Written answers

Monday, 22 May 2006

  • International Development

    • Air Miles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many air miles have been accrued by senior civil servants in his Department on official business in each of the last three years;...

    • Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the recent report on his Department's response to the Indian Ocean disaster.

      Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the (a) role, (b) performance and (c) accountability of partners involved in channelling...

      Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development who the authors were of the recent report on his Department's response to the Indian Ocean disaster; and how much the report cost to...

      Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent attacks by Tamil Tigers on the post-tsunami recovery process in Sri Lanka and...

      Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Buckingham of 9 May 2006, Official Report, column 129W, on family planning, why his...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment has been made of progress in restoring (a) electricity, (b) water, (c) sanitation, (d) health care and (e)...

      Leased Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) land and (b) property his Department (i) leases and (ii) leased in (A) 1979, (B) 1983, (C) 1987, (D) 1992 and (E) 1997 in...

      Maternal Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps are being taken by his Department (a) to develop a comprehensive maternal health strategy and (b) to disseminate...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures are in place to ensure that the holders of traditional knowledge (a) are made aware of patent applications and (b) are...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the Government's policy is on the proposals in the Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Council to...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what sanctions are in place to penalise intellectual property applicants who have illegally obtained genetic material or knowledge...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures are in place to inform countries named as the source of traditional knowledge or genetic resources in patent applications...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Government have instigated a system for informing the World Intellectual Property Organisation about the origins of...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to assess the impact on developing countries of geographical indications of traditional knowledge...

      Sub-Saharan Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful bids there were by each sub-Saharan country for grants from the Trade Related Capacity...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to promote good governance in Uganda.

      UN Disaster Relief Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to strengthen the capacity of the UN system for (a) leading and (b) co-ordinating...

      Unemployment (West Bank)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of Palestinians on the west bank he estimates were (a) unemployed and (b) living below the poverty line in each year...

      World Food Programme (North Korea)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the UK's contribution to plans for food aid in North Korea to be carried out by the World Food...

  • Transport

    • Aircraft Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) current and (b) proposed aircraft corridors are across (i) West Somerset and (ii) Sedgmoor district council areas.

    • Aircraft Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the approach or departure routes for aircraft using Stansted airport have changed since January 2002.

      Aircraft Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the head of the Pilot Confidential Reporting System is required to declare relevant interests.

      Airlines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many airlines have been registered in the UK in each year since 2001.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when he last met the Secretary of State for Wales to discuss the review of the British Transport police; what the level of involvement of the...

      Building Research Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Building Research Establishment receives funding from (a) Boeing, (b) British Aerospace and (c) Airbus.

      Bus Services

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

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many bus services have been (a) withdrawn and (b) added to service in Tamworth constituency in each financial year since 1 April 1998.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to introduce a statutory requirement for bus companies to publish reliability statistics.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many bus services have been (a) withdrawn and (b) added to service in (i) England and (ii) Kingston upon Hull in each financial year since 1...

      Car Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the percentage of households owning (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more cars in each region of the United Kingdom...

      Concessionary Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the funding required to fund free off-peak travel for (a) older and (b) disabled persons on buses in Kingston upon...

      Concorde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with British Airways on the cost of reinstating Concorde.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the (a) public and (b) private sector organisations to which the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has (i) sold and (ii) provided...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the new arrangements for driving licence fees will come into force.

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how blue light driver training will be (a) delivered and (b) certified for members of the medical profession who provide volunteer assistance to the...

      Finsbury Park Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to transfer the management of Finsbury Park station to Transport for London.

      Highways Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the operation of section 161 of the Highways Act 1980; what recent representations he has received about the operation...

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents have been recorded at level crossings in each year since 1997; and how many of these resulted in (a) death and (b) injury.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for Ministers of State in his Department on foreign visits in each of the last three years;...

      MOT Fee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is his policy that the maximum MOT fee will remain constant during the lifetime of this Parliament.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) vehicles and (b) heavy goods vehicles used the M6 toll motorway in each of the last 24 months; (2) how many (a) vehicles and...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the opening dates of each junction of (a) the M25 and (b) the M1.

      Pass Plus Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Pass Plus certificates have been (a) applied for and (b) issued by the Driving Standards Agency in each of the last eight weeks.

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce cancellations by train operating companies (TOCs); and if he will consider rescinding franchises from those TOCs with...

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will reopen the main line to Heathfield from Exeter City Basin rejoining the main line at Newton Abbott or a similar routing to provide an...

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role the Government are playing in the setting of the train timetable from Paddington to the West Country being discussed with Network Rail; and...

      Road Building Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average cost per mile was of (a) building and (b) maintaining (i) three lane motorways, (ii) dual carriageways and (iii) single lane roads...

      Road Building Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average difference between road building tender costs and road building outturn costs has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Road Charging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce which local authorities have been chosen to run the planned road-charging pilot schemes; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take (i) to make ethanol cheaper than petrol and (ii) to encourage motorists to convert their car...

      Road Fund Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications for road fund licences were received (a) in total and (b) by means of the internet on each working day in the two months before...

      Road Funding (Somerset)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much central Government funding has been allocated to Somerset county council for road improvement in each of the last five years.

      Road Funding (Somerset)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much central funding has been allocated to road signage in Somerset in each of the last five years.

      Road Funding (Somerset)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding Kingston upon Hull council received from his Department (a) in total, (b) per mile of road and (c) per head of population in each...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents have been attributed to vehicles skidding in each year since 1997.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many head-on collisions have led to (a) fatalities and (b) serious injury in each year since 1997.

      Roads (Suffolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the total mileage travelled on roads in Suffolk by (a) all vehicles and (b) cars in each of the past 10 years.

      Royal Flight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's policy is on the use of fixed wing aircraft BAe146 by members of the Royal Family for private purposes.

      Safety at Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures he has taken since 1997 to improve safety at sea within United Kingdom territorial waters; and if he will make a statement.

      Thameslink 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 26 January 2006, Official Report, columns 2278-9W, on Thameslink 2000, whether the inspector has presented his report to...

      Transport Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total projected public expenditure per head of population for transport is for (a) London, (b) each of the English passenger transport...

      Transport Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the projected central Government expenditure is per head of population for local public transport for (a) London, (b) each of the English...

      Transport Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the public expenditure per head of population was for local public transport for (a) London, (b) each of the English passenger transport...

      Trunk Roads (Litter)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to improve litter collection on trunk roads in Northumberland under the control of the Highways Agency; and if he will make a...

      Unfilled Rail Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he is taking to reduce the number of unfilled rail posts in his Department; how many such posts are vacant; and whether he is considering...

      Uninsured Motorists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's estimate is of the number of uninsured motorists driving on public roads in each of the last five years; and what percentage of...

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in Greater London were fined for non-payment of vehicle excise duty in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2004-05.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding the Department has allocated to the dairy industry to promote dairy products in each of the last five years.

    • Agricultural Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Department has allocated to supporting organic farming in the last five years; and how much of this was to...

      Agricultural Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much financial support the Soil Association received from the Department in each of the last five years.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the environmental impact of the current structure of air passenger duty.

      Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of the Environment Agency's survey of Public Attitudes to Angling 2005; and what response has been made to...

      Asda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2006, Official Report, column 813W, on Asda, if he will list the participants at the...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the use of ventilation shutdown as a method of killing birds for the...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment has been made by his officials of the animal welfare implications of the use of ventilation shutdown as...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the occasions since September 2005 on which blood samples from birds initially tested positive for avian...

      Bonfires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department produces for members of the public on dealing with nuisance bonfires; and if he will make a...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of sensitivity of the standard intradermal skin test for bovine tuberculosis.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the unit cost is for a Bovigam gamma interferon bovine tuberculosis test; and what estimate he has made of the economies...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence his Department has assessed for a possible correlation between herd size and (a) the likelihood of a bovine...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice he has received from the Independent Scientific Group on the reasons for a positive correlation between larger...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what advice he has received from the Independent Scientific Group on using gamma interferon to control bovine...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the results were of research project SE3013 into the specificity of gamma interferon; and what implications the results...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned into the costs for a holding facing a bovine...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many disputed payments for bovine tuberculosis compensation have been registered since the new system began, broken down...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether wildlife unit supervisors employed by his Department in connection with the Randomised Badger Culling Trials have...

      Carcase Rendering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedure companies wishing to apply for a permit for animal carcase rendering are required to follow on the expiry of...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what role Local Strategic Partnerships will have in devising climate change strategies; (2) how many (a) local...

      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, about...

      Cranleigh Brick and Tile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations the Environment Agency has (a) made and (b) received on the Cranleigh Brick and Tile planning...

      Dairy Calves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to meet representatives of the dairy industry to discuss options other than live export for the marketing...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people in his Department have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) inappropriate use of the internet...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals have been employed in his Department in each of the last...

      Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the auctioning of carbon emission permits under Phase II of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; and if he...

      Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the European Commission regarding the deadline for submitting the UK National Allocation...

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on Environment Agency special sites.

      Environmental Liability Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which UK Biodiversity Action Plan species do not fall within the scope of the Environmental Liability Directive and would not...

      Farming (Bassetlaw)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) owner and (b) tenant farmers there were in Bassetlaw in 2005.

      Farming (Bassetlaw)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many UK citizens work in the agriculture sector in Bassetlaw.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2006, Official Report, column 2041, on fisheries, if he will list the (a) countries...

      Gamebirds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) pheasants, (b) partridges and (c) ducks are being kept for (i) meat production, (ii) showing, (iii) breeding...

      Gamebirds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many premises listed in the Great Britain Poultry Register in respect of the keeping of (a) pheasants and (b)...

      Gamebirds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many premises listed in the Great Britain Poultry Register in respect of the keeping of (a) pheasants and (b)...

      Greenhouse Gases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the greenhouse gas emissions are in carbon equivalent per kilometre of the most commonly used aircraft in the United...

      Harmful Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the percentage change was in (a) carbon dioxide and (b) other harmful gases arising from energy efficiency measures...

      Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people in his Department have been enabled to work from home in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

      Migrant Labour (Farms)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of farmers whose profitability is dependent on migrant labour.

      Migrant Labour (Farms)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings his Department has had in the last three years in which he or his predecessors discussed with the National...

      Migrant Labour (Farms)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the contribution of migrant workers to the rural economy in 2005.

      Milk Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether milk quotas may be traded between member states of the European Union.

      Ministerial Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the flights taken by Ministers in his Department since 2001; and what measures to offset the carbon emissions...

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for Ministers of State in his Department on foreign visits in each of the...

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

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

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what progress has been made towards the Waste and Resources Action Programme Real Nappy Campaign's target of diverting...

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department allocated to Real Nappy Week 2006; and what assessment he has made of the impact of the event.

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department's review of England's Waste Strategy will address the promotion of reusable nappies.

      North Sea Ministerial Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which Ministers were present for each day of the North Sea Ministerial Meeting on the Environmental Impacts of Shipping and...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with (i) representatives of and (ii)...

      Oak Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote the planting of oak trees.

      Oak Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of mature oak trees in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Private Office Staff

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

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on recruitment, search and selection agencies in each of the last...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the average cost per tonne of recycling waste material in (a) Swindon and (b) England in each...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the schemes used by local authorities which have achieved the highest recycling rates for household waste.

      Reprocessed Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his Department will take steps to enable the classification of reprocessed fuel oil as a product rather than waste.

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in Milton Keynes (a) have been and (b) remain to be paid their single farm payment.

      Stewardship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints regarding the entry level stewardship scheme have been received, broken down by (a) subject of complaint...

      Stewardship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of farmers have been paid (a) on time and (b) late under the entry level stewardship scheme in...

      Stewardship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers have signed up for the entry level stewardship scheme.

      Stewardship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much and what proportion of the budget allocated for farm payments has been disbursed under the entry level stewardship...

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will re-assess agreements reached by his predecessor on the price of sugar beet to enable sugar beet farmers to develop...

      Tallow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the economic impact of constraints on the use of tallow for fuel.

      Upland Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was made available by English Nature through management agreements to (a) farmers and (b) commoners to...

      Water Metering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of allowing water companies discretion in selecting households for water metering.

      White Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many White Papers were published by his Department in 2005; how many included an animal health or welfare component; and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Postal Services

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) daily and (b) annual volume of hon. Members' post dispatched...

    • Postal Services

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 10 May 2006, Official Report, columns 291-92W, on House mail services, what...

      Postal Services

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2006, Official Report, columns 291-92W, on House mail services, if the...

      Stationery Supplies

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 10 May 2006, Official Report, columns 291-92W, on stationery supplies, if the...

      Vote Office Print Unit

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will list the parliamentary publications produced by the Vote Office Print Unit in each of the last six...

      Vote Office Print Unit

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff are employed by the Vote Office Print Unit, broken down by grade; if the Commission will...

      Vote Office Print Unit

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average printing costs of the Vote Bundle per printed page were during the 2005-06 financial year;...

  • Prime Minister

    • Connexions

      To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has received during each of the last six months from members of the public about the Connexions programme; how many (a) supported and (b)...

    • Gleneagles Action Plan

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the progress of the Gleneagles Plan of Action.

      Government Bills

      To ask the Prime Minister what criteria are used by him in selecting Government Bills that he will not co-sponsor; and if he will make a statement.

      Leased Land

      To ask the Prime Minister what (a) land and (b) property his Department (i) leases and (ii) leased in (A) 1979, (B) 1983, (C) 1987, (D) 1992 and (E) 1997 in (1) the Southend, West constituency,...

      Ministerial Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister what the (a) name and (b) location is of each official ministerial residence which is in his gift; which official residences were in the gift of the Prime Minister in...

      Ministerial Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister to which Ministers the official residences in his gift are allocated; to which Ministers they were allocated in January 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Private Office Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister how much has been paid in (a) salary, (b) travelling expenses, (c) subsistence allowance and (d) removal expenses to special advisers in his Office in each of the...

      Security Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister which Government Department or Agency employs security staff who protect Ministers; how many are employed; what the cost was in 2005-06; and what criteria are used to...

      West Papua

      To ask the Prime Minister whether during his visit to Jakarta he discussed with the President of Indonesia the situation in West Papua.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General if he will make a statement on the operation of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Act 2000; and what recent representations he has received about the...

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what representations he has received regarding the use of counsellor's notes by the Crown Prosecution Service in childhood sexual abuse cases.

      Portland PR

      To ask the Solicitor-General what meetings officials in the Law Officers' Departments have had with representatives of the public relations company Portland PR; what contracts Portland PR has...

  • Defence

    • Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the outcomes were of the talks held during his recent visit to Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

    • Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of human rights legislation on the ability of members of the UK armed services to respond to incidents on...

      Iraq

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

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the British Army has conducted an inquiry into the strength of the Badr organisation in Almal and elsewhere in South East Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British soldiers injured in Iraq since March 2003 have sustained a (a) severe, (b) moderate and (c) mild traumatic brain injury as a result...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many attacks on multi-national forces were recorded in (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan province in Iraq in (i)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of co-operation exists between multi-national forces and Iraqi (a) police, (b) military and (c) local council officials in (i) Al...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what commitment has been given by the UK Government regarding the reconstruction of the Serious Crime Department building destroyed in the Jamiyal...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average daily operational ability is of (a) the Warrior fleet, (b) Snatch Land Rovers and (c) soft skin Land Rovers based in Iraq; (2)...

      Veterans' Badge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is eligible to apply for the UK armed forces veterans' badge.

      Veterans' Badge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans' badges have been issued since the badge was introduced.

      Fleet Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fleet submarines are operational.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure he plans to make available in the next five years for preliminary work on renewal of the Trident missile and submarine systems prior to...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish his recommendations on the future of Trident.

      Veterans' Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to encourage the marking of Veterans' Day in West Yorkshire.

      EU Defence Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to take forward EU defence co-operation.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of UK Hercules aircraft deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have been fitted with anti-explosive foam; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his assessment was of the security situation in Helmand province in January 2006; what his current assessment is; and if he will make a statement.

      Apache Bowman Connectivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Apache Bowman Connectivity will be implemented for the deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department plans to take to make progress on international talks on an international arms trade treaty in the next six months.

      Army Retirements Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the membership of the Army Retirements Board.

      Army Retirements Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many pleas of conscientious objection to military service have been (a) considered, (b) approved and (c) rejected by the Army Retirements Board on...

      Astute Submarine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what options have been explored to adapt future Astute submarines to fire (a) Trident D5 and (b) D5(A) missiles.

      Campaign Medal (Iraq)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service (a) men and (b) women have received the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal following service in Iraq.

      Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2006 to Question reference 68593, on the Defence Export Services Organisation, if he will make a statement on the purpose...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to conclude a Strategic Partnering Agreement for helicopters.

      European Union Satellite Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what services available from the European Union Satellite Centre are being used by his Department; (2) what information was (a) requested and...

      Far East Internees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in finalising the settlements for Second World War Far East civilian internees.

      Financial Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's (a) chart of accounts and (b) resource account codes for financial year 2006-07.

      Financial Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the monthly forecasts of payment and receipts provided by his Department to the Treasury under its cash...

      Financial Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's monthly financial submissions to the Treasury's general expenditure monitoring system for the...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times an Army Air Corps (a) Lynx and (b) Gazelle needed a component (i) repaired and (ii) replaced in each of the past three years.

      Improvised Explosive Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what (a) (i) vehicle armour and (ii) infantry protection has been issued and (b) tactics have been implemented to protect the UK's armed forces...

      Joint Maritime Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of joint maritime exercises.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times (a) Canberra, (b) Nimrod and (c) Tornado GR4A aircraft were cannibalised in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004 and (iii) 2005.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times an RAF (a) VC-10, (b) Tristar, (c) Hercules C-130J, (d) Hercules C-130L and (e) C-17A Globemaster aircraft needed a component (i)...

      Military Medical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the availability of medical staff in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marines, (c) Army and (d) Royal Air Force; and if...

      RAF Leconfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on constructing a new search and rescue hangar at RAF Leconfield; what he expects the total final cost will be; and if he will...

      Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps the Government have taken to implement its disarmament obligations under Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with (a) the United States and (b) other states on fulfilling disarmament obligations under Article VI of the...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his policy that UK nuclear weapons should not be used against a non-nuclear state.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the explosive yield is of the Trident warhead.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether UK nuclear scientists are involved in the research and development of new US nuclear weapons, with particular reference to the Reliable...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the (a) present and (b) future role of Trident, with particular reference to the potential development of a low yield...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is Government policy that first strike use of UK nuclear weapons is ruled out.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how long he estimates the UK Trident nuclear capability could remain operational were US technical support withdrawn.

      Pension Entitlement (Service Widows)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to reduce the pension entitlement of widows of servicemen following a successful compensation claim for death in service.

      Predator Unmanned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what involvement British officials have had in the (a) collection and analysis of data gathered by and (b) operation of US predator unmanned...

      Redress of Grievance Cases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many redress of grievance cases in respect of (a) officers, (b) non-commissioned officers and (c) other ranks in each of the armed forces are...

      Service Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on accommodation charges for service (a) men and (b) women.

      Service Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints his Department has received about service accommodation in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Service Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans are there to upgrade service family quarters at RAF Scampton.

      Submarine Programme Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the establishment of a unified submarine programme management organisation.

      War Widows' Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many war widows' pensions have been awarded to widows of British nuclear test veterans since 2000.

      Weapons of Mass Destruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK forces are trained to render weapons of mass destruction safe and secure.

  • Scotland

    • Air Miles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many free air miles have been accrued by senior civil servants in his Department on official business in each of the last three years; and how they...

    • Departmental Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what facility is available for senior civil servants in his Department to use credit cards supplied by the Department.

      Foreign Prisoner Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the release of foreign prisoners due for deportation from Scottish jails.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discounts are available in relation to hotel accommodation used by (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Department.

      Private Office Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been paid in (a) salary, (b) travelling expenses, (c) subsistence allowance and (d) removal expenses to special advisers in his private...

  • Wales

    • Cardiff Millennium Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on crowd crushes due to the collapse of safety rails outside the Cardiff Millennium Stadium on 13 May 2006; and if he...

    • Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discounts are available in relation to hotel accommodation used by (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Department.

      Racial Abuse Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many complaints of racial abuse in his Department have (a) been investigated and (b) upheld in each of the last five years.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with coeliac disease.

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) press notices and (b) consultation documents were issued by his Department during the summer recess.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what advice was given to the governor of HMP Magherberry about the advisability of granting compassionate parole to James Joseph McEvoy.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what resources are available to the Head of Human Resources of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to enable him to answer...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2006, Official Report, column 507W, on police; how many police trainee constables were recruited in financial...

      Public Consultations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many public consultations (a) each Northern Ireland Department and (b) the Northern Ireland Office undertook in the last 12 months; and...

      Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of an average (a) domestic rates and (b) water rates bill in Northern Ireland from April 2007.

      Review of Public Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether local councils in Northern Ireland will be prevented from utilising cash reserves in the run-up to the implementation of the findings of...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Department of Environment will set out the new measures to be taken to reduce fatalities on the roads.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will establish a Road Safety Authority in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Small Change Big Difference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department and its agencies have taken following the launch of the Government's Small Change Big Difference campaign.

      Traffic Wardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many traffic wardens in Northern Ireland were assaulted in the course of their duties in each year between 2000 and 2005.

      Waste Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his estimate is of the amount of waste from the Irish Republic being transferred to Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Local Election Reports

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what the Electoral Commission's timetable is for publishing its reports on the local elections...

    • Press Releases

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1) what steps the Speaker's Committee has taken to satisfy itself that the Electoral...

      Voter Registration Campaigns

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how much the Electoral Commission spent in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 on campaigns to increase...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps her Department is taking to improve its response rate to Freedom of Information requests.

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Freedom of Information requests her Department has received since 1 January 2006.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Freedom of Information requests her Department has not answered within the 20-day deadline since 1 January 2006.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many representations she has received about her Department's handling of Freedom of Information requests.

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many planning applications have been submitted by the Duchy in each of the last fiveyears; how many planning applications are under...

      Small Change Big Difference

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps her Department has taken following the launch of the Government's Small Change Big Difference Campaign.

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many (a) men and (b) women are attending an adult community education course in each parliamentary constituency in Derbyshire;...

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills by what percentage the budget for adult further education changed in each of the local Learning and Skills Council areas between the start...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many different adult education courses were offered in Bath in each year since 1997; how many adults in Bath registered for an...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made since the statement of 19 January in investigating the 13 cases of sex offenders in which information was not...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people on List 99 have been given permission to teach in an establishment which does not admit female pupils.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people on List 99 have been given permission to teach in schools but not to reside in a boarding school.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills under what exceptions people on List 99 have been allowed to teach children.

      Child Protection

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

      City Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the projected capital cost is of each of the City Academies that were announced as being in the pipeline in the press release issued on...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his policy is on the use of classroom assistants to cover for the planning, preparation and assessment time allocated to a school's...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Connexions Card Project has cost; how much (a) has been paid and (b) remains to be paid to Capita for the IT component of the...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many learning centres are distributing the Connexions Card; and how many of them are returning attendance data.

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills why the introduction of the Connexions Card was not combined with the introduction of education maintenance allowance.

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the expected length is of the contract with Capita for (a) the Connexions Card Project and (b) the education maintenance allowance.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the reports commissioned by his private office from consultants since he took up his post.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what mechanisms are in place in his Department to monitor payment of external consultants; what guidelines apply to their use; who is...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he will answer the letter to him dated 6 March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Adele Reynolds.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will answer the letter to her dated 16 March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Joane Carr.

      Departmental Initiatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and...

      Departmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the Answer of30 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1165-7W, on departmental policies, what measures are being investigated by...

      Departmental Staff

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

      Drug Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action he has taken to reduce drug abuse in schools since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the budget was for education maintenance allowance payments in West Lancashire in 2005-06; and what proportion of post-16 students are...

      Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people in his Department have been enabled to work from home in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Indian Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from India his Department expects to study at educational institutions in England in the next five years.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of27 April 2006, Official Report, column 1259W, on the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), how the estimates of...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many members there are of learning and skills councils; and what political affiliation each has declared.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether a decision has been made to transfer the powers of the learning and skills councils in London to the Mayor of London.

      Middlesbrough Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) revenue and (b) capital support has been provided to (i) the King's Academy, (ii) the Unity City Academy and (iii) the Macmillan...

      Mosaic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the results of the pilot programme using MOSAIC in local learning and skills councils will be available.

      Online Child Protection Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many meetings of the online child protection taskforce have been attended by representatives from his Department since its inception.

      Postgraduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will place in the Library a list of titles of research projects being undertaken by postgraduate students from (a) Iran, (b) Syria,...

      Public Consultations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many public consultations his Department undertook in the last 12 months; and what the cost was (a) in total and (b) of each consultation.

      Runaways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what development projects have been established to test services for children and young people who run away or go missing from home or care.

      School Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total schools budget is of each local education authority for 2006-07; and what proportion is delegated to schools in each authority.

      School Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the funding per pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools is in each (i) region of England and (ii) local education authority in...

      School Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils left school without basic (a) arithmetic and (b) English language skills in 2005.

      School Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the 20 lowest performing (a) primary and (b) secondary schools over the last five years.

      School Transport Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he plans to issue guidance to local education authorities on the provision of transport subsidies to faith schools in their area;...

      Schools (Energy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what requirements there are for new schools (a) to use renewable sources of energy and (b) to maximise energy efficiency under the...

      Schools (Energy)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his assessment is of the contribution of the Building Schools for the Future programme to achieving the Government's targets on...

      Southend-on-Sea (Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what are the names and addresses of (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Southend-on-Sea; what the (i) name of the head...

      Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the starting salary of a (a) teacher and (b) classroom assistant in Hartlepool constituency was in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2005.

      Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list which maintained schools teach Mandarin.

      Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in maintained schools in England are being taught Mandarin.

      Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many mathematics teacher vacancies there are in each (a) local authority area and (b) region in England; and if he will make a statement.

      University Staff (Pay Dispute)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that the pay dispute involving university academic staff does not have an adverse impact on students.

      Unspent Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the budget for his Department remained unspent in the 2005-06 financial year.

      Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the incidence of reported violence towards (a) staff and (b) pupils was in the 100 (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools with the...

      Young Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that further and higher education establishments support young carers.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many times he has visited Wales on official duties in the past 12 months; and for what purposes.

    • Ministerial Office/Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many civil servants work in (a) his private office and (b) his office; where they are located; and where his ministerial office is located; (2) how...

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his responsibilities as Deputy Prime Minister give rise to a budget for (a) entertainment and (b) travel; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 983W, on ministerial responsibilities, what the forecast total annual cost to the public purse is...

      Surveys

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will co-ordinate across Government Departments measures to reduce the number of surveys sent to private businesses.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Anhydrite Mines

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2006, Official Report, column 924W, on anhydrite mines, how many bids there were for funding in the current round of the Land...

    • Areas of Great Landscape Value

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have (a) to remove and (b) to abolish Areas of Great Landscape Value designation.

      Arm's Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the forthcoming Audit Commission inspections of arm's length management organisations.

      Brownfield Development

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what the statistical basis is of the estimates given in the statements on brownfield development attributed to a spokesman from his Department in The Daily...

      Casinos

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of future trends in the number of planning applications for new casinos under the Gambling Act 2005.

      Concessionary Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities in the county of Tyne and Wear made representations concerning the formula used to distribute the sum of...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average (a) band D and (b) overall council tax bill was in 2005-06.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her estimate is of the number of second homes claiming a council tax discount in (a) Torbay and (b) Devon.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will introduce proposals to make landlords of student properties liable for council tax on those properties.

      Decent Homes Standard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on progress towards the decent homes standard for social housing in each region of England.

      Departmental Initiatives

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister ifhe will list the departmental initiatives for each yearsince 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities...

      Deprivation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to her answer of 8 May 2006, Official Report, column 85W, on deprivation (Somerset), if she will list the areas...

      Home Condition Inspectors

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how he plans to monitor the performance of home condition inspectors; and what estimate he has made of the cost of conducting such monitoring.

      Home Condition Inspectors

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether home inspectors' qualifications will need to be certified by the Award Body for the Built Environment.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how long he estimates it will take to put together a Home Information Pack.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Ministerwhat assessment he has made of the likely impact on (a) house supply and (b) house prices if sellers are required to produce a Home Information Pack.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many commercial insurers have agreed to provide professional indemnity insurance in relation to the contents of Home Information Packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what estimate he has made of the level of participation in the dry run for home information packs (HIP) prior to June 2007; and what the legal status will be...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Ministerwhat powers the Government have to delay the implementation date of home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what legal redress home buyers will have against inaccurate or misleading information in a Home Information Pack once the packs are introduced.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) the police and (b) local authority trading standards will be responsible for enforcing the requirement to produce...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local authority searches will be required to produce material for home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she willplace in the Library a copy of the (a) presentationand (b) handout produced by Mr. Denis Purshousefor the seminar...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) home condition reports and (b) home information packs will be required for (i) right to buy property transactions...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hotels registered for business rates are on the Ratings List in England; and what the average rateable value is for...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research the Government have commissioned on the use of geographic information systems for mass appraisal of residential...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have (a) to increase density targets for new residential development and (b) to reclassify the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans there are to assist councils which do not have access to existing investment options to meet the decent homes standard.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what initiatives she is pursuing to encourage affordable housing developments in Easington constituency; and if she will make a...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she plans to impose sanctions on councils who do not meet the Decent Homes Standard by 2010.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what was the level of Housing Corporation grant available for (a) general needs housing and (b) sheltered/OAP housing in each of the last five years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many individuals resided in Government-subsidised housing in Milton Keynes in each of the last eight years.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much of the £970 million for shared equity housing announced by the Chancellor in his Budget statement on 21 March was new money not previously announced...

      Liverpool City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what resources are being deployed by the Audit Commission to ensure that Liverpool city council social services department...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the impact of councillors' allowances on the efficient operation of local government in...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government are taking to ensure that local authorities are (a) efficient, (b) transparent and (c) accountable.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance the Government have given to local authorities on (a) contract compliance and (b) imposing conditions in the...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the impact on a local authority of entering into a local area agreement.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 26 April 2006, Official Report, column 1198W, on local government...

      My Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding was allocated to My Society in each of the last five years; and what other support has been provided to the...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to question 63872, on shared equity housing, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Ives on 30 March.

      Passenger Transport Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures are being taken by her Department to avoid a shortfall in funding for individual passenger transport authorities...

      Pedestrianised Town Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of towns in England which pedestrianised their town centres and subsequently opened...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the implementation of special protection areas on the planning process.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the planning applications called in by her Department and its predecessor since 1997.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the amount which will be raised by the proposed planning gain supplement to fund local infrastructure.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes the Government have made to planning fees since 2001.

      Regional Government

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the annual cost of regional-level government is for each region.

      Register of Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what private sector organisations will have access to the register of home condition reports.

      Register of Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions his Department has had with the Information Commissioner on the proposed register of home condition reports electronic database.

      Science Cities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department expects to be presented with implementation plans from the regional development agencies for the development...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the standard spending assessment was for social services in the south-west in each year since 1997.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the social services standard spending assessment was for children's services in Cornwall in each year since 2001.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many special advisers her Department will employ.

      Thames Basin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the population density is of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.

      Trees

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much money the Government have spent on producing research published within the Research for Amenity Trees series.

      Underground Electricity Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the likely additional cost of requiring new houses to be serviced by underground electricity cables.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) presentation and (b) handouts produced by Diane Leggo, Director of Council Tax for the Valuation Office...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 826W, on housing, whether the Valuation Office Agency will have access to the Register of Home...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden of 26 April 2006, Official Report, columns 1200-01W, on the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden of 27 April 2006, Official Report, columns 1283-84W, on the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2006, Official Report, columns 1203-04W, on the Valuation Office Agency, if she will place...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden, of 25 January 2006, Official Report, column 2190W, on the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what use the Valuation Office Agency makes of people's panels for (a) business rates and (b) council tax purposes.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the (a) data and (b) software the Valuation Office Agency uses that is provided by Ordnance Survey.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance that the Valuation Office Agency uses to assess and value...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Valuation Office Agency has paid in each of the last five years for (a) products and (b) information from...

      Valuebill Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what electronic data the Valuation Office Agency will receive from local authorities as a consequence of the rollout of the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on advertising by her Department in each of the last three years.

    • Art Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the Home Secretary about the theft of stolen works of art from private collections.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will reply to the letter of 24 January from the hon. Member for Aylesbury to the then Under-Secretary on the impact of the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Isle of Wight dated 15 April 2006 concerning the Osborne Estates Act 1902.

      Departmental Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been paid in (a) salary, (b) travelling expenses, (c) subsistence allowance and (d) removal expenses to special...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether (a) she, (b) Ministers and (c) an official instructed that hunting be omitted from her Department's sponsored cultural icons...

      Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) originally estimated, (b) most recently estimated and (c) outturn cost was in each of the five largest information...

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in her Department staying overnight...

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discounts are available in relation to hotel accommodation used by (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in her Department.

      Municipal Sports Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect on municipal sports facilities of increased energy prices; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Service Agreement 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department has taken to compensate for slippage on its public service agreement 2 target; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Service Agreement 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the slippage on its public service agreement 2 target on Exchequer funding for...

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance she offers to (a) her Department's agencies and (b) those who receive funding from her Department on undertaking...

      Royal Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the backlog of maintenance works in the Royal Parks.

      Royal Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance she has issued to the Royal Parks Agency on large-scale commercial events in the Royal Parks.

      Royal Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what objectives she has set for the Royal Parks Agency for the next five years.

      The Public (West Bromwich)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Arts Council has to support redundant arts workers from The Public in West Bromwich.

      The Public (West Bromwich)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Arts Council England has paid the firm Robin and Gorringe in relation to the arts organisation, The Public in West...

      The Public (West Bromwich)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arts activity is planned for The Public building in West Bromwich; and if she will list the works under commission.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in achieving the Government's target of increasing revenue from tourism to £100 billion per annum by 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department is taking to promote worldwide arms control.

    • Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of reports that Belarus has sold arms illegally to Iran.

      British Indian Ocean Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Mauritius on the sovereignty of the British Indian Ocean Territories;...

      British Indian Ocean Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the income has been from fishing licences in the British Indian Ocean Territories for each of the last three years; and...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect upon religious (a) institutions and (b) activity of the new regulations on religion...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the prospects for a new initiative to resolve the Cyprus problem; and if she will make a statement.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what tracking she undertakes of asylum seekers returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo after failing to be accepted into the UK.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what monitoring her Department undertakes of the treatment of repatriated asylum seekers in the Democratic Republic of...

      Departmental Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much of the budget for her Department remained unspent in the last financial year.

      Diplomatic Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans her Department has to improve facilities available at the British high commission in Harare; and if she will make a...

      Expo 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what preparations her Department has made for EXPO 2010 in Shanghai; and if she will make a statement.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will publish the preamble to the new draft constitution for Gibraltar prior to a referendum being held in the territory.

      HIV/AIDS (UK Citizens)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on entry restrictions for UK citizens with HIV/AIDS.

      Indigenous Peoples

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the UN Convention on the collective rights of indigenous peoples.

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage good relations between Muslims and Christians in central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Government of Indonesia about the (a) trials and (b) planned execution of Fabianus...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her (a) US and (b) Russian counterpart on the US Administration's call for Russia to cease...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her latest assessment is of the threat posed to regional security by Iran's nuclear programme.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she plans to visit the state of Israel; and if she will make a statement.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens (a) visited and (b) emigrated to Israel in each year since 1997.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials from other Government Departments about British...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is the policy of the Government to refuse to recognise Hamas so long as it retains its intent to destroy the State of...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Kenya on (a) sexual equality and (b) tackling homophobia.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures her Department is taking (a) to assist and (b) to encourage President Gayoom of the Maldives to complete his...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings the British ambassador in Nepal has had with the King of Nepal since 1 January; and on what dates each meeting...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Nepal about (a) human rights, (b) good governance and (c) the...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if she will make it her policy to encourage other EU member states to raise concerns about the situation of Mr. Son Jung...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to secure the release of taxes owed to the Palestinian Authority which are held by Israel.

      Public Consultations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many public consultations her Department undertook in the last year; and what the cost was (a) in total and (b) of each...

      Small Change Big Difference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department and its agencies have taken following the launch of the Government's Small Change Big Difference Campaign.

      Strategic Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the evidence from the Minister for the Middle-East in her Department to the Quadripartite Committee on 3 May, HC...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of Syrian compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1559; and if she will make a statement.

      Turkey (EU Accession)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on progress with Turkey's application for accession to the EU.

      Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether the visit of the President of Venezuela to the United Kingdom will be a State Visit; (2) which Ministers and...

      Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Ministers will be meeting the President of Venezuela (a) publicly and (b) privately during his forthcoming visit tothe UK.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had at the United Nations on the holding of a referendum on the future Government of Western Sahara.

  • Treasury

    • Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people under the age of 18 years in (a) England and (b) Shropshire were diagnosed with leukaemia in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005.

    • Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) England and (b) Shropshire were diagnosed with (i) leukaemia, (ii) breast cancer and (iii) prostate cancer in (A) 2004 and (B) 2005.

      Children's Trust Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will list the (a) banks and (b) building societies which do not apply an administration charge to individual child trust funds; and if he will...

      Coins

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the UK coins that cost more to mint than their face value; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letters of 20 April and 27 April from the hon. Member for Northavon, regarding a constituent, Mrs. Hughes.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) land and (b) property his Department (i) leases and (ii) leased in (A) the Southend, West constituency, (B) Essex, (C) Hertfordshire and (D) the...

      Electoral Roll

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of those on the electoral register are (a) Irish citizens, (b) Commonwealth citizens and (c) non-UK EU nationals.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the statement made by the EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs that all the current EU member states...

      Financial Services Ombudsman

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to enable the Financial Services Ombudsman to increase the period of time during which a complaint can be filed.

      Financial Services Ombudsman

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will increase the discretionary powers of the Financial Services Ombudsman.

      Flat Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the level at which a flat income tax would need to be set in order to generate the same anticipated Government...

      Flat Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to Question 63871, on a flat rate of income tax, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Ives on 30 March.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the conferences held abroad attendedby staff from HM Revenue and Customs in the last12 months.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what daily subsistence allowance is payable to staff of HM Revenue and Customs working away from home where receipts (a) are provided and (b) are not provided.

      Information Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) originally estimated, (b) most recently estimated and (c) outturn cost was in each of the five largest information technology contracts...

      Low Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the change was between 2000 and 2005 in the number of people employed part-time or full-time and earning less than £10,000 per annum.

      Mortality Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths there were of people aged (a) under one, (b) one to five, (c) six to 10, (d) 11 to 17, (e) 17 to 24, (f) 25 to 35, (g) 36 to 40, (h)...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who will retire in the next 12 months without being told what pension they will receive due to HM Revenue...

      Non-fossil Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2006, Official Report, column 1742W, on non-fossil fuels, if he will summarise the legal argument which led him to conclude...

      Olympics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account the Office for National Statistics has taken in its analysis of the public sector net debt of the guarantees given to the International Olympic...

      Petrol Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average price was of a gallon of (a) leaded and (b) unleaded petrol in each country of the UK in March 2006.

      Population Statistics (Hartlepool)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many girls under the age of 16 years in Hartlepool constituency gave birth in each year since 1990.

      Registered Electors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of the electorate were registered in each (a) ward and (b) constituency in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv)...

      Registered Electors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many electors there were in each ward in Wrexham in each of the last 10 years.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost per minute is of calling the tax credit helpline number.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants have been informed that they were required to repay overpayments in each year since its introduction; how much has been...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend Table 3 on page 30 of Tax credits: reforming financial support for families (March 2005) so as to show marginal deduction rates of over 50...

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many teenage pregnancies there have been in each year since 2000, broken down by ethnic group.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency's council tax Automated Valuation Model uses (a) a location factor or factors in its multiple regression analysis and...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what valuation software the Valuation Office Agency purchased from Capgemini in 2005 for the council tax revaluation in England.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the presentation by Diane Leggo to the managementboard of the Valuation Office Agency at its meeting of 26 May...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the conferences to be held in other countries which Valuation Office Agency staff will attend in the next 12 months.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what geographical information system data the Valuation Office Agency's council tax automated valuation model uses.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what domestic dwelling data the Valuation Office Agency has (a) purchased and (b) intends to purchase from Rightmove; and what the value of the contract is.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether the Valuation Office Agency's council tax automated valuation model (a) uses and (b) holds data (i) from the Index of Multiple Deprivation...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research the Valuation Office Agency has commissioned in the last five years on the use of geographic information systems for mass appraisal of...

      Office for Government Commerce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance the Office for Government Commerce issues to local authorities on contract compliance.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Agricultural Trade Liberalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has made to the European Commissioner for Trade about his recent comments on agricultural trade liberalisation; and...

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research projects into autism are funded by the Medical Research Council.

      Azores (State Aid)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations the Government have made to the European Court of Justice in the Azores state aid case brought by the Commission against...

      Bank Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Twickenham of 26 April 2006, Official Report, column 1120W, on bank holidays, when the planned...

      British Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much natural gas was produced by the British Gas Corporation in each year of its existence.

      Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures he plans to take to encourage business start-ups in the north east region.

      Car Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will ask the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the car insurance market, with particular reference to personal injury cover; and if...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the European Union on the granting of Market Economy Status to China; and if he will make a statement.

      Crematoriums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what schemes his Department is promoting to encourage crematoriums to increase their energy efficiency by recycling energy and heat generated.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff were employed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each of the last eight years.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for how many companies the Export Credits Guarantee Department has provided guarantees in the last eight years; and what the total value was...

      Energy Consents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the tripartite discussions on energy consents between the Wales Office, the National Assembly for Wales and his Department to...

      Decommissionimg

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was of decommissioning (a) nuclear, (b) oil, (c) gas, (d) coal and (e) renewables generating installations and platforms in...

      Energy Security of Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the reasons were for the delays in the publication of the sixth report of the Energy Security of Supply Working Group; and if he will...

      EU/ASEAN/NAFTA Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the level of inter-member trade within the (a) EU, (b) Association of South East Asian Nations and (c) North...

      Fuel Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average price of a gallon of heating fuel was in each country in the UK in March 2006.

      Gas Pipeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of gas transported through the proposed LNG gas pipeline from Felindr to Tirley will be used in Wales.

      International Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what involvement he has had in the Government strategy to make progress on the international arms trade treaty.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claims he expects to be settled in (i) 2006 and (ii) each...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) legal and (b) other costs incurred since 1999 in defending claims for chronic obstructive pulmonary...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many solicitors' firms have been investigated by his Department in connection with fees charged to ex-miners under the compensation scheme...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what average award has been paid in Islwyn under the Government's compensation scheme for (a) coal mining-related respiratory disease and (b)...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Capita about the way they handle witness statements supporting vibration white finger Group 3 claims.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects alterations to the Dust Calculation Model allowing the full accession of UK Coal plc to the Claims Handling Agreement in...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) vibration white finger claims have been submitted from Tamworth constituency,...

      Miners' Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many deferred pensioners there are in the mineworkers' pension schemes.

      Mini-Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he takes to ensure that retailers act responsibly in the sale of mini-motorcycles.

      Northwest Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many jobs the Northwest Regional Development Agency has created in each (a) district and borough council area and (b) sector of the...

      Patents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures are in place to ensure that parties seeking patents have gained access to genetic resources or associated knowledge in a legal...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices have been closed in (a) Taunton constituency, (b) Somerset and (c) the United Kingdom in each year since 1997.

      Power Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) adults and (b) children were (i) killed and (ii) injured as a result of coming into contact with high voltage power lines in...

      Pre-payment Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to ensure that customers using pre-payment meters are able to take advantage of price-capping offered by supply...

      Private Office Staff

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

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) total budget and (b) administrative costs of the regional development agencies were in each region in each year since their...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what grants are available to domestic households to install micro generation renewable energy equipment.

      Reviews (Agencies/Bodies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) executive agencies for which he is responsible have been subject to a peer review in...

      Severn Barrage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the likely cost of a Severn barrage energy generation scheme.

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations his Department has received from the lobby group Deregulate on further liberalisation of current Sunday trading laws.

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to ensure that employees understand their rights in relation to opting out of Sunday working.

      Telephone Cold-calling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to tackle telephone cold-calling from companies located outside the EU.

      Trade Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the level of UK trade was with (a) European Monetary Union countries and (b) the rest of the world in each year since 1991.

      TV Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether additional Government funding to support a continued role for the Post Office in supplying television licences was discussed with the...

      UN Conference (New York)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department will attend the United Nations conference in New York from 26 June to 6 July 2006...

      Union Recognition (Retail Industry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with (a) employers and (b) retailers on union recognition.

      Weights and Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance the Government have issued to local authority trading standards services on the use of imperial weights and measures.

      World Trade Organisation Talks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to encourage a positive outcome from the current World Trade Organisation talks.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Coroners' Inquests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions took place between the Oxfordshire coroner and (a) her Department and (b) Lord Hutton before her decision to...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Secretary of State will answer the letter dated 10 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with...

      Court of Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people have died while their cases were being dealt with by the Court of Protection in each year since 1997 in (a)...

      Court Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the recent performance of the Court Service in Cambridgeshire.

      Court Statistics

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many black and minority ethnic people were (a) sentenced and (b) remanded by each court in (i) 2003 and (ii) 2004.

      Courthouses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2006, Official Report, column 147W, if she will list (a) the locations of the new private...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list those (a) Acts and (b) parts of Acts which received Royal Assent between 1976 and 2006 for which her...

      Electoral Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many incidents of postal vote fraud were recorded in Coventry South on 4 May 2006.

      European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the operation of the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Act 2004; and what...

      Financial Review

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many applications for financial review have been made in each year since 1990; how many cases the High Court agreed to hear...

      Free Air Miles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many free air miles have been accrued by senior civil servants in her Department on official business in each of the last...

      Inquests (Armed Forces)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many inquests into the deaths of members of the armed forces as a result of military duties in Iraq have been carried out...

      Northern Ireland Legal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the strategy for merging the Northern Ireland Tribunal Service and the Northern Ireland Court...

      Parliamentary Boundaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she will lay the order transferring responsibility for parliamentary boundaries from the Boundary Commissions to the...

      Party Funding

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list leaders of political parties represented at Westminster to whom the Lord Chancellor has written seeking views...

      Postal and Proxy Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representations she has received regarding (a) postal voting and (b) proxy voting in London following the local elections.

      Private Office Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of her private office staff are (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled.

      Promotion Boards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many promotion boards have been held in her Department in each of the last five years.

      Property Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to amend current legislation to give a spouse an absolute right to an equal share with...

      Racial Abuse Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many complaints of racial abuse have been (a) investigated and (b) upheld in her Department in each of the last five years.

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the level of voter registration for local elections in England in each year...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Accidents at Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were involved in an accident at work in each of the last 20 years; and what percentage of the workforce this represented in...

    • Action Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the areas served by action teams.

      Asbestos-related Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have died from asbestos-related conditions in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the...

      Benefit/Allowance Claim Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent, excluding staff costs, on administering (a) disability living allowance, (b) attendance allowance, (c)...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2006, Official Report, column 795W, on benefits, what the reasons are for the variations between the...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the monitoring of cold weather temperatures for cold weather payments is carried out in each English region.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that the hon. Member for Walsall, North is sent a reply to his letter of 20 April 2006 to the manager of the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Disability Carers Service will reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West's letter of 8 February 2006 with regard to his...

      Departmental Bills (Amendments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the occasions when an amendment has been moved by (a) a Labour backbencher, (b) an Opposition backbencher and (c) an...

      Graveyard Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate the Health and Safety Executive has made of the number of headstones removed for safety reasons in the last 12 months.

      Housing Benefit (War Veterans)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which local authorities in England and Wales allow a discretionary award for (a) veterans disabled during the second world war and (b) their...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Government target of reducing the overall number of incapacity benefit claimants by 1 million over the next decade takes account of...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people received incapacity benefit in each year since 1991, broken down by the condition that enables them to claim this...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability employment officers there are; where they are located; what criteria are used in deciding on their location; and whether...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training (a) disability employment advisers and (b) other Jobcentre Plus staff receive on awareness of the needs of (i) visually...

      Kvaerner Pension Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the implication for pensions protection of the decision of the Pensions Regulator in the case of the Kvaerner...

      Kvaerner Pension Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the Pension Regulator's decision to give clearance to the Kvaerner Pension Fund ceasing to be a sponsoring employer.

      Kvaerner Pension Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Kvaerner Pension Fund is eligible to enter the Pension Protection Fund at a future date.

      Kvaerner Pension Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has been informed of an application by the Kvaerner Pension Fund to seek entry into the Pension Protection Fund; and if he will make...

      Kvaerner Pension Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the application by the Kvaerner Pension Fund to the Pensions Regulator to cease its responsibilities as a...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received benefits on the basis of mental illness in each of the last five years; and what the cost was.

      Ministerial Cars (Fuel Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the fuel costs were for ministerial cars used by the Department in each of the last five years.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in (a) West Suffolk constituency and (b) the East of England are participating in the Pathways to Work programme.

      Pension Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the cost savings from raising the state pension age to (a) 66 years by 2030 and (b) 67 years by 2040; and if he will...

      Pension Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the annual savings from raising the women's pension age from 60 to 65 years are in each year from 2010 to 2030; and if he will make a...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners have received telephone calls since September 2003 from (a) the Pension Service and (b) another agency for which his...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what elements of (a) service charges and (b) management fees payable by pensioners living in leasehold flats are excluded for pension credit...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in each electoral ward in Bassetlaw receive pension credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been employed in all forms of the administration of pension credit, savings credit and guarantee credit in each year since...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of females of pension age in the UK who will be in receipt of a full basic state pension in 2006-07; how...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of raising the addition to the basic state pension for those aged 80 years or over from 25p to (a) £2.50 per...

      Perfluorooctane Sulphonate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance the Health and Safety Executive has issued on the use of perfluorooctane sulphonate.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) other benefits recipients in the Rhondda draw their benefits through a post office card account.

      Post Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the effect on benefit recipients of changes to the obligation...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many black and minority ethnic children are living in poverty in the UK.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many public service agreement targets (a) exclusive to his Department and (b) held jointly between his and other Departments (i) have...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what level of Government funding was provided to Remploy in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what level of...

      Single Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many single parents in Tamworth constituency were in receipt of income support in each year between 2001 and 2005; and if he will make a...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to change the funding available to the social fund funeral scheme.

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding Bournemouth police was allocated from the Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaign.

    • Anore Mohammed

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects Anore Mohammed of Banbury, date of birth 5 May 1982, will be notified of his application for leave to remain.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have breached their antisocial behaviour orders in Suffolk since 1 January 2004.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued for (a) antisocial behaviour in or around shopping areas and (b) behaviour involving...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many 10 to 17-year-olds have been issued with antisocial behaviour orders, broken down by ethnic group.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued in (a) Lancashire, (b) Blackpool and (c) Lancaster and Wyre in each year since 2002.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in Cambridgeshire have breached their antisocial behaviour orders in the period since 1 January 2004; and if he will...

      Application Processing Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average application processing time in the (a) immigration and nationality directorate, (b) national asylum support service, (c)...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made in the six months (a) prior to and (b) since November 2005 in (i) Bournemouth and (ii) Dorset.

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made in Shrewsbury and Atcham in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied asylum seeking children are being looked after by local authorities, broken down by (a) ethnic group and (b) local...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied children have sought asylum in the UK since 2001, broken down by ethnic group; and how many such applicants are (a)...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers there are in Bexley borough.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the policy of his Department to share asylum application files of failed asylum seekers with the authorities in their country...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how his Department assesses whether a country is safe enough to repatriate failed asylum seekers; and how often such assessments take place.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct his officials to meet officials of Peterborough city council to discuss future funding of the invest to save project in...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of the British Transport Police have transferred to the Metropolitan police force; and how many remain to be transferred.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mandatory three year prison sentences for burglary were handed down in each of the last five years.

      Capita Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people applying for positions within residential care and nursing homes in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) the Staffordshire police...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further steps he is (a) taking and (b) plans to take to promote the effectiveness of closed circuit television footage in combating...

      Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of members of the Principal Civil Service pension scheme in his Department joined the scheme before the ageof (a) 20, (b)...

      Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's employer contribution rates to the principal civil service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies...

      Community Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours a week must be worked by offenders sentenced to undertake a community service order.

      Conflict Management Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided for those employed in the use of police conflict management vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

      Conflict Management Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what national guidelines are issued to police forces in England and Wales on the deployment of conflict management vehicles; and if he will...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department will reply to the letter of 6 February from the hon. Member for Aylesbury to the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship...

      Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of section (a) 28, (b) 29, (c) 30, (d) 31 and (e) 32 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997; and...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of claims made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority have been processed within (a) six months, (b) 12 months,...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on (a) advertising, (b) refreshments, (c) travel for Ministers and (d) stationery by the Home Office in each year...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by his Department; and what value of such contracts has been...

      Diabetic Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to provide high-energy glucose tablets to police officers to enable them to assist diabetic drivers; when he will make such...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have to improve the services offered to women seeking refuge from domestic violence in Kingston upon Hull, North.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of reported cases of domestic violence in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) the Tees Valley involved (i) women...

      Drug or Alcohol Rehabilitation Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders took part in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation course in 2005-06 as an alternative to a custodial sentence.

      Electoral Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of electoral fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Electronic Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the (a) electronic tagging and (b) satellite tracking of offenders.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what types of firearms are permitted for use by those who work in the agricultural industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices have been issued to (a) males and (b) females in relation to the illegal use of fireworks in (i) Southend and (ii)...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whose responsibility it is to ensure that the Prison Service communicates with the Immigration and Nationality Directorate about foreign...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what basis the UK has refused to grant indefinite leave to enter the UK to Gurkha personnel who had completed over four years of Crown...

      Hand Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to publish a list of those categories of people that have lawful access to hand guns.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to amend UK law to enable the prosecution of individuals suspected of carrying out human rights abuses abroad; and what...

      Immigration Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been processed at and removed via the UK Immigration Service Centre at St. Ives in Cambridgeshire in each year...

      Imprisoned Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many single parents with custody of dependent children have been imprisoned in each of the last five years.

      International Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of10th May 2006 to Question 69808, on international arrest warrants, if he will set out the guidelines on publishing...

      Internet (Prisons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure appropriate use of internet facilities within the prison estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Juvenile Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed by juvenile offenders in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) the Cambridgeshire area in each quarter in...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement onthe operation of section (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; what recent...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of section 36 of the Data Protection Act 1998; what recent representations he has received about...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrant worker work permits were applied for by farmers in Bassetlaw in each of the last six years; and how many were granted.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for Ministers of State in his Department on foreign visits in each of the last three years.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      National Offender Management Information System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information will be held on the National Offender Management Information System; and what steps will be taken to ensure confidentiality...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the total Prison Service budget was allocated to the administrationof the National Offender Management Service in (a)...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the ratio is of National Offender Management staff to prisoners in England and Wales in each year since its inception.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) full-time, (b) full-time equivalent and (c) part-time staff are employed by the National Offender Management Service; and how...

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2412W, on official...

      Operation Pentameter

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many separate investigations have been carried out in Cumbria under Operation Pentameter; and how many individuals of Eastern European...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of adults in Bexley borough who do not have a passport.

      Penal Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the costs to public funds of re-offending by criminals after release from prison in each of the last five years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in Bexley in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2005.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many copies of the police complaints authority annual report 2003-04 were distributed by his Department; if he will list those who were...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used in deciding to deploy (a) armed response units and (b) specialist firearms officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times (a) armed response units and (b) specialist firearms officers have been deployed in Bedfordshire in each year since 1997,...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average length of time was taken by the police professional standards department to conduct an internal inquiry into the conduct of a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what purposes police helicopters are used; when police in Essex have purchased a helicopter in the last five years; at what cost in each...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces are below strength; by how many persons; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions firearms were issued to policemen in each of the police authorities in England and Wales in each of the last seven...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to issue guidance to police forces in England and Wales on the powers available under section 52 of the Police Reform Act...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the starting salary was of a police officer in the Cleveland police area in (a) 1997 and (b) 2005.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was made available to the Shropshire Division of West Mercia police for the Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaign.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is given to telephone call handlers in police call centres; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed in (a) armed response units and (b) specialist firearms officers teams in Bedfordshire police force in each...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what national guidelines are issued to (a) police firearms units and (b) specialist firearms officers teams on handling incidents; and if...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the use of firearms was authorised in operations in each police force in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the impact of the proposed restructuring of police forces on the provision of (a) armed response units and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many training courses have been provided by Bedfordshire police in (a) initial firearms, (b) armed response vehicles, (c) specialist...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the deployment of (a) armed response units and (b) specialist firearms officers in Bedfordshire;...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed in (a) armed response units and (b) specialist firearms officers teams in each police force in each year...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State forthe Home Department how much was spent on training for members of (a) armed response units and (b) specialist firearms officers teams in each police force in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average pay and (b) average yearly percentage change in pay was of a (i) police constable, (ii) police sergeant, (iii) police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on an all-Wales police force; and how manyof those representations were (a) in favour of and (b)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students are taking part in policing foundation degree courses; what the cost of the programme will be in 2006-07; if he will list...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police there are in the Metropolitan police force.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were released on licence during each of the last eight financial years.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the earliest stage is in the criminal procedure at which evidence of an individual's nationality is requested; in what written form such...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisons run remedial programmes for inmates with personality disorders.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of (a) male, (b) female and (c) juvenile inmates have been diagnosed with (i) one, (ii) two and (iii) more than two mental...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1318W, on prisoners, what information his Department collects on prisoners...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1318W, on prisoners, what the cost to the Prison Service is of prisoners...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the staff turnover rates were in prisons operated by the (a) public sector and (b) private sector in each of the last five years; what...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mobile telephones have been recovered at each prison in each of the last12 months for which figures are available; how many of these...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance (a) Ministers, (b) departmental officials and (c) the Prison Service have issued over the last 12 months regarding the role...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prison governors have faced investigation into drugs-related offences at each establishment in each of the last five years;...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on the provision of visitors' facilities at adult prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales; and what...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time (i) chaplains, (ii) rabbis, (iii) imams and (iv) clerics of other religions are employed by the...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department is making available for building new prisons to replace ageing buildings in the prison estate.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the need for step-down facilities at HM Prison Grendon for prisoners who have completed their course; and what...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the proportion of prisons that keep food premises (a) clean, (b) pest free and (c) in good repair.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of transfers of inmates between prison establishments for each year since 1997, broken down by prison...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how data is collected on the hours spent by prisoners undertaking purposeful activity; and what estimate he has made of the time prison...

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have escaped from prison in England and Wales in each of the last 20 years.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the 10 most common offences are for which women are sent to prison in England and Wales, broken down by age group.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expenditure was on prisoner education in each of the last two years.

      Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when work commenced on the rebuilding and refurbishment programme at HMP Chelmsford; when the work ceased due to financial problems; when...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders on probation under a community service order have been the subject of a recommendation by the Probation Service that they...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what complaints his Department has received from (a) individuals and (b) groups regarding the workings of the probation services in each of...

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders were found guilty of (a) drunken and disorderly behaviour and (b) drunken and aggravated disorderly behaviour in (i)...

      Recruitment

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

      Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list recommendations from the Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure which were (a) accepted, (b) implemented in legislation and...

      Rural Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to reduce crime in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of the Security Industry Authority to date.

      Sex Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of29 November 2005, Official Report, columns 465-7W to the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Susan Kramer), on sex...

      Tagging Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have been found guilty of damaging their electronic tag while subject to a tagging order.

      Unsolicited Mail (Fraud)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions of individuals using unsolicited mail to carry out fraudulent acts there were in the most recent year for which figures...

      US Immigration Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the names of people arrested in England and Wales are reported to US immigration authorities by (a) the police and (b) other...

      Witness Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of intimidating witnesses in each of the last five years.

      Workers Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from EU accession countries have registered on the Workers Registration Scheme in each year since its inception.

  • Health

    • Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has plans to review the Abortion Act 1967; and if she will make a statement.

    • Abuse by Health Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many inquiries into abuse by health staff were ordered by (a) her Department and (b) NHS trusts and strategic health authorities in the last five...

      Accident and Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS hospitals had (a) a 24 hour accident and emergency department and (b) another accident and emergency facility in (i) 1996 and (ii) 2006; and...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to take a decision on the criteria that will be used in determining whether sufficient change has taken place in the nature and balance...

      Alcohol-related Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people were admitted to acute hospitals in each of the regions where the primary or secondary diagnosis was an...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place at British ports of entry to identify those with the H5N1 virus seeking entry to Britain in the event of a major outbreak overseas.

      Blood Samples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the average level among the UK population of (a) n-heptane and (b) polybrominated biphenyl in (i) blood samples and (ii)...

      Blood Samples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the average level among the UK population of (a) free cell DNA in ug DNA per litre of plasma, (b) nickel DNA adducts in...

      Bournemouth Teaching Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the revenue allocation made by her Department to Bournemouth teaching primary care trust was in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; (2) what the...

      Bournemouth Teaching Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of Bournemouth Primary Care Trust's allocation for 2006-07 is being held (a) in its reserve and (b) by the strategic health...

      Bournemouth Teaching Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the level of funding excluding the market forces factor was made available by Bournemouth Primary Care Trust to the Royal Bournemouth and...

      Cancer Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to develop a new Cancer Plan to replace the current plan in 2010.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment her Department has made of changes in care home fees in the last five years; (2) what assessment she has made of the reasons...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many child care places are provided by the NHS for NHS employees; (2) which hospital trusts provide child care places for employees.

      Choose and Book System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2006, Official Report, column 954W, on the Choose and Book System, when she expects the trusts listed will implement...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients in each primary care trust in Hampshire have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases in each of the last five...

      Combined Contraceptive Pill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mortality rates are attributed to the use of combined oestrogen-progesterone contraceptive pill among women (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have left the NHS to work in private practice in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to ensure that primary care trusts are given clear guidance on the transitional arrangements underpinning the transfer to the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been provided to enable primary care trusts to provide maternity payments to dentists during the transition to the new dental contract.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a dentist who was pregnant before the new dental contract was introduced on 1 April 2006 is able to claim maternity pay at the levels prescribed...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of (a) adults and (b) children were registered with an NHS dentist in each primary care trust in Devon in (i) 1998 and (ii)...

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in her Department have been enabled to work from home in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

      Diagnostic Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diagnostic scans were carried out by Alliance Medical Ltd. in the NHS in County Durham (a) in each of the last 12 months and (b) in each of the...

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors employed by the NHS are from non-EU countries.

      Electromagnetic Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the number of children who are exposed to potentially unsafe levels of overhead electricity cables; (2) when she will...

      Electromagnetic Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library copies of the (a) minutes and (b) reports on overhead power lines produced by the stakeholder advisory group on...

      Emergency Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many girls under the age of 16 years have been prescribed the morning-after pill in each of the last five years; (2) how many morning after...

      Evidence-based Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to develop evidence-based information for both patients and clinicians.

      Foster Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will announce her response to the Foster review of non-medical healthcare professions.

      Funding (Northamptonshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the NHS (a) revenue and (b) capital expenditure per capita in Northamptonshire was in(i) 1997 and (ii) 2005; (2) what the revenue budget was...

      Genito-Urinary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average waiting time was for an appointment at NHS genito-urinary medicine clinics in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) the Tees...

      Health Improvement Workforce Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the work of the Health Improvement Workforce Steering Group.

      Health Promotion Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the impact of her Department's health campaign to reduce the incidence of smoking; (2) what action her Department...

      Health Protection Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures exist for the Health Protection Agency to evaluate and make recommendations on measures to deal with infection control in hospitals; and...

      Healthy Eating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with (a) the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and (b) Ofcom on controlling advertising aimed at children for foods...

      Healthy Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many low income families have been provided with vouchers under the Healthy Start programme in each of the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Insulin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2006, Official Report, column 919W, on insulin, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of deaths...

      Leisure Centres (Food/Drink Sales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to local authorities on the criteria they should apply to food and drink sold at leisure centres and other sports facilities.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions she has had with stakeholders on increasing expenditure on lung cancer research; (2) what the terms of reference are for the...

      Lupus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England and (b) Shropshire were diagnosed with lupus in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the procedures recently adopted for the reconfiguration proposals of existing community hospitals also apply to (a) midwife-led and (b) other...

      Me

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the teaching of how to (a) diagnose and (b) treat myalgic encephalomyelitis in medical schools; and...

      Medical Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken into suicide and stress among medical practitioners.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on progress made with proposals in the NHS plan to strengthen primary care mental health services.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the procedure is for getting emergency medical help when a person with a serious mental health problem has a relapse; and if she will make a statement.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of children and young people with a mental health disorder in each year since 2000, broken down by (a) age, (b)...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public funding has been given to Samaritans in each of the last five years.

      Mersey Care NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much Mersey Care NHS Trust has spent in relation to (a) the suspension of clinical administrative staff and (b) the provision of additional...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts in Hampshire fund treatment for mesothelioma with Permetrexen; and which do not.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were diagnosed with (a) asbestos-related illnesses and (b) mesothelioma in each primary care trust in Hampshire in each of the last...

      National Health Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the countries whose Ministers or officials have expressed an interest to her in modelling their healthcare system on the national health...

      National Patient Record Spine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken to ensure that patient records available on the National Patient Record Spine will not be used by organisations or individuals...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the nurses employed by NHS Direct are disabled; and what estimate she has made of the number of disabled nurses employed by NHS Direct who...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS Direct call centres to be closed; and what the location is of the centres to which calls will be transferred in each case.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated saving is from the proposed reductions in staff at NHS Direct.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the present measures of user satisfaction with NHS Direct will be continued after the proposed reorganisation.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether services provided by NHS Direct will be transferred to (a) the private sector and (b) abroad.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses and (b) staff are employed by NHS Direct; and how many will be employed in each category after the proposed re-organisation.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many telephone calls were dealt with by NHS Direct in each year since it came into operation.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the measured level of user satisfaction with NHS Direct was in each year since it came into operation.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultations were carried out with the staff of NHS Direct before the recent announcement of job cuts.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will set out the timetable for the review of NHS Direct.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect of NHS primary care trust budget deficits on the funding of local area agreements with local councils.

      NHS Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she is placing a requirement on bidders to take over NHS Logistics to maintain all the current distribution centre; and whether such a commitment...

      NHS Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if the Minister of State will fulfil the promise made by her predecessor to visit an NHS logistics distribution centre to discuss its operation and...

      NHS Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has received reports of changes to the business case for outsourcing NHS Logistics and the NHS consumables supply chain during...

      NHS Logistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the likely job losses (a) in NHS Logistics and (b) in total if the NHS consumables supply chain is outsourced.

      NHS Staff (Attacks)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were (a) refused treatment and (b) prosecuted for verbal and physical attacks on NHS staff in (i) England and (ii) the Royal Shrewsbury...

      NHS Staff Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the annual cost of staff turnover in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      NHS Staff Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of NHS staff in each health care profession left the service and had to be replaced in the last year for which figures are...

      NHS Work Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the job title of each category of non-clinical job within the NHS in each strategic health authority area.

      NHS Work Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes to job titles have occurred within each strategic health authority area in the last two years.

      NHS Work Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes to job coding in the NHS workforce census were made between (a) 2003-04 and 2004-05 and (b) 2004-05 and 2005-06.

      Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings she has had with officials concerning primary care trusts in the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire strategic health authority area.

      Northamptonshire Heartlands PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust for the 2006-07 financial year; how much was allocated in each of...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on agency nurses by (a) the Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) St. Helier Hospital in each year since 1997.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the levels of obesity in (a) children and (b) adults were in each year since 1997.

      Older People's Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the degree of independence older people have living (a) in a care home and (b) in their own home.

      Packaged Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress she has made in reducing the (a) salt, (b) fat and (c) sugar content of packaged foods.

      Patient/Public Involvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of patients forums have resigned since 1 December 2003; and what percentage turnover in membership this represents.

      Perfluorooctane Sulphonate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Health Protection Agency has issued on the use of perfluorooctane sulphonate to tackle fires.

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of places on physiotherapy courses in universities to meet the number of vacancies within the...

      Pre-registration Nursing Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are enrolled on pre-registration nursing courses; how many were enrolled in each of the previous four years; and if she will make a statement.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated to each primary care trust in England in each year since 2001.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria were used to determine the size of the reorganised primary care trusts announced on 16 May.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts have at least one full-time, year round qualified school nurse for each cluster or group of primary schools and related...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate the Department has made of the number of people in each region in England with undiagnosed (a) HIV/AIDS, (b) Chlamydia, (c) gonorrhoea,...

      Suicidality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the research undertaken by Government agencies on the effects of certain drugs on suicidality.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans the Government have to change screening arrangements for tuberculosis at United Kingdom (a) ports and (b) airports; and if she will...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to ensure that information on how to receive the BCG vaccination is available following the decision to end the...

      Terminal Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Witham, Braintree and Halstead Primary Care Trust area and (b) England were diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2004-05; and how...

      Trans Fatty Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the health effects of trans fatty acids.

      Uttlesford Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the financial position of the Uttlesford primary care trust.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients are waiting for dialysis at Dorset county hospital; (2) what the longest time is for which a patient has been waiting for...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the change in patient waiting times in the constituency of Brentford and Isleworth since 1997.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of waiting times for (a) speech therapy and (b) cataract operations; and if she will make a statement.

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the NHS will pay the work permit charges of trainee doctors from the Commonwealth; (2) whether hospitals employing large numbers of...

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that doctors from overseas who graduated from a UK medical school are allowed to complete all their training in the NHS.

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation she held with (a) the British Medical Association, (b) organisations representing immigrant doctors and (c) hospital trusts on the...

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of the new immigration regulations on the provision of locums.

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Health Department what steps she is taking (a) to protect the position of and (b) to encourage the employment of medical graduates from the Commonwealth in...

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations were consulted by her Department concerning the effects on medical staff of changes to the work permit regulations due to come into...

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her discussions with the British Medical Association regarding the impact of the work permit regulations affecting non-EU...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Predator

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any United Kingdom armed forces personnel are qualified to operate the Predator armed drone; and, if so, whether they have done so under operational conditions.

    • Aviation: Unauthorised Aircraft

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions over the past nine years national security has been put at risk by incursions into United Kingdom airspace by unauthorised aircraft.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 2 May (WA 48), what is the basis for the estimate of 12,000 Nepali beneficiaries set out in the...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 2 May (WA 48), why the content of the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong's website does not...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the British High Commission in Singapore has not yet issued a passport to Mr S, whose British overseas citizen passport application it received on or around 5...

      Children: Ophthalmic Testing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the number of primary care trusts offering ophthalmic testing for very small children; and What statistics are being collected on...

      Competition Act 1998 (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2006

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the regulatory impact assessment prepared for the Competition Act 1998 (Public Policy Exclusion)...

      Conflict Prevention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What changes have been made in the way the global and Africa conflict prevention pools operate since the evaluation made in July 2004.

      Conflict Prevention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What training in conflict prevention and resolution has been received by civil servants and Ministers who oversee the global and Africa conflict prevention pools.

      Conflict Prevention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any consideration has been given to the merger of the global and Africa conflict prevention pools.

      Conflict Prevention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the annual cost of the global and Africa conflict prevention pools.

      Conflict Prevention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have held with members of the global conflict prevention pool regarding Iran.

      Diego Garcia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to pay compensation to those islanders seeking to return to their home areas in the Diego Garcia islands; and, if so, whether the level of...

      Elections: All-women Shortlists

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting on 11 May (WA 152), whether the Secretary of State for Wales issued an apology on the BBC Wales...

      EU: External Action Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the debate on 4 May (Official Report, cols. 563–65), what are the occasions when the Answer given by the Lord Triesman as to the legality of the...

      Guantanamo Bay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to withdraw co-operation with United States authorities and military forces in Iraq until the United States Government close the Guantanamo Bay...

      House of Lords: Meat and Poultry

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What company won the contract 2005/S 220-217248 to supply the House of Lords with meat and poultry; and what steps are taken to ensure that chickens supplied...

      House of Lords: Meat and Poultry

      asked the Chairman of Committees: How much poultry the House of Lords will buy over the four-year contract 2005/S 220-217248 to supply the House of Lords with meat and poultry.

      Immigration: Leave to Remain

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any retrospective effect will be created by recent legal provisions for a maximum reviewable period of five years' leave to remain for asylum and...

      Insolvency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the expected effect of reducing fee IVA1 from £35 to £15 as proposed in the Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/561).

      Israel and Palestine: Hebron

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent discussions they have had with the Israeli Government concerning the situation in Hebron.

      Manufacturing: Motor Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they will take to increase United Kingdom motor vehicle production activity; and what further talks they will have with industry representatives...

      Parliamentary ICT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: How many staff are employed by the House of Lords and seconded to the Parliamentary Information Communications Technology Service.

      Parliamentary ICT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the House of Lords budgetary contribution towards the cost of the Parliamentary Information Communications Technology Service.

      Parliamentary ICT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the turnover rate for House of Lords staff seconded to the Parliamentary Information Communications Technology Service.

      Parliamentary ICT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether House of Lords staff seconded to the Parliamentary Information Communications Technology Service also provide services for the House of Commons.

      Parliamentary ICT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: How the Parliamentary Information Communications Technology Service differentiates between a complaint and a request for technical support.

      Parliamentary ICT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether an independent user satisfaction survey was undertaken in respect of the Parliamentary Information Communications Technology Service or the previous...

      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 Warner on 3 May (WA 86), where the information is held as to occasions since 1997 when the Department of Health has...

      Peace Protesters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What offence or offences peace protesters at Menwith Hill have committed during 2006.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the nationalities of all non-British nationals currently serving custodial sentences in the United Kingdom.

      Sex Offenders: Kevin Hazelwood

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Attorney-General will seek to increase the minimum sentence of Kevin Hazelwood following his conviction for child rape.

      Venezuela

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are planning to take to improve relations with President Chávez and Ministers in the Venezuelan Government.

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