Written answers

Tuesday, 18 April 2006

  • Defence

    • Air Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rights of appeal are available to parties to the Board of Inquiry into the USAF F-15 accident in Scotland on 26 March 2001.

    • Air Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the reason was for the amount of time taken for completion of the Board of Inquiry into the USAF F-15 accident on 26 March 2001.

      Air Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date briefing of the next-of-kin of the pilots on the contents of the Board of Inquiry into the USAF F-15 accident in Scotland on 26 March 2001...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many infantry (a) reserve forces, (b) tanks, (c) armoured vehicles and (d) helicopters are (i) available to and (ii) deployable by the Army; and what...

      Army Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what army regulations determined the obligation of the army to complete basic training for servicemen referred to in his Department's answer of 7 June...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years; (2) how...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what evaluations of UK military aid and training to Colombia have been undertaken; and what criteria have been applied in them.

      Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

      Defence Munitions Centre (Crombie)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Written Statement of 28February 2006, Official Report, columns 9–10WS, on Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, what assessment he has...

      Defence Munitions Centre (Crombie)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Written Statement of 28 February 2006, Official Report, columns 9–10WS, on Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, what discussions his...

      Defence Munitions Centre (Crombie)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Written Statement of 28 February 2006, Official Report, columns 9–10WS, on Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, what assessment his...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's target is for paying invoices to contractors; and what percentage of bills were paid on time in the last period for which figures...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time staff are employed by his Department in Scotland.

      Far East Prisoners of War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defencehow many claims for the far east prisoner of war ex-gratia payment have been rejected on the grounds that the claimant was not interned in a qualifying camp.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans he has to fit the new K model Hercules aircraft with (a) the latest generation defensive aids suite and (b) foam in the wing tanks; and...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of (i) the latest generation defensive aids suite and (ii) foam in...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when each of the Mk 3 Hercules was fitted with associated defensive aids systems.

      HMS Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the co-ordinates were of the location of HMS Kent on 26 January; whether there were any other vessels operating in this area at the same time; and...

      Human Rights Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Human Rights Act 1988 applies at UK bases used by United States forces, including bases in UK Overseas Territories.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many munitions containing depleted uranium were deployed by UK forces in Iraq in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his reply of 13 March 2006, Official Report column 1947W, tabled by the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, whether United States...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether co-operation has been restored between British forces in Multi-National Sector (South-East) and council officials in Basra and Maysan provinces...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many security internees are being held by (a) Multi-National Forces and (b) British forces in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq.

      Iraqi Combat Battalions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date he expects all Iraqi combat battalions to be capable of carrying out independent operations.

      Man Erf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assurances were given to the MAN ERF workforce at Middlewich in relation to the operation of his Department's contract with MAN and MAN ERF UK.

      Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the last occasion was on which ministers in his Department discussed missile defence with counterparts in other countries; what aspects were...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what publication he plans to produce to inform the national debate he initiated in 2005 on the potential replacement of the UK's nuclear deterrent.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on co-operation with Pakistan on defence issues.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence why his Department discounts flying pay for flight lieutenants as pensionable pay in the final reckoning of service pension paid to qualified pilots.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what criteria were used in deciding not to make a dedicated pension scheme available to members of the reserve forces. (2) if he will consider...

      Royal Ordnance Establishments (Chemical Licences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the existing chemical licences at (a) Royal Ordnance Chorley and (b) Royal Ordnance Bridgewater will expire.

      Sonar (Marine Mammals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of low frequency active sonar by naval and survey ships on marine mammals.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will break down by rank the 900 personnel reduction in Territorial Army infantry; (2) what the new establishment figure is for the...

      Tours of Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many tours each regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps has undertaken in the last five years; what the (a) location and (b) length was of each; and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office Strategy Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the membership of the Cabinet Office Strategy Board; and what its current work programme is.

    • Capita Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value...

      Centre of Government Guide

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he plans to issue an updated version of the Guide to the Centre of Government".

      Hannington Radio Station

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2006, Official Report, column 2550W, on Hannington radio station, if he will list the (a) public and (b) private...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he will answer question 43872 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South on 16 January on local authority pandemic plans.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants charged with offences triable either way did not receive police bail but...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of UK carbon emissions were attributable to (a) electricity generation, (b) aviation and (c) road transport in each year since...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether foreign workers employed in the agricultural sector are entitled to NHS treatment; and to what statutory employment...

    • Agricultural Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her most recent estimate is of the number of people in illegal employment in the agricultural industries.

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress has been made in seeking to exempt bee medicines from the prescription only medicine requirement of...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis among cattle; and if she will make a statement.

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research the Government have conducted into links between badgers and the spread of tuberculosis to cattle; and if she...

      Bovine TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will commission research into the effect of boosting the selenium and iodine intake of badgers on their resistance to...

      Cement Kilns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions (a) she and (b) her Department has held with the (i)energy and (ii) cement industries on the use of waste as...

      Chewing Gum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to extend the chewing gum pilot schemes to the rest of England and Wales; and what estimate she has made...

      Chewing Gum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what private sector funding her Department has received towards the cleaning up of chewing gum in public streets and buildings.

      Chewing Gum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received from Wrigley UK Ltd. regarding Government-sponsored chewing gum cleaning campaigns.

      Chewing Gum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of how much local government spent on cleaning up chewing gum (a) in 2005 and (b) in the last 10 years.

      Circus Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to start the consultation into prohibiting the use of certain animal species in travelling circuses; whether...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letter to her dated 23 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letter dated 31 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr. S....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will reply to the letter dated 31 January from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan regarding a constituent Mr. K....

      Demography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate she has made of the rat population in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England in each of the last 15...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for...

      Domestic Rubbish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on citizens being fined for placing small quantities of domestic rubbish in municipal rubbish...

      Electric Shock Collars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has undertaken into the use of electric shock collars on animals in the UK; and if she will make...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) other Government departments and (b) other public authorities on reducing the heating...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to increase energy efficiency within her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written statement of 16 March 2006, Official Report, columns 104–05WS, on the single payment scheme,...

      Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many unpaid fixed penalty notices for environmental offences there were in each Government office region in each year for...

      Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fixed penalty notices for (a) littering and (b) dog fouling were issued in each year for which figures are available.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents of fly-tipping have (a) been reported and (b) led to a prosecution in (i) North East Lincolnshire and (ii)...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make a statement on her plans to integrate the Forestry Commission with Natural England; (2) what research...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the future of the Forestry Commission.

      Free Newspapers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations govern the distribution of free newspapers on the street; and what guidance she has produced for local...

      Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the likely effects of reductions in funding on service provision at the Institute of...

      Invasive Top Mouth Gudgeon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's response was to the report on the dispersal of the invasive top mouth gudgeon, Pseudorasbora parva, in...

      Landfill Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the minimum permitted distance is for a landfill site from residential properties in England; and what the shortest...

      Map Modification Register

      To ask the Secretary of State forEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities have a register of definitive map modification order applications as specified by the Countryside...

      Mini-Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to tackle noise pollution caused by mini-motorcycles.

      Mobile Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on her Department's strategy for minimising the environmental impact of the disposal of unwanted...

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which companies have been given Government grants to make their packaging more environmentally friendly; and how much each...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of members of the principal civil service pension scheme in her Department joined the scheme before the age...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much central funding has been allocated to local authority recycling in each year for which figures are available.

      Roadside Car Sales

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) legislation exists and (b) steps are being taken to prevent vehicles from being parked and advertised for sale in parking rest areas and waste land...

      Soil Guideline Values

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her Answer of 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 444W, on soil guideline values, when officials from her...

      Surplus Wine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make representations to the European Commission for the distribution of surplus wine to pensioners rather than...

      Travelling Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the number of travelling circuses in the UK.

      Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to update the guidance on the definition of waste to reflect decisions by the European courts and national...

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding the Waste and Resources Action Programme has received from the Department in each year since its creation.

      Waste Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the annual volume of water typically required to enable a household waste incinerator to operate.

      Water Company Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) real term price and (b) percentage increases in water rates on the previous year have been for each water...

      Water Company Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what real terms funding for infrastructure each water company has made in each year since privatisation.

      Water Company Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times (a) her Department and (b) Ofwat has (i) approved and (ii) not approved increases in water rates charges in...

      Water Saving Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions the Water Saving Group has met since October 2005.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • 1911 Census

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the National Archive has given reasons for the application of exemption 41 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to...

    • Burial Grounds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when her Department's survey of burial grounds will be published; and what assessment she has made of the cost of carrying out...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much business her Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years;...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the value of contracts held by her Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to her Department in each of the last three years; and...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many contracts her Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which have a potential duration of five...

      Coroners' Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will add coroners services to the list of public authorities covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if she...

      Coroners' Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many of the (a) special and (b) routine post mortems carried out by the Haringey Coroners' Service have later been subject...

      Coroners' Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many pathologists were employed by Haringey Coroner Services to carry out post-mortems in 2005.

      Court Hearings (Transport)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs who determines the location of a hearing in court for a criminal hearing; what assessment is made of transportation needs for...

      Criminal Justice System

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what progress has been made towards her Department's targets for the modernisation of the criminal justice system.

      Custody Deaths

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the averagetime between a death in custody and the (a) commencement and (b) conclusion of the coroner's inquest was in...

      Departmental Policies (Islington, South and Finsbury)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Islington, South and Finsbury...

      Electoral Administration Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the viability of amending the Electoral Administration Bill so that voters who currently opt to...

      Electoral Registration Officers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to her answer of 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 456W, on the electoral register, what advice is given to...

      Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many grievance procedures have been initiated in her Department in each of the last three years.

      Harassment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment have been investigated in her Department in each of the last...

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many cases of sexual harassment were brought in the West Midlands in which the defendant was subsequently acquitted of all...

      James Collinson

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost was of the coroner's inquest into the death of James Collinson.

      Land Disputes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many civil cases related to neighbourhood land disputes have been taken to the courts in each of the last 10 years.

      Legal Aid (Recoupment)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many (a) cases and (b) firms of solicitors are expected to be affected by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) recouping...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many EU member statesshe has visited on official business since her appointment.

      National Archives

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representations she has received on the charging of broadcasters to use National Archive footage for transmissions.

      National Archives

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when National Archives introduced charging for the use of footage by broadcasters.

      National Archives

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the use of proceeds received by National Archives from broadcasters using footage for transmissions.

      National Archives

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance is given to broadcasters regarding charges for the use of footage from National Archives.

      National Archives

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what income her Department has received from fees paid by broadcasters using footage from National Archives for transmission in...

      National Archives

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether her Department plans to re-examine the charging of broadcasters for use of footage from National Archives for transmissions.

      Parliamentary Candidates (Interests)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to require declaration of parliamentary candidates' interests.

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what proportion of members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme in her Department joined the scheme before the age of...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the current employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of adverse publicity on defendants who are subsequently acquitted in sex offence cases.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the human rights implications for people accused of sex offences and subsequently acquitted who...

      Summary Trials

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of (a) trials on indictment and (b) summary trials in (i)Northern Ireland and (ii) England and Wales that...

      Woolwich Crown Court

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the (a) use of and (b) available capacity at Woolwich Crown court.

  • Transport

    • A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what status the A21 upgrade has under the South East England Regional Assembly's recommendations on regional priorities; and if he will make a statement.

    • A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the Highways Agency on public consultations on the proposed A21 upgrade between Flimwell and Robertsbridge.

      Aerotoxic Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the Porton Down report on engine oil and Aerotoxic Syndrome affecting pilots during flight.

      Aircraft Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the difference between peak and mean aircraft noise levels near British airports.

      Airports (Alternative Fuelled Vehicles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps are being taken to encourage the use of alternative fuelled vehicles at airports.

      British Railways Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what property, including railway structures, is owned by the British Railways Board (Residuary) Ltd.; and where the property is located.

      Congestion Charging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which cities have applied for funding to establish a congestion charging scheme.

      Defective Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of vehicles driving with defective (a) brakes, (b) brake lights, (c) head lights, (d) tail lights...

      Drink-driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drink-driving accidents there were in (a) Romford and (b) Havering in each of the past 10 years.

      Energy Efficiency

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

      Greater Western Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the document SLC2 relating to the Greater Western Franchise.

      Heritage Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the implications for heritage railways of the EU directive on Railway and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety)...

      Hit and Run Incidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many hit and run incidents have been recorded in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area; (2) how many (a) deaths,...

      Imported Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government are taking to deal with imported cars licensed in EU countries displaying out of date number plates and thereby avoiding...

      Long-distance Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government have taken to increase speeds on long-distance rail trips in order to reduce travel time.

      Long-distance Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government have taken to increase the proportion of long-distance trains that run on time.

      LPG Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why vehicles converted to run on liquefied petroleum gas prior to 2001 are not eligible to be classified as low emissions vehicles by the Driver and...

      M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average number of vehicles using the M1 each day was in the last period for which figures are available; and how many vehicles the M1 was...

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when a decision will be reached on (a) widening the existing carriageway on the M6 and (b) building a new adjacent expressway.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) widening the existing carriageway on the M6 and (b) building a new adjacent expressway.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects work (a) to begin and (b) to be completed on improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department began consulting on improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent (a) on planning, (b) on consulting and (c) in total on (i)improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester...

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations his Department has received on improving capacity on the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester.

      Nottingham East Midlands Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what submissions he has received from the independent consultative committee on Nottingham East Midlands Airport in relation to the airport authority's...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those...

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government has taken to reduce automobile use and increase the use of public transportation.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations his Department has received from Arriva Trains Wales on the consultation on the First Great Western Trains proposed December 2006...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many railway crashes there have been in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of railway expenditure has been derived from (a) passenger fares and (b) taxation for each year since 1994; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the work of HM Railway Inspectorate.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will include proposals for reconstructing double-tracking and new loop construction on the Waterloo to Exeter line west of Salisbury in the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train stations are operated (a) by each train operating company, (b) by Network Rail and (c) by other operators.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many stations on the rail network in England are unmanned at night, broken down by police authority area.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many penalty fare schemes have been approved for operation on trains in each of the last eight years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money was spent on repairing railways in (a) Romford and (b) Havering in each of the last 10 years.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which driving while smoking is dangerous.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road deaths have been attributed to drivers (a) using their mobile phones, (b) smoking, (c) speeding and (d) not wearing seatbelts in each...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures the Department takes to identify drivers who drive while (a) on mobile phones, (b) not wearing seatbelts and (c) speeding.

      Road Traffic Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the operation of the (a) Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982, (b) Motor Vehicles (Speed Units on...

      Road User Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on amending (a) the London Local Authority Act 2000 and (b) the Road User (Charges and Penalty) Regulations 2001;...

      Royal Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will report on the environmental impacts taken into account by the royal family in determining their mode of transport in the annual report on...

      Royal Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to page 103 of the grant in aid for royal travel by air and rail, annual report 2004–05, how many and what percentage of the royal...

      Royal Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's policy is on the use of the Queen's helicopter by members of the royal family for private purposes.

      Royal Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the occasions in 2004–05 when the royal train was used other than by members of the royal family.

      Seat Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the seat belt wearing rate was in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) the Metropolitan Police Area of London (i) in the last period for which figures...

      Small Firms

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

      Sustainable Building

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

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the change in the economic costs of traffic congestion in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost has been of adding runways to UK airports in each of the last 10 years.

      UK Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individuals flew out of each UK airport in each of the last 10 years.

      Walking/Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Government will publish (a) updated guidance on cycle friendly infrastructure and (b) final versions of the planned local transport notes on...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is Government policy that the Arts Council England introduce a continuous peer review process for those in receipt of...

    • British Museum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2196W, on the British Museum, what the reasons were for the changes...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts her Department has signed with Capita Group plc in each year since 1997.

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture,Media and Sport if she will list the dates of her meetings with foreign casino operators and their representatives.

      Children's Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many children's hospices received lottery funding in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the procedure is for setting up a television channel on the digital network; and if she will make a statement.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to increase energy efficiency within her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many properties (a) owned and (b) managed by English Heritage (i) the Secretary of State, (ii) the Minister for Sport, (iii) the...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many new licences have been granted in Swindon under the Licensing Act 2003; and what percentage were 24-hour licences.

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is her policy that premises granted grandfather rights under the Licensing Act 2003 should be guaranteed extended New Year's...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance her Department has issued in relation to New Year's Eve opening hours since the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether premises which have opened since the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2005 are required...

      London Bombings Memorial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who will design the memorial for the victims of the 7 July bombings in London; and when it is scheduled to be erected.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment has been made of availability of Lottery funding and grants for projects not related to the Olympics for each year up to...

      National Sports Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much private investment has been secured for the establishment of the National Sports Foundation; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Government have to improve transport access to the 2012 Olympic site; and what funding will be required to do so.

      Olympic Sports (Sponsorship)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total value of the corporate sponsorship of Olympic sports has been at (a) elite and (b) grassroots level in the UK in each...

      Olympic Sports (Sponsorship)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the total value of corporate sponsorship of Olympic sports at (a) elite and (b) grassroots...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's employer contribution rates to the principal civil service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return...

      Queen's Birthday

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to obtain sponsorship for expenditure on events for the Queen's 80th birthday.

      Schools Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by what criteria the location of the annual Schools' Olympics will be determined; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what sports will be included in the Schools Olympics; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans her Department has to reimburse schools competing in the Schools' Olympics for the costs of (a) travel, (b) accommodation and...

      Schools Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has held with representatives of (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools on the (i) timing of and...

      Sports Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the value for money of public private partnerships to regenerate grassroots sports...

      Sports Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations her Department has received on public private partnerships to regenerate grassroots sports facilities; and if she...

      Sports Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department has taken to encourage (a) independent schools, (b) private companies and (c) other non-public bodies to allow...

      Sportsmatch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much private investment has been secured for Sportsmatch for each year since its creation; and if she will make a statement.

      Windsor Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to increase tourism to Windsor Castle.

      Windsor Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people visited Windsor Castle in each of the last eight years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of compliance of Afghan criminal law with international human rights treaties.

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 1892W, on Ascension Island, what the reasons were for the...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many fishery enforcement patrols were carried out in Ascension Island waters in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; and what the results...

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he has and (b) his officials have had with (i) the Attorney General and (ii) his officials regarding the...

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of political activists detained by authorities in Belarus.

      British Diplomatic Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which embassies and high commissions he is (a) reducing diplomatic and other staff and (b) deploying additional staff; and...

      Camp Ashraf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1028–9W, on Mujahedin-e Khalq, what the current...

      Cantaxx

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received official hospitality from Canatxx Ventures Limited, Canatxx UK and its associated companies in the last...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of Falun Gong membersin China, with particular reference to Sujiatun Camp.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have asked the Austrian presidency to invite a representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) unilateral and (b) multilateral action the Government plan to take to encourage the Colombian Government to implement a...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to work with (a) civil society and (b) the Catholic Church to monitor the conduct of elections in...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken (a) while President of the EU and (b) subsequently to ensure mid-term monitoring of the...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the EU is taking, further to the Council conclusions of 3 October 2005, to ensure close monitoring of the...

      Contracts (Voluntary Sector)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts are let by his Department to voluntary sector organisations; how many of those are let on an annual basis;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to obtain from the Indian high commissioner in London replies to the letters sent to the high commissioner on 4...

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the contacts his Department has had with the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba.

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the (a) state of and (b) prospects for the UK's relations with Cuba; and what his present policy...

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his position will be on Cuba in the European Union's review of its common position on that country.

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken to promote closer cultural, sporting and trading links with Cuba.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the EU has to send further troops to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and what discussions he has had with other...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on private schooling for the children of its staff based in the UK in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Televisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many television sets are in operation in the Department (a) in total, (b) in Minister's private offices and (c) in each...

      Diplomatic Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why the British embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar was closed in August 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Diplomatic Staff (Spain)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) diplomatic staff and (b) locally engaged staff are based in (i) Alicante, (ii) Barcelona, (iii) Bilbao, (iv) Ibiza,...

      EU Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what parts of the draft EU constitution the Government support.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in talks with Spain and Gibraltar regarding the Gibraltar constitution.

      Guide to the European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost was of (a) producing and (b) distributing the revised Guide to the European Union.

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) British and (b) EU officials have had with representatives of Hamas since January 2006.

      HMS Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) Spain and (b) Gibraltar concerning the treasures of HMS Sussex.

      Holy See

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2006, Official Report, column 2462W, about the Holy See, if he will place in the Library (a)...

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the individuals who are not UK citizens who, since May 2005, have been awarded honours, indicating in each case...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many detainees in Iraq have been (a) charged and (b) tried and convicted of offences connected to the insurgency.

      Isle of Man/Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to attract businesses to (a) the Isle of Man and (b) UK Overseas Territories.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreignand Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Israeli authorities on behalf of Ziyad Hmeidan, being held under administrative detention.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the election of the Kadima party to power in Israel.

      Jericho Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government had advance knowledge of the Israeli raid on Jericho prison following the withdrawal of the British...

      Jericho Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received in relation to the termination of the UK mission at Jericho Prison.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the actions by Indian military personnel in Kashmir in relation to human rights of the...

      Landmines (Falklands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the terms of reference are of the joint UK-Argentinean feasibility study into the eradication of landmines in the...

      Landmines (Falklands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether Argentina broke the Geneva convention by laying landmines in the Falklands.

      Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to assist the Government of Nigeria in apprehending Charles Taylor, former Head of State of...

      Mercosur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the Mercosur trade bloc on trade with (a) the EU and (b) the UK.

      Mersey Police (Condoleeza Rice)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will reimburse Mersey police for the extra costs incurred by them for policing the visit to Liverpool of the United States...

      Mujahedin-e Khalq Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment the Government have made of the military capacity of the Mujahedin-e Khalq organisation since May 2003.

      NATO Forum on Energy Security Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representation his Department had at the NATO forum on energy security technology held in Prague on 22 to 24 February; and...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with counterparts in the Nigerian Government on a proposed amendment to the Constitution...

      Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list his official engagements undertaken on 21 March 2006; for which such engagements the ministerial car was used;...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the steps being taken by the Palestinian Authority to protect foreign nationals and property in...

      Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the outcome of the Peruvian presidential election; and if he will make a statement.

      Raoul Wallenberg

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to obtain from the Swedish Government as much information as is in their possession about the case of Mr. Raoul...

      Religious Freedom Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a meeting of the Religious Freedom Panel was held in March.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2006, Official Report, column 86W, on rendition, whether the requirement for permission is a...

      Royal Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the Queen has to visit (a) Commonwealth nations and (b) Overseas Territories.

      Royal Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what visits have been made by members of the Royal Family to (a) Canada, (b) Australia, (c) New Zealand, (d) Gibraltar and (e)...

      Russia (Energy Supplies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of Russia's development of natural gas pipelines to China.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the security situation in Sierra Leone.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the Commonwealth Observer Group report on the elections in Uganda on (a) the...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the prospects for multi-party democracy in Uganda of the nomination of senior army...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the comments by Ugandan President Museveni that the UK is responsible for (a) the war in the...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with President Museveni of Uganda following his election victory; and if he will make a statement.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Ugandan authorities following (a) the killing of three Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the ability of the press to operate freely in Uganda; what assessment he has made of the position...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the climate for investment in Uganda; and if he will make a statement.

      Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent election in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.

      UN Convention Against Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage national governments to sign the second optional protocol to the UN convention against...

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list his meetings with US Administration official Caleb McCarry; and what the subjects of each meeting were.

      World Cup (Complimentary Tickets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complimentary tickets his Department has received for games taking place at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to World Heritage Sites.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the removal of the BBC World Service from Zimbabwe by the Zimbabwean Government; and what...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK has taken to try to ensure that the government of Zimbabwe upholds Articles 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the United...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the South African Government on Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Building Materials (Test Sites)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether there are sites within the UK which are large enough to test how various building materials react when subject to (a) explosion and (b) full scale fire tests.

    • Business Rates

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what primary legislation introduced since 1997 has amended rules or procedures on business rates.

      Capita

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries since...

      Capita

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.

      Capita

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders were successful.

      Capita

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.

      Civil Resilience Measures

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to local government of civil resilience measures; and what funding has been provided to local government for this purpose...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the merits of an investment allowance as a revenue stream on which to base borrowing for council housing; and if he will introduce...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether a domestic property is revalued for council tax purposes on (a) the purchase of a freehold by a leaseholder, (b) the extension of the duration of the...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the values were for (a) the assumed national Council Tax before floors and ceilings and (b) Council Tax at standard spending in each year since...

      Departmental Financial Irregularities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many incidences of financial irregularities have been discovered in his Department in each year since its creation; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility were...

      Domestic Leases

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate the Government have made of the number of domestic leases extended in duration by leaseholders in each of the last five years.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to increase energy efficiency within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Environmental Information Regulations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many requests his Department has received for information under the environmental information regulations since their introduction; and what proportion (a)...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many requests his Department has received for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 since its introduction; and what proportion of those...

      Hereditaments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what formula is used to calculate the council tax and business rates liability for a composite hereditament.

      Hereditaments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average rateable value was per square metre in 2005 following revaluation of bulk class hereditaments in (a) England and (b) each Government Office Region.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether it is his policy that lenders shall have full electronic access to the Home Condition Report when home information packs are introduced.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have for a regional pilot prior to the nationwide introduction of home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the timetable is for the introduction of home information packs.

      Homebuy Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many households he expects to participate in (a) Social Homebuy, (b) Open Market Homebuy and (c) New Build Homebuy in each year of the proposed scheme's...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what research his Department has assessed since 2001 on how homelessness prevention funds have been spent.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many homeless households in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire were (i)living in temporary accommodation and (ii) sleeping rough in each of the past five...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) households and (b) children in (i) the East of England and (ii) Luton are living in overcrowded accommodation.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was paid in capital grants to housing associations in each year since 2000–01.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association and registered social landlord property and (c) private sector...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department paid to arm's length management organisations in each year since 2000; and how much is budgeted to be spent in (a) 2005–06 and (b)...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much housing subsidy was (a) paid by his Department to each local authority and (b) paid to his Department by each local authority in 2004–05; and how...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what powers councils have to impose a moratorium onspecific types of new housing development if the localplanning authority has met its regional building targets.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the capital value of (a) housing association and (b) council housing stock in each year since 2000–01.

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans each local authority in Hampshire has in place for action in the event of a pandemic, in relation to (a) their own staff, (b) maintaining their...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent in respect of each stock transfer since 1997 on (a) set-up costs, (b) early redemption penalties, (c) debt write-off, (d) gap funding and...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was raised by right-to-buy sales in each local authority in each year since 1997; how much was retained by each local authority in each year; how much...

      Local Government (Pensions)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has discussed with the Scottish Executive changes to the local government pension scheme.

      Local Government (Pensions)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Local Government Pension Scheme will participate in the Pension Protection Fund.

      Local Government Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of local government revenue expenditure was financed through parking charges and fees in each year since 1997–98; and what the estimated...

      Local Government Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the meetings that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State with responsibility for local government has had with local authority (a) officials...

      Local Government Restructuring

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Government's plans for local government restructuring involve potential changes to the boundaries of existing unitary authorities.

      London Governance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 24 November 2005, Official Report, column 2238W, on London governance, when he expects to publish the...

      Mines Rescue Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received on the (a) past, (b) present and (c) future utilisation of the specialist skills of the Mines Rescue Service by fire and...

      Neighbourhood/Community Warden Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what central direct funding his Department has provided to each local authority (a) neighbourhood and (b) community warden scheme since 1997.

      Parish Precepts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average parish precept in England was in each year since 1997–98; and what the estimated figure is for 2006–07.

      Pathfinder Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) targets and (b) performance indicators that the Government have set for each of the pathfinder schemes; and what the latest performance is...

      Pathfinder Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what legally binding (a) requirements, (b) contracts and (c) targets the Government have agreed with the pathfinder schemes.

      Pathfinder Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2005, Official Report, columns 814–15W, to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on pathfinder areas, if he will...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of members of the Principal Civil Service pension scheme in his Department joined the scheme before the age of (a) 20, (b) 25, (c) 30, (d) 35, (e)...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the current employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those contribution rates;...

      Prudential Borrowing Rules

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to change the prudential borrowing rules to allow arm's length management organisations to borrow for housing purposes.

      Regional Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total central government grant to English regional chambers will be for 2006–07.

      Right to Acquire

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many units of social housing have been purchased under the Right to Acquire in England in each year of its operation.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate his Department has made of the average stamp duty paid by first-time buyers.

      Superannuation Liability

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which functions of his core Department are carried out in (a) England and (b) London; and what administrative costs were associated with these...

    • Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what functions in his Department are carried out in Scotland; and what the administrative costs of these functions were in the last year for...

      Administration Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the administrative costs were of each non-departmental public body for which he has responsibility in the last year for which figures are...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the total processing time for each of his Department's administered benefits in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004, (d)...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, columns 860–61W, to the hon. Member for Daventry, on benefits payments...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households containing children living in relative poverty received no council tax benefit in the latest year for which information is...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association property and (c) the private sector in the...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in housing benefit was paid to tenants of (a) housing associations and (b) arms' length management organisations in each year since...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association property, (c) registered social landlord...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the requisite National Vocational Qualification level is for Jobcentre Plus advisers working with clients in receipt of incapacity...

      Bereavement Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many men received bereavement allowance in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years or more.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the proportion of children living in households below 60 per cent. of median income in each year since...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average length of time taken by the child support commissioners was to reach a decision on appeals...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his latest estimate is of the average time it takes the Child Support Agency to bring cases from first application to assessment;...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2006, Official Report, column 53W, on the Child Support Agency, what the (a) shortest and (b) longest...

      Customer Management System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial penalties have been imposed on (a) Electronic Data Systems, (b) the contractor and (c) the provider, in relation to the Customer...

      Debt Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on debt management (a) consultants and (b) staff training in each quarter since Q2 2001.

      Debt Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individual debt cases have been opened in each quarter since Q2 2001; and how many of these cases were followed up with written...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of financial irregularities have been recorded in his Department in each of the last five financial years; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's target is for paying invoices to contractors; and what percentage of bills were paid on time in the last period for which...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the instructional leaflets his Department and the agencies for which he has responsibility produced in the period from January...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were employed by the (a) Rent Service, (b) Health and Safety Executive, (c) Department for Work and Pensions, (d) Child Support...

      Household Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what methodology was used to produce the charts of income distribution for the total population published in each edition of Households Below...

      Job Search Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what arrangements are in place in jobcentres for dealing with clients arriving late for Job Search appointments; (2) what the average...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on planned Jobcentre Plus closures; and what (a) financial and (b) headcount implications are expected from each...

      Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has accrued in unrecovered overpayments in each quarter since Q2 2001; and what is the total level of accrued overpayments.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to (a) Questions 38885, 38991 and 38992 on the Child Support Agency and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Pathways to Work participants have received the return to work credit since inception.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Pathways to Work recipients who received the return to work credit have received it for (a) up to three months, (b) three to...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new claimants of incapacity benefit in Pathways to Work pilot areas were returning claimants who had previously found...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of incapacity benefit in the Bridgend area were supported to return to work as a result of the Pathways to Work...

      Pension Fund Trustees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what powers (a) the pensions regulator and (b) other authorities have to disqualify or penalise pension fund trustees; and in what circumstances.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of small county court judgments on the Pension Protection Fund risk-based levy faced by pension providers.

      Pensions Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants had completed the National Pensions Day debate survey on his Department's website up to and including 18 March.

      Personal Capacity Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will establish an executive panel to review the personal capacity assessment; and if he will make a statement.

      Post Office Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his oral answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 1139, if he will list the 25 accounts from which those in receipt of...

      Post Office Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on his decision to discontinue the Post Office card account.

      Tin-Lead Alloy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many organ pipe makers have reported suffering illness as a result of working with tin-lead alloy in each of the last 10 years; and what...

      Tribunals System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the success rate was of appeals taken before tribunals for each benefit in the last year for which figures are available.

      Uncollected Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much uncollected debt was referred out to private partners under the enforcement initiative during each quarter since the second quarter 2004.

  • Education and Skills

    • Additional Learning Support (West Midlands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department has spent on additional learning support in (a) Coventry, South and (b) the west midlands region.

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assistance her Department is providing to adults in Hartlepool to improve and increase their level of skills.

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the level of Government funding for adult education for people on (a) benefits and (b) low incomes was in Shrewsbury in (i) 2001 and...

      A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the funding required to include optional harder questions in A-level testing.

      A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to improve A-level results of inner-city students.

      Brentford and Isleworth (Examination Grades)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of pupils reaching grades C and above in mathematics and English in the constituency of Brentford...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the value of contracts held by her Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years.

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to her Department in each of the last three years; and how many...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much business her Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the...

      Capital City Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures the Capital City Academy in Brent is taking to raise its standards; and if she will make a statement.

      Cared-for Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills under what circumstances (a) a local authority, (b) an agency acting on its behalf and (c) another statutory organisation can be involved in...

      Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 1860W, on child abuse, who was commissioned by the Department to report on...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she is taking to ensure that full screening takes place in relation to child protection issues in the provision of (a) child...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what child protection procedures are in place to ensure that staff working in (a) further education colleges and (b) early years settings do...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether a Criminal Record Bureau check was requested on William Gibson by (a) Dorset county council and (b) the head teacher or other...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research she has carried out to establish how many individuals whose names appear on the sex offenders register have been employed in...

      Children Missing Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance is issued to social workers regarding children they identify as missing education.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether her Department is on target to meet the 2004 spending review target to reduce the number of its civil service posts to 1,960 by...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will reply to the letter of 14 February 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall, North concerning a constituent.

      Criminal Record Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will issue guidance on the portability of Criminal Record Bureau checks.

      Cyber-bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to combat cyber-bullying among school children.

      Degree Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) male and (b) female students are studying the thirty most popular degree courses.

      Degree Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many degree places were unfilled in 2005; and how many became vacant but remained unfilled following drop outs.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her Department's target is for paying invoices to contractors; and what percentage of bills were paid on time in the last period for...

      Drop-out Rates (Universities)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to decrease drop-out rates in universities.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in the East Riding of Yorkshire receive the education maintenance allowance; and if she will make a statement.

      Education (Wirral, West)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people in Wirral, West (a) gained at least two A-levels and (b) went on to higher education in each of the last three years.

      Education Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will make a statement on the operation of section 159 of the Education Act 2002; (2) on how many occasions the Chief Inspector...

      Education Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many proprietors have been prosecuted for operating unregistered schools (a) under the Education Act 2002 and (b) prior to the...

      Education Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the annual average per capita expenditure was in (a) state schools for all (i) five to 19-year-olds, (ii) five to 11-year-olds, (iii)...

      Educational Attainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1426W, on educational attainment, what proportion of (a) children in receipt...

      Education-Business Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action her Department is taking to ensure (a) the continued operation of and (b) continuing public funding for Education-Business...

      Examination Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research she has evaluated comparing past examination papers with recent examples.

      Expulsions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many expulsions there have been from secondary schools in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and (c) Greater London in each of the last 10 years.

      Federation Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional funding is available for schools entering into full federation with another school.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the end of year financial position was in 2004–05 of each of the 100 (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with the (i)highest...

      Happy Slapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to issue guidelines to tackle the practice known as happy slapping.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people in (a) Wakefield District and (b) Normanton constituency went on to higher education in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005; and what...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the effects of involving parents in post-16 career and education decisions.

      Increased Flexibility Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on funding for the transport element of the Increased Flexibility Programme.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact of a reduction in further education provisions for work-related causes as a result of changing...

      Lip Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding has been provided for the establishment of lip reading classes to assist those with hearing difficulties in North Yorkshire in each of...

      Lip Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will include lip-reading courses in the list of courses for which full fee remission can be claimed by education providers.

      Mini-motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether she plans to introduce an information campaign for schools on safety measures for drivers of mini-motorcycles; (2) if she...

      Modern Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people (a) entered, (b) completed and (c) were participating in modern apprenticeships in each quarter in the past three years,...

      Nursery Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) independent providers of nursery education have been removed by Ofsted from its approved...

      NVQ (Level 2)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress the Government have made in increasing the number of people holding NVQ Level 2 qualifications since the publication of the...

      Parliamentary Contacts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions have taken place between Ministers and (a) the Learning and Skills Council, (b) the Sector Skills Development...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many questions to her Department which have not yet been answered have been unanswered for over two weeks.

      Pathfinder Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools are in a Pathfinder programme, broken down by local authority.

      Personalised Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the planned basis is for the distribution of existing and additional funding announced in the Budget for personalised learning in...

      Phonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support she (a) is giving and (b) plans to give to local education authorities to develop phonics in primary schools.

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme in her Department joined the scheme before the age of (a) 20, (b)...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the current employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those...

      Remedial Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the role of her Department in providing remedial educational training for recruits to (a) the civil service...

      Safeguarding Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her oral statement of 19 January 2006, Official Report, columns 966–70, on safeguarding children, how many of her...

      School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many recorded incidents of antisocial behaviour in secondary schools there have been in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and (c) Greater London...

      School Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what definition of confectionery will be applied to the School Food Trust guidelines on the sale of such products from vending machines and...

      Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will provide funding to allow the Skills for Life section of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College to remain open beyond the 2005–06...

      Sixth-form Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department has allocated to raising the number of A-level students in small sixth-form schools in the last three years.

      Skills Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people aged (a) 30 to 39 years, (b) 40 to 49 years and (c) 50 years and over received skills training in (i) Lancashire and (ii)...

      Skills Training (MOD Personnel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the role of her Department in providing skills training to Ministry of Defence personnel.

      Social Exclusion

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

      Social Segregation Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 1880W, on the social segregation report, when she expects research work on...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children in England with a special educational need have been given more than one fixed-term exclusion from school in a year.

      Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many special guardianship orders have been made since 30 December 2005, broken down by region.

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the impact of interest payable on unpaid student loans on the ability of graduates to repay loans.

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many graduates have still to start to repay student loans (a) in total and (b) in (i)England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv)...

      Superannuation Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by her Department in...

      Tourette's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps her Department is taking to ensure that education professionals are trained to work with students with Tourette's syndrome.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the truancy levels were in schools in (a) Lancaster and Wyre constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each year since 1997.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to reduce truancy.

      University Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from (a) Romford, (b) Havering, (c) Greater London and (d) England received the full university grant in each of the last...

      Vat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how she proposes to apply the exemption from value added tax for new buildings for (a) city academies with community use and (b) other youth...

      Vocational Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to encourage students to pursue vocational diplomas.

      Voluntary State Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her Department's policy is on allowing staff to join (a) the Reserves, (b) the Special Constabulary and (c) other voluntary state...

  • Health

    • Anti-viral Influenza Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many anti-viral drugs for influenza are held per capita in England.

    • Apnee Sehat Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of South Warwickshire Primary Care Trust's Apnee Sehat initiative; and what representations she has received on this...

      Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to (a) primary care trusts and (b) hospital trusts on dealing with referrals by GPs for hearing tests by an audiologist.

      BCG Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether schools in the Peterborough city council area will be included in a BCG inoculation programme.

      BCG Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that there is sufficient BCG vaccine available to inoculate teenage children; and if she will make a statement.

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department plans to roll out the screening programme for bowel cancer (a) across England and (b) to the West Midlands.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there is a licensing regime for the import of fish and seafood from Burma.

      Cancelled Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients whose operations were cancelled with less than 24 hours notice have been (a) offered a new date within 28 days and (b) offered a choice...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has had conducted into the possible link between industrial processes and the incidence of cancer; and if she will make a statement.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the effect of exposure to chemicals in the causation of cancer, with particular...

      Capio Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value is of work contracted to Capio Healthcare by the NHS; what types of treatment the contracts cover; for how many patients; and what...

      Cardiac Screening (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will put in place arrangements for screening all children for cardiac problems; and if she will make a statement.

      Care Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures she is adopting to ensure that social services always advise patients that they cannot be compelled to sell their homes to pay for care in...

      Childhood Mortality (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of childhood mortality in the Lancashire area; and if she will make a statement.

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire; and if she will make a statement.

      Choose and Book System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have been used as pilots for the choose and book system.

      Clinical Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the occasions on which the NHS has entered into national clinical contracts with third party suppliers where the level of remuneration...

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical negligence cases were closed by the NHS Litigation Authority in 2005; how many of these cases were funded by (a) legal aid, (b)...

      Coronary Heart Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how progress against achieving the quality standards laid down in the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework is being measured.

      Crohn's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make Crohn's disease a reportable illness.

      Dementia (Staff Injuries)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of health and social care staff injured by people with dementia in each of the last four years for which figures...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices are (a) treating children and (b) prepared to accept children as NHS patients in each primary care trust in England.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with the Royal College of Nursing and other professional bodies concerned with dental...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of dental nurses who are members of the NHS pension scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average annual salary of dental nurses is in each region.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were treating NHS patients in Hyndburn in (a) 1997 and (b) the last year for which figures are available.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of national insurance contributions was assigned to funding NHS dentistry for 2005–06.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding her Department has provided to (a) Eastern Leicester primary care trust and (b) the NHS for dental services in each year between 1997 to 2005.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual salary can be expected by (a) a dentist and (b) a general practitioner doing NHS work full time.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer from the Minister of State for Health Services on 31 January 2006, Official Report, column 155, on NHS dentistry, if she will...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she will take to ensure dentists with atypical earnings during the test period are not disadvantaged under the new dental contract.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many courses of NHS dental treatment involved (a) one filling only and (b) one crown only in the last 12 months.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered with a (a) personal dental services and (b) general dental services dentist in (i) each parliamentary constituency and...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 16 years are not registered with an NHS dentist in (a) Manchester and (b) Withington constituency.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average pay is for a full-time dental nurse; and if she will make a statement on her plans to improve recruitment and retention in the dental...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to the Eastleigh and Test Valley South primary care trust on the (a) production and (b) monitoring of the implementation of a...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times she met the British Dental Association between July 2005 and January 2006 to discuss the NHS dental contracts.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether orthodontists are required to sign their NHS dental contract by 1 April 2006; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average income of NHS dentists in Hampshire will be under the new NHS contract after April 2006 using the Annual Contract Value system.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Romsey constituency have been registered with an NHS dentist in each year from 1997 to 2005.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many dental advisers are employed by each primary care trust in England; (2) how many orthodontics advisers are employed by each primary care...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what access women over 60 years have to free prescriptions provided by dentists; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients were registered with NHS general dental practitioners in the Stockport primary care trust area in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health why she did not submit (a) the National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) Regulations 2005 and (b) the National Health Service (Personal...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices in (a) Eastleigh and Test Valley South Primary Care Trust, (b) Mid-Hampshire Primary Care Trust, (c) Southampton City Primary...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to launch a public awareness campaign illustrating the new dental charges and what they will mean for patients.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospital-based orthodontic consultants and (b) orthodontic specialists there were in the NHS in England in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether dentists withdrawing from the NHS are required to repay any of the costs of their training; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places are available on NHS dentists' lists in (a) the North East, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) the Tees Valley have moved to the private sector in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she intends to begin the review of how future increases in dental funding should be distributed; who will conduct the review; when she expects the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in (a) Chesterfield Primary Care Trust and (b) Trent Strategic Health Authority are (i)accepting new NHS child patients, (ii) accepting...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of (a) adults and (b) children in Chesterfield constituency are registered with an NHS dentist.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were available to NHS patients in the Chichester district on 1 April 2005; and how many she expects to be available on the date on which...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in Lancaster and Wyre constituency (a) operate fully within the NHS and (b) only offer NHS treatment for children.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors underlay the decision to introduce the new contracts for NHS dentists.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public consultation measures primary care trusts are obliged to carry out prior to the changes to dental commissioning due to the change of contract...

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was made available for NHS dentistry in North Yorkshire in 2005–06; and how much is planned for 2006–07.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were employed under the previous NHS dentistry contract in North Yorkshire at the time the new contract was introduced.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of people were registered with an NHS dentist on 31 March 2006 in each constituency in England.

      Departmental Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2006, Official Report, column 1818W, on departmental advice, if she will place in the Library the letter to strategic...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what contracts her Department entered into with Medeva BV and its British subsidiary companies between 1 May 1997 and 31 December 2000; (2) what...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many widescreen televisions have been purchased by her Department for use in London headquarters in each of the last five years; and what the cost was...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's target is for paying invoices to contractors; and what percentage of bills were paid on time in the last period for which figures...

      Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average waiting time is for a patient waiting for assessment and treatment in primary care for depression; (2) what the average waiting...

      Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received on action that may be taken to improve services for patients with depression; (2) what plans she has to...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of people identified as having diabetes in England were offered screening for the early detection of diabetic retinopathy in...

      DNA Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire of 15 December 2005, Official Report, columns 2216–7W, on influenza vaccine, what...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information leaflets for members of the public are produced by her Department on the use of electroconvulsive therapy; and if she will make a statement.

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the (a) risks and (b) potential benefits to the individual associated with the use of electroconvulsive therapy; and if...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on electroconvulsive therapy was last reviewed; what conclusions...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has undertaken in each of the last 20 years into the longer-term (a) benefits and (b) risks of electroconvulsive therapy; if...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost has been of a treatment session of electroconvulsive therapy in each year since 1996.

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) hon. Members, (b) Members of the House of Lords, (c) the British Medical Association, (d) members...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of whether electroconvulsive therapy is used on pregnant women; and if she will make a statement.

      Emergency Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the retail price of emergency contraception was in each year since 2002; and how much valued-added tax was charged on the price in each year.

      Energy Efficiency

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

      Erythropoietin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the likely impact on (a) patients' quality of life, (b) national blood stocks and (c) demand for blood transfusions...

      Erythropoietin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will review the cost assumptions used in the assessment of the efficacy of erythropoietin as a treatment for cancer-induced anaemia by the...

      Financial Irregularities

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

      Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that the public consultation process strategic health authorities follow in relation to fluoridation gives equal access...

      Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds she makes available to national groups who disseminate information (a) in favour of and (b) against water fluoridation.

      Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) funded on artificial water fluoridation and (i)social inequalities and (ii) thyroid disorders in...

      Food Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government have commissioned research to investigate current mineral levels in (a) soils and (b) fresh foods; and if she will consider the...

      Generic Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her estimate is of the savings that would accrue to the NHS if the principle of compulsory dispensing of the cheapest generic version of all...

      Government Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what investigations are undertaken as part of the evaluation of companies bidding for government contracts in the Department; and whether criminal...

      GPs/Pharmacists (Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures she has introduced in Hertfordshire to encourage greater collaboration between GPs and pharmacists; and if she will make a statement.

      Greater Manchester Health Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her plans to increase funding for Greater Manchester health trusts.

      Health and Safety (NHS Trusts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Committee of Public Accounts 42nd Report of 2002–03, HC...

      Safer Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department takes to identify individuals (a) employed and (b) seeking employment in the health care profession who might pose a risk to the...

      Health Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of expenditure will be committed to support (a) the improvements in renal care announced on 15 October, (b) the provision of more scanning...

      Health Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of (a) nurses, (b) midwives, (c) physiotherapists, (d) podiatrists, (e) radiographers, (f) doctors, (g) dentists...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited more than 17 weeks for an out-patient appointment in the constituency of Brentford and Isleworth in the last period for which...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are waiting for operations in the constituency of Brentford and Isleworth; and if she will make a statement.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she expects (a) NHS staff to be made redundant, (b) NHS appointments to be cancelled and (c) bed closures in Gloucestershire as a result of budget...

      Health Services

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

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the financial position of each hospital in the Shropshire and Staffordshire strategic health authority area.

      Health Trainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long she estimates it will take to train a health trainer; and if she will make a statement.

      Heart Disease/Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average rate of (a) heart disease and (b) diabetes was among people of South Asian origin in the latest period for which figures are...

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria her Department uses to determine whether primary care trusts should prescribe Herceptin for early stage breast cancer.

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts are making Herceptin available for early stage breast cancer.

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients who participated in the HERA Herceptin adjuvant trial are receiving Herceptin on the NHS.

      Hillingdon Primacy Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a hip replacement was in (a) Hillingdon primary care trust and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received from adult and childrens' hospices on funding; and if she will make a statement.

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had regarding the inclusion of hospice care within the payment by results system; when these discussions took place; what the...

      Hospitals (Mobile Telephones)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what type of machines in hospitals are affected by mobile telephone signals.

      Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 14 March 2006, Official Report, columns 2194–95W, on immunisation, if she will place in the Library a copy of the analysis...

      Independent Complaints Advocacy Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect on the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service of the decision to end the Citizen's Advice Bureau's contract.

      Independent Sector Treatment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers she has to compel the Southampton City primary care trust to commission operations from the proposed Southampton Independent Sector Treatment...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of infant mortality in the Greater Peterborough area; and if she will make a statement.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2006, Official Report, column 464W, on influenza, what additional production capacity of influenza vaccines will the...

      Intensive Broiler Poultry Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she has collated on the possible health effects arising from air pollution caused by intensive broiler poulty farming.

      London Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff redundancies there have been in each London hospital in each of the last five years.

      London Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many wards have closed in each London hospital in each of the last five years.

      Macfarlane Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much has been paid out by the Macfarlane Trust since 1988; and what proportion of the Trust's total assets such payments comprise; (2) how many...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of whether payment by results has had an impact on the number of (a) home births and (b) caesarean section; and if she will...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the ratio of patients aged over 80 to staff in mental health care settings in each hospital in England.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to increase partnership working between mental health trusts and drug and alcohol services.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals suffering from depression attempted suicide in each of the last 10 years for which information is available.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has undertaken into schizophrenia in each of the last 10 years; if she will place the research in the Library; and if she...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patient episodes took place in each mental health trust in (a) 2005–06, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2003–04.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) crisis resolution, (b) early intervention and (c) assertive outreach teams are operating from each mental health trust.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the expenditure by each mental health trust on agency staff in the 2005–06 financial year.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average waiting time for patients referred for (a) psychotherapy and (b) cognitive behavioural therapy was in the last period for which...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the medical vacancy rate is in each mental health trust; and how many consultant vacancies there are in each mental health trust.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the mental health trusts which are operating restrictions on recruitment.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans her Department has for reforming the process of treatment of mental illness in prisons; and if she will make a statement.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has evaluated concerning the effects on people with mental illnesses of being in prison; and what assessment her Department...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment her Department has made of the length of time it is appropriate for mentally ill patients to be detained without leave to appeal...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to conduct a consultation exercise on her new mental health proposals prior to their publication; and what consideration she has given...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many exercise referrals have been prescribed by general practitioners for the treatment of mild to moderate depression in each year since 2001; and if...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for advising or prescribing physical...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment her Department has made of the waiting times for (a) NHS counselling services and (b) cognitive behavioural therapy for (i) adults...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding her Department has allocated in 2006–07 for young people in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area with mental health problems.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for (a) formal consultation, (b) informal consultation and (c) parliamentary scrutiny of the new proposals to amend the Mental Health...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of short-term commissioning arrangements for specialist mental health services on recruitment and retention of...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on mental health services of the implementation of payment by results.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the number of mental health therapists which will be needed to meet the demand for their services in the next five years;...

      Merlin Biosciences Ltd.

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

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what clinical guidelines are in place on best practice for diagnosis and management of mesothelioma; (2) if she will make mesothelioma a priority...

      Midwifery Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2006, Official Report, column 1853W to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew), on midwifery vacancies, how the...

      Morning-after Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many morning-after pills have been distributed by the St. Albans Primary Care Trust in each of the last five years.

      National Blood Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Blood Service uses predictive dialling.

      National Physical Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions her Department has had with the National Physical Laboratory on the funding of radiotherapy calibrations; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS (Complaints Procedure)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had on reforming the (a) arrangements for and (b) approach to dealing with complaints within the NHS.

      NHS Deficits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the deficit was in each (a) primary care trust and (b) NHS hospital trust in Suffolk in each of the last four years.

      NHS Deficits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial position is of each (a) primary care trust and (b) NHS hospital trust in Suffolk for 2005–06; and what financial penalty will be...

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what total expenditure has been on the NHS (a) after inflation, (b) after public sector inflation and (c) after NHS inflation in each year since...

      NHS Sites (Crimes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2006, Official Report, column 1487W, on NHS Sites (Crimes), what information her Department holds on the number of...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) managers, (b) directors and (c) administrators of (i) strategic health authorities, (ii) primary care trusts and (iii) NHS hospital trusts...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage increases in numbers of (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) NHS managers were in each year since 1997.

      NHS Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the minimum standards set out in the Government publication Your guide to the NHS—getting the most from your national health service"...

      NHS-specific Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2006, Official Report, column 1204W, on health-specific inflation, what family health services inflation has been in...

      Nursing Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the nursing vacancy levels were at each prison in each of the last 12 months.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2637W, on obesity, if she will clarify the action which the Department plans to take...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make eye solution available on prescription for keratoconus patients; (2) what financial assistance her Department gives to support...

      Patient Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Department of Health Winter Report 2005–06, page 17, how much income is lost by a hospital on average (a) when a patient chooses to...

      PCTs (Greater Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of Greater Manchester's primary care trusts met the 48-hour target for access to GPs in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking to reduce exposure to pesticide residues in food; and if she will make a statement.

      PET Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process is used to commission PET scans for patients; and if she will make a statement.

      PET Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many PET scanners there are in England; and where they are located.

      PET Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria are applied when deciding which patients receive PET scans.

      PFI Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated maximum cost is of liabilities indemnified by the NHS arising from private finance initiative contracts; and if she will make a statement.

      Pharmaceutical Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library minutes of recent meetings she has had with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry to discuss the conduct...

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the funds received by pharmacies as a result of the difference between the price paid for drugs by (a) the...

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is her policy that patients should continue to have access to pharmacists for advice and support following the enactment of the Health Bill.

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatment is available for post-traumatic stress disorder (a) in England and (b) in the Gosport area; and what delays in the availability of...

      Premature Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born under 25 weeks in each hospital in England in the last five years; and how many of these survived.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the respondents to the public consultation on the reconfiguration of primary care trusts in Cambridgeshire to date; and if she will make...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) the target level of funding and (b) the proposed accrual level of funding for each primary care trust in Essex is for (i) 2006–07 and (ii)...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2006, Official Report, column 1828W, on primary care trusts (expenditure), if she will provide details of the...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which of the primary care trusts in the West Midlands have informed her of plans to make redundancies; and (a) how many and (b) in what locations...

      Primary Healthcare (Brentford and Isleworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action her Department has taken to improve primary healthcare services in Brentford and Isleworth constituency since 1997.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of (a) overcrowding and (b) inter-prison transfers of inmates on the delivery of prison health care; and if she...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the quality of healthcare provision in prisons; (2) what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) the quality of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on the (a) provision and (b) accessibility of dental services in prisons of the new contractual arrangements...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to improve the accuracy of healthcare records of inmates in prison; and if she will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions she has had with the Prison Service about the treatment of inmates with long-term mental health problems; (2) what steps she is...

      Private Procedures (Unpaid Bills)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much is owed to NHS trusts arising out of unpaid bills for private medical procedures.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of prostate cancer patients received an appointment with a specialist within two weeks of being referred to one by their general...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been provided for specialist nursing posts in prostate cancer treatment centres.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the money provided by her Department for a public awareness programme for prostate cancer announced on 31 October 2005 has been spent.

      Protection of Children Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many registered doctors are included on the list kept under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1999.

      Purchaser Parity Adjustment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the potential effects of the earlier phasing out of the purchaser parity adjustment scheme within the healthcare...

      Pure Tone Audiometry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time has been for patients waiting for pure tone audiometry since January 2006.

      Resource Allocation Target (West Norfolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cumulative difference is between the National Health Service Advisory Committee on resource allocation target for West Norfolk and the...

      Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received on the decision of the Food Standards Agency to revise targets for salt levels in food; (2) how much salt was...

      Schizophrenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how her Department (a) defines and (b) categorises schizophrenia for the purposes of allocating drugs; and if she will make a statement.

      Selective Seratonin Re-uptake Inhibitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what interim guidance her Department plans to give to GPs on (a) the prescribing of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and (b) the referral to a...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) the North East, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) the area corresponding as closely as possible to Middlesbrough, South and East...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2006, Official Report, column 1830W, on sexual health, what assessment she has made of chlamydia levels in...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who the head of the Sexual Health and Substance Misuse Directorate is; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what his or her career...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of sexual health education provision in Hertfordshire; and if she will make a statement.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the compatability with the Human Rights Act 1998 of the Health Bill with reference to its proposed prohibition...

      Strategic Health Authorities (Pensions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money is to be paid into the pension of each strategic health authority chief executive officer who is being made redundant.

      Streptococcal Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has commissioned on severe group A streptococcal diseases in the last five years.

      Stroke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people under the age of 65 years suffered from (a) ischaemic and (b) haemorrhagic stroke in each year since 1997.

      Stroke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of people suffering a stroke received a brain scan within (a) three hours, (b) 24 hours and (c) 48 hours in each year since 1997.

      Superannuation Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by her Department in each of the last...

      Sustainable Building

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

      Talking Therapies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she has received on compliance with National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on talking therapies for patients with...

      Telephone and Entertainment Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) composition and (b) remit is of the review group on hospital telephone and entertainment system charges.

      Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the temporary staff costs were for (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) other health care professionals and (d) administrative staff for each NHS trust in...

      Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) temporary staff costs and (b) temporary staff costs as a percentage of total staff costs in the specified staff group, for (i) doctors, (ii)...

      Transfats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) her Department has and (b) its agencies have (i) assessed and (ii) plans to assess the effect that placing a legal maximum limit on the...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health at which board meeting of the University hospital of North Staffordshire the issuing of the Service and Financial Recovery Workforce Changes Consultation...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in recruiting a new chairman for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role she expects the accountancy firm Deloittes to perform at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire during 2006.

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when she expects the University Hospital of North Staffordshire to conclude the service level agreements with local health commissioning bodies for...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the University Hospital of North Staffordshire will be required to include the cost of redundancies from its financial recovery plan in the...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made by (a) the Department, (b) the Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority and (c) the University of North...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will publish the joint audit letter and commentary prepared by the Audit Commission and Bentley Jennison in 2005 on the financial situation...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role she expects the board of the Shropshire and Staffordshire strategic health authority and its successor body to play in (a) approving the budget...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the reasons are for the change in the estimated cost of the fit for the future project at the University hospital of North Staffordshire since...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial estimates have been made by (a) the Department, (b) the hospital, (c) Bentley Jennison, (d) Ernst and Young, (e) the financial turnaround...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much is accounted for by each element which makes up the total planned savings at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire over the next...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will ensure that future funding for the University hospital of North Staffordshire covers in full the financial effects of (a) the new...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the estimated deficits incurred by the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in the year ending 31 March 2006...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the loss of income by the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in the year ending 31 March 2006 attributable to the...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated actual income is of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for the years ending 31 March (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who at the Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority (a) had prior sight of and (b) approved the issue of the Service and Financial Recovery...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Service and Financial Recovery Plan for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire was (a) considered and (b) approved by the Board of the...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the projected deficit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for the year ending 31 March 2006 was in (a) its monthly financial monitoring...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the date of appointment was of each executive and non-executive director of the University hospital of North Staffordshire.

      Urgent Care Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many urgent care centres have intensive care beds; (2) how many urgent care centres there are in England; and how many were previously general...

      Voluntary and Community Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on health and social care voluntary and community groups of the delay in announcing grant allocations for...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mean waiting time was for an (a) out-patient and (b) in-patient appointment in each year since 1997; and what the mean waiting times in each...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for an appointment to see a general practitioner in (a) the constituency of Ruislip-Northwood, (b) the London borough of...

      Watford General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the progress of the proposed private finance initiative redevelopment of Watford general hospital.

  • Home Department

    • Accession State Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants have been given to local authorities to deal with matters related to accession state workers; and for what purposes the grants...

    • Alcohol-related Crime (Wirral, West)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alcohol-related crimes were recorded in Wirral, West in each of the last 12 months.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of local authorities have antisocial behaviour officers.

      Arrest Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many drink-driving arrests there have been in (a) Romford and (b) Havering in each of the past 10 years; (2) how many non-UK...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of racism by removal centre employees his Department received from detained asylum seekers in each of the last five years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the number of asylum seekers resident in (a) the constituency of Clwyd, West, (b) the county borough of Conwy and (c)...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department how many failed asylum seekers left the UK in (a) January and (b) February under the pilot voluntary assisted return and reintegration programme.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers, who had exhausted all appeals, absconded prior to deportation in 2005.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an asylum seeker who has made a voluntary return and who later returned to the UK has the right to make a further claim for asylum.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers with a criminal record have been given indefinite leave to remain in (a) the last 12 months and (b) the last five years.

      Bad Character Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the impact on criminal proceedings of the provisions governing the admission of bad character...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) male and (b) female defendants in England and Wales charged with (i) summary only (ii) triable either way and (iii)...

      Biometric Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what health and safety studies have been carried out on the long-term effects of iris scans conducted as part of biometric data collection.

      Biometric Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to page 10, point 1.2.2.3, first bullet point of the UKPS Biometrics Enrolment Trial, what percentage of (a) all participants and...

      British Nationality Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have had British citizenship removed under section 40(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 and its subsequent amendments.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the possible amalgamations of the British Transport police with other forces; and if he will make a...

      Business Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to reduce crime against business in the North-East.

      Carlile Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the Carlile Report on the use of restraint and isolation in secure training centres.

      Clean Up Week"

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders will be participating in 'Clean Up Week' 2006.

      Clean Up Week"

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely effects of Clean Up Week" 2006 in Romford and Havering.

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 15 February 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall, North concerning a constituent, ref M4153/6.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Hartlepool of 29 September 2005, 20...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Crime, Security and Communities expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he will reply to the letter dated 13 February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr. Wasim Buksh;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Warley of 5 December on behalf of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Warley of 9 January on behalf of Mr....

      Covert Surveillance (Prisons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conclusions were drawn by the study by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners on covert human intelligence sources in London prisons;...

      Criminal Law Revision Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Criminal Law Revision Committee on the issue of anonymity for the accused prior to conviction in...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) adult males and (b) adult females in England and Wales has a criminal record.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what level of security clearance is required for personnel with access to the Eurodac computer.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations the Government have made to the EU about the level of access to visa information service data proposed for the UK.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs have been incurred to date to ensure that UK databases will be compatible with the EU Visa Information Service.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the total cost of implementing UK access to EU Visa Information Service data.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what differences will apply to the UK's level of access to information from the EU Visa Information Service (VIS) when it is operational, and...

      Date Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many date rape cases have been reported in each of the last 12 months; where they were reported; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Deepcut Army Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of each forensic and other outside expert contracted to assist Surrey police in their re-opened investigation into deaths...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the future of his Department's former headquarters in Queen Anne's Gate.

      Departmental Leave (Stress)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been on sick leave suffering from stress in his Department in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the...

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

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

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people and (b) juveniles who will be registered on the national DNA database by 1 January (i)...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA profiles are held on the national DNA database, broken down by ethnic origin.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason volunteers to the DNA database are not permitted subsequently to have their samples destroyed.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has collected on the percentage of the population in each (a) EU and (b) G8 country upon whom a DNA profile is held by...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of DNA profiles held in England and Wales relate to individuals who have been (a) convicted of a recordable offence, (b)...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on the length of time a DNA (a) sample and (b) profile can be kept in respect of an individual who has (i) been convicted...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether DNA (a) samples and (b) profiles are kept after the individuals from whom they have been taken have died.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the merits of the practice in Scotland where an individual's profile is removed from the DNA database...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2006, Official Report, column 954W, on DNA profiles, if he will break down by (a) police force area and (b)...

      Drink-driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for drink-driving offences in the county of Durham in the last three years.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been (a) arrested for and (b) convicted of (i) cocaine possession and (ii) the sale of cocaine in the last 12 months.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual cost of (a) a prison place and (b) a residential drug rehabilitation place was in the last period for which figures are available.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests, (b) convictions and (c) cautions there were for offences relating to (i) the possession and (ii) dealing in class (A)...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants have been (a) detained and (b) arrested by the police in the last 12 months, broken down by police force area.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2006, Official Report, column 73W, on illegal immigration, what the reasons were for the changes...

      European Scrutiny Committee (Eurojust)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will respond to requests from the European Scrutiny Committee to clarify his policy towards Eurojust guidelines as to which...

      Family Visitor Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many family visitor appeals have been received in each of the past five years.

      Financial Offences (Convictions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average sentence passed for those convicted of offences connected with (a) extortion, (b) intellectual property crimes, (c) money...

      Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many fixed penalty notices for traffic offences have been issued in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area;...

      Football Fans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support and protection his Department offers to English football fans travelling abroad.

      Greater Manchester Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the financial situation of Greater Manchester police.

      Harassment Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment have been investigated in his Department in each of the last three years; and...

      Hit and Run Incidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hit and run incidents have led to an individual being convicted in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area.

      Home Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons his Department extended the home detention curfew scheme in April 2003; what assessment he has made of its effect; and what...

      Home Curfews

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

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has undertaken a privacy impact assessment of the proposed national identity scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to impose a duty on the National Identity Scheme Commissioner to investigate and resolve problems with identity...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of his reply to the letter from Dr. Brian Gladman of 9 February on identity cards.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of instituting (a) voluntary and (b) mandatory identity cards until 2011.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the final date is expected to be for an individual to renew his or her passport without compulsory entry on the Identity Cards Register.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in the last 12 months on identity fraud and theft.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have reported incidents of identity fraud and theft in each of the last 10 years.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department what support and advice hisDepartment offers to victims of identity fraud and theft.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Wirral, West constituency have reported crimes involving identity fraud in each of the last 12 months; and what sums were...

      Immigration and Asylum Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 16 January 2006, Official Report, column 1102W, on asylum/immigration, whether any individuals have been removed...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his assessment is of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's website; and how many days it was inaccessible in the last year for...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Immigration andNationality Directorate; what the operating cost...

      Immigration Detention (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the detaining of children in immigration detention centres.

      Immigration Detention (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children are being held in detention for immigration purposes, broken down by age.

      Immigration Detention (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time a child was detained for immigration purposes in a detention centre in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Immigration Detention (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest time a child presently detained for immigration purposes has been held; what the longest period a child has been so held...

      Immigration Detention (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for alternatives to detention for children in immigration cases; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time as immigration officers in the last three years for which figures are available.

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people living in the Putney constituency in March 2006 were awaiting a final decision regarding their application for indefinite...

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK have been waiting for a decision for longer than (a) 13 weeks, (b) 26 weeks...

      International Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information officials in United Kingdom (a) police and (b) security services collect on the transit through UK airports of aircraft used...

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings he has had with representatives of (a) Iraqi and (b) Afghan communities living in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Jury Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on increasing the upper age limit for jury service.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the change in the levels of crime on university campuses in the UK (a) since the coming into force of the Licensing Act...

      London Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is CCTV footage from King's Cross Station of the London bombers on the morning of 7 July 2005.

      London Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his Department's discussions with (a) the victims, (b) the families of victims and (c) groups that represent...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the causes of abortive magistrate court hearings; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent them.

      Manslaughter/Murder Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many defendants (a) were found guilty of and (b) pleaded guilty to (i) manslaughter which involved their killing another person as...

      Manslaughter/Murder Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants were found to have killed another person but were found not guilty of murder by reason of diminished responsibility in...

      Manslaughter/Murder Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been convicted of murder while on probation in each year since 1997.

      MI5 Files

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many files on individuals MI5 holds; how many of these are active; and how many have been destroyed in each year since 1997.

      Michael McCartney

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the issue of anonymity for the accused prior to conviction in the context of the trial of Michael McCartney.

      Michael McCartney

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will re-examine the provisions in the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976 which banned media identification of sex offence defendants...

      Mini-motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce controls on the sale of mini-motorcycles for use by young people.

      Ministerial Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated market rental value of the former official residence of the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett) was...

      Mr. Harry Hammond

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider a posthumous pardon for Mr. Harry Hammond.

      Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangement Panels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the Guidelines for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangement panels.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated annual cost of commissioning arrangements under the National Offender Management Service.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been allocated to the end-to-end supervision of offenders under National Offender Management Service arrangements for long-term...

      Newspaper Displays (Adult Material)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department will monitor implementation levels by retail newsagents of the new code of practice published by the National Federation of...

      Nightclubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many nightclubs in (a) London, (b) Havering and (c) England and Wales have been raided by police for drugs in each of the last seven years.

      Non-emergency Situations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria he used in deciding that (a) drug dealing, (b) drunken behaviour, (c) harassment and (d) intimidation should be treated as...

      Offenders (Employability Contracts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his proposals for a new 'employability contract' for sentenced offenders.

      Parliament Square (Demonstrations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been made for demonstrations in Parliament Square since 1 August 2005; and how many such applications were successful.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide a substantive answer to question 17761, tabled by the hon. Member for Newport, East on 11 October 2005.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to Question reference 54867 from the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight on charities.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether financial advantages will be made available to a police force whose police authority agrees to an amalgamation proposal by 23 December.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of restructuring the police force in North Yorkshire.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the costs of redundancies in each of the four police authorities in Wales as a consequence of the creation of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what basis he ruled out a merger between the North Wales police and Cheshire police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the retirement age is for employees of the police service.

      Police

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

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to meet local representatives from North Yorkshire county council and district councils in North Yorkshire to discuss his...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of merging the five East Midlands police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the restructuring of the police force in North Yorkshire.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the latest estimate is of the cost of the proposed restructuring of the police forces in Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were deployed in Brentford and Isleworth constituency in (a) 1997, (b) 2001, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated (a) initial and (b) annual costs are of merging the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new structures will be put in place through the merging of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is his intention to review the decision not to merge Hampshire police force with other forces at a future date.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received from the people in Yorkshire regarding the proposed reorganisation of the four Yorkshire police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated cost is of merging the police forces in the West Midlands into a new combined force.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many former police officers (a) above and (b) below the age of 65 have had their injury on duty pension reviewed since the implementation...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to merge the City of London police with the Metropolitan Police Service; and if he will make a statement.

      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) 2003 and (b) 2004; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the set-up costs will be of a strategic police force for Wales; and how these will be funded.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many basic command units the Government plans to maintain after expected mergers and amalgamations.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of the proposed reorganisation of the four Yorkshire police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the cost of restructuring the police forces in Wales will be met.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimates he has made of (a) the set up costs, (b) the recurring annual costs and (c) the recurring savings of setting up a single...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs of police force reorganisation have been identified by (a) his Department and (b) consultants employed by his Department.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the estimates of the cost of police force amalgamations he has received from each police authority in England and Wales in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date his Department started evaluating the costs of the police restructuring proposals.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings Ministers and officials plan to have in Yorkshire to discuss the proposed merger of police authorities in the county.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the expected effects on community policing of combining police constabularies.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the expected effect of combining police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated cost will be of combining constabularies in England and Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the net change in numbers of jobs consequent on combining police forces in England and Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the cost of theproposed police restructuring in Wales will be met by (a) his Department and (b) existing police authorities.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is given to police officers to ensure that suspects are charged appropriately.

      Policing Bureaucracy Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many standard police forms have been (a) abolished and (b) introduced since the publication of the report of the Policing Bureaucracy...

      Port Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors he took into account when allocating funding for security at the ports of (a) Holyhead and (b) Mostyn, in North Wales for...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison deputy governors' roles have been (a) downgraded and (b) upgraded in each of the last three years; and if he will list the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates at each prison establishment have left prison without accommodation in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact on the application of disciplinary processes of staff working within the Prison Service having...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications the Prison Service has made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in each of the last five years (a)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the work of the Professional Standards Unit in the Prison Service.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints were investigated by the Professional Standards Unit in the Prison Service in each of the last five years; how many...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of (a) complaints, (b) investigations and (c) disciplinary action progressed by the Prison Service's Professional Standards...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the compulsory transfer of staff in the Prison Service.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prison support staff, (b) Prison Service headquarters staff and (c) staff in (i) prison officer grades and (ii) prison governor...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been released early from prison under the home detention curfew since the introduction of the scheme, broken down...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to consider the status of those who are in prison but do not have leave to remain in the UK.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average time was spent by prisoners on remand at each prison in each year since 1997.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the time prisoners spend on remand.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours a week of vocational training was provided on average to prisoners and juvenile offenders in (a) the North West of England,...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussions he has had with stakeholders regarding the future funding of the work of Business in Prisons; and if he will publish...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on changes in access for inmates to the gardens at HMP Belmarsh; what impact those changes have had on the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact on prison management resources of the creation of the National Offender Management Service; and if...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) research he has conducted on the role of building design in delivering resettlement programmes in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he (a) has taken and (b) is taking to ease prison overcrowding.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on education facilities at HMP Belmarsh.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the education (a) provision and (b) facilities at HMP Belmarsh.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the Prison Service Plus two programme.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the recent change in the level of provision of outdoor activities for inmates at HMP Belmarsh.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average weekly number of (a) receptions and (b) discharges at each prison was in each year since 1992; what assessment he has made...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of access to pharmaceutical services at HMP Belmarsh.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the provision of library services on the prison estate.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many warnings for bullying were issued to (a) governors, (b) officers, (c) other staff, (d) convicted inmates, (e) immigration detainees...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the reliability of the statistics for the incidence of bullying in each prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of (a) inmate access to listeners and (b) demand for listeners at each prison within the prison estate.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the cell facilities within segregation units at each prison; what assessment he has made of the use of each of these cell...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to extend the local procurement options open to prison governors.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to encourage more people aged under 30 years of age to become members of independent monitoring boards at prisons;...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many governor grade staff in HM Prison Service are in their current appointment as a consequence of (a) open competition and (b) managed...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the availability of drugs in the voluntary drug testing unit at each prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on access to (a) social visits and (b) legal visits in the High Security Unit at HMP Belmarsh.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of foreign nationals' access to language line in the segregation unit at HMP Belmarsh.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were imprisoned in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the learn2earn project at HMP Wandsworth; and what plans he has to extend the scheme.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what scope has been identified for the extension of electronic learning in prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the prisons that have a service level agreement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what period a designated failing prison with a service level agreement is given to address its failings before alternative methods of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional resources above those specified in the service level agreement are made available to prisons that are designated as failing.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes have been made in the (a) management and (b) regime at HM Prison Woodhill since the last report from the chief inspector of prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what processes are used to determine a prison's internal performance rating; what criteria are used in making the assessment; and what...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research was (a) commissioned and (b) progressed as a result of the performance testing exercise at HM prison Wandsworth; what...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has made available since March 2005 to (a) Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire strategic health authority, (b)...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the Probation Service received in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional probation staff will be recruited (a) during the financial year 2006–07 and (b) in each of the following five...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many trained probation officers were in post in each year since 2002.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many support staff in the probation service were in post in each year since 2002.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many trained probation service officers were in post in each year since 2002.

      Project Olass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions took place between his Department and the Public and Commercial Services Union in advance of the proposed tendering...

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the reasons for including the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the list of Proscribed Organisations in...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to conduct a formal review of the effectiveness of antisocial behaviour orders in tackling street prostitution.

      Reoffending

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people released from prison reoffended within two years in (a) England and (b) Beverley and Holderness in each year since 1997; and...

      Road Rage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of road rage have been recorded in each year since 1997.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers have been prosecuted for offences contrary to sections (a) 3 and (b) 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in each of the last...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of section 35 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1998.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were convicted of driving a vehicle with defective (i) brakes, (ii) brake lights, (iii) head lights, (iv)...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many speeding offences occurred in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane in each year since 1990.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles registered overseas have been caught on speed cameras on roads in the UK in the last five years; how many have been issued...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the average fine paid by individuals who received (a) a fixed penalty and (b) a notice of intended prosecution for speeding offences...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces in England and Wales offer drivers the option of attendance at a speed awareness workshop or refresher driving course as...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the Harrington Report on the Security Industry Authority.

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been received for licences in the security industry; what the average time taken to process the applications has...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been received for new Security Industry Authority identity cards; how many applications he expects to be processed...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff working in the Securitas Cash-in-Transit Division are (a) in receipt of Security Industry Authority licenses and (b) awaiting...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminals sentenced to a fixed term in prison of more than six months have served the whole sentence in each year since 1990.

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders released on parole in the last five years were (a) subsequently recalled to prison prior to their sentence expiry date...

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who appear on the sex offenders register have worked in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) universities...

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals already listed on the Sex Offender Register were subsequently arrested for another sexual offence in each of the last 10...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have to increase the number of sexual assault referral centres.

      Sexual Harassment (Anonymity)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on anonymity for the accused in sexual harassment cases.

      Sham Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of sham marriages which have taken place since February 2005.

      Sham Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many successful convictions related to the practice of sham marriages there have been since February 2005.

      Sham Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to abolish the two year probationary period for immigrant spouses or partners.

      SMARTT Programme Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Office has made of the Smile, Manners, Attitude, Respect, Tolerance, Talk (SMARTT) programme trials being run by police...

      Sports Events (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 on the insurance of sports events; and what penalties may...

      Sports Events (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for sports national governing bodies of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with police authorities in (a) Manchester, (b) Birmingham, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Edinburgh, (f) Glasgow,...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when details of the operation of the charitable fund to help British victims of terrorism abroad will be announced.

      Terrorist Suspects (Renditions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2005, Official Report, column 1652W, to the right hon. and learned Member for North-East Fife (Sir...

      UK Citizenship Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) passed and (b) failed the Life in the UK citizenship test between November 2005 and 28 February 2006.

      Zahid Mubarek

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on changes that have occurred at (a) prison governor, (b) area manager and (c) Prison Service Board level arising...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Zimbabwean nationals and (b) former members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police are employed by police forces in England and Wales;...

      UK Immigration Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a person caught attempting to enter the UK by UK immigration officers in Northern France is fingerprinted before being handed to the...

      UK Immigration Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons attempting to enter the UK have been detected by UK immigration officers in Northern France in each month since the...

      UK Immigration Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how those caught attempting to enter the UK by UK immigration officers in Northern France are included in immigration statistics.

      UK Residents (Overseas Questioning)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are circumstances under which residents of the UK may be transferred to another country for questioning in relation to...

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were for under-age drinking in (a) Lancaster and Wyre and (b) Lancashire in the last year for which figures are...

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were for under-age drinking in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1997; and if he will make...

      Vehicle Registration

      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 Ribble Valley constituency...

      Witness Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) summary trials and (b) trials on indictment in England and Wales in the latest year for which figures are available...

      World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likelihood of known British football hooligans travelling to the World Cup using fraudulently obtained...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 28th February 2006 how many women at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre had been held for more than (a) one week, (b) one month and (c) one year.

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 28 February 2006 how many children at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre had been held for more than (a) one week and (b) one month.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what national target he has set for reducing the number of young people who re-offend in each year to 2009.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what national target he has set for reducing the number of young people who offend for the first time in each year to 2009.

      Young Offenders

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

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who had spent time in a youth detention centre subsequently offended as an adult in each of the last 10 years.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals from (a) Romford and (b) Havering were in (i) secure training centres, (ii) local authority secure children's homes and...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were sentenced to terms in (a) secure training centres, (b) local authority secure children's homes and (c) young...

  • Health

    • Payment By Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that hospitals with new estate and high capital charges are not disadvantaged by the average cost of procedure funding...

    • Bowel Cancer Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the national roll-out of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

      Pulmonary Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were (a) diagnosed with and (b) treated for pulmonary hypertension in each of the last two years.

      Vaccination (Influenza)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been vaccinated against the influenza virus in winter 2005–06.

      A and E (Unnecessary Admissions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effects on (a) patients and (b) public funds of reducing unnecessary admissions into accident and emergency...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State forHealth what she estimates the average income of anNHS dentist will be under the new contract for dentists.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department has spent per capita on NHS dentistry in (a) the Beverley and Holderness constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) England in each...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many claims were received by the Dental Practice Board in each year since 1997; of these how many (a) attracted the maximum patient charge, (b)...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of eligible dentists had accepted the NHS dental contract as at 31 March 2006; how many eligible dentists had declined to accept the new...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered with a dentist in the area of each primary care trust or its equivalent on 31 March (a) of 2006 and (b) of each year since...

      Dentistry

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

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of dental practices no longer accepting NHS patients.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has carried out on the impact of the introduction of (a) tuition fees and (b) variable fees on the numbers of students...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many dentists have withdrawn from the new NHS dental contract since 31 March 2006; (2) how many dentists had signed the new NHS dental contract...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the average level of personal debt for dentists graduating in each year from 1997 to 2005.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have been recruited overseas to work in NHS dentistry in England since April 2004; what methods her Department is using to promote the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what software her Department used to calculate required units of dental activity (UDAs) for dental practitioners under the new regulations; what...

      NHS Deficit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the year-end gross NHS deficit for the 2005–06 financial year.

      NHS Deficit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she next expects to meet representatives of primary care trusts and acute trusts to discuss NHS deficits.

      NHS Deficit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on NHS trust deficits.

      Pathway Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will announce the commencement of funding for the pathway project.

      Aluminium Salts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps the Government is taking in the light of the report in the Journal of Applied Toxicology of 1 March 2006 on a possible link between...

      BCG Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to reinstate the provision of BCG vaccinations for state school pupils.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps her Department has taken to protect the public from an outbreak of the H5N1 virus.

      Birth Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) live births and (b) abortions there were in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005.

      Cancer Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the population catchment size of each cancer network in England.

      Chronic Hepatitis B

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will introduce a universal vaccine for babies against chronic hepatitis B.

      Clinical Guidelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mechanisms are in place to enable clinical experts not included on a National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guideline...

      Clinical Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the legally-aided clinical negligence cases that were closed in the last year with payment of compensation were settled for reasons of...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) hon. Members, (b) members of the House of Lords, (c) the British Medical Association, (d) members...

      Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria she uses to decide whether potential contractors are a bad financial risk.

      Coronary Heart Disease/Stroke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rates of mortality from (a) coronary heart disease and (b) stroke were in each year since 1997.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist centres for diabetes have had their responsibilities for podiatry and retinal screening devolved to GPs by the primary care trust.

      Domiciliary Oxygen Supply Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints her Department received about the domiciliary oxygen supply service in Kingston-upon-Hull in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006 to date.

      European Health Insurance Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department has done to publicise the new European health insurance card; and if she will make a statement.

      European Health Insurance Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of European Health Insurance Card forms have been processed within the 21 day target; and if she will make a statement.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what labelling requirements are in place for products containing genetically modified organisms.

      Heart Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the cause of recent delays in heart operations in South Hampshire; and what the average period of delay has been in cases categorised as...

      London Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds were available in each London hospital in each of the last five years.

      ME/Chronic Fatigue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure by (a) her Department's Research and Development budget and (b) the Medical Research Council on research into myalgic...

      Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors have been employed by Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust in each year since 1997.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the average cost of a MRSA episode, including additional in-patient time.

      NHS Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of beds and mattresses that are replaced each year as part of routine replacement programmes; if she will make it...

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to the answer of 20 March 2006, Official Report, column 168W, on NHS spending, what NHS expenditure per head in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire...

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the use of minimum waiting times in NHS organisations as a means of recovering from financial deficit.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS Litigation Authority deals with legal claims arising from NHS employment matters.

      NovoRapid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency approved NovoRapid for use in young children; and what post-marketing data are available for...

      Nursing Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether nurses may administer controlled drugs to patients in minor injuries units; and if she will make a statement.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2637W, on obesity, why the Government decided not to establish the proposed National...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions have been related to obesity in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Orthodontistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effects of guidance provided to primary care trusts under factsheets 9, 10 and 11, on recently established orthodontic...

      Outsourced NHS Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place for verifying the (a) professional registration and (b) credentials of private sector providers of outsourced procedures within...

      Queen Elizabeth Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the findings of the Audit Commission's Public Interest Report of 16 December 2005 on Queen Elizabeth Hospital; and if she...

      Resource Accounting and Budgeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the application of Resource Accounting and Budgeting funding rules mean that a cumulative deficit will continue to increase even after a trust has...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her strategy for combating skin cancer.

      St. Leonard's Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department plans to (a) develop and (b) release for development, that part of the St. Leonard's Hospital site in East Dorset for which it...

      Stephen Walker

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what inquiries she has made into the references to the evidence of Stephen Walker of the NHS Litigation Authority given before the Constitutional Affairs...

      Temporary Medical Staff (Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Northavon, of 12 December 2005, Official Report, column 1819W, on temporary medical staff (costs), what the...

      Trusts (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with (a) acute trusts, (b) partnership trusts and (c) primary care trusts in Gloucestershire on their recent funding...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will visit Wellingborough to discuss local NHS waiting times.

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street Improvements

      To ask the Prime Minister how much was spent on (a) maintaining, (b) decorating and (c) otherwise improving 10 Downing street in 2004–05.

    • Appointments Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has caused particulars of the loan by each lender to the Labour party who has been recommended for a peerage by him to be notified to the House of Lords...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what internal reorganisation of staff has taken place in Downing street since May 2005; and if he will publish the staffing structures and lines of accountability...

      Departmental Televisions

      To ask the Prime Minister how many television sets are in operation in his Office (a) in total, (b) in Ministers' private offices and (c) in each building used by his Office; and how many...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2006, Official Report, column 539W, on the Freedom of Information Act, what steps he takes to ensure that his answering practices are...

      Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) if he will make a statement on the operation of the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925; (2) pursuant to his answer of 26 January 2006, Official Report,...

      Ministerial Code of Conduct

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when paragraphs 2.7 to 2.10 of the Ministerial Code were drafted; and by whom; (2) pursuant to the evidence taken by the Select Committee on the Armed Forces...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister of Australia; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2006, Official Report, column 539W on ministerial travel, for what reason he did not provide the date on which he last travelled by...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the (a) special advisers and (b) officials who contribute to his answers to written parliamentary questions.

      Wockhardt UK

      To ask the Prime Minister whether at his meeting with the chairman of the Wockhardt Group, Mr. Habil Khorakiwala in September 2005 he discussed (a) the ongoing difficulties that Wockhardt UK have...

      Yemen

      To ask the Prime Minister when he next plans to meet the President of Yemen.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Trusting in the Pensions Promise" Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he will publish the Government's full response to the parliamentary and health service ombudsman's report Trusting in the Pensions...

    • Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what was the total number of days lost due to (a) sickness absence and (b) unauthorised absence in (i) his Department, (ii) its agencies and...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to allow payment of benefits to be sent to elderly and infirm people who are unable to collect the payments themselves and do...

      Benefits

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

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Wirral West residents have received council tax benefit in each of the last five years.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on housing benefit in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each year since 1997–98.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the annual increase in housing benefit if the single room rent rule for people aged under 25 years was...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether existing recipients of incapacity benefit will be able to receive the planned (a) higher rates of benefit and (b) additional services...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland are in receipt of long-term incapacity benefit, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) constituency; and if he...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria were used in making the decision that people in receipt of incapacity benefit should not be eligible for social fund grants; and...

      Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether all call centres operated by his Department advise people on both benefit entitlement and employment opportunities.

      Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on running call centres in (a) 2004–05 and (b) the first half of 2005–06, broken down by region.

      Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) calls and (b) calls originating from (i) Edinburgh and (ii) Scotland were unanswered by his Department's call centres in (A)...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tenders (a) Capita plc. and (b) its subsidiaries have submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of children have been living in families with incomes of 40 per cent. or less of median income after housing costs in each year...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the backlog is of Child Support Agency cases; what plans he has to reduce the backlog; and if he will make a statement; (2) by what...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets have been set for the Child Support Agency for each quarter from 2005 Q4 to 2007 Q4; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition of 'non-resident parent' is used in respect of Child Support Agency decisions when the care is shared equally.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Northavon, dated 8 December, regarding his constituent Mr. Quintana.

      Departmental Administrative Processes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to modernise and streamline back office functions of (a) finance and (b) human resources within (i) his Department and...

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) laptops and (b) mobile phones his Department bought in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each category of equipment was...

      Departmental Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005–06 and (ii) 2006–07; and what the...

      Departmental Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the (a) 0800 and (b) 0845 telephone numbers for the public administered by (i) his Department and (ii) agencies which report to him.

      Employment Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many specialist (a) disability employment advisers and (b) non-disability employment advisers (i) have been employed by Jobcentre Plus in...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) average pension entitlement of all those eligible for the financial assistance scheme and (b) the average...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people he estimates are eligible for assistance under the financial assistance scheme qualifying criteria.

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) living in Wales and (b) former Allied Steel and Wire workers living in Wales have received money from the Financial...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made (a) in monitoring progress against the Gershon efficiency targets and (b) in the development of metrics...

      Home Computing Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he had to make the Home Computing Initiative available to staff in his Department prior to its abolition.

      Hourly Pay Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the hourly rate of pay which would bring a full-time worker up to the 60th median income relative deprivation line...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what regular outreach services Job Centre Plus operates in the (a) Banbury and (b) Oxford travel-to-work area.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what average period a person aged (a) 16 to 20, (b) 21 to 25, (c) 26 to 35, (d) 35 to 50 and (e) 50 plus claimed jobseeker's allowance...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency are claiming jobseeker's allowance; and what the percentage difference...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of introducing the new fortnightly job review for jobseeker's allowance applicants from June; and if he...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have moved off jobseeker's allowance and onto incapacity benefit in each of the last three years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were claiming jobseeker's allowance in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of lone parents helped into employment in (a) Hartlepool, (b) the North East and (c) Great Britain in...

      Media Training

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

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what funding will be made available in each of the next three years for (a) New Deal for 25 plus, (b) Work Based Learning for Adults, (c)...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have participated in (a) New Deal for 25 plus, (b) Work Based Learning for Adults, (c) Project Work, (d) Jobsearch Provision,...

      Obsolete Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the disposal of the stock of obsolete publications identified on page 90 on his Resource Accounts 2004–05,...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 50 years and State Pension age were working (a) without a level 2 qualification, (b) with a work-limiting health...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will respond to question (a) 32429, (b) 32430 and (c) 32432 on departmental staff, tabled by the hon. Member for Putney on 23 November...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many ordinary written parliamentary questions tabled for answer by him in the past 12 months have been answered (a) within 14 days, (b)...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Pathways to Work participants have found work within (a) one month, (b) two months, (c) six months, (d) 12 months and (e)...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost per participant has been in the job brokering option of Pathways to work.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average cost per participant of the Condition Management Programme option of the Pathways to Work pilots.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 7 February 2006 to the hon. Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell), Official Report, column 1170W, on pathways to...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the numbers returning to work each year (a) in current Pathways to work pilot areas and (b) when the scheme is...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Wirral, West constituency are eligible for pension credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland are in receipt of pension credit, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) constituency.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the total cost of administering pension credit since it was established, including IT and set up costs.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what is the anticipated future (a) pension credit expenditure in real terms assuming constant take-up and (b) projected proportion of the...

      Pensioners (Cost of Living)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by how much the cost of living changed for pensioners in each year since 1997.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the comments of David Norgrove, Chair of the Pensions Protection Fund and the Pensions Regulator to the Work and...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people the Government estimate are included in the Parliamentary Ombudsman's recommendations on occupational pensions; and what...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of retirement pension in Easington constituency use Post Office card accounts.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were living in relative poverty in the UK at the latest date for which information is available; how many of these were (a)...

      Press Coverage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions since 1 April 2003 he has complained to the Press Complaints Commission about the coverage in the press of (a) Ministers...

      Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on press officers in each year since 1996–97, broken down by grade.

      Regulatory Reform Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many regulatory reform orders his Department has laid before Parliament in each of the last five calendar years.

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

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

      Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

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

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the role of voluntary groups and volunteering in helping move people from benefits into work.

      Winter Fuel Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the cost of the winter fuel allowance was in 2005; and what the total cost has been since the scheme was established; (2) what the...

      World Cup (Complimentary Tickets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complimentary tickets his Department has received for games taking place at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Departmental Staff (Stress)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people have been on sick leave suffering from stress in her Department in each of the last three years; and what...

    • Departmental Televisions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many television sets are in operation in the Department (a) in total, (b) in Minister's private offices and (c) in each...

      Jersey, Guernsey and Sark

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs on what occasions members of the Privy Council for the Affairs of Jersey, Guernsey and Sark have not recommended legislation...

      Notaries Public

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representations her Department has received on the removal of barriers to British notaries public working in the EU.

      Notaries Public

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what research her Department has commissioned into the barriers to British notaries public working in the EU.

      Notaries Public

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance she has provided for British notaries public practising abroad.

      Political Parties (Liquidation)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what arrangements are in place for (a) liquidation, (b) bankruptcy and (c) placing in administration of registered political...

      Post-mortems (Haringey)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many (a) routine and (b) special post-mortems were carried out by each pathologist in Haringey Coroner Services in 2005.

      Post-mortems (Haringey)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many (a) special and (b) routine post-mortems have been carried out by the Haringey Coroner Services in each of the last...

      Superannuation Liability

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge that have been accounted for...

  • Scotland

    • 2014 Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance his Department is giving to Glasgow and Scotland's bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games; and if he will make a statement.

    • Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years; (2) how...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 for...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of members of the principal civil service pension scheme in his Department joined the scheme before the age of (a) 20, (b) 25, (c) 30,...

      Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will assess the merits of devolving to the Scottish Parliament responsibility for setting time in Scotland.

      World Cup (Complimentary Tickets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many complimentary tickets his Department has received for games taking place at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.

      World Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which Minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to World Heritage sites.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many LD50 animal tests have been carried out on botulinum toxin in each of the last 10 years.

    • Animal Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of botulinum toxin subject to LD50 animal tests was destined for (a) cosmetic and (b) therapeutic uses in the last period for...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spenton temporary staff in each year between 2001 and 2005; and how much it has spent on such staff since July 2004.

      Departmental Televisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many television sets are in operation in the Department (a) in total, (b) in Minister's private offices and (c) in each office building...

      DNA Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the compatibility of DNA databases in England and Wales with those in (a) Scotland and (b) Northern Ireland;...

      DNA Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the countries to whom DNA data collected in the UK has been sent; and how many pieces of data were sent to each in each year...

      DNA Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has ruled out use of DNA material as part of his proposed identity card scheme.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department (a) has paid and (b) plans to pay in future years to companies working on the Identity Cards programme; which...

      Jury Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to extend the age limits for possible jury service; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 9 March 2006, Official Report, column 1671W, on police, if he will list the members of the working group led by his...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations have (a) opened and (b) closed in each police force area in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the set up costs of the proposed Welsh police force will be; what the average set up costs of amalgamated forces in England will be; and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the latest review of the proposed merger of the south west police constabularies is expected (a) to begin and (b) to report to...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to undertake further research into the proportion of the prison population that have (a) learning disabilities, (b) mental...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2006, Official Report, column 2120W, what assessment he has made of the extent to which attempts have been...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of returning a prisoner who has successfully completed his course at HM Prison Grendon into...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates at each prison were resuscitated by staff after serious self-harm incidents in each of the last five years.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the (a) accessibility to and (b) take-up by prisoners of higher education.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the (a) demand and (b) supply of (i) further and (ii) higher education in each prison; what mechanisms...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1135W, on prisons, what plans he has to increase enrolment in education...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the provision of education at HM Prison Bullingdon.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are (a) designated and (b) deployed at (i) each prison and (ii) Prison Service Headquarters for the operation of the OASys...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have (a) studied and (b) graduated with (i) a Bachelor's degree, (ii) a Master's degree and (iii) a Doctorate in each...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to extend access to offending behaviour programmes for those in custody.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of vulnerable inmates are sex offenders.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the prisons which house vulnerable inmates.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the use of segregation unit facilities for mentally ill inmates at each prison.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the costs of transporting inmates from HMP Belmarsh to (a) Woolwich Crown Court and (b) the Central Criminal...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the future of the probation service.

      Rahidar Aktar Coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will determine the status of Rahidar Aktar Coli, wife of Habibur Rahman, about whom he wrote to Dhama Douglas Solicitors on 27 August...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Academic Selection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many representations he has received from (a) individuals and (b) organisations about the draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order; how many...

    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much each health trust in the Province has paid for services from the Northern Ireland Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Family...

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what multidisciplinary early intervention services are available in the Province for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to increase the services available to those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the Province.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what research has been conducted in the Province into the education of those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision is available to people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders in the Province.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have committed suicide in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been provided to the Northern Ireland Attention Deficit Disorder support centre in Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, in each of...

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effect in Northern Ireland of aggregates tax levels.

      Alcohol-related Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have presented with alcohol-related conditions at Accident and Emergency in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what level of night-time ambulance provision is available in each health board area in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in Northern Ireland since their introduction.

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his plans to improve cross-border co-operation and harmonisation of services will include consideration of household benefits available...

      Birth Statistics

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

      Birth Statistics

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

      Birth Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many live births there were in Northern Ireland in 2005; and what the estimated figure is for 2015.

      Blind People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what field worker provision is available for blind people in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) in the Newtownards, North Down and Ards peninsula area.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils in Northern Ireland had to move school as a result of bullying in each of the last three years.

      Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions bus routes were (a) stopped and (b) altered in Northern Ireland as a result of riotous behaviour in each of the last three...

      Cancer Patients (Benefits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what actions have been taken to assist cancer patients in the Province to access benefits.

      Child Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will establish an inquiry into sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy in Northern Ireland.

      Child Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the government of the Republic of Ireland on sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy.

      Child Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received from members of the public about sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy in Northern Ireland.

      Child Sex Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Roman Catholic clergy and (b) Roman Catholic school officials have been interviewed (i) as potential witnesses and (ii) as suspects...

      Children's Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what projects originally funded by the Executive Programme Funds Children's Fund are operating; what provision will be made to allocate...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vacancies there are in the Northern Ireland Civil Service in each Government Department at (a) AO, (b) EOII, (c) EOI and (d) SO grades.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many casual workers have been employed by the Northern Ireland Civil Service in each of the last four years.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many casual workers in the Northern Ireland Civil Service who had been employed for under two years had their employment terminated in each...

      Civil Service (Travel Expenses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his Answer of 16 March 2006, Official Report, column 2490W, on Civil Service travel expenses, what the travel policy is for members...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many classroom assistants were employed to help children with special educational needs in each education and library board in Northern...

      Community Sentences (Reoffending)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of (a) adult males and (b) adult females in Northern Ireland have reoffended while serving a community sentence in...

      Community Sentences (Reoffending)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of (a) men and (b) women who had been serving community sentences in the last year for which figures are available had breached...

      Commuter Car Journeys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many commuter car journeys are estimated to be undertaken in and out of Belfast on a daily basis; and what percentage is estimated to be...

      Compensation Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was claimed in compensation for injuries caused to pedestrians in Northern Ireland from the Department of Regional Development in each...

      Compensation Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was claimed in compensation by patients due to maladministration by the NHS in Northern Ireland in each year between 1995 and 2005.

      Contracts (Voluntary Sector)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many contracts are let by his Department to voluntary sector organisations; how many of those are let on an annual basis; and how many of...

      Coolkeeragh Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total running hours were against anticipated hours for Coolkeeragh Power Station between 1 January 2006 and 24 March 2006.

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of adult (a) males and (b) females resident in Northern Ireland has a criminal record.

      Defibrillation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the merits of developing a Province-wide public access defibrillation scheme.

      Dental Patients (Compensation Claims)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was claimed in compensation by patients from the NHS in Northern Ireland where a dentist was involved, in each year between 1995 and 2005.

      Departmental Job Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria are used to determine which departmental job vacancies in Northern Ireland are (a) internally advertised in trawl notices, (b)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland are estimated to be suffering from an eating disorder; and what assistance is available to them.

      Elderly Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people over the age of85 years in Northern Ireland (a) there were at the end of 2005 and (b) there are expected to be at the end of 2015.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of likely trends in employment in Northern Ireland in each of the next three years.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were employed in Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry in each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) in each constituency.

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) males over 65 and (b) females over 60 years of age were in (i) full-time and (b) part-time employment in Northern Ireland in each...

      Ethnic Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the ethnic minority community in Northern Ireland are employed within (a) the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) and...

      Ethnic Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to promote recruitment to (a) the Police Service of Northern Ireland, (b) the Public Prosecution Service and (c) the...

      Farm Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland what the average annual income offarmers was in the Province in each of the last 15 years.

      General Practitioner Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (a) how many attendees at general practitioner clinics there were in Northern Ireland in 2004–05; and (b) what estimate he has made of...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to give to parents in Northern Ireland the right to determine by ballot whether selection by academic ability...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 327W, on health services, how much each regional fertility clinic spent on...

      Health Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in developing better audit trails for health spending in the Province.

      Heroin Addicts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many heroin addicts in Northern Ireland have been provided with methadone in each of the last five years; and what the success rate of...

      Hotel Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hotel beds were available in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      House Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average house price was in each district council area in the Province in each of the last five years.

      House Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average house price was in each Westminster constituency in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Independent Monitoring Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2006, Official Report, column 2152W, on the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC), whether he has discussed...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2006, Official Report, column 208W, on housing, how many households this represents in each case; and what...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer, of 21 March 2006, Official Report, column 208W, on housing, how much and what percentage of the unpaid Housing Executive...

      Illegal Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions since 26 September 2005 the Police Service Northern Ireland have been called on to deal with cases of suspected illegal...

      Integrated Education Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how much has been distributed by the Integrated Education Fund in each year since its inception; (2) if he will list the projects...

      Integrated Education Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Government has allocated to the Integrated Education Fund in each year since its inception.

      Intertrade Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2006, Official Report, column 1739–40W, on Intertrade Ireland, what steps are being taken to ensure that...

      Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what research has been conducted on a system of licensing for the possession of knives in public places; and if he will make a statement.

      Lignite Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on lignite mining in County Antrim.

      Long-term Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in the NHS in Northern Ireland have been on long-term sick leave in each of the last three years, (a) in total and (b) broken...

      Manufacturing Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the impact of European Union enlargement on Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the most expensive piece of medical equipment is in each hospital in Northern Ireland; and how many continuous hours per day each is in...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what counselling services are available for those in the Ards and North Down region with mental health difficulties.

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated by each health trust in the Province for music therapy services in each of the last three years.

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the role of music therapy in treating individuals with autistic spectrum disorders; and if he will make a statement.

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to develop music therapy services in the Province.

      North-South Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many meetings there were of each of the North-South Bodies in each of the last four years.

      North-South Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who the members are of each of the North-South Bodies; and how many meetings each member has attended since they were established.

      North-South Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total administrative costs were of eachof the North-South Bodies in each of the last four years.

      Operating Theatres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many operations were conducted in each operating theatre in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; (2) how many hours per...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2006, Official Report, column 2153W, on osteoporosis, if he will ensure that additional funding for...

      Parenting Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects a parenting strategy for Northern Ireland to be produced.

      Personal Care (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the funding required to provide free personal care for all individuals in the Province who are receiving it.

      Personal Debt Advice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what personal debt advice schemes are available in Northern Ireland.

      Physiotherapy Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many physiotherapy posts were available in each (a) education and library board and (b) health trust in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Physiotherapy Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many physiotherapy graduates there were from higher education establishments in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and how...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to introduce a ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hours of training police recruits in Northern Ireland receive in (a) dealing with ethnic disputes and (b) awareness of ethnic minorities.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the recent statement by the vice-chairman of the Northern Ireland Policing Board regarding the policy of 50:50...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many investigators employed by the police ombudsman have experience in the investigation of terrorist-related crime.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of applications to the police in Northern Ireland in the last two open competitions were (a) Protestant and (b) Roman Catholic;...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time police officers in Northern Ireland have (a) retired and (b) been recruited over the past five years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the outcome was of the research project tasked with ascertaining the justifiable requirements for visual standards for recruits to the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what Mr. Colin Ashe's role is in the Northern Ireland Police Fund; what his key tasks are; and what relevant experience he has.

      Prisons (Suicides)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people committed suicide in Northern Ireland prisons while (a) on remand and (b) serving a sentence in the last five years.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average number of daily users of public transport was in each (a) district council area and (b) Westminster constituency in the...

      Religious Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of religious discrimination (a) with respect to job applications and (b) while at work have been successfully brought by (i)...

      Restaurant Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many restaurants in Northern Ireland have been closed on health grounds in each of the last five years.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young people in the Province aged 13 years and under have (a) attended sexual health clinics and (b) subsequently been referred to...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time is in each education and library board area in Northern Ireland for assessment by an educational psychologist to...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children with special education needs there were in (a) mainstream and (b) special schools in each education and library board area in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much in additional resources was made available to each education and library board in Northern Ireland to ensure that the provision of the...

      Unused Medications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the estimated cost of unused medications in Northern Ireland was in the last 12 months.

      Superannuation Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Office in each of...

      Television Sets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many television sets are in operation in the Department (a) in total, (b) in Ministers' private offices and (c) in each building in the...

      Transport (Rural Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what support is given to assist public transport in rural areas of Northern Ireland.

      Victims' March (Dublin)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he had with (a) the Government of the Republic of Ireland and (b) the Republic of Ireland police force on the Northern Ireland...

      Vision-impaired Pupils (GCSE results)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) partially-sighted and (b) totally blind pupils left school in Northern Ireland with five or more GCSE grades A to C in the last...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the extent to which the health service in Northern Ireland is meeting recommended waiting times for (a) an...

      Whitefish Fishing Ban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will pay transitional aid to those Northern Ireland fishermen affected by the 11 week whitefish fishing ban.

      World Cup (Complimentary Tickets)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complimentary tickets his Department has received for games taking place at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the 2005 tax base is; and what the 2005–06 assumed national council tax is.

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the 2006–07 tax base is; and what the 2006–07 implicit national council tax is.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assumptions of the rate of inflation are being used in calculating increases in the assumed value for council tax; whether the change between the...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria are used to determine whether council tax increases by individual authorities trigger capping; and whether there is an absolute figure above which a...

      Coventry City Council (Planning)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful appeals have been made against planning decisions made by Coventry City Council in each year since 1997.

      Development (Runnymede)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the ability of the borough of Runnymede to absorb new development (a) after the implementation of the Thames Basin Heaths special...

      Energy Audits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department plans to give local planning authorities the powers to require that an energy audit should be submitted with major planning applications.

      Energy Audits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans his Department has to introduce energy use as a factor for local planning authorities to consider when determining planning applications.

      Euro

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if hewill place in the Library a copy of his Department's Communications plan for the introduction of the euro.

      Euro

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which Minister in his Department is responsible for policy relating to the introduction of the euro.

      Euro

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many occasions his Department's working group on the changeover to the euro met in 2005.

      Euro

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the W.S. Atkins report on the compatibility of IT systems in his Department with the introduction of the euro; and how...

      Euro

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the 30 volunteer local authorities his Department worked with to develop detailed euro changeover plans.

      Fire Service Inspectorate

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) inspectors and (b) assistant inspectors were employed in Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate to advise upon technical fire safety issues in each...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the estimated cost is of training estate agents, lawyers and lenders in the implementation of home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effect on the market of the implementation of home information packs; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Ownership

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of families in (a) the Wakefield district and (b) Normanton constituency own their own homes.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whatassessment he has made of the implications for his Department's work on reducing homelessness of thedecision by the Legal Services Commission to withdraw...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many units of shared equity housing there are in (a) Wakefield district and (b) Normanton constituency; and what share the purchasers receive of these houses.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what information he has received about plans by owners of sheltered and residential housing schemes to sell off wardens' flats; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which local authorities that are subject to an inquiry into affordable housing have approved an affordable housing retirement village to be built in partnership...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many of the new social rented homes promised in the Spending Review 2004 will be built or acquired as a result of (a) the National Affordable Housing...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many units of social housing have been made available in (a) Wakefield district and (b) Normanton constituency since 1980; and how many are planned for the...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) social rented homes and (b) shared ownership homes were built with Transitional Local Authority Social Housing Grant in 2004–05; and what his...

      Licensing (Carlisle)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many licences for the sale of alcohol over 24 hours have been granted in Carlisle in the last 12 months.

      Lancashire Fire Service

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average time taken by the Lancashire Fire Service to arrive on the scene of an incident in response to a 999 call has been in each of the last 12 months.

      Local Authority Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the change in the whole-time equivalent number of staff, including education staff, employed by (a) local authorities in England and (b) City of York council...

      Local Authority Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was spent by (a) local authorities in England and (b) City of York council on employing staff, including education staff, in (i) 2002–03 and (ii)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the adjusted amended national figure is for the formula spending share with resource equalisation for 2005–06; what the adjusted amended central...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the national figure is for the formula spending share 2006–07; what the central Government grant (excluding the police grant) is for 2006–07; and...

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the rule of 85 in the Local Government pension scheme.

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what advice he has received from the European Commission on the legality of the rule of 85 in the Local Government pension scheme.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of a local government strike on the provision of local services.

      Local Government Wages

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2006, Official Report, column 1753W, on local government wages, what additional payments central Government has made to local...

      Parish Precepts

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what measures he has in place to regulate the level of parish precepts on council tax.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on dealing with multiple planning applications for the same site; and if he will make a statement.

      Right To Buy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) capital receipts from right to buy sales and (b) total value of right to buy discounts was in each Government office region in 2005–06.

      Right To Buy

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total value was of the right to buy discounts in each Government office region in 2004–05.

      Second Homes (Cornwall)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what research he has commissioned into the effects of second home ownership on rural communities in Cornwall; and if he will make a statement.

      Sir David Garrard/Mr. Andrew Rosenfeld

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has met (a) Sir David Garrard and (b) Mr. Andrew Rosenfeld in his official capacity during the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Renting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many houses for social rent including council houses have been built in each of the last five years; what estimate he has made of the number which will be...

      Tenancy Deposit Scheme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to implement the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

      Tenant Empowerment Programmes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the budget for the (a) National Programme of Training for Residents, (b) Tenant Empowerment Programme and (c) Tenant Empowerment Grant was in each year since...

      Tenant Empowerment Programmes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether representatives from his Department will attend the 2006 Tyler-CLT User Conference in Utah, USA in April.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the administration of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of progress towards the post-conflict reconstruction of Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his assessment is of the effectiveness of policies to control the opium trade in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on aid policy to Afghanistan.

      Aid Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of the UK's gross domestic product was given to foreign aid and development in the 2004–05 financial year; and...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2006, Official Report, column 184W, on avian influenza, what information he has on the availability...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution the Government have made to (a) the World Bank and (b) other international efforts to combat the global impact of the...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of (a) internally displaced people and (b) refugees in other countries arising from the...

      Departmental Sick Leave (Stress)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people have been on sick leave suffering from stress in his Department in each of the last three years; and what percentage of...

      Departmental Televisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many television sets are in operation in the Department (a) in total, (b) in Ministers' private offices and (c) in each building in...

      Earthquake Relief (South-east Asia)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of international efforts to (a) assist the relief of those affected by the October 2005 earthquake...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make representations to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia on (a) the reorganisation of the National Election Board, (b) the...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to ensure that the European Union cancels all financial aid to Ethiopia until democracy and the independence of...

      Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Harassment Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment have been investigated in his Department in each of the last three years;...

      Lesotho

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total amount of UK aid to Lesotho has been in each of the last 30 years in real terms at current prices.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which independent auditor has been responsible for reviewing the Palestinian Authority's annual financial statements in accordance with...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received from the Palestinian Authority regarding its commitment to reform benchmarks agreed with the World...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what discussions he has had with his Quartet partners regarding the future of the Reform Trust Fund; and if he will make a...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 21 March 2006, Official Report, columns 187–8W, on Palestine, what conclusions have been drawn from the...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return...

      Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the literacy rates are in Rwanda; and how this has changed in the last 10 years.

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the United Nations concerning the provision of aid in drought stricken regions of Tanzania.

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the amount of food aid required to prevent famine in Tanzania before the May harvest.

      UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding the Government have committed to provide to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN in each of the next three...

      UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, with particular...

      Water Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to improve his Department's performance in providing access to clean water and sanitation in the developing world.

      World Conference on Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what definition he uses of reproductive rights as set out in the United Nations Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women 1995;...

      World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided to the World Health Organisation for the publication Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which Minister in his Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Office of Personnel Management

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will assess the relevance for the UK of the work of the Office of Personnel Management in the United States on encouraging working from home...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 665W, on Ascension Island, for what reasons the 27 people...

    • Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals the British Government has put to the Spanish Government, and on what dates, to resolve the dispute over the...

      Harassment Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment have been investigated in his Department in each of the last three...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 10 March 2006, Official Report, column 1912W on Israel, whether he has asked UN Special Co-Ordinator...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government continues to regard the Green Line as the border of Israel under international law.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to persuade Israel to stop taking more Palestinian land for illegal settlements, roads and the Wall in...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government recognises the right of return to their homes and land of Palestinian refugees.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the ability of President Museveni to deal effectively with (a) corruption, (b) rural poverty and...

  • Treasury

    • Anti-Terrorism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what total amount of money was made available in the 2006 Budget for anti-terrorism purposes; and how much was allocated to each element making up this total.

    • Anti-Terrorism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to paragraph 6.68 of the 2006 Budget report, how much of the planned funding for anti-terrorism will be allocated in (a) 2006–07 and (b)...

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average earnings of full-time employees in the constituency of Kingston upon Hull North were in April of each year since 2000.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the increases in (a) child tax credit and (b) child benefit which would be necessary to lift one million more children out of...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of (a) the cost of raising child benefit to £20 for each child aged under five years and (b) how many children would be...

      Child Trust Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost of the Child Trust Fund in each year from 2005–06 to 2015–16; and if he will make a statement.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of reductions in carbon dioxide planned by the Government to meet the 2010 target the Climate Change Levy was intended to deliver.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the Government's plans to use the Climate Change Levy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the arrangements to return the revenue from the increase in the climate change levy directly to business will result in any loss of revenue to the...

      Community Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his announcement in the Budget of a new venture between police, football clubs and community groups, what funds he is making available in Wales...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will provide a substantive reply to question 58890 tabled by the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight on 13 March 2006 on tax credits.

      Credit Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will publish the figures for credit overpayments in 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Spending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of defence spending was for (a) the UK and (b) each of the other members of the EU in each of the last two years for which figures are...

      Defence Spending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the defence spending of the UK and other EU member states is discussed at meetings of EU finance ministers.

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs. Villiers) of 16 January 2006, Official Report, column 1157W, on departmental equipment...

      Departmental Leave (Stress)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been on sick leave suffering from stress in his Department in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the total staff...

      Departmental Recruitment

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has responsibility...

      Departmental Televisions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many television sets are in operation in the Department (a) in total, (b) in Ministers' private offices and (c) in each building in the Department; and...

      Economic Cycle

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of further altering his assessment of the economic cycle for the purposes of calculating compliance with the...

      Economic Cycle

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account he takes of productivity growth figures from the years 2002–03 onwards when comparing this economic cycle with productivity growth...

      Economic Growth (Emissions)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage economic growth was in each year since 1990; what the associated change was in (a) total greenhouse gas emissions and (b) carbon dioxide...

      Employment (Full and Part-time)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) males over 65 and (b) females over 60 years of age were in (i) full-time employment and (ii) part-time employment in each region in each of the...

      Energy Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effects of energy prices on (a) the purchasing power of households and (b) consumer spending.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to improve the accountability of the Financial Services Authority to his Department; (2) if he will bring forward proposals to...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will carry out a review of the fees levied by the Financial Services Authority.

      Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in each of the last three years; (2) how many complaints of (a) bullying and (b)...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many workers living in (a) Kingston upon Hull, North constituency and (b) Kingston upon Hull pay income tax at (i) the basic rate and (ii) the higher rate.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the impact on general practitioners of advancing income tax payments for the self employed by one year.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the (a) initial set up costs and (b) annual administration costs to (i) HM Revenue and Customs, (ii) other Government...

      Informal Economy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the size of the informal economy in (a) the UK and (b) the North East.

      Informal Economy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to reduce the size of the informal economy in the North-East.

      Inheritance Tax/Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department has made of the amount of revenue which will be raised from inheritance tax in 2005–06; (2) what estimate he has...

      Inheritance Tax/Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of collection of inheritance tax was as a percentage of the total revenue from inheritance tax in each of the last five years.

      Inheritance Tax/Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total tax revenue from (a) inheritance tax and (b) stamp duty was in the last year for which information is available, (i) broken down by the...

      Madagascar

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many British tourists have visited Madagascar in the last 12 months.

      Manufacturing Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the work force was employed in manufacturing in each region in each of the last five years.

      Manufacturing Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to increase the competitiveness of the UK manufacturing industry within Europe.

      Medical Research Council Merger

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the expected cost is of merging the Medical Research Council and the NHS Health and Research Delivery Group.

      Minimum Hourly Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the hourly rate of pay needed to lift a full-time employee over the poverty line if he or she is in a (a) single adult...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mortality rates for (a) chronic lung disease, (b) cancer and (c) coronary heart disease were in (i) Cleethorpes constituency, (ii) Grimsby...

      National Institute for Health Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what total resources will be allocated to the National Institute for Health Research in each of the first three years after it is established.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will exempt people from class 4 national insurance contributions when they reach pensionable age part way through the tax year on a proportionate...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from orchestras on national insurance contributions; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what expenditure on non-domestic rates was as a percentage of (a) turnover, (b) overheads and (c) profit of (i) all businesses in England and (ii) all...

      Part-time Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which 25 constituencies had the highest percentage of part-time workers at the latest date for which figures are available, listed in descending order; and...

      Pay Statistics (Wirral, West)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average earnings were of full-time employees in Wirral, West constituency in April of each year since 1997.

      PAYE Coding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many separate pay as you earn coding notices were sent to taxpayers in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06; and if he will make a...

      Personal Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average levels of personal debt of those aged 25 to 35 were in each of the last two years for which figures are available.

      Population

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the population of each ward in Kingston upon Hull North constituency based on (a) the 2001 Census, (b) electoral rolls...

      Population Estimates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to ask the Office of National Statistics to review its methodology in respect of population estimates in order to take into account...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of members of the Principal Civil Service pension scheme in his Department joined the scheme before the age of (a) 20, (b) 25, (c) 30, (d)...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the current employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those contribution...

      Private Contractors (Employees)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of people paid less than £6.50 per hour who are working for private sector companies contracted to work for...

      Public Sector Employees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees who work for the public sector were being paid less than £6.50 per hour in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of overpayment for (a) child and (b) working tax credit there have been in Coventry to date.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what mechanism his Department has in place to allow tax credit claimants to end their claims if they no longer wish to receive tax credits, despite a...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff have been working on compliance in the tax credits system in each month since April 2003; how many have been allocated for the next 12...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many disabled adults have claimed tax credits in each month since April 2003.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the results of the 2005 Northern Ireland tax credits Living Together pilot; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of staff who will be employed administering tax credits at HM Revenue and Customs for each year from 2003–04...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claims for tax credits for severely disabled adults were made in each month from January 2004 to February 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many joint claims for tax credits have been terminated and replaced by two single claims in each quarter since April 2003; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many outstanding cases of tax credit overpayment his Department is pursuing; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the number of staff at the (a) Department of Work and Pensions and its agencies and (b) his Department and its agencies who...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost of tax credit fraud in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05, (c) 2005–06 to date and (d) 6 April 2005 to 30...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the value of overpaid tax credits written off in each month from October 2005 to February 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters were received by HM Revenue and Customs between April 2003 and February 2006 on tax credits; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when staff of HM Revenue and Customs first raised with ministers the possibility of closing the tax credits e-portal; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the scale of fraud in the tax credits system.

      Tax Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total amount of (a) tax relief given to top rate income tax payers in (i) 2005–06 and (ii) 2006–07 and (b) the...

      Tax Returns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether HM Revenue and Customs is entitled to refuse to issue a receipt to an agent submitting a tax return on behalf of a client.

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the (a) 0845, (b) 0800 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public administered by (i) his Department and (ii) agencies which report to him.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the unemployment rate for (a) men and (b) women in (i) England, (ii) the North East, (iii) the Tees Valley and (iv) Middlesbrough South and East...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has paid to EDS in each year since 1997; and what role EDS plays in providing services to the VOA.

      Value Added Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whom he consulted before reducing value added tax on emergency contraception; and if he will make a statement.

      Value Added Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to change the rules under which (a) goods which have been repaired abroad and reimported bear no VAT and (b) goods which have been replaced...

      Value Added Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to his Department has been of (a) all VAT fraud and (b) missing trader VAT fraud in each year from 2001–02 to 2005–06; and if he...

      VED (Low Emission Vehicles)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria he used in deciding that cars with carbon dioxide emissions below 100g/km, and motorcycles with carbon dioxide emissions below 100g/km would...

      Wildlife Souvenirs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many wildlife souvenirs have been seized by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in each year since 2000, broken down by (i) item, (ii) species from which...

  • Education and Skills

    • Academic Staff (Earnings)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average annual earnings of full-time members of the academic staff of (a) universities in England, (b) the University of York and...

    • Age Weighted Pupil Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the most recent level was of the Age Weighted Pupil Unit for three and four year olds funded by her Department to schools.

      Autistic Spectrum Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to ensure a sufficient supply of teachers specially trained to support pupils with autistic spectrum disorders.

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places (a) became available and (b) were lost in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) source of place and (ii) cause...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire in each year since 1997; and if she...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size was in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in (i) England, (ii) Kingston upon Hull and (iii) Hull,...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department has provided to Connexions in each year since its inception.

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) the Metropolitan Police area of London, and (d) Hertfordshire have (i) a partnership agreement...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which Catholic schools in England have (a) a partnership agreement and (b) another arrangement with Connexions; whether a Connexions...

      Contracts (Voluntary Sector)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many contracts are let by her Department to voluntary sector organisations; how many of those are let on an annual basis; and how many...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 645–46W, on departmental finance, if she will place in the Library...

      Education Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many directions have been issued under sections (a) 497 (general default powers) and (b) 497A (power to secure proper performance of...

      Education and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of 17-year-olds were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time education and training in each local authority in England in each of...

      Education Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Government spent per pupil in England on the (a) 4 to 7 years, (b) 7 to 11 years and (c) 11 to 16 years age groups in each year...

      Education Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average funding per pupil was for 2005–06 in West Lancashire.

      Education Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the funding per pupil was in (a) Taunton constituency and (b) England in each year since 1997.

      Educational Underachievement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Department is taking to address under-achievement in schools by British Muslims.

      Enterprise Summer School Pathfinders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the curriculum of the enterprise summer school pathfinders will be in summer 2006; on what basis participating schools will be...

      Mobile Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in (a) Wirral West, (b) Wirral Local Education Authority and (c) England have been caught using a mobile telephone to cheat...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people have left school in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire with less than the equivalent of five GCSEs at grades A to C in...

      LEA Boundaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of pupils being educated in the East Riding of Yorkshire live inside the Kingston-upon-Hull local education...

      Level 3 Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has for changing the (a) funding and (b) charging arrangements for level 3 education for people over 25 years once level 3...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will reply to Questions (a) 54835 and (b) 54836 tabled by the hon. Member forCity of York on 24 February 2006, on university staff.

      Primary Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of post-graduate certificate in education places for primary school teachers that will be provided...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the (a) names and (b) locations of the schools (i) built and (ii) renewed under the Private Finance Initiative scheme.

      School Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in Southend provide extended school hours; and if she will make a statement.

      School IT Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department allocated for school information technology systems in (a) Kingston upon Hull and (b) Hull North in each year since 1997.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what provision will be made for schools committed to long-term contractual arrangements with vending machine suppliers if the proposed ban...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school children in each school in Southend, West constituency (a) receive school meals and (b) pay for school meals.

      School Sports Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding her Department has made available for improvement to school sports facilities in (a) Kingston upon Hull and (b) Hull, North in...

      Schools Enterprise Education Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) objectives, (b) costs and (c) performance measurement criteria will be for the Schools Enterprise Education Network.

      Services Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, column 686W, on services education, what steps her Department is taking to...

      Skills Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department allocated for key skills training in secondary schools in (a) Kingston upon Hull and (b) Hull North constituency in...

      Student/Staff Ratios

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the student/staff ratio was in (a) universities in England, (b) the University of York and (c) the University College of York St. John...

      Teacher Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of members of the teachers' pension scheme joined the scheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v)...

      Teacher Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what date a decision was taken to reduce the number of initial teacher training places allocated to the North West of England; and on...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils played truant in secondary schools in (a) England and (b) Beverley and Holderness in each year since 1997; and if she will...

      University Staff (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average annual earnings of full-time members of academic staff of universities in Lancashire were in the last year for which...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which Minister in her Department has responsibility for issues relating to world heritage sites.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Arms Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 636W, on arms exports, when the goods in question were sent; and when they...

    • Arms Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 636W, on arms exports, when the goods in question were sent; and when they...

      Bankruptcies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) the Tees Valley under the age of 25 have declared themselves bankrupt in each...

      British Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent estimate he has made of the market value of the Government's stake in British Energy.

      British Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the market value of the Government's stake in British Energy of the Energy Review's...

      British Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to limit the scale of the liability to be borne by the public purse in respect of British Energy's nuclear liabilities.

      British Nuclear Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money HM Treasury estimates it will receive from the sale of British Nuclear Group; and if he will make a statement.

      Budget Statement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Budget Statement of 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 300, what are the other energy assets referred to; and what...

      Business Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what requirements there are on development agencies allocating contracts for Business Links brokerage models to ensure that they conform to...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to achieve equal pay for equal work in the civil service.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the North West Development Agency has to assist businesses to cope with the climate change levy, with particular reference to the...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment he has made of the economic implications of inability to trace the owners of copyright in orphan art works; (2) if he...

      Cyber Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the cost of cyber crime to UK business.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much electricity has been (a) generated and (b) consumed in the North East in each year since 1997.

      EU Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list EU tariff charges which were agreed in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06.

      Export and Custom Powers (Defence) Act 1939

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what dates the Export and Custom Powers (Defence) Act 1939 has been used since it was amended in 1990; and for which imports.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the five clients and companies involved in the highest volume of trade supported by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in...

      Financial Advice (Estate Agents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will outlaw practices whereby estate agents will not bring forward a property for sale unless a customer uses a financial adviser...

      Foreign Direct Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the amount of foreign direct investment has been into the UK in each year since 1997 (a) including and (b) excluding mergers and acquisitions.

      Gas Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact of gas price rises on (a) elderly and (b) vulnerable people in rural areas.

      Geothermal Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the policy of the Government is on the production of energy from geothermal sources.

      Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the proximity is in metres of the proposed Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm to the nearest shipping lane.

      Home Computing Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was to the Department of offering its staff participation in the Home Computing Initiative.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the UK's trading relationship with India.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will extend the Low Carbon Buildings Programme to a six year programme as set out in his Department's June 2005 Low Carbon Buildings...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the budget for (a) community and (b) domestic installations under his Department's Low Carbon Buildings Programme for 2006.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when his Department will announce the launch date for the low carbon buildings programme.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Low Carbon Buildings Programme will meet the demand for household renewable energy grants.

      Madagascar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of trade was between the UK and Madagascar in each year since 2001.

      Media Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent on media monitoring activities in each of the last eight financial years.

      Micro-Renewables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much capital grant support was allocated to micro-renewable energy installations under the Clearskies and Solar photovoltaics major...

      Medical Research Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has (a) made and (b) received on the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research containment 4...

      Medical Research Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate has been made of the refurbishment costs for the Mill Hill medical research site in North London; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Research Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many medical research facilities there are in England; and what the containment status is of each facility.

      Medical Research Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment has been made of the need to maintain a containment 4 facility to protect staff and prevent escape of pathogens from the...

      Medical Research Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has with the Treasury on funding for the Mill Hill medical research centre.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) destination, (b) date and (c) purpose was of each overseas visit made on official business by each Minister in his Department...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce proposals to require the registration of the name and address of owners of pay as you go mobile telephones.

      Neutron Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to publish the report commissioned from the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils regarding the...

      Non-fossil Fuel and Renewables Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 290W, on non-fossil fuel and renewables obligations, what legal advice he...

      Non-fossil Fuel and Renewables Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 290W, on non-fossil fuel and renewables obligation, whether there have been...

      Northwest Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Northwest Development Agency has for (a) train, (b) bus and (c) road transport in Chorley.

      Northwest Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Northwest Development Agency has in relation to (a) Chorley Town and (b) villages in Chorley constituency.

      Northwest Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the Northwest Development Agency's support for the Northern Way on Chorley.

      Open-cast Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the procedure is for renewing expired licences for open-cast mining in South Lanarkshire.

      Open-cast Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether (a) Poniel, (b) Auldton and Rougham Woods and (c) Mainshill Woods hold licences for open-cast mining in Lanarkshire.

      Pipe Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact of the EU directive on (a) restrictions on hazardous substances and (b) waste electrical and...

      Pipe Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the oral answer of 23 March 2006, Official Report, column 399 to the hon. Member for Mid-Worcestershire (Peter Luff), whether (a)...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received about the decision to end the Post Office card account; and if he will make a statement.

      Postcodes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department uses postcodes for purposes other than the postage of mail.

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies...

      Shoes (Dumping)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the EU (a) committees and (b) meetings at which the decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imported shoes were made; and...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the capital grant expenditure on solar photovoltaics was in 2005.

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice his officials give to householders applying for capital grants under his Department's Solar Photovoltaics Major Demonstration...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total number of accredited installation companies was under his Department's Clearskies and Solar Photovoltaic Major Demonstration...

      Superannuation Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each...

      Telephone Preference Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what total value of fines was imposed on UK companies as a result of actions in breach of telephone service rules since 2003; what...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what financial support his Department is giving to the development of tidal power; (2) what measures his Department has adopted to...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the staffing levels necessary to allow UK Trade and Investment staff to assume a proactive role.

      Uruguay (Imports)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of UK imports came from Uruguay in each of the last five years.

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many wind farm proposals have been rejected in each region in England in each year since 2001.

  • Defence

    • 15 Psychological Operations Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the work programme of 15 Psychological Operations Group.

    • Boxer Caps/Initiators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK firms are capable of producing (a) boxer caps and (b) initiators suitable for use by the UK armed forces.

      Contracts (Voluntary Sector)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts are let by his Department to voluntary sector organisations; how many of those are let on an annual basis; and how many of those had...

      DDT Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of whether the offspring of service men exposed to DDT have an increased risk of suffering from diseases with a genetic basis.

      Defence Intelligence and Security Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors underlay the decision that from 1 April 2005 the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre should no longer be a Government agency; and if he...

      Departmental Leave (Stress)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff have been on sick leave suffering from stress in the Department in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the total staff...

      European Defence Agency/NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure the effective working of the European Defence Agency with NATO on the threat assessment process.