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Written answers

Monday, 10 July 2006

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Average Temperatures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average temperature in London has been in each month of the past 10 years.

    • Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment was made of the psychological effects on each badger captured in the recent field trials of badger body snares.

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress is being made towards the target of annual reductions of 3 per cent. of carbon dioxide emissions.

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) sharks and (b) dolphins were killed by British fishermen in each of the last 10 years.

      Deparmental Finance Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) name, (b) professional and academic qualifications and (c) relevant experience are of the finance director of...

      Departmental Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate the Government have made of greenhouse gas emissions from (a) car, (b) aviation, (c) train and (d) ship...

      Energy Crops Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to re-run the current Energy Crops Scheme.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are in place to encourage companies to carry out regular audits of their buildings to seek opportunities for...

      Environmental Liability Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the environmental liability directive on (a) pollution control, (b)...

      Environmental Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Government (a) is committed to the achievement of environmental management to ISO 14001 standard and (b) has...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the total economic cost to the UK of taking part in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme relative to...

      Fish Stocks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will undertake an inquiry into the extent to which small hydroelectric generating plants damage fish stocks in rivers...

      Flood Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding has been made available for sea coastal defences in (a) Clacton-on-Sea and (b) Holland-on-Sea in each of the...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to assess the way in which genetically modified organisms are regulated; and if he will examine the current...

      Mobile Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact on the environment of the regular recharging of mobile telephones.

      Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much carbon dioxide was released into the air by British industries in each of the past five years.

      Road Transport Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what percentage carbon emissions from road transport have changed in each of the past nine years.

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to prevent late application penalties being handed down to farmers who have not yet received their...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in how many cases claimants have disputed the full or interim Single Farm Payments made to them since April 2005.

      Water Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely (a) environmental and (b) economic impact on (i) South West London and (ii)...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials from his Department are based in each province in Afghanistan, broken down by job function.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many farmers have been offered grants to grow alternative crops to poppies in Afghanistan; and how much was paid to those farmers...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the carbon emissions of his Department; what commitment he has made to reducing such emissions; and...

      Child Educational Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding the UK gives developing countries for child educational development.

      Clean Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the developing world.

      Debt Cancellation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many African countries' debts have been cancelled in the past five years.

      Departmental Premises (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures are in place to ensure that no illegal immigrants are employed in the manned guarding of his Department's premises.

      Departmental Premises (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has (a) directly and (b) indirectly employed illegal immigrants as security guards.

      Departmental Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of his Department have travelled other than in economy class on flights between Heathrow and Glasgow in each of the past...

      Departmental Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the most expensive flight within the UK is which his Department has booked for departmental staff in each of the past 12 months.

      Departmental Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many official journeys between London and Glasgow have been made by staff of his Department in the past 12 months.

      Infrastructure Building (Afghanistan/Iraq)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress his Department has made in building economic infrastructure in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq.

      Kosovo (Munitions Clearance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Kosovo Protection Corps clearance of UK cluster munitions in Kosovo; and when...

      Kosovo (Munitions Clearance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many proposals the Department has received to fund clearance of unexploded UK cluster munitions in the last two years; how many...

      Overseas Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in what projects the UK is involved in (a) the Palestinian Territories, (b) Iraq and (c) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial aid was given to the Palestinian Authority in each year since 2000.

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial aid he expects the UK will give to the Palestinian Authority in 2006-07.

      School Construction (Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many schools have been built in the past 12 months in African countries.

      Skill Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the ways in which the UK is sharing skills with African countries, with particular reference to plumbers...

  • Transport

    • A303 Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects a decision to be made on the review of the A303 Stonehenge Improvement Scheme.

    • Antisocial Behaviour (Trains)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains were (a) delayed and (b) cancelled because of vandalism on the tracks in the past 12 months, broken down by region.

      Boats (Blood Alcohol Limits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Government have any plans to introduce a maximum blood alcohol limit for (a) recreational mariners and (b) those in charge of a boat.

      Boats (Blood Alcohol Limits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment the Government have made of the results of the 2004 consultation into a maximum blood alcohol limit for recreational mariners.

      Boats (Blood Alcohol Limits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment the Marine Accident Investigation Board has made of the number of people (a) killed and (b) injured in (i) recreational and (ii)...

      Dangerous Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department (a) has undertaken, (b) plans to undertake and (c) has evaluated on the number of vehicles driven in a dangerous...

      Foreign Nationals (Driving)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how long foreign nationals may use the driving licences of their home country to drive on UK roads; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Nationals (Driving)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether registered asylum seekers are able to apply for British driving licences.

      Government Car Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles in the Government Car Service are leased to HM Treasury, broken down by (a) make and model and (b) vehicle excise duty band.

      Government Car Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many motor cars are owned or leased by the Government for the use of Ministers and Government staff; (2) how many of the vehicles owned or...

      Green Light Warning Beacons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will seek to extend the legislative provision that allows employment of a green light from a warning beacon fitted to a vehicle by a medical...

      Leisure Craft (Accidents)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how (a) the Government and (b) the Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB) records accidents involving leisure craft; whether reporting of such...

      Lorry Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to provide secure lorry parks with appropriate facilities for drivers.

      Lorry Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely impact of providing secure lorry parks on (a) crime and (b) road safety; and if he will make a statement.

      Low Carbon Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his Department's announcement of 23 September 2003, how many demonstration low carbon buses have been produced using the funding announced.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of road accidents in each of the past five years which involved children of primary school age or below...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made with the introduction of motorway rest areas.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on current motorway safety programmes; and if he will make a statement.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what obligations the Highways Agency is under to remove litter from motorway embankments and verges; and how often this (a) should be and (b) is done...

      Outer London Orbital Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for an outer London orbital road that would include the part of the A130/A131 in the West Chelmsford constituency.

      Pedestrian Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrians were (a) killed and (b) injured by vehicles in West Lancashire in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the role of the Office of Rail Regulation is in the determination of fare levels.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is his policy that cheap day return rail fares should apply all day.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the amount by which fares would need to rise to reduce overcrowding by 10 per cent. on the 10 most overcrowded...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding allocations are planned under the Railways for All small schemes fund.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements are in place for funding projects other than those at stations from the Railways for All small schemes fund.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why the match funding requirement has been introduced for the Railways for All small scheme fund; how the requirement will be operated; and whether the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which organisations have bid for Railways for All small scheme funding.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps will be taken to promote bids for Railways for All small scheme funding from as broad a range of organisations as possible.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department's Access for All small schemes funding delivers improved accessibility for disabled rail...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train services (a) were scheduled to run and (b) ran in each of the last 12 months, broken down by region.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many assaults there have been on railway station staff in each of the past five years, broken down by police authority area.

      Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people died as a result of road traffic accidents in each (a) London borough and (b) constituency in each of the last five years, broken...

      Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many traffic accidents in the last year for which figures are available involved drivers who were foreign nationals.

  • Defence

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advertising campaigns his Department has run since July 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact of Operation Mountain Thrust on the likely outcome of the NATO International Security Assistance Force mission...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of levels of personnel and equipment available to NATO forces in Afghanistan; and if he will make a...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the request for additional (a) fixed-wing aircraft, (b) helicopters and (c) personnel made by Lieutenant-General David Richards, Commander of...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions the Prime Minister has had with (a) his counterparts in other NATO countries, (b) the NATO Secretary-General and (c) his counterparts...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there are plans for International Security Assistance Force personnel to become involved in the interdiction of narcotics production of Afghanistan.

      Agencies Merger

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Defence Procurement Agency and the Defence Logistics Organisation are to merge; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces Abroad (Telecommunications)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to negotiate with telecommunications service providers preferential rates for family members telephoning members of the UK armed...

      British Armed Forces Federation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings he has had with the newly formed British Armed Forces Federation.

      Clansman Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for withdrawing the Clansman radio from service with the UK armed forces.

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to provide troops for United Nations peacekeeping operations in Darfur; and in what capacity they would serve.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his practice is regarding meeting, discussing and taking into account the views and opinions of (a) private individuals and (b) representatives of...

      Departmental Premises (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has (a) directly and (b) indirectly employed illegal immigrants as security guards.

      Diabetes/Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research has he (a) commissioned, (b) evaluated and (c) received from other sources on possible links between the incidence of diabetes and...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requirement there was on the US Administration to inform the UK Government that mines were stored on ships in UK territorial waters surrounding...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the British Government has requested a catalogue of military equipment, arms or munitions held on US ships in the UK territorial waters...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff are assigned to equal opportunities investigation teams, broken down by rank; how many investigations have been undertaken by the teams...

      EU Emission Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost of (a) administering and (b) buying allocations for each military establishment included in the EU Emission Trading Scheme was in...

      Falklands War Commemoration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy that events sponsored by the Government to commemorate the 25(th) anniversary of the Falklands war include Argentine...

      FIFA World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which matches (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department attended at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany in their ministerial capacity; at what...

      Fres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the (a) armoured personnel carriers and (b) other armoured platforms being considered for the future rapid effects system offer significant...

      Future Aircraft Carrier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency plans his Department has developed for the Future Aircraft Carrier project if the UK is unable to negotiate access to US stealth...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research his Department has undertaken into the living conditions of Gurkhas who have completed their service and are living (a) in the UK and (b)...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the number of Gurkhas who have completed their service who are living (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of Gurkha pension payments in each year since 1997; and what the additional cost would be of providing pensions to Gurkha soldiers on...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost would be of compensating all living Gurkhas, who have completed their service, for pension payments received below levels provided to...

      Hawk Fighter Jets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) employment relations impact of the Babcock contract for service and repair of Hawk Fighter...

      Helicopter Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2006, Official Report, column 40W, on helicopter searches, what arrangements exist between the Chiltern Air Support...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK helicopters are deployed in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq; what requests have been made by commanders for further helicopter support; and if...

      Holocaust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the work of his Department in assisting organisations who aim to enable veterans and survivors of (a) war and (b)...

      Holocaust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to commemorate the courage and sacrifice of British servicemen made during the second world war, with particular reference to the...

      Injured British Servicemen (Treatment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many armed forces personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy who were medically discharged from the armed...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has carried out strategic analyses of the experiences from the use of improvised explosive devices by the counter-insurgency in...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the costs to the UK of security operations in Iraq since 2003.

      Iraq Medal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which journalists who were not employed directly as media personnel by the Ministry of Defence have (a) applied for, (b) received, (c) not yet received...

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what occasions an (a) individual and (b) organisation has applied for a judicial review of decisions of his Department in each year since 1997; and...

      Kandahar Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many aircraft are based at Kandahar airport, broken down by type; and what radar capability each type possesses.

      Lyons Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Lyons review; what the targets are for the next 12 months; and if he...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will purchase a quantity of light observation helicopters similar to the Kiowa type used by the US armed forces, for use as routine convoy and...

      Ministerial Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 26 June 2006, Official Report, column 164W, on engagements, on which occasions Ministers from his Department (a) met and (b)...

      Ministerial Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) his and (b) each of his Ministers' official engagements were for Monday 3 July 2006.

      Osprey Body Armour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of troops serving in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan have been issued with Osprey body armour.

      Oxfordshire Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contacts took place between departmental (a) Ministers and (b) officials and the Oxfordshire Coroner between 17 July 2003 and 31 March 2004.

      Personnel and Equipment Requests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether requests from the heads of each of the armed forces for (a) personnel and (b) equipment for deployment in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan have...

      Peugeot Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Department has spent on Peugeot motor vehicles in each of the past 10 years.

      PO Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for which services (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies hold contracts with the Post Office; and what the (i) start and (ii)...

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian movements are authorised at RAF Northolt; how many such movements have taken place in each of the past five years; and whether he plans...

      Rarden Cannon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the life expectancy is of the 30 mm Rarden cannon; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of rounds which can be fired by the 30 mm...

      Service Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve service housing.

      Shoeburyness Ranges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the outcomes were of the review of activities at the Shoeburyness Ranges; and whether he plans to relocate any of these activities elsewhere.

      Territorial Army (Records)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Reserve Training and Mobilisation Centre records include information on the units to which members of the Territorial Army are mobilised.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what departmental land in Kent has been earmarked for release to facilitate the implementation of the Thames Gateway project; what the timetable is for...

      Training Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of training exercises have been cancelled in each of the past five years.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Trident nuclear weapons programme cost in each of the past five years.

  • Education and Skills

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the impact of academies' educational achievement in areas of educational deprivation.

    • Adult Learners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research his Department has commissioned into the social profile of adult learners in West Lancashire.

      A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many A-levels, on average, were achieved by pupils whose parents (a) both have A-levels and (b) have none in the last period for which...

      British Empire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the draft changes to the key stage 3 curriculum about the British Empire; and whether there are plans to...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding is planned to be made available to schools in West Lancashire for anti-bullying campaigns in each of the next five years.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will require schools to monitor and record incidents of homophobic bullying.

      Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what national records he keeps of child abuse incidents.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size is in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in West Lancashire constituency.

      Classroom Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school classrooms are unheated.

      Community Family Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills under what programme he envisages future funding for community family trusts to be provided; whether such trusts are eligible for funding...

      Community Family Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which community family trusts received funding for 2006-07; and under what grant programme such funding was made available.

      Deaf Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department is taking to raise the educational attainment of deaf children in (a) West Lancashire and (b) Lancashire.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the carbon emissions of his Department; what commitment he has made to reducing such emissions; and if...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what draft Bills have been produced by his Department since October 2005; how many were (a) examined and (b) are planned to be examined by...

      Education Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding Swindon received for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) further education in each year between 1996-97 and 2006-07.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of students receiving the education maintenance allowance have gone on to study in higher education.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been paid through the education maintenance allowance scheme.

      Ergonomic Classroom Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what requirements his Department is placing on school planners to install ergonomic classroom facilities in schools under the Building...

      Examination Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of newly qualified teachers marking (a) A-level and (b) AS-level papers in subjects that...

      FIFA World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which matches (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department attended at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany in their ministerial...

      Fire Risk Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of schools have trained their staff to deal with fire safety risks.

      Freedom of Information (Trust Schools)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether trust schools will be covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils were educated at grammar schools in each year since 1997.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the future higher education needs of West Lancashire; and if he will make a statement.

      Lockers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many secondary schools in (a) England and (b) Sutton have locker facilities for every pupil; and if he will make a statement;...

      Ofsted Early Years

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many out of school services were registered with Ofsted Early Years in Lancashire in each year since 1997.

      Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which officials in his Department (a) are responsible for Olympics-related activity and (b) sit on the inter-departmental steering group...

      Parent and Children Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures are (a) in place and (b) planned to ensure that public services for parents and children recognise and meet the needs of fathers.

      Personal Finance Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on how it plans to introduce content on personal finance education into...

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 312W, on Private Members' Bills, what estimate he has made of the...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many public appointments are within his patronage; what (a) salary and (b) other emoluments are attached to each; and what the...

      Pupil Absence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in each London borough missed at least half a day due to unauthorised absence in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many places are available at pupil referral units in (a) West Lancashire and (b) Lancashire; what their occupancy rate is; and if he...

      Questionnaires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) questionnaires, (b) statistical inquiries and (c) investigations have been carried out wholly or partly at public expense on...

      School Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what funding his Department has made available for improvements to school sports facilities in (a) West Lancashire, (b) Lancashire...

      School Confederations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the creation of school confederations; what assessment he has made of the willingness of schools to enter...

      School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support his Department provides to teachers in dealing with badly behaved pupils.

      School Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average expenditure was per pupil in Yeovil constituency in the (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06 financial year.

      School Pupils (Weapons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many incidents there were of pupils found on school premises in possession of (a) a knife, (b) a firearm, (c) an explosive and (d)...

      School Pupils (Weapons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what further security measures are being considered for schools; (2) whether the Department has considered introducing metal...

      Skills for Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2006, Official Report, Column 256W, on skills for life, which particular skill sets staff members regarded...

      Staff Development

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

      Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he plans to remove swimming from the national curriculum in primary schools.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will make a statement on the nature of the errors and inconsistencies in the provisional Teacher Assessment data published in...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have been dismissed since 1997.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on what the estimated retention levels are of (a) newly-qualified and (b) existing teachers; and what the...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have (a) retired and (b) been recruited in each year since 1997.

      Tuition Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the independent commission on tuition fees is expected to be appointed; when the review is planned to take place; when the commission...

      Young Offenders (Education)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people of school age are in custody; and what education they receive.

      Youth Sport Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what grants his Department has made to the Youth Sport Trust in each of the past five years.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Local Authority Electoral Reviews

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission when the Electoral Commission will publish its conclusions following last year's consultations...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what advertising campaigns her Department has run since July 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

    • Athletics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Exchequer funding has been given to athletics in the UK in the past three years.

      Athletics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Lottery money has been given to athletics in the last three years.

      Commonwealth Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what correspondence she has written to (a) Ministers, (b) governors of the Institute and (c) other non-departmental public bodies on...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2006, Official Report, column 404W, on correspondence, what estimate she has made of the cost of...

      Deposited Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list deposited papers placed in the Library by her Department since 2000; and when they were published.

      European Sports Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library a copy of the Independent European Sports Review, published in May; and where copies of the Review may...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what schemes have been funded by the Football Foundation in (a) Lancashire and (b) West Lancashire constituency since it was established.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the possible loss of income stream generated by the sale of fixture lists following the European Court...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) the football authorities and (b) sports governing bodies on the effect of the September 2004...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what items of art are on loan from the Government Art Collection to HM Treasury; who the artist is in each case; and what the estimated...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many establishments have licences for 24-hour drinking; (2) what assessment she has made of the (a) local and (b) social...

      Licensing Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to include key stakeholders and residents in her Department's licensing legislation consultation and review process.

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions since 1985 Ministers have taken decisions to de-list buildings previously listed by English Heritage.

      Local Authority Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which local authorities are operating lotteries; and what revenue has been produced by each one since they came into existence.

      Rail Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations her Department has received from organisations in the south-west region on the impact on tourism of the proposed...

      Temporary Event Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many times a chief constable has given an objection notice in response to the issue of a temporary event notice under the Licensing...

      Temporary Event Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many temporary event notices have been issued in (a) England and (b) each local authority area under the Licensing Act 2003 (i)...

      Temporary Event Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many complaints from the public there have been concerning events held under temporary event notices since they came into...

      World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which matches (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department attended at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany in their ministerial...

      Youth School Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consideration she has given to including Blaenau Gwent in forward planning for the schools Olympics.

      Youth School Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many schools in (a) London, (b) Lambeth and (c) Vauxhall constituency are involved in the UK Games to be held in September.

      Youth School Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what outside agencies have been contracted to run the youth school games to be staged in 2006; (2) how much has been allocated to...

      Youth School Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consideration was given to involving the (a) British Paralympic Association, (b) British Olympic Association and (c) national...

      Youth Sport Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what experience the Youth Sport Trust has in running competitive (a) multi-sports events and (b) disability sports events.

      Youth Sport Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will list the contracts awarded to the Youth Sport Trust by the Department over the last three years; what the value was of...

  • Wales

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent estimate he has made of the carbon emissions of his Department; what commitment he has made to reducing such emissions; and if he will make a...

    • FIFA World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which matches (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department attended at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany in their ministerial capacity; at what cost...

      Police Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the merits of the reintroduction of police houses on housing estates in Wales.

      Questionnaires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) questionnaires, (b) statistical inquiries and (c) investigations have been carried out wholly or partly at public expense on behalf of or...

  • Trade and Industry

    • 10 Victoria Street

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 1002W, on 10 Victoria street, what progress has been made in re-letting...

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what average hourly rate was paid by his Department to each employment agency for staff employed through agencies in 2005-06.

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the numbers of farmers who went bankrupt in (a) Yeovil constituency, (b) Somerset and (c) the South West...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many individuals entered into bankruptcy in each quarter since 2001, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many and what proportion of people aged between 16 and 24 years declared themselves to be bankrupt in each year since 1997; and if he will...

      Biomass Energy Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what grant funding is available for (a) micro domestic combined heat and power units which are run on biomass, (b) on-farm power generation...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department has taken to increase enterprise in Hartlepool constituency since 1997.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what effect he expects the provisions of the Company Law Reform Bill to have on directors' duties in respect of the human rights of employees...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses in Bexley borough (a) started up and (b) ceased trading in each of the last nine years; and if he will make a statement.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many firms have ceased trading in (a) Yeovil constituency, (b) Somerset and (c) the South West in each year since 1997.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of independent retail shops which (a) opened and (b) closed in Yeovil constituency in each year...

      Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department had any discussions on ignition propensity in cigarettes at the European General Product Safety Directive Committee on...

      Company Law Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the percentage of British companies which will be required to make reports on (a) environmental matters, (b)...

      Company Law Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether it is his intention that lobbying of members of a company regarding the policies of the company by non-members should be a proper...

      Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average damages recovered by the 10 law firms with the greatest volume of claims were in the vibration white finger and chronic...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if his Department will provide information and membership forms for credit unions to its employees.

      Electricity Transmission System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which body is responsible for carrying out strategic environmental assessment of plans to upgrade the electricity transmission system in the UK.

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 223W, on energy policy, if he will add to the information available the...

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research he has conducted into the competitiveness of (a) the UK and (b) other industrial economies in terms of (i) energy costs and...

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the cost to households in the UK of the EU not implementing its energy policy in relation to gas.

      Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what state subsidy other European countries give to help companies who are intensive users of energy.

      Methyl Tertiary Butyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of potential carcinogenic effects from the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether as a fuel additive.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has any plans to visit Bexley borough.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance has been issued to the mobile telecommunications industry on the provision of information on handset specific absorption rates...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what contribution the UK has made to the discussion of nuclear policy options in the Energy Position Paper being drafted for the G8 meeting in...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment he has made of the safety of (a) the Hinkley Point nuclear power station and (b) similar stations.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will reply to question number 70906, on EU committees, tabled by the right hon. Member for Wells on 11 May 2006.

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to make a decision on the implementation date of new rights for additional paternity leave.

      Personal Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice and support services are available for people aged between 16 and 24 years for dealing with personal debt; what steps he is taking...

      Photovoltaic Solar Panels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the cost of converting each (a) new house, (b) existing house, (c) new office and (d) existing office to...

      Pistol Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment was made of compliance with the UK Government's obligations under the Wassenaar Agreement before the approval of the re-export...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices closed in (a) Yeovil constituency and (b) Somerset in each of the last 10 years.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices closed in (a) Edinburgh West constituency and (b) other Edinburgh parliamentary constituencies in the last five years.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for which services contracts with the Post Office are held on a Government-wide basis; and what the (a) start and (b) termination date is of...

      Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department takes to ensure that charities comply with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

      Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of independent retail shops that have (a) opened and (b) closed in Beverley and Holderness in each...

      Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of independent retail shops that have (a) opened and (b) closed in the Stroud constituency in each...

      South West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) budget and (b) estimated costs of running the South West Regional Development Agency are for 2006-07; and how many civil...

      Sustainability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the work which has been carried out under the aegis of the DTI Sector Sustainability Challenge to embed the...

      Tidal Lagoon Electricity Generation Project (Swansea)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the viability of the proposed tidal lagoon electricity generation project in the Swansea bay area; and if he...

      Trade Descriptions Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the operation of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968; if he will list the statutory instruments that have been made...

      United Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many firms have been recorded by Ofgem as having been made to wait longer than a month by United Utilities for (a) an electricity...

      Waste to Energy Incinerator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what waste conversion processes will be used for the energy from the waste power station to be built in Belvedere, south east London.

      Waste to Energy Incinerator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received following his decision to approve the Waste to Energy Incinerator in Belvedere; and if he will make a...

      Wind Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will arrange for (a) the report on wind energy development in the West Midlands commissioned jointly by the Government Office and...

      Work and Families Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to publish draft regulations on the definition of carer in the Work and Families Bill.

  • Northern Ireland

    • 2011 Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when a decision will be taken about the inclusion of questions on knowledge of Irish and Ulster Scots in the 2011 census in Northern Ireland.

    • Asbestos-related Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has been made of the number of individuals who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related illness in the Province in each of the...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been diagnosed with cancer in Northern Ireland in the last three years; what estimate he has made of how many of them have...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the total cost (a) of screening for cervical cancer, (b) arising from management of those with abnormal cervical findings...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make provision for docetaxel to be made available on the NHS to those with late stage prostate cancer in Northern Ireland.

      Chief Electoral Officer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the recruitment process for the new Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland; and on what date (a) the post...

      Chief Electoral Officer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many candidates (a) applied and (b) were shortlisted for the post of Northern Ireland Chief Electoral Officer; and how many of those...

      Child Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the plans are for the expenditure of the funds allocated for (a) Child and Adolescent Crisis Response Teams under Theme 5: Child...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on advertising by (a) each Department in Northern Ireland and (b) the Northern Ireland Office in each of the last three years.

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the introduction of discrete capital values in relation to domestic rates will be revenue neutral.

      EU Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effects on Northern Ireland of UK membership of the EU since 1997.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in each Northern Ireland Department, including the Northern Ireland Office,...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take social considerations into account in procurements by his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      School Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many employees of education and library boards in Northern Ireland have had their employment (a) terminated and (b) altered as a result of...

      School Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2006, Official Report, column 1986W, on school violence, if he will break down by education board area the...

      Sex Offenders Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons on the Sex Offenders Register in Northern Ireland have been prosecuted for failing to comply with notification of change in...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the incidence was of sexually transmitted diseases among (a) under and (b) over 16-year-olds in Northern Ireland in each year since 1995.

      Sexual Orientation Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the draft Sexual Orientation Strategy will be published; and what the reasons were for the delay in publication.

      Students with Learning Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students with a learning disability within each of Northern Ireland's hospital trust areas will (a) transfer at age 19 years in the...

      Superannuation Entitlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2006, Official Report, column 796W, on superannuation entitlements, when he expects the outstanding cases in...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to ensure that all flights undertaken by him and his officials are carbon neutral; and if he will make a statement.

    • Energy Review

      To ask the Prime Minister which submissions to the Energy Review he has read (a) in full, (b) in part and (c) in summary; and what criteria he used to determine this selection.

      Extradition

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and (b) the Home Secretary on the impact of extradition arrangements to the United...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Casinos

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) discussions and (b) meetings he had with (i) Thames Gateway, (ii) Thames Gateway South Essex, (iii) the East of England Development Agency and (iv)...

    • Departmental Budget

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 787W, on the departmental budget, when he plans to publish the Department's annual report and accounts.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether, during his visit to Texas and the USA, (a) he and (b) his officials met (i) representatives of Canatxx Ltd. and its associated companies and (ii)...

  • Minister for Women

    • Child Care (Tax Relief)

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about extending tax relief on child care.

    • Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what information the Government have issued to women on their right to flexible work.

      Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act 2002.

      Sex Industry

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Solicitor-General on increasing the number of cases brought by the Crown Prosecution Service and the...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many working women have been awarded funds from the child care element of working tax credits; and if she will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2006, Official Report, column 1590W, on Afghanistan, what assessment she has made of whether...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of UK funding for Afghanistan is administered through the (a) UN, (b) EU and (c) UK embassy in Kabul; and if...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of patterns of cultivation and production of cannabis resin in Afghanistan over the last...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what strategy is in place to ensure equal implementation of poppy counter-narcotics programmes across different provinces in...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Adam Price), of 30 March 2006, Official Report,...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) she and (b) officials in her Department have received representations regarding a UN report on human rights abuses...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whose responsibility it is to reduce the area contaminated by mines and exploded ordnance in Afghanistan in accordance with the...

      Antarctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her policy is in respect of tourism in the Antarctic.

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress was made towards achieving an international arms trade Treaty at the UN Review Conference on Small Arms in June;...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made by her Department to Total Oil on their investments in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place between her Department and Rolls-Royce on its contracts with companies owned and controlled by...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to the Governments of (a) China and (b) Russia on the discussion of Burma at the UN...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the prospects for securing UN Security Council (a) debate and (b) a resolution on Burma.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information the Government have received on whether North Korea (a) is training Burmese nationals in nuclear technology...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports the Government have received on the regime in Burma sending soldiers to Russia for military and nuclear technology...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports the Government have received relating to uranium exported by Burma to Russia, China and North Korea being...

      Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the recent actions of Janjaweed militias in Chad; and what representations she has made to the...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list in date order (a) Green and (b) White Papers produced by her Department since October 2005.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what draft Bills have been produced by her Department since October 2005; how many were (a) examined and (b) are planned to be...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her practice is regarding meeting, discussing and taking into account the views and opinions of (a) private individuals...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the Deposited Papers placed in the Library by her Department since 2000; and when they were published.

      Detainees (Inter-state Transfers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the Council of Europe's report on alleged secret detentions and unlawful inter-state transfers...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime regarding drug production and trafficking in...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate (a) she and (b) the UN Office on Drugs and Crime has made of the size of the Afghan poppy crop in 2006.

      EU Veto

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which areas the UK's veto in EU matters has been relinquished by means other than a treaty since 1997.

      Foreign Affairs Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 352W, on the Foreign Affairs Committee, what estimate she has...

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she plans to take action in response to the recent British Medical Association motion calling on the Government to send...

      Human Cloning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why the United Kingdom voted against the declaration on human cloning at the United Nations General Assembly; which countries...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the Indian Government calling for Dalit Christians to be enumerated among the scheduled...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Indian Government concerning the anti-conversion legislation enacted in Orissa, Madhya...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Iran has provided a timetable for the resolution of outstanding issues relating to its Comprehensive Safeguards...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking towards ensuring that Iran's uranium enrichment programme does not progress to a stage whereby it will...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) her (i) Iraqi, (ii) US and (iii) EU counterparts and (b) the UN on the establishment of...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications under the Geneva Conventions of the targeting by Israel of civilian facilities...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she is making to the Government of Israel to persuade them to secure the disarmament of unofficial Israeli...

      Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Japanese Government in the last six months concerning the imprisoned UK citizen, Nick Baker.

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions an (a) individual and (b) organisation has applied for a judicial review of decisions of her Department in...

      Krakow Proliferation Security Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the British objectives were for the High Level Political Meeting of the Krakow Proliferation Security Initiative; and if...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Bills sponsored by her Department are still planned to be introduced during the current Session; and when, and into which...

      Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the governments of (a) Uganda, (b) Sudan and (c) the Democratic Republic of Congo have asked for British Government...

      Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the steps taken by the International Criminal Court to try to arrest the...

      Majority Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the EU Commission's proposal to introduce majority voting on criminal justice and police co-operation contained in the...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the Maoist rebels' commitment to a ceasefire in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action the Government are willing to take to support the ceasefire between Maoist rebels and the Government in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received on maintaining a peaceful transition in Nepal to a functioning democracy; and if she will...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action the Government are willing to take to ensure Maoist rebels in Nepal give up violence before they enter a...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are (a) taking and (b) willing to take to ensure that weapons are confiscated from Maoist rebels in...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government plan towards ensuring that parliamentary elections in Nepal are (a) free and fair and (b) subject to...

      Non-proliferation Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funds are spent by the EU on non-proliferation programmes; and if she will make a statement.

      Nuclear Fuel (Multilateral Agreement)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposal the Government have made regarding a concept for a multilateral mechanism for reliable access to nuclear fuel, as...

      Nuclear Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the relationship between North Korea and Iran, with regard to (a) ballistic missile sharing...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she is making to the Palestinian Authority to persuade them to secure the disarmament of unofficial...

      Passerelle Clauses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the use to date of passerelle clauses to incorporate EU legislation into UK law.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the United Kingdom plans to take action in the United Nations in relation to the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in restricting the flow of (a) arms and ammunition and (b) equipment to (i) the Sudan Liberation...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Sudanese Government on the reported operations in Darfur of Chadian armed groups...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Sudanese Government on implementation of the February 2006 Tripoli Agreement.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the Sudanese Government's progress in fulfilling their commitments to disarm the Janjaweed...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her NATO counterparts regarding NATO's potential involvement in peacekeeping in Darfur; and if...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the Janjaweed militia operating in Eastern Chad; and what implications such activity has for...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are being taken to ensure that all parties with claims in the Sudanese North-South and Darfur disputes are part of...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Sudanese Government on a United Nations peacekeeping force to be deployed in Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the decision of the African Union to keep troops in Darfur until the end of 2006.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on militia attacks in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the letter sent by representatives of the Beja community, Sudan to the Secretary-General of the...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of the International Criminal Court investigations on Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) role and (b) objectives of the UK will be in the forthcoming donors conference for UN peacekeeping in Darfur.

      Terrorist Attack (Bali)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funds the Government have made available for a memorial service to commemorate those killed in the 2002 terrorist attacks...

      Terrorist Attack (Bali)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what warnings the Government made available to British citizens in Bali immediately prior to the bombings of 12 October 2002;...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which EU countries have indicated support for trade sanctions against Zimbabwe.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will list in date order (a) Green and (b) White Papers produced by her Department since October 2005.

    • Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster why the List of Ministerial Responsibilities is no longer available in (a) PDF and (b) Word editions on her Department's website; who she...

      Official Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on how many occasions (a) she and (b) her predecessor visited each region in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advertising campaigns her Department and its predecessors have run since July 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost...

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what average hourly rate was paid by her Department to each employment agency for staff employed through agencies in 2005-06.

      Birmingham Tornado

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in repairing the areas of Birmingham affected by the tornado in July 2005; and if she will make a...

      Building Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding was allocated to Swindon borough council under the category of building capacity in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.

      Carbon Monoxide/Fire Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimates she has made of the percentage of households equipped with (a) carbon monoxide and (b) fire alarms in (i)...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many civil servants are employed by (a) the Government Office of the South West and (b) the South West Regional Assembly.

      Command Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the Unnumbered Command Papers produced by her Department in each Session since 1976; by what means (a) hon....

      Commission on Integration and Cohesion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the role of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion.

      Consultancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) public affairs and (b) public relations consultancies the Government Office of the South East has commissioned since...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the letter of 29 March from the hon. Member for Northavon on behalf of Mr. Perkins, a constituent, on...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were liable for payment of council tax in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2005, Official Report, column 2063W, on council tax revaluation, for how many residential...

      Departmental Premises (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures are in place to ensure that no illegal immigrants are employed in the manned guarding of her Department's premises.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 290W,...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 290W,...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to ensure that all flights undertaken by Ministers and officials in her Department are carbon neutral; and if...

      E-government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government are taking to encourage local councils to make council services available via the internet.

      Equalities Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether equalities impact assessments (a) are required and (b) may be directed in relation to local authorities budget decisions.

      EU Directive 2002/91/EC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the scoping study produced by National Energy Services for the Office of the Deputy...

      Firefighters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firefighter trainees were taken on by fire authorities in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firefighters left each fire authority in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Firefighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deliberate (a) vehicle fires and (b) fires there were in West Suffolk in each year since 1995.

      Firefighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many malicious false alarm calls were attended by the Fire and Rescue Service in West Suffolk in each year since 1995.

      Golf Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs treats the greens of golf courses as subject to business rates if the green is (a)...

      Government Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations were consulted in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister/Treasury Review of Government Offices; and if she...

      Government Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each Government Office spent on consultants from (a) administrative and (b) programme expenditure between April 2005...

      Graffiti/Fly-posting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each London borough spent on graffiti removal in each year since 2001.

      Graffiti/Fly-posting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what funding West Lancashire local authorities have sought under section 106 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 to tackle graffiti and fly-posting.

      Interests (Code of Conduct)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advice she offers parish and town councillors on how to interpret the code of conduct on declaring interests.

      Local Authority Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have to assist local authorities to meet their targets to (a) reduce sickness and absence levels and...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 298W, on local...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 298W,...

      Local Government Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was of each local government reorganisation in England since 1981.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to what extent (a) the Olympic Delivery Committee, (b) the Greater London Authority, (c) Transport for London and (d) the...

      Mayoral Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance the Government have published on the classification of expenditure on (a) gathering signatures for a mayoral...

      Mayoral Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to what extent her plans for city mayors will involve elected mayors representing (a) an existing local authority area and (b)...

      Neighbourhood Management Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role she proposes for local councillors in proposed neighbourhood management schemes.

      Private Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the size is of her private office in square feet.

      Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on possible standards for reduced ignition propensity cigarettes to be introduced under the EU's...

      Regional Funding (South-West)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the Governmental organisations with responsibility (a) to spend and (b) to allocate funds in the South-West.

      Residential Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals the Planning Inspectorate permitted in 2005 involving residential development, in part or whole, on gardens.

      Standards Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints were made to the Standards Board for England in each year since its inception in relation to each different...

      Standards Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of complaints submitted to the Standards Board in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06 were against parish...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers are available to planning authorities enabling preventive action to be taken in relation to the Unauthorised...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 21 June 2006, Official Report, column 1877W, on the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 21 June 2006, Official Report, column 1877W,...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 21 June 2006, Official Report, column 1877W,...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 22 June 2006, Official Report, column 2045W, on the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 19 June 2006, Official Report, column 1600W, on the...

      West Lancashire District Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was allocated to the West Lancashire district council for (a) 2006-07 and (b) each year since 1996-97 in (i) cash and...

  • Leader of the House

    • Modernisation

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will make a statement on his plans to modernise the proceedings of the House.

    • Ministerial Statements

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to provide that Ministerial Statements are not begun on a Thursday until a full hour has been spent on Business Questions.

      EU Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps he is taking to improve the scrutiny of EU legislation.

      House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will make a statement on reform of the House of Lords.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to improve the accuracy of parliamentary answers and the speed with which they are provided.

      Party Funding

      To ask the Leader of the House how many staff are assisting Sir Hayden Phillips's review of party funding.

      Questionnaires

      To ask the Leader of the House how many (a) questionnaires, (b) statistical inquiries and (c) investigations have been carried out by his office wholly or partly at public expense in each year...

      Saturday Sittings

      To ask the Leader of the House on what dates the House has met on a Saturday since February 1986; what the main item of business under discussion was on each occasion; and at what time the House...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to improve work incentives for households in temporary accommodation.

    • Civil Servants (Pensions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total pension liabilities are of his Department and the agencies for which he is responsible; and if he will make a statement.

      Pension Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on progress with his plans for pension reform.

      Pension Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely impact of pensions reform on (a) business and (b) future pensioners.

      New Deal (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the progress of the New Deal in Leicester.

      "Talk on Trial": Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of commissioning the research report entitled "Talk on Trial: Job interviews, language and ethnicity"; and if he will make a...

      50-plus Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal advisers there are to assist new deal for over-50s claimants; and how many jobcentres provide facilities for such advisers.

      50-plus Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people in work aged 50 years and over in (a) the Edinburgh local authority area...

      Accident Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been recovered from accident victims' compensation by way of recoupment of benefits in each of the last three years; and if he...

      Action for Employment Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid to Action for Employment Ltd. in each month since they entered into a contract with his Department to encourage benefit...

      Action for Employment Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have switched their method of payment of benefits from cheque to direct payment after contact by Action for Employment Ltd.,...

      Action for Employment Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what basis Action for Employment Ltd. is paid by his Department for work in connection with encouraging benefit claimants to switch from...

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average hourly rate was paid by his Department to each employment agency for staff employed through agencies in 2005-06.

      Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which local authorities had an increase in the number of (a) pensioners and (b) people claiming (i) jobseeker's allowance and (ii) income...

      Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in (a) Yeovil constituency and (b) Somerset received (i) housing benefit and (ii) jobseeker's allowance in 2005-06.

      Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the take-up rate of council tax benefit was in (a) Yeovil constituency and (b) Somerset in each year since 1996-97; and how many...

      Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the percentage of housing benefit claimants renting from private landlords who had benefit shortfalls in Yeovil...

      Benefit Claimants

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

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his latest estimate is of the fraud and error rate in (a) percentage terms and (b) cash terms in (i) attendance allowance, (ii)...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether there is a statutory right of appeal in relation to the recovery of benefit payments where these have been generated by official error;...

      Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the total number of people (a) entitled to and (b) in receipt of (i) council tax benefit, (ii) housing...

      Benefits (Operating Model)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will report progress on the design of a single standard operating model across all major benefits.

      Best Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the extent to which Best Ltd. has the capacity to deliver the New Deal Programme in Leeds and West...

      Cancer Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the special rules gateway in ensuring all terminal cancer patients receive the (a)...

      Cancer Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications from terminally ill cancer patients for (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance were unsuccessful...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any new strategies are being implemented to reach child poverty targets.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of delays in the transfer of old cases to the new system by the Child Support Agency on...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average bonus payment to the 10 most highly paid civil servants in (a) the Pensions Service, (b) the Child Support Agency and (c)...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of the review of the Child Support System being carried out by Sir David Henshaw.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what facilities are available to the Child Support Agency to verify a non-residential parent's (a) address and (b) working arrangements.

      Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the Child Support Agency of the Law Commission's proposals on the rights of cohabiting...

      Community Care Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many community care grants enabling homeless prison leavers to buy a tent and sleeping bag were awarded by Jobcentre Plus in 2005;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to the letter on widowers' claims sent to him by Guy Dodd Solicitors on 14 June.

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the take-up rate of council tax benefit was in (a) Edinburgh, West constituency and (b) other Edinburgh parliamentary constituencies in...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will provide information and membership forms for credit unions to its employees.

      Departmental Decision Making Standards Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what role the Departmental Decision Making Standards Committee will play in monitoring (a) qualitative and (b) quantitative aspects of...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on refreshments in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Finance Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) name, (b) professional and academic qualifications and (c) relevant experience are of the finance director of his Department.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his practice is regarding meeting, discussions with and taking into account the views and opinions of (a) private individuals and (b)...

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many websites there are within his responsibilities; and what the total cost of maintaining such websites was in the last year for which...

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total set-up costs were of the Targeting Fraud website; and what its total running costs have been in each year.

      Deposited Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to make copies of deposited papers available in (a) the Vote Office and (b) Printed Paper Office at the same...

      Disability Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to review the eligibility criteria for claimants of disability benefits, including disability living allowance and incapacity...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking to reduce the level of (a) fraud and (b) error in relation to disability living allowance; and if he will make a...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many individuals diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis who failed to qualify for disability living allowance appealed against the...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Wakefield include a person with a learning disability who receives the care component of disability living allowance at...

      Disabled Persons' Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is available to disabled persons for obtaining a disabled person's scooter; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment, Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to increase employment in Hartlepool constituency since 1997.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which the (a) best performing and (b) worst performing council, in respect of the level of housing benefit (i) overpayment and (ii) fraud was...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to collect information on the cost of housing benefit paid to households renting properties formerly owned by local...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of housing benefit was in each year from 1985-86 at 2004-05 prices; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been in receipt of housing benefit in each year from 1985-86; and if he will make a statement.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in (a) Yeovil constituency, (b) Somerset and (c) the south west are claiming (i) short-term and (ii) long-term...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make a statement on the findings of reviews of the work pension abatement threshold within incapacity benefit since 1999; (2)...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value of the work pension abatement threshold for incapacity benefits was in each year since 1999; and what the estimated value for...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total value of incapacity benefit claimants' savings (a) which would have been protected if the work pension abatement...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefit claimants whom Pathways to Work has placed in work were helped by private and voluntary sector organisations...

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were listed at Jobcentre Plus in Yeovil constituency in each year since 1997.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) national and (b) local targets have been set for Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre performance; and what data have been recorded to...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action is being taken to stabilise the performance of Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will announce the provisional allocation of his Department's early release money for 2007-08 to Jobcentre Plus and other departmental...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data is (a) collated and (b) published on the performance of each Jobcentre Plus district.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that more staff in Jobcentres are trained to deal with clients suffering from mental illness.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the introduction of strengthened fortnightly job reviews for jobseeker's allowance claimants.

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what occasions an (a) individual and (b) organisation has applied for a judicial review of decisions of his Department in each year since...

      Long-term Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is for involving the long-term unemployed in service to the community.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons attendance allowance is not paid automatically to people with mesothelioma who are awarded 100 per cent. industrial injuries...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total amount recovered by the Compensation Recovery Unit was from compensation payments made in respect of mesothelioma cases in the...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Trades Union Congress on the impact of Central and Eastern European migrants on (a) wage levels, (b)...

      Ministerial Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to ensure that all flights undertaken by Ministers and officials in his Department are carbon neutral; and if he will make a...

      Mystery Shoppers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what use is made of mystery shoppers to evaluate departmental performance; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people from the EU accession member states have registered in each of the London boroughs for a new national insurance number in each...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps he takes to ensure national insurance numbers are not issued to illegal immigrants; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on the allocation of national insurance numbers to illegal workers; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral answer of 12 June 2006, Official Report, column 517, on national insurance numbers (illegal immigrants), how many...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has held with HM Revenue and Customs on the use of national insurance numbers in determining eligibility for tax credits of...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of New Deal leavers has entered sustained, unsubsidised jobs.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of leavers from (a) New Deal for Young People and (b) New Deal 25 plus recommenced claiming benefits within 12 months of...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals are participating in Pathways to Work in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency and (b) Lewisham borough.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in (a) Yeovil constituency, (b) Somerset and (c) the south west receive pension credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in each electoral ward in Yeovil constituency receive pension credit; and if he will make a statement.

      Pension Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria were used to make decisions on changes in staffing levels taking effect between March 2004 and March 2008 for agencies of the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of pensioners will be eligible for means-tested assistance (a) under present policies and (b) under the proposals in the...

      Personal Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether before implementation the revised Personal Capability Assessment will be subject to an independent pilot and evaluation which will...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Government first announced its intention to phase out the Post Office card account.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for which services (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies hold contracts with the Post Office; and what the (i) start and...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what services (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies (i) make available and (ii) have made available in the last five years...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children were living in poverty in (i) England, (ii) each English region and (iii) the Tees Valley in...

      Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the staff made redundant by his Department and the agencies for which it is responsible since 6 April 2004 had been recruited by...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when approval was given for the chief executive of Remploy to take on an external commitment in the form of a directorship of Hill Executive...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many hours a week the chief operating officer of Remploy is contracted to work for the organisation.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the remit was of the review team looking at the future of Remploy Ltd. including information on the more detailed work that was requested...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written statement of 6 June 2006, Official Report, column 26WS, on Remploy, when the Minister expects to be in a position to...

      Savings Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of savings credit was in 2005; what his estimate is of the cost in each year from 2006 to 2030; and if he will make a statement.

      Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department provides for (a) seasonal workers when they are out of work and (b) the rural unemployed; and if he will make a...

      Serps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are estimated to have contracted out of the state earnings related pension scheme.

      State Pension Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those in employment would be affected by the state pension age rising to (a) 66 by 2026, (b) 67 by 2036 and (c) 68 by 2046,...

      State Pension Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women who are currently in employment will be affected by the increase in the state pension age from 60 to 65.

      Vulnerable Households (Pathfinder Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many vulnerable households in the private sector in pathfinder areas have (a) accrued arrears, (b) been served a notice of possession and...

      Vulnerable Households (Pathfinder Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of local housing allowance on vulnerable tenants in private rented schemes in pathfinder areas.

      Vulnerable Households (Pathfinder Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to give vulnerable (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance claimants in the private sector the choice of direct...

      Vulnerable Households (Pathfinder Areas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received in respect of the local housing allowance vulnerability procedures; and if he will make a statement.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Departmental Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the carbon emissions of her Department; what commitment she has made to reducing such...

    • Dr. David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to her answer of 14 June 2006, Official Report, column 1267W, on Dr. David Kelly, on what date she expects the...

      Dr. David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what matters were discussed when officials met the Oxfordshire coroner on 11 August 2003; and whether they included...

      Dr. David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs who requested the meeting between officials and the Oxfordshire coroner on 11 August 2003; and who was at the meeting.

      Dr. David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to her answer of 26 June 2006, Official Report, column 304W, on Dr. David Kelly, under what authority the Oxfordshire...

      Elections

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to increase (a) voter registration and (b) electoral turnout in areas of deprivation.

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many judges were involved in family proceedings in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; (2) how many vacancies for judges in family...

      Inquests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the occasions on which an inquest has been adjourned under section 17A of the Coroners Act 1988; and how many...

      Inquests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to her answer of 26 June 2006, Official Report, column 305W, on inquests, how many inquests have been adjourned since...

      Judges (North-west)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what proportion of judges in the north-west are themselves from the north-west; and if she will make a statement.

      Legal Profession (Complaints)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) how many solicitors have refused to accept decisions of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in each of the last 10...

      Tynwald Day

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representatives the Government will be sending to the Tynwald Day celebrations on the Isle of Man.

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the net change in voter registration as a result of its 2006 local elections...

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost was of her Department's voter registration campaign for the 2006 local elections.

  • Health

    • Alcohol Detoxification Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to allow pastoral outreach workers assisting alcoholics without families engaged in detoxification programmes to be treated as...

    • Clinical Trial Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will bring forward the proposed amendment to the Clinical Trials Regulations of 2004 on consent; and what steps she is taking (a) to halt and...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths have been caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile in (a) Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS and (b) England in the last three...

      Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what types of contraceptive are available to (a) men and (b) women through family planning clinics; what the price of each item is; and what the cost of...

      Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Government have to audit death certificates.

      Diet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions the Government has had on plans to promote healthy eating; and with whom.

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to ensure the retention of junior doctors in NHS posts.

      Fertility Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of fertility services in Shropshire.

      Healthcare-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital patients have (a) contracted and (b) died from exposure to healthcare-acquired infections in the constituency of North-West...

      Healthcare-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital patients have (a) contracted and (b) died from exposure to MRSA or similar infections in each year since 1997.

      Human Pappiloma Virus Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the human pappilloma virus vaccines will be considered at the meeting of the joint council on vaccination and immunisation in February 2007.

      Human Pappiloma Virus Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the Government have made on its plans to introduce the human pappilloma virus vaccine; and if she will make a statement.

      Manor Hospital, Walsall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects a decision to be announced on approval for the contracts for the major development at the NHS Manor hospital, Walsall.

      NHS Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the level of NHS trust deficits in areas with greater than average deprivation; and what steps she is taking to...

      NHS Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the values were of purchases of health care from non-NHS providers by (a) Rochdale, (b) Bury, (c) North Manchester and (d) Oldham primary care...

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who is responsible for auditing NHS Professionals.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage mark-up NHS Professionals adds in each region to the rates charged by private agencies for the supply of each category of temporary staff.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to change the structure of NHS Professionals.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when NHS Professionals is budgeted to break even in its annual running costs. [83748 ] Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the set-up costs of NHS Professionals; and what the annual running costs have been in each year since its establishment.

      Nurse Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment she has made of the syllabus for nurse training; and if she will make a statement; (2) whether there is a preliminary...

      Palliative Care for the Terminally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received about the Palliative Care for the Terminally Ill Bill; how many (a) supported and (b) opposed the Bill; and...

      Performance Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures her Department has introduced to improve performance management and local delivery monitoring.

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for physiotherapy in each year since 1997.

      Reproductive Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations she has received about (a) death and (b) disability resulting from the contraceptive pill in the last 12 months; and if she...

      Turnaround Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid by (a) Yorkshire Wolds and Coast primary care trust and (b) other PCTs in turnaround to (i) Ernst and Young and (ii) other...

      Vaccine Damage Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vaccine damage payments were made in respect of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in each of the last five years; and what proportion this...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for functional electrical stimulation treatment in (a) England and (b) Dorset in the last year for which figures are...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the case for (a) changes in the basis of air passenger duty from payment per passenger to payment per flight and (b)...

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason transit flights are exempt from air passenger duty; and what estimate he has made of how much extra revenue would be raised per annum were...

      Arms Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2006, Official Report, column 5767W, on AK-47s, what UK custom entry clearance has been issued to UK based companies for...

      Bank Notes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the expected period of use is of the (a) £5, (b) £10, (c) £20 and (d) £50 note.

      Barker Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the Barker review of land use planning policy to report.

      Child Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of child tax credits on child poverty since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Civil Service, Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he plans to take to ensure that civil service job cuts in Wales do not adversely affect economic regeneration of Objective 1 areas.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2006, Official Report, column 410W, on correspondence, what estimate he has made of the cost of answering the question;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Chairman of HM Revenue and Customs will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 18 May regarding a constituent; and what the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Tax Credit Office will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 23 May; ref: 2006-05 008197.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter of 2 May 2006 from the hon. Member for Castle Point enclosing one from Mr. Layzell of 27 April 2006.

      Double Taxation Agreements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests from overseas tax authorities HM Revenue and Customs has received in the past three years pursuant to the operation of actual assistance...

      Draft Bills

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what draft Bills have been produced by his Department since October 2005; how many were (a) examined and (b) are planned to be examined by (i) a...

      Economically Inactive Persons

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the ratio is of economically inactive persons to the number of persons engaged in manufacturing industry in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland.

      Education Capital Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which education capital projects are VAT exempt; (2) what criteria are used to decide what type of education capital projects are VAT exempt; (3)...

      Engagements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many military establishments he has visited in each of the last five years.

      Extradition

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has made to the Home Secretary on the taking of emergency measures to alter the Extradition Act 2003.

      Financial Capability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which citizens advice bureaux are working in partnership with the personal finance education group on financial capability in schools; and what plans he has...

      Financial Support (Pregnancy)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of providing financial assistance to low-income families during pregnancy; and whether there are any plans to...

      Health Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate was of (a) cancers and (b) stroke in West Suffolk in each of the past five years.

      Health Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of infant mortality was in West Suffolk in each of the past five years.

      Health Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) perinatal and (b) infant mortality rates were in each health authority in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Health Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the most recent infant mortality rate was in (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b) the west midlands and (c) England.

      HM Customs and Excise

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials were employed by HM Customs and Excise in each year since 1997; and how many were front-line staff in each year.

      HM Revenue and Customs Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether local HM Revenue and Customs offices are meeting their targets for responding to postal enquiries; and if he will make a statement.

      HM Revenue and Customs Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest estimate is of the number of open cases at each HM Revenue and Customs office in each month since January 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      HM Revenue and Customs Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people HM Revenue and Customs employs in collecting taxes; how many there were (a) 5, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years ago; what his estimate is of the...

      HM Revenue and Customs Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on plans for the future of the HM Revenue and Customs offices in Yeovil.

      Income Statistics (West Lancashire)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the income per head was in West Lancashire constituency in each of the last five years.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the standard income tax reliefs are; and which attract relief at the (a) basic rate and (b) payer's marginal rates.

      Incomes (Tax Allowances)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the loss of revenue to the Exchequer would be if allowances against tax on incomes were raised by (a) £50, (b) £100, (c) £150,...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many residents in the West Lancashire constituency paid inheritance tax in each of the last five years.

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what occasions an (a) individual and (b) organisation has applied for a judicial review against his Department in each year since 1997; and what the...

      Local Government Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the UK economy of the local government workers strike on 28 March.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged (a) 22 years and over, (b) 18 to 21 years and (c) under 18 years are receiving the minimum wage in each (i) London borough and (ii)...

      Named Day Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (a) how many named day written parliamentary questions his Department received in each of the last three years; (b) what percentage of named day written...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people his Department calculated as being liable for payment of national insurance contributions in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Official Visit (Nigeria)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on which date the Prime Minister gave written approval for his trip to Nigeria on 22 May.

      Orphan Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the total amount of money held in orphan funds in banks and financial institutions.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what annual savings to 2012 he estimates would be made if the lifetime allowance for tax privileged pension savings was frozen at £1.5 million.

      Personal Finance Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the Treasury, the Financial Services Authority and the Department for Education and Skills will measure the effectiveness of personal finance education...

      Population Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the population of (a) the UK and (b) each region of the UK is (i) under 25, (ii) between 25 and 34, (iii) between 35 and 44, (iv)...

      Population Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the population of (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) Essex was in each year between 1976 and 2005; what it is estimated to be in 2006; and what assessment...

      Poverty, Chester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to reduce poverty in the City of Chester since 1997.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public appointments are within his patronage; what (a) salary and (b) other emoluments are attached to each; and what the comparable figures were...

      Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of seasonal workers in (a) rural areas and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Sickness Absence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days work have been lost through sickness among staff working on tax credits in each of the last three years.

      Suicide

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people committed suicide in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) ethnic origin, in each (i) London borough and (ii)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the costs of administering tax credits in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07; what the original spending plans were...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions his Department has had with the tobacco industry on introducing an anti-counterfeiting labelling scheme for tobacco products;...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the money lost to the UK Exchequer through the illicit trade in tobacco in the last three years.

      Under-age Pregnancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many girls under the age of 16 years (a) became pregnant and (b) gave birth in each London borough in each of the last five years, broken down by age;...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent officers the Valuation Office Agency employed in 2005-06.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many press releases the Valuation Office Agency issued in 2005-06.

  • Home Department

    • Drug Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British citizens have been convicted of drug smuggling in (a) England and Wales and (b) abroad, broken down by country, in each of...

    • Air Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many injuries due to air weapons have been recorded in (a) the constituency of Houghton and Washington, East, (b) the Northumbria...

      Anti-drugs Initiatives (Departmental Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department is making available for activities to reduce the use of drugs among young people; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to end the practice of transporting asylum seekers arriving in Northern Ireland to Dungavel dentention centre in Lanarkshire.

      British Muslim Citizenship Toolkits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British Muslim citizenship 'toolkits' have been dispatched by his Department.

      Brothels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) brothels and (b) massage parlours have been shut down by the police in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Child Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) minimum, (b) maximum and (c) average sentence was imposed for child rape in (i) Luton, (ii) Bedfordshire and (iii) England and...

      Child Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are followed to safeguard the welfare of dependent children when single parents with custody are given a custodial sentence...

      Colnbrook Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees at Colnbrook detention centre were on hunger strike on 28 June.

      Colnbrook Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on conditions at Colnbrook detention centre.

      Convention on Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK will ratify the convention on human trafficking; what work remains to be done prior to ratification; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer the letter of 11 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) with regard to Mr....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department will reply to the letter of 29 March 2006 from the right hon. Member for Warley regarding Mohammed Uddin of Dorlton...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, dated 30 March 2006 on behalf...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the immigration and nationality directorate will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood of 29 March on behalf...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 2 May, about Government consultation on new laws to promote...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the letter of 15 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Gordon Okome.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 26 April (Your Ref: M10324/6), on the sexual orientation...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department will provide information and membership forms for credit unions to its employees.

      Crime Statistics

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

      Daniel Dyakov

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will return the passport of Daniel Dyakov, Ref. No. D1054256.

      Deaths in Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths in prison have resulted from (a) natural causes, (b) accident and (c) self-inflicted injury in each prison in each of the...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many advertisements have been placed by his Department (a) in newspapers, (b) on the radio, (c) on television, (d) on billboards and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which he has...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on the deportation of British-born children to foreign countries; and what the legal basis is for this policy.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate how much of the heroin trafficked into the United Kingdom in each year since 1996 came from Afghanistan.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost of (a) administrating and (b) buying allocations for each prison included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme was in its...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the 107 foreign nationals released from prison whose whereabouts are known to the Home Office should have been deported; and how...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the foreign nationals recently released from prison and recommended for deportation, broken down by (a) prison from which...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals have escaped from open prisons in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials currently in the Department received honours in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List; and at what rank of honour.

      IT Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the likely costs of implementing new IT systems arising from the options under consideration from...

      Knife Amnesty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) serious and (b) fatal attacks were recorded by police during the recent knife amnesty.

      Knife Amnesty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives have been handed in during the amnesty in (a) East Yorkshire constituency and (b) the east riding of Yorkshire area.

      Labour Party Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Greater Manchester police will be responsible for the interviewing of delegates, hotel staff and other associated workers in advance...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which private Members' Bills were drafted by his Department in each Session since 1997; and which subsequently received Royal Assent.

      Miscarriages of Justice (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his written statement of 19 April 2006, Official Report, columns 14-17, on miscarriages of justice (compensation), how much will...

      Miscarriages of Justice (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many compensation claims for miscarriage of justice have been accepted under the discretionary scheme as a result of (a) serious default...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research the Department has undertaken on rehabilitation rates of offenders.

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of offenders serving custodial sentences who re-offend within (a) one, (b) two and (c) three years...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance he has issued to the probation service in the last 12 months on whether offenders on licence should be granted permission...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have to sell or rent the empty official residence at Belgravia House; and what the estimated (a) capital and (b)...

      Operation Pentameter

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many under 18-year-olds have been identified in recent raids by Operation Pentameter; and how many of these have been subsequently...

      Opiate Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2006, Official Report, column 815W, on opiate products, what assessment he has made of whether the Republic...

      Opiate Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2006, Official Report, column 815W, on opiate products, what assessment he has made of the restrictiveness...

      Parliamentary Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to make copies of deposited papers available in (a) the Vote Office and (b) Printed Paper Office at the same...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer questions (a) 62603, (b) 62604, (c) 62605 and (d) 62606, on the occupants of registered aircraft landing at airports...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for parole have been heard in each of the last five years; and how many of these applications were successful in each year.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average response time is of police to emergency call-outs in (a) England and Wales and (b) Taunton constituency.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of creating a West Midlands regional police force.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding will be made available to support the merger of police forces in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why (a) levels and (b) the impact of tourism was taken out of the police funding formula; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the net expenditure was on police per head of the population in (a) Devon, (b) Cornwall and (c) England in each year since 1999.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his Answer of 16 May 2006, Official Report, column 903W, on police, if he will collect data centrally on the numbers of (a)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the net change in the number of police force posts following the creation of a single strategic force for Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of police officers in each police authority area come from ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many former police officers are in receipt of injury pensions.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers (a) were recruited and (b) left the service in Yeovil constituency in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about police conduct and behaviour have been (a) submitted and (b) upheld in each police force in each of the last five...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police pursuits of motorbike thieves have resulted in injury to the operator of the motorbike in the last 12 months for which...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the mechanism will be for the equalisation of council tax precepts across Wales following the proposed merger of the four Welsh police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police force have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for racism in each of the last five years; and if...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) resignations and (b) retirements of police officers from the Suffolk constabulary there have been in each year since 1997.

      Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress is being made on preventing children from gaining access to hardcore pornography.

      Port Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which UK ports have 24-hour security; and what plans the Government have to introduce 24-hour security at further ports.

      Post Office Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which services (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies hold contracts with the Post Office; and what the (i) start and...

      Post Office Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what services (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies (i) make available and (ii) have made available in the last five...

      Prisoner Information Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the (a) deployment, (b) availability and (c) use of prisoner information points; which prison...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) of 7 November 2005, Official Report, column 57W, on prisoners, how...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the breakdown of the prison population was in terms of (a) ethnic background, (b) religion, (c) age and (d) sex in each of the last...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what spending on the prison service is (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable for the purposes of the public expenditure statistical...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of the total prison population released in each year since 1990 completed (a) 100 per cent., (b) 90 to 99 per...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates have had added days awarded to them by the independent adjudicator and subsequently also had days restored to them by prison...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many independent adjudications were carried out in each prison establishment in each of the last 15 months.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of independent adjudications was in each prison establishment for each of the last 12 months.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civilian staff are employed at HM Prison Wandsworth.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Irish nationals are being held in each prison establishment.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) psychologists and (b) psychology assistants are employed (i) at each prison establishment and (ii) at Prison Service headquarters.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what mechanisms exist to monitor inmates' cars parked at prison establishments to ensure that the vehicles are (a) legally registered...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons have been re-roled since 1997; how many prison places there are in each establishment; when the re-roling took place; and what...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have escaped from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire in the last year for which figures are available; what the (a) offence and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates who absconded from (a) all open prisons and (b) Spring Hill open prison since 1999 have not been recaptured; and how many...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Prison Service Instructions and (b) Prison Service Orders were issued without being published in each of the last nine years...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spare places in open prisons were available in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners under the age of 18 years are in each prison; what plans he has to transfer those individuals to specialist youth...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the probation facilities in Hertfordshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions (a) he and (b) his officials have met trade union representatives to discuss improvements to the probation service in...

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people recruited by the Probation Service in the last 12 months have no formal qualifications.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he uses consultants to advise on the work of the Probation Service.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why his Department is proposing to change the contracts of employment for seasonal agricultural workers scheme students; when these changes...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) licence applications were received and (b) licences were issued by the Security Industry Authority in each of the last five...

      Security Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many former (a) MI5 and (b) MI6 agents have been imprisoned in the UK in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders reside in each London borough.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many terrorist cells have been discovered in the United Kingdom since 11 September 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how he expects the EU plans to introduce a non-emotive lexicon to help combat terrorism to work in practice; and if he will make a statement.

      Victims of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place to prevent a person who has murdered their spouse organising the victim's funeral in their position as next-of-kin.

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were recorded in each year since 1996 (a) in total, (b) in Northamptonshire and (c) in Wellingborough.

      Workers Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those who registered under the Workers Registration Scheme have worked for 12 months or more in the United Kingdom.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of non-violent young offenders (a) sent to prison and (b) given alternatives to custody re-offended within two years of...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan: Helmand Province

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many development advisers have now been placed in the United Kingdom-led provincial reconstruction team (PRT) in Helmand province; and how many in other PRTs...

    • Biodiversity: European Marine Strategy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to European Union member states regarding the European Marine Strategy and proposed accompanying directive; what was the nature...

      Bosnia-Herzegovina: Diplomatic Representation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans there are for setting up an Office of the European Union Special Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

      Cancer: Financial Assistance for Patients

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they are giving to the findings and recommendations of Macmillan Cancer Support's report Cancer Costs for cancer patients to be exempt from...

      Coca Production: Aerial Spraying

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have had with the Governments of Colombia and Ecuador about the environmental and health effects on the rural population of the aerial...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the single farm payments scheme, how many farmers (a) have not yet received any money; (b) have not yet received their full entitlement; (c) have...

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000: Coastal Access

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the investigative phase of the preparation for a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs consultation on further access to the United Kingdom...

      Crime: Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What role strategic health authorities and primary care trusts have in the follow-up treatment and care for victims of rape; and what training is given to doctors...

      Energy: Efficiency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What advice they make available to householders who wish to reduce the energy consumption in their homes; and how they propose to make this advice more accessible.

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the change between the draft and final new Civil Service Code whereby the expectation on special advisers to abide by the code has been removed means that...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 28 June (WA 161), whether and, if so, by what means it is possible for parliamentarians and the...

      Gulf War: Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have on the numbers and identities of veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War who made war pension claims for Gulf War syndrome before October 2005.

      Head Lice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What methods of head lice control in children, other than combing, are recommended by the Department of Health.

      House of Lords: Appointments Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 21 June (WA 88) concerning the House of Lords Appointments Commission, what is the annual breakdown...

      House of Lords: Queen's Room

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether he will arrange for a clock to be installed in the Queen's Room of the Library of the House.

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Insurgent Activities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the recent increase in insurgent activities against uniformed membersof coalition units in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

      Israel and Palestine: Detention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent discussions they have had with the Government of Israel regarding their detention of over 7,000 Palestinians, many of them detained for lengthy periods...

      Israel and Palestine: Military Hostage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding their military response to the kidnapping of one Israel Defence Force soldier.

      Israel and Palestine: Military Hostage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, as quartet participants, they have had discussions with the Government of the United States on the Government of Israel's decision not to follow the...

      Mental Health: Stress

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they intend to take to implement the seven-year plan aimed at increasing the number of counsellors available to support individuals who suffer from...

      MMR Vaccine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the unit cost of a single dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and what are the unit costs of each of the MMR vaccine constituents if given as...

      NHS: Audiology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions have taken place between the Department of Health and the British Academy of Audiology regarding the exclusion of direct audiology referrals from...

      NHS: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What analysis the Dental Business Service has made of items prescribed under band 3 of the new dental contract since 1 April.

      NHS: General Medical Services Framework

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 6 March (WA 115), when the negotiations between NHS employers and the British Medical Association's General...

      NHS: General Medical Services Framework

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 6 March (WA 115), what evidence they plan to collect in order to assess the benefits to patients of the...

      NHS: School Nurses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they have made towards their target that by 2010 every primary care trust will have appointed the full complement of school nurses for its area.

      Official Travel: Carbon Emission Offsets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions the Prime Minister and officials from No. 10 Downing Street have used the scheme that enables government departments to offset the carbon...

      Organ Donation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take steps to reverse the trend of families refusing consent for organ donation, particularly in circumstances where the individuals concerned...

      RAF: Canberra PR9 Aircraft

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for the disposal of the Canberra PR9 aircraft that retired from active Royal Air Force service on 24 June; and whether they intend to provide...

      Rural Communities: Housing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the publication of the Joseph Rowntree report on rural housing, whether they have considered enabling county and rural districts to commission...

      Rural Communities: Housing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the publication of the Joseph Rowntree report on rural housing, whether they have considered enabling county and rural districts to acquire, from...

      Water Supply

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidance they have issued under Section 40 of the Water Act 2003 to the Water Industries Authority on social and environmental matters.

      Water Supply: Consumption

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total consumption of water in cubic metres, including a breakdown of consumption per occupant, in the headquarters of the Water Services Regulation...

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