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Written answers

Monday, 24 July 2006

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Support Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of the delay to single farm payments on the farm machinery...

    • Animal Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed by his Department to carry out on-road inspections of transporters carrying vertebrate animals...

      Animal Health Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding the Government incorporates into its animal health strategy for the rescue and care of abandoned, wounded and...

      Aarhus Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to inform the public of their rights under the Aarhus Convention.

      Biomass Energy Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are in place to remove barriers to the market development of biomass energy crops; and what further measures...

      Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions have been brought by each local authority in England under section 3 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and...

      Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received regarding the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

      Commercial Kitchens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what research his Department has conducted into (a) carbon emissions from commercial kitchens and (b) means to reduce...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list in date order (a) Green and (b) White Papers produced by his Department since October 2005.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the Unnumbered Command Papers produced by his Department in each Session since 1976; by what means (a) hon....

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Environment Agency takes to ensure that its charging policy is fair and equitable across its user groups.

      Environmental Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which environmental directives have been agreed and published since May 1997; and what the date or expected date of...

      Environmental Management

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

      Environmental Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commit the Government to compliance with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

      Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 April 2006 to the hon. Member for Winchester (Mr. Oaten), Official Report, column 24W, on farm...

      Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the Single Payment Scheme funds for the period between December 2005 and February 2006 to be paid.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what share of the EU Fisheries Fund agreed on 19 June will be allocated to (a) the UK and (b) each other EU member state.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2006, Official Report, columns 1729-30W, what report his Department has made to the European...

      Flood and Coastal Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the full updating of the National Flood and Coastal Defence database will be completed.

      Flood and Coastal Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's expenditure has been on flood defences in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.

      Flood and Coastal Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Environment Agency has made of the flood defence systems in Robertsbridge, East Sussex; and if he will...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what genetically modified crops are licensed to be grown in the UK.

      Greyhound Racing Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received from animal welfare organisations on the decision by the greyhound racing industry to...

      Greyhound Racing Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will reconsider the decision not to include proposals for statutory provision for greyhound racing in the Animal...

      Greyhound Racing Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many racing greyhounds were killed at the end of their working lives in each of the last five years.

      H7N3 Virus (Norfolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what compensation is available for Norfolk poultry farmers whose poultry has been culled as a consequence of the outbreak of...

      Landscape Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned into (i) the capability of farmers to continue to manage the...

      Methane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken (a) in England and (b) internationally to reduce the effects of methane emissions.

      Nanotechnology Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish details of the Government's timetable for the introduction of mandatory regulations for...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any of the current functions of (a) English Nature and (b) the Countryside Agency will be discarded in the transfer...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in amalgamating English Nature and the Countryside Agency to form Natural England.

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what new responsibilities Natural England will have in addition to those arising from the transfer of tasks from the...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how Natural England will co-ordinate its activities with other Government bodies with responsibilities for the natural...

      Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions he has visited each region in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Onshore Windfarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the levels of carbon emissions relating to onshore windfarms.

      Orang-utans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to prevent the habitat of the orang-utan being destroyed in (a) Malaysia, (b) Indonesia...

      Organic Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of organic food sold in the UK which was produced in the UK; what powers...

      Pet Cemeteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what agreement he has reached with the Environment Agency on landfill licensing fees for small pet cemeteries; and if he will...

      Recreational Boaters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs why the Environment Agency proposes to increase its charges to recreational boaters.

      Recycling in Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recycling targets his Department has set for schools; and if he will make a statement; (2) how much funding has...

      Sakhalin Island (Pipelines)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Government have made of the monitoring of the construction of onshore oil and gas pipelines on Sakhalin...

      Sakhalin Island (Pipelines)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information his Department has received on how many rivers on Sakhalin Island were crossed with oil and gas pipelines as...

      Sakhalin Island (Pipelines)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures his Department has taken to ensure that there are sufficient safeguards in place to prevent a net loss of...

      Sewage Sludge in Agriculture Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date the Sewage Sludge in Agriculture Regulations will be implemented.

      Six-day Movement Rule

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he made the last assessment of the six-day movement rule; and if he will make a statement.

      Slow Food

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

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether members of his Department with responsibility for the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (a) have visited and (b)...

      Warm Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households in England are eligible for assistance under the Warm Front programme; and how the overall number of...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what work has been carried out to establish the background levels of fluoxetine in the aquatic environment; and what estimate...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) levels of pre-tax profits and (b) increases in water charges imposed by water...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much water on average was consumed by each person in England in the last year for which figures are available, broken...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much water consumption per head of population was planned by each water company in 2005-06.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much water was lost as a result of water leaks in London in each year since 1997.

      Wildlife Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made towards bringing 95 per cent. of all nationally important wildlife sites into favourable...

  • Leader of the House

    • Divisions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many divisions were called off in each of the last three sessions due to failure to provide tellers; what the (a) date and (b) subject under discussion was in...

    • Early-day motions (E-tabling)

      To ask the Leader of the House whether he has examined the merits of enabling e-tabling of Early Day Motions; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps he is taking to ensure that ministerial answers to parliamentary questions address the terms of the questions being asked.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will ask the Modernisation Committee to examine the degree to which the quality of replies to parliamentary questions enables Ministers to be held accountable...

  • Transport

    • A13

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for improving the A13; what improvements were made to the A13 between Basildon and Southend-on-Sea during 2005; and if he...

    • A13

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) minor and (b) serious accidents occurred on the A13 between the A405 and the M25 in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on properties purchased by the Highways Agency under compulsory purchase orders along the proposed A21 upgrade route.

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the environmental consequences of the proposed A21 upgrade.

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with residents in East Sussex regarding the proposed A21 upgrade.

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role (a) Rother district council and (b) East Sussex county council have played in the proposed A21 upgrade.

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency has spent on consultation fees while assessing the proposed A21 upgrade.

      Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal traffic accidents there were in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrians have been (a) killed and (b) injured by vehicles in each of the last 10 years.

      Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents occurred on or near pedestrian crossings in each year since 1997; and how many of these accidents involved the (a)...

      Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many hit-and-run incidents there have been in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many traffic accidents there were involving (a) pedestrians, (b) buses, (c) trams and (d) cyclists in London in each year since 1997.

      Accident Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many sleep-related traffic accidents occurred on motorways in each of the past three years; how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries were...

      Bicycle Bells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to make it a requirement for all bicycles to be fitted with bells at all times whilst being ridden.

      Boat Collisions (River Thames)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many collisions of boats there were on the River Thames in each of the last five years.

      Boat Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many boat licences were granted in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Bus Driver Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the pass rate was in each of the last three financial years for driving tests conducted by the Driving Standards Agency examiners on bus driver...

      Cargo Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his Answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 258W, on cargo transfers, what guidance his Department has issued to harbour...

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what studies he has undertaken on the likely impact of Crossrail on the Heathrow Express.

      Cycling Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) slight injuries suffered by cyclists on (i) urban roads and (ii) rural roads in each year since 2003...

      Cycling Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have (a) died and (b) received serious head injuries as a result of a cycling accident in each of the last 10 years.

      Delegated Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements for conducting tests and keeping proper records have to be in place before he will grant his approval to the appointment of delegated...

      Delegated Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Driver Standards Agency has a dedicated team of people who supervise the operations of Passenger Carrying Vehicle delegated examiners.

      Delegated Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in the Driver Standards Agency work solely on conducting supervised Passenger Carrying Vehicle delegated examiner check tests.

      Delegated Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether research has been undertaken by his Department into the effectiveness and safety of Passenger Carrying Vehicle delegated examiners conducting tests.

      Delegated Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when passenger carrying vehicle delegated examiners were first introduced.

      Delegated Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what fee is charged by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to train a passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) delegated examiner; and what income DSA has...

      Delegated Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many actual supervised (check) driving tests the Driving Standards Agency undertook on passenger carrying vehicle delegated examiners in each the...

      Driver Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of drivers aged (a) 18 to 21 and (b) over 60 years in (i) 1980, (ii) 1990 and (iii) 2005 expressed (A) as a...

      Driving Licence Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations his Department has received on the second EC Directive on driving licences, 91/439/EEC.

      Driving Safety Forward

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to date is of the Driving Standards Agency's Driving Safety Forward agenda.

      Driving Safety Forward

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why there was no competitive tender for the contract for the Driving Safety Forward agenda; and how EU procurement rules were complied with in this...

      Driving Safety Forward

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the end date is for the contract with Symbia Ltd. for the Driver Standards Agency's Driving Safety Forward agenda.

      Driving Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) consultants and (b) contractors have been employed by the Driving Standards Agency in each of the last three financial years; what type of...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average waiting time for a driving test was (a) in England and (b) broken down by (i) region and (ii) test centre in each of the last five years.

      EU Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many full-time equivalent staff are working on implementing and administering EU directives, regulations and policies in his Department; (2)...

      First Capital Connect (Cheap Day Returns)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he was first informed of the plans of First Capital Connect to prevent use of cheap day return tickets on former Thameslink services serving...

      Foreign Officers (Competency Certificates)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that there are adequate controls on issuing certificates of equivalent competency for foreign officers serving on UK...

      Free Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding the Government are providing to West Lancashire district council to provide free bus travel for (a) older and (b) disabled persons;...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of cars owned by the Government Car and Despatch Agency come with air conditioning as standard.

      Great Barford By-pass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the original estimate of cost was for the Great Barford by-pass; and what the anticipated outturn of expenditure is.

      Highways Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total expenditure on highways in Haltemprice and Howden constituency was in each of the last two financial years; and what the average figure...

      Illegal Drugs (Driving)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many motorists killed in road accidents in each of the last five years had traces of illegal drugs in their bodies.

      Illegal Drugs (Driving)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of motorists who drove with illegal drugs in their bodies in the last 12 months.

      Light Rail Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to publish the Government's guidance on light rail procurement.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of safety measures on the London Underground network in relation to protection against the...

      M25

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the concrete surface of the M25 between junctions 8 and 9 is to be replaced with quieter surfacing.

      Major Roads Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the forecast costs are of each Highways Agency major roads project; (2) what steps he is taking to tackle the effects of increasing...

      Major Roads Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the economic effects of the implementation of the published scheme for improvements to the A303 Stonehenge in...

      Motorway Service Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will publish a consultation document on regulations governing motorway service areas.

      Oil Handling Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanism is used to grant consent to new oil handling facilities (a) within harbour authority areas and (b) elsewhere in UK internal and...

      Oil Spills (Contingency Plans)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the comments received in response to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's consultation on oil spill contingency plans covering ship-to-ship...

      Oil Spills (Contingency Plans)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timetable is for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to report to him following its consultation on (a) the implications for European wildlife...

      Oil Spills (Contingency Plans)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses have been made by (a) statutory bodies, (b) non-governmental and community organisations and (c) private individuals to the...

      Professional Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes he plans to make to the existing regulations in respect of the working hours of professional drivers; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which railway lines in England and Wales are under consideration for reopening; and what his policy is on the reopening of railway lines.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what solutions he has identified to overcrowding on the railways.

      Register of Driver Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to date is of the development of the new Integrated Register of Driver Training system; and how much of the expenditure went to Capita.

      Register of Driver Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) change of control notices and (b) variation orders have been issued by the Driver Standards Agency in the development of the new...

      Register of Driver Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) estimated cost of and (b) timetable for developing the Integrated Register of Driver Training is; and whether each has changed since the...

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) original estimated cost of and (b) most recent cost estimates are for (i) Highways Agency schemes in the Targeted Programme of...

      Road Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which road schemes were commenced by the Highways Agency in the Eastern Region in each year from 1999-2000 to 2005-06; and what the (a) original...

      Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) harbours and (b) oil handling facilities are subject to the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation...

      Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how proposals to regulate Ship-to-Ship Transfers of oil and other cargoes in UK territorial waters will be implemented in harbour authority areas.

      Stopping Distances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he next expects to review the stopping distances quoted within the Highway Code; and if he will make a statement.

      Street Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of electricity for street lighting on national roads supervised by the Highways Agency was in the most recent year for which figures are...

      Thameslink 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of the Thameslink 2000 project.

      Traffic (Peterborough)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total volume of traffic in the Peterborough city council area was in each year since 2001; and what the percentage change has been over that...

      Transport Economic Schemes (Cornwall and Scilly)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what expenditure on transport infrastructure schemes to support economic regeneration his Department is considering in Cornwall and the Isles of...

      Transport Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transportation Safety; what note was kept of each meeting; and if he...

      UK Seafarers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he is taking to increase the number of UK seafarers working regularly at sea and the number of new entrant trainees; (2) when the...

      Vehicle Statistics (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) low emission cars, (b) cars, (c) sports utility vehicles and (d) motorcycles are owned per person in London.

  • Defence

    • Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution he expects British armed forces to make to the Prime Minister's proposed international force to be sent to Lebanon.

    • African Conflicts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps British military personnel are taking to help to prevent conflicts in Africa.

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the involvement of British troops in the NATO deployment in Kosovo.

      Forces Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the quality of maintenance of forces accommodation; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is the Government's policy to maintain the nuclear deterrent in the long-term.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how long it takes to target Trident missiles when at sea.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civil servants listed are working on Trident and nuclear weapons policy, broken down by grade.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason a discussion of a replacement for the Trident nuclear system was not included in the section on future capabilities of his Department's...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research work has been carried out to improve the (a) reliability, (b) performance, (c) longevity and (d) safety of the UK's Trident nuclear warhead.

      Army Recruits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new recruits have joined the Army in the last two years, broken down by region of origin.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with defence manufacturers concerning armoured vehicles capable of withstanding improvised explosive devices.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the availability of UK armoured vehicles in theatres of war.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times armoured vehicles broke down in Iraq between January and May 2006, broken down by vehicle type.

      Iraq

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

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much ordnance was used by British forces in Iraq in each of the last six months, broken down by type; (2) how much and what type of ordnance...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the aims are of the provincial reconstruction team in Basra; and what he expects the team to achieve.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made in training Afghan security forces in peacekeeping.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries have troops operating under the international security assistance force in Afghanistan; how many troops they had deployed on 10 July; and...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) the number of Intelligence Corps personnel based in Helmand province and (b) the resources provided...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what facilities are available for the detention of military detainees in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the role of British forces in Afghanistan's counter-narcotics campaign.

      Armed Forces Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints his Department has received about the administration of salaries of British armed forces personnel paid through the joint personnel...

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government are taking to promote peace and security in Africa.

      Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advertising campaigns the Department ran between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

      Aerial Vehicle Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made with the development of an uninhabited aerial vehicle technology demonstrator programme.

      Air Operations/Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure that there are more sites where close air support operations and forward air control exercises can take place.

      Air Operations/Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the availability of training sites for close air support operations and forward air control exercises.

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) fighter, (b) training, (c) tanker and transport, (d) reconnaissance and (e) maritime patrol aircraft were in service with the Royal Air...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what fleet tankers will be available to support each future aircraft carrier, if the in-service dates for the two new carriers are (a) confirmed as 2012...

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the houses sold to Annington Homes have subsequently been (a) demolished and (b) sold to private buyers (i) in total and (ii) in Colchester.

      Annington Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much Annington Homes has paid to the Government for the houses it acquired from the Ministry of Defence (a) in total and (b) for the housing stock...

      Armed Forces Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the conventions are concerning armed services regular and reserve personnel having contact with hon. Members; and when they were last circulated.

      Armed Forces Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1436W, on injured British servicemen (treatment), how many armed forces personnel in...

      Armed Forces Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how compensation for service personnel dismissed from the armed forces on the grounds of sexuality is assessed; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces who were dismissed on the grounds of their sexuality are yet to receive compensation.

      Armed Forces Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which NATO members require their troops to pay income tax when they are on active service.

      Chaplains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many chaplains are serving with the (a) Royal Navy and Royal Marines, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force; how many in each category are (i)...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 209W, on Colombia, what his assessment is of the current level of risk to UK personnel...

      Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions he has accepted corporate hospitality in the last 12 months.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Minister for Veterans will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 31 May 2006 (Ref: 03319/2006).

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what budget has been made available to support his Department's Counter-Terrorism Science and Technology Centre at Porton Down for 2006-07.

      Defence Planning Assumptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a review of the Defence planning assumptions will be conducted before the forthcoming comprehensive spending review.

      Defence Procurement Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in the piloting of the operating framework for the Defence Procurement Agency; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) function is and (b) annual cost in each of the last three years was of the departmental (i) Diversity and Work Balance Team, (ii) Ethnic...

      Emission Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many carbon dioxide emission permits have been allocated to military establishments; and what the actual emissions were for each military...

      Forces Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff were recruited by the (a) RAF and (b) Royal Navy in each year since 1997, broken down by personnel type.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer Questions (a) 71152 and (b) 71153, on helicopter fuel tank protection, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South for answer...

      Medical/Dental Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Armed Forces Pay Review Body report on service medical and dental officers to be published.

      Military (Low Flying)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his written statement of 18 July 2006, on the Pattern of Military Low Flying Across the UK 2005-06, when he expects the 2005-06 report to be...

      Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which vehicles British service personnel have been (a) killed and (b) injured as a result of hostile action in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan in each...

      Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the relative protection afforded from improvised explosive devices by the Tempest Truck, Mine Protected Vehicle and the...

      Ministerial Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times his ministerial office has been decorated in each of the last five years.

      Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects plans for ballistic missile defence for NATO allies to be approved.

      Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what feasibility studies his Department has carried out on possible sites for ground based interceptors in relation to possible UK involvement in a...

      Mobile Phones (RAF Stations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rules apply to the use of mobile telephones and camera telephones on RAF stations; and what the reasons are for such rules.

      Modernising Personnel Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written statement of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 3WS, on modernising armed forces and veterans personnel administration, what...

      Modernising Personnel Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written statement of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 3WS, on modernising armed forces and veterans personnel administration, if he...

      Nell McAndrew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Answer of 12 July 2006, Official Report, column 1884W, on welfare services, whether Nell McAndrew will be remunerated for her work on...

      Nuclear Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a disaggregation by function and location of the £9,753,827,000 undiscounted costs of nuclear liabilities, set out at page 220 of...

      Nuclear Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to paragraph 64 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts for 2005-06, HC 1394, which international legal obligations would have to be met...

      Nuclear Test Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of awarding war pensions to all nuclear test veterans suffering from radiation linked disease.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the inventory of nuclear waste created from all the nuclear weapons programmes in the UK, including the submarine fleet; when the...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has a list of radioactive materials that are not included in the inventory of nuclear waste from nuclear weapons programmes.

      Pathfinder Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made on (a) the launch of the Pathfinder programme teams and (b) scoping of Pathfinder programmes on through-life...

      Private Land (Military Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many privately-owned pieces of land are used by the RAF around Ledbury, Herefordshire.

      Private Land (Military Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what private land was used for close air support operations and forward air control exercises in the last three years; in what counties the land used was...

      Private Land (Military Use)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid to land owners in Herefordshire for the use of their property for RAF exercises in each of the last three years.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the studies of the demobilisation surveys for reserve forces completing operational engagements for the last five years.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the studies of terminal surveys for members of reserve forces leaving the reserve forces for the last five years.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the manning totals were (a) in 2005-06 and (b) in the most recent period for which figures are available of (i) men and (ii) women for (A)...

      Reservists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to compensate and support small and medium-sized enterprises with key members of staff serving as called up reservists fulfilling...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary have been cannibalised in the past 12 months.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary can be deployed.

      Separated Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of separated service days was in the last recorded 30 day month rolling period for the Regular Army (a) infantry, (b) Royal...

      Separated Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) average, (b) highest and (c) lowest number of days of separated service over the last three-year period for which figures are available...

      Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many spare parts were (a) available and (b) required for Army Air Corps (i) Apache, (ii) Lynx and (iii) Gazelle helicopter fleets in the past 12 months.

      Spare Parts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many spare parts were (a) available and (b) required for the Royal Navy (i) destroyer, (ii) frigate, (iii) mine counter vessel, (iv) patrol vessel,...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role is played by special advisers in answering parliamentary questions asked of his Department.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what occasions a statutory instrument sponsored by his Department has been reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments as defective since...

      Submarine Flotilla

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made on the establishment of a unified submarine programme management organisation within the Department; and if he will make a...

      Sustainability Principles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the sustainability principles set out at paragraph 77 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts for 2005-06, HC 1394, are applied by British...

      Swan Hunter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to be in a position to announce the final payment to Swan Hunter following the termination of the contract for the Landings Ship Dock...

      Tavern Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Tavern armoured vehicles are owned by the Ministry of Defence; and how many such vehicles are located in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Iraq, (c)...

      Territorial Army (Records)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1442W, on Territorial Army (Records), (1) what the reason is for the time taken to...

      Tour Intervals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average tour interval of the (a) Corps of Royal Engineers, (b) Royal Corps of Signals, (c) Royal Logistic Corps and (d) Royal Electric...

      Trained Strength

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) actual gains to trained strength and (b) total target gains to trained strength are for each of the Royal Navy pinch point trades...

      Trident Replacement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure there has been on preparatory (a) studies and (b) infrastructure development on a replacement for the Trident nuclear system.

      US Missile Defence Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget is for the UK Missile Defence Centre for each of the next three years.

      Weapons Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence under what circumstances weapons are provided to (a) UK and (b) other civilians in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Environment and Heritage Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 12W, on the Environment and Heritage Service, what steps he takes to ensure cost-effectiveness of...

    • Offences (Prosecution Consent)

      To ask the Solicitor-General if he will list the offences which may be prosecuted only with the consent of (a) the Solicitor-General and (b) the Director of Public Prosecutions.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Solicitor-General on how many occasions he has visited each region in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department were awaiting a reply on 10 July 2006; which of those had been waiting longer than (a) two and (b) three...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many public appointments are within the patronage of the Law Officers; what (a) salary and (b) other emoluments are attached to each; and what the comparable...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Solicitor-General on what occasions a statutory instrument sponsored by his Department has been reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments as defective since October 2005.

  • Minister for Women

    • Homophobic Bullying

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what plans the Government have to tackle homophobic bullying in (a) schools and (b) the community.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House Facilities

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will review the rules governing the use by hon. Members of House (a) accommodation, (b)...

    • Senior Staff Appointments

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, columns 8-9W, on senior staff appointments, if the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Arm's Length Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to measure the impact of arm's length management organisations on tenant satisfaction.

    • City of York Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much in (a) rate support grants, (b) business rates and (c) special grants the Government paid to City of York council in...

      Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the chair of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights will be appointed; and if she will make a statement.

      Consultancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, columns 1538-42W, on consultancies, if she will place in the Library a...

      Contaminated Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what are the principal purposes of the Contaminated Land: Application in Real Environments scheme; how much public funding...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the Greater London population paid council tax in the last year for which figures are available; and what...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much council tax was raised in the last year for which figures are available.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was of administering the council tax system in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of the Valuation Office Agency's council tax people's panel reports and summaries from...

      E-Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have for (a) a single property account and (b) a single citizen account as part of its e-government...

      E-Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding was provided to local authorities for Implementing Electronic Government in each year since its introduction; and...

      Empty Dwellings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many vacant homes there are in (a) England and (b) Swindon.

      Fair Trade Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department has taken to support local authorities becoming designated as fair trade councils.

      False Fire Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many malicious false fire alarms were attended by the fire and rescue service in (a) each London borough and (b)...

      Fire Control Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements are in place to (a) monitor the progress of the roll out of regional fire control centres and (b) ensure all...

      Fire Control Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what response she has made to the Fire Brigade Union document "Regional Control: national resilience."

      Fire Control Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the location is of each fire local control room in England, broken down by region; and how many people are employed at each.

      Firefighters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many incidents (a) Merseyside Fire Service and (b) fire services in England experienced where booby-traps had been left to...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many outbreaks of fire were recorded in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) primary and (b) secondary fires there were in England in each year since 1981; and how many dwelling fires there...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deliberate (a) vehicle fires and (b) fires there were in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many large outbreaks of fire there were in each fire authority in each of the last 10 years.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the level of provision was during the recent Hertfordshire fire strike for interim fire and rescue cover (a) to tackle...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have to ensure inter-operability and improve communications between the fire service and the other...

      Golf Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many golf courses were registered on the Ratings List for business rates in England in the most recent year for which...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how she defines inappropriate development with regard to Green Belt policy.

      Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers are available to local authorities to deal with nuisance caused by horses (a) roaming wild in urban areas and (b)...

      House Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average price of a home was in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Housing (Hounslow)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been allocated to the London borough of Hounslow for the upgrading and repairs of council housing stock to...

      Housing Renewal (Morecambe)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been allocated by English Partnerships to housing renewal in the West End of Morecambe under the West End Masterplan.

      Intelligent Addressing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what use (a) her Department and (b) local authorities make of Intelligent Addressing in geographical information systems.

      Land Classification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hectares of land were classified as (a) urban and (b) suburban in each year since 1990, broken down by region.

      Land Value Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the likely effects of introducing a land value tax.

      Local Authority Staff (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff were employed by each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost to local authorities of complying with BS 7799 on information security.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the contact administration address is for each pension scheme within the Local Government Pension Scheme.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government why the Audit Commission will not be reporting on Best Value Performance Indicator 199d for 2005-06.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was given to each London borough per person in the Local Government Finance Settlement in each year since 1997.

      London Mayor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much extra funding the Government plan to provide to the Greater London Authority to finance the new responsibilities of the...

      Mineral Extraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on applications for mineral extraction operations in areas of...

      Mineral Extraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment her Department has made of the impact of quarries on (a) residential areas and (b) areas of outstanding...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will visit Kettering to attend a public meeting to discuss her Department's housing expansion plans for Northamptonshire.

      Multi-foil Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research she has commissioned on the insulating qualities of multi-foil insulation products.

      Multi-foil Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has issued to building control officers regarding the use of multi-foil insulation products.

      Multi-foil Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how multi-foil insulation products are treated under Approved Document L of the Building Regulations.

      National Land and Property Gazetteer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Audit Commission plans to undertake a formal audit of the probity and efficiency of public expenditure on the...

      National Land Information Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the National Land Information Service; and if she will make a statement.

      Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what stock was transferred from the Government wine cellar to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2005-06.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments the Valuation Office Agency makes to Ordnance Survey (OS) outside the pan-government OS agreement for access to...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures exist in Pathways to Work to assist individuals who may be continuously in and out of work due to (a) multiple...

      Planning (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning enforcement notices were issued in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Small Business Rate Relief

      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 16 May 2006, Official Report, column 928W,...

      Sports and Leisure Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what conclusions on (a) the relative merits of (i) private and (ii) public sector contracts for sports and leisure facilities...

      Sports and Leisure Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she will take to improve strategic planning in leisure services following the publication of the Audit Commission...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research the Valuation Office Agency has undertaken in relation to developing (a) a national property database and (b) a...

      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 10 May 2006, Official Report, columns 956-57W, on the...

      Valuebill Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the Government have made of whether the Valuation Office Agency's Automated Valuation Model holds sensitive...

  • Education and Skills

    • Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many accidents have taken place in establishments for which his Department is responsible in the last 12 months; how many court cases...

    • Adoptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children whose parents have learning difficulties were adopted in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and...

      Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advertising campaigns the Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what steps he plans to take to provide specialist teacher training for the support of children with autism in mainstream schooling;...

      Becta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will publish the most recent review of the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

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

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the timetable is for the allocation of cases in (a) private and (b) public law in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support...

      Child Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places were available in Swindon in each year since 1997.

      Child Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Part 8 reviews into child deaths have occurred in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.

      Chinese Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from mainland China studied in England in each year since 1997.

      Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what projections he has made of the number and proportion of pupils in the fourth key stage who will opt to study for (a) a general...

      Electronic Children's Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2006, Official Report, column 1384W, on the Electronic Children's Database (1) what plans he has to...

      Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils under the age of 18 years sat (a) SATs (b) GCSEs, (c) GNVQs and (d) A-levels in each year since 1997.

      Foreign Language Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children are taught at least one foreign language.

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2006, Official Report, column 1984W, on further education colleges, from which providers' prospectuses he...

      GCSE/A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students re-sat at least one examination at (a) GCSE and (b) A-level in each of the past five years.

      GCSE/A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many completed examination papers at (a) GCSE and (b) A-level were lost in each of the past five years.

      Gifted Pupils Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the creation of a gifted pupils' register; and what assessment he has made of the merits of such a proposal.

      Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Home Department on protection of children on the internet and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups...

      School Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if his Department will take steps to ringfence schools spending to ensure the appropriate level of investment is allocated to providing...

      School Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have a playing field or playground where students can practise sports and...

      School Toilets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have toilets fitted with (i) hippos, (ii) cistern and flush controls and (iii) other water...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which colleges offered a British Sign Language course for the academic years (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07;...

      Speech and Language Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what guidance is available to children's trusts on joint working between agencies responsible for supporting children with...

      Speech and Language Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what advisory support services (a) are provided by his Department and (b) the Department funds the voluntary and community sector...

      Student Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of graduates were paying back income-contingent student loans in each year for which figures are available; and...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimates he has made of the average time graduates in each year since 1990 will take to pay off (a) mortgage-style student loans and...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many places are available on Sure Start schemes in Swindon; and what percentage of eligible children are on each scheme.

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children have participated in Sure Start schemes in each constituency since its introduction.

      Translation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what interpretation and translation service provision his Department makes for people (a) visiting his Department, (b) telephoning his...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the levels of truancy in secondary schools in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since...

      Tuition Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster are exempt from tuition fees.

      Under-25s

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people under the age of 25 years were not in education, employment or training in (a) Hyndburn and (b) England in (i) the last...

      University Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received from university admissions tutors on the relative value of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate...

      University Staffing Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the staffing costs were of each (a) university and (b) former polytechnic in (i) 1976-77, (ii) 1979-80, (iii) 1985-86, (iv) 1996-97,...

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what support is provided by his Department for partially-sighted and blind pupils in (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) further and...

      York Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much capital expenditure there has been on schools which come under York local education authority in each year since 1986.

      York Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much per child was spent on (a) (i) pre-school, (ii) primary school and (iii) 11 to 16-year-old secondary school pupils in York schools...

  • Prime Minister

    • Casinos

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when (a) he and (b) his officials have held meetings in the last 12 months with casino operators interested in securing licences under the Gambling Act 2005;...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 6 June about whaling and global warming.

      Declaration of War (Parliamentary Vote)

      To ask the Prime Minister whether it is his policy that in future the House will be asked to vote before the UK declares war on another country; and if he will make a statement.

      Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister where he purchased the sweater recently given as a gift to the President of the United States; how much the item cost; and where it was made.

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to Paragraph B of the Government's Response to the Intelligence and Security Committee's Annual Report 2005-06, Cm 6865, what arrangements are in place under...

      Middle East

      To ask the Prime Minister what representations he (a) has made and (b) plans to make to the (i) Government of Lebanon, (ii) Government of Syria, (iii) Government of Iran and (iv) United Nations...

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he had with (a) the Deputy Prime Minister and (b) officials from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in relation to the sale of the millennium dome.

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when the Cabinet Sub-Committee on the sale of the millennium dome was (a) created and (b) dissolved; (2) which Minister chaired the Cabinet Sub-Committee on the...

      Ministers (Criminal Inquiries)

      To ask the Prime Minister what his policy is on informing the House when a Minister is questioned by the police in connection with a criminal inquiry.

      Ministerial Code

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make is his policy to strengthen the ministerial code to ensure that Ministers' taxation declarations and assessments are up-to-date.

      Ministerial Payments

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to ensure that a public register is maintained of all ministerial payments to charity in respect of free or subsidised overnight...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he had (a) to visit America in July 2005 and (b) to visit Mr. Anschutz's ranch in Colorado.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to visit the Middle East.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister which constituencies the Prime Minister has visited since 1997; and on how many occasions in each case.

      Official Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister how (a) the Segway transporter, (b) jewellery, watches and costumery, (c) the electric Ferrari, (d) the two daggers, (e) wine and (f) the archaeological artefacts...

      Privy Council

      To ask the Prime Minister what the mechanism is by which Ministers may sponsor potential candidates for the Privy Council; and if he will make a statement.

      Red Tractor Day

      To ask the Prime Minister who provided the tractor that the Prime Minister used to launch Red Tractor Day, in Downing Street on 20 April; and where it was manufactured.

      Sir David Varney

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he was consulted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the appointment of Sir David Varney as a senior adviser on Transformational Government.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advertising campaigns the Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

    • Age Positive Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent per head of population in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales on the Age Positive campaign in (i) 2004-05 and (ii)...

      Benefit Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to improve the training received by health care professionals involved in the application process for benefit assessments...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas entitled to but not claiming state pension in each...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate (a) the total amount of (i) incapacity benefit, (ii) income support, (iii) jobseeker's allowance, (iv) pension credit, (v)...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people entitled to but not claiming (a) housing benefit, (b) council tax benefit, (c) winter fuel...

      Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance in (a) Barnsley East and Mexborough, (b) Barnsley and (c) Doncaster.

      Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) Great...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of children in (a) Houghton and Washington, East constituency and (b) Sunderland city council area have been...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were living in poverty in (a) Brent, East and (b) Brent in each year since 1997.

      Command Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the unnumbered Command Papers produced by his Department in each session since 1976; how (a) hon. Members and (b) members of...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to the letter of 5 May from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on overpayment of benefits.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many telephone lines are available in Crewe and Nantwich that are dedicated lines to the North West call centre for crisis loans; how...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on crisis loans for people in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department received from (a) hon. Members, (b) advice agencies and (c) the public in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements are made within the Department and its agencies for maintaining in its employment those (a) over 50 years and (b) with a...

      Disability Awareness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which voluntary and private sector organisations have been contracted by his Department to deliver (a) disability awareness and (b) other...

      Disability Living Allowance

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

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled staff within his Department (a) received equipment and adaptations through the Access to Work scheme up to 2003 and (b)...

      Draft Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the draft Bills produced by his Department since October 2005; how many were examined or are planned to be examined by (a) a...

      Family Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of families with three or more children were living in poverty in each county in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) England and...

      Financial Assistance Scheme/Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average, (b) highest and (c) lowest payment has been under the financial assistance scheme to former Allied Steel and Wire...

      Financial Assistance Scheme/Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Financial Assistance scheme has paid out to members of schemes that wound up before 6 April 2005 with insufficient funds to cover...

      Financial Assistance Scheme/Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he next plans to review the level of funding for (a) the Financial Assistance Scheme and (b) the Pension Protection Fund.

      Fuel Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for Fuel Direct for (a) gas and (b) electricity by eligible consumers were approved by his Department but declined by...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he next plans to increase funeral payments made by the Social Fund.

      Government Employment (St. Annes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans he has to reduce employment levels at the Government office site at Heyhouses Lane in St. Annes; and which business areas will...

      Harassment Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment have been investigated in the Department in each of the last three years; and...

      Hinkley Point B

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what response he has made to the safety assessment made by the Nuclear Safety Directorate of Hinkley Point B, Somerset of 3 April 2006; and...

      Housing Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many under 25-year-olds are in receipt of the shared room rate of the local housing allowance in each of the pathfinder areas.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish the feasibility reports on identity cards following the Information Commissioner's decision reference FS50083103.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1589W, on incapacity benefit, how many claimants sought help from his...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures his Department has taken to help into work those in rural areas receiving incapacity benefits; and if he will make a statement.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefit claimants there have been in West Suffolk in each year since 2000.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial savings were achieved by Jobcentre Plus in 2005-06 against budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the waiting time is for jobseeker's allowance claims to be processed in (a) the South-West and (b) Somerset from (i) contacting the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what special considerations are given to women wearing the veil regarding their suitability for employment when they apply for jobseeker's...

      Means Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to ask the Government Actuary's Department to make an assessment of the assumptions underlying the projections of (a) public...

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with no recourse to public funds because of their immigration status have national insurance numbers.

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new national insurance numbers were issued in the Peterborough city council area in the 12 months to 31 March (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and...

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he was informed that national insurance numbers were being issued to (a) illegal immigrants, (b) immigrants with false papers and (c)...

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2006, Official Report, column 287W, on national insurance numbers, how many national insurance numbers in...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on travel passes for young people on the new deal in each year since 1997; how many passes were issued in each year;...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent in each year since 1998 on the nationwide network of mentors to advise young people on getting back into work; how many...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions why he applied for a temporal limitation procedure in relation to the Amicus-Community trade union European Court of Justice occupational...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department were awaiting a reply on 10 July 2006; which of those had been waiting longer than...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2006, Official Report, column 1171W, on pension credit, why production of the pension credit wallets ceased.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether all pensioners are entitled to have their pension credit paid into a Post Office card account.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individual beneficiaries of pension credit there were in each ward of Newcastle upon Tyne in November (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c)...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the take-up rate of benefits by pensioners was in each year since 1997.

      Pensions Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) sets of regulations and (b) codes of practice under the Pensions Act 2004 due to take effect from 6th April 2006 have not yet...

      Pensions White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total number of pensioners who would receive savings credit under the current system but will not under the proposals...

      People Living in Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were estimated to be living in poverty in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and what each figure...

      People Living in 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) Peterborough constituency and (iii) the...

      Safety at Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of workers who suffered from occupational exposure to (a) methyl bromide and (b) sulphuric acid in...

      Seasonal Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures his Department has taken to tackle short-term seasonal unemployment in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Stakeholder Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Government plan to spend on promoting stakeholder pensions in the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what occasions a statutory instrument sponsored by his Department has been reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments as...

      Sure Start Maternity Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland have received the Sure Start maternity...

      Unclaimed Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people he estimates are not claiming benefits to which they are entitled, broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) region; what his...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Background Reading

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what publications have been provided by civil servants as background reading for his ministerial duties since taking office; and if he will make a statement.

    • Casinos

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Anschutz Entertainment Group is a casino developer.

      Gambling (Government Policy)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what role he has in relation to Government policy on (a) gambling and (b) planning.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had in the last five years with (a) Margaret Hotchkiss, (b) John Allison, (c) Tobin Prior and (d) Howard Kerzner.

      Ministerial Office and Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, columns 788-89W, on his ministerial office and staff, how many members of staff have (a) resigned, (b)...

      Ministerial Office and Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many times his ministerial office has been decorated in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what responsibilities he has in relation to the implementation of Government policy on (a) the international slave trade and (b) the commemoration of the...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many occasions he has visited each region in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the disposal of nuclear waste; and if he will make a statement.

      Official Visit

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what purpose he visited the Star City Casino in Sydney on 28 November 2004.

      Planning

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what role he has in relation to Government policy on planning.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Charities Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the Northern Ireland Charities Commissioners office to be fully functional.

    • Concessionary Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department plans to extend the Department for Regional Development's concessionary fares scheme for pupils returning to school in...

      Departmental IT Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on IT systems in each year since 1997; what the purpose of each system is; what the outturn against planned...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals have been employed in (i) each department in Northern Ireland and (ii) the...

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the simulated average effective tax rate that would notionally have been levied on domestic rates bills in respect...

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the latest estimate is of the average domestic rates bill per dwelling that will be paid in 2007-08 in (a) Northern Ireland as a whole and...

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average domestic rates bill per dwelling was in (a) Northern Ireland as a whole and (b) each district in Northern Ireland in 2006-07.

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the latest estimate is of the net revenue to be raised from domestic rates in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the expected change in the regional domestic rate levy is for 2007-08; and what the change was in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2005-06.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average length of time a person waited to sit a driving test at each test centre in Northern Ireland was in the last period for which...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have sat and (a) failed their first driving test and (b) passed first time at each centre in Northern Ireland in the last...

      Drug-related Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been charged with the intention to supply (a) cannabis, (b) cocaine, (c) crack cocaine and (d) other drugs in the...

      Environmental Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department (a) is committed to the achievement of environmental management to ISO 14001 standard and (b) has been externally...

      Greyhounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action he plans to take to promote the welfare of greyhounds in the Province.

      Language Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the range and nature is of language support services available to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Northern Ireland; and how much...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the remuneration is for the chief executives of local councils in Northern Ireland; and what remuneration is proposed for the new chief...

      Newly Qualified Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many recently qualified teachers in Northern Ireland have failed to gain a post one year after qualifying; and if he will make a statement.

      Out-of-classroom Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what barriers he has identified to effective out-of-classroom education in secondary schools in Northern Ireland; and what steps he is taking to...

      Out-of-classroom Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will issue guidance on out-of classroom education as part of the Northern Ireland secondary school curriculum; (2) if he will make...

      Out-of-classroom Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions his Department has had with the Education and Library Board chief executives to promote outdoor learning in secondary schools...

      Paediatric Cardiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are awaiting an initial paediatric cardiology assessment in the Province.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which bodies each Department in Northern Ireland, including the Northern Ireland Office, consults (a) formally and (b) informally on...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of pensioners' homes did not meet the Decent Homes Standard in the last period for which figures are available.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in Northern Ireland who have home internet access.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the average amount pensioners in Northern Ireland spend on (a) food and non-alcoholic drink, (b) electricity and...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of pensioner households in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland are classified as fuel poor.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of pensioners in Northern Ireland did not take up their eligibility to (a) pension credit and (b) housing benefit in each of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 18W, on police, whether the cheque written by the Northern Ireland Police Fund...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many resignations of senior police officers in each district command unit have occurred in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 20W, on police, when it was decided to replace staff recruited externally with...

      Railway Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fatalities have occurred on railway lines in Northern Ireland in the last three years; what action has been taken (a) to secure access...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what initiatives are in place to promote recycling awareness in primary schools in Northern Ireland.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 22W, on redundancy, if the redundancy terms granted to employees of the...

      Registered Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the registered charities in Northern Ireland.

      Royal National Lifeboat Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will introduce a medal to mark the bravery and service of Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers on the seas around Northern Ireland.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many deaths occurred on Northern Ireland's roads involving (a) cyclists and (b) motorbike riders and pillion passengers over the last...

      Science Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many unfilled vacancies there are for science teachers in secondary schools within each education and library board.

      Secondary School Trips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the risk assessment system is for secondary school trips in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of schools in Northern Ireland provided two hours of sports participation for pupils in the last period for which figures are...

      Sustainable Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to ensure newly-built public buildings in Northern Ireland incorporate energy efficient measures.

      Tolerance Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what strategies his Department has in place to (a) combat racism and (b) promote tolerance between different ethnic groups within Northern Ireland.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many tourists he expects to come to Northern Ireland in 2006; and how many came in each of the last three years.

      Untaxed Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many untaxed vehicles are estimated to be on Northern Ireland's roads.

      Untaxed Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many untaxed cars have been removed from the roads in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vocational training places are available in Northern Ireland for 16 year olds; and how many places were filled in 2004-05.

      Water Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what average water tax (a) lump sum figure and (b) capital value levy will be charged on domestic households in (i) Northern Ireland as...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • 1901 Census

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what income has been received from the release of sections of the Online 1901 Census in the last 12 months; and if she will...

    • Adoption Placements

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what average time was taken to obtain a court date from the time of application for an adoption placement order in (a) London...

      Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce delays in the coroners' service.

      Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what mechanisms are available to members of the public to make complaints about coroners.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Ceredigion of 14 March 2006 to the former Foreign Secretary,...

      Courts Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what the budget for 2006-07 is for the Courts Service in (a) Dorset, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) Wiltshire; and what...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of the staff in her Department is (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled, broken down by grade.

      Digital Documents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure the long-term preservation of documents held in digital form.

      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, if she will list the occasions since...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs on how many occasions during 2005-06 parents involved in cases in the Family Court were informed of a delay to the reports...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with the judiciary about the openness of family courts; (2) when she last met the...

      FOI Officers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance she has issued to freedom of information officers to assist them in recognising the circumstances in which they...

      Gravestones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what response the Government have made to reports of the Local Government Ombudsman on the inappropriate (a) destruction and...

      Home Repossession

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many court orders have been made for the repossession of homes in each London borough since 1987.

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she plans to make an announcement on the budget for the Information Commissioner's Office.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Consitutional Affairs how much in legal aid has been provided to Mr. Nabeel Sami Fathallah; and if she will make a statement.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many magistrates there are in courts in each London borough, broken down by (a) age, (b) ethnicity and (c) sex.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps her Department is taking to encourage magistrates from ethnic minority backgrounds; and if she will make a statement.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) how many magistrates courts have closed in each year since 1980, broken down into (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas;...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many magistrates courts there are in each London borough.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many magistrates courts in England and Wales closed in each year since 1979.

      Outsourcing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what administrative functions for which her Department is responsible are outsourced overseas; and what assessment she has made...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she will answer question 67393, on legal aid, tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South for answer on 2 May 2006.

      Private Prosecutions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many private prosecutions were undertaken in (a) Southend-on-Sea, (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales in each of the...

      Rescheduled Court Cases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many court cases in each London court had to be rescheduled because the defendant failed (a) to attend and (b) to bring...

      Residential Property Tribunal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the fee is for a property owner to appeal a Final Empty Dwelling Management Order to a Residential Property Tribunal.

      Special Advocates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many statements have been made by victims' special advocates in (a) Cardiff, (b) Manchester, (c) Birmingham and (d) London.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs on what occasions a statutory instrument sponsored by her Department has been reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what advertising campaigns the Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much of the grant-in-aid to Arts Council England was allocated to theatre between 1997 and 2005; (2) how much of the Arts...

      BBC Charter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her oral statement of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1156, on the BBC Charter, what additional areas of the BBC's...

      Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her oral statement of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1156, on broadcasting, which areas of the BBC's financial...

      Chance to Shine Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what initial assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Chance to Shine campaign; and if she will extend similar schemes to...

      Computing Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) USB (i) flash drives and (ii) memory sticks, (b) compact discs, (c) DVD-ROM discs, (d) laptop computers, (e) external...

      Cultural Agreement with India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the United Kingdom Government have to establish a cultural agreement with India; and with which countries the United Kingdom...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people were employed in her Department in each year since 1997.

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what steps she is taking to ensure that proprietors of homes in multiple dwelling units are informed of the necessary steps to...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with (a) the National Landlords Association and (b) the National Housing Federation since 2001...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is her policy to support the use of integrated reception systems to provide digital services in multiple dwelling units.

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the transmitter upgrade timetable is for digital switchover in Wales.

      Disability Discrimination Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department provides to assist (a) small hotels, (b) guest houses and (c) other tourism businesses to meet the...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 28 June 2006, Official Report, column 722W, on fixture lists, with which (a) football authorities and (b)...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Football Association Premier League on ticket pricing.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what investigations her Department is undertaking into the football transfer market; and when they will report.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what estimate she has made of turnover in the gambling industry in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement;...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the scale of betting conducted on British sporting events in other EU member states.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has made to the EU study on gambling services in the internal market of the EU.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the impact on market share of UK-based gambling and betting businesses of their effective regulation.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what powers the Government have to control online advertising of (a) online and (b) casino gambling; and if she will make a statement.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions her Department has held with the Treasury on the taxation regime for online gambling; and if she will make a...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) when she expects to be able to announce her decision regarding the stake and prize levels of category C gaming machines;

      Horse Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account was taken of the Jockey Club's financial position in proposals to transfer functions to the new Horserace Regulatory Authority.

      Horse Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the compatibility of the horserace betting levy with EU legislation.

      Horse Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment she has made of the impact of the Horserace Betting Levy on the sale of media rights by racecourses; (2) whether...

      Horse Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) when she will announce her decision on the future of the Horserace Betting Levy after 2009; and if she will make a statement; (2)...

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value was of each IT contract awarded by her Department in each of the last five years; and who the contractor was in each case.

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which IT contracts awarded by her Department in each of the last five years have been abandoned; and what the value was in each case.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what percentage of public libraries were classed as of (a) good and (b) excellent standard in each year since 1997; (2) what...

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many (a) books, (b) audio books, (c) videos, (d) computer games and (e) DVDs were stocked in public libraries in each...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many licences for public houses in (a) rural and (b) urban areas were not renewed in each year from 1997.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the likely impact of a change in the fee structure for premises licences under the Licensing...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of premises licensed under the Licensing Act 2003 which have paid their renewal fees...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism last met representatives of (a) the licensed trade, (b) local authorities, (c)...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the monthly peak construction costs for the building of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games sites.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment of contamination in the Olympic Park and surrounding Lea Valley area has been undertaken; what the findings were; and...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate she has made of the cost of (a) security during construction of the Olympic Park in each year to 2012 and (b)...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has set up a specialist unit within the Department to oversee the Olympic Games.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) arrangements have been made and (b) mode of transportation will be used to deliver raw materials to the Olympic Park.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with other Government Departments on co-ordinating other large construction projects during the...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans there are for the use of (a) the Olympic Stadium and (b) other Olympic facilities after the Olympic Games have finished;...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans her Department has to involve women in the delivery of the 2012 Olympics.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made against the objective of providing an ethical Olympic games in 2012; and if she will make a statement.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what mechanisms are being put in place in the procurement process for the Olympics to ensure private companies comply with good...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the project to bury the underground power lines at the Olympic Park; what lessons have been learned from...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by what (a) process and (b) criteria the Government and Sport England will allocate funds for improving Great Britain's and Northern...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many properties (a) owned and (b) managed by the National Trust (i) she, (ii) the Minister for Sport, (iii) the Minister for...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she last met her Scottish counterpart; and what subjects were discussed.

      Ministerial Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many times her ministerial office has been decorated in each of the last five years.

      Museums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what budget has been available to museums for acquisitions in each year since 1980.

      Museums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the percentage of revenue savings through efficiency savings required from museums in the next...

      Museums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the change was in funding to museums in each year since 1997 (a) without taking inflation into account and (b) taking inflation...

      Museums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many visitors to publicly-funded museums in London there were in each year since 1997.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward proposals to require seating at venues open to the public to be increased in size to accommodate obese people;...

      Portchester Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what conditions were attached by the donor when Portchester Castle was given to the nation in 1974; and whether these conditions have...

      Regal Cinema, Evesham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received on the listing of the Regal Cinema, Evesham.

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many funding applications have been made to Sport England from organisations in Leicester, South constituency; and if she will...

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many Sport England grants have been awarded to organisations in Leicester, South constituency; and if she will provide details of...

      Sports Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) football, (b) rugby, (c) hockey, (d) tennis, (e) cricket, (f) swimming and (g) gymnastic clubs there were in (i)...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what occasions a statutory instrument sponsored by her Department has been reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households in (a) Houghton and Washington, East constituency and (b) Sunderland city council area have been in receipt of...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will introduce a scheme to exempt those staying in respite care from the need to purchase a television licence in addition to the...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussion took place between her Department and the BBC about the decision not to renew the contract for renewal and purchase of...

      Ticket Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provisions were agreed at the Ticket Tout summit on 17 July regarding the charging of administration fees in relation to tickets...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the tourism deficit in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what initiatives have been put in place by her Department to increase domestic tourism visits.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding her Department plans to contribute for (a) marketing, (b) e-tourism, (c) improving the quality of tourism products...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department provides to assist (a) small hotels, (b) guest houses and (c) other tourism businesses to enhance the...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what Government support for the tourism industry was in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department provides to assist small tourism enterprises in the use of information technology.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department gives to VisitBritain for e-tourism; and if she will make a statement.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's planned expenditure is on the tourism sector outside London in each of the next three years.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourists visited (a) London and (b) each London borough in each year since 1997.

      TV Transmitters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) television transmitters and (b) relay stations there are in (i) Ceredigion, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK.

      UK School Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what part volunteers will play in the running of the 2006 UK School Games in Glasgow; (2) if she will list the applicants who...

      Visitor Attractions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of visitors to (a) the Avebury monuments, (b) Bowood House, (c) Corsham Court,...

      Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the likely impact on the Brent economy when Wembley Stadium opens.

      Youth Charter Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications for lottery funding have been made by the Youth Charter organisation in the past five years; and how many such...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what advertising campaigns her Department ran between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

    • Cabinet Office Spending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office spent on supporting the Prime Minister in each year since 1996-97, including the estimated figures for 2005-06.

      Computing Equipment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many (a) laptop and (b) desk top computers were purchased for use in 10 Downing Street in each month since March 2005; (2) how many...

      Ministerial Financial Benefit Declarations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance the Cabinet Office issues to Government Ministers on declaring to HM Revenue and Customs financial benefits (a) Ministers and (b)...

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many times her ministerial office has been decorated in each of the last five years.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many non-departmental public bodies have been abolished since December 2005; and what estimate she has made of the consequent effect on public...

      Regulatory Impact Assessments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what guidance she has issued to departments on the publication of work preliminary to the conduct of regulatory impact assessments; (2)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are to undertake a review of Afghanistan (a) development needs and (b) the progress of international...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the remit is of her Department's team of officials involved with the Poppy Elimination programme in Helmand Province; what...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to her Chinese counterparts on the human rights situation in that country.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports she has received on human rights violations against practitioners of Falun Gong in China.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to promote human rights observance in China.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the average cost to her Department was of replying to a letter written (a) by an hon. Member and (b) by a member of the...

      Drugs Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2002, Official Report, column 625, on the drugs trade, when she will place in the Library the...

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the reply the Prime Minister sent to the letter dated 10 March sent by the...

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2006, Official Report, column 931W, on East Timor, what assessment she has made of whether...

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 863W, on East Timor, what assessment she has made of the role of...

      Human Rights (Tibet)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of China on the protection of human rights in Tibet.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she plans to have with her counterpart in India about whether there are any security lessons that the UK can...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of (a) discussions between President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Mamnohan Singh of India...

      Khmer Insurgents (British Training)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs further to the letter of 23 December 2005, (your ref: 967/05: Freedom of Information), promising a response as a matter of...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what agreements were reached during recent discussions between the Government and the Libyan Government.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK Government supports Japan's proposed freeze on North Korean assets held overseas following recent missile tests.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the UK Government made to support the UN resolution criticizing North Korea's recent missile tests proposed...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many parliamentary questions tabled to her Department were awaiting a reply on 10 July 2006; which of those had been waiting...

      Somalia

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

      Southern Iraq Donor Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) remit and (b) membership is of the Southern Iraq Donor Group; how often it meets; what its goals are; how its...

      Timor-Leste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd) of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 315W, on...

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's position is on the recent decision by the new UN Human Rights Council to send a fact-finding mission to...

      US Department of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings (a) she and (b) her officials have had with representatives of the United States' Department of Justice in the...

  • International Development

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what advertising campaigns the Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 10 July, 2006, Official Report, columns 1404-0W, on Afghanistan, what the job description is for each of the...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much was paid by the Government in compensation to farmers in Afghanistan for voluntary opium poppy eradication in (a) 2002,...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on (a) opium poppy eradication and (b) rural development in Afghanistan in (i) 2002, (ii) 2003,...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects are being funded by his Department in Helmand province; and how much is being spent on each project.

      AIDS/ Tuberculosis /Malaria Global Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the progress of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

      Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the government of Angola concerning its request for a post conflict donor conference; and if he...

      Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Department funds projects in Argentina to tackle (a) trafficking in people and (b) the commercial sexual exploitation of...

      Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment his Department has made of outbreaks of cholera in (a) Southern Sudan and (b) Southern Africa.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the Unnumbered Command Papers produced by his Department in each session since 1976; by what means (a) hon. Members...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many disabled staff in his Department received support through the Access to Work scheme (a) in each of the last five years and...

      Departmental Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1408W, on departmental travel costs, whether each flight was a return...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his Department's commitments to address climate change and environmental degradation in developing countries.

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department will assist in strengthening (a) biodiversity, (b) the ecosystem and (c) conservation services in developing...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department work on (a) climate change and (b) other environmental issues in developing countries, based (i) in...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many meetings he has had with other Ministers to discuss climate change and its impact on developing countries in the last 12 months.

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department allocated to tackling diseases in developing countries in the last year for which figures are available, broken...

      Food Security (Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment his Department has made of the food security situation in (a) Southern Africa, (b) the Horn of Africa and (c)...

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions his Department has had with the World Health Organisation on access to clean water and sanitation in Haiti.

      Java

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department has provided in response to the earthquake that struck Java in May.

      Java

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department has given the Java island following the tsunami; and if he will make a statement.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK aid was granted to Lebanon in each of the last five years; and how these funds were allocated.

      Middle East (Project Funding)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects his Department is funding in (a) Sudan, (b) Lebanon, (c) Israel and (d) Syria; and if he will make a statement.

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department measures progress against the Millennium Development Goals in relation to countries where data on performance in key...

      Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment; and if his Department will fund a future...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects in the Palestinian Territories funded by (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the European Union were damaged or destroyed by...

      Paraguay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Government of Paraguay on (a) debt bondage affecting indigenous peoples in the Chaco and (b) the...

      Pharmaceuticals (Developing Nations)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the classification of returned medicines under the Hazardous Waste Regulations on the...

      PR Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on using public affairs and public relations agencies in each of the last two years; and on what...

      Public Appointments

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

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the (a) humanitarian and (b) security situation in Somalia.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the (a) humanitarian and (b) security situation in the Sudan, broken down by region.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to tackle the shortage of water in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will assess the outcome of the Brussels Conference on Darfur; and what additional resources have been pledged.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) helicopters and (b) armoured vehicles have been lent to the African Union Mission in Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what strategies have been put in place to protect women from violence in Darfur, with particular reference to those residing in camps.

      Technical Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department (a) has allocated in each of the last three financial years and (b) plans to allocate in each of the next...

      Treaty of Amsterdam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of the deliberations of the Treaty of Amsterdam Article 133 Committee since 1997.

      UN Central Emergency Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding has been pledged to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund for 2007 by (a) the UK, (b) the EU and (c) G8 countries.

      UN Central Emergency Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his G8 counterparts on their (a) current and (b) planned contributions to the UN Central...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on (a) the provision of piped water connections to provide water to the urban poor and (b) other...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on assistance on water provision in cities in the developing world since 1997.

      Women's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes are funded by his Department on (a) women's rights, (b) equality issues and (c) domestic violence prevention in (i)...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advertising campaigns the Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

    • Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many and which buildings occupied by his Department have air conditioning installed; what plans he has to install further air conditioning...

      Airbus Consortium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in states in the Airbus consortium; and if he will make a statement.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in implementing the proposals put forward by the Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals with respect...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of how much cat and dog fur has been imported into Britain in the last 12 months.

      Area Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his Department's paper of 10 July 2006 on the Review of UK Assisted Areas Stage 2—The Government's response and draft...

      Bank and Shop Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact of the closure of post offices, bank branches and independent retail shops in Nottingham South and...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people have declared themselves bankrupt in each London borough since 1997.

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of farmers who went bankrupt in England in each of the last five years.

      BCCI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many members of staff in the Insolvency Service are involved in dealing with the BCCI case; and what costs the Insolvency Service has...

      Local Better Regulation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has for powers for the proposed Local Better Regulation Office to inspect local authorities' environmental health and trading...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Government's definition of broadband was last changed; what criteria were applied to the decision; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 851W, on the Business Review, by what criteria companies are expected to...

      Business Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the statement by the Minister of State for Industry and the Regions to Standing Committee D on 13 July 2006, Official Report,...

      Business Start-ups (South-East London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to promote (a) investment in industry and (b) business start-ups in South East London.

      Citizens Advice Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the contribution to the Citizens Advice Bureaux from (a) local authorities and (b) central government in each...

      Clean Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will fund a clean coal integrated carbon capture demonstration project; and if he will make a statement.

      Clean Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to include clean coal production in his future energy plans.

      Company Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans there are to require inclusion of information on social and environmental impact in reports for directors of public companies.

      Comprehensive Spending Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with (a) the Treasury and (b) the Cabinet Office regarding the pre-comprehensive spending review report; and if...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent on consultants by his Department in each year since 1997.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the companies which were paid consultancy fees by his Department in 2005-06; how much each was paid; and what each of the...

      Consultations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many public consultations his Department undertook in the last year for which figures are available; and what the cost was (a) in total...

      Departmental Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public administered by (i) his Department and (ii) agencies...

      Disabled People

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

      Doorstep Lending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the net outflow in interest payments to doorstep lenders in each local authority area in the UK.

      Electricity Transmission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to ensure that power producers reduce carbon dioxide emissions attributable to electricity transmission and distribution...

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to paragraphs 5.104 and 5.105 of the Energy Review, Cm 6887, what the reasons were for the choice of the Organisation for Economic...

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment was made of the potential vulnerability of existing licensed nuclear sites to (a) coastal erosion and (b) inundation in the...

      Enterprise Initiatives

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

      Enterprise Initiatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government is taking to encourage enterprise among people aged over 30.

      Enterprise Insight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people are employed in each of the (a) local and (b) sectoral enterprise campaigns established by Enterprise Insight; when the...

      Enterprise Insight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his Answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 135W, on Enterprise Insight, what targets have been set for Enterprise Week...

      EU Convergence Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what timetable has been set for the delivery of the EU Convergence Funding programme to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly between 2007 and 2013.

      EU Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was to his Department of implementing and administering EU directives, regulations and policies decided in 2005-06.

      EU Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in his Department to implement and administer EU directives, regulations and policies.

      Food Trading Relationships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations his Department has received on the trading relationships through the food supply chain from primary producers to...

      Fuel Bills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much on average domestic gas and electricity bills have increased in real terms between the first quarter of 2003 and the most recent...

      Fuel Supply Mix Options

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the fuel supply mix options for the power generation sector that would be available should a policy...

      Furniture Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will reply to the letter of 18 April 2006 from the hon. Member for Billericay about sofas imported from eastern Europe.

      Grant Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much he expects will be distributed to companies under grant schemes administered by the Department in 2006-07.

      Heat Delivery Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what work his Department sponsors into the development of local distributed networks for heat delivery.

      High Energy-Using Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the change in the number of jobs in (a) ceramics, (b) glass, (c) paper and (d) other high energy using industries was in the last...

      Home Computer Initiative Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date his most recent assessment of the Home Computer Initiative scheme was passed to the Treasury; and if he will place a copy in the...

      Hydro Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the potential for development of low-head hydro power in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Wales in the Energy...

      Information Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what dates communication between his Department and Treasury Counsel took place on the subject of Appeal No. EA/2005/0023 to the...

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value was of each IT contract awarded by his Department in each of the last five years; and who the contractor was in each case.

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which IT contracts awarded by his Department in each of the last five years have been abandoned; and what the value was in each case.

      Local Distribution Grids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the adequacy of investment in local distribution grids by the distribution network operators; and if he will...

      Low Carbon Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total value is of household grants applied for since the start of the Low Carbon Buildings programme.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when his Department expects the next revision to the youth rate of the national minimum wage; what representations he has received on this...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what trade-related (a) missions he plans to undertake and (b) meetings he plans to hold during the parliamentary recess.

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times his ministerial office has been decorated in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

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

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Department staying overnight in...

      New Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what account he takes of different levels of forecast emissions of carbon dioxide in determining planning applications for new power stations.

      Nirex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation plan to replace NIREX will be independent of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and if...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2006, Official Report, columns 75-76W, on nuclear power, what nuclear decommissioning activity has been...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what reports his Department has received which identify sites suitable for building nuclear power stations in addition to those presently in...

      October Bank Holiday

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will bring forward legislation to amend the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 to provide for an additional bank holiday on the...

      Outsourcing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what administrative functions for which his Department is responsible are outsourced overseas; and what assessment he has made of the merits...

      Personal Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what account he has taken of increased casework caused by high levels of personal debt in the allocation of funding for donations to the...

      Peugeot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what conditions were applied to the grant offer made to Peugeot in November for the manufacture of the 207 at Ryton; and what reasons were...

      Planning (Energy Generation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what role (a) he and (b) ministers in his Department play in planning decisions for (i) new power plants and (ii) wind turbines.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people visited each of the post offices in Chorley constituency using the Post Office card account to withdraw (a) benefit and (b)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will publish a consultation paper on banding the Renewables Obligation, as announced in the Energy Review Report.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the outcome has been of the project for Renewable Energy Systems at Beaufort Court; how much public money was involved in the project;...

      Royal Mail (Complaints)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints from customers were received by the Royal Mail (a) nationally and (b) in the York postal area (i) in 2005-06 and (ii)...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has made to his Russian counterpart regarding security of British investments in Russia.

      Science Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent meetings he has held with representatives of science centres to discuss their future role and funding.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many small businesses operated in (a) Brent, East and (b) Brent in each year since 1997.

      Staff Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many working days were lost to his Department and its executive agencies in each year since 1997 due to staff absenteeism, expressed as...

      Supermarket Code of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Competition Commission, (b) the Office of Fair Trading and (c) the Secretary of State for...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussion took place between his Department and the BBC about the decision not to renew the contract for renewal and purchase of...

      TPS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many households have signed up to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS); and how many householders live in premises that are protected by...

      TPS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many individuals have registered with the Telephone Preference Service on more than one occasion.

      TPS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints have been made against the 10 companies breaching Telephone Preference Service regulations most frequently in the last 12...

      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 (Place of Production) (Marking) Order 1988; how many (a) individuals...

      UK Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of UK trade was with (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria in the latest period for which figures are available.

      UK Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of how UK trade with (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria will develop once those nations have joined the European Union.

      Vat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new businesses were registered for VAT in each region in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      World Trade Organisation Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the UK Government's position is on including services and trade facilitation in the Doha Round of World Trade Organisation negotiations.

      Youth Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to re-organise the system of training initiatives for young people; and what the rationale was behind launching Great...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information his Department holds on (a) publicly owned and (b) privately owned companies which are trading with Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations have been made to his Department regarding the actions of UK companies in Zimbabwe.

  • Treasury

    • Access to Work Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many disabled staff in his Department received support through the Access to Work scheme (a) in each of the last five years and (b) in 2006-07.

    • Advertising Campaigns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advertising campaigns the Department ran between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

      Alcohol Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the consistency with which different strengths of alcohol are taxed.

      Business Energy Supplies Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the members of the group examining the provision of information and support on energy efficiency to business chaired by the Financial Secretary and Mr....

      Capita Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with directors and senior executives of (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Capita plc and (b) its subsidiaries was in the last three financial years; (2) how many...

      Caravan Parks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of people live in caravan parks in each local authority area in England and Wales in descending order according to percentage...

      Casinos

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have held meetings in the last 12 months with casino operators interested in securing licences...

      Company Acquisitions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what data are collected by the Government related to (a) the acquisition of companies financed by the (i) exchange and (ii) issue of shares and (b) the...

      Consultancy Firms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to collect centrally information on consultancy firms hired by Government Departments.

      Copyright (Sports Sector)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will ask the Gowers Intellectual Property review team to include within its terms of reference copyright issues affecting the sports sector; (2)...

      Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice he has given the Home Secretary on managing complex computer databases.

      Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what public spending on defence was in each year since 1997 in (a) cash terms, (b) at 2006 prices and (c) as a percentage of gross domestic product.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on hotels (a) in the UK and (b) abroad by his Department's employees in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on heating his Department's buildings in London in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on artwork in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the total amount spent in a year on lighting his Department's buildings in London.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department spent on water and sewage services in each year since 2003-04.

      Departmental Guidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance he has issued to employees in his Department on (a) saving water, (b) conserving heat and (c) reducing electricity consumption.

      Departmental Staff (Sickness Absence)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2006, Official Report, column 414W, on sickness absence, to what he attributes the rise in the number of staff with (a)...

      Departmental Water Use

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) sprinklers and (b) irrigation systems are used by (i) his Department and (ii) other departments for which he is responsible in London.

      Doha Round

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he plans to take over the next month to encourage revival of the Doha round of trade talks.

      Dual Flush Toilets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many dual flush toilets there are in his Department.

      Ecofin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of the proposals tabled by the UK presidency at the December ECOFIN meeting regarding the next steps towards better European regulation have been...

      Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the reference to the high-level group in paragraph 3.103 of HC 968, the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report and Financial Statement and Budget...

      Financial Consumer Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) his Department and (b) the Financial Services Authority has assessed the merits of setting up a stand-alone financial consumer education...

      Financial Consumer Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for changes in spending on financial consumer education in connection with his target to educate all children in financial matters.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress the Financial Services Authority has made in enforcing testable business continuity planning among its members; and if he will make a statement.

      Fundamental Savings Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his oral answer to the hon. Members for Bosworth (David Tredinnick) and for Livingston (Jim Devine) of 13 July 2006, Official Report, column...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the change has been in staff numbers in Departments subject to Gershon review reduction.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Bank of England has made of the potential effect of home information packs on the economy.

      Household Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of families with three or more children in which neither parent works lived in each county in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c)...

      International Finance Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which countries have committed to joining the international finance facility; and if he will make a statement.

      International Finance Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the first bond issue will be made under the international finance facility for immunisation; and if he will make a statement.

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of inward investment in (a) Houghton and Washington East constituency and (b) Sunderland city council area in each year since 1997.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the life expectancy is in each London borough, broken down by (a) sex and (b) ethnicity.

      Merlin Biosciences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has met (a) Sir Christopher Evans and (b) representatives of Merlin Biosciences Limited on official business in the past 12 months; and if he...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what trade related (a) missions he plans to undertake and (b) meetings he plans to hold during the parliamentary recess.

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times his ministerial office has been decorated in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which countries he has visited in Africa since 1997; and what the (a) dates, (b) objectives and (c) outcomes were of each visit.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when and for how long he has visited (a) each member state of the European Union, (b) Japan, (c) India, (d) Brazil, (e) Canada, (f) New Zealand, (g)...

      Ministry of Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer further to Releasing the resources to meet the challenge ahead, Cm 6889, what reduction in the administration budget he will require of the Ministry of Defence.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many MRSA-related deaths there have been in (a) the UK and (b) each region in each of the last five years.

      Named Day Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will answer named day questions 61459, 61460 and 61461, concerning contracts and tenders with Capita plc., due for answer on 23 March.

      Net Taxes/National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what net taxes and national insurance contributions were, excluding North Sea revenues as defined in footnote three to table C9 of the 2006 Budget report,...

      Office of Government Commerce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been employed in the Office of Government Commerce efficiency team in each of the last five years.

      Office of Government Commerce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he has met the Prime Minister to discuss reports received from the Office of Government Commerce efficiency team in the last 12 months.

      Oxycodone Hydrochloride (Imports)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of (a) legal and (b) illegal imports of products manufactured from oxycodone hydrochloride from the Republic of Ireland.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projections in respect of unfunded public sector pension schemes in the 2005 Long Term Public Finance Report would be if allowance were made for (a)...

      Personal Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average amount of personal debt per person and (b) total amount of personal debt was in (i) Brent and (ii) London in the last period for...

      Petrol Additives (Tax Subsidies)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax subsidies are available for the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether and other oxygenates instead of high aromatic blend stocks as an additive to petrol.

      Planning Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations his Department has made on planning policy to the Department of Communities and Local Government or the then Office of the Deputy...

      PSA Targets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many PSA targets set in SR2002 (a) have and (b) have not been achieved.

      Public Relations Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which public affairs and public relations companies (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have used since 1997.

      Registration On-line Computer Systems

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the delays and backlog resulting from the purchase and installation of the Registration on-line computer...

      Sir David Varney

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much Sir David Varney is being paid to act as a senior adviser on Transformational Government; and who is meeting the cost; (2) whether Sir David...

      Small Business Investment Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was spent on the creation of British small business investment companies in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Small Change Big Difference

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2006, Official Report, column 1857W, on Small Change Big Difference, what therapies are available to employees of his...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individual and (b) late payments of working tax credits were made in each week in March and April 2006, up to the last period for which...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the tax credits e-portal was re-opened.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fraudulent tax credit claims have been made over the telephone since April 2004; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average payment in family credit, working families tax credit and their successors was in each applicable year at current prices; and what the (a)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate has been made of the number of multiple separate cases of tax credit claims from the same address; how much fraud has been uncovered;...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his assessment is of the ability of the tax credits computer system to recalculate tax credits payments to surviving spouses and families; and if he...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff have been employed (a) full-time and (b) part-time in administering the tax credit system in each year since its inception; and how many...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful organised frauds of the tax credit system since 1 December 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people received tax credits while unemployed in each year since 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions took place between his Department and the BBC about the decision not to renew the contract for renewal and purchase of television licences...

      Temporary Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of workers in each (a) industry sector and (b) occupational group were temporary in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2005; and what each...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to prevent the financing of terrorism since February 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment (Brent, East)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were (a) unemployed and (b) long-term unemployed in (i) Brent, East and (ii) Brent in each year since 1997.

      Volunteering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the contribution to the UK economy of those on benefits who volunteer.

      Whole of Government Accounts Process

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on the dry run of the Whole of Government Accounts process for 2005-06.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of abortions were performed on pregnancies of (a) under nine weeks, (b) nine to 12 weeks, (c) 13 to 16 weeks, (d) 17 to 19 weeks, (e)...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed under the terms of the Abortion Act 1967 as amended by section 34 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number of abortions was in 2005 at (a) 26 weeks and (b) each week after the 26th, broken down by grounds for termination.

      Agenda for Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clerical and administrative staff have been allocated lower pay bands as a result of Agenda for Change.

      Alcohol-related Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) under and (b) over the age of 18 years were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related problem in each year since 1997 for which...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence of the opinion of health professionals on the efficacy of Alzheimer...

      Assisted Reproductive Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies have been born in each London borough through assisted reproductive technology in each year since 2000.

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients within the Coastal primary care trust and East Kent hospital trust areas are awaiting (a) assessment and (b) fitting of hearing aids...

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the East Kent hospital trust will switch to the exclusive fitting of digital hearing aids.

      Audiology Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many audiology posts are unfilled in England.

      Blood Pressure/Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to inform the South Asian community about (a) high blood pressure and (b) diabetes.

      Brachytherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether her Department has issued guidelines to primary care trusts on the funding of brachytherapy; (2) what assessment she has made of the...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken of her Department's policy on breastfeeding when assessing whether to allow the Patch infant formula trial in NHS hospitals.

      Capital Shifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms there are by which NHS organisations can give money to other NHS organisations; and what estimate she has made of capital shifting within...

      Carr Hill Formula Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the recommendations made by the review of the Carr Hill formula to be published; and if she will make a statement on the conclusions of...

      Child Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what responsibility general practitioners have to inform parents and guardians that children are due for vaccination.

      Clinical Care (Peter Halley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she made of clinical care following the death of Peter Halley of Southend-on-Sea at Southend hospital on 14 May 2004; and what existing...

      Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to NHS foundation trusts on provision of practical and clinically safe medical care in a community setting.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to publish the full guidance following her letter sent in February to strategic health authorities identifying the criteria for enhancing...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many recent (a) letters and (b) representations her Department has received in relation to (i) Ludlow Community Hospital and (ii) Bishop's Castle...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds in the Shropshire Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997;...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds in the Cotswolds and Vale Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her oral statement of 5 July 2006, Official Report, column 826, on community hospitals, how many community hospitals have (a) opened and...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of community hospital beds in Kennet and North Wiltshire primary care trust area in each year since 1997.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North, of 13 June 2006, regarding a constituent.

      Crohn's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in England have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease; what NHS funds are set aside to help treat those suffering from the disease; and what...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the quality of dental appliances entering the UK from (i) EU countries and (ii) countries...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices in Ruislip-Northwood constituency have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.

      Diagnostic Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to expand the choice available to patients over the provider of diagnostic tests which need to be completed as part of the patient's...

      Diagnostic Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the total number of each type of diagnostic test carried out in a year.

      Diagnostic Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) commissioners and (b) providers have responsibility for the reduction of diagnostic waiting times in order to achieve the 18-week waiting...

      Diet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the multiple traffic light system for nutrients when dealing with portions of food on the basis of...

      District Community Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many district community nurses are employed by the South East London Strategic Health Authority.

      Doctor Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors have been struck off in each health care trust in each of the last five years; and what the reason was in each case.

      Domiciliary Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will instruct primary care trusts (a) to withdraw from contracts with Air Products for the supply of domiciliary oxygen and (b) to take steps to...

      Domiciliary Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the expected annual change in costs is of providing domiciliary oxygen services before and after the introduction of the new contract; (2)...

      Domiciliary Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received from patients who have experienced difficulties with supplies of oxygen for home oxygen therapy. [R]

      Drug and Alcohol Dependency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent on tackling (a) drug and (b) alcohol dependency in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in the last period for which figures...

      Drug and Alcohol Dependency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas with (i) drug and (ii) alcohol dependency (A) in...

      Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health why her Department is not renewing its contract to provide the journal Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin to doctors and therapeutic advisers in England.

      Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate has been made of the number of local NHS organisations which will bulk subscribe to the Drugs and Therapeutic Bulletin following the...

      East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial out-turn of the East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust was in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments central Government made to East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust for 2005-06; whether there were payments that were undertaken to be made but were...

      Echo-cardiogram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting time for an echo-cardiogram was in Croydon in the last period for which figures are available; and how many such procedures have been...

      E-coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of e-coli were recorded in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Elective Acute Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) targets, (b) instructions and (c) guidance have been set for primary care trusts in respect of the (i) type and (ii) proportion of...

      Emergency Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions to hospital there were in each year since 1998-99.

      Faculty of Medical Management and Leadership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received on the establishment of a Faculty of Medical Management and Leadership.

      Food Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) supermarkets and (b) manufacturers implement the recommendations of the Food Standards Agency...

      Food Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures the Government and their non-departmental public bodies have put in place to ensure food manufacturers report to the Food Standards Agency...

      Food Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent guidelines the Food Standards Agency has issued regarding testing for salmonella by food manufacturers; and if she will make a statement.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the Food Standards Agency has made of whether guideline daily amounts on food assist consumers in making judgments about the healthiness...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Food Standards Agency has tested the effectiveness of monochrome guideline daily amounts showing nutrients as a percentage of guideline daily...

      General Food Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of legal fee liability upon the prosecution of food and drink companies by competent authorities under the...

      Genetic Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is made available to the public by the NHS on the incidence of genetic disorders for children of closely related parents; and if she will...

      Genito-Urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2006, Official Report, column 264W, on genito-urinary medicine (GUM), what percentage of attenders at genito-urinary...

      Halal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will promote the adoption of a Halal symbol to enable Muslim consumers easily to identify Halal products.

      Health Care Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of expenditure on (a) primary care and (b) hospital care was in Islington in each of the past five years; and what the estimated level is...

      Health Statistics (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with (a) diabetes and (b) Alzheimer's syndrome in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Health Worker Recruitment Code of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received from NHS employers regarding the effectiveness of the Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of...

      Healthcare Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2006, Official Report, column 2098W, on the Healthcare Commission, when she expects to publish regulations to transfer...

      Herbal Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether manufacturers of products registered under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive will be able to indicate on their label...

      Hospital Telephone Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the charge was per minute for telephone calls made (a) by patients from and (b) to patients in hospital, in each primary care trust in each of the...

      Housing (Health Hazards)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on joint action to prevent health hazards resulting from...

      Lymphoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of regional variations in availability of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-approved...

      Lymphoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government have spent on research into (a) prevention and (b) treatment of lymphoma in each year from 1997.

      McTimoney Chiropractic Course (University of Wales)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the regulation of chiropractic, with particular reference to the proposals of the General Chiropractic Council to withdraw...

      Medical Devices Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to make representations to the European Commission on revising the Medical Devices Directive.

      Medical Devices Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent advice she has received from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency with regards to the revision of the Medical Devices Directive.

      Mental Health Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many service users from black and minority ethnic backgrounds attended each of the consultation events relating to the Race Equality Impact Assessment...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were practising in the National Health Service in (a) London and (b) England in each year since 1992, expressed as a (i) headcount and...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 330W, on ministerial meetings, which two dates were cancelled for a meeting between the...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS establishments Ministers in her Department have visited in North East Cambridgeshire constituency in the last 12 months.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS establishments Ministers in her Department have visited in East Yorkshire constituency in the last 12 months.

      MMR

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make an assessment of recent research by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina on a possible link between the MMR...

      National Blood Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how often her Department reviews medical evidence which forms the basis for blood donation rules that (a) permanently exclude men who have had sex with...

      National Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department will invite primary care trusts to take part in the national procurement process.

      NHS Bursaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her Department's press release of 29 June, on NHS bursaries, what size bursary uplift (a) nursing, (b) midwifery, (c) medical, (d) dental...

      NHS Commissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when she intends to publish her Department's framework for commissioning, practice-based commissioning and the national contract template for...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2006, Official Report, columns 231-2W, on NHS Direct, what proportion of total NHS Direct sites the proposed closure of...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment her Department has made of the impact of NHS Direct on front line services; and if she will make a statement; (2) what assessment...

      NHS Employees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the progress of the review by her Department of the financial support available to students studying for employment in the NHS.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional net resources will be available to the NHS in 2006-07 after taking into account (a) NHS inflation and (b) the 2005-06 deficit.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the capital underspend was for the NHS in 2005-06; and whether her Department plans to redirect the underspend to health authorities with financial...

      NHS Life Check

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her oral statement of 30 January 2006, Official Report, column 22, on health and social care services, what progress she has made in...

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written statement of 11 June 2006, Official Report, column 64WS, on the NHS Litigation Authority, for what reasons the NHS Litigation...

      NHS Staff Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff (a) have been and (b) were expected to be made redundant (i) voluntarily and (ii) compulsorily at (A) Barnet primary care trust, (B)...

      NHS Supply Chain Excellence Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to allow health trusts to consider long-term cost effectiveness when making purchasing decisions following the introduction...

      NHS Supply Chain Excellence Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the NHS supply chain excellence programme on the uptake and use of medical technology in the NHS.

      NHS Trusts (Financial Management)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will introduce financial management training for chief executives of NHS trusts which are in financial deficit.

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the cost per quality-adjusted life-year used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in assessing cost effectiveness was...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the guidance resulting from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence technology appraisals is...

      Non-medical Professional Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to publish the review of non-medical professional regulation being undertaken by her Department's Director of Workforce.

      Non-practising Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of non-practising medically qualified doctors in the UK.

      Nut Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are being taken to ensure that all food labels clearly indicate whether foods contain nuts.

      Osteopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will introduce proposals to change the practice of osteopaths determining the profession's own standards (a) of training, (b) of practice and...

      PFI Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by her Department on private finance initiative schemes in the last nine years; and how many of those schemes have been completed...

      Pharmacies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of parishes in (a) rural and (b) urban areas have a pharmacy.

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which NHS trusts are recruiting new junior physiotherapists in 2006-07; (2) how many people have qualified as physiotherapists in each of the past...

      Preventative Health Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has established an expert group on preventative health spending.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 February 2006, Official Report, column 1792W, on primary care trusts, what the overall level of investment in enhanced...

      Road Accidents (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was recovered by hospitals from insurers towards the cost of treatment of persons injured in road accidents in each of the last 10 years...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of skin cancer there have been in each constituency in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex.

      Speech Therapy (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the effects of treating children with speech and language difficulties in (a) inclusive settings and (b) on a...

      Strategic Health Authorities (Amalgamation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the number of staff who have been (a) made redundant, (b) redeployed and (c) prematurely retired as a result of the...

      Syphilis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of syphilis have been reported in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Telephones (Hospitals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines her Department provides to hospital trusts on the use of mobile telephones by patients in hospitals.

      UK Emergency Care Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will make detailed guidance available to NHS research and development departments on the implementation of the regulations in relation to UK...

      Vocational General Practice Training Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people had their posts on the Vocational General Practice Training Scheme suspended due to the Deanery's financial situation in each of the last...

      Vocational General Practice Training Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures have been put in place to safeguard places on the Vocational General Practice Training Scheme in the event of a budget overspend by the Deanery.

      Weight Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what strategy the Department is using to extend weight management services to all who wish to access them; and what incentives are available to GPs to...

      York Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) medical, (b) nursing and (c) other professional staff were employed by York NHS Trust and NHS primary care services in Selby and York in...

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol-related Crime (Humberside)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alcohol related crimes have (a) been reported and (b) resulted in convictions in Humberside Police Authority area in each of the...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has conducted on the level of anti-social behaviour in local authority areas (a) in England and (b) in Wales.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment is made of the effectiveness of measures taken to tackle antisocial behaviour in the Vale of Clwyd; (2) what...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been issued in West Lancashire; and if he will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the recidivism rate of individuals who have received an antisocial behaviour order; and what steps he is...

      Armed Robbery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of robbery of a premises with a firearm occurred in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Chelmsford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many toilets are provided in the temporary accommodation for visitors to Chelmsford Prison; and how many are connected to the main sewers.

      Chelmsford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people each week visited prisoners at Chelmsford Prison on average in the last 12 months; and how many he estimates were children...

      Chelmsford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the temporary accommodation for visitors to Chelmsford Prison was installed; and for how long it was expected to last.

      Chelmsford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to provide permanent facilities for visitors to Chelmsford Prison; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many safe beds are available for child prisoners.

      Communications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the rollout of the TETRA mast network; and what plans the Government has to ensure inter-operability and...

      Community Punishments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of community punishments in each region were completed in each year since 2001; in how many cases a period of imprisonment...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers are in training; what the cost is per person for such training; and if he will make a statement.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers are employed in Lancashire.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers were in training in Humberside Police Authority area on the last date for which figures are...

      Controlled Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to a re-assignment of the duties of the inspectorate responsible for controlled drugs; and if he will make a...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the hon. Member for North-West Norfolk's correspondence of 30 January regarding the handling of complaints by the...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average Band D police precept on council tax was in each year since 1997-98 in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) England and Wales.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were sent to prison for non-payment of council tax in each year since 1993, broken down by age group.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will extend the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to British victims of terrorist attacks abroad.

      Criminal Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average period elapsed between sentencing and tariff setting in each year since 1997.

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of children and young adults (a) on remand and (b) after conviction have been placed in custody more than 100...

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of children and young adults with a mental illness while in custody in (a) 1985, (b)...

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of self-harm and abuse of children and young adults in custody have been recorded (a) in the past 12 months and (b)...

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children and young adults are in custody, broken down by (a) ethnic origin and (b) religious belief.

      Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental War Room

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department's War Room was established; how many officials are allocated to it, broken down by grade; what its (a) objectives and...

      Detention Occupancy Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the occupancy rate was for each (a) prison, (b) young offenders institution, (c) secure training centre and (d) local authority...

      Dispersal Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2006, Official Report, column 1035W, on dispersal orders, if he will make it his policy to collect...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Lynne Featherstone), of 5 June 2006, Official Report, columns 293-4W,...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2006, Official Report, column 1409W, on the DNA database, if he will place in the Library the data on use of...

      Drink-driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for drink-driving resulted in custodial sentences in each year since 1997, broken down by police...

      Drink-driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of drivers convicted of drink driving (a) received a fine, (b) received a jail sentence and (c) were banned from driving...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there have been for drug offences in Leicester South constituency in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the differences between figures given in the England and Wales Findings Paper 265 and the latest Home Office Drug...

      Education Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times prosecutions have been brought by North Tyneside local education authority under section 7 of the Education Act 1996 in each...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in England and Wales are electronically tagged; and how many are (a) on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme and (b) under a...

      Feltham Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to satisfy himself that the (a) Governor and (b) management team at Feltham Young Offender Institution are able to...

      Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers of commercial vehicles in each London borough in the last...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners have claimed to be from (a) Russia, (b) Romania, (c) Georgia, (d) Armenia, (e) Azerbaijan, (f)...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners in each open prison were moved into closed prisons in (a) May and (b) June.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) will take of the National Fraud Strategy in planning its work; and whether SOCA will...

      Headcam Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the (a) reliability and (b) usefulness of headcam technology in tackling crime; if he will make resources...

      Heroin/Cocaine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government's policy on reducing the supply of heroin and cocaine was informed by the Strategy Unit Phase one Drugs Report of...

      Hizb-Ut-Tahrir

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (b) the security services on the proscription of...

      HM Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided by HM Prison Service to governor grade staff on authorising release of prisoners (a) under the Criminal Justice...

      Honour Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of honour crimes committed in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken by his Department to raise awareness of human trafficking amongst the clients of prostitutes.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of raising awareness of human trafficking amongst the clients of prostitutes.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police and (b) government officials have been seconded to the source countries of victims of human trafficking to discuss and...

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent meetings he has had with other members of the Government to discuss tackling identity fraud; (2) what recent discussions...

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action has been taken by his Department to tackle identity fraud since July 2005; and what action is planned between July 2006 and July 2007.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much his Department spent on tackling identity fraud through public awareness campaigns in 1997 in each (a) year since and (b)...

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Humberside police authority area were (a) charged with and (b) victims of identity fraud in each of the last nine years;...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Immigration and Nationality Directorate officials failed security checks subsequent to their first day of employment in the...

      Intercept Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Government expects to conclude its review of the use of intercept evidence in court; and if he will make a statement.

      John Lennon Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is a permanent police presence at John Lennon International Airport, Liverpool.

      Juvenile Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of vulnerable and at-risk children and young adults in (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure...

      Local Authority Secure Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where each local authority secure unit is located; and how many places are available in each.

      M56

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motorists have been caught speeding in the roadworks on the slip road of junction seven of the M56 since 2001; and what total amount...

      Mentally Ill Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are taken by the Prison Service to liaise with mental health authorities to ensure continuity of care and post-release...

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the five most common driving offences were for which (a) men and (b) women were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted in each constituency...

      Murderers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convicted murderers have been sentenced since the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

      Operation Pentameter

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total value was of assets seized under Operation Pentameter.

      Overseas HGVs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers of heavy goods vehicles from overseas have (a) committed and (b) been prosecuted for traffic offences on British roads in...

      Partnership Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to foster partnership working.

      Placements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many placements are provided for vulnerable and at risk children and young adults by the (a) private and (b) public sector.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the ratio of police to public was in (a) Southend and (b) each police force in (i) 1979, (ii) 1983, (iii) 1987, (iv) 1992, (v) each...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the cross-government working group examining the transitional and ongoing financial arrangements for restructured police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made in determining the changes required to the police precept following the creation of a single strategic force for Wales.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who represents the Welsh Assembly on the cross-government working group which is examining the transitional and ongoing financial...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much central funding has been given to the Shropshire constabulary since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the requirement to form specialist anti-terror units within Devon and Cornwall constabulary continues to apply following recent...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will meet the chief constable and acting chief constable of Cumbria and Lancashire and the chairs of their respective police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who the Minister for Policing, Security and Community Safety in his Department plans to meet in connection with the police mergers in Wales...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has (a) to reduce the requirement on police officers to fill in forms and carry out other administrative tasks and (b) to...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the number of tourists to an area is considered in the annual grant calculation for police constabularies.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the status is of the proposed merger between the Lancashire and Cumbria constabularies; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the cost of amalgamating Cumbria and Lancashire police authorities; and how much will be provided by...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role the expected harmonisation of council tax precepts played in the Government's decision not to proceed with police force mergers.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in (a) Humberside, (b) North Yorkshire, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) West Yorkshire police authority area were...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to increase funding to police constabularies for more (a) police officers and (b) community support officers on the beat.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent already in relation to the proposed mergers between Lancashire and Cumbria police constabularies.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent in relation to the proposed merger between the Yorkshire police forces.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Government have spent on the planned merger of the four Welsh police forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department allocated for the police force restructuring consultation; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 1046W, on the police, what the (a) term and (b) negotiated price over the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether funding for the proposed single Welsh police force will be equivalent to the combined total of the funding for the four Welsh police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the merits of the use of (a) anaesthetic, (b) malodorant and (c) calmative gases by police and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police civilian staff each division of Greater Manchester police has had in each year since 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received in relation to police numbers in Greater Manchester; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults in penal institutions there were for (a) adults, (b) children and young people in each of the last 20 years, broken down...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) prisoners, (b) prison officers and (c) prison governors were from non-white ethnic groups in each of the last five...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were released on temporary licence from each prison in the London area in each of the last 24 months; and if he will make...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 8 June 2006, Official Report, column 819W, on prisons, what categories of offences had been committed by each of...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 4 July 2006, Official Report, column 1056W, on prisons, what estimate he has made of the cost of answering the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in prison (a) have mental health problems, (b) are veterans and (c) are veterans with mental health problems; and if he...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) rules, (b) instructions and (c) administrative practice are within the Prison Service governing the use of (i) handcuffs and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of intensive treatment programmes for prisoners with moderate to severe drug misuse problems...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the availability of class A drugs in prison establishments; and what action he is taking to reduce the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been for supplying illegal drugs in prisons in the West Midlands in each year since 1998.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2006, Official Report, column 2031W, on prisons, what estimate he has made of the cost of seeking the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisons have (a) permanent and (b) temporary accommodation providing facilities for visitors.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on the provision of facilities for visitors to HM prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times illegal drugs have been found in each prison in London in each of the past five years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of suspected fraud have been investigated in (a) each London prison and (b) the London area office of the prison service in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of managed moves within the Prison Service for the year from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 were approved by (a) the Director...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Prison Service Fraud Response Plan was last updated; and if he will place a copy of the plan in the Library.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he has taken in response to the latest report from HM chief inspector of prisons into conditions at HM Prison Lincoln.

      Probation (Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expenditure on staffing in the Hertfordshire probation area in 2004-05 was.

      Reading Training for Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young offenders have come into contact with the Reading Training for Work Programme in each year since 2003.

      Ritual Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of ritual abuse have (a) been reported and (b) resulted in (i) arrests and (ii) charges in each London borough in each of...

      Robberies/Burglaries (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) robberies and (b) burglaries were reported in each London borough in each of the last five years; and how many resulted in a...

      Scottish Criminal Records Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases in England and Wales fingerprint evidence has been challenged on the basis of the misidentifications made by the Scottish...

      Sea-going Vessels (Thefts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sea-going vessels were stolen from around the coast of the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many...

      Security Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what structure has been put in place for the renewal and re-evaluation of door supervisor licences.

      Security Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for door supervisors' licences are waiting for (a) approval and (b) processing by the Security Industry Authority.

      Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average minimum sentence was, before being considered for parole, for people convicted of (a) kidnapping, (b) rape and (c) sexual...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average sentence was served for (a) sexual assault, (b) rape of a minor and (c) rape in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last met representatives of the National Organisation for Rape Crisis and Sex Abuse Victims.

      Statutory Charge Document (Vehicle Removal)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on a revision to the Statutory Charge document on the Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles;...

      Statutory Charge Document (Vehicle Removal)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timescale he has set for review of statutory fees relating to vehicle removal, storage and disposal; and if he will make a statement.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of terrorist acts relating to the Irish Republican Movement between 1976 and 2000 in (a) Great Britain and...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 were from (i) Suffolk and (ii) the East of England.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many personal computers have been seized by each police service from suspects detained under the Terrorism Act 2003.

      Ticket Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted for ticket touting in each of the last five years; and what the average sentence (a) given and (b)...

      US Department of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have had with representatives of the United States' Department of Justice in the last 12 months.

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 19 June 2006, Official Report, column 1661W, on violent crime, how many violent crimes were recorded in 2004.

      Visa Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has (a) to increase visa charges in 2007-08 and (b) to assess the potential impact of such an increase on the UK's income...

      Vulnerable/At Risk Young People (Custody)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff were employed in the (a) private and (b) public sector in the care of vulnerable and at risk children and young...

      Zahid Mubarek

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of the inquiry into the death of Zahid Mubarek.

      Zahid Mubarek

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he will take to implement the recommendations of the inquiry into the death of Zahid Mubarek.

  • House of Lords

    • Army: Royal Regiment of Scotland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make a financial commitment to the non-commissioned officers and commissioned officers from the Lowland Regiments of the newly formed Royal...

    • Asylum Seekers: Section 4 Support

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many unsuccessful asylum applicants who cannot return to their home country are currently receiving hard case support under Section 4 of the Immigration and...

      Asylum Seekers: Section 4 Support

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What happened to the 37 per cent of those asylum seekers who were refused the support they applied for under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

      Azerbaijan: Armenian Monuments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they will make as a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation regarding the destruction by the Azerbaijan...

      BBC

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the National Audit Office's remit over the BBC World Service affects the service's editorial independence.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make reference to the erroneous refusals of British citizenship applications from solely British nationals in Hong Kong and the steps taken to...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Triesman on 14 July (WA 146), whether an application form is considered to be completed in full only if every supporting...

      Cafcass

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has to recruit additional front-line staff for (a) private law, and (b) public law work; and...

      Child Protection: List 99

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many names have been added to List 99 by each local education authority in England in the past five years.

      Children and Adoption Act 2006

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What additional resources will be made available to implement the Children and Adoption Act 2006.

      Children: Two-parent families

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will instigate research into the reported statistical link between children who grow up in stable, two-parent families and favourable outcomes at...

      Criminal Justice Act 2003

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many sections of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 have (a) been repealed; (b) been amended; and (c) not been brought into force.

      Drugs: Schizophrenia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment has been made of the use of street drugs, including cannabis, acting as triggers of schizophrenia and temporary psychotic symptoms; and what...

      Energy: Nuclear

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any undertakings have been given to the Government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the siting of nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom.

      European Court of Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Over the past 12 months, which judgments by the European Court of Human Rights were made against the United Kingdom; which of these cases were not appealed; and...

      Extradition: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, by virtue of Section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998, the powers conferred upon the Secretary of State by the Extradition Act 2003 must be exercised in a...

      Forensic Explosives Laboratory

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average waiting time for security clearance for those who have applied to work in the forensic explosives laboratory; and whether they have proposals...

      G8: Religious Leaders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have studied the joint statement issued by the 100 leaders of the world's main religious faiths who met in St Petersburg; and whether they will...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the Cabinet...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the Office...

      Government Departments: Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the Office...

      Guantanamo Bay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the answer by the Lord Triesman on 11 July (Official Report, col. 583), on what date they made it clear to the Government of the United States that...

      Gulf War Syndrome

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What procedures Gulf War veterans must comply with to have the umbrella term Gulf War syndrome applied to recognised medical conditions for which they are already...

      Gulf War: Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What legal remedy is available to counter reinterpretation and tampering by public officials in handling decisions of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal such as that in...

      House of Lords: Smoking

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What arrangements will be made to ensure that the House of Lords adopts policies on smoking consistent with the Health Act 2006.

      Memorials

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to commemorate the military personnel and police who died in (a) the 1916 Easter rebellion in Ireland; (b) the 1919-21 war of independence in...

      National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the proposed register of pupils in the National Academy for Gifted Youth will be held in electronic form; who will have access to the information held on...

      NHS: Appointments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What oversight role the chairman of the NHS Appointments Commission has when the suitability of a National Health Service chairman to continue in post is assessed...

      NHS: Finances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many health trusts in England were in deficit at the end of the financial year 2005-06; and, of these, how many were foundation trusts.

      NHS: Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether National Health Service trusts and organisations in England have been reminded of the NHS Standards of Business Conduct, following the June 2005 Audit...

      NHS: Sexual and Reproductive Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to increase the number of specialists in sexual and reproductive health working in the National Health Service.

      NHS: St Thomas's Hospital

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will investigate the causes of the suspension and dismissal of a senior member of staff at the sickle cell anaemia unit of St Thomas's Hospital; and...

      Northern Ireland: Festivals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How grants from the transitional fund, which were used to fund an extra £100,000 to the West Belfast Nationalist Festival this year, are being equality tested.

      Northern Ireland: Festivals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which organisations have been refused the full amount of funding requested from the first allocation of festival funding operated by the Northern Ireland Events...

      Northern Ireland: Festivals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 12 July (Official Report, WA 126) concerning funding for community festivals, what is meant by "this funding...

      Official Meetings: Sir Gulam Noon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what dates in 2006 the Secretary of State for Health has met Sir Gulam Noon; where each meeting took place; and what topics were discussed.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland were on duty in the south Armagh area on each day in the week commencing 19 June.

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much has been paid in grants to Rally Ireland for 2005 and 2006; from what source; after what process; and whether they will place allthe documentation in the...

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, since May 2005, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has met with Ronan Morgan, promoter of Rally Ireland; if so, when; and where they met.

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether hospitality was involved in meetings between the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Ronan Morgan, promoter of Rally Ireland; and, if so, who paid...

      Schools: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much has been spent on (a) upgrading, and (b) maintaining St Joseph's High School in Plumbridge, County Tyrone.

      Schools: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many school places in Northern Ireland were unfilled on the most recent date for which figures are available; whether they will provide a breakdown of the...

      Shopping Trolleys

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the number of shopping trolleys and similar items of retail equipment in the stretch of the Connswater river that runs...

      Sudan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made this year with the implementation of the north-south comprehensive peace agreement in Sudan; how many United Kingdom personnel are...

      Tourism: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to reform the Northern Ireland Tourist Board; what process is being used to do so; and what is the expected timescale.

      Ulster-Scots

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Andrews on 28 June (WA 158) concerning ethnicity, whether they recognise the Ulster-Scots community as "a segment of...

      Water Fluoridation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their further programme of research into water fluoridation, following the recommendations of the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and...

      Water Supply: Home Office

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much water in total and per occupant in cubic metres was consumed in the headquarters of the Home Office in each of the past 10 years.

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