Written answers

Thursday, 11 May 2006

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Avian Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which recommendations from the report of the Independent Review of Avian Quarantine have been implemented.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what response he has made to the advice from the Science Advisory Council on bovine tuberculosis; (2) when he will...

      Case Control Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will expand the farm management questionnaire in the Case Control Study 2005 (CCS 2005) to include more farmers and...

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the (a) operation and (b) profitability of the dairy market; and if he will make a statement.

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of (a) the pattern of volume output in the milk year and (b) levels of profit derived at each...

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on milk price (a) regulation and (b) indexing.

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to establish a regulator of the dairy market.

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will set out with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to West Lancashire constituency the effects in...

      Farm Land Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average price of farm land in England was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2005.

      Fur Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to prevent the import of fur from domestic animals from China.

      Milk Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the relationship between the levels of imports of milk and the purchase of milk from domestic...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if he will list the reservoirs which have been closed and built over since 1997; (2) what statutory requirements must...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total running costs of the Rural Payments Agency and its predecessor were in each of the last three years.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the job description is of each member of the senior management team of the Rural Payments Agency; and if he will make a...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many outside contracts worth over £100,000 the Rural Payments Agency has awarded since 2001, broken down by (a)...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what staff turnover within the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) was in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff there were within the Rural Payments Agency in each year since 2001, broken down by grade.

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the delivery of the single payment scheme and progress towards meeting the Government's target...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Rural Payments Agency on the efficiency and accuracy of its computer systems;...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many eligible farmers in Beverley and Holderness are awaiting payment of outstanding single farm moneys due to them; what...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the 2006 single farm payment application form was passed to the Plain English Campaign for editing before its...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in what circumstances he will (a) make advance single farm scheme payments (SFSP) to farmers whose 2005 claims have been...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of single farm payments have been paid with respect to the financial year 2005-06.

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many single farm payments awards in (a) Beverley and Holderness and (b) England have been terminated following the...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many small businesses his Department estimates will be declared bankrupt as a result of the late payment of claims under...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the impact that delays within the 2005 Single Payment Scheme will have on the...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in (a) Lancaster and Wyre constituency and (b) Lancashire have received a single farm payment.

      Telephone Advice Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many telephone advice lines his Department and its non-departmental public bodies support; how many telephone advisers...

      Water Metering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research the Department has undertaken on intelligent water metering.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals have been employed in his Department in each of the last five years; what vetting...

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what opportunities exist for people to work beyond retirement age in his Department.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of the staff in his Department is (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled, broken down by grade.

      Private Office Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of his private office staff is (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled.

  • Transport

    • Aircraft Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the commitment in the White Paper on the future of aviation to bear down on aircraft noise, what target decibel level his Department has...

    • Bus Journeys (Doncaster, North)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger bus journeys were taken by residents of Doncaster, North in (a) 1984, (b) 1994 and (c) 2004.

      Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total public spending (a) per head of the population and (b) per passenger was on bus services (i) including and (ii) excluding funding for...

      Departmental Policies

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many departmental staff work on (a) rail, (b) road, (c) aviation, (d) river, (e) walking, (f) cycling and (g) light rail related matters.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the revised European directive on driving licences; and if he will make a statement.

      Gner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact of the award of an open GNER contract to Grand Central, with particular reference to the ability of GNER (a)...

      Heathrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) he has and (b) his Ministers have had with (i) airport operators, (ii) aircraft operators and associated companies and (iii) the...

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many level crossings there are in each parliamentary constituency in England and Wales.

      MOT Computer System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many days the MOT computer system has worked without a technical problem occurring since its formal live date.

      MOT Computer System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) on the new MOT computer system.

      Petrol Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of how many litres of petrol are purchased in a year for use in (a) road haulage, (b) private cars and (c) city buses.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the rail franchise contracts that are expected to be awarded before the end of 2008.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the passenger growth on the (a) Plymouth to Bristol, (b) Plymouth to Birmingham, (c) Plymouth to London and (d) Exeter to Waterloo railway...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) members of departmental staff and (b) external consultants were employed to research and write the North East regional planning...

      Regional Transport Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether the meetings of each regional transport (a) board and (b) forum are open to the public; (2) if he will list the members of each...

      Road Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle accidents occurred on A roads in (a) Hampshire and (b) England in each year since 1990; and how many (i) fatalities and (ii) serious...

      Road Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle accidents have occurred on motorways in each year since 1990; and how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries occurred as a...

      Road Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) local road major schemes and (b) local public transport schemes were remitted to the regions and are now being considered for approval.

      Road Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at what age the Government ceases to exempt motorists with disabilities from road tax.

      Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the subsidies paid to each (a) passenger transport authority and (b) other county council and transport authority area in each of the...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Christmas Day Trading Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the operation of the Christmas Day Trading Act 2004; and what recent representations he has received about the...

    • Corruption (Kenya)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment he has made of whether British companies have been involved in corruption in Kenya.

      Developed Countries (UK Trade)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the UK's international trade with developed countries.

      Domestic Dog and Cat Fur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department has taken since his written ministerial statement of27 January 2005, Official Report, columns 33-4WS, on domestic...

      Energy Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost of UK energy imports of (a) gas, (b) oil and (c) electricity was in each of the last five years.

      EU Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the extent to which export subsidies are given by EU member state governments to support their domestic...

      EU Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government plan to challenge export subsidies given to manufacturers by other EU member state governments; and if he will make a...

      Hotelware (Tariffs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on negotiations between the European Commission and the United States authorities regarding tariffs applied to...

      Italian Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has received on subsidies available in Italy.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions Ministers of State in his Department stayed overnight in (a) five star, (b) four star and (c) three star hotels on...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much interest has accrued from balances kept on Post Office card accounts since its inception; to which organisation these balances...

      Sakhalin II Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions Shell has had with his Department on the Sakhalin II oil and gas project.

      Sakhalin II Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what criteria the Export Credits Guarantee Department use when assessing whether to support the Sakhalin II oil and gas project.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the operation of Statutory Instrument number (a) 2001/2673, (b) 2001/2660, (c) 2001/4010, (d) 2002/3128,...

  • Treasury

    • Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on progress in implementing the planning gain supplement.

    • Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on economic growth in the first quarter of 2006.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of inflation is in the UK, the EU and the USA; and if he will make a statement.

      Drug Misuse

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria he will use to determine the level of public expenditure for combating drug abuse in the forthcoming spending review.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people claimed working tax credit in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the role of taxation policy in combating climate change.

      Energy and Environmental Research Institute

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on public funding for the energy and environmental research institute which he announced in his Budget.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of tax relief on pension contributions on levels of savings in occupational pension schemes.

      Inflation Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implications for economic growth of the Bank of England's latest inflation report; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Rate (Civic Penalties)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civic penalties have been issued for failure to provide information to the Valuation Office Agency for business rates valuations since they were...

      Business Rate (Civic Penalties)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means an individual can appeal against the imposition of a civic penalty for failure to provide information to the Valuation Office Agency for...

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the death rate for cancer was in (a) males and (b) females under 75 years of age in each year since 1976.

      Cash Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with banks on fee-charging cash machines; and if he will make a statement.

      Census Records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many communications have been received by (a) his Department and (b) the Office for National Statistics from hon. Members since 1 January 2005 on the...

      Charges (Bank/Credit Card)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to limit punitive charges that can be levied when (a) a bank account goes overdrawn and (b) a credit card limit is breached.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what opportunities exist for people to work beyond retirement age in his Department.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the staff in his Department is (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled, broken down by grade.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of his private office staff is (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of (a) staff away-days and (b) staff team building exercises in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Staff Vetting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals have been employed in his Department in each of the last five years; what vetting...

      Doncaster, North (Statistics)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people resident in Doncaster, North were employed in transport services in (a) 1984, (b) 1994 and (c) 2004.

      Economic Inactivity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rates of economic inactivity were for people of working age in each (a) region, (b) country in the UK and (c) parliamentary constituency in Tyne...

      Energy Efficiency (Scotland)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of the funding he announced in the Budget for local authorities and energy companies to work together for energy efficiency will be...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the 10 areas with the (a) highest and (b) lowest rates of infant mortality; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will provide a substantive response to question 63954, tabled by the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight on 30 March on tax credits.

      Pregnancy Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the pregnancies rates for (a) 15 to 16 and (b) 13 to 14 year olds were in the last period for which figures are available.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update Table 8.17 of the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2005 to show (a) current and (b) capital expenditure for each year from...

      Stamp Duty

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

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made in response to the ombudsman's recommendation of an independent right of appeal on decisions to recover tax credit overpayments;...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to prevent abuse of the new £25,000 income disregard rule in tax credit assessments.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many additional staff have been brought in to the tax credit call centres to deal with the current annual declarations.

      Trade Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK's balance of trade was with (a) the USA, (b) China, (c) India, (d) Japan, (e) the remainder of South East Asia and (f) South America in...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the level of unemployment in the West Midlands in 2004-05.

      Vehicle Excise Duty Forms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps were taken following the changes announced in the Budget to ensure that correct renewal information was included on vehicle excise duty renewal...

      Electoral Roll

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what was the size of the total electorate for the (a) Vale of Clwyd and (b) Denbighshire in each of the last 10 years; (2) what the (a) size of...

  • International Development

    • Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) direct and (b) bilateral aid his Department has allocated to Angola in 2006-07; how much he expects to be allocated in...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list his Department's (a) advisory bodies and (b) committees concerned with animal health and welfare; and if he will make...

      Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will urgently assess the food situation in Chad.

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals have been employed in his Department in each of the last five...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what opportunities exist for people to work beyond retirement age in his Department.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in the Department; what the average pay was for (i) women and (ii) men in the Department...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total cost was of (a) staff away days and (b) staff team building exercises in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Disabled Children (Developing Countries)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the projects his Department is funding to ensure disabled children are given access to education in developing countries.

      Farming (India)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department (a) to modernise agricultural practices, (b) to increase productivity and (c) to...

      Fledgling Democracies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2006, Official Report, columns 1231-32W, on fledgling democracies, why his Department does not...

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what estimate he has made of the percentage of pregnant women with HIV/AIDS in developing countries who receive (a) information,...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond, Yorkshire (Mr. Hague), of 18 April 2006, Official Report,...

      Shan Refugees (Thailand)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Thailand about the treatment of Shan refugees living in Thailand.

      Sub-Saharan Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many trade delegations to the UK from each sub-Saharan country have received funding from the Department's bilateral country...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Solicitor-General what opportunities exist for people to work beyond retirement age in his Department.

  • Prime Minister

    • Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 3 May 2006, Official Report, column 968, what advice he relied on for his statement that the Human Rights Act 1998 does not prevent the...

    • Ministerial Duties (Deputy Prime Minister)

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the (a) responsibilities, (b) salary and (c) nature and value of official benefits-in-kind of each Minister in (i) the Offiice of the Deputy Prime...

      Ministerial Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister what criteria he used in allocating official residences to members of the Government.

      Peerages

      To ask the Prime Minister whether Cameron Mackintosh was offered a peerage; and if he will make a statement.

  • Education and Skills

    • Child Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the programmes run by his Department to modify behavioural patterns of children since 1997; and what the cost was in each case.

    • City Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the capital cost is of each city academy in operation; (2) what average amount of funding per academy has been released by his...

      Education Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will make a statement on the operation of section (a) 512, (b) 512ZB and (c) 512A of the Education Act 1996; what recent...

      Food Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the strategies introduced by his Department to support and enhance food education in schools; if he will introduce further...

      Fresh start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much income has been received from the sale of assets of schools closed under the Fresh Start scheme; and how much of this came from the...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades at GCSE in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006 in (i) Swindon and (ii) England.

      Illiteracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people over the age of 65 years are deemed to be illiterate in (a) former mining areas and (b) England.

      Mr. Des Smith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how much Mr. Des Smith has been paid by his Department; (2) when Mr. Des Smith transferred to the specialist schools and academies...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will take steps to improve physical education in schools during (a) the current and (b) 2006-07 school year; and if he will make a...

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will enable successful charities working in the prison education sector to enter the quality assurance regime.

      Pupil Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what plans he has to ensure that all schools put into effect the guidance on pupil participation in decision-making; and if he will...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will make a statement on the operation of the Education (Nutritional Standards for School Lunches) (England) Regulations 2000;...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the operation of the Education (Transfer of Functions concerning School Lunches etc.) (England) (No. 2) Order...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on (i) the take-up and (ii) the quality of free school meals in (A) primary and...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the operation of the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999; if he will amend the regulations to...

      School Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils live outside the local authority in which the school is located in each secondary school that selects (a) wholly...

      School Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what discussions he has had with bus operators on developing innovative dedicated transport facilities for children's journeys to...

      School Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what steps he is taking to encourage more efficient and sustainable transportation of children to school; (2) how many local...

      Teacher Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average salary was for a teacher in (a) Blackpool, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in the latest year for which information is...

      Teacher Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1483-84W, to the hon. Member for Peterborough, on teachers' pay, what...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of school-home support organisations in reducing truancy.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils were recorded as having at least one incidence of truancy in 2005-06.

      University Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of jobs in the UK which will require a university degree in (a) 2015, (b) 2020 and (b) 2025.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2006, Official Report, column 1183W, on Afghanistan, under what circumstances the International Security Assistance...

    • Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of servicemen and women who have visited an armed forces counsellor in each of the last 12 months.

      Defence Cuts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the military (a) bases, (b) facilities and (c) installations where (i) closures and (ii) manning reductions are planned, broken down...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals have been employed in his Department in each of the last five years; what vetting...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials from his Department are seconded to private companies, broken down by (a) grade and (b) private company; and what costs have been...

      Disposal Contractors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) barristers' chambers and (b) (i) Ministry of Defence and (ii) Treasury legal staff have been employed by the Government during the case of...

      Fire Brigade Strike

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence under what conditions the Army provides back-up in the event of a fire brigade strike.

      Military Deployment (Afghanistan)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria will determine whether forces in Afghanistan will be subject to the provisions of (a) the law of armed conflict and (b) human rights...

      RAF Hythe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make representations to his United States counterparts to maintain the US Army Field Support Battalion at RAF Hythe (a) until existing work...

      RAF Hythe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the United States army's presence in the United Kingdom is stationed at RAF Hythe.

  • Leader of the House

    • Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Leader of the House on how many occasions he has accepted corporate hospitality in the last 12 months.

    • Deputy Prime Minister

      To ask the Leader of the House whether the Deputy Prime Minister will answer oral parliamentary questions.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Leader of the House what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his office staying overnight in (i) mainland Great Britain,...

      Portland PR

      To ask the Leader of the House what meetings officials in his Office have had with representatives of the public relations company Portland PR; what contracts Portland PR has with his Office and...

      Staff Development

      To ask the Leader of the House what the total cost was of (a) staff away days and (b) staff team building exercises in his Office in each of the last three years.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Activity Levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how activity levels amongst the general population have changed in the last 10 years.

    • Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions Ministers of State in her Department stayed overnight in (a) five star, (b) four star and (c) three star hotels...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • 1911 Census

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the Registrar General's Analysis of tentative proposals made by National Archives to...

    • 1911 Census

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the Registrar General's conclusion, dated 18 February 2004, regarding the effect of the release...

      Census Closure Rule

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of (a) the Registrar General's proposal, dated 18 February 2004, to enshrine a 100-year census...

      Children's Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many nursery and creche places are provided for people working in her Department; what charges are made for the provision...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what opportunitites exist for people to work beyond retirement age in her Department.

      Election Registers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many General Election marked registers were not available (a) six months and (b) nine months after the 2005 general election.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of those eligible to vote were registered to vote in each local authority in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c)...

      Electoral System

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the outcome of the pilots for postal voting.

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many matters were started under Legal Services Commission contracts in civil law, in each of the financial years 2000-01 to...

      Political Parties (Members Liabilities)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the Government's policy is towards the liabilities of individual members of registered political parties in circumstances...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Publications

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how many publications were produced by the Electoral Commission during 2005; and what the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Brighton and Hove Albion

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the dates of contacts between (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and representatives of (i) Brighton and Hove council and (ii)...

    • Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the impact on response times of the move to individual integrated risk management plans for the fire and rescue services in England.

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance she has issued on the fitting of front-line fire service vehicles with satellite navigation systems; and what percentage of such vehicles in each...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what pilots have been undertaken prior to the introduction of home information packs.

      Neighbourhood Renewal

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has for neighbourhood renewal projects in Milton Keynes.

      Street Wardens (Peterborough)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to provide funding from 2006-07 for the street wardens scheme in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.

      Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the forthcoming White Paper on Local Government will clarify whether an executive mayor could replace the indirectly...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the time taken to rate a claim for (a) jobseekers' allowance and (b) income support was in Alloa in (i) May 2004 and (ii) May 2005.

    • Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures the UK Government are assessing to target help to children in the UK that live below 27 per cent. of median income.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people came on to the Child Support Agency system in each of the last 12 months.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Child Support Agency (CSA) quarterly statistical summary, published on 27 April, what assessment he has made of the reasons for...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when a decision will be made to move existing Child Support Agency cases from the old scheme to the new scheme.

      Departmental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days have been lost to sickness absence in her Department in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what opportunities exist for people to work beyond retirement age in his Department.

      Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which buildings and sites used by his Department and related agencies (a) have ceased to be used in the last year and (b) will be closed...

      Departmental Websites

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2006, Official Report, column 1198W, on disability living allowance, what proportion of people in West...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with charities and campaign groups on the Disability Living Allowance application form; and whether...

      Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in fulfilling its statutory obligation as a public body of promoting the rights of...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the reasons for the change in the number of people claiming incapacity benefit for mental and behavioural...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the current application processing time is for pension credit.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on recruitment, search and selection agencies in each of the last five years.

      Staff Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost was of (a) staff away days and (b) staff team building exercises in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Transactional Processes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to modernise transactional processes within (a) his Department and (b) the agencies for which he has responsibility...

      Unemployment (Brentford and Isleworth)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he has taken to reduce unemployment in Brentford and Isleworth constituency since 2001 among (a) young people, (b) disabled...

  • Home Department

    • Assets Recovery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer to Question 64418, what progress the Assets Recovery Agency has made in meeting its targets; and if he will list...

    • Conviction Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for public order offences there were in Doncaster North in (a) 1984, (b) 1994, (c) 2004 and (d) the most recent...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions since March 2004 applicant details supplied by the Criminal Records Bureau to the police led to conviction details...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department was of Criminal Records Bureau applications in 2005-06.

      Economic Migrants (Wirral, West)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many economic migrants there are in Wirral, West.

      Electronic Tagging (Providers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the firms which provide electronic tagging of offenders for his Department.

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether there is an official in the prison service who is responsible for foreign national prisoners; and if he will make a statement;...

      Internet Watch Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he made of the Internet Watch Foundation's annual report 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the reply 18 April 2006, Official Report, c. 318W, on motoring offences, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the sole address permitted on the National Identity Register will be an individual's private residential address.

      People Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to make it a criminal offence to pay for sex with a person who has been illegally trafficked.

      Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's working definition of pornography is.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many existing governor grade officials in the prison service have had their status (a) upgraded and (b) downgraded; what proportion of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) for what reasons the compulsory transfer may take place of prison governors to alternative establishments; (2) at what level of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisons in England and Wales use hutted accommodation for inmates; and how many inmates are housed in (a) dormitories and (b)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons have (a) a special educational needs co-ordinator and (b) learning support assistants.

      Sex Offences (South Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offences of (a) rape, (b) sexual assault, (c) indecent assault, (d) gross indecency and (e) unlawful sex were reported...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) location, (b) staffing profile and (c) cost for the most recent year for which figures are available is of each Sexual...

      Tagging Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have been prosecuted for breaking the terms of tagging curfews in each of the last five years.

      Uninsured Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average fine for uninsured drivers was in each year since 1997.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are detained in young offenders institutions.

      Youth Justice and Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the research commissioned by his Department on section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Justice Act will be published.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2006, Official Report, column 75W, on Colombia, in what ways (a) the UK has re-aligned its...

    • EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations her Department has made to (a) the EU Commission and (b) the Government of Finland in their capacity as...

      Iran (Military Technology Sales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information she has received about the role of Belarus in exporting Russian military technology to Iran, with particular...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of Israel's compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      Latin America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received concerning the level of UK diplomatic representation in Latin America; and if she will...

      Mikola Kalinin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment of the human rights conditions in Belarus she has undertaken since the recent attack on Mikola Kalinin.

      Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the aims and objectives are of UK relations with Morocco.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had on the possible resumption of EU aid payments to the Palestinian Authority; and...

      Prisoners (British Citizens)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects are serving prison sentences in other EU countries.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Russian government on racism and racial violence.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the government of Russia on the use of torture in Chechnya.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Alcohol-Related Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 461W, on alcohol-related conditions, how many people were admitted to each...

    • Ballybeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much he expects Ballybeen to receive from the recently announced funding for deprived Loyalist and Unionist areas; and what impact he...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were found to be abusing the blue badge scheme in 2005.

      Boundary Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the expected timetable is of the Parliamentary Boundary Commission review of Northern Ireland's constituencies.

      Civil Service (Disciplinary Procedures)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in the Northern Ireland Civil Service (a) have received a written warning, (b) have received a final written warning, (c) have...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average class size was in each (a) grammar school and (b) other secondary school in Northern Ireland in each of the past 10 years.

      Community Differentials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to ensure a consistent approach to social considerations between the Procurement Board and the Strategic Investment Board.

      Community Differentials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the 20 most deprived wards in Northern Ireland are; and what percentage of the population of each are of (a) Catholic and (b) Protestant...

      Conference Organisation Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who is conducting the recently announced review of the organisation of conferences requiring input from senior Northern Ireland civil servants;...

      Departmental Entertainment

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days sick leave were taken (a) in total and (b) as a result of stress in (i) each Department in Northern Ireland and (ii) the...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in (a) each Northern Ireland department and (b) the Northern Ireland Office have been disciplined for using work telephones to...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in (a) each Department in Northern Ireland and (b) the Northern Ireland Office have been (i) disciplined and (ii) dismissed...

      DXA Scanning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time was in Northern Ireland in March (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005 and (d) 2006 for a bone density (DXA) scan.

      Essential Car Users (Health Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what categories of Health Service employees have qualified as essential car users in each year since 2000; and what mileage allowance was...

      Essential Car Users (Health Service)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans the Government have to change the mileage allowance payable to each category of essential car users in the health service; and if he...

      EU Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much EU income was secured in each of the last 10 financial years for projects emanating from Northern Ireland.

      EU Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much EU money was (a) allocated and (b) expended in respect of each source of EU funding in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10...

      Film and Television Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the recent comments of the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission on the quantity of drama based in...

      Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many flags have been taken down since the protocol on flags was agreed between the Police Service of Northern Ireland and departments; and...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consultation has taken place between his Department and the Home Office in relation to the deportation and removal of foreign national...

      House Values

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate how many homes in Northern Ireland have been valued at over £1 million.

      Independent Monitoring Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 485W, on the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC)' whether when meeting the...

      Infection Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding was allocated by the Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety for the implementation of the action plan for the...

      Ministerial Cars (Fuel Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the fuel costs were for ministerial cars used by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the running costs were of each Government-owned residence used by Northern Ireland Ministers in each of the last five years.

      Party funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list leaders of political parties in Northern Ireland to whom he has written seeking their views on the funding of political parties;...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of (a) training and (b) recruiting police constables in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police vehicles in Northern Ireland were involved in road traffic accidents in each of the last three years.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were killed as a result of road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people resident in Northern Ireland are on the Register of Sex Offenders; and in how many of those cases the police do not know the...

      Single Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many single parents in each constituency in Northern Ireland are claiming state benefits; and how much was paid to them in the last period...

      Student Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether changes are proposed in the eligibility criteria for (a) student funding support and (b) student loans for graduate students wishing...

      Travellers' Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to tackle unauthorised travellers' camps on commercial and private lands.

      Wind Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received from health trusts in Northern Ireland wishing to provide electricity generated by wind turbines on their sites.

      Wind Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much Antrim hospital has saved in electricity costs as a result of the wind turbine in operation at the site.

  • Health

    • Abortion/Assisted Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department's policy on (a) abortion and (b) assisted suicide was devised; which organisations and individuals were consulted; and if she will...

    • Animal-based Insulin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to Question 53473, on animal-based insulin, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Albans for answer on 27 February.

      BCG Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2006, Official Report, columns 1069-70W, on BCG vaccinations, by what criteria the annual allocation to primary care...

      Binge Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with the Portman group on appropriate actions to reduce the incidence of binge drinking; and if she will make a statement.

      Branded Drug Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact on patient care and treatment of the adequacy of the supply of branded drugs in England.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) nursing and (b) residential homes there were in (i) England and (ii) Beverley and Holderness in each year since 1997; and if she will...

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and (b) Sport England about programmes to reduce the levels of...

      Children's Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist paediatric diabetes nurses there are in London, broken down by borough.

      Colonoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many colonoscopy procedures were carried out per head of the population in each (a) Government office region and (b) strategic health authority area...

      Consultants/Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) consultant oncologists, (b) diagnostic radiographers and (c) MRI scanners there are per 100,000 people in (i) England, (ii) the North East...

      Continuing Care Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what protection she plans to put in place for those who may lose their entitlement to NHS funded continuing care under the new National Framework;...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to commission new dental services in the Eastbourne area.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that NHS dental treatment is available to all (a) children and (b) residents of Eastbourne and Willingdon.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have (a) signed and (b) refused to sign the new contract for NHS dentistry in the primary care trusts which serve Portsmouth; and if...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on NHS dentistry in the Barnet primary care trust area in 1997; how much has been allocated for 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people newly qualified as dentists in each of the last five years; and how much the training cost (a) per dentist and (b) in total in each year.

      Departmental Management Structure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will publish the conclusions of the review of her Department's top management structure.

      Disability Equipment (Internet)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what regulations are in place to ensure appropriate risk assessments are carried out on disability equipment sold on the internet.

      Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2006, Official Report, column 1203W, on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, what assessment has been made of the progress of...

      European Health Insurance Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 18 April, Official Report, columns 388-9W, on the European health insurance card, how many information leaflets were...

      Free Diagnostic Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS hospitals in London offering free diagnostic testing to GP practices; and what the estimated financial value is of this offer.

      Herceptin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the prescription of Herceptin to patients with early stage breast cancer.

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been treated by Barlborough Independent Treatment Centre since its inception; and how many of these patients lived in Bassetlaw.

      Isolation Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the availability of isolation facilities in NHS hospitals.

      Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on the role of the national myalgic encephalomyelitis observatory; (2) what funding has been provided by (a) central...

      Mhra

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many changes to labelling applications were considered by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in (a) 2003-04 and (b)...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were admitted to adult acute mental wards in 2005-06.

      Ministerial Statement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis was for the statement she made on BBC Radio 5 Live that the national health service had had its best year ever; and if she will...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to change his proposals for increasing inspection fees for charitable multiple sclerosis treatment centres offering oxygen therapies...

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average NHS expenditure per head was in the hospitals located in (a) Bexley care trust's area of responsibility and (b) London in the most...

      NHS Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) name, (b) address and (c) post code is of each NHS hospital in England; and which of these are run by foundation trusts.

      NHS It

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the McKinsey Report on an NHS IT scheme.

      NHS Logistics Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to get parliamentary approval for the outsourcing of NHS logistics procurement and supply chain services.

      NHS Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the statement of the Minister of State of 7 February 2006, Official Report, columns 806-07 on NHS reorganisation, what progress has...

      Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were performed in each health trust in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Personal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2006, Official Report, column 1301W, on elderly care costs, whether she has requested the figures for the estimated...

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to permit a pharmacist to act as the responsible pharmacist for more than one community pharmacy.

      Queen Mary's Hospital Trust, Sidcup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many redundancies she expects at Queen Mary's hospital, Sidcup, broken down by specialty or function.

      Shipman Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health why the Government has not yet implemented all of the recommendations of Dame Janet Smith's inquiries into the case of Harold Shipman; what steps she is...

      Shipman Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Chief Medical Officer to release his review of the Shipman Report.

      Small Firms

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

      Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which clinical procedures are undertaken for NHS patients at the treatment centre at Shepton Mallett; how much is paid to the treatment centre each time...

      University Hospital of North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the review carried out by (a) Ernst and Young and (b) the Department's turnaround team into the forecast deficit of the University...

      Ward Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the hospitals where ward closures are planned, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Joint Strike Fighter

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 2 May (WA 47) on the Joint Strike Fighter, whether they will now lay before Parliament the...

    • Benefits: Personal Capability Assessment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which medical and consultative groups have been convened to consider the mental health component of the personal capability assessment; who are the members of...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average cost of handling each claim under the British Coal respiratory disease litigation, taking into account the original trial costs and all...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average cost of handling each claim under the British Coal vibration white finger litigation, taking into account the original trial costs and all...

      Cancer: Bowel

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 18 April (WA 167), when they estimate the National Institute for Clinical Excellence will complete its...

      Council Tax: Revaluation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, despite the enactment of the Council Tax (Revaluation) Bill which postponed the implementation of revaluation of properties for council tax purposes, they...

      Council Tax: Revaluation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any job losses were implemented in anticipation of the postponement of the revaluation of properties for council tax purposes; and, if so, whether they...

      Disability: Pathways to Work

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which programme spending within the Department for Work and Pensions has been reduced in order to pay for the £360 million rollout of the Pathways to Work...

      Elections: All-women Shortlists

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what constitutional basis the Secretary of State for Wales issued an apology on behalf of Her Majesty's Government for the use of all-women shortlists by the...

      Energy: Biomass

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of the biomass materials used in co-fired coal power stations that qualify under the renewables obligation is imported rather than grown in the...

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Paymaster General, Dawn Primarolo, on 10 March (HC Deb, 1802W), why the number of callers to HM Revenue and Customs...

      Iraq: Military Casualties

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Drayson on 13 March (WA 190), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the advice that was provided...

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 29 March (WA 125), 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 125), 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 125), 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 125), on how many occasions since 1997, and in respect of which specific...

      Railways: Rail Accident Investigation Branch

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, bearing in mind that it was intended that the Rail Accident Investigation Branch would be first at the scene of an accident to gather evidence, the Office of...

      Science: Research

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to increase spending on scientific research to ensure that the United Kingdom does not fall behind international competitors.

      St Helena

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made on preparations to provide air access for the island of St Helena; and what are the current estimates for (a) beginning the building of...

      Taxation: VAT

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 28 April (WA 35), whether their decision not to sign Annexe K of the sixth European Union VAT...

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