Written answers

Monday, 5 June 2006

  • Work and Pensions

    • Action Team for Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what results were achieved by the action team for jobs based in Leytonstone; what the cost was of the action team's work; and if he will make a...

    • Benefit Simplification Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the work of the Benefit Simplification Unit, with particular reference to (a) cost, (b) staffing and (c)...

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to raise the applicable amount of single person's income that is deemed eligible for council tax benefit.

      Council Tenants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many council tenants there were in each year since 1997; how many of those tenants were on housing benefit; what the cost of council...

      Customer Management System Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Government make a profit from the operation of customer management system call centres.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether young people under the age of 25 will receive a lower basic rate of the proposed employment and support allowance than those over the...

      Error Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made in reducing levels of official error in the benefit system, with particular reference to the work of the Error Task...

      Gershon Efficiency Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department is making towards achieving compliance with Gershon efficiency targets; and if he will list the (a) reallocations...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of housing benefit claimants who are (a) private tenants, (b) housing association tenants and (c) local authority tenants...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information he collates on the accuracy of income support calculations.

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average number of job vacancies recorded at job centres in each ward in Doncaster North was in (a) 1984, (b) 1994, (c) 2004 and...

      Labour Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were on the register on average at job centres in Tamworth constituency in each year between 2001 and 2005; and if he...

      Labour Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action his Department is taking to increase the numbers of people in work aged 50 years and over in Hartlepool constituency.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received back payments of pension credit of (a) £1,000 to £1,999 and (b) £2,000 or more in each year...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the pension credit caseload handled by the Pensions Service was during (a) January, (b) February, (c) March and (d) April 2006.

      Women Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women who are eligible to claim state retirement pension at 60 have not done so.

      Work (Over-50s)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action his Department is taking to increase the number of people in work aged 50 years and over in Denton and Reddish constituency.

      Work Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to review the structure of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit in order to improve work incentives; and if he...

  • Treasury

    • Birds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many birds were imported into the (a) UK and (b) EU in each year between 2000 and 2005; and how many were of (i) wild-caught, (ii) captive-bred, (iii)...

  • Health

    • Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the number of women who died following complications from a legal abortion; when...

    • Acute Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has commissioned into single-bed room provision in acute hospitals with particular reference to (a) additional capital costs, (b)...

      Alcohol Treatment Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the scheme to establish alcohol health workers in accident and emergency departments, general practitioner surgeries and some criminal justice...

      Alcohol Treatment Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the recent Alcohol Needs Assessment Research Project report, what steps she is taking (a) to address the gap identified between the...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average response time for ambulances in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) the Tees Valley was in each year since 1997.

      Bone Marrow Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to increase the (a) number and (b) diversity of bone marrow donors.

      Childhood Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to improve childhood vaccination take up for families living in the most disadvantaged primary care trust areas.

      Childhood Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the childhood immunisation take-up rate is in primary care trusts where GPs have opted out of providing this service.

      Children's Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have visited children's hospices on official business in each of the last five years;...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent commitment the Government have made to support the work of specialist services for (a) myalgic encephalomyelitis and encephalopathy and (b)...

      Community Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts are operating a freeze on community nursing vacancies.

      Consultations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many public consultations her Department undertook in 2005; and what the cost was (a) in total and (b) of each consultation.

      Departmental Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake into the reasons for the slippage of targets (i) 3 and (ii) 4 set out on page...

      Departmental Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who is responsible for progress on each of the targets set out on pages 13 and 14 of the Departmental Report 2006; to whom each person reports; what...

      Departmental Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many copies of the Departmental Report 2006 were printed; at what cost; how many were purchased for (a) internal departmental use, (b) NHS primary...

      Drug Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government have spent on the Drug Strategy in each year since it was introduced; and how much of that sum was spent on (a) purchasing...

      Emergency Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what working definitions are used for (a) accident and emergency departments, (b) walk-in centres and (c) minor injuries units for the purposes of...

      Enzyme Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2006, Official Report, column 217W, on enzyme replacement therapy, when she expects a decision to be made on whether the...

      Fairer Charging Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on the implementation of the Fairer Charging Policy for care payments; (2) what mechanisms exist to ensure that social...

      Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of high levels of folic acid on the incidence of twins following in vitro...

      Food Supplements Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether officials in her Department have held discussions with the Better Regulation Task Force on a regulatory impact assessment in relation to...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners per 100,000 population there were in (a) the Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust area and (b) England in each year since...

      Health Services (Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nursing and (b) residential care beds there are in Cornwall; and how many there were in (i) 1996, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2005.

      Hospital Alerts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will define (a) red, (b) black and (c) all other hospital alerts.

      Hospital Cleanliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made in improving hospital cleanliness.

      Hospital Transportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 2029W, if she will collect data in respect of the frequency of transportation between...

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS trusts and (b) foundation hospitals in England recorded unsafe staffing levels in 2005.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals were failing to meet Government targets in (a) England and (b) the boroughs of the Tees Valley sub-region in the latest month for...

      Human Embryos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department last undertook a review of the scientific evidence of when human life begins that drew on (a) UK and (b) international research; and...

      Imported Blood Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department became aware of the higher risk of hepatitis C contamination from imported blood products; and if she will make a statement.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what alternatives to methadone are used by the NHS.

      Milk Tokens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the level of take up of milk tokens by pregnant women.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for Ministers of State in her Department on foreign visits in each of the last three years; (2)...

      Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Department is taking to ensure effective medical education in the diagnosis and treatment of myalgic (a) encephalomyelitis and (b)...

      NHS Commissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department's taskforce will publish its review of NHS commissioning of specialised services.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure consistent standards of patient care in hospital trusts seeking to recover from financial deficit.

      NHS Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the turnover rate for NHS trust (a) chief executives, (b) chairmen and (c) senior managers was in each year for which records are available.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS trusts that have funded visits abroad for staff in the last 12 months; and in each case what was the (a) purpose and (b) cost...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many chief executives were recruited to NHS trusts in 2005; (2) how many of the chief executives recruited to NHS trusts in 2005 (a) were head...

      Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will take steps to amend the Medicines Act 1969 to require the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to inspect the warehouses...

      Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what percentage of pharmaceutical wholesaler dealer licence holders have been inspected by the Medicines and Healthcare products...

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will estimate the annual increase in revenue if prescription charges had been increased in line with the rise in the retail price index since the...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many public responses there were to proposals for primary care trust reorganisation in (a) Trent, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England; (2)...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any financial surplus of the Bedford Primary Care Trust will be used to subsidise the financial deficit of the Bedfordshire Heartlands Primary...

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list reviews the Department is undertaking of private finance initiative projects; and whether she expects the review to affect the timescale...

      Promotion Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what promotion boards have been held in her Department in each of the last five years.

      Small Change Big Difference

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

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many strategic health authority (a) chief executives, (b) chairmen and (c) senior managers have (i) medical, (ii) dental, (iii) nursing and (iv)...

      Telephone Advice Lines

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

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the 20 local authority areas with the highest incidence of tuberculosis; and if she will make a statement.

      United Health Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times (a) she, (b) her predecessor as Secretary of State and (c) another Health Minister met representatives of United Health Europe in 2005;...

      Work Permit Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department conducted a race equality impact assessment concerning changes to the work permit regulations as they affect medical staff.

      Wound Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on training and endorsements for wound care nurses in 2005; and what assessment her Department has undertaken of the value for...

  • Defence

    • Air Miles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

    • Armed Forces (Foreign Citizens)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of members of each of the armed forces are not British citizens, broken down by nationality.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether officials at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston are involved in designing a new warhead for the use in Trident missiles; and if he...

      Bills

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

      Combat Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding was allocated by his Department to the ex-services mental welfare society Combat Stress in each of the past five years.

      Conscientious Objectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many soldiers have been discharged on the grounds of conscientious objection over the last five years; (2) how many applications to leave the...

      Departmental Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the delivery of his Department's revised policy of providing industry with a better and longer-term understanding of the...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made in its discussion with industry on alternatives to competition as a means of delivering value for money; when he...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the creation of a joint plan between his Department and industry for embedding defence acquisition values throughout the...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those (a) Acts and (b) parts of Acts which received Royal Assent between 1976 and 2006 for which his Department has policy...

      Eid-Ul-Adha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff from his Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the total cost to his...

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for delivery of future tranches of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, with particular reference to those (a) with and (b) without full...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the number of widows of Gurkha servicemen who would receive pension payments if Gurkha servicemen were eligible for...

      Helicopter Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions a helicopter from RAF Benson was used to assist a police search for a missing person in each of the last five years; (2) if...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of fitting reticulated foam devices to Mk1 Hercules aircraft.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the military capability of the Iranian armed forces.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the quality of the Iraqi (a) armed forces and (b) police force based in Multi-National Division (South-East).

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department plans to take to make helicopters in Iraq safer for flight personnel.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2006, Official Report, columns 181-84W, on Iraq, if he will place a copy of the eligibility criteria for the Operation...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of why the two Britons rescued from Basra Prison by British forces were (a) dressed as Arabs and (b) in possession of...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role UK forces have played in the (a) training and (b) operations of the Facilities Protection Service in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers prescribed medication for psychological problems have been posted back to active service in Iraq.

      Joint Personnel Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much has been spent on the Joint Personnel Administration computer system; (2) when he expects to introduce the Joint Personnel Administration...

      Low Flying Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the locations are of each tactical training area in the UK in which low flying aircraft are permitted to fly to a minimum height of 100 feet.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Department have stayed overnight in (i) five-star, (ii) four-star and...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions a local authority safety plan for visiting nuclear submarines has been declared fit for purpose within 24 hours of a submarine...

      Nuclear Weapons Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent research he has assessed on the possible association between witnessing atomic and nuclear weapons testing and ill health.

      Racial Abuse

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

      RAF Heavy Lift

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the heavy lift capability of the Royal Air Force.

      Regimental Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many regimental bands there are in the Army; where they are located; and what the strength is of each regiment which has retained a regimental band.

      Small Change Big Difference Campaign

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

      Somme Anniversary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme; and if he will make a statement.

      Vehicle Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what incentives his Department offers to encourage staff to share vehicles when travelling to work.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Industrial Injuries

      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,...

  • Home Department

    • Adults with Learning Difficulties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he has taken to ensure that adults with learning difficulties report crimes to the police; and how this action has been...

    • Amendments to Legislation

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

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what ways his Department plans to contribute to the review of European Directive 86/609, on animal experimentation; and if he will make a...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is given to (a) local authorities and (b) the police about how and in what circumstances antisocial behaviour orders are...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in each local authority area in the County of Durham since 2001, broken down by age.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applicants whose applications have been refused and whose appeal rights have been exhausted have had their claims...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Nigerian, (b) Bangladeshi, (c) Pakistani, (d) Turkish and (e) Somali asylum seekers are living in the UK.

      Black/Asian Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) black and Asian and (b) other people are employed in his Department's press office.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the retention rate of community support officers in (a) Gwent, (b) South Wales, (c) Dyfed Powys and (d) North Wales police...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the immigration and nationality directorate will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Warley of 17 January on behalf of...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the level of crime in (a) Cornwall and (b) England and Wales in 2005-06.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportees have returned to the UK because their destination country refused them entry in each of the last five years.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response he has made to the Sentencing Guidelines Council recommendations on domestic violence.

      EU Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of whether the current proposals for a framework decision on certain procedural rights in criminal proceedings...

      IND (Marriage Visas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long he expects it will take to clear the backlog at the immigration and nationality directorate for those awaiting marriage visas.

      Intermediate Custodial Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants received immediate custodial sentences from (a) Wrexham magistrates court and (b) Crown courts to which defendants were...

      Mandatory Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mandatory life sentences for offenders convicted of violent offences for the second time have been handed down in each of the last...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who are likely to come to work in the UK when Bulgaria and Romania accede to...

      National Asylum Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he intends to publish details of the recent review by the director general of the immigration and nationality directorate of the...

      Non-Emergency Crime Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost will be to callers of using the new 101 non-emergency crime line.

      Open Prisons (Absconded Prisoners)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the level of absconds by prisoners from open prisons in England.

      Parole Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have appealed against parole board decisions in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to offer pensioners a special rate for the purchase of (a) a new biometric passport and (b) an identity card; and what...

      Persistent Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persistent and prolific offenders have been identified by the Northamptonshire police force.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the sickness absence rate was in the Cambridgeshire constabulary in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the total costs of the National Policing Improvement Agency in each year between 2005-06 and 2009-10; and if he...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) purpose and (b) objective is of the National Policing Improvement Agency; what its manpower requirement will be; and if he...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations there were in (a) Devon and (b) Cornwall in (i) 2006, (ii) 2002 and (iii) 1995.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were on attachment to overseas police forces in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons are employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time in working for Police Direct; what his policy is on the expansion of Police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of how one super force for the entire Eastern region would affect (a) the number of full-time police officers...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the precepting arrangements will be for the new proposed Yorkshire police force; and whether the current arrangements requiring majority...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of the preparation and production of the performance testing bid at HMP Wandsworth.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to reduce the incidence of prisons breaching Rule 39 correspondence conditions; what estimate he has made of the...

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those Private Members' Bills in respect of which his Department adopted a policy of neutrality in each session since 2001-02;...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) active and (b) inactive operational vacancies there were for each probation area in England and Wales at the end of each of...

      Racially Motivated Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many racially motivated murders took place in (a) England and Wales and (b) London in each of the last 24 months for which figures are...

      Right-to-Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to other Government Departments and agencies on the need to verify the right-to-work permits of...

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions oxygen was used on (a) staff and (b) trainees following incidents involving the use of restraint in (i) Hassockfield,...

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times restraint was used in (a) Hassockfield, (b) Medway, (c) Oakhill and (d) Rainsbrook secure training centres between (i)...

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions (a) staff and (b) trainees lost consciousness during incidents involving the use of restraint in (i) Hassockfield,...

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions (a) staff and (b) trainees were injured during incidents involving the use of restraint in (i) Hassockfield, (ii)...

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of posts in the Serious and Organised Crime Agency are unfilled.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many terrorist suspects have been detained by the police at UK airports since July 2005.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the consultation period on the Draft Code of Practice for the detention, treatment and questioning of persons under section...

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which crimes are recorded under the general heading of violent crime in his Department's statistics.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received about work permits from (a) farmers and (b) the National Farmers Union.

  • Education and Skills

    • Capita Group

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

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) when she will answer the letter to her dated 8 March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Dr. D....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he will reply to the letter to his predecessor dated 20 March 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the 10 non-public sector entities that have received the largest total sum of payments from his Department in each of the...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he will answer the letter to his predecessor dated 4 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs. J. Watson.

      Education and Inspections Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the level of administration required to implement the provisions of the Education and Inspections Bill.

      Education and Inspections Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received from hon. Members representing Scottish constituencies on the Education and Inspections Bill.

      Education and Inspections Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what system of inspections he will put in place to ensure the maintenance of nutritional standards in schools following introduction...

      Education and Inspections Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the likely costs of the free transport provisions of the Education and Inspections Bill.

      Energy Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice and assistance is available to schools to enable them to reduce their energy bills and use.

      Field Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what representations his Department has received regarding the effects of educational field courses on the academic performance of...

      Learning and Skills Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the costs were of (a) closing training and enterprise councils, (b) the creation of learning and skills councils and (c) the merging...

      Online Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what plans he has to extend access to personal online learning space as outlined in the Schools White Paper to the further and higher...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many complaints his Department has received about the operation of private finance initiative contracts in schools over the last 12 months.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department has undertaken a study to evaluate the amount of (a) time and (b) money spent by schools and local education...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department has undertaken a study to assess the compliance of private finance initiative contractors with the terms of their...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the quality of the buildings being constructed under a private finance initiative contract at Cumberland...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) grants are available for and (b) assistance is offered by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies to schools and colleges for...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the benefits of using omega 3 and 6 fish oil supplements in school meals.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support he provides to councils who wish to introduce initiatives to improve the health benefits of school meals.

      Schools (Pre-1970 Construction)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in (a) Southend on Sea, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) the Metropolitan Police area of London were built before...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total value is of payments made by people repaying student loans but not allocated to student loan accounts in each year since...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list coroners in England; what the date of appointment of each was; and how many inquests each has performed.

    • Court Orders (Repossessions)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in Coventry, South in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what incentives her Department offers to encourage staff to share vehicles when travelling to work.

      Divorce

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many divorces there have been in Coventry, South in each ethnic group in each year since 2000.

      Elections

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps the Government took to tackle electoral fraud in the local elections.

      Freedom of Information Requests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 have been referred to the Access to Information...

      Ministerial Travel (Accommodation)

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

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what factors decide who should carry out a post-mortem.

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list those Private Members' Bills in respect of which her Department adopted a policy of neutrality in each session...

      Private Sector Fund Recipients

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the 10 non-public sector entities that have received the largest total sum of payments from her Department in...

      Unspent Budget

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much of the budget for her Department remained unspent in the 2005-06 financial year.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • China

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what steps he has taken through the China Task Force to promote human rights and non-violent responses to demonstrators in China; (2) what representations...

    • China

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what work the China Task Force has undertaken to combat climate change.

      China

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he last met Tang Jiaxuan to discuss the work of the China Task Force.

      China

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had through the China Task Force on combating avian influenza in (a) China and (b) the UK.

      China

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the work of the China Task Force.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he attended in (a) Shanghai relating to the 2010 International Expo and (b) Beijing relating to the 2008 Olympics; and what the outcome of the...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his findings in relation to his trip to China in February; what the itinerary was; and what the cost was.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many miles he travelled in his ministerial car in April.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Consultants

      To ask the Minister without Portfolio what advice she receives from consultants and public relations companies when providing strategic thinking on the general direction of Government policy and...

    • Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what percentage of staff in her Department are making additional voluntary contributions to their pension.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • 1976 Drought (Economic Impact)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of lessons to be learned from the economic impact of the 1976 drought on the UK economy;...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what factors were taken into account when deciding which measures relating to animal welfare should be included in the...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether John Pointon and Sons Ltd. have been appointed as renderers to deal with the carcasses of birds affected by avian...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the most accurate methods of estimating the badger population are; and what the margins of error are.

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the success of methods of containing bovine tuberculosis other than the culling of...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the potential costs of bovine tuberculosis outbreaks caused by the perturbation effect resulting...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in what ways he takes into account public opinion in determining the Government's policies on bovine tuberculosis control.

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how his Department plans to weight responses to the consultation document 'Controlling the Spread of Bovine...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with Prionics AG since its acquisition of the Bovigam gamma interferon bovine...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the terms of reference are for the current trials using snares for catching badgers; where the trials are being...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the most recent statistics are for the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle; what assessment he has made of the...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which the total eradication of bovine tuberculosis is achievable.

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition his Department uses of (a) satisfactory, (b) control, (c) reduction, and (d) contain in its summary of...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the total coalesced land area involved would be if (a) badger culling boundaries were set at (i) one kilometre...

      Bridleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when guidance was last issued to local authorities on the use of traffic regulation orders to counter unauthorised motorised...

      Buncefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Government have made of the effect on the local environment of perfluorooctane sulphonate use during the...

      Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions he has accepted corporate hospitality in the last 12 months.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the letters of 8 March and 18 April 2006 from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire concerning a...

      Countryside Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications were made under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 for new rights of access in each district of...

      Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to discuss changes to the EU emissions trading scheme with his EU counterparts.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the contribution that energy efficiency could make to meeting the Government's climate change...

      Energy Saving Accreditation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to extend energy saving recommended accreditation to consumer electronic goods.

      English Nature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the funding provided by English Nature for land managers in upland areas and commons was spent (a) on...

      Environment Agency (Flood Defences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was made available in 2005 to the West Midlands division of the Environment Agency for flood defences.

      Environmental Protection Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the operation of section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990; what recent...

      Factory Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the welfare conditions of (a) factory farmed poultry, (b) egg-laying hens in battery...

      Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been paid in subsidies to farmers in Bassetlaw directly by (a) the Government and (b) the EU or its...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average time taken to enter fisheries data on to the fisheries database was (a) in the last period for which...

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make an assessment of the likelihood of a recurrence of foot and mouth disease; which countries have outbreaks;...

      Forest Certification Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2006 to question 72426, on forest certification schemes, what representations the Prime...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Government will base the co-existence and liability regime governing the growing of GM crops in England on the...

      H5 Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many separate cases of the H5 virus have been discovered in the UK since 1997.

      Live Calves (Export)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2006 to the hon. Member for Dover (Gwyn Prosser), Official Report, column 485W, on live...

      Marine Fisheries Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his written statement of 16 May 2006, Official Report, column 48WS, on the Marine Fisheries Agency performance...

      Marine Fisheries Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) under and (b) over 10 metre licences were issued by the Marine Fisheries Agency in each year since 1997.

      Marine Fisheries Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many 10 metre licences have been issued by the Marine Fisheries Agency.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department last met representatives from the Composting Association.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Department have stayed overnight in (i) five star,...

      Part-time Ministerial Post

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors he took into account when deciding that the post of Minister of State (Sustainable Farming and Foods) should be...

      Pesticides Safety Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 May 2006, Official Report, column 46WS, on the Pesticides Safety...

      Poultry Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the impact on the UK poultry industry of imports of surplus meat from other EU...

      Private Office Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been paid in (a) salary, (b) travelling expenses, (c) subsistence allowance and (d) removal expenses to...

      Queen's Flight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what occasions she has travelled on the Queen's Flight since 2002; what the (a) departure point, (b) destination, (c)...

      Rural Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what grants have been allocated under the Rural Enterprise Scheme in the South West in each month since December 2005.

      Rural Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance his Department has provided to farmers to facilitate applications to the Rural Enterprise Scheme.

      Rural Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications have been received for the rural enterprise scheme in (a) England and (b) each Government region; how...

      Rural Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether money allocated to the South West for grants to be made under the Rural Enterprise Scheme has been subsequently...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many payments have been made by the Rural Payments Agency to farmers in (a) mid-Bedfordshire, (b) Bedfordshire and (c)...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many claim forms for the 2006-07 Single Payments Scheme (a) were sent by the Rural Payments Agency to potential...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have been sent a set of application forms for payments in 2006 by the Rural Payments Agency; how many...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of e-mails to the Rural Payments Agency have been (a) acknowledged within one working day and...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many telephone calls to the Rural Payments Agency Customer Service Centre resulted in left messages in the last 12...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what IT contracts the Rural Payments Agency has with private businesses; what the cost of each is; and what assessment he has...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the backlog is of Rural Payments Agency cases for (a) single farm payments and (b) entry level scheme payments; what...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors have contributed to the increases in the cost of running the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) since 2003-04; and what...

      Securing the Benefits (Grant Applications)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many grant applications for the fishing industry made under the scheme set out in Securing the Benefits have taken longer...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact on the Department's targets to pay applicants for single farm payment of the...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that all validated single payment scheme (SPS) entitlement statements are issued by the end...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of 2005 Single Farm Payment Scheme claims he expects to be paid by 30 June 2006; what the value...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of eligible claimants for the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) had lodged their SPS claim forms by 15...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress of the delivery of single farm payments to farmers.

      United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what issues he plans to raise at the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement meeting in New York on 22 to 26 May.

      Venezuelan Discounted Oil (Environmental Impact)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential environmental impact of the supply of discounted oil to London by Venezuela; and...

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding (a) his Department and (b) the Environment Agency has (i) allocated to and (ii) spent on supporting charitable...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will introduce legislation to allow householders to reverse a decision to accommodate a water meter once installed; and...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at what level of available water supply a water company may apply to take remedial action to avoid water shortages.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures he is taking to ensure that residents of Tendring do not run out of water.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to assess the merits of (a) cloud seeding and (b) desalination as ways of meeting the...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of Thames Water's spending on the renewal of its water distribution network.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what schemes are being promoted by his Department to provide (a) low cost water butts and (b) other water use reduction...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the impact of water saving regimes...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what new water-saving measures have been introduced in departmental offices in London and the South East since 1 January.

  • Prime Minister

    • Bilateral Discussions

      To ask the Prime Minister when he last held bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of (a) Norway and (b) Belgium.

    • Bilateral Discussions

      To ask the Prime Minister when he last held bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of (a) Latvia and (b) Canada.

      Chevening

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) which Ministers have had use of the residence of Chevening since 7 May; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether he plans to make (a) the Chevening house and...

      Committee on Standards in Public Life

      To ask the Prime Minister when he last met the Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life; and if he will make a statement.

      Congressional Medal

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he intends to collect his Congressional Medal before he leaves office.

      Darfur

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the outcome of his discussions with Alpha Konare, Chair of the African Union, on how to enhance peace-keeping operations in Darfur and...

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost to the public purse was of security at Dorneywood for the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Energy Review

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the first draft of the Energy Review received by him the day before his speech to the Confederation of British Industry on 16 May included an assessment of the...

      Expenditure

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the 10 non-public sector entities that have received the largest total sum of payments from his Office in each of the last five years.

      House of Lords Nominations

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those nominated by the public to the House of Lords Appointments Commission as non-party-political peers since the Commission was established; and which...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Prime Minister how many illegal immigrants have been discovered to be employed by his Office in each year since 2001; in what capacities they were employed; how many were discovered as...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will visit Shrewsbury in summer 2006 to attend Shrewsbury Flower Show.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister how many times he has visited China since becoming Prime Minister.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister when he next plans to visit (a) Nigeria and (b) South Africa.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister what discounts are available in relation to hotel accommodation used by (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Office.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister what the name is of the official residence recently vacated by the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett).

      Official Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister what the (a) notional market rent, (b) estimated capital value and (c) total annual cost of (i) rent, (ii) security, (iii) utilities, (iv) facilities management and...

      Pensions

      To ask the Prime Minister how many and what percentage of staff in his Department are making additional voluntary contributions to their pension.

      Sovereign Strategy

      To ask the Prime Minister on what dates over the last 12 months (a) he and (b) his officials have met a representative of Sovereign Strategy.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Antiquities (Illegal Trading)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures she is taking to tackle the illicit international trade in antiquities, with particular reference to the London art market.

    • Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of television viewers in the Border Television area cannot receive digital television.

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether Ofcom's digital dividend review of the value of the spectrum released by full digital switchover will inform Government policy...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans her Department has to increase its audio description targets for digital television.

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the cost of digital switchover will be ring-fenced in the accounts of the BBC.

      Sport (Participation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to increase mass participation in sport.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate she has made of the number of people with a gambling addiction.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Gambling Commission on the size of the sample to be used in future prevalence studies on problem...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what criteria will be used to assess the level of problem gambling in an area surrounding a new casino licensed under the Gambling Act 2005.

      Digital Audio Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent progress there has been in the take-up of digital audio broadcasting; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of possible cost over-runs on the 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the potential role for the arts in the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contingency plans her Department has for overspend on the 2012 Olympic games.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has received a copy of the The Business of the Games report by the Economic Development, Culture, Sports and Tourism...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures her Department has put in place to co-ordinate a cross-Government approach to achieving a legacy for the 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) principles and (b) guidelines are in place relating to the exploitation of the Olympics for party political purposes in...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations have been made by her Department to the Lyons review with regard to the potential impact of a bed tax on tourist...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the role of local authorities in promoting tourism in the UK.

      Cricket (Television Coverage)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to meet the England and Wales Cricket Board and the major broadcasters to discuss television coverage of test match...

      Sports Events (Alcohol Sales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with sporting bodies on the possible effect on antisocial behaviour of the sale of alcohol at sporting events.

      Air Miles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many air miles have been accrued by senior civil servants in her Department from official business in each of the last three years;...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who will monitor the BBC's efficiency targets.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will require the BBC to submit a revision of its Red Book figures before making a decision on the licence fee.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure the independence of the BBC Trust from (a) the Corporation and (b) the Government.

      Better Regulation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what role her Department's Better Regulation Unit has played in (a) the review of the Licensing Act 2003 and (b) the guidance issued...

      Betting and Gaming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what regulations govern the sponsoring of terrestrial television programmes by gambling companies; and if she will make a statement.

      Betting and Gaming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consideration her Department has given to introducing a levy on betting and gaming in connection with other sporting activity...

      Betting and Gaming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Gambling Commission has powers to make the prohibition of lottery-style betting games by gambling operators a licence condition.

      Betting and Gaming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received on the uprating of gaming machine stake and price levels.

      Betting and Gaming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will next uprate gaming machine stake and prize levels.

      Betting and Gaming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures are in place to assist (a) the Gambling Commission and (b) sports governing bodies to monitor betting placed from...

      Big Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on progress with the work of the Big Lottery Fund.

      Black/Asian Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) black and Asian and (b) other people are employed in her Department's press office.

      Charles Darwin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will allocate funds to Shrewsbury borough council to help it promote the town as Darwin's birthplace in the run up to the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 31 March (departmental ref. 40297).

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 23 May 2006 to question 72575 on the delay in responding to a letter from a constituent, what the reasons are...

      Departmental Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what facility is available for senior civil servants in her Department to use credit cards supplied by the Department.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff from her Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the total...

      Departmental Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the 10 non-public sector entities that have received the largest total sum of payments from the Department in each of...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of staff in her Department are making voluntary contributions to their pension.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department have had (a) five or more, (b) four, (c) three and (d) two periods of sick leave of less than five...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of her staff in each of the last three years; and at what total cost.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will visit Shrewsbury to discuss the proposed theatre project with the council.

      The Public

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been paid by the Arts Council to the consultant Paul Lamb in connection with his work for the arts organisation The Public...

      The Public

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Arts Council paid the consultant Gary Jones to examine the management structure of the arts organisation the Public in West...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr. Hayes) of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column...

      Hylas Spacecraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with Digital UK on the use of the Hylas spacecraft to increase digital television reception in...

      Leased Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) land and (b) property her Department (i) leases and (ii) leased in (A) 1979, (B) 1983, (C) 1987, (D) 1992 and (E) 1997 in (1)...

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many static public libraries there are in England.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the level of funding for libraries.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many outlets in (a) the county of Greater Manchester, (b) Tameside metropolitan borough and (c) Stockport metropolitan borough...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Government will publish the first part of the review of its Guidance in respect of the Licensing Act 2003.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the Government's proposed timetable is for the completion of the second part of the review of its Guidance in respect of the...

      Live Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government are taking to support live music.

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to restrict the ability of gambling operations to market lottery style betting games.

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will announce her decision on the review by the Gambling Commission, of the legal limits on the size of (a) prizes and (b)...

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is Government policy to encourage competition between the National Lottery and society lotteries.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many items in national museums and galleries have not been on public display in the last three years.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the most recent estimate is of the size of the reserve collections of the national museums and galleries.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Education and Skills on the use of lottery funding for projects in schools.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the current balance is of lottery funds held in the national lottery distribution fund on behalf of the Millennium Commission.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) cost to date and (b) projected cost is of the merger of the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund to create the...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the national lottery operator has paid to the National Lottery Commission in licence fees in each year since 1994.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many members of the public her Department consulted on the proposed changes to the National Lottery; and how many responses were...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what amount of National Lottery prize money remains unclaimed; and if she will make a statement.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the total amount (a) allocated and (b) distributed by each of the lottery distribution bodies in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2006.

      National Sports Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the progress of the work of the National Sports Foundation.

      Paddington Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans have been made for the conservation of the fourth span at Paddington station; and if she will make a statement on the...

      Shrewsbury (Sports Village)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will visit the new sports village in Shrewsbury to see the facilities provided by the borough council.

      Small Change Big Difference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department and its agencies have taken following the launch of the Government's Small Change Big Difference Campaign.

      Television (Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure access to (a) BBC Wales, (b) ITV Wales and (c) S4C in north-east Wales after digital switchover.

      Television Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which organisations Ofcom has met to discuss restrictions on television advertising of food products targeting children since she asked...

      Television Licence (Second Homes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the BBC raised in licence fees from second homes in each of the last five years.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Commission

      To ask my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the total cost of the Electoral Commission has been in each financial...

    • Boundary Proposals (Election Periods)

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether it is the policy of the Electoral Commission not to issue Boundary Committee proposals...

      Electoral Registration

      To ask my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what research the Commission has undertaken of the number of (a) failed...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Cathedrals

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what central funding the commissioners expect to receive in 2006-07 for repairs to cathedrals.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Bills (Amendments)

      To ask the Solicitor-General if he will list the occasions when an amendment has been moved by (a) a Labour backbencher, (b) an Opposition backbencher and (c) an Opposition front bench...

    • Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Solicitor-General if he will list those Private Members' Bills in respect of which his Department has adopted a policy of neutrality in each session since 2001-02; and if he will make...

  • Scotland

    • Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what devolution issues the Advocate General has considered since 9 May.

    • Eid-Ul-Adha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff from his Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the total cost was to his...

      International Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will encourage the Scottish Executive to participate in UK delegations as appropriate at relevant international meetings; and if he will make a...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a substantive reply to Question 63598, on electors in Scottish constituencies, tabled by the hon. Member for Glasgow East on 14 April.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • 32 (The Royal) Squadron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the occasions on which she has used 32 (The Royal) Squadron since 2001; what the approximate take-off and...

    • Agricultural Ties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what restrictions an agricultural tie places on occupants of a house so registered; and if he will make a statement.

      Agricultural Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to bring into force regulations to bring agricultural waste within the controls of the waste framework and...

      Agricultural Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Agricultural Waste Stakeholders Forum has determined how farm plastic waste can best be collected and recovered;...

      Agricultural Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to develop a national producer responsibility scheme for the collection and recovery of farm plastics.

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) on what scientific evidence he based his estimate of culling efficiency in the Krebs Trial; (2) what methods of...

      Badgers/Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has collated on the levels of tuberculosis in badgers.

      Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the occasions when an amendment has been moved by (a) a Labour back bencher, (b) Opposition back bencher...

      Biomass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what tonnage of woodchip from forests and woodlands in each region was used in biomass (a) boilers and (b) electricity...

      Biomass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to paragraph 9.5 of the Government's Response to the Biomass Task Force, by what date he expects the planned two...

      Brownfield Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations his Department has received on the effect of the definition of waste on the use of soil and...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) companies and (b) others with large energy bills on plans to restrict carbon...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what average time was taken by Ministers in his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. and right hon. Members in...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Nottingham, North on...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) land and (b) property his Department and its predecessors (i) leases and (ii) leased in (A) Southend, West...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff from his Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what...

      Departmental Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures he will use to assess the socio-economic effects of reductions in funding by his Department to research...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff by (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent work on his blog, broken down by (i) grade and (ii) office or...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff in his Department have had (a) five or more, (b) four, (c) three and (d) two periods of sick leave of less...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what incentives his Department offers to encourage staff to share vehicles when travelling to work.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of staff in his Department are making additional voluntary contributions to their pension.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will propose to his EU colleagues a ban on EU fishing in the waters of Western Sahara in view of the fact it is a...

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what documentary proof his Department requires to determine the age of an ivory item claimed to be of antique status;...

      Ministerial Cars (Fuel Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the fuel costs were for ministerial cars used by her Department in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial Portfolios

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the portfolios of the Ministers within his Department.

      Organic Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what views (a) consumer organisations, (b) the Soil Association and (c) supermarkets have expressed to him regarding the...

      Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will reconsider the decision to ban the use of strychnine for mole control by dairy farmers; and what research he has...

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list those Private Members' Bills in respect of which his Department has adopted a policy of neutrality in each...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken to increase recycling in England.

      Rural Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much is available to support applications to the Rural Enterprise Scheme in the South West in 2006-07; how much has been...

      Rural Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the costs to farmers of making applications to the Rural Enterprise Scheme.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what systems have been established to monitor the quality of Rural Payments Agency staff responses to (a) telephone calls...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what records he keeps of calls back (a) promised and (b) made by Rural Payments Agency staff.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints about Rural Payment Agency (RPA) payments have been received by RPA staff in each of the last five years;...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many telephone calls to the Rural Payments Agency Customer Service Centre (a) were answered and (b) went unanswered in...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average time taken for the Rural Payments Agency to process applications for payments to farmers and agricultural...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the differences between the Rural Payments Agency's computer systems at the offices in Reading...

      Sea Turtles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many live sea turtles were imported into the UK in each of the last five years, broken down by species; from which...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what provision the Government have made to reimburse farmers for the interest incurred due to delays in paying the single...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many single farm payments have been made of (a) less than £1, (b) between £1 and £1.99, (c) between...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to help farmers in hardship because of the late payment of single farm payments.

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has undertaken into levels of personal debt incurred by farmers due to the late payment of...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Government will extend the deadline for making 2005 single farm payments from 15 May to 9 June to avoid paying...

      Small Change Big Difference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department and its agencies have taken following the launch of the Government's Small Change Big Difference...

      Sovereign Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates over the last 12 months (a) he and (b) (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Department met a...

      Sustainable Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department has provided for research into sustainable farming in each of the last 10 years; how much of that...

      Television Stand-by Switches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his Answer of 19 April 2006, Official Report, column 729W, on television stand-by switches, what estimate he has...

      Thames Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the maximum capacity was of Thames Water storage facilities in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how his Department promotes reusable products as part of its policies on waste prevention and sustainability; and if he...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount of waste created by the (a) public and (b) private sectors in each of the last five...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition the Government uses of water poor.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what effect the declaration of a drought situation has on the economic levels of leakage method of calculating acceptable...

  • Transport

    • A21 Dualling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his decision on the scheme to dual the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury and between Kippings Cross and Lamberhurst...

    • A27 (Folkington Link)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his plans for the A27 between Beddingham and Polegate, with particular reference to the Folkington link.

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the most recent estimate is of the (a) initial development and (b) yearly ongoing costs of the EU's Galileo system.

      Highways Agency Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in what circumstances and upon whose authority Highways Agency vehicles use observation parking bays marked 'for police vehicles only' on motorways.

      MOT Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many MOT test certificates have been delayed due to computer malfunctions in the last 12 months.

      MOT Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many days the IT system for MOT tests was not working in the last 12 months.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were penalised for speeding in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London in 2004-05.

      Resilience Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) lessons have been learned from (i) Exercise Atlantic Blue in January 2006 and (ii) Exercise Northern Synergy.

      Road Accident Fatalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road accident fatalities there were in Paisley and Renfrewshire, South constituency in 2005-06; (2) how many road accident fatalities...

      Road Accident Fatalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accident fatalities there were in Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency in 2005-06.

      Road Pricing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average cost per mile that would need to be charged following the introduction of his proposed national road pricing...

      Road Traffic (Cumbria)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the total mileage travelled on the roads in Cumbria by (a) all vehicles and (b) cars in each year between 1995 and 2004.

      Travel Statistics (Lancashire)

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

      Trunk Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on trunk roads in Paisley and Renfrewshire, South constituency in 2005-06.

      Trunk Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on trunk roads in Hammersmith and Fulham constituency in 2005-06.

      Vehicle Tax Discs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications for vehicle tax discs the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has received through the online service since its introduction; and...

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue implications of abolishing capital gains tax taper relief and reducing the annual exempt amount for individuals and trustees...

    • Census

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration has been given to including a question on scheduled caste in the next census.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change in spending on (a) child care, (b) child benefit and (c) child tax credit required to meet the child...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants were employed in his Department before the Gershon Report; what net reductions were proposed in the Gershon Report; how many...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 31 March.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 8 March, PO reference: 1/43139/2006.

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many responses to requests to his Department for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 were completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedure his Department uses to respond to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; and what steps the Department takes to ensure...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how and by whom redactions are made to documents to be disclosed following a request under the Data Protection Act 1998; and whether a record is kept of...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has a policy of setting a minimum font size at which it prints electronic documents to be disclosed under the Data Protection Act...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the longest period of time elapsed is between his Department (a) receiving the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b)...

      Departmental Press Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) black and Asian and (b) other people are employed in his Department's press office.

      Devolved Countries (Protocols)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what protocols are in place between HM Treasury and the Scottish Executive on the operations of the devolved countries and regions Treasury team.

      Discounted Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the potential economic impact on (a) London and (b) England of the supply to London of oil at discounted prices by Venezuela.

      Eid-Ul-Adha

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants from his Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the total cost of their...

      Election Expenses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether benefits enjoyed by the spouse of a candidate in an election which have been declared as election expenses, have been paid for by a third party and...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to launch a further consultation exercise on economic measures to encourage residential sector energy efficiency.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the United Kingdom contribution to the European Union budget for the period 2005 to 2008; what changes have occurred in this...

      Financial Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross value added per capita was for (a) the UK and (b) each NUTS3 region in each year since 2002.

      Firearms Seizures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions firearms were seized by HM Revenue and Customs in each (a) region and (b) country of the UK in each year since 2000-01.

      Gross Domestic Product

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what accumulated growth in gross domestic product has been in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) London and the South East and (d) the UK since the second...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the projections of staffing levels in HM Revenue and Customs are for the next three years.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of staff reductions in HM Revenue and Customs on tax enforcement.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed full-time by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 1997.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many illegal immigrants have been discovered to be employed by his Department in each year since 2001; in what capacities they were employed; how many...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost of abolishing inheritance tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Junior Doctors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will re-designate essential expenses of junior doctors as tax-deductible.

      Landfill Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates he has made of the impact of landfill taxes on the amount of waste going to landfill in each area of the UK.

      Large Print Documents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made towards making all HM Revenue and Customs literature available in large print format.

      Missing Trader Intra-community Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what (a) human and (b) financial resources committed to tackling missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud; and what plans he has to allocate more...

      Missing Trader Intra-community Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how the revenue lost through (a) VAT and (b) missing trader intra-community fraud is measured; (2) what estimate he has made of (a) attempted and...

      Neonatal Mortality Rate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the neonatal mortality rate among (a) premature babies and (b) all births was in each of the last five years.

      Public Spending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the ratio of public spending to gross domestic product was in each of the UK regions in 2005-06.

      Public Spending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) public spending was undertaken and (b) revenue was collected in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii) London and the South East and (iv) the UK in...

      Public Transport

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what incentives are available to encourage members of his staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.

      Savings Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to introduce tax incentives to encourage children under 18 years and born before September 2002 to save.

      Scottish Executive (Infrastructure Project Funding)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will take steps to allow long-term borrowing by the Scottish Executive to fund major infrastructure projects; (2) if he will make Barnett...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many properties sold in England and Wales in 2004 attracted stamp duty at (a) 0 per cent., (b) 1 per cent., (c) 3 per cent. and (d) 4 per cent.

      Standpipes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with business on the economic impact of a stand-pipe regime introduced under a drought order in London and the South East.

      Student Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of interest incurred by people paying student loans which was attributable to delays by the Inland Revenue in...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what total amount payable to the Student Loans Company on behalf of graduates was retained at the Inland Revenue for (a) one month, (b) up to three...

      Suicide Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 26 April 2006, Official Report, columns 1177-78W, on suicide statistics, what the circumstances were of each case of death from...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken to answer a call to the tax credit helpline was in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telephone calls there were to the tax credit helpline in each month between January and May 2006; how many of these calls (a) were answered, (b)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the correspondence dated 26 January regarding incorrect tax credit payments to a constituent of the hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many manual payments have been made by the Tax Credit Office in each month since April 2004, broken down by (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of tax credits on (a) housing costs and (b) basic food costs in areas of high deprivation; and if he will make a...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the total costs of tax credit (a) administration and (b) write offs of overpayments since April 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Office (Isle of Wight)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 1086W, on the tax office, Isle of Wight, what the core catchment area is of the Newport Isle...

      Tax Receipts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the income tax receipts from pension income in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

      VAT Registration Applications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints HM Revenue and Customs received about the time taken to process VAT registration applications between (a) 1 March and 19 May 2005 and...

      VAT Registration Applications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of complete and accurate VAT registration applications have been processed within 21 days of receipt since 1 March.

      VAT Registration Applications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2006, to Question 73180, on VAT registration applications, how many such complaints were from companies seeking VAT...

      Voluntary Arrangements Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance HM Revenue and Customs gives to the Voluntary Arrangements Service with regard to rules for the acceptance of Independent Voluntary...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Claim Processing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to rate a claim for (a) jobseekers' allowance and (b) income support was in Ribble Valley in each of the last 10...

    • Departmental Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of his Department's building programme in the 2005-06 financial year included (a) energy self-generation and (b) water...

      Departmental Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action is being taken through departmental programmes to encourage into work (a) those aged over 50 years and (b) those above state...

      Framework for Vocational Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made in implementing the Framework for Vocational Rehabilitation.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will ensure that all Jobcentre Plus staff, including those based in Plymouth, are aware of the provisions of SI 2002 No 2905 which affect...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on providing Jobcentre Plus services in each London Jobcentre Plus district in each of the last five financial...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of maintaining the Job Centre Plus website in each year since its creation.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have started on the Pathways to Work scheme in each pilot district since the scheme's introduction.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Arm's Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the impact on tenant (a) rents and (b) satisfaction with their accommodation of the transfer...

    • Arm's Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding will be made available for the next round of transfers to arm's length management organisations.

      Carol Vincent

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if his Department will investigate the management of the Metropolitan Housing Trust following the discovery of the remains of Carol Vincent in one of the Trust's...

      Compulsory Land Purchases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on compulsory land purchases in (a) Guildford constituency, (b) Surrey and (c) England in 2005-06.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Minister of State will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 24 April, about council tax on...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of properties in each council tax collecting local authority area were recorded as being entitled...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list those (a) Acts and (b) parts of Acts which received Royal Assent between 1976 and 2006 for which her...

      Departmental Transition Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of re-organising her Department.

      Deprivation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the local authority wards in (a) Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire which are in the top 30 per...

      Euro-preparation Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the local authorities' euro preparations group will next meet.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments have been made by her Department to the Chief Fire Officers' Association in each year since 2002.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) staffing and (b) administrative costs of its Fire Service Group have been since 2002.

      Flood Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list those councils which offer their council taxpayers a flood protection product discounted scheme.

      Growth Areas Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding will be allocated to the Stansted-Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Corridor by her Department for public parks and...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate the Government have made of the number of individuals likely to be fined each year for attempting to sell a home...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of including information on water metering in the home information pack.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will delay the introduction of home information packs to take account of concerns expressed by the industry.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to review the requirements for home information packs; and if she will make a statement.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received expressing concerns about the introduction of home information packs; from which...

      Home Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the candidates registered for home inspector training have no (a) previous qualification and (b) practical work...

      Home Inspectors

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether an individual convicted of a criminal offence will be eligible to become a certified home inspector.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dwellings would be constructed in an acre of residential development with a density of (a) 30, (b) 50 and (c) 70...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which councils have firm plans in place to meet the decent homes standard for existing housing stock.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she make a statement on the provision of affordable housing in Coventry South.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with church authorities on releasing land and buildings for social housing.

      Jaywick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funds have been made available for the regeneration of Jaywick; over what period of time these funds may be spent; from...

      Jaywick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of the proposals outlined for consultation in the Jaywick regeneration plan for the...

      Jaywick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of the agencies involved in the Jaywick master plan will take overall responsibility for ensuring that the plan takes the...

      Jaywick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether overall responsibility for the Jaywick master plan proposal lies with (a) the East of England Development Agency, (b)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what was the total cost of (a) collecting and (b) administering council tax in each of the last five years.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much central Government funding Shropshire received in 2005-06.

      Lyons Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the council tax liability of landlords of student properties is being considered by Sir Michael Lyons' Inquiry into...

      Milton Keynes South Midlands Growth Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether the work being undertaken by the West Midlands Regional Assembly into the implications of the Milton Keynes South...

      Milton Keynes South Midlands Growth Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what criteria the decision was made not to include West Midlands regional public agencies on the Inter Regional Board for the...

      New Deal (Liverpool)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of provision for black and ethnic minority communities in the Kensington New Deal Project in Liverpool.

      Planning (Chester)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment his Department has made of the capability of Chester city council adequately to address planning applications for developments with national...

      Planning Policy Statement 3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department has received regarding draft Planning Policy Statement 3, on housing density and infill...

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether there are plans to give further powers to regional assemblies.

      Urban Regeneration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what funds his Department provided to urban regeneration companies in each of the last eight years.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries have funded alternative livelihoods programmes in Afghanistan; what funding each provided in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005;...

    • Grenada

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much humanitarian aid and financial assistance the UK has given to Grenada since 2001; and when he expects an assessment team to be...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the projects in India that are supported by his Department that are specifically aimed at Dalit peoples.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with President Gayoom on the matter of political reform in the Maldives.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support the Government have provided to the UN Human Rights monitoring mission in Nepal.

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the Private Members' Bills on which his Department has adopted a policy of neutrality in each session since 2001-02;...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to expand the (a) roll-out and (b) take-up of broadband in rural areas.

    • Cold Calling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to combat cold calling by telephone to British citizens by foreign companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Company Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for trade and Industry, how many firms in the UK have ceased trading in each year since 1997, broken down by region.

      Competition Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which of the competition authorities is responsible for monitoring (a) regulatory compliance of companies involved in the food supply chain...

      Computer Sciences Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with (i) the Computer Sciences Corporation and (ii) trade unions on a support...

      Computer Sciences Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Computer Sciences Corporation on the implications of the announcement to cut...

      Consumer Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the operation of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000; and what recent representations...

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (Section 107A)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when section 107A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 will be implemented; when trading standards authorities will be provided with...

      Digital Television (Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in (a) Beverley and Holderness and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber have switched to digital television; what percentage of the...

      Domestic Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many households in England spent over 10 per cent. of their disposable income purchasing fuel for their homes (a) in 2003 and (b) in the...

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library the evidence obtained from the public consultation run by his Department on energy policy from May 2002 to the...

      Environmental Technology Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the potential for job creation from the environmental technology industries; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Anti-dumping Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the European Commission on which additional sectors will be covered by future EU anti-dumping legislation.

      EU Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the percentage of EU exports to Vietnam coming from (a) the UK, (b) Germany, (c) France and (d) Italy in 2005.

      EU Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the percentage of EU exports to China which came from (a) the UK, (b) Germany, (c) France and (d) Italy in 2005.

      European Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department has undertaken research on the extent to which other European Union countries (a) are self-sufficient in gas and oil...

      Franchising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps (a) to examine the contents of his Department's file originally referenced as FT851 and (b) to re-examine his...

      Furniture Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice and support his Department has given to the furniture industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Grant Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will put in place measures to ensure that where, during any grant application process, (a) a person and (b) a business discloses...

      Illegal Internet Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance his Department has issued to internet service providers on their responsibilities for illegal traffic hosted on their networks.

      Illegal Shipments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has undertaken investigations into recent illegal shipments of goods between Bangladesh and the UK.

      Israel/UK Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to increase trade between Israel and the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the vibration white finger claims submitted by the 50 solicitors making the most claims on behalf of miners include a claim for...

      Noise-induced Hearing Loss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2006, Official Report, column 1125W, on noise-induced hearing loss (mining), how many of the agreements...

      Npower Renewables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of public funding the company Npower Renewables will receive in connection with the development and operation of the Rhyl Flats...

      Npower Renewables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the company Npower Renewables have applied for public funding in respect of the development of the proposed Gwent y Mor offshore wind farm.

      Nuclear Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research has been conducted by his Department into the threat posed to the stability of coastally-located licensed nuclear sites from...

      Parcelforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the options for the long-term ownership structure of Parcelforce.

      Patent Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many patent applications were made by (a) individuals and (b) small and medium sized enterprises in each of the last three years; and in...

      Pensioners (Internet Access)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate his Department has made of the number of pensioners who (a) have and (b) do not have access to internet services in (i)...

      Personal Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government are taking to reduce levels of personal debt; and if he will make a statement.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what capital assets have been transferred from public ownership to private companies under the post office franchise arrangements.

      Private Copying Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of a private copying levy on blank recording media and devices; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to change the rules which prevent the Royal Mail taking out a fully commercial loan from the private sector.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether any of the operating profit made by the Royal Mail in the 2005-06 financial year will be returned to the Government.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the statement by Adam Crozier, chief executive of the Royal Mail, that he could meet the legal obligations for...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he received on the Sunday Trading Act 1994 from (a) retailers and (b) others prior to 13 January.

      Sunday Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) plans to conduct on the likely impact of proposed changes to the Sunday Trading Act...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government have any plans to give regional development agencies any greater control over UK Trade and Investment's remit in...

      UK Trade Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list his targets relevant to UK trade with (a) India, (b) China, (c) the EU and (d) the USA.

      Union Recognition (Retail Industry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of relevant employees who are members of unions which are formally recognised by retailers.

      VAT De-registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many VAT de-registrations there were in the retail sector in the county of Northumberland in each year since 1995.

      Venezualan Discounted Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will make a statement on the President of Venezuala's offer of subsidised oil for London; (2) what account he has taken of the...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Bullying/Harassment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 43W, on harassment, what assessment she has made of the...

    • Coroners' Inquests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many inquests are open in each coroner's area in England.

      Coroners' Inquests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2006, Official Report, column 1667W, on inquests, how many inquests in Oxfordshire are open;...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many staff from her Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the...

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what checks local electoral registration departments are required to make of individuals' (a) nationality and (b) eligibility...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what her Department's policy is on local provision of magistrates courts.

      Postal Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what estimate she has made of the number of postal votes that did not arrive at the home of the elector in each set of...

      Separating Couples

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make early intervention and mediation mandatory for separating couples; and if she will make a statement.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much has been paid in (a) salary, (b) travelling expenses, (c) subsistence allowances and (d) removal expenses to...

      Victims Advocate

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether there are any plans to extend the Victims Advocate pilot schemes for murder and manslaughter cases to other types of cases.

      Victims Advocate

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Victims Advocate pilot schemes for murder and manslaughter cases.

      Victims of Crime

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether (a) judges and (b) magistrates are required to meet victims of crime as part of their training process.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when a list of members of the Cabinet Committee on Post Offices will be deposited in the Library.

    • Committee on Standards in Public Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the expenditure was of the Committee on Standards in Public Life in each financial year since its creation; and what the Committee's budget is...

      Merseyrail

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether Merseyrail is classed as a Category 2 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

      Private Sector Fund Recipients

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will list the 10 non-public sector entities that have received the largest total sum of payments from her Department in each of the last...

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Cabinet Office staff have had (a) five or more, (b) four, (c) three and (d) two periods of sick leave of less than five days in each...

      Voluntary Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether her responsibility for volunteering and voluntary organisations extends to the churches and other faith organisations.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Advisers/Officials

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) special advisers and (b) full-time equivalent officials will be working for him; and what their tasks will be.

    • Black/Asian Employees

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) black and Asian and (b) other people are employed in his press office.

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will list the guests he has entertained at Dorneywood since 1 January 2005. (2) whom he last entertained officially at Dorneywood; and on what date.

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1385W, on ministerial office/staff, in which...

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what official duties he carried out in 2006 in furtherance of his role to promote the interest of the North across Government; and whether he has retained this...

      Ministerial Standards

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what role he has in overseeing the efficient development of Government policy on ensuring ministerial standards within Government are maintained and improved.

      Official Engagements

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what domestic official engagements he will carry out in his new role.

  • Education and Skills

    • Academies (West Midlands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many academies there are in the West Midlands region; and how many are planned.

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects of his skills strategy on adult education in Liverpool.

      Alcohol/Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken to educate young people on the adverse effects of (a) alcohol and (b) drugs.

      Asiatic Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, columns 967-8W, on Asiatic languages, how many students have been awarded (a) GCSE...

      Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children's homes have (a) closed and (b) been de-registered by the Commission for Social Care Inspection in each of the last...

      Departmental Bills (Amendments)

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

      Education Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on education for pupils aged (a) five to 10, (b) 11 to 15 and (c) 16 years and over in (i) Cornwall and (ii) England...

      Educational Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects schools in Nottinghamshire to receive funding from the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Green Corns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received about the children's home operator Green Corns.

      Independent Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) planned and (b) unannounced inspections of independent children's homes took place in 2005.

      Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on information technology (IT) sourced from outside his Department in each of the last five years; who is responsible for...

      Merseyside Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many redundancies he expects to take place as a consequence of the restructuring of the Merseyside Learning and Skills Council.

      Mr. Des Smith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when his Department first employed Mr. Des Smith; and in what capacity.

      Northern Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what role his Department plays in the delivery of the Northern Way initiative.

      Out-of-classroom education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what assessment his Department has made of the barriers to out-of classroom education; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Personalised Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to encourage the take-up of (a) high speed mobile technology and (b) other wireless technology in the education system...

      Physical Education (North Somerset)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of schoolchildren in North Somerset meet the Government's target of two hours physical education each week in schools.

      Science and Geography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the contribution of science and geography field courses in schools to sustainable development goals.

      Staff Vetting

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

      University Placements (Medicine)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students with four A grade A-Levels were refused places to study (a) medicine, (b) dentistry and (c) veterinary science in 2005;...

  • Defence

    • Army Parachute Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security measures are taken when (a) civilians join the Army Parachute Association (APA) and (b) civilian members of the APA use military airfields.

    • Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston spent on hydrodynamic testing in each of the last 20 years; and how many scientists were...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on the Atomic Weapons Establishment's core punch facility at Aldermaston in each of the last 20 years.

      Ballykelly Army Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) process and (b) timescale will be for the disposal of the married quarters accommodation associated with the Ballykelly army base.

      Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Minister in his Department is responsible for monitoring his Department's compliance with its duty under section 74 of the Countryside and Rights...

      Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department plans to take to monitor the extent to which public bodies which report to him comply, from October, with their duty to...

      Black/Asian Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) black and Asian and (b) other people are employed in his Department's press office.

      Conscientious Objectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rights to be recognised as a conscientious objector an individual has (a) before and (b) during military service.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 6 April, reference: 02321/2006.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what land in Oxfordshire his Department has (a) owned, (b) leased, (c) rented and (d) otherwise had (i) use of and (ii) access to at any point since...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to publish the review of the terms and conditions which apply to Gurkha pensioners.

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what distinction he makes between Ghurka soldiers who retired (a) pre-and (b) post-1997 in terms of their (i) status and (ii) pensions.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the circumstances in which Private Adam Morris and Private Joseva Lewaicei died in Basra, Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral answer of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1183, on Iraq, what assessment he has made of the potential for partition of Iraq as...

      Low-flying Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flights in each tactical training area in the UK, excluding the central Wales tactical training area, flew at between 250 and 100 feet between...

      Marine Salvage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) listed and (b) designated maritime war graves are scheduled under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy that no further support will be provided to the Army of Nepal until arrangements have been put in place to ensure...

      Nuclear Accident Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what basis Z Berth nuclear accident exercises do not rehearse arrangements for a worst case scenario (category B6) within a 40 kilometre diameter...

      RAF (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the RAF's future requirement for (a) accommodation and (b) land in Northern Ireland.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Army has reduced its recruiting targets.

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department have had (a) five or more, (b) four, (c) three and (d) two periods of sick leave of less than five days in each of...

      Woodbury Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether military training on Woodbury Common, East Devon has ever involved use of (a) toxic and (b) allergenic substances being used for chemical...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research he has assessed on animal testing and carcinogenicity.

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department within what timescale he plans to roll out the facility across the country if the pilot in Southampton to provide a dedicated telephone line...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to 10 to 17-year-olds since 1999 broken down by (a) age and (b) local authority...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been issued with an antisocial behaviour order in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London since its inception.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in (a) Coventry South and (b) the Midlands since 2002.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individual support orders attached to antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in each local authority area.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how relevant requests made to the non-emergency 101 number will be passed on to services provided by local authorities.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting orders have been breached since December 2004.

      Asylum Claims (Effect of Prison Sentence)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a prison sentence affects an individual's outstanding claim for asylum; and if he will make a statement.

      Charitable Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to change the procedures for (a) applications for and (b) granting charitable status.

      Contracts (Voluntary Sector)

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood,...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 18 April from the hon. Member for Walsall, North about a constituent, reference M9535/6.

      Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what amendments have been made to the Criminal Justice Act 2003; for what purposes; and when.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many applications for compensation were received by the Criminal Records Bureau in each year since the office was set up; and how...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases the Criminal Records Bureau has dealt with since its inception; how many errors have been made in identification in that...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in Wales have received an incorrect assessment from the Criminal Records Bureau since 1997.

      Departmental Estate

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the responsibilities which his Department has lost since 1997; what the (a) date and (b) destination Department was in each...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff from his Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the total cost to...

      Disability Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any buildings in his Department fall short of disability access regulations.

      Dr. David Kelly

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which individual decided that Dr. Nicholas Hunt should be the pathologist chosen to investigate the death of Dr. David Kelly in July 2003.

      Drink Offences

      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)...

      Drug Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children aged under 18 years were arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) the Tees...

      Drug Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug offences were recorded in (a) Devon, (b) Cornwall and (c) the south west region in 2005.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 1036W, on Europol, what discussions he has had relating to the future of Europol.

      Foreign Prisoners (Release)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what correspondence he has received from prison governors on the release of foreign prisoners since 1999.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last reviewed the code of practice for scene of crime officers.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether evidence in reports for the Forensic Science Service is checked by outside agencies.

      HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent assessment he has made of the (a) management and (b) systems operation at HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham; and if...

      HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he (a) last visited and (b) intends next to visit HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to enable employers to research the immigration status of foreign nationals applying for jobs; and if he will...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the number of immigrants with tuberculosis who entered the United Kingdom at each point of entry in each...

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people living in Putney constituency applied for indefinite leave to remain in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people living in the UK were issued a final decision, with no further rights of appeal, regarding their application for...

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people living in each London borough were issued a final decision, with no further rights of appeal, regarding their...

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) many people living in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency are awaiting a final decision on their application for indefinite leave to...

      Iraq (Alleged Stolen Cultural Property)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been in connection with alleged stolen cultural property originating in Iraq in...

      London Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his oral statement of 11 May 2006, Official Report, column 522, on the London bombings, when, and in what form, the Government...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much in respect of compensation orders made by magistrates courts remained unpaid to the end of 2005-06.

      MI5 Files

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many MI5 files were extant at 31 December 2005; how many were categorised as (a) green, (b) amber and (c) red; and how many were (i)...

      National DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for information on the national DNA database his Department has received from other countries in each year since its inception.

      Pathologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the qualified pathologists his Department (a) uses and (b) used in July 2003; and for how long (i) each pathologist who is...

      People Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to enhance (a) inter-departmental co-operation and (b) a multi-agency approach involving non-governmental...

      People Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has conducted on the number of men who come forward to assist police investigations after using the services of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was awarded in police settlements (a) in England and Wales and (b) by each police authority in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been allocated to services to reduce to re-offending in each police authority area in each of the last five years; and if he...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are in (a) Cornwall and (b) England per 100,000 of population.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police there were in (a) Devon and (b) Cornwall in March (i) 2002, (ii) 2003, (iii) 2004, (iv) 2005 and (v) 2006.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) internal and (b) external meetings his officials have held on police force restructuring in the last 12 months; and how much...

      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 the West Midlands regional police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects a permanent chief constable to the Thames Valley police force to be appointed.

      Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to reduce the transfer of obscene and pornographic material by mobile phone, with particular reference to...

      Preventing Extremism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to implement the proposal in his Department's Preventing Extremism Together report to subsidise the work of the Federation...

      Prisoner Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account he has taken in exercising his discretion in implementing his policy on the deportation of foreign national convicted persons of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of (a) the importance to prisoners of serving in open conditions close to their homes and (b) the impact of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons HMP Grendon and HMP Springhill receive lower funding than HMP Rampton and HMP Broadmoor.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1108W, on prisoners, how many (a) escapes and (b) unapproved absences...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2006, Official Report, column 1212W, on Leyhill Open Prison, how many of those prisoners that escaped and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mobile phones have been found in each of the prisons in Wales in possession of serving criminals in each of the past five years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of prisoners at (a) HM Prison Pentonville and (b) HM Prison Lewes were delayed leaving for court between 27 February and 3...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what level of security clearance is required for (a) prison officers and (b) serving police officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Category A prisoners had their status downgraded in the weeks prior to their trial in each year from 2000 to 2005.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what targets his Department has set for the (a) maximum and (b) minimum time taken by prisoners to travel between courts and prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have escaped from prisons in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years, broken down by prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms exist to ensure that information provided to HM Prison Service headquarters by individual prison establishments is accurate;...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of night sanitation arrangements at (a) HP Prison Long Lartin and (b) HM Prison Albany; what action he plans to...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms exist to ensure that governing governor staff at HM Prison establishments comply with the requirements of the Prevention of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure that personal relationships in the Prison Service do not affect the implementation of Prison Service...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the policy of HM Prison Service regarding members of selection boards declaring interests in respect of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the policy of HM Prison Service is on prison officers entering cells of inmates who are smokers; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of senior operational managers in HM Prison Service in the London area achieved an exceeded rating on their Staff Performance...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the incidence of bullying in the workplace in HM Prison Service; and if he will make a statement on the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what protocol governs the relationship between HM Prison Service area managers and the regional offender managers in the commissioning of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the phrase 'transitional facilities' is defined within the National Offender Management Service; and if he will make a statement on the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to governor grades at HM Prison Service establishments who authorise (a) release under the Criminal Justice Acts,...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners convicted of either (a) theft and (b) possession of drugs have (i) attempted or (ii) committed suicide in UK prisons in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the quality of resettlement work undertaken at HM Prison Albany; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to improve (a) reception and (b) first-night procedures at HM Prison Belmarsh; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the incidence of bullying at HM Prison Long Lartin; what action he is taking to reduce such bullying; and if...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the use of the segregation unit at HM Prison Long Lartin; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the operation of the use of intermittent custody facilities at HM Prison Morton Hall; and if he will make a...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to improve support for vulnerable women at HM Prison Morton Hall.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis is for the Government's view that the introduction of contestability into the probation service will raise...

      Prolific and Priority Offender Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his Answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 1051W, on the Prolific and Priority Offender Strategy, what range of...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Prime Minister's announcement on 15 May 2006, on public sector reform, what issues he has raised with the Prime Minister...

      Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; what recent representations he has received about...

      Schools (Weapons Incidents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidents there have been involving weapons at schools in England and Wales in each of the last five years, broken down by...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many companies were visited by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) prior to the 20 March deadline as part of Operation Forewarn; how...

      Sentencing Guidelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce a graduated sliding scale into sentencing guidelines for early guilty pleas in criminal cases; and if he will...

      Staff Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff surveys have been conducted in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Stolen Works of Art

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions he has had with the police about the theft of works of art from private collections; (2) what priority for...

      US Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK citizens have been extradited from the UK to the US in each of the last five years; and on what charges in each case.

      Vandalism (Cemeteries)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) 0 to 17 and (b) 18 plus years were charged with criminal damage to cemeteries and subsequently convicted in each...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to ensure that victims of crime and their families are provided with all the necessary support throughout the...

      Weapons Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of an offence involving (a) a knife and (b) a gun in (i) Gloucestershire and (ii) Stroud in each of the last...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permit applications from foreign employees of farmers in Bassetlaw have been refused in each of the last five years.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for work permits for migrant workers his Department received from race horse trainers on behalf of trainee jockeys in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • 32 (The Royal) Squadron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why 32 (The Royal) Squadron made two return flights to Brussels on 21 January 2003 on behalf of the Minister for Europe; and if...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the security situation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan of the increase in...

      Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress the Government are making in ensuring that the UN General Assembly mandates a start to negotiations for the...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who owns the freeholds to the dwellings leased to Ascension Island workers.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of the domestic dwellings on Ascension Island are (a) freehold and (b) leasehold properties.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department plans to take to monitor the extent to which public bodies which report to her comply, from October,...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Minister in her Department is responsible for monitoring her Department's compliance with its duty under section 74 of the...

      Black/Asian Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) black and Asian and (b) other people are employed in her Department's press office.

      British Passport Holders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people living permanently in (a) Nigeria and (b) Pakistan hold a UK passport.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his assessment is of the extent of nuclear technology transfer from North Korea to Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to the Government of Burma about actions by the Burmese army against the Karen, Karenni...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the prospects for the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi; and if she will make a...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the Government have to engage with Burmese authorities following the recent visit to Burma of the UN Under Secretary...

      Chile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Government of Chile about the destruction of glaciers in the Andean Cordillera region...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the Chinese authorities in the case of Mr. Ching Cheong, a British national...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the Government of China on the limitation of information available on Google or...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the recent report from the US Department of Defence entitled Annual Report to Congress: Military...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of the human rights situation in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations her Department has made to the Government of Colombia about the human rights situation in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the prospects for peace in Colombia in the lead up to presidential elections.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the Government of Colombia on the use of military justice for civilians caught up in violent...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 8 February 2006, transferred from the...

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the position of the UK Government will be at the EU review of the Common Position on Cuba in June 2006.

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what position the Government will take during discussion of the European Union's Common Position on Cuba in June; and if she...

      Departmental Bills (Amendments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the occasions when an amendment has been moved by (a) a Labour Back Bencher, (b) an Opposition Back Bencher...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make it her policy to furnish UK embassies and high commissions with furniture made in the UK; and if she will make...

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the United Kingdom is giving to East Timor following the deployment of UN troops as part of a peacekeeping mission.

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the United Nations and member states about ensuring that Indonesian military officers named in...

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will publish the Government's response to the 'Report of East Timor's Commission for Reception, Truth and...

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she has made representations to the Government of East Timor about the alleged human rights violations recently...

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the internal situation in East Timor; and if she will make a statement.

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Australia about the peacekeeping force being sent to East Timor.

      Eid-Ul-Adha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff from her Department attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions in the last six months she or her predecessor has received a request to meet the ambassador or high...

      Equatorial Guinea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Government of Equatorial Guinea concerning the extradition request of UK citizen Simon...

      Ethiopia/Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the British Government have made to (a) the USA, (b) the EU, (c) the UN, (d) the African Union and (e)...

      Ethiopia/Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Ethiopia on the border dispute with Eritrea over Badme; what the...

      EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the concept paper on EU external relations tabled by the Commission President.

      European Communication Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her Department's timetable is for setting out its initial views on the Commission's White Paper on European Communication...

      European Constitution

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

      European Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether proposals were tabled by the British EU presidency for consideration by the European Council that council meetings...

      European Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will publish prior to the June 2006 European Council her Department's evaluation of UK activities during the period of...

      European Security and Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the EU's External Relations budget line was spent on European Security and Defence Policy initiatives in the...

      European Security and Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether European Security and Defence Policy initiatives are financed exclusively from the Common Foreign and Security Policy...

      Extraordinary Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what investigations into flights to, from and over the UK in connection with the practice of extraordinary rendition the UK...

      Farsi Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage provision of television and radio broadcasts in Farsi by the BBC.

      France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's objectives are for the forthcoming UK-French summit on 9 June.

      Future of the EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the stocktaking exercise of the progress of national debates on the future of...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Minister for Europe's meeting with the chief Minister of Gibraltar on 22 May 2006 resulted in an agreement to...

      Guinea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the political situation in Guinea.

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the individuals who are not UK citizens who were awarded honours in the period 1 January 2003 to 31 December...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of staff employed at UK posts in India are from scheduled castes; and what recruitment policies are followed for...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the Indian Government on religious intolerance in parts of India.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has received on whether Iran has acquired BM-25 missiles from North Korea; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his assessment is of which countries supply arms to the Iranian armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Russian counterparts regarding its proposed sale of Tor tactical surface-to-air missiles...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his assessment is of the degree of Iranian reliance on support from outside nations for the development and continuance of...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with United States officials on the offer by Iran...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes to the access of IAEA inspectors to nuclear sites in Iran have taken place since January; and if she will make a...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the proposal by Dr. El Baradei for the application of the North Korean model of security...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Iranian authorities concerning reported proposed legislation on dress codes based on...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's policy is on the imposition of sanctions against Iran in the absence of agreement in the UN Security Council.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of civilians killed in (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the (a) independence and fairness of the judiciary and (b) the application of the rule of law...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the extent of corruption by local officials in (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the establishment of provincial and local government in (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the establishment of the Joint Committee to Transfer Security Responsibility in Iraq; and if she...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what milestones have been set out for (a) police and (b) military reform in (i) Al Basrah,(ii) Al Muthanna, (iii) Dhi Qar and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has received regarding the Assyrian community in Iraq; and if she will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on links her Department will have with the new Iraqi Government.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the detention of Kate Maynard, a solicitor at the Islington firm of Hickman and Rose, by Israeli...

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the (a) dates and (b) duration of each visit of the UK ambassador to Kyrgyzstan since 1 January 2005.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to improve relations with Libya; and if she will consider the merits of a visit to Tripoli.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the trial and sentencing of Mohamed Nasheed, the Chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for Ministers of State in her Department on foreign visits in each of the...

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

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

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the decision of the Nepalese Parliament to declare the country a secular state.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the church authorities in Nigeria about the recent demolition of a church in Kazaure, Kano State.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of (a) levels of religious tension, (b) the incidence of attacks upon churches and (c) the use...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role she will play in discussions in international fora on the future of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent; and if she...

      Overseas Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens detained in overseas gaols had a last residential address in (a) the East Midlands and (b) Leicester East.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking towards ensuring elections in Pakistan next year are free and fair.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the efficacy of action taken by the Pakistani Government against Taliban forces within Pakistan.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2006, Official Report, column 1230W, on Pakistan, in what ways the UK is working with the...

      Plan-D Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the events held under the European Commission Plan D include the whole...

      Plan-D Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the events which (a) have been held and (b) are scheduled to take place in the UK to promote debate on the...

      Plan-D Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what proportion of the sum allocated by the EU Commission to fund its Plan-D events and activities in the UK during 2006...

      Plan-D Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) when her Department will present the synthesis of the initial results of the national debate in the UK on the future of...

      Plan-D Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the visits to the UK made by (a) the President of the European Commission and (b) other Commissioners since...

      Plan-D Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what progress her Department has made in working with the European Commission for the appointment of European goodwill...

      Private Office Staff

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

      Public Transport (Incentives)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work.

      Slovenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received requesting an apology from the Government for the repatriation in 1945 of Slovene Home...

      Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2006, Official Report, column 1808W, on Spain, if she will make a statement on the outcome of...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the safety of the waters off Sri Lanka; and what pressure she is exerting (a)...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action she is taking to encourage resumption of peace negotiations in Sri Lanka, between the Government and the Liberation...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of whether the ceasefire agreement signed in 2002 between the Sri Lankan Government and the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of people (a) killed and (b) displaced in Sri Lanka in the last three weeks in...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on UK-Sri Lankan relations.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the freedom of the media in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of reports of extra-judicial killings by Government security forces in Sri Lanka; (2)...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the current situation of the peace process in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the political situation in Sri Lanka; what resources her Department has allocated to peace...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the peace process in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the involvement of Sri Lankan security forces in extra-judicial execution of Tamil civilians;...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what monitoring she is undertaking of the conflict in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Sri Lankan Government on the recent escalation of violence in Sri Lanka; and what the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received from UK groups asking her to put pressure on the Sri Lankan Government to resume peace...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will discuss with the Government of Saudi Arabia the shipment of small arms and light weapons from that country to...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of reports that rebel forces who signed the recent peace deal in Darfur have broken the ceasefire.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the timetable is for the transfer of forces from the African Union to the UN in Darfur.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what international aid is being used to fund the cost of the treason trial of the opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye in Uganda;...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the independence of the judiciary in Uganda; and if she will make a statement.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the fairness of the February 2006 presidential election in Uganda, with particular regard to the...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date the Movement Act was repealed by the Ugandan Government; and if she will make a statement.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the security situation in Uganda on the 2007 Commonwealth...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the likelihood that Dr. Besigye will receive a fair trial in Uganda; and if she will make a...

      Costa Rica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on UK-Costa Rican relations.

      Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings have been arranged by her Department between representatives of the Venezuelan Government and the Mayor of London...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what records are kept in UK posts in India of the (a) ethnicity and (b) caste of those applying for (i) visas and (ii) entry...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the target time is for the issuing of (a) a family visit visa and (b) a settlement visa following a successful appeal in...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many student visas have been issued to people from (a) Nigeria, (b) Pakistan, (c) India, (d) Turkey and (e) Ghana in...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints have been received relating to UK embassy visa sections in each of the last five years; and how many of them...

      Weapons Sales (Inspectors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many personnel the Government employs to inspect the sale of weapons in the UK.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice she offered British MEPs on how to vote on the recent EU-Morocco fishing deal in the waters of the western Sahara;...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will press for a resolution of Western Sahara's disputed independence at the United Nations.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS hospitals in Lancashire with accident and emergency departments; and whether in each case they are type (a) one, (b) two and...

    • Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS salary budget was spent on agency workers in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.

      Agenda for Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation there has been with ambulance technicians and paramedics in the national level discussions on Agenda for Change policy for those professions.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations she has received from hon. Members expressing opposition to the proposed reconfiguration of NHS ambulance services.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on Government policy on the outsourcing of non-emergency ambulance services.

      Audiologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library the full-time equivalent figures for the number of qualified audiologists at each hospital trust at 30 September 2004.

      Barts/Broomfield Hospitals PFI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2006, Official Report, column 577W, on Barts/Broomfield Hospitals PFI, to the hon. Member for Cheadle (Mark Hunter),...

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will answer questions (a) 65745, (b) 65744, (c) 65381 and (d) 63643, on the bowel cancer screening programme, tabled by the hon. Member for...

      Cancer Treatment (Beta Glucan)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has evaluated on the efficacy of beta glucan in treating cancer.

      Capital Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth Primary Care Trust on capital projects in the Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people in care homes paid top-up fees in each region of England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Chiropractic Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to enable NHS patients to choose chiropractic management of their musculoskeletal disorders.

      Community Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the age profile is of the current workforce of community nurses; and how many community nurses who are in post will reach retirement age in the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Minister of State will reply to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 25 April.

      Critical Care Hospital (St. Helier)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if, in considering the Epsom and St. Helier NHS Hospital Trust's response to her insistence that the new critical care hospital be at St. Helier,...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) orthodontic consultants and (b) fully trained specialist registrars in orthodontics there were in (a) England and (b) Beverley and...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been allocated to dental access centres in England since 2000-01; and what the projected funding is to 2009-10.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much will be allocated to the North West strategic health authority for dentistry in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in Suffolk have (a) been offered, (b) not yet accepted and (c) declined the new NHS contract.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the level of access to NHS dentistry in Wellingborough.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether there are plans to issue further licences to companies to manufacture and supply dental anaesthetic; (2) how much dental anaesthetic was...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many routine dental operations have been cancelled due to the current shortage of dental anaesthetic.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to require primary care trusts to find out which dentists in their area are taking on NHS patients, report the information...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will restructure the new NHS dentist contracts to increase the number of dentists accepting NHS patients.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists per 1,000 of population there are in (a) Bolton, South-East constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in each Birmingham constituency (a) have and (b) have not taken up the new NHS dental contract.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in (a) England, (b) each English region, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland aged (i) 0 to 15...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of (a) adults and (b) children have Type 2 diabetes; and what the figures were in each year since 1997.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with (a) physicians, (b) patients and (c) care groups about advances in diabetes care.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received on the merits of the use of insulin inhalers.

      Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost savings to the NHS resulting from value for money recommendations contained in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.

      Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost savings from ending her Department's funding of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.

      Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria the Department used in making the decision to withdraw central funds from the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what percentage of people were estimated to have an eating disorder in each of the regions in each of the last three years; (2) how...

      European Nutrition for Health Alliance International Longevity Centre UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations her Department has received from the (a) European Nutrition for Health Alliance and (b) International Longevity Centre UK.

      Fraser Day Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects Milton Keynes primary care trust's consultation on the closure of the Fraser day hospital to end; and who the consultees are.

      Health Services (Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of accident and emergency patients in Cornwall had a trolley wait of over four hours in the last period for which figures are available.

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to increase the proportion of the costs of hospices contributed by the NHS.

      Hospital Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the major hospital building projects that (a) are under way and (b) have received building permission.

      Hospital Provision (Liverpool)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she last reviewed strategic hospital provision in Liverpool; and if she will make a statement.

      Islington Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total spending by Islington primary care trust was in each of the last five years; what those figures represent per capita; what the capita...

      Language Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what language assessments are undertaken by non-UK trained (a) medical and (b) nursing staff before they are permitted to work in the NHS.

      Local Improvement Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list local improvement finance trust schemes undertaken in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency and (b) Shropshire in each year since the...

      Lowermoor Water Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will arrange for funding for a systematic long-term study of the health effects that (a) have resulted and (b) will result from the Lowermoor...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Department is providing for research into Lyme disease in 2006-07; and how much was spent in each of the last three years.

      Macfarlane Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether she has arranged to meet the Chairman of the Macfarlane Trust to discuss the Trust's report requesting increased funding for people with...

      Medicine Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to prevent the inappropriate (a) use and (b) disposal of drugs following the death of a person in receipt of prescribed medicines.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the findings were of the race equality impact assessment of the 2004 draft Mental Health Bill; and when she expects to publish the assessment.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration has been given to the insertion of a non-discrimination clause in the Bill to amend the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to conduct a race equality impact assessment of (a) amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 to be made by the planned Mental Health...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which parts of the original proposed draft Mental Health Bill she plans to introduce by regulation; and on what timescale.

      Multi-professional Education and Training Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the multi-professional education and training budget was in each year for which figures are available; and what budget is planned for future years.

      National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to assess the implementation of the national service framework for long-term conditions.

      Neo-natal Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there are for neo-natal nursing staff in each (a) regional health authority and (b) NHS trust; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS Deficits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of (a) nurses and (b) midwives who may lose their jobs as a consequence of NHS deficits.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when Ministers ceased to monitor the number of disabled nurses employed by NHS Direct; (2) how many former paramedics are employed by NHS Direct;...

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the total NHS budget was spent on (a) mental health services, (b) prescription drugs and (c) anti-depressants in each of the last...

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Tamworth constituency in each year since 1997.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has not recovered from sums owed following privately-provided health services on NHS premises in each of the last five years.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average rent paid by NHS institutions is for buildings provided under the private finance initiative as a percentage of the total cost of such...

      NHS Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trust (a) chief executives, (b) chairmen and (c) senior managers are qualified (i) doctors, (ii) nurses and (iii) other healthcare...

      NHS Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members there are of the NHS pension scheme; and how many of those are pensioners.

      NHS Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the causes are of delays experienced by the NHS Pension Scheme Penserver development.

      NHS Priorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the sets of priorities in operation in the NHS in England; how many of these sets of priorities include mental health; and what...

      NHS Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many employees in the NHS earn over £100,000 per annum, broken down by profession; and what the breakdown was in 2001.

      NHS Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary was of a nurse in the NHS in (a) 1997 and (b) in the latest year for which information is available.

      NHS Spinal Cord Injury Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received regarding the capacity and funding of NHS spinal cord injury centres.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the former chief executives of NHS trusts who have subsequently undertaken work for the NHS as freelance consultants; and in each case...

      Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2006, to Question reference 10626, on funding, what basis was used for the number of people in Northamptonshire Heartlands...

      NovoRapid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has made of the post-marketing data available for the insulin analogue...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent on (a) advertising and (b) other marketing activities in relation to careers in NHS nursing in each year since 2001-02;...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions her Department has had with strategic health authorities regarding local nursing levels and recruitment requirements for nursing staff in...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of those enrolled on pre-registration nursing courses completed their course successfully in each year since 2001-02; how many of those had found...

      Opiate-based Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many opiate-based medicinal products are manufactured in the UK.

      Orthodontic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking (a) to ensure adequate orthodontic services and (b) to increase the number of orthodontists.

      PFI Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of private finance initiative repayments was for each health trust in each of the last five years was; and what that is as a percentage of...

      Prescription Drug Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the cost of prescription drugs that were returned unused and unopened in each of the last five years, broken down...

      Prostate Acid Phosphatase Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has evaluated on the accuracy of the prostate acid phosphatase test.

      Reconstituted Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the health implications for infants drinking reconstituted milk made from milk powder and fluoridated water; and if she...

      Royal Surrey Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if, following the further recommendation of the Epsom and St. Helier NHS Hospital Trust on the St. Helier site, if she will request that the trust revises...

      Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what levels of (a) debt and (b) deficit the Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals trust inherited from its predecessors at its inception; and whether these...

      Shropshire Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Shropshire Ambulance Service will be merged into a West Midlands Ambulance Service within 24 months; and if she will make a statement.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to monitor the extent to which National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on the use of photodynamic therapy...

      Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of recruiting staff for the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust has been; and what total pension liabilities resulted from setting up the trust.

      Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many job reductions were made in the setting up of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust in the local health economy; and what the cost of...

      Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total cost was of setting up the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust; what proportion of this total was accounted for by cost overruns;...

      Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultations were undertaken with (a) hon. Members, (b) the public and (c) local councillors about the naming of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys...

      Trafford Surgical Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures of performance she collects for the Trafford Surgical Centre in Greater Manchester.

      Trafford Surgical Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were completed at the Trafford Surgical Centre in Greater Manchester in 2005, broken down by type of operation.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidences of tuberculosis were identified in each primary care trust in North Cumbria in each of the last five years.

      Ultra-orphan Drug Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on the funding of ultra-orphan drug treatments; and if she will make a statement.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to question 70933, on waiting times, how many in-patient breaches of target would be necessary for the Government to conclude that...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to question 70990, on waiting times, which NHS organisations risks of breaches of the six-month waiting time for inpatient...

      Walsall Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by Walsall Primary Care Trust on capital projects in the Aldridge-Brownhills constituency in each of the last five years.

      Water Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued to strategic health authorities and primary care trusts on consultation arrangements for the proposed water fluoridation.

      Water Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the independence of the National Fluoride Information Centre; and how the centre is funded; (2) what research has...

      Young Offenders (Mental Health)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are receiving treatment for mental health conditions in young offenders institutions; and how many are receiving psychological therapies.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many women in Northern Ireland chose to abort their foetus due to being informed that the baby, if born, might suffer from (a) cerebral...

    • Air Miles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many air miles have been accrued by senior civil servants on official business in (a) each Department in Northern Ireland and (b) his...

      Alcohol in Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the prevalence of (a) foetal alcohol syndrome and (b) other complications resulting from alcohol consumption...

      Allergy Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what allergy services are provided in Northern Ireland.

      Alternative Offers of Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients within each health trust in the Province have (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) declined alternative offers of treatment...

      ARCH Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether there are plans to introduce an Assault, Rape, Counselling, Health (ARCH) Centre in North Ireland.

      Asbestosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been diagnosed with asbestosis in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and how many have died of the disease in...

      Assembly Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Northern Ireland Assembly elections scheduled to be held in May 2008 will be based on constituencies as defined in the forthcoming...

      Attacks on NHS Premises/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many attacks on (a) staff, (b) patients and (c) visitors have occurred on NHS premises in each health trust in the Province in each of...

      Attacks on NHS Premises/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the costs to the NHS in the Province over the last five years resulting from attacks on staff.

      Attacks on NHS Premises/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many NHS staff have required counselling in the last 12 months following work-related attacks.

      Attacks on NHS Premises/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidelines are in place for NHS staff accompanying and dealing with patients or relatives who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

      Attacks on NHS Premises/Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many racist attacks on hospital staff occurred in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made with contingency plans in Northern Ireland involving a cull of birds in the event of a pandemic of avian influenza;...

      Ballyhalbent-Portavogie Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to improve the coastal road between Ballyhalbent and Portavogie; and if he will make a statement.

      Bed Occupancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the percentage bed occupancy rate was in each hospital in the Province in each quarter of the last 12 months.

      Belfast City Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the car park at the Belfast City Hospital Site is expected to be finished, with particular reference to provision at the new cancer centre.

      Bereavement Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training is available to staff in hospitals when dealing with a bereavement; and if he will make a statement.

      Bills

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

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) which Minister in his Department is responsible for monitoring his Department's compliance with its duty under section 74 of the...

      Board Area Populations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total population is of each education and library board area in Northern Ireland.

      Bought-in Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many procedures each health board in the Province has bought from (a) within and (b) outside the Province over the last 12 months; and...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many health board trusts in Northern Ireland have introduced computer systems for rapid diagnosis of breast cancer.

      Budget Allocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the allocation of the extra £26 million allocated to Northern Ireland in the 2006 Budget.

      Bullying at Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of how many (a) men and (b) women have been bullied at work in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months; and if he...

      Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent (a) per head of population and (b) per passenger on bus services (i) including and (ii) excluding funding for concessionary...

      Cancer Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will assess the merits of introducing bowel cancer screening in the Province.

      Carers (Health Checks)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will introduce health checks for carers within 12 months of their taking on that role.

      Cathedral Quarter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been allocated for the promotion of the arts in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast in each year since 1997.

      Child Sexual Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will carry out a review of provision of therapy services for victims of child sexual abuse in Northern Ireland; and if he will allocate...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his letter of 19 October 2005 (COR/443/2005) on the Child Support Agency, when the chief executive of the Child Support Agency will...

      Childhood Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what response his Department plans to make to the findings of the Health Protection Agency in relation to the effects on childhood leukaemia...

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to encourage the wider use of calorie-free sweeteners as part of his strategy to reduce childhood obesity in the Province.

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the percentage of children in Northern Ireland who are (a) overweight and (b) obese.

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what targets he has set to reduce childhood obesity in Northern Ireland.

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent progress has been made towards reducing childhood obesity in Northern Ireland.

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the volume of soft drinks which was consumed per day on average by (a) adults and (b) children in Northern...

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Food Standards Agency regarding the implications of calorific content of soft drinks on childhood...

      Chiropracters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are in Northern Ireland for statutory regulation of chiropractors from (a) the rest of the UK and (b) EU countries.

      Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent in the Province on (a) drug treatment and (b) dietary advice for those at risk of elevated cholesterol levels in each...

      Community Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase the range of activities delivered by health care professionals in the community.

      Complementary Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complementary therapists are practising in Northern Ireland who are affiliated to a general practitioner practice; and what legislation...

      Council Staff Sickness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average sickness rates were for staff employed at each district council in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      Criminal Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to introduce legislation in Northern Ireland containing provisions on sentences analogous with those in the Criminal Justice...

      Criminality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria he uses to define criminality.

      Curran Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action has been taken to implement the recommendations of the Curran Report commissioned by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.

      Curran Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate has been made of the costs required to implement in full the recommendations of the Curran Report.

      Curricula

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average annual cost was of educating a child in the (a) enriched curriculum and (b) traditional curriculum in 2005-06.

      Curricula

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his policy is on the use of synthetic phonics in the enriched curriculum in Northern Ireland's schools.

      Curricula

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment was made in preparing the final report of the Early Years Enriched Curriculum Project of the contribution of the enriched and...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list (a) Acts and (b) parts of Acts which received Royal Assent between 1976 and 2006 for which his Department has policy...

      Departmental Press Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) black and Asian and (b) other people are employed in his Department's press office.

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Northern Ireland civil servants attended the Civil Service Islamic Society Eid-Ul-Adha event in London in 2005; and what the total cost...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of domestic violence were reported (a) against women and (b) against men in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) men and (b) women have died in Northern Ireland in the past three years as a direct result of domestic violence.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what facilities exist for men who present themselves as victims of domestic violence; and how many refuge centres exist in the Province.

      Domiciliary Care Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what rate per mile is paid for travel carried out by domiciliary care workers in each of the Northern Ireland health and social services trusts.

      Domiciliary Care Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the terms are of the increased offer of mileage rate to domiciliary care workers in each health and social services trust in Northern Ireland.

      Domiciliary Care Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the business rate of mileage paid to domiciliary care workers will be when Agenda for Change is fully implemented by the health and social...

      Education and Library Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what budget was allocated to each of the Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

      Education and Library Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of how much has been spent over the last 10 years on job evaluations within education and library boards in the Province.

      Education and Library Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding was provided to the education and library boards in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available; and whether...

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fallen livestock have been recorded in the Strangford constituency over the past three years.

      Female Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of women employed in Northern Ireland doing low-paid work on a part-time basis; and if he will make a...

      Former Police Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what grounds the contracts of employment in the Northern Ireland Police Fund of (a) Mr. Desmond Clayton and (b) Mr. Thomas Hale were...

      Gaelic Athletic Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public money has been made available to support the Gaelic Athletic Association in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Glenshane Pass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vehicles per day on average used the Glenshane Pass in either direction between Dungiven and Maghera in the latest period for which...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many GP retainer places are provided in the Province; and what plans there are to increase the number of places.

      Health Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much each health trust in the Province spent on adminstration in each of the last five years; and what percentage of overall budget this...

      Healthcare-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of (a) Clostridium difficile and (b) vancomycin-resistant enterocuccus have been reported in each health trust in the Province...

      Healthcare-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many healthcare-acquired infections there were within each health trust in the Province in each month of the last three years.

      Healthcare-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of MRSA have been reported within each health trust in the Province in each month of the last three years.

      Hepatitis A

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information is available in the Province to ensure people who do not have access to the internet are able to access hard copy material...

      Holy Cross College, Strabane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to ensure that there is no further delay in the construction of Holy Cross college in Strabane.

      Hospital Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase resources allocated for hospital security at (a) Ulster hospital and (b) other Northern Ireland hospitals.

      Hospital Staff Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) operations and (b) other hospital procedures have been cancelled at short notice over the last five years because of staff holidays.

      Hospital Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time to be seen by a consultant was for people in North Belfast for (a) cardiac problems, (b) cancer and (c) other...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hotel (a) rooms and (b) beds there were in each district council area in Northern Ireland (i) in the last 12 months and (ii) 10 years ago.

      Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2006, Official Report, column 699W, on the Human Rights Commission, what nationality criteria are applied when...

      Incorrect Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many companies in Northern Ireland have been fined in the last five years in Northern Ireland for incorrect information contained on their...

      Independent Monitoring Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's contribution is to the expenses of the Independent Monitoring Commission; what the cost of the Commission has been in each...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what containment measures have been drawn up in Northern Ireland should an influenza pandemic break out in the Province.

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many professionals are employed in the Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety dealing with the potential threat of a full...

      Informants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many arrests were made due to information provided by informants in Northern Ireland in each of the last 20 years.

      Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on information technology (IT) sourced from outside his Department in each of the last five years; who is responsible for...

      Information Technology

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

      Insulin Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the availability of synthetic and animal-derived insulin products in the Province over the last three years; and...

      Insulin Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prescription items were issued of (a) animal and (b) synthetic insulin in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Intelligence Gathering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether (a) the Police Service of Northern Ireland and (b) MI5 has primacy in intelligence gathering for paramilitary and subversive activity...

      Intelligence Gathering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he discusses paramilitary activity with the same sources as the Independent Monitoring Commission.

      Intelligence Gathering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Independent Monitoring Commission accesses security sources that are unavailable to him.

      Invest Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new jobs were secured in each of the district council areas of the Province by Invest Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Irish Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will seek to legislate to provide legal protection for the Irish language; and if he will make a statement.

      Knife Amnesty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what further efforts are planned to publicise the knife amnesty recently announced by the Northern Ireland Office.

      Lakewood School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the consultees in relation to the proposed move of Lakewood School in Bangor to Childhaven near Millisle in County Down; and...

      Loyalist Violence Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many arrests were made in relation to loyalist violence between 10 and 17 September.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he plans to take to improve the survival (a) terms and (b) rates of lung cancer patients in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many psychiatrists per head of population are needed in Northern Ireland to provide adequate service across all mental health areas; what is...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) young children and (b) young adults are unsuitably accommodated in adult psychiatric units in each health board area.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of the current intake of student nurses at Queen's University Belfast have indicated their intention to specialise in psychiatric...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress is being made in providing (a) sufficient facilities and (b) adequate professional and nursing expertise for children and young...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent research he has commissioned into levels of social stigma attached to people who present forms of mental illness; and if he will...

      Missed Hospital Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many missed hospital appointments there were in each health trust in the Province over the last 12 months.

      MRI Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are for introducing MRI scans of young people in Northern Ireland where there is a familial history of arrhythmogenic right...

      Murals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is taking to assist communities in promoting cultural and historic artistic murals to...

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate how many (a) schools and (b) children have been involved in the Arioso music therapy project in Northern Ireland.

      National Development Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what input the Northern Ireland Office will have into the National Development Plan in preparation in the Republic of Ireland, with particular...

      Northern Ireland Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 29 April 2006, Official Report, columns 700-01W, on the Northern Ireland Civil Service, which Northern Ireland...

      Northern Ireland Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost was to the public purse of Civil Service away-days for his Office in each of the last three years, broken down by Government...

      Northern Ireland Fire Rescue Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Fire Authority on the impact on costs of the provisions of the Northern Ireland Fire...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the development of nuclear power in Northern Ireland.

      Paediatric Cardiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time was for an initial paediatric cardiology assessment in the Province in the last period for which figures are available.

      Paramilitaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether activity by (a) loyalist and (b) republican paramilitaries is considered to be a threat to national security; and if he will make a...

      Perinatal Mental Health Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made towards establishing specialist perinatal mental health teams to serve each health board area in Northern Ireland;...

      Personal Protection Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland are in possession of on-loan personal protection weapons.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many management board referrals of planning applications have been made by each district council in Northern Ireland in each of the...

      Planning Applications (Health Factors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will consider the merits of the introduction of a medical expert to advise on planning applications linked to health issues.

      Plastic Surgeons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many whole-time equivalent plastic surgeons are employed by the NHS in Northern Ireland.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police drivers in Northern Ireland have been (a) disciplined and (b) relieved of driving duties in each of the last three years.

      Policing Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) (i) status and (ii) powers and (b) payments to members of the Policing Board in Northern Ireland will be from 25 November 2006.

      Policing Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the police board in Northern Ireland spent on advertising for recruitment of police officers during 2005.

      Primary to Post-Primary Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to receive a definitive proposed format for the pupil profile from the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment to...

      Prisoners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much in compensation has been paid to (a) serving and (b) remand prisoners in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the decision by the Director of Custodian Services at the Juvenile Justice Centre at Bangor not to recognise...

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list those Private Members' Bills in respect of which his Department has adopted a policy of neutrality in each Session since...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of males over the age of 75 in Northern Ireland are estimated to have prostate cancer.

      Psychology Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students have graduated in psychology from universities in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the religious affiliation is of each member of each public body in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Sector Wages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2006, Official Report, column 1636W, on average annual industrial wages, what the change was in average wage...

      Public Toilets (Vandalism)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of repairing vandalism to public toilets under the ownership of Government Departments in Northern Ireland was during 2005.

      Pupil Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average number of (a) unauthorised and (b) total days was that a pupil was off school in each education board in the Province over...

      Pupil Injuries (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2006, Official Report, column 887W, on pupil injuries (compensation), to how many incidents in each of the...

      Railway Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for how long the railway line between Lisburn and Portadown was closed as a result of the security alert on 24 May; and how many passengers were...

      Real IRA/ Continuity IRA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the threat posed by the (a) Real IRA and (b) Continuity IRA to the security of the people of Northern Ireland.

      Road Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how much road service funding has been allocated to each district council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last five financial...

      Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2006, Official Report, column 507W, on road traffic accidents, to what he attributes the increase in road...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much salt was (a) acquired for use to treat salted road networks and (b) left unused by the Department for Regional Development in...

      Rural Development Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Rural Development Council will be designated as a non-departmental public body under the review of public administration.

      Rural Development Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether Rural Development Council staff will be able to transfer to (a) local government and (b) central Government agencies with a rural...

      School Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many school children there are in each education and library board area in Northern Ireland.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in ensuring that all school meals in Northern Ireland offer a healthy balanced diet.

      Sex Offenders

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

      Sheep-worrying (Dogs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many dogs have been put down for sheep-worrying under court orders in Northern Ireland in the last five years, broken down by constituency.

      Sheep-worrying (Dogs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) reports of and (b) prosecutions for sheep-worrying dogs there have been in Northern Ireland in the last three years.

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the longest time is that an employee has been on sick leave in each of the health trusts in Northern Ireland in the last five years.

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many sick leave days were taken in Northern Ireland by (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) other health professionals and (d) other employees...

      Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont Spy Ring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost was of ensuring the safety of people whose details were stolen as part of the Sinn Fein/IRA Stormont spy ring; how many...

      Smithsonian Folklife Festival

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland plan to emphasise the historical and cultural link between Northern Ireland and...

      Special Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how he proposes to meet the needs of young adults with special needs after they pass from the responsibility of the Department of Education to...

      Special Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children with special needs in mainstream primary schools in the South Eastern Education and Library Board are suffering from a lack of...

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action has been taken to establish the regional taskforce to improve the provision of speech language therapy in Northern Ireland; which...

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are waiting to be assessed by a speech and language therapist in each health and social services board area in Northern Ireland.

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time was for assessment for speech and language therapy for children in (a) special needs and (b) schools in each...

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are waiting post-assessment to commence speech and language therapy in each health and social services board area in Northern...

      Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) adults and (b) children are awaiting initial speech therapy assessment in each health board area in the Province.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent provision has been made in East Belfast, Strangford and North Down (a) to support families of suicide victims and (b) to offer...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been convicted of (a) driving a taxi and (b) operating a taxi service illegally in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Teacher Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average number of days was on which teachers were absent from work in each education and library board area in the Province in each of...

      Teacher Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on substitute teachers in each Education and Library Board area in the Province in each of the last three years, broken down...

      Teacher Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what retraining opportunities will be provided for teachers ahead of the introduction of the new curriculum.

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teenage pregnancies have been registered in each health board area in the last three years; and how many of these young mothers were...

      Translink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consideration is given when changes to bus routes are being undertaken by Translink to the effects on disabled passengers who may have to...

      Translink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much each education and library board area in Northern Ireland paid to Translink in each of the last five years.

      Translink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of Translink income in each of the last five years was obtained from education and library boards.

      Treatment Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much compensation was paid out in the 2005-06 financial year to complainants against their treatment at hospitals in each board area.

      Treatment Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints against (a) nurses, (b) general practitioners and (c) consultants were upheld and in each of the last three years in each...

      Treatment Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints were recorded against (a) nursing staff, (b) general practitioners and (c) consultants in a three-year period in each...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average rates of truancy were in (a) controlled and (b) maintained schools in each education and library board area in Northern...

      Undergraduate Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many undergraduate students attended (a) St. Mary's college and (b) Stranmillis college in each of the last five years, broken down by...

      Urologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many whole-time equivalent urologists are employed in each health trust in the Province; and what plans there are to increase the number.

      Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information is available in (a) leaflet and (b) website format to people travelling abroad from Northern Ireland which highlights the...

      Vehicle Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to simplify the process for motorists moving to Northern Ireland from other parts of the UK wishing (a) to register their...

      Velcade Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients in each health board area in Northern Ireland are receiving velcade treatment for cancer.

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public money has been spent on (a) consultants and (b) advertising by Victim Support Northern Ireland in each year since its...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much financial support his Department gives to Victim Support Northern Ireland; and what mechanisms are in place to monitor how that funding...

      Violent Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to extend the role of the Multi-Agency Procedures for the Assessment and Management of Sex Offenders to include violent...

      Violent Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ensure that the Violent Offender and Sex Offender Register is available to the Probation Board and Prison Service on the same basis...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time is for (i) inpatient admission and (ii) initial outpatient assessment in the plastic surgery...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time was at each accident and emergency department in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months.

      Water Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what changes are planned to the funding of water supplies in Northern Ireland.

      Water Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost to public funds was of water lost through leaks in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Financial Viability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will commission research into the financial viability of farming over the next five years.

    • Airbus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take steps to ensure that any corporate sale of the United Kingdom component of Airbus Industries Toulouse production assets will enhance United...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether all helicopters in Iraq belonging to Her Majesty's Armed Forces are fitted with a standard defensive aids suite; and Whether the Lynx Mark 7 helicopter...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they have given to the relative cost, time delays and general effectiveness of bringing stored helicopters back into service compared with the...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the eight Chinook helicopters, which were delivered to the Ministry of Defence in January 2002, could not be brought into use; what was the total cost of the...

      Armed Forces: Joint Strike Fighter

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they plan to take to ensure that British companies responsible for building the Joint Strike Fighter airframes receive full co-operation, in terms of...

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the number of Ministry of Defence soft-skinned vehicles below the 4 tonne class operating in (a) the Iraq theatre of operations; and (b)...

      Asylum Seekers: Mental Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many complaints were made during 2003 to 2005 about the receipt of appropriate treatment for mental health illnesses of detained asylum seekers.

      Beaches

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many beaches in England received a blue flag denoting a clean beach in 2006; and How many beaches in north-west England received a blue flag denoting a clean...

      Benefits: Sickness and Disability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many United Kingdom citizens were receiving long-term sickness or disability benefit at the start of each of the last five calendar years.

      Blasphemy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 28 March (WA 104), whether they have received any further representations from the Turkish...

      Bovine Tuberculosis and Badgers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have assessed the experience of the Republic of Ireland in controlling badgers and eradicating bovine tuberculosis; and, if so, what conclusions they...

      British Council

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Where British Council operations were closed in 2004, 2005 and 2006 to date.

      British Council

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Where new British Council operations were opened in 2004, 2005 and 2006 to date.

      Burma: Karen

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Burma about the escalating violence in the Karen state; and what assessment they have made of the number...

      Business Link

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Business Link should be best organised at the regional or sub-regional level to have the maximum contact with the business community.

      Car Industry: CARS21 Group

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the official status of the report of the CARS21 group; and whether they intend that the report should be subject to parliamentary debate.

      Carbon Emissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What principal proposals they expect to table with the European Union Commission in respect of phase two of the carbon pollution permit scheme from 2008 onwards;...

      Chevening Scholarships

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Chevening scholars came from Latin America in each of the years from 1995 to 2005; and from which countries.

      Chevening Scholarships

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have supported any schemes other than Chevening for bringing Latin American students to the United Kingdom for postgraduate courses.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have applied to the European Commission to extend the Single Farm Payment deadline; and, if so, when that approach was made.

      Diabetes: Blood Glucose Testing Products

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they intend to take to ensure that the current availability of blood glucose testing products and support services to diabetes patients will not be...

      East Timor: Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been their response to the recommendations addressed to the United Kingdom by the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor.

      Embassies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which British embassies were closed in 2004; 2005; and 2006 to date.

      Embassies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which new British embassies were opened in 2004, 2005, and 2006 to date.

      EU: Constitutional Treaty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who will represent the United Kingdom at the conference of European Union Foreign Ministers on 27 May hosted by the Austrian presidency of the European Union to...

      EU: European Parliament

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the costs incurred by the British delegation to the European Parliament during each move of that Parliament from Brussels to Strasbourg, including travel,...

      Fishing: Salmon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the total salmon catches within the European Union for the years 1961 to 1963; 1971 to 1973; 1981 to 1983; 1991 to 1993; and 2001 to 2003; what has been...

      Fishing: Salmon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 10 February (WA 125), whether they have made representations to the Government of the Irish Republic on the...

      Football: World Cup 2006

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will provide any advice to black and ethnic minority football fans who intend to travel to Germany to support the England football team in the 2006...

      Government: Official Residences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans there are for the Minister for Europe, Mr Geoff Hoon, to vacate the Government-owned residence he currently occupies; and what was the running cost for...

      Government: Official Residences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which (a) officials, and (b) former officials of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently have the use of a residence owned or financed by the Government...

      Government: Official Residences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which (a) officials, and (b) former officials of the Department for Health currently have the use of a residence owned or financed by the Government; and, in each...

      Health: Imported Animals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimate they have made of the potential for third countries to check birds for diseases before they are imported into the United Kingdom; and whether this...

      Health: Zoonoses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many zoonoses contractible from (a) birds; (b) fish; and (c) reptiles commonly occur in the United Kingdom; and how many they estimate are unidentified or...

      Immigration: Afghan Hijackers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Afghan hijackers who have been given leave to remain in the United Kingdom will now be entitled to acquire (a) British citizenship; and (b) full voting...

      InterTradeIreland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the religious background of InterTradeIreland employees in each grade.

      InterTradeIreland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are taking any steps in connection with the balance of the religious background of InterTradeIreland employees.

      InterTradeIreland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the employees in InterTradeIreland were seconded from other departments; how many were recruited externally; and whether those positions were advertised.

      Iraq: Child Malnutrition

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the UNICEF report that acute malnutrition of children under five years of age in Iraq has doubled since the time of Saddam Hussein.

      Iraq: Civilian Casualties

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will seek permission from the Government of Iraq to establish a programme of United Kingdom Government official visits to Iraqi citizens injured in...

      Iraq: Military Casualties

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What financial compensation has been awarded to the next of kin of (a) each British service personnel, and (b) each Commonwealth personnel serving in the British...

      Iraq: Sovereignty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What date is proposed in their forecasts for when the Iraqi people will administer their own country, including police and security forces.

      Iraq: Withdrawal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have established criteria, such as a level of military fatalities, by which a decision will be reached to withdraw United Kingdom forces from Iraq.

      Legislation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 26 April (WA 32) which stated that "we [the Government] have passed the new Racial and Religious...

      Medicines: Animal Testing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 13 March (WA 191), whether, in addition to the European requirements on medicine labelling, they are free to...

      Murder: County Armagh

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether anyone is still wanted by the police in connection with the murder of three church elders at Darkley Church in County Armagh; and Whether anyone is still...

      NHS: Denial of Treatment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what legal basis Mr Edward Atkinson has been told that National Health Service treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, will be denied him in the...

      NHS: Prescription Drugs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people in Northern Ireland over the past five years, broken down by hospital trust, have been admitted to hospital as a result of adverse reactions to a...

      North/South Implementation Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether employees working in Northern Ireland in cross-border implementation bodies are required to register their membership of the Knights of Saint Columbanus;...

      Northern Ireland Children's Hospice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to offer support to the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

      Palestine: Banks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps the quartet intends to take to prevent the possible collapse of the Palestinian banking system, on which the private sector of the economy relies.

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 9 May (WA 120), where the information is held as to occasions since 1997 when the Environment Agency has refused...

      Peace Funding: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 18 April (WA 197) concerning the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's refusal to grant funding to...

      Peace Funding: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 May (WA 46) concerning Peace II funding, which organisations and which projects were refused funding because...

      Police: Harbours and Airports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many harbour and airport police there are in Northern Ireland; and in what areas they operate.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the per capita cost of (a) recruitment and (b) training recruits during the last year of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the per capita cost of (a) recruitment and (b) training recruits during the past 12 months of the Police Service for Northern Ireland.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much has been spent on training part-time police officers in Northern Ireland over the past 12 months.

      Police: Prosecutions of Officers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prosecutions against serving or retired police officers recommended by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland have been tried by a jury since 1 January...

      Police: Reorganisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What advice, guidance or other material has been drawn up by the Home Office regarding the possibility of a legal challenge to the Secretary of State for the Home...

      Police: Reorganisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of each letter or other form of correspondence received by the Home Office regarding its plans for...

      Police: Reorganisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether officials or Ministers within the Home Office have had contact with officials or Ministers within the Law Officers' Department regarding a possible legal...

      Police: Reorganisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations, written or otherwise, the Home Office received from the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police regarding its plans for police force...

      Police: Reorganisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether external consultants are currently advising or working on the Home Office proposals for police force restructuring in England and Wales; and, if so, what...

      Prisoners: Bail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average delay when bail conditions have been met before a prisoner is released from prison; and whether there are any rules governing this matter.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, when non-British nationals are given custodial sentences by the British courts, the relevant United Kingdom diplomatic missions are notified.

      Prisoners: Records

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 16 May (WA 29), whether the prison first receiving a person sentenced to a custodial sentence...

      Prisoners: Records

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What records accompany a person received into prison at the start of a custodial sentence; and whether these records include the full criminal record of a prisoner.

      Probation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the turnover of probation officers in the last year for which figures are available.

      Questions for Written Answer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 30 January (WA 6) to the Lord Tebbit recorded in the Official Report omits a paragraph of the Answer...

      Residential Homes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people are currently resident in the residential homes approved by the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety which (a)...

      Residential Homes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What classification the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety uses to describe the various types of residential homes; and who...

      Residential Homes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who is responsible for enforcing hygiene standards in residential homes in Northern Ireland; and what qualifications are required for those preparing food.

      Rural Payments Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who took the decision to dismiss the chief executive of the Rural Payments Agency in view of the statement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and...

      Russia: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking to ensure that the state of human rights and the restrictions on non-governmental organisations in the Russian Federation is discussed...

      Schools: Out-of-classroom Education

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the benefits of educational field courses to the academic performance of pupils; and What assessment they have made of the...

      Sex Offenders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 May (WA 51) concerning child sex offenders in the past few years, how many successful prosecutions of...

      Social Inclusion

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to produce published evidence of the outcomes from, and the impact of, the measures taken since 2001 to improve social inclusion and community...

      Syria: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they or the European Union have made of freedom of speech and association in Syria, which is a partner in the Barcelona process; and What...

      Syria: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to encourage the release of at least 300 political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Syria, including democracy activist Kamal...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In how many terrorist-related murder cases in Northern Ireland since 1969 there have been no convictions or no charges; and whether suspects are still wanted in...

      Tristan da Cunha

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to collaborate with the islanders of Tristan da Cunha to establish opportunities for eco-tourism.

      Tristan da Cunha

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much funding has been provided directly to Tristan da Cunha over the past five years for the development of education and training opportunities; and what...

      Ulster-Scots

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 3 May (WA 91) concerning the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, what plans the board has to promote Ulster-Scots...

      Ulster-Scots Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is possible for cross-border implementation bodies to carry over unspent funding into the next financial year; if so, on what occasions the Ulster-Scots...

      Visas: Turkish Cypriot Teachers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will grant visas for up to six Turkish Cypriot teachers to come to Britain to teach Turkish and Turkish culture to members of their community in London.

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What general salary increases have been awarded to Waterways Ireland staff based in Northern Ireland in each year since and including 2001.

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the actual expenditure in Waterways Ireland in 2005 broken down by total spend on capital, maintenance, wages and salaries; and what is the percentage...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to build a headquarters for Waterways Ireland; if so, what those plans are; when the related decisions will be taken; by whom; and on...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 May (WA 44) concerning the north/south implementation bodies, whether the purchase of chocolates for staff...

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