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Written answers

Tuesday, 2 May 2006

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of climate change on UK agriculture.

    • Air Quality (Bexley)

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

      Badger Body Snares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether her Department has begun field trials of badger body snares. (2) when her Department's study of badger body...

      Badger Body Snares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what frequency of inspections will be studied in her Department's study of badger body snares; (2) what behavioural...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what response her Department has had from veterinary surgeons on their willingness to undertake pre-movement checking of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the forecast annual cost is arising from the decision by her Department to pay for one pre-movement bovine tuberculosis test.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will put the evidence accumulated from Government sponsored cattle post-mortems in cases of suspected bovine...

      BSE/Scrapie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of (a) BSE and (b) scrapie there were in 2005.

      Cemetries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) regulatory and (b) statutory quality guidelines local authorities are required to comply with in their management of...

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to meet (a) the European Commission, (b) France and (c) other EU member states regarding actions necessary...

      Chewing Gum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the quantity of illegal littering of public areas by chewing gum.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Minister of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 3 March 2006.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make a statement on the bass management plan; (2) whether it is her policy under the bass management plan...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the responses to her consultation on proposals to increase the minimum landing...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her definition of the local population of Western Sahara for the purposes of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the views of the local Saharawi population on the EU-Morocco fisheries partnership agreement;...

      Fly-tipping (Lancashire)

      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 prosecution in (i) Ribble Valley and (ii) Lancashire...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's policy is on the EU Commission's plan to merge the Waste Framework Directive with the Hazardous Waste...

      Light Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether local authorities have a statutory obligation to deal with light pollution; and if she will make a statement.

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the environmental impact of the use of (a) reusable and (b) disposable nappies; and if she...

      Noise Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government is taking to decrease noise pollution in the UK.

      Organic Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is Government policy that consumers buying organic products should be enabled to select UK-sourced organic...

      Organic Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of a compulsory logo on all UK-sourced organic products sold in the UK on...

      Organic Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of the current proposals from the European Commission to replace Council...

      Organic Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on revisions to Council Regulation 2092/91 on Organic Production in relation to organic...

      Organic Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to consult with (a) the Organic Action Plan Group, (b) small and medium-sized organic businesses and (c)...

      Organic Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the European Commission's proposal to replace Council Regulation 2092/91.

      Railways (Litter)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what powers (a) local authorities and (b) parish and town councils have to compel the rail authorities to keep stations and...

      Railways (Litter)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance she issues on whether the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 applies to railway stations and track.

      Recycling/Composting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how she plans to prevent commercial waste from being transferred into domestic waste streams; and when she plans to set...

      Recycling/Composting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the provision and use of municipal domestic garden waste shredding services count towards best value performance...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms have received the correct payment in full from the Rural Payments Agency; and by what date all farmers will...

      Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations her Department has received on the definition of waste.

      Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers and landowners have obtained a waste management licence or pollution prevention and control permit for use...

      Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she has put in place to assist rural constituencies in meeting waste management targets.

  • Wales

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much the average council tax payment per dwelling for band D dwellings was, broken down by local authority in Wales in each year since 1997–98.

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people in his Department have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) inappropriate use of the internet while at work and (ii) using work...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what occasions since May 2005 (a) he and (b) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State has met the Welsh Assembly Minister for Health and Social Services.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 250, on what date the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State discussed the future of...

  • Education and Skills

    • Missing Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children on the Child Protection Register were reported missing to the police in each local authority area in each of the last...

    • Missing Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in local authority care were reported missing from care to the police in Warrington in each year since 1995.

      Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children are forecast to be aged (a) up to four years, (b) primary school age, (c) secondary school age and (d) 16 to 18 years in...

      Service Children's Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of (a) A-level and (b) GCSE pupils from service children's education schools achieved each grade of examination...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken to address the shortage of qualified school teachers in key subjects.

  • International Development

    • Palestinian Territories (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the terms and mechanism put in place by the Reform Trust Fund to protect against the diversion of EU funding to the Palestinian...

    • Palestinian Territories (Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will define development support as put in place for the Palestinian people since the recent Palestinian legislative elections;...

      Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the United States, (b) France and (c) Germany on the payment of funds...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what use his Department makes of Transparency International's evaluation of the level of corruption in particular countries.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to work with international child protection agencies to improve awareness of child...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what discussions he has had with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on (a) protecting street children during...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to (a) support children's rights and (b) improve access to education in the Democratic...

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will set out the Government's proposals to increase capacity funding to help African and other developing countries develop their...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.

      Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Government of Eritrea about its decision to expel three international aid charities.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development assistance (a) his Department and (b) the EU has provided to Ethiopia in each of the last five years.

      Gurkha Welfare Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support his Department made available to the Gurkha welfare scheme in 2005–06; what such support is planned for...

      Logging

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the (a) scale of illegal logging transfers from Burma to China and (b) impact illegal logging has on...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 29 March 2006, Official Report, column 979–80W, to the hon. Friend Member for Teignbridge, (Richard...

      Mount Merapi (Eruption)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the potential humanitarian impact of (a) the predicted eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia...

      Mount Merapi (Eruption)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of official efforts to evacuate the region surrounding Mount Merapi in Indonesia; what...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to avoid famine in Somalia.

      Sub-Saharan Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the business and investment climate in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Government of Sudan on attitudes towards women with particular reference to (a) assaults on women,...

      The Gambia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to support the economic development of The Gambia.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what action can be taken against officials in the Crown Prosecution Service (a) who make (i) a negligent and (ii) an unintentional mistake during the course of their...

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General if he will list the occasions when action has been taken against officials employed by the Crown Prosecution Service for negligence in each month since 1997.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many staff were dismissed from the Crown Prosecution Service in each month since 1997, broken down by grade; and what the reason was in each case.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) if he will make a statement on progress in improving public (a) awareness of and (b) confidence in the Crown Prosecution Service; (2) who in the Crown...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General when the Prosecutor's Code was last updated; who was consulted; if he will place in the Library responses received; how (a) hon. Members, (b) Members of the House of...

      Insurance Fraud

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to prosecute insurance fraud.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the (a) number and (b) scale of insurgent attacks which have taken place in Helmand province in Afghanistan in each of the...

    • Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what ongoing involvement his Department has with (a) individual domestic dwellings and (b) communal areas of former military housing which Annington...

      Armed Forces Recruits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) nationality and (b) residential qualifications required by recruits to HM armed forces are.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research has been undertaken at the Atomic Weapons Establishment into the development of a new nuclear warhead for (a) Trident and (b) a replacement...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Minister for Veterans will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 13 March, reference 01611/2006.

      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...

      Defence White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish the next Defence White Paper; and what plans he has to revise the Defence Planning Assumptions.

      Defensive Aids Suite

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the IRCM ALQ 157 as a defensive aids suite; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received in the last five years on fitting reticulated foam devices to all Mk1 Hercules aircraft.

      Information Requests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his timetable is for responding to Mr. D. Laybourne's request for an Internal Review of Request for Information (departmental reference...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military (a) fatalities and (b) casualties were sustained by personnel deployed to Iraq on Operation Telic in each month since March 2003; what...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the degree of ethnic and religious balance in Iraqi (a) police and (b) security forces of the (i) Ministry of Defence and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, columns 704–05W, on Iraq, how many soldiers treated following service in Iraq had (a)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision is being made for the long-term care of British soldiers returning from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury.

      Kieran Heggarty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who led the investigation into the death of Kieran Heggarty at Moscow army barracks on 19 February.

      RAF

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Eurofighters the UK plans to purchase; and how many will be used by the RAF.

      Military Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many appointments of one to five star general rank are (a) command and (b) staff appointments, broken down by service; (2) how many...

      Nevada Nuclear Test Site

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of the Vito and Krakatau subcritical tests to the US programme to sustain and improve the...

      Queen's Flight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was of the Queen's Flight in each of the last four financial years; how much of these costs were (a) fixed and (b) variable; and how...

      US Missiles Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with its counterparts in the US concerning (a) the W76–2 nuclear warhead design, (b) the Mk4A Reentry Body...

      Warrant Officer Michael White

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the result was of the coroner's inquest into the death of Warrant Officer Michael White held on 22 January.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Art Collection (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial losses have been suffered in each of the last five years from items having been stolen from the Government's art collection.

    • Art Collection (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list items from the Government's art collection which have been recovered after having been stolen in the last five years.

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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 Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many contracts her Department holds with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries which still have a potential duration of five years...

      Charitable Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the eligibility criteria will be of the charitable fund announced in the Budget to support British citizens affected by...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 11 April 2006, Official Report, column 63W, on digital television, which organisation supplies a television...

      Diversity/Social Inclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what targets her Department has set for public libraries to promote (a) diversity and (b) social inclusion.

      East Midlands (Tourism Deficit)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the estimated regional tourism deficit was for the East Midlands area in (a) money and (b) numbers of visitors in each of the last...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Gambling Commission will take to ensure that the findings of the prevalence study are sufficiently robust to allow...

      High Definition Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of new television sets being sold are estimated to be high definition ready.

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received on the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 in South East London; and if she will make a statement.

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether an assessment has been made of the impact of the change in licensing hours on the (a) Wakefield district and (b) Normanton...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the impact of the change in licensing hours in (a) Coventry South and (b) the West Midlands region as a...

      Millennium Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the millennium projects with a capital cost in excess of £25 million; and what the (a) deficit and (b) surplus was...

      NDPBs/Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) executive agencies for which she is responsible have been subject to a peer review in...

      Shooting Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations her Department has made to the Home Office concerning a possible relaxation of the handgun legislation to enable...

      Shooting Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the money recently awarded by UK Sport to shooting will be used to fund the costs of training outside the UK.

      Sports Funding (Coventry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what central Government funding has been allocated to sport in Coventry in each of the last eight years.

      Sports Infrastructure (Northamptonshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her officials have had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the provision of appropriate sports...

      Telephone Advice Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many telephone advice lines her Department and its non-departmental public bodies support; how many telephone advisers each employs;...

      Television Companies (Financial Returns)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether Ofcom has received and reviewed financial returns from all relevant television companies over the last five years; (2) if...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Maldon and East Chelmsford (Mr. Whittingdale) of 27 February 2006, Official Report, column...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the television licence fee crude evasion rates were for (a) England, Scotland and Wales and (b) Northern Ireland at the end of...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Alternative Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to promote the use of alternative, permanent sources of energy; and if he will make a statement.

    • British Airports Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made in relation to competition policy of the tax treatment of goodwill in Spain; what assessment he has made of the...

      Cold Calling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department has taken to tackle cold-calling from countries outside the European Union in the past five years.

      Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) powers and (b) duties the Commission for Equality and Human Rights will have to deal with tackling (i) basic community relations,...

      Company Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many registered companies have issued stock.

      Company Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of medium-sized companies registered in the UK are (a) public companies and (b) public listed companies.

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case...

      EU Commissioner for External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he last met the EU Commissioner for External Trade; how many times in the last 12 months he has met him; when he next expects to meet...

      EU Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the UK members of the (a) EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy committee, (b) Article 133 committee and (c) Customs Union committee.

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006 to the hon. Member for Salisbury (Mr. Key), Official Report, column 640W, on EU...

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made in the context of regulations under the EU Restrictions of Hazardous Substances Directive of the environmental...

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what response he has received from the pipe organ industry following his Department's offer of assistance with a formal application under...

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will establish a review of the EU waste electrical and electronic equipment directive in respect of the use of lead in (a) the...

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many (a) public officials and (b) contractors will be employed on the enforcement of the EU waste electrical and electronic...

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what research his Department and its agencies are funding into alternative materials to lead in the construction and maintenance of...

      EU Directives/Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2006, Official Report, column 1139W, to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) on lead organ pipes, what...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the (a) banks and (b) companies which have been involved in Export Credits Guarantee Department supported projects since 2000,...

      Financial Advice Initiatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what initiatives his Department and its non-departmental bodies support to promote (a) financial education, (b) financial advice, (c)...

      Hearing Loss Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of cases where payments by his Department to representatives of successful claimants for noise-induced...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research the Office of Fair Trading has (a) undertaken and (b) plans to undertake into (i) home information packs and (ii) the electronic...

      Late Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the proposed timetable is for the Department to consult on the civil penalties for companies which file accounts and reports late.

      Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has provided to the Cambridge University Martin Centre for Architectural...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will establish a migrant workers helpline for the reporting of (a) poor working conditions and (b) worker intimidation in west Lancashire.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons there is a six month wait for home medical visits by Atos Origin for miners claiming compensation.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims for noise induced hearing loss have been submitted to his Department; how many have been paid out; and in how many costs are...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the 50 firms of solicitors which have received the most in fees for cases of claims for (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date his Department was first made aware of the contents of the agreement of 10 January 2002 between the Union of Democratic...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date the first noise induced hearing loss claim from (a) the Union of Democratic Mineworkers and (b) Vendside was (i) registered with...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which solicitors have pursued common law claims for (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in each year...

      National Institute for Medical Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2006, Official Report, column 1513W to the hon. Member for Hertsmere (Mr. Clappison) on the National...

      Nuclear Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's estimate is of the cost of cleaning up the UK's nuclear power plants after decommissioning.

      Nuclear Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of using pebble bed modular nuclear reactors to generate electricity.

      Nuclear Fuel (Transportation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Government will undertake a review of the practice of transporting spent nuclear fuelby rail to take account of the increased terrorist...

      Nuclear Fuel (Transportation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the security implications of the rail transportation of nuclear waste through (a) tunnels and (b) inner city areas.

      Nuclear Incidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the incidents at nuclear licensed installations that met the reporting criteria for each quarter from January 1990 to date;...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many sub-post offices have closed in East Yorkshire since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been committed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to research into nuclear energy in each year since 1997;...

      Nuclear Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total amount spent by BNFL in supporting UK involvement in international research into nuclear power is; and if he will make a statement.

      Postal Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the price of a (a) first class and(b) second class stamp has been in each year since 1976.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of renewable energy generated in the UK in the last period for which figures are available came from landfill gas; and how...

      Road Fuel Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will set up an inquiry into (a) possible price gouging by oil companies and (b) the reasons for recent price increases of petrol and...

      Road Fuel Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had during each week of 2006 with oil companies about the price of petrol and diesel; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Fuel Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to penalise oil companies who are found to be price gouging of (a) petrol and (b) diesel; and if he will make...

      Shareholders' Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures have been taken by his Department to increase the effectiveness of shareholders' voting rights.

      Sunday Trading Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the operation of Schedule 1, paragraph 2(4) of the Sunday Trading Act 1994.

      Technology and Engineering Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the terms of reference are of (a) Technology and Engineering in Schools Strategy and (b) Engineering Education Alliance; who the members...

      Thorp Nuclear Reprocessing Plant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he expects the full net costs of the closure of the Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant to be recovered through insurance.

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will set out with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to West Lancashire constituency the effects in West Lancashire of...

      Westfield Development Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Minister for Energy (a) has visited and (b) intends to visit the Westfield Development Centre in Fife.

      World Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has made to the EU Commissioner for External Trade on (a) his decision to impose duties on imports of shoes from China...

      Wylfa Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate has been made of the (a) cost of and (b) time required to carry out the necessary safety and environmental impact assessments...

  • Prime Minister

    • Number Ten Events and Visits Office

      To ask the Prime Minister how many people have been employed by the Number Ten Events and Visits Office since May 1997, broken down by grade; and if he will make a statement.

    • Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the towns in (a) England and Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) the European Union that he has visited in an official capacity in each month since 1997; what...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Boundary Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) when she expects the Boundary Commission to submit its recommendations on English boundary changes to the Department;...

    • Cemetries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what (a) regulatory and (b) statutory quality guidelines local authorities are required to comply with in their management of...

      Death Certificates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs in what circumstances a death certificate can be altered after it has been issued.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the (a) research and (b) publication costs were of each of the reports and reviews by her Department in 2006.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many electoral registration officers there are in the West Midlands region.

      Telephone Advice Lines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many telephone advice lines her Department and its non-departmental public bodies support; how many telephone advisers each...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Belarusian authorities regarding the imprisonment of opposition figures following the...

    • Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Chad about (a) the administration of oil revenues and (b) corruption.

      Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of human rights abuses in Chad.

      Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government authorise the transfer of arms to Chad.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of China on (a) reports of the harvesting and sale of organs from executed...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the freedom and fairness of the forthcoming presidential election in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effects of decisions of the Colombian Government (a) to negotiate a demobilisation...

      Cote D'Ivoire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with members of the Government of Cote d'Ivoire regarding President Laurent Gbagbo's concerns of...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last visited Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of al-Qaeda influence and activity in Darfur.

      Darfur (UN Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the Sudanese Government's co-operation with the United Nations, with particular reference...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the merit of an HIV/AIDS...

      Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment his Department has made of the level of religious freedom in Eritrea; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      EU Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the reasons were for the UK's position on the discharge of the EU's 2004 budget at the Economic and Financial Affairs...

      EU Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) net and (b) gross contributions to the EU are to be paid by each of the 25 member states of the EU in each of the next...

      EU Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on (a) future financing of the EU and (b) EU budget reform.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the progress of the proposed UN referendum in Western Sahara of the...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what written submission the UK Government (a) have made and (b) intend to make in advance of discussions on a European...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) guidance and (b) support his Department offers on inoculation against the H5N1 virus to British nationals living...

      International Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received documentary evidence from the Israeli Government on potential changes to UK law on international arrest...

      Internet/Website Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken by his Department to support pro-democracy student groups in Iran.

      Iran

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

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the threat to Baha'is in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the extent of freedom to practise religion in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the provision of assistance to UK citizens in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department's officials have met Iraqi Ministry of Oil officials since March 2003; and what subjects were discussed.

      Israel (Nuclear Threat)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to minimise the possible nuclear threat to Israel following recent statements from the President of Iran.

      Moldova

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the ability of opposition politicians in Moldova to operate without (a) intimidation, (b)...

      Nigeria (Homosexuality)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Nigeria on the progress of its bill to criminalise homosexuality.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with US representatives on the withdrawal of funding for Palestinian development projects; and if he...

      Scrutiny Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answers of 17 January 2006, Official Report, column 1290W and 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1344W, on...

      Son Jong Nam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the North Korean Government for clemency in the case of Son Jong Nam.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what powers are available to African Union troops to capture those who are believed to be involved in acts of atrocity in Sudan;...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to members of the African Union to increase their troop levels in Sudan.

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with members of the Turkish Government regarding the murder of Ferho and Fatim Akgül in...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with members of the Turkish Government since January 2006 concerning allegations of violence against...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to monitor and evaluate the full adoption and implementation of the Copenhagen criteria in...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the freedom to operate of the legal profession in Turkey.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his proposed amendments to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill on the burden of...

    • Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the extent of ministerial powers to be granted by the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill.

      Public Services (Reform)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the Cabinet Office's work in leading and supporting the delivery and reform of public services.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on handling correspondence from hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministerial Code

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Government plans to amend the Ministerial Code.

      Council Tax (Official Residences)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2006, Official Report, column 1031W, on council tax (official residences), whether there has been a change in...

      Engagements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will attend the birthday celebrations for the Duke of Lancaster in May.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the gender pay gap in the civil service.

  • Home Department

    • Accession State Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of the new EU member states who were working in a self-employed capacity in the UK on 31...

    • Airport Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to safeguard the UK's borders at airports.

      Assisted Suicide/Infanticide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females (i) were found guilty of and (ii) pleaded guilty to complicity in or assisting (A) a suicide and (B)...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's policy is on the deportation of failed asylum seekers to the Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will intercede in...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on granting asylum to refugees from Darfur; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures his Department used to assess the suitability of the set of questions recently formulated by a group of senior Anglican clergy...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum have been rejected on the grounds of asylum but have been approved, whether or not on appeal, on human...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for section 4 support were received by National Asylum Support Service in each month since 1 January 2006; and how many...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many flights have been made to Erbil airport from the UK for the purpose of returning failed asylum seekers to Iraq in each of the last...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) asylum seekers and (b) migrants are registered with the police.

      Bruche Police Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions the Department has held on the future use of the Bruche Police Training Centre.

      Builders' Tools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice is given by (a) his Department and (b) the police to builders to secure their materials, tools and properties they are working on...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those who responded to the consultation on financial thresholds for charities to register with the Charity Commission; and...

      Child Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2006, Official Report, column 1160W, on child trafficking, where the figures relating to the numbers of...

      Citizen's Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizen's arrests were made in England and Wales in the last two years for which figures are available; and in which areas the (a)...

      Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review current reservations to the Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation to the detention of under 18-year-olds.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Immigration and Nationality Department will respond to the letters of (a) 20 January 2006 and (b)...

      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 18 January 2006 on behalf...

      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 17 January on behalf of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter to the immigration and nationality directorate of 6 February 2006 from the hon. Member for Birmingham,...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, of 30 January 2006 about Markland Gray (Home Office...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which division in his Department was responsible for the commission, design and production of the process flow-charts distributed to hon....

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered producing flow-charts that describe the decision process for the (a) nationality application process, (b) family...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2006, to Question 49933, how many people who were under the age of 18 years at the time they were...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to make estimates of the number of (a) juveniles, (b) women and (c) members of ethnic minorities who will be registered on...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to define domestic violence; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition he uses of domestic violence; and what the Government's policy is on the intervention of police officers in domestic incidents.

      General Election Leaflets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the remarks of the Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality, of 21 March 2006, Official Report, columns...

      General Pinochet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total public expenditure was on the arrest and detention of General Pinochet.

      Home Detention Curfew Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners released on the home detention curfew scheme were subsequently recalled to prison before their sentence expiry date for...

      Imitation Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the extent of the use of imitation and replica weapons by criminals.

      Immigration Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under 18 years are currently detained under Immigration Act powers.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and nationality directorate will notify Mrs. Robina Kouses, ref: LR1600016626/1 of her immigration status.

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make it his policy to ensure that no decision to detain for purposes of immigration control is made unless a formal age...

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to publish monthly statistics on the detention of children for immigration purposes, including (a) overall...

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his policy on the detention of children; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which it conforms to...

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent study he has made of alternatives to the detention of children that are used in other countries for the purpose of immigration...

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department is taking (a) to monitor and (b) to reduce transfers between different detention centres where transfers involve...

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy that assessment should be carried out to establish whether it would be better for a child to be detained with...

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that legal advice and representation are available to all who are detained for purposes of immigration control.

      International Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to put before the House his proposals to amend the law to prevent individuals from applying for international arrest warrants;...

      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of reports that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have used intimidation, extortion and violence against Sri...

      National Criminal Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how frequently the National Criminal Justice Board meets; who sets the agenda; if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of its...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements there are under the National Offender Management Service to ensure joint working for (a) planning, (b) resourcing and (c)...

      Offences Against the Person Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals that the courts impose a fine or community sentence as the first option for offences under Section (a) 18...

      Offences Committed Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to enable offences which are committed abroad to be subject to further investigation in this country with a view to prosecution.

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether trainee doctors from theCommonwealth will require work permits before they can be interviewed and short listed for medical jobs.

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he held with (a) the British Medical Association, (b) organisations representing immigrant doctors and (c) NHS hospital...

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what period of grace will be allowed to senior house officers in training in the NHS before they are asked to leave on the grounds of an...

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether jobless doctors already in the UK will be able to apply for Tier 1 status.

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to issue full guidelines on work permits, categories and the detailed operation of the new immigration rules.

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether international medical graduates taking a medical job in the UK can switch the basis of their stay if they have (a) postgraduate...

      Overseas Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether doctors with a work permit who change employers as part of their training programme will require a new work permit; and whether the...

      Port Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the basis was for the allocation of funding for security at the ports of Holyhead and Mostyn in North Wales for (a) 2005–06 and...

      Special Constables

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

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the planned funding levels are for (a) Derbyshire, (b) Leicestershire, (c) Nottinghamshire, (d) Lincolnshire and (e) Northamptonshire...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police per head of population there are in (a) England and Wales, (b) Avon and Somerset police constabulary, (c) Taunton Deane, West...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what he estimates the set-up costs of the new Yorkshire and Humberside police force will be; and from what main areas he expects the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether additional funding will be available in police budgets for 2006–07 for the merging of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire,...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the governance arrangement of the new Yorkshire-wide police force will be.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the additional costs to individual police force budgets of merging the Derbyshire, Leicestershire,...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the set-up costs of a strategic police force for Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision will be made for redundant staff in the event of police reorganisation in Wales.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2006, Official Report, column 2303W, on the Criminal Justice Act, how many prisoners have been given...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to set up an electronic system for the transfer of prisoners' educational records.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many adult prisons have learning support assistants; (2) what progress has been made in ensuring that each prison has a special...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were transferred between prisons in the last period for which figures are available.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects all prisons holding children to comply with Prison Service Order 4950.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect on the levels of mental health care in the community on the number of people serving prison sentences.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to ensure that rehabilitative programmes are adapted to meet the specific needs of women prisoners.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to ensure that home leave is ordinarily available for women prisoners.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department how many places for women in open prisons have been provided 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 appointment of accountable officers with responsibility for women prisoners at each establishment where...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places there have been on prison drug treatment programmes in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for special intensive courses in basic education and drug treatment to be completed by short-term prisoners while in custody.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the selection process for the participation of prisoners in offending behaviour programmes.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will assess the merits of the creation of a specialist not-for-profit agency outside the prison service to co-ordinate investment,...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to ensure that vocational training and works programmes in prisons are matched to basic labour shortages and skills...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his projection is of the prison population in England and Wales by (a) 2010 and (b) 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Proscribed Terrorist Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria the Government use when placing groups on his Department's list of proscribed terrorist organisations.

      Recidivism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reinstate the public service agreement target to reduce reoffending by 5 per cent.

      Recidivism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of prisoners were reconvicted within two years of leaving prison in the last period for which figures are available.

      Recidivism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make an annual oral statement to Parliament on progress made in implementing the National Action Plan to reduce reoffending;...

      Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will commission a comprehensive review of the role of remand in the criminal justice system.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females convicted of an offence under section 14 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 have been fined the maximum amount...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his definition is of a short-term prison sentence.

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what counselling is available to serious sex offenders (a) whilst in prison and (b) when released into the community to deal with a reliance...

      Speeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motorists stopped for breaking the speed limit in 2004 in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire, (d) the Metropolitan police...

      Speeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many speeding offences occurred in Hampshire in each year since 1990.

      Theft Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of sections 4, 4A, 4B and 4C of the Theft Act 1968.

      UK Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what access the UK Identity and Passport Service has to information held by (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Valuation Office Agency.

      Violent Crime Reduction Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill on (a) historical re-enactment groups and (b)...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response he has made to the report and recommendations of the Children's Commissioner on the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre; and...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued for (a) doctors and (b) nurses and auxiliary nurses from (i) Nigeria, (ii) Ghana and (iii) other African...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans he has to develop the work of the Young Offender Programme through an increased number of partnership arrangements with...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that the expenditure on young offenders is brought up to meet the level of additional expenditure that the Youth...

  • Treasury

    • Barker Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Barker Review's inquiry into planning policy.

    • Barker Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library copies of responses to the Barker Review.

      Benefit Eligibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how long a national from another EU member state needs to have been resident in the UK before being eligible to receive child benefit; and what the...

      Business Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 April 2006, Official Report, column 1045W, on business investment, if he will give the page reference of the latest OECD...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of when the measures set out in his speech to the UN ambassadors on 20 April will achieve a sustainable concentration of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Paymaster General will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling regarding her tax credits statement made on 22 June...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will answer the letter to him dated 14 February from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Julie Reid.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of the one-off payment to pensioners towards their council tax bills in 2005–06; and what the estimated cost is for 2006–07.

      Demographics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the population in each electoral ward in the constituency of (a) Cleethorpes, (b) Great Grimsby, (c) Scunthorpe and (d) Brigg and Goole...

      Departmental Initiatives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are undertaken within his Department to ensure that women are obtaining equal pay to men doing work of equal value.

      EU Financial Services Action Plan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what stage of the (a) legislative and (b) implementation process the measures in the EU Financial Services Action Plan are; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Capability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what initiatives his Department and its non-departmental bodies support to promote (a) financial education, (b) financial advice, (c) financial inclusion...

      Financial Capability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding was provided by Government departments and non-departmental public bodies to support initiatives to promote (a) financial education, (b)...

      Fuel Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average (a) dollar and (b) sterling price was for a barrel of crude oil extracted in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) each OPEC country in each week...

      Fuel Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average price was of a gallon of unleaded fuel in (a) Essex, (b) Hertfordshire, (c) inner London and (d) outer London in each week since August 2005.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made with implementing the recommendations of the Gershon review.

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government are doing to ensure the effective collection of import duties at UK airports.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 April 2006, Official Report, column 692W, on income tax, what further estimates he has made of income to the Inland Revenue if...

      Industrial Injury Claims

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the practice of banks loaning money for legal expenses in pursuing industrial injury claims.

      International Finance Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what use he expects to be made of the international finance facility to make progress with the research, development and delivery of new vaccines and new...

      Low-income Households

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households earning less than £425 per week (a) pay income tax and (b) do not claim working tax credit.

      Microgeneration Technologies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the funding to develop microgeneration technologies announced in the Budget has been allocated for each financial year; and how much of the...

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of when the Millennium Development Goals will be achieved.

      Mortgage Income Tax Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households benefited from mortgage income tax relief in (a) 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98.

      Shared Appreciation Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with the Financial Services Authority on shared appreciation mortgages.

      Pay Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross weekly pay of full-time employees in the constituency of (a) Cleethorpes, (b) Great Grimsby, (c) Scunthorpe and (d) Brigg and Goole was in...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department in the first full year of the change in personal pension planning outlined in the 2006 Budget.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will introduce the Planning Gain Supplement.

      Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests the Office for National Statistics has received for information under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations (PSI) 2005; and...

      Scottish Executive

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value is of monies being held by his Department on behalf of the Scottish Executive.

      Scottish Executive

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what restrictions are in place on the drawing down by the Scottish Executive of money held on its behalf by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Sparsely Populated Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of households in Scotland and Wales in sparsely populated areas on the same definition as that already used for England; and...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the revenue was from residential stamp duty from the (a) 3 per cent. and (b) 4 per cent. band in each year since its creation; and if he will...

      Statistics Project

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times the Office for National Statistics met the local authorities participating in the Improving Migration and Population Statistics project; what...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are taken to avoid causing hardship in the recovery of tax credit overpayments.

      Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will withdraw the concessions under section 225 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.

      Trader Intra-community Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the levels of VAT missing trader intra-community fraud for each of the last five years for which data is available; and what steps he is...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the merits of levying a zero rate of VAT on new build houses and a 17.5 per cent. rate on repairs and conversions.

      Welsh Speakers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Wales speak Welsh, according to the latest census data.

      Unexpected Payments Worklist

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are on the unexpected payments worklist for credits; how many people in HM Revenue and Customs are working through this list; and how many...

  • Transport

    • Rail Network (East London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans the Government have for further spending on the rail network in Hackney and East London.

    • Rail Network (East London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Treasury about the allocation of funding to complete both phases of the East London Line in time for the London...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the Highways Agency to discuss the installation of signs for Shrewsbury on the M6.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to increase capacity at junction 21 of the M5.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to change Junction 5 of the M25 further to the proposed road-widening scheme.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future of rural railway lines.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the franchises held by train operating companies; when each franchise was granted; what its length is; when each franchise is scheduled...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the (a) supply of and (b) demand for dedicated railway engineers for the next (i) five, (ii) 10, (iii) 15 and (iv) 20...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the cost of a standard return rail ticket purchased on the day of travel from London to each of the 20 largest cities in the UK has changed in...

      Airport Rail Links (Scotland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Scotland on the proposed rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.

      A1079

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on repairs to the A1079 road in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      A1079

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents there have been on the A1079 in each of the last five years; how many resulted in serious injury; and if he will make a statement.

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many near misses were recorded involving flights (a) into and (b) out of each airport in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date and for what reasons the cap of 480,000 flights a year at Heathrow was agreed; and under what circumstances it might be removed.

      Biodiesel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future of biodiesel in the UK.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 1883W, on the Blue Badge Scheme, (1) how many people displaying a valid Blue Badge...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State forTransport how many British Transport Police officers there have been in each region in each year since 1997.

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what forecasts his Department has made of the carbon dioxide emissions from each of the UK's (a) designated and (b) non-designated airports for each...

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the status of Crossrail Line 2.

      Departmental Leave (Stress)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with First Great Western on redoubling the track between Kemble and Swindon.

      Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Infrastructure Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State forTransport what assessment he has made of the potential for (a) cost and (b) time savings through reform of planning processes and public inquiries for major...

      Purple Airspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the flights other than those used by members of the royal family which were granted Purple airspace in each year since 1997.

      Road Accidents (Essex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in road accidents in Essex, excluding Southend and Thurrock, in each year between 1995 and 2004.

      Royal Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, columns 59–60W, on royal travel, why environmental impact is not one of the given...

      Transport Improvements (Coventry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what transport improvements for which his Department is responsible there have been in Coventry, South in the past 12 months; what further improvements...

      Utility Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will be in a position to introduce the proposed permit scheme for utility companies laying pipelines and cables in roads.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are estimated to have (a) a gambling addiction, (b) an alcohol addiction and (c) a drug addiction in (i) Northern Ireland and...

    • Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland how many people with Alzheimer's disease in Northern Ireland were prescribed anticholinisterase drugs in each of the last five years.

      Anti-bullying Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what funds are available for the implementation of the anti-bullying strategy in Northern Ireland; (2) how the anti-bullying strategy is...

      Anti-racism Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effects of the funding awarded to each of the 13 organisations in February 2005 to tackle racism.

      Biotinidase Deficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons the Newborn Screening programme does not include screening for Biotinidase deficiency.

      Biotinidase Deficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the cost of including Biotinidase deficiency screening for new born babies in the Newborn Screening Programme in Northern...

      Biotinidase Deficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent estimate he has made of the cost of (a) treating and (b) educating a child with Biotinidase deficiency until (i) 16 and (ii) 18...

      Blue Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Blue Badges for disabled people were issued in Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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 Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many tenders (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries has submitted to his Department in each of the last three years; and how many tenders...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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.

      Children's Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to conduct an open recruitment competition to fill the vacancy for the Children's Commissioner for Northern Ireland.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the change in the condition of children's teeth and general dental care over the past five years in Northern Ireland.

      Departmental Leave (Stress)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in each Department and Government Agency in Northern Ireland have been on long-term sick leave in each of the last three years...

      Depression (Drug Prescriptions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the change was in the estimated annual numbers of drugs prescribed to people in Northern Ireland suffering from depression between 1995 and...

      Development Funding for Minority Ethnic Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many groups in Northern Ireland have made successful applications for funding under the development fund for minority ethnic communities...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many dangerous dogs have been destroyed in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Fountain Primary School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to assist Fountain primary school in Londonderry with its transportation costs.

      Educational Attainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of (a) Catholics and (b) Protestants left school without any educational qualifications in the last year for which figures are...

      Community Differentials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what evidence the Government base their view that there is disproportionate poverty and disadvantage among the Catholic community.

      NHS Employment Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time by the NHS in Northern Ireland in January (i) 2001 and (ii) 2006.

      NHS Employment Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were employed in administration positions by the NHS in Northern Ireland in January (a) 2001 and (b) 2006.

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average starting salary was for newly recruited personnel in the (a) police, (b) fire and (c) ambulance services in Northern Ireland on...

      Informants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are taken to protect informants and their families in Northern Ireland.

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many operations were carried out in independent sector treatment centres in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are...

      Examination Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) GCSE, (b) A level and (c) key stage results were for the 100 (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Northern Ireland with the...

      Fishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are estimated to have visited Northern Ireland during 2005 on fishing holidays.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average (a) gross annual salary and (b) weekly working hours were of GPs in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are...

      Heart and Lung Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average NHS waiting time for a heart and lung transplant was in each of the last five years for which records are available in Northern...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what change there has been in the number of people (a) presenting themselves and (b) assessed by the Housing Executive as homeless in Northern...

      Invest Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many jobs were secured by Invest Northern Ireland, and its predecessors, for each of Northern Ireland's constituencies in each of the last...

      Invest Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether Invest Northern Ireland has conducted an equality impact assessment on its policy for making land available for industrial use.

      Ira

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions his Department has had with former IRA members to help prevent future terrorist attacks.

      Irish Speakers

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland speak Irish, according to the latest census data.

      Local Government Auditor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Department of the Northern Ireland Administration is responsible for accountability and oversight arrangements in relation to the Northern...

      Mi5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the compatibility with the Patten Report of the transfer of lead responsibility on national security in Northern...

      Mortality Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the five most common causes of death from preventable diseases were among (a) men and (b) women in Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many motorists in Northern Ireland convicted of speeding offences during 2005 were recorded as having exceeded 100 mph.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many motorists in Northern Ireland convicted of drink driving offences during 2005 were recorded as having an alcohol content of more than 4...

      Newborn Screening Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what medical conditions are screened for in the Newborn Screening programme in Northern Ireland.

      Newborn Screening Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria the UK Screening Committee uses when determining for which conditions to screen.

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether any breaches of security have occurred in the Northern Ireland Parades Commission since its establishment.

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions the Northern Ireland Parades Commission has investigated allegations that personal details of members of the public which...

      Northern Ireland Police Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the religious breakdown was of staff in the Northern Ireland police fund in each year since it was created.

      Northern Ireland Police Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of staff in the Northern Ireland police fund have been questioned by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in connection with...

      Northern Ireland Police Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what Mr. Desmond Clayton's role was within the Northern Ireland Police Fund; what vetting procedure he underwent prior to his appointment; and...

      Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were employed by the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister on 1 March (a) 2002 and (b) 2006.

      Omagh Bombing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will take steps to establish a public inquiry into MI5's handling of threat information on a possible bomb attack at Omagh prior to...

      Parking (Hospitals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) revenue was raised and (b) overhead costs were incurred in respect of car parking by each of the hospitals that made charges for car...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have gone through the Pathways to Work programme in Northern Ireland since its inception; how many of those people are currently...

      Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many petrol filling stations have closed in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many petrol filling stations have...

      Police (Shooting Incidents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents involving shots being fired by police officers in Northern Ireland have been investigated by the Policing Ombudsman; and in...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will publish the report on the review of pre-school education provision in Northern Ireland.

      Prisoners (Self-harm)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of self-harm among prisoners there have been at (a) Maghaberry and (b) Magilligan prisons in each of the last five years.

      Psni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many firearms have been lost by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Psni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the outcome was of the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigation launched in early 2005 into allegations that an officer chanted IRA...

      Public Sector Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the change was in the number of people employed in the public sector in Northern Ireland between 1995 and 2005.

      Pulmonary Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have died from pulmonary hypertension while on the NHS waiting list for a heart and lung transplant in Northern Ireland in each...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress is being made on recycling waste in Government Departments in Northern Ireland.

      Residential Nursing Care Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many residential nursing care beds for elderly people there are in the City of Lisburn.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland how many integrated schools haveopened in Northern Ireland in each of the past 20 years.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many integrated schools there are in Northern Ireland.

      Sex Offenders Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will bring forward additional powers for monitoring sex offenders whose names appear on the sex offenders register on their release from...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland what actions he has taken to ensure that the smoking ban in public places will be enforced.

      Statemented Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are waiting to be statemented in each education and library board area; and what the longest waiting time was for assessment...

      Teacher Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teacher training places were available at (a) Stranmillis College and (b) St. Mary's College in each of the last five years; how many...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teachers in Northern Ireland have taken early retirement enhanced packages in each of the last five years in the (a) controlled sector,...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time equivalent teachers have been employed in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years in the (a) controlled sector, (b)...

      Thomas Slab" Murphy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his assessment is of the current whereabouts of Thomas Slab" Murphy.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on planning procedures for affordable homes.

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to increase the amount of Housing Corporation funding available to private developers to provide affordable housing.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many antisocial behaviour cases involving high hedges there were in (a) Greater London, (b) England and (c) Havering in each of the last seven years.

      Caravan Parks (Illegal Residence)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the number of people illegally residing in tourism caravan parks in each local authority area.

      Code for Sustainable Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister from what date he intends that new developments built on behalf of public sector commissioners will be required to be constructed to the standards contained in...

      Code for Sustainable Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made towards publication of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will respond in full to the letter from the hon. Member for Woking of 14 March concerning a constituent, Mr. Aroskin.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department paid for the full page advertisement feature in Regeneration and Renewal magazine of 17 March.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will announce new guidance on the control of outdoor advertising.

      Gypsy and Traveller Sites

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what statutory obligations local authorities are under to provide sites for gypsy and traveller accommodation.

      Haven Gateway

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whatmeetings his Department has had with lobbyists and public affairs consultants acting on behalf of the Haven Gateway Partnership; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Televisions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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 in the Department; and...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) deliberate fires and (b) deliberate vehicle fires there were in England in each year since 1996–97.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what targets he has set for reducing the number of deliberate fires.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many large outbreaks of fire there have been in each of the last eight years in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and(c) Greater London; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been allocated for fire and rescue services to each London borough in each of the last eight years.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total annual budget for each fire authority in England was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what the budget deficit was...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many occasions during 2005 the fire brigade was called out to deal with incidents in hotels and similar establishments where a fire alarm had been...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people were homeless in (a) England, (b) the South West and (c) Taunton constituency in each year since 1992.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes the 2006 Budget makes to the Government's targets for increasing the provision of shared ownership.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new homes he expects to be built in Hull for (a) rent and (b) sale in (i) 2006–07 and (ii) each of the following three years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much the Government has made available for housing in Hull in each year since 1997.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department provided to (a) housing associations and (b) the local authority to build houses to (i) rent and (ii) buy in Hull in the latest year for...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people are on the waiting list for rented social housing in Kingston-upon-Hull; and how many were on the list in each year since 1997.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate his Department has made of housing growth in Coventry over the next 10 years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment has been made of the potential for displacement of problems associated with housing market failure into areas adjacent to renewal schemes.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many ballots on large scale voluntary transfers of council houses (a) were held in 2005 and (b) have been held in 2006; what the result was of each ballot;...

      Industrial Development (Public Inquiries)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether local authorities are required to take action to prevent (a) continued construction and (b) the operation of large-scale industrial developments that have...

      Investments/Property Portfolio

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what obligations local authorities have to maximise the rateof return from their investments and property portfolio.

      Local Authority Business Growth Incentive

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much each local authority gained under the Local Authority Business Growth Incentive in 2005–06; and what proportion of the amount retained by each...

      Local Government Finance Act

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many businesses have (a) applied for and (b) successfully applied for a reduction in business rates under section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act...

      Ministerial Residence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether a second homes council tax discount was claimed from Westminster city council from May 1997 to December 2005 for his official residence at Admiralty house.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many appeals there were against planning decisions in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire in each of the past five years; and how many...

      Regional Administration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) sources of income and (b) percentage of income derived from each source for each of the Government Offices of the Regions in each year...

      Regional Administration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whatthe annual income has been of each of the Government Offices of the Regions in each year since their creation.

      Shared Ownership/Key Worker Schemes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether there is a statutory definition of key worker; and what definition his Department uses.

      Supporting People

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what reason he has refused funds to local authorities for the Supporting People programme.

      Telephone Advice Lines

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many telephone advice lines his Department and its non-departmental public bodies support; how many telephone advisers each employs; and how much funding is...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the average period of time between an application for attendance allowance and the application being approved.

    • Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated costs are of carrying out full benefit entitlement checks for pensioners at home.

      Capita

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

      Contracts (Voluntary Sector)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Minister for Pensions will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 7 March 2006.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will re-introduce council tax rebates for pensioners.

      Departmental Leave (Stress)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Employment Schemes (Surrey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have participated in (a) new deal for 25 plus, (b) Project Work, (c) Jobsearch Provision and (d) Employment Zones employment...

      In-work Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the impact on employment of the in-work credit; how many people are receiving the credit; what the cost of the...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training programmes are available as part of the new deal for those (a) under and (b) over 25 years.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of those entering new deal in 2003 were (a) still claiming job seeker's allowance and(b) still on the new deal at the end of...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the £360 million over two years allocated to the roll out of Pathways toWork is intended to cover (a) the cost of...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been subject under the Pathways to Work pilots to a mandatory work-focused interview; and in how many cases such an...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount that would be needed to be raised by the Pension Protection Fund levy if it was set without regard to...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2006, Official Report, column 235W, on pensions, what (a) interest rates and (b) mortality assumptions were...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Post Office card account holders there are in each constituency in Wales.

      Teleclaiming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance he has issued to his staff on making reasonable adjustments to the teleclaiming system for people with disabilities.

  • Health

    • Adverse Drug Reactions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many suspected unexpected serious adverse reactions have been reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and its predecessor...

    • Blood Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what imported blood products were licensed by the Medical Healthcare products Regulatory Authority between 1976 and 1990; on what date they were licensed;...

      Bowel Cancer Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the change in bowel cancer screening capacity in England since 1 April.

      British Fluoridation Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding her Department has given to the British Fluoridation Association in the last five years for which data is available.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients normally resident in Hull North have been treated for cancer in the past 12 months.

      Capita Group

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

      Carers (Respite)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) bodies and (b) budgets will bear the cost of respite support to be provided for carers as set out in paragraph 5.55 of the 'Our Health, Our...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines she has issued on the conduct of clinical trials in England and Wales.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions on community hospitals she has had with primary care trusts since the publication of the White Paper, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say".

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community hospitals closed in each year between 1979 and 1997.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 15 March.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the legal costs to the Department of dental contracts which are in dispute.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether dentists working as vocational trainees will be paid for their work in 2005–06.

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list (a) the websites operated by her Department and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether...

      Disabled Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many direct payments were taken up by disabled and sick adults for use in purchasing social care services that support them in their parenting...

      District Community Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what pay banding district community midwives have been awarded under Agenda for Change in (a) Newcastle, (b) Blackpool, (c) Leeds, (d) Lambeth, (e)...

      Employment Costs (Nurses/Doctors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much it costs on average to employ a (a) nurse and (b) doctor for each of the first 10 years of service from qualification.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average daily expenditure per patient is on food by NHS trusts for which data is available.

      Gender Reassignment Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2006, Official Report, column 446W, on gender reassignment operations, what is meant by combined operations for (a)...

      Gene Therapy Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to fund the MDEX consortium gene therapy clinical trials.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average take-home pay was for general practitioners in (a) England and (b) Kingston-upon-Hull, North in each of the last 10 years; and if she...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many single-handed general practitioner practices there are in (a) Kingston-upon-Hull and (b) East Yorkshire.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual (a) mean and (b) median net income of general practitioners has been in each year since 1997.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what extra resources in 2006–07 are being released to her Department arising from efficiency gains generated by the Gershon process.

      Health and Social Care Information Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what process Dr. Foster was selected as the private partner for the new venture with the Health and Social Care Information Centre; and what steps were...

      Health Trainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary of a health trainer is expected to be; and how many hours on average a health trainer is expected to work per week.

      Health Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list each (a) NHS treatment centre, (b) independent sector treatment centre and (c) joint-venture treatment centre led by (i) the NHS and (ii)...

      Public Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to make the obligation on primary care trusts to provide up-to-date, authoritative information to the public as described in paragraph...

      Heart and Lung Transplant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average cost is of a heart and lung transplant within the NHS; (2) what the average NHS waiting time for a heart and lung transplant was...

      Home Oxygen Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received from pharmacists regarding the possibility of her Department reimbursing pharmacists for costs incurred of...

      Home Oxygen Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans the changeover from pharmacists providing the home oxygen service to arrangements introduced by her Department in February to be complete.

      Hospital Patients (Telephone Calls)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will announce the (a) membership and (b) terms of reference of the review group into the price of telephone calls to hospital patients.

      Hospital Patients (Telephone Calls)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that patients and their families are informed of the charges for the use of hospital telephones.

      Hosptial Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what comparative market forces factor is allowed within the tariff for each hospital in England.

      Independent Sector Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2006, Official Report, column 1670W, to the right hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Frank Dobson), on...

      McKinsey's

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by (a) her Department and (b) strategic health authorities on (i) management consultants and (ii) contracts with McKinsey's in (A)...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the funding made available in 2006–07 for mental health services covering the Sevenoaks constituency is, broken down by main cost area.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the towns in (a) England and Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) the European Union that she has visited in an official capacity in each month...

      NHS Audiologists

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Health how many NHS audiologists there arein Kingston upon Hull; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS Hospital Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average (a) daily, (b) monthly and (c) annual expenditure on patient food was for NHS hospitals serving West Lancashire residents in the last...

      Nuffield Speech and Language Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the funding of placements of children at the Nuffield speech and language unit in each of the last five years was from (a) local...

      Nuffield Speech and Language Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions she has had with the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust about the future of the Nuffield speech and language unit; (2) what assessment...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice her Department gives to GPs about the use of the register of obese patients they are required to establish under the provisions of the new...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy when placing material in the Library of the House in response to a parliamentary question to supply a copy of the material...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money had been committed by each primary care trust to purchasing private services at the end of December 2005; and how much has been budgeted by...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those...

      Public Involvement (Health)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects (a) to publish (i) the recommendations of the expert panel on the future of patient and public involvement in health and (ii) the...

      Pulmonary Hypertension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have died from pulmonary hypertension while on the NHS waiting list for a heart and lung transplant in England in each of the last five...

      Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total expenditure of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust was in each year between (a) 2001–02 and (b) 2005–06.

      Salt Intake

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what analysis her Department conducted of the food industry's objections to the Food Standards Agency's proposed target salt levels as set out in their...

      Section 64 Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what her Department's policy is on funding under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 for 2006 to 2008; (2) whether...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of expenditure will be committed to support the (a) improvements to sexual health services announced by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the provision of sexual health services in Kingston-upon-Hull North.

      Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the major capital investment projects at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust approved by the Department of Health since 1997.

      Stillbirths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) financial assistance and (b) support is available for mothers who deliver a stillborn baby.

      Stoma Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 807W, to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury (Mr. Robertson) on stoma appliances, on what date...

      Trust Spending (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each health trust operating within Gloucestershire spent in each year since 1997 in (a) cash and (b) real terms.

      TGN1412

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has held with the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust on the recovery of the costs of care from (a) Parexel and (b) TeGenero for...

      Vaccines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether purchasing of vaccines recommended for use by the NHS is carried out (a) centrally and (b) by individual primary care trusts.

      York Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there were (a) in total and (b) in each specialty at York hospital in each year since 1996–97.

  • House of Lords

    • Animal Welfare: Dogs' Tails

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have had from the British Veterinary Association on the issue of docking working dogs' tails; and what reply they are sending.

    • Armed Forces: Joint Strike Fighter

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have power under the Export Control Act 2002 to forbid the outward transfer from the United Kingdom, and subsequent onward transfer, of aerospace...

      Asylum Seekers: Pakistani Christians

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will accommodate Christian asylum seekers from Pakistan whose families have been murdered by Islamic extremists.

      Blasphemy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to bring forward legislation to repeal the law of blasphemy.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will update the information for solely British ethnic minorities of Indian origin published on the website of the British consulate-general in Hong...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the number of persons of Nepali origin from Hong Kong who may qualify for British citizenship under (a) the British Nationality (Hong...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, having regard to the fourth data protection principle and the fact that some individuals who were believed to be dual British and Indian or Nepali...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many full payments of the 2005 single farm payments they hope to make before the partial payments commence.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many farmers still have non-validated claims for single farm payments outstanding.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will invite the European Commission to extend the deadline of June 2006 for the completion of the 2005 single farm payments.

      Data Protection

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What monitoring of the working of the Data Protection Acts they have undertaken; and whether they have in mind any proposals to amend the legislation.

      Deportation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they have made in agreeing and implementing memoranda of understanding with countries in the Middle East and north Africa for the deportation of...

      Drivers: Motoring Offences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For each of the last 10 years for which figures are available (a) how many people were convicted of motoring offences, including those resulting from automatic...

      Dyslexia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to increase resources for people with dyslexia in the London area.

      Fishing: Salmon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What active liaison they have with the Governments of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands concerning the continuance of their self-imposed embargo on drift...

      Fishing: Salmon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent representations they have made to the Government of the Irish Republic regarding the introduction of a self-imposed embargo on drift-netting in order...

      Fishing: Salmon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 10 February (WA 125), what liaison they maintain with the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF); and whether they...

      Hazardous Substances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the European Union directive on the restriction of hazardous substances, to be effective from 1 July 2006, will ban the use of electrical components in...

      Immigration: Mustapha Abdulhusein Ebrahim

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish in the Official Report paragraphs 14 to 18 of the statement dated 18 December 2003 submitted by the chief caseworker for nationality...

      Israel and Palestine: UN Resolution 442

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will propose at the next General Affairs and External Relations Council on 15 May an approach by the European Union to the Government of the United...

      Israel: Mordechai Vanunu

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel to rescind the extra 12 months' movement restriction imposed on Mordechai Vanunu following the...

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 29 March (WA 126), on how many occasions since 1997, and in respect of specific recommendations, HM...

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 29 March (WA 126), on how many occasions since 1997, and in respect of which specific...

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 29 March (WA 126), on how many occasions since 1997, and in respect of which specific...

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 29 March (WA 126), on how many occasions since 1997, and in respect of which specific...

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 29 March (WA 126), on how many occasions since 1997, and in respect of specific recommendations,...

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ratify the Council of Europe trafficking in human beings convention.

      Police: Arrest Warrants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many applications for arrest warrants have been made since 1998 to magistrates concerning allegations of crimes contrary to the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 or...

      Police: Arrest Warrants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are considering changing the law and procedure relating to the issue of arrest warrants; if so, for what reason; and what changes are being considered.

      Prisons: Records

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under which headings the prison records of all those given custodial sentences are kept; for how long they are kept; and where they are kept after a prisoner is...

      Race Relations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the extent to which their policies and practices in relation to asylum seekers, refugees and immigration might indirectly...

      Schools: Special Educational Needs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in view of the recent allegations concerning the treatment of a pupil at Woodlawn Special School in North Tyneside, they intend to introduce guidelines on...

      Seals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have proposals to prohibit the trade in harp and hooded seal products.

      Smuggling

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much they estimate is lost annually in revenue in Northern Ireland through (a) fuel laundering; (b) cigarette smuggling; and (c) alcohol smuggling.

      Taxation: Companies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 8 March (WA 145), when the report entitled Tax on the Boardroom Agenda—The Views of Business,...

      Taxation: Company Returns

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 18 April (WA 220), whether they (a) have accepted the recommendation in the report HMRC Online...

      Transport: Bus Lanes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 19 April (WA 247), whether they alerted local authorities to the necessity of establishing an appeals...

      Waste Management

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the £5,000 penalty to be introduced under the European Union waste directive for householders who burn plastic waste, what is the definition of...

      Yorkshire: Objective 1 Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which particular projects in Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and Rotherham have benefited from Objective 1 funding since its inception; and how much each project...

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