on public safety of shadow commissioning arrangements under the National Offender Management...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action will be taken under the National Offender Management Service arrangements if a probation board or probation trust fails to...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the National Offender Management Service sought advice from the Treasury Solicitors on whether service level agreements negotiated by...

      Non-emergency Telephone Number

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many calls he expects the 101 non-emergency telephone number to receive in its first month of operation; and what percentage reduction in...

      Operation Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2006, Official Report, column 822W, on Operation Trident, whether he was consulted during the process of...

      Passport Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to announce (a) the successful applicant for the contract for the network of passport offices and (b) the (i) locations of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the starting salary was for newly qualified police officers in Lancashire for each of the last 10 years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in each London borough on 31 March (a) 2005, (b) 2000 and (c) 1995; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department how many (a) police support staff, (b) community support officers and (c) special constables there were in each police authority area in...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role he expects prison officers to play in the effective delivery of case management in the criminal justice system; and if he will make...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many prisons inmates routinely eat in their cells; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in Coldingley prison have applied for home detention curfews in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available;...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of the prison population has access to mental health services, including therapy; (2) what estimate he has made of the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department what the average (a) age and (b) tenure of prison governors at each establishment was in (i) 2005, (ii) 2001, (iii) 1997, (iv) 1992 and (v)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of trends in (a) the prison population and (b) the women's prison population since 1997.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the levels of overcrowding were at each prison in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has discussed the joint purchasing of food for the Prison Service with other Government Departments and public sector bodies.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the potential for further savings in the costs of the provision of food in prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug tests were carried out in (a) Coldingley, (b) Chelmsford, (c) Elmley, (d) Rochester, (e) Wormwood Scrubs, (f) Holloway and (g)...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters of complaint he has received on the probation service in Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2006, Official Report, column 2121W, on public order, what progress is being made by the Metropolitan...

      Rec. 61 Form

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been stopped and issued with a Rec. 61 form by the police force in each London borough since its inception, broken down...

      Sentencing Guidelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to allow peer pressure to be included as a mitigating circumstance in sentencing guidelines for young offenders.

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) percentage and (b) numerical change in stops and searches has been in each London borough police force since 7 July 2005 broken...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Department has taken to prevent terrorist attacks in (a) Manchester, (b) Birmingham, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Edinburgh,...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many terrorist attacks targeted on areas outside London have been foiled since July 2005.

      UK Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK passports have been (a) lost and (b) stolen in London in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Vehicle Registrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many road traffic offences were committed by vehicles that were registered at false or incorrect addresses in West Chelmsford...

      Vehicle Registrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which motor vehicles registered at 25 Duke Street, Chelmsford, have been involved in (a) road traffic accidents and (b) road traffic offences...

      World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government are making representations to other Governments to suspend the Schengen Agreement for the 2006 FIFA world cup.

      Yarl's Wood Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women being held at Yarl's Wood Removal Centre have reported being raped in their country of origin; whether their continued...

  • Health

    • Administration Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of their budgets each of the acute trustscurrently in deficit spent on administration in 2004–05.

    • Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received regarding the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendation to restrict the use of...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of (a) patients and (b) carers who will be affected by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research studies she has received regarding the effects on Alzheimer's disease patients of treatment with anticholinesterase drugs.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures have been taken to assist carers of patients with advanced Alzheimer's disease ineach London constituency; and if she will make a statement.

      Anti-TNF Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, columns 2027–8W, if she will (a) collate and (b) publish information on primary care...

      Arm's Length Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many arm's length bodies have been (a) established and (b) dissolved by her Department since 1997; and what the total costs of establishment or...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much H5N1 vaccine is to be stockpiled in London; and if she will make a statement.

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding has been provided by each strategic health authority for the creation of local screening centres in advance of the implementation of...

      Car Park Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discretion she allows NHS trusts in levying car park charges; (2) what guidance she has given to NHS trusts on car park charge exemptions.

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent centrally on (a) dietary advice and (b) drug treatment for those who are at risk of raised cholesterol in the last period for...

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to her Department was of sending Christmas cards in 2005.

      Communication Impairments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the number of people in England with communication impairments.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that primary care trusts with deficits are supported to keep community hospitals open.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library copies of guidance, instructions and requests sent to Kingston primary care trust on community hospitals since the...

      Consultant Urologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultant urologists there have been in the UK in each year since 1997.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to her Department of consultancy fees in relation to (a) restructuring and (b) private finance initiatives has been since 1997.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the new National Framework for Continuing Care will provide for increasing awareness supported by consistent training as set out in the Government's...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken by her Department to improve care for people with dementia and their families and carers.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average remuneration per full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioner was in the York andSelby Primary Care Trust area in each year since...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in respect of how many courses of NHS dental treatment the patient paid the maximum charge in the last 12 months.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many claims for NHS dental treatment were received by the Dental Practice Board in 2004–05.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have left the NHS since the announcement of the new dental services contract in each of the last five years in (a) England and (b)...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average remuneration per full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioner in Lancashire was in (a) cash and (b) real terms (i) in each of the...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Staff

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

      Diamorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the availability of diamorphine for medical purposes in the UK.

      Dr Chai Patel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what capacity Dr Chai Patel has worked with her Department since 1997.

      Drug Treatment Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in drug treatment in England are being prescribed (a) methadone and (b) buprenhorphine; and what proportion of the treatment budget was...

      Electronic Social Care Record Implementation Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the operation of the electronic social care record implementation board.

      Energy Saving Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on energy saving measures in her Department.

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, columns 2315–2316W, if she will list her official engagements for each day over the...

      Expert Patients' Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources she plans to commit to supporting the expansion of the expert patients' programme as described in paragraph 5.17 of the White Paper Our...

      External Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Department in any capacity within the previous...

      Generic Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average time has been taken by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to approve generic product market authorisations in the last...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners (GPs) there are in (a) Ruislip-Northwood constituency and (b) each London borough; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Guide Dogs for the Blind

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration her Department is giving to joining the Rehabilitation Project Group led by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

      Healthcare Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to report on her Department's consultation on the supply of ostomy, incontinence and wound care products.

      Healthcare Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what indicators the Healthcare Commission uses to assess the performance of organisations which enter into contracts for NHS-funded work.

      Healthcare Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to question 48216, on conduct of healthcare professionals, tabled by the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough, for answer on 1...

      Health-related Charities (Government Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on securing ongoing Government funding for (a) National Talking newspapers and magazines...

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether her Department's hepatitis C professional awareness campaign is complete; and what further plans the Department has to raise professional...

      Histopathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many histopathology posts in the NHS are unfilled.

      Hospital Bed Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what projections she has made of future hospital bed capacity in each strategic health authority area in England for the next 20 years.

      Hospital-acquired Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) hospital-acquired infection and (b) MRSA have been recorded in hospitals in each London constituency in each of the last five years,...

      London Health Services (Financing)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the latest financial position is of each (a) London health authority and (b) London primary care trust; and if she will make a statement.

      Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how often management consultants have been contracted by the Department; and at what cost in each of the last five years.

      Meat Hygiene Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the consultation on the future of the official veterinary surgeons within the meat hygiene service of the Food Standards Agency;...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was from general practitioner referral to first appointment for (a) child and adolescent, (b) adult and (c) elderly mental...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which mental health trusts she expects to be in deficit at the end of the 2005–06 financial year; and what she expects the deficit to be in each case.

      Ministerial Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) public speeches and (b) official visits she has made since 5 May 2005; and how many letters she sent in that period.

      Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many requests for funding of biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis have been received by the Medical Research Council in each of...

      Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to fund research into the possible biological causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis in the next financial years; and what recent...

      NHS and Mental Establishments (Visits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the (a) mental health and (b) NHS establishments she has visited in the last six months; and on what days she visited them.

      NHS Care Records Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources have been made available through the National Programme for IT for the NHS Care Records Service.

      NHS Chief Executive (Retirement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to public funds is of the early retirement of Sir Nigel Crisp, formerly chief executive of the NHS; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid to management and other non-clinical consultants in (a) 1997–98 and (b) each subsequent year by (i) her Department and (ii) the NHS.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and the London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St. Mary's NHS Trust, (e)...

      NHS Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to bring forward a National Health Service Bill and an NHS (Wales) Bill along the lines of the draft National Health Service Act 2006...

      NHS LIFT (Hull)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the progress of NHS LIFT schemes in Hull.

      NHS Staff Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of NHS staff whose pay will not increase between 2005–06 and (a) October 2009 and (b) April 2011 because of...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of graduate nurses are (a) employed as a nurse, (b) employed elsewhere in the NHS and (c) unemployed six months after graduation in...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses graduated in each of the last five years; and how many nurses are expected to graduate over the next five years.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to improve retention rates for nurses in training.

      Nutritional Profiling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on the Food Standards Agency's nutritional profiling model; what the content of these representations was; when they...

      Older People (Support)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many local authorities do not provide access to direct payments to older people; (2) how many local authorities have refused direct payments to...

      OTC Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the responses received to the proposals of the Better Regulation of Over the Counter (OTC) Medicines Initiative for the raising of...

      Out-patient Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out-patients appointments were made in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) general practitioner referrals and (b) other referrals.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will respond to Question 48215, tabled on 30 January 2006 by the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough, on sex offenders.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 989W, on the private finance initiative (PFI), what the projected deficit is for (a) year...

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacies have been awarded contracts on the basis of 100 hour opening since the control of entry regulations on pharmacy were amended; and what...

      Predictive Diallers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1251W, on predictive diallers, what estimate she has made of the cost of establishing...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much purchaser protection adjustment she expects to be lost to each primary care trust in each of the next three years.

      Sexual and Reproductive Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance her Department has given to the independent advisory group on sexual health and HIV in each year since its inception; what the value was...

      Single Assessment Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the implementation of the Single Assessment Process.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to conclude her review of the continuation of smoking in psychiatric hospitals and mental health facilities in private, public and...

      Speech Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that the augmentative and alternative communication equipment and support needs of people with speech impairments are...

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much is expected to be saved as a result of meeting the civil service workforce reductions targets for her Department set out in the 2004...

      Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals in each region provide stem cell collection via blood sampling of the umbilical cord at the request of a parent.

      Stoma Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 February 2006 to the hon. Member for South Derbyshire, Official Report, column 1795W, on stoma appliances, if she will...

      Strep-EURO Research Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evaluation her Department has made of the findings of the Strep-EURO research project.

      Suspended Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors have been suspended in each quarter since April 2001.

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public administered by (i) her Department and (ii) agencies which report to her.

      TGN 1412

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on the suspension of the phase 1 clinical trial authorisation of...

      TGN 1412

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was aware of (a) the inflammatory effect on the lymph nodes of two monkeys of...

      TGN 1412

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) considered the possibility that the drug TGN 1412 might give rise to a...

      Tri-nobutyl Maleate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she (a) has taken and (b) is taking to reduce the risk of exposure to tri-nobutyl maleate.

      Voluntary and Community Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will announce her Department's grant allocations for health and social care voluntary and community groups for 2006–07.

      Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Minister of State's Oral Statement of 20 March 2006, Official Report, column 120 and to the answers of 14 February 2006, Official Report,...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for those referred for treatment by GPs in (a) each London primary care trust and (b) each London health authority was in...

      West Lancashire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average remuneration per full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioner was in the West Lancashire Primary Care Trust area in each year...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Airfields

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how planning policy statement 3 will affect the status of airfields in respect of whether they are deemed as previously developed land.

    • Arm's Length Management Organisation Review Group

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to publish the report of the arm's length management organisation review group.

      Building Regulations (Part L)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects the final supporting documents and software for Part L of the building regulations to be published.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent by his Department on media training in each year since 1997–98.

      Departmental Staff Handbook

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the Staff Handbook for his Department.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2217W, to the hon. Member for Romsey (Sandra Gidley), on domestic violence, how many units of...

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the guests he has officially entertained at Dorneywood since 1 May 2005.

      European Landscape Convention

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the implications of the UK signing the Council of Europe's European Landscape Convention for the planning system in England.

      External Consultants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Department in any capacity within the previous five years.

      Fire Control Centres

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the most recent estimate is of the cost of the regionalisation of fire control centres; and who would cover the overspend in the event of costs exceeding...

      Fire-related Deaths

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many fire-related deaths there were in dwellings in each London constituency in each year since 2000.

      Flood Reports

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what consultations have taken place on the role of flood reports in home information packs.

      Homelessness (Luton)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding Luton borough council has received from the homelessness and housing support directorate in each year since 2002.

      Hostels Improvement Programme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the refurbishment schemes in the East of England being delivered with funding from the Hostels Improvement Programme.

      Household Projections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the sub-regional household projections will be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has for tackling overcrowding in residential accommodation in West Lancashire; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of households which (a) rented in the private sector, (b) rented in the social housing sector, (c) were owner occupiers...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the likely impact of net immigration on housing demand in England over the next 20 years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will introduce legislation to establish the legal powers of the Housing Corporation.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps the Government are taking to meet its target to provide 60 per cent. of new homes on brownfield sites by 2008.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether it is his Department's policy to use urban greenfield land for social housing developments.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much brownfield land has been sold for social housing development since 1997; (2) how much urban greenfield land has been sold off for social housing...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much funding for housing each London borough has received in each financial year since the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 came...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the likely distribution of housing growth between cities and rural areas over the next 20 years; and what assessment he has made of...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance he issues to local authorities which plan to ballot tenants on housing stock transfer proposals; and what assessment he has made of the effect of...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the number of empty residential properties owned by local authorities.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many affordable homes have been (a) started and (b) completed in the last five years in each London borough; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what initiatives are in place to assist (a) first time home buyers and (b) first time home buyers with little or poor credit rating.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the proposed home condition report will contain information on the (a) fittings, (b) fixtures, (c) number of bedrooms, (d) number of parking spaces, (e)...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1359W, on home information packs, what estimate he has made of the price of a home information...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government's most recent estimate is of the percentage of new build homes that have been sold and let to key workers, broken down by Government office region.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what departmental working groups are carrying out work for departmental sections (a) HSF6—Right to Buy, (b) LGF 4D—National Non-Domestic Rates Policy,...

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will list the pension funds covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme; (2) if he will list the 2004 valuation reports of the funds within the...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he last travelled on official business by train.

      Mobile Telephone Masts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his most recent estimate is of the total number of (a) mobile telephone masts and (b) picocell mobile telephone masts in England; and what assessment he has...

      MOD Empty Quarters

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on whether long-term empty service quarters could be made available for sale to private...

      Multiple Occupation Licensing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what minimum property attributes are needed for a local authority to introduce discretionary house in multiple occupation licensing of a residential property.

      Multiple Occupation Licensing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his Department's policy is on subsidising by local authorities of the costs of housing in multiple occupation licensing through increased council tax.

      Multiple Occupation Licensing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether there is an upper limit on the fees that local authorities can charge landlords for (a) discretionary and (b) mandatory housing in multiple occupation...

      Multiple Occupation Licensing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whatproperty attributes are necessary for mandatory house in multiple occupation licensing of a residential property.

      Multiple Occupation Licensing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Government has provided additional funding to local authorities to meet the (a) set-up and (b) ongoing costs of the proposed housing in multiple...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much he has paid to (a) his Department and (b) Westminster city council in backdated council tax for his official residence at Admiralty House.

      Park Home Pitch Fees

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will use his powers under the Housing Act 2004 to publish draft regulations to amend provisions for the regulation of park home pitch fees.

      Parks

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) residential parks and (b) urban green spaces have been created since 1997.

      Pathfinder

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate the Government have made of the expenditure on consultants in the Pathfinder areas to date.

      Planning Appeals (Wycombe)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful appeals have been made against planning decisions made by Wycombe district council in each year since 1999.

      Planning Procedure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to change the circular 18/84 planning procedure for development of Crown land; and if he will make a statement.

      PPS3 (Aviation Industry)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the proposed changes to Planning Policy Statement 3 on the aviation industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Spatial Strategies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what mechanism there is within each regional spatial strategy to assess the demand for (a) housing for inward migrants and (b) retirement housing.

      Retrospective Planning Applications

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has further to discourage retrospective planning applications; and if he will assess the merits of levying a large fee for the submission of such...

      Right-to-Buy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the capital receipts from right to buy were in eachyear since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

      Social Landlords

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the registered social landlords participating in each Pathfinder scheme.

      Standards Board for England

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for how long members of the Standards Board for England are appointed; and who appoints them.

      Stock Transfers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much public money has been provided in the form of gap funding for stock transfers in each year since 1997; and how much his Department expects to provide in...

      Stock Transfers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which local authorities have chosen as their preferred option for housing stock (a) retention, (b) transfer, (c) an arm's length management organisation and (d) a...

      Sustainable Buildings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the membership of the senior steering group for the Code for Sustainable Buildings.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether the Government plans to establish targets for the numbers of each different type and size of new house to be built in the Thames Gateway; (2) what...

      Walkergate (Durham)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what factors underlay his decision to call in the proposed development on the old ice rink site in Walkergate, Durham; and if he will make a statement.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.

  • House of Lords

    • Algeria: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they raised the concerns of Human Rights Watch, the Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme, the World Organisation against Torture and...

    • Arms Trade

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which states have so far agreed to the principle of an international treaty on the arms trade.

      Arms Trade

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they last had discussions with the Government of the United States about the content of an arms trade treaty.

      Arms Trade

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether more rapid progress would be made in agreeing an arms trade treaty if it were limited to small arms and ammunition.

      Belarus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are making representations to the government of Belarus following the recent assault by police officers on the leader of the opposition in that...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the sum total of all expenditure incurred to date in regard to the British Coal respiratory disease litigation, broken down between payments made to (a)...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the sum total of all expenditure incurred to date in regard to the British Coal vibration white finger litigation, broken down between payments made to (a)...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the projected date by which all claims under the British Coal respiratory disease litigation will have been settled; and what is the estimated cost that...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the projected date by which all claims under the British Coal vibration white finger litigation will have been settled; and what is the estimated cost that...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the estimated staffing, administrative and related costs incurred by the Department of Trade and Industry in regard to (a) the British Coal respiratory...

      EU: Budget

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 2 March (WA 92), whether the difference in United Kingdom contributions to institutions of the...

      EU: Constitution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their pledge to hold a binding referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom should adopt the European Union constitution is still in force; whether that...

      EU: Membership

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 15 February (WA 184) what prosperity has been brought to the United Kingdom through membership...

      EU: Mercury

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the impact upon the United Kingdom barometer industry of the proposal by the European Commission to ban the use of mercury in...

      European Defence Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to encourage the new European Defence Agency to start the process of integrated co-operation on new projects, including the plans for...

      Extraordinary Rendition Flights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the remarks by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 8 March (HL Deb, col. 847) concerning rendition flights, what have been the responses of the United States...

      Housing: Multiple Occupation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received from local authorities looking to extend their houses in multiple occupation licensing scheme to smaller properties under...

      Iran: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they are making to the government of Iran about the hanging of Mr Hojjat Zamani, previously abducted from Turkey in 2003, and about recent...

      Iran: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made on human rights dialogue with Iran; and what, if any, have been the results.

      Israel and Palestine: Jericho Prison

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they made to the Israeli Government, formally or informally, before withdrawing their monitors from Jericho prison.

      Parliament: Power Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will give effect to the Power commission's recommendation that a concordat should be drawn up between the Executive and Parliament indicating where...

      Railways: First Great Western

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In view of the level of detail contained in the franchise specification issued by the Department for Transport, what scope there is for First Great Western trains...

      Singapore: Chee Soon Juan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the government of Singapore regarding the trial of Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party, in...

      Somalia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to station a diplomatic mission in Baidoa, or how otherwise they intend to communicate with the government of Somalia.

      Somaliland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will provide assistance to the government of Somaliland to enable them to comply with veterinary requirements that would enable exports of livestock...

      Taxation and Benefits: Overpayments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What criteria are used to determine whether overpayments to vulnerable households should be remitted (a) by HM Revenue and Customs (tax and pension credits); (b)...

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