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Written answers

Wednesday, 13 September 2006

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Lord Chancellor will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight dated 6 April 2006.

    • Courts Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will request the Courts Service to reconsider its plans to merge the Essex Courts Area with the Bedfordshire and...

      Courts Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether it is her policy that courts areas should have the same boundaries as police forces; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the total value is of contracts his Department holds with (a) ER Consultants and (b) Praesta; and which Ministers make...

      Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what estimate has been made of the cost to her Department of implementing sections (a) 1 and (b) 4 of the Domestic...

      Dr. David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1615W, on Dr. David Kelly, on what date this meeting was...

      Interim Possession Orders

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many interim possession order applications have been (a) made and (b) granted in each year since 2000; and if she will...

      Law Students

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many bursaries were awarded by the Law Society to mature law students wishing to study the legal practice course in each...

      Law Students

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many training contracts the Law Society awarded to law students who were (a) in their 20s, (b) in their 30s, (c) in...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether it is the policy of the Legal Services Commission before making an award of legal aid to check whether applicants for...

      Medical Assessments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 286W, on medical assessments, in how many appeals the...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what (a) qualifications and (b) previous experience the special advisers appointed to her Department have.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Advertising Campaigns

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

    • Carbon Audits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish details of the proposed individual carbon audits for homes; and if he will ensure that such audits...

      Computing Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) USB (i) flash drives and (ii) memory sticks, (b) compact discs, (c) DVD-ROM discs, (d) laptop computers,...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed's letters of 15 December 2005 and 28 February 2006...

      Criminal Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many criminal offences his Department has created by Orders in Council in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Staff (Criminal Activity)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of his Department's employees have been (a) dismissed, (b) suspended and (c) subject to disciplinary action for...

      Direct Mail (Recycling)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the proportion of direct mail which can be recycled; what estimate he has made of the proportion...

      Energy Generation Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Government have allocated funding to projects to generate energy from human waste.

      Environment Agency and British Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the recently announced reduction in the 2006-07 budget of the Environment...

      Flood and Coastal Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 717W, on flood and coastal defences, whether his Department...

      Flood and Coastal Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in defining flood risk from the River Derwent in the section of the river within the district of...

      Horse Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many former racehorses have been exported from the UK for slaughter in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Illegal Cattle Movements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers have been (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of making illegal cattle movements in each year since 2000...

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value was of each IT contract awarded by his Department in each of the last five years; and who the contractor was...

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which IT contracts awarded by his Department in each of the last five years have been abandoned; and what the value was in...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms he has put in place to assess the environmental benefits of the landfill tax credit scheme.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he last met his Scottish counterpart; and what subjects were discussed.

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times his ministerial office has been decorated in each of the last five years.

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Chair of Natural England since his appointment on the budget of Natural England; and...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact problems at the Rural Payments Agency have had on other areas of the Department's...

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the percentage tree cover in each EU member state was on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Leader of the House

    • EU Legislative Proposals

      To ask the Leader of the House what mechanisms he proposes to put in place for the House to review and comment on EU legislative proposals.

  • Prime Minister

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 865W, on the Intelligence and Security Committee, how the challenge function within the assessments...

    • Travel Restrictions (Russia)

      To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has received regarding restrictions on travel to Russia placed on William Browder, Chief Executive of Hermitage Capital Management (UK) Ltd. by...

  • Scotland

    • New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many young people not in education or employment or training have participated in the new deal in each year from 2001; and how many of these have...

  • Transport

    • A27

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for significant improvements to the A27 in West Sussex.

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the likely overall change in cost to the British Aviation Industry as a result of increased charges by the European...

      Bembridge Harbour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date the audited accounts from the Bembridge Harbour Improvement Company for each of the last 10 financial years were received by his...

      Bus Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) scope and (b) timetable is for the review of bus regulations being undertaken by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Department's working assumption is of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from a passenger mile for (a) trains and (b) cars.

      Concessionary Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's policy is on the provision of concessionary bus passes for people aged over 60.

      Galileo Satellite Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the economic impact of the UK not making the next payment due in relation to the Galileo Satellite Project; (2)...

      Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many enforcement actions there were related to Coastguard and other agencies' marine protection powers in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Rail Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of climate change on rail infrastructure.

      Sheffield Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps his Department is taking to secure the future of Sheffield airport; and if he will make a statement; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were employed in the Essex camera enforcement office in each year since 1997; and what the annual administrative costs were in each year.

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue speed cameras have generated in Essex in each year since 1997; and how much of that revenue has been spent in Essex.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the procedures to deal with a serious terrorist alert at London's airports were last exercised prior to August 2006.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received regarding the proposed Thames Gateway bridge.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which of the bidders for the renewal of the Thameslink franchise expressed an interest in re-opening the Luton to Dunstable branch line; and why this...

      Traffic Officer Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Highways Agency Traffic Officer Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Traffic Officer Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the cost of the Highways Agency Traffic Officer Service since it was introduced.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments (Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) head count staff and (b) whole-time equivalents work in (i) Brighton Royal Sussex county hospital accident and emergency department and...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments (Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency admissions were handled by the Royal Sussex county hospital in Brighton in each of the last five years; what increase in...

      Anti-psychotic Drug Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people over the age of 60 years were prescribed anti-psychotic drug treatments on the NHS in (a) England and (b) each strategic health...

      Autistic Spectrum Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals have been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders in (a) England and (b) each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Better Healthcare Closer to Home

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will (a) provide and (b) authorise funding for the Better Healthcare Closer to Home programme devised by the Sutton and Merton Primary Care...

      Branded Generic Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the results of the 2005 consultation on the reimbursement of branded generic drugs is expected to be published; and if she will make a...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the proportion of newborn babies exclusively breastfed until six months old.

      Broomfield Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the Broomfield Hospital private finance initiative scheme to be approved; what obstacles need to be overcome before the scheme can be...

      Care Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people she estimates sold their homes to pay for long-term care in 2005-06; (2) what percentage of patients who received long-term care...

      Choice Agenda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost (a) has been and (b) is expected to be over the next five years of the introduction of the choice agenda in the NHS.

      Choose and Book

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have used choose and book other than in doctors' surgeries to make appointments in secondary care.

      Chronic Fatigue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on the provision of the chronic fatigue service in Leeds and West Yorkshire; and whether the value of her...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what conclusions have been reached as a result of the discussions the Department has had with local NHS trusts in Northamptonshire in the last 12 months...

      Connecting for Health IT Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost has been of the Connecting for Health IT programme.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what rates of pay (a) consultant surgeons and (b) consultant anaesthetists receive from (i) independent sector treatment centres and (ii) NHS providers;...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) headcount staff were employed in (i) her Department and (ii) each of her Department's arm's length bodies in...

      Emergency Readmissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to question 90302, what assessment she has made of the reasons behind the trend in the rate of 28-day emergency readmissions since...

      Event Monitor Hypoxia Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will ensure that medical information stored in special case files held by Professor David Southall as part of the NHS-funded research relating to...

      Funding (Warrington)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital funding has been received by Warrington hospital in each year since 1997; and which projects have been funded as a result.

      Funding (Warrington)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much health funding has been spent in Warrington per head of population in each year since 1997.

      Gloucestershire Partnership Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with the strategic health authority responsible for the Gloucestershire Partnership Trust on the financial situation...

      GovNet Expo 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost is to the NHS of supporting GovNet Expo 2006.

      Health Inequalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the extent to which each spearhead area is on track to meet the 2010 health inequalities target; and if she will make a...

      Health Services (Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from managers of the South East Coast strategic health authority and the West Sussex primary care trust regarding...

      Health Services (Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many press and publicity officers are employed within the South East Coast strategic health authority; and at what cost.

      Health Services (Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what improvements in health services in Sussex are being considered as part of Fit for the Future.

      Health Services (Sussex)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has undertaken on journey times between Worthing hospital and the Royal Sussex county hospital in Brighton; and what...

      Health Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes in (a) job numbers, (b) services and (c) beds each primary care and health trust has made in response to this year's financial position;...

      Hospital Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on hospital food and nutrition in each NHS trust in England in each of the last five years.

      Hospital Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was allocated to (a) the better hospital food programme and (b) the Eating Well in Hospitals scheme in each year since their inception;...

      Hospital Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of people (a) admitted to and (b) discharged from hospital were malnourished in each of the last five years for which...

      Hospital Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were (a) admitted with malnutrition and (b) treated for malnutrition after admission in London hospitals in each of the last five years...

      Hospital Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people suffering from malnutrition when they were (a) admitted to and (b) discharged from hospital spent (i) up to a week, (ii) between a...

      Hunter's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Elaprase is available for the treatment of Hunter's syndrome in the NHS.

      Independent Service Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the NHS budget was paid to independent providers of (a) care and (b) support services in each of the last three financial years; and...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS hospitals will have hosted independent treatment centres by December 2006; (2) what the average cost to an NHS Trust of hosting one...

      Infant Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of whether Enfield primary care trust's decision to end routine developmental assessments of babies is consistent with the...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her letter to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire dated 27 July 2006, reference PO00000120687, whether she plans to procure centrally the...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have held with the United Kingdom Vaccines Industry Group since 1 July 2006 regarding the production...

      Irlen Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many school children are estimated to suffer from Irlen Syndrome; and what progress is being made in encouraging its early diagnosis.

      Kerr/Haslam Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 672W, on William Kerr/Michael Haslam, when she expects to publish the recommendations...

      Local Area Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress she has made towards encouraging primary care trusts and local authorities to consider the potential for local area agreements to facilitate...

      Local Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what further consideration she has given to the options for a community call for action and the use of petitions as a lever for improvements in local...

      Maternity Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) consultant led and (b) midwife led maternity units are being considered for closure.

      Medical Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will ensure that patients and guardians are given a right of access to research protocols for medical research in which they are involved.

      Medical/Dental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) GPs and (b) dentists there are in (i) absolute terms and (ii) per 1,000 population in (A) rural areas and (B) non-rural areas; and if...

      Medical/Dental Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) medical and (b) dental students enrolled in each admitting institution in each year since 1997; how many staff were employed expressed (i)...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the results of the Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust consultation on the future of (a) mental health services and (b) The Fraser Day hospital will...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors were taken into account in deciding that the measures outlined in the White Paper, "Our Health, Our Care, Our Say", should not apply to...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the balance between recently qualified midwives and job opportunities in midwifery; and what steps are being taken to help...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS hospitals (a) she and (b) each of her Ministers has visited since 13 June.

      Mount Vernon Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to make a final announcement about the future of Mount Vernon hospital.

      New Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the health implications of factors affecting the access to skimmed milk of women who have recently given birth.

      NHS Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each strategic health authority (a) contributed to and (b) received from the NHS Bank in each year since 2002.

      NHS Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which strategic health authorities have made contributions to the NHS Bank in each year since 2002; and how much contribution each made.

      NHS Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) primary care trusts and (b) NHS trusts are repaying loans to the NHS Bank.

      NHS Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds for terminally ill and palliative care are available in (a) Sunderland Royal hospital, (b) Hartlepool university hospital and (c) Durham...

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentist surgeries there are in the East Yorkshire Primary Care Trust area; and how many of these are not accepting new NHS patients.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which of the acute hospital trusts which experienced a budget deficit in 2005-06 have plans (a) to recover the whole of the deficit, (b) to...

      NHS Logistics Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what system of redress will be put in place for NHS trusts, hospitals and clinicians in the event of a fall in the standards of service maintained...

      NHS Logistics Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken to ensure that the contract between the Department of Health and DHL in relation to the functions of the NHS Logistics Authority...

      NHS Logistics Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what market testing exercise was used as the basis for the decision to outsource the functions of the NHS Logistics Authority to the independent sector;...

      Non-medical Professional Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has received a copy of the draft report by the chief medical officer into medical regulation; and when she expects the final report to be...

      Nursing Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice has been given to education authorities on the level of grants they should provide to private sector providers of nursing education; and if...

      Nursing Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of nursing schools is (a) state-funded, (b) voluntary and (c) private; and if she will make a statement.

      Paediatric Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paediatric units in England are (a) being downgraded and (b) having in-patient facilities reduced.

      Patient Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) membership, (b) terms of reference and (c) timetable are of the working group of voluntary sector representatives established to scope the...

      Patient Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable there is for strengthening the involvement of the public in the work of the health overview and scrutiny committees in local authorities.

      Patient Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how local involvement networks will be held to account for their use of public funds as set out in her Department's paper "A Stronger Local Voice".

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of those who qualified in physiotherapy in 2006 have found employment in the NHS; and what the figures were in each of the last five years.

      Plastic Water Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 155W, on plastic water bottles, if she will ensure that information is disseminated to...

      Project 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of Project 2000; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Involvement Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the proposals in the Government's publication "A Stronger Local Voice", when detailed proposals for the powers of (a) hospital and (b)...

      Secure Special Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to extend the provision of secure special hospital beds.

      Secure Special Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost of a new secure special hospital.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the progress towards implementing the plans outlined in the White Paper, Choosing Health, to treat sexual health...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the use by (a) strategic health authorities and (b) primary care trusts of money allocated for sexual health...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions her Department has had with strategic health authorities on spending on sexual health services; and if she will make a statement.

      Speech and Language Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken by her Department to increase the number of speech and language therapists in England; and if she will make a statement.

      Thrombosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with the Chief Medical Officer regarding the forthcoming publication of the recommendations of the expert working group on...

      Thrombosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she expects the recommendation of the expert working group on serious thromboembolism to the published in July.

      Water Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the delay in implementing outstanding sections of the Water Act 2003 on the work of strategic...

      Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely impact on (a) waiting lists, (b) bed availability and (c) out-patient care of the financial (i) position and...

      Worthing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who instructed Tribal MGB of Chislehurst to carry out a valuation of the Worthing hospital site.

      Worthing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from (a) within the NHS and (b) the public about the future of Worthing Hospital and its services.

      Worthing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information has been sent by her Department to the Prime Minister's Office on the future of Worthing's hospital.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Algeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether under the Memorandum of Understanding she reached with the Algerian Government on the use of torture those deported from...

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what enquiries have been made into the way in which British export restrictions were evaded in the case of British made night...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the Chinese Government's request for the lifting of the EU-China arms embargo; and if...

      British Nationals (Foreign Prisons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for which British nationals in foreign prisons the Government has asked for clemency or for release in the past 15 years; and...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department is taking towards being carbon neutral.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many new cases were handled by the Child Abduction Unit in each of the last five years; and what its operating budget was in...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of protocols and the aspects of the Hague Treaty regarding reciprocal...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what international police liaison and intelligence arrangements are in place to assist efforts to ensure the location and...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings she has had with the Government of Turkey to discuss that country's occupation of part of Cyprus.

      Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in establishing a multilateral force to take over from the African Union in Darfur; what recent...

      Delwar Hossain Sayeedi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she received advice from Mockbul Ali in respect of the admission to the United Kingdom of Delwar Hossain Sayeedi.

      Delwar Hossain Sayeedi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she made a decision on issuing a visa for the recent visit of Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to the UK.

      EU (Accession)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her Department's policy is on the suspension of any part of negotiations for Turkish accession to the EU in response to...

      EU (Accession)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the state of readiness of (a) Bulgaria and (b) Romania to join the EU in January 2007.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is her policy that the recent Iranian report regarding that country's nuclear programme should be made available to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action her Department is taking to assist the Assyrian community in Iraq.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when officials from her Department last discussed the amount of military aid provided to the Israeli Government by the United...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many hours each week are spent by UK officials in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem monitoring the use of UK exported military...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with Israeli officials regarding the use of (a) M483A1 Dual Purpose Improved Conventional...

      Krishna Maharaj

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions in the past two years Krishna Maharaj has had a consular visit; and at which correctional institution in each case.

      Krishna Maharaj

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will make representations to the authorities at state and at federal level for steps leading to the ending of...

      Krishna Maharaj

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how long Krishna Maharaj has been incarcerated in the USA.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civilian British nationals were evacuated from Lebanon during the recent conflict; and how many chose to remain.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civilian British nationals have (a) died and (b) been injured in the recent Middle East conflict in Israel and Lebanon.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many businesses owned by British citizens were damaged in the recent Middle East conflict in Israel and Lebanon.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice and assistance is being given by the British Government to British citizens who have suffered personal or business...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to her oral answer of 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 720, to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Mrs....

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government plan to carry out a review of Israel's compliance with Criterion 2 of the Consolidated EU and National...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the current position is with regard to Mr. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, imprisoned in Pakistan; what involvement the Department...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received on the arrest of Abdel Aziz Dweik; what representations she has made about his arrest; and...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received about the arrest of Palestinian parliamentarians; what representations she has made about...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her Department's policy is on (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the European Union entering into dialogue with Hamas.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Israeli Government on the release of the Palestinian Members of Parliament taken prisoner...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Palestinian Government with respect to its needs in ensuring safety and prosperity for its...

      Pascua Lama Mine Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department has had with (a) Chile and (b) Argentina on the Pascua Lama open-cast mine project.

      Qualified Majority Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is the Government's policy to support the extension of qualified majority voting in the EU in the field of police and...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assurances she has sought from the Saudi Arabian Government that the use of Eurofighter jets due to be exported to Saudi...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken since 25 July to encourage positive dialogue between warring parties in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK Government are taking to assist the Government and people of Sri Lanka (a) to achieve a lasting internal...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications for visitors' visas from (a) Australia, (b) Canada and (c) South Africa were refused between (i)...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will investigate claims that women deported from the UK to Zimbabwe have been attacked and sexually abused after...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what initiatives he is pursuing for improved control of (a) licensed production and (b) brokerage of arms for export; and if he will make a...

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what export licences to Israel were refused on the ground of (a) aggressive use, (b) contribution to regional conflict, (c) human rights...

      Auditing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what plans the Government have to introduce more competition and choice into the UK audit market; (2) what assessment the Government...

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will bring forward proposals to fund Citizens Advice Bureaux directly.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the UK plans to evaluate the operational failure rates of cluster munitions used by Israel that the UK also holds in stock.

      Companies Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which organisations the Government have contacted in its latest consultation on the Companies Bill.

      Company Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government plan to publish a non-statutory set of guidelines on the duties and responsibilities of company directors.

      Consumer Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive; and what assessment he has made of the effects of the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will provide a corrected reply to the letter of 12 July 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall, North regarding a constituent, ref AE/587654.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken towards making the operation of the Department carbon neutral.

      Eurofighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what resources in (a) time and (b) personnel were devoted to (i) assessing and (ii) facilitating the recent licence application for...

      Export Control Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer on 4 May 2006, Official Report, column 1751W, on the Export Control Act, when he plans to produce and publish the...

      Import Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what import licences have been issued since 2003 for small arms and light weapons from (a) Serbia and Montenegro, (b) the former Yugoslav...

      Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Department spent in each of the last five years building links between the UK and Korea with a focus on (a) engineering, (b)...

      National Consumer Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) when the budget of the National Consumer Council for 2006-07 will be finalised; and if he will make a statement; (2) what the National...

      Pressure Reduction Installation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the safety of the proposed pressure reduction installation at Corse, Gloucestershire which is part of the...

      Scientific Publication System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what response he has made to the European Commission Study addressing Europe's scientific publication system; and if he will make a statement.

      Service Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with trade union representatives on the impact of globalisation on service...

      Service Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment the Department has made of the impact of globalisation on service sector jobs in the UK.

      UN Conference on Trade and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of (a) the UN Conference on Trade and Development annual report and (b) its assessment of the Japanese and...

  • Treasury

    • Arms Exports Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 426W, on arms exports controls, what estimate he has made of the number of unreported...

    • Arms Exports Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 426W, on arms exports controls, what assessment he has made of the reason for the decline...

      Arms Exports Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 426W, on arms exports controls, what offence was committed in respect of each prosecution...

      Breast Feeding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will discuss with (a) the Department of Health and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions the construction of fiscal incentives to promote breast...

      Cash Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of Citizens' Advice's evidence to his Department on fee-charging cash machines.

      Cash Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will work with the banking industry to raise the proportion of cash machines not charging a fee.

      CHIEF Computer System

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the impact on private sector service providers of HM Revenue and Customs service helping importers and exporters to supply...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 3 August 2006, regarding a constituent, reference 5/01238/2006.

      Departmental Capability Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the departmental capability review for HM Treasury will be published.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value is of his Department's contracts with (a) ER Consultants and (b) Praesta in each of the last three years; and which Ministers have made use...

      Energy Efficiency (Information & Support to Business)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of meetings held by the group examining the provision of information and support on energy efficiency...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 426W, what percentage of breaches of export control legislation involved goods that would...

      Fuel Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of fuel duty is per litre for (a) petrol and (b) diesel; and what the level would be if the fuel duty escalator had been retained.

      Gross Domestic Product

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of gross domestic product he expects net taxes and national insurance contributions, less North sea revenues, to be in 2007-08; and what the...

      HM Revenue and Customs (Tribunals)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance is issued by his Department to individuals and businesses who were successful in tribunal cases against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and...

      HM Revenue and Customs (Tribunals)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of appeal cases made by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to the High Court against Tribunal decisions of General Commissioners was in each of the...

      HM Revenue and Customs (Tribunals)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of appeal against Tribunal decisions of General Commissioners were made by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to the High Court in each of the...

      Home Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's policy is on encouraging working from home through tax incentives to employers and employees to reduce carbon dioxide emissions...

      Immigrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the estimate is of the number of immigrant workers from Eastern European accession countries who are claiming tax credit in the UK; what the cost...

      Immigrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania will be eligible for tax credits if they were permitted to enter the UK to work after those countries...

      Immigrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the decision was taken to allow migrant workers coming to the UK to claim tax credits for family members living abroad; what criteria govern such...

      Income Inequality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what levels of income inequality were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      International Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether countries other than the UK and France have committed themselves to the IFF, as distinct from the IFFIm; what commitment to date extends only to a...

      Kettering Borough Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what conclusions were drawn by Treasury officials from their recent visit to Kettering borough council about the local implementation of the sustainable...

      Land Use Planning

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which representatives of (a) business, (b) community groups and (c) non-government organisations the Barker Review Team (i) met and (ii) received...

      Land Use Planning

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements he has made for consultation on the interim Barker Report on land use planning; and whether Cabinet Office guidance on consultation will...

      North Sea Revenues

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest forecasts are for North sea revenue for each year to 2010-11 (a) as a percentage of gross domestic product, (b) in cash terms and (c) in...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead regarding the tax credits of his constituent Mr. Delaney.

      Public Sector Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to paragraph 36 of the Note by the Government Actuary's Department and HM Treasury, Unfunded Public Service Pension Schemes: 2005 Cash Flow...

      Public Sector Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the deficit in public sector pension funds; what the estimate was 12 months before; and which five funds have the largest...

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many spending review (SR) 2002 public service agreement (PSA) targets his Department received summary assessments in the latest autumn performance...

      Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress is being made in the negotiations to extend the derogation from the EU for the use of red diesel for marine uses.

      Standard Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) his Department and (b) the Financial Services Authority undertook monitoring of the recent demutualisation ballot conducted by Standard Life.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total amount of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit erroneously paid to prisoners due to (i) fraud, (ii) customer...

      Tax Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax relief was claimed by employers who have seconded employees to schools in each year since 1997.

      Treasury Spending Teams

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to paragraph 5.6 of the Departmental Report, what the Treasury spending teams are; and how many people were employed in each of them at the end of...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken to ensure that UK troops in Helmand Province are fully equipped for operating effectively in the winter.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the loss of the RAF Nimrod in Afghanistan.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed's letters of 1 December 2005 and 28 February 2006 concerning replacement documents for...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the annual expenditure on vehicles for (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body, (ii) executive agency and (iii)...

      Emergency Fire Cover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fire appliances the armed forces own, broken down by age; and how many could be used to provide emergency fire cover for the general population...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) C130K and (b) C130J Hercules aircraft are based at RAF Lyneham; how many Hercules are fit for purpose; how many Hercules are deployed (i)...

      Infantry Soldiers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of infantry soldiers come from (a) Muslim and (b) ethnic minority backgrounds.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Government's policy is on UK troops remaining in Iraq after all provinces controlled by the UK are handed over to the Iraqi Government; what...

      Operation Herrick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which parent unit the members of the composite company of the Royal Rifle Volunteers shortly to be deployed on Operation Herrick are from, broken down by...

      Peacekeeping (UN and NATO)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of (a) UN peacekeeping troops and (b) NATO operationally deployed troops come from the British armed forces.

      Royal Irish Regiment Home Service Battalions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the roles are of the Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service) battalions; which roles will be taken up by other regiments or battalions on disbandment;...

      UN Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British troops have been involved in UN missions in each year since 1995.

      W Company, 45 Commando

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of W Company, 45 Commando, shortly to be deployed to Afghanistan were serving in the company on an established Line Serial Number two...

      W Company, 45 Commando

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of W Company, 45 Commando or currently attached to W Company for the duration of the deployment shortly to be deployed to Afghanistan...

  • Wales

    • Computing Equipment

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

    • IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Wales 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.

      Security Passes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in his Department by year since February 2004.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Drink-driving Offences

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps he is taking to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service effectively prosecute individuals accused of drink driving offences.

    • Law Students

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) what discussions he and his officials have had with the Department for Education and Skills about support the Department offers to mature law students to assist...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Chartered Psychologists

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what use the Department makes of chartered psychologists for training; and what the value is of her Department's contracts with (a) ER Consultants...

    • Disabled Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was paid to the Cabinet Office from the Access to Work Scheme for adjustments for disabled staff in the last year for which figures are...

      Public Sector Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how she plans to maximise the re-use for commercial purposes of public sector information by third parties.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many prosecutions have been launched in respect of non-compliance with the thermal efficiency requirements of the building...

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment she has (a) made and (b) evaluated of the proportion of homes constructed in the last 10 years which did...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford transferred to her Department by the Department for...

      East of England Regional Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the total expenses paid to the representatives serving on the East of England Regional Assembly were in each of the...

      East of England Regional Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the projected administrative budget is for the East of England Regional Assembly for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08;...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she plans to extend the requirement for buildings undergoing major renovation to upgrade their energy efficiency to...

      English Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what English Partnerships' planned programme expenditure is in (a) the North East, (b) the North West, (c) Yorkshire and...

      English Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what her plans are for the percentage of the programme expenditure of English Partnerships to be spent in the South of...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what further measures her Department is considering to improve the sustainability of existing homes; and whether she plans to...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the financial impact on local authorities of providing transport and facilitating...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will amend the criteria for determining central Government grant to local authorities to take account of the costs...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will increase the limit for capitalisation of local government spending from that announced at the Capital Programme...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of introducing a system of business rates linked to profitability; and if she will...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many companies (a) failed and (b) reduced operations in the UK in each of the last five years because of problems paying...

      Local Government Officers (Political Activity)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the outcome was of consultation on the removal of bans on political activity by local government officers; and if she will...

      Local Government Officers (Political Activity)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the impact of barriers for members of political parties to participate in local and community...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with the Office of Public Sector Information concerning Ordnance Survey.

      Regional Control Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what costs have been incurred in connection with the Regional Control Centre at Fareham in each year since 2001; and how much is...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what spending there was on social housing in the borough of Colchester in each year since 1979.

      Sustainable Communities (Northamptonshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what conclusions have been reached by the Department's Growth Areas Directorate following its recent discussions with...

  • International Development

    • Angola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) level of UK public investment and (b) plans for support his Department has in respect of the future reconstruction of Angola.

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department has provided for eradication of the drug trade in Colombia in each of the last five years.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department has made available to those affected by the flood in Ethiopia; and if he will make statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of accounting procedures for aid provided to Iraq from (a) non-Iraqi sources and (b)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of prices for consumer goods on poor people in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Conference for Lebanon's Early Recovery held in Stockholm on 31 August 2006; what the...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether there has been Maoist intimidation of (a) UK aid workers and (b) his Department's staff in Nepal.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make an assessment of the conditions in the internally displaced people's camps in Darfur; and what assessment he has made...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to help with the control and treatment of (a) tuberculosis, (b) multi-drug resistant tuberculosis...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what resources have been allocated by his Department to Zimbabwe in each of the last five years; and what steps he is taking to ensure...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of Access to Work to central Government Departments was in each of the last three financial years.

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of those in receipt of carer's allowance have an income below 60 per cent. of median household income before housing costs.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 23 May, sent to HM Treasury and referred to his Department on 5...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will arrange for a further reply to the letter dated 2 June from the hon. Member for Walsall, North to the Child Support Agency regarding...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will arrange for a reply to the letter dated 24 July to the Child Support Agency from the hon. Member for Walsall, North, reference...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons were for the time taken to transfer a letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford concerning his constituents, Mr....

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters have been dealt with by the Work and Pensions parliamentary correspondence teams relating to complaints about delays in...

      Disability Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish the disability equality scheme for his Department; and in what formats he plans to publish the scheme.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations his Department has received from groups and individuals in support of an increase in disability living allowance;...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action is taken by the Health and Safety Executive to supplement its own regular inspection of major hazard sites (a) by unannounced...

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps are being taken by the Health and Safety Executive inspectors in evaluating safety at major hazard sites to supplement audit of...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the total amount of benefits paid erroneously to illegal immigrants in each of the last five years for which...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are receiving incapacity benefit.

      Long-term In-patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many long-term hospital in-patients received an increase in their entitlement to (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c)...

      NI Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations relating to the issue of national insurance numbers contained in Lord...

      NI Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether it has been the policy of his Department since 1997 to issue national insurance numbers to immigrants who have overstayed their...

      Overpayment Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will investigate the alleged overpayment of income support to a constituent of the hon. Member for St. Albans, Mr. Jules Vialva.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will answer question 79985, on benefits expenditure, tabled on 20 June 2006 by the right hon. Member for Birkenhead.

      Pathways Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average time has been taken to conduct the capability report in pathways areas; and what the average cost has been.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total amount of (a) Social Fund payments, (b) winter fuel payments, (c) attendance allowance, (d) disability living...

      Return to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what research he has conducted into the impact that reasonable travel and lunch reimbursements have on supporting individuals re-entry...

      State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Pensions Service accuracy rate has been for dealing with state retirement pension in the last five years; and what the related costs...

      State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the process is for the audit of state retirement pension claims; and when the next audit exercise is due to take place.

      State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the most recent estimate is of the cost of the Pensions Transformation Programme in the Pension Service.

      Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he will alter the guidance in his Department's booklet, "A guide to volunteering while on benefits" to allow volunteers in receipt of...

      Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria were used in assessing reimbursement for lunch and other meals to volunteers as earnings rather than legitimate expenses; and...

      Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what consultation was undertaken by his Department in advance of the change in guidance from his Department regarding lunch expenses for...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC Charter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made in the context of Charter Renewal of the impact of the BBC's local television project on the...

    • Casino (Manchester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many representations received by the Department in support of a regional casino in East Manchester came from individual Manchester...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which organisations and individuals have been consulted on the proposed scheme to help vulnerable and elderly people with digital...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Government have to engage the services of voluntary organisations to deliver (a) part and (b) all of their proposed...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contribution her Department has made to the implementation of proposals contained in the (a) Burns Report and (b) European Sport...

      London Olympics Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment has been made of whether EU workers will be needed to fill skills gaps in the building of the London Olympics site.

      London Olympics Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment has been made of the skills upgrade required for east London citizens to be employed on the 2012 London Olympics...

      Racing (Horse Numbers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many horses she estimates have been involved in the racing industry in each of the last five years.

      Sports Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number and percentage of five to 16-year-olds who were members of, or participated in, national...

      Test Match Cricket (TV Coverage)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which broadcasters have (a) accepted and (b) rejected the invitation sent by her Department on 16 May to discuss the television...

      UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her policy is on the distribution of funding by the UK Film Council across projects in south east England.

      Violent Computer Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the outcome was of her Department's 2005 review of the possible link between playing violent computer games and real life violence.

      Violent Computer Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many computer games published in 2005 depicted gross violence and required a legal classification by the British Board of Film...

  • Education and Skills

    • A-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many A-levels were awarded to pupils in (a) England and (b) each local education authority in 2006; and how many and what...

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of young people aged between 16 and 22 years who have made use of the Modern Apprenticeships and the...

      Children and Young People's Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which local authorities did not publish a Children and Young People's Plan by 1 April.

      Committee on Treatment in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received from the Howard League on the proposals of the committee on treatment in custody chaired by Lord...

      Communication Aids Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many children received equipment under the Communication Aids Project up to March 2006; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Enterprise Summer School Pathfinders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the standard curriculum for the enterprise summer school pathfinders; how many such schools were...

      Family Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how long, on average, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service keeps the records of welfare cases heard in the Family...

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding (a) in total and (b) per pupil has been allocated to Warrington Education Authority in each year since 1997.

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) which schools in Warrington North have received funding for capital projects in each year since 1997; and how much was allocated and...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the impact of the targeting of further education funding according to Priorities for Success on the level of...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what proportion of the total budget for further education was spent on adult students with learning disabilities in each (a)...

      Law Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what publicly-funded assistance is available to mature students to study law and subsequently train as lawyers.

      London Olympics (Building Skills)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what courses are available for citizens in east London to upgrade their skills so that they can apply for employment on the London Olympics site.

      Post-graduate Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken to reduce the level of post-graduate debt.

      Pupil Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the local education authorities in England in order of percentage of pupils achieving (a) A* to A, (b) A* to B and (c) A*...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that school meals contain popular, nutritionally balanced staple foods.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the average (a) fat and (b) saturated fat content is of manufactured potato chips (i) deep fried and (ii) baked in ovens as...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which foods meet the relevant Food Standards Agency voluntary nutritional specifications for their category, but are excluded or restricted...

      Schoolchildren (Bristol)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of children of school age living in Bristol local education authority area attend (a) primary and (b) secondary schools...

      Schoolchildren (Expenditure)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent in real terms on each school child in (a) England, (b) Waltham Forest and (c) Redbridge in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 1995-96.

      Schools (Outside Bodies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of schools permit activities of outside bodies on their premises.

      Sexual Orientation Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the content of school assemblies will be covered by the sexual orientation regulations.

      Special Needs Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken by his Department to increase awareness among (a) parents and (b) professionals working with children on how to...

      Special Needs Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he plans to change the statementing process for children with special educational needs; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Needs Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if his Department will set national guidelines on assessment and categorisation of special educational needs.

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent assessment has been made of the (a) security and (b) reliability of the Student Loans Company's IT systems.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Advertising Campaigns

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

    • Agency Staff

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

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many arrest warrants have been issued in respect of individuals released from prison in the Irish Republic in the last five years.

      Automated Number Plate Readers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many offenders were caught by automated number plate readers in Northern Ireland in the last year, broken down by area.

      Carbon Emissions

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

      Child Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children have been arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland following attacks on schools and churches in each of the last...

      Children and Young People's Action Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to involve children and young people in the development of the draft Children and Young People's Action Plan.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many civil servants employed as civilian support staff in the Police Service Northern Ireland have transferred their status to direct...

      Computing Equipment

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

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) incidents of criminal damage, (b) domestic burglaries, (c) offences against a person, (d) sexual offences, (e) fraud and...

      Criminal Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many criminal offences his Department has created by Orders in Council in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Hospitality

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

      Departmental Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on hospitality in each year since 2003-04.

      Departmental Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by his Department on refreshments in 2005.

      Departmental Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost of departmental hospitality was in each Department in Northern Ireland, including the Northern Ireland Department, in each...

      Departmental Staff (Criminal Activity)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of his Department's employees have been (a) dismissed, (b) suspended and (c) subject to disciplinary action for criminal activity in...

      Departmental Staff (Sickness Absence)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2006, Official Report, column 1773W, on departmental staff, how many staff in each Department of the Northern...

      Donaghadee and Comber Police Rapid Response Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the likely impact on (a) the police and (b) the public of the recent decision by the District Policing...

      Environment and Renewable Energy Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria will be used to select homes for funding from the Environment and Renewable Energy Fund; what information on applying for funding...

      Environment and Renewable Energy Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many homes in each Westminster constituency have received funding from the Environment and Renewable Energy Fund; and if he will make a...

      External Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Department in any capacity within...

      Field Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the merits of including out-of-classroom learning in secondary schools in inspections by the Education and...

      Implementation Structures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the timetable is for establishment of each of the strategy for children and young people implementation structures; and what the selection...

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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.

      Key Persons Protection Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the budget for the Key Persons Protection Scheme in Northern Ireland was in each of the last five years.

      MacGill Summer School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his 19 July speech to the MacGill summer school, what definition he uses of a (a) constitutional endorsement of the structures of...

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what meetings have taken place involving the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Police Service of Northern Ireland and...

      Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he last met the Scottish First Minister; and what subjects were discussed.

      Northern Ireland Police Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his oral answer of 28 June 2006, Official Report, column 248, on the Northern Ireland Police Fund, what progress has been made in...

      Out-of-classroom Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of Northern Ireland teacher training courses' treatment of fieldwork as a teaching method in secondary schools.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many objections were received by the Parades Commission in advance of parades held on 17 March in Northern Ireland.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether any discussions have taken place between the Parades Commission and organisers of proposed Ancient Order of Hibernians parades during...

      Paramilitary Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what further measures his Department plans to introduce to tackle the flying of paramilitary flags in Northern Ireland.

      Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on (a) the role of the structures of policing in the Patten recommendations and (b) the future of policing in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the availability of illegal drugs in prisons in Northern Ireland; and what measures are in place to reduce the...

      Public Swimming Baths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase the provision of public swimming facilities in Northern Ireland.

      Recruitment and Selection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much of the money spent on recruitment and selection by the Northern Ireland civil service was spent on recruitment agencies and consultants...

      Recruitment and Selection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Northern Ireland civil service has spent on recruitment and selection in each of the last four financial years; and how many jobs...

      Reserved Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions ministers have had with the Equality Commission on the eligibility of Irish nationals for reserved posts; and if he will...

      Reserved Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been ruled ineligible for reserved posts in the Northern Ireland civil service in each of the last five years on the...

      Schools (Vandalism)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) state controlled schools, (b) Catholic maintained schools and (c) other schools in each board area have been attacked by vandals...

      Security Passes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in his Department by year since February 2004.

      Sight-impaired Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to facilitate the inclusion of pupils who are blind, partially sighted and sight-impaired in mainstream education.

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the less favoured area (LFA) element of the Single Farm Payment will be paid in full in 2006-07; and when he expects the announcement...

      Speed Detection Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how the proposed new speed detection project will be rolled out in Northern Ireland; in which areas it will be tested; what budget has been...

      Sports Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much Government funding has been provided to local authorities for the improvement of sports facilities in Northern Ireland in each of the...

      Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many local authorities in Northern Ireland do not permit the use of sunbeds in their leisure facilities.

      Twelfth Celebrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the revenue accruing to the economy in Northern Ireland through the annual Twelfth Celebrations; and if he will...

      Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many instances of vandalism were reported in (a) Castlereagh and (b) East Belfast district command unit in each year since 1990.

      Vehicle Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) thefts from a vehicle and (b) thefts of a vehicle there were in each District Command Unit in Northern Ireland in (i) 2004-05 and...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting period was in each board area for NHS (a) hearing aid tests, (b) colonoscopy, (c) neurophysiology, (d) gastroscopy,...

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many personal protection weapons on licence have been returned on request in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Workplace 2010 Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the Workplace 2010 strategy on civil servants in (a) Waterside House, (b) Carlisle House...

  • Home Department

    • Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places in approved hostels in England and Wales are occupied by persons convicted of sexual offences (a) on licence and (b) as a...

    • Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers deported from the UK in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003, (e) 2004 and (f) 2005, were (i) of school age...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants are in prison.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people awaiting a decision on indefinite leave to remain are receiving benefits.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for the time taken for the publication of the most recent report by the Independent Monitor (Nationality, Immigration...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date each of the reports by the Independent Monitor (Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002) were received by the Home Office;...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for changing the initial decision under the New Asylum Model to place eight caseworker teams in Croydon and instead to...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of foreign nationals illegally in the country; and on what statistical evidence such estimates are based.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants who have been released from prison and not detained have subsequently been convicted of armed robbery in the past...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employers (a) between 27 January 1997 and 10 February 2003 and (b) since 10 February 2003, have been investigated for...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the number of illegal immigrants entering the United Kingdom in 2005; and how many have since been deported.

      Bail Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were bailed without being charged in the last period for which figures are available; under what circumstances this occurs;...

      Biometric Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) planned and (b) existing projects in his Department involve the use of biometric technology.

      Body Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are applied for clothed body searches (a) in women's prisons and (b) at ports of entry.

      British Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2353W, on British citizenship, what the percentage breakdown is by...

      Business in Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received regarding the future funding of Business in Prisons.

      Child Abductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been abducted from the UK in each of the last five years.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of his Department's civil service have experience of working as a police officer.

      Committee on Treatment in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the Howard League on the proposals of the committee on treatment in custody chaired by Lord...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Nationality, Citizenship and Immigration will reply to the letter dated 31 May from the hon. Member for the...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information technology projects are being undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau which have started since 2000; what the (a) start...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) laptops and (b) mobile phones his Department bought in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each category of equipment...

      Departmental Pay and Pensions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total training budget for his Department's Pay and Pensions Service was for the financial years (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

      Departmental Pay and Pensions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was in each financial year of the Dale Carnegie training course which took place between autumn 2005 and autumn 2006...

      Departmental Premises (Security)

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

      Departmental Telephone Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the money that is raised from his Department's 0870 prefix contact telephone number is spent.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the foreign prisoners who were released without being considered for deportation are believed to be in Essex; and if he will make...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners have been released and not removed under sections 259 to 262 of the early removal provisions of the Criminal...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policy direction he has issued to police forces on the issuing of names and photographs of former prisoners who should be considered for...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Ministers in his Department have responsibility for ensuring that foreign nationals are considered for deportation prior to being...

      Drink-driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps (a) to ensure that the law relating to drunken driving is fit for purpose, (b) to evaluate recent cases where...

      Drink-driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people charged with drink driving had not gone to trial within (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) 12 months of...

      Fires (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer to Question 88959, on fires in London, how many prosecutions have been brought for arson and arson -related offences...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of whether any of the convicted foreign nationals who were released without being considered for...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in descending order according to the number of prisoners concerned the countries of origin of foreign national prisoners who...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants employed by his Department are engaged in duties related to the release of foreign offenders.

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who were not deported after release from prison were released early; and how many of these were not interviewed by...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long a foreign national who has committed a crime in the UK may be detained when there is little prospect of their home country...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006 to Questions 68218, 68529, 68530 and 68531, on deportation of foreign prisoners, how many of the nine...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) instructions and (b) guidance relating to foreign national prisoners he has issued to (i) the Governor of each prison in...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners are held in UK prisons; and how many of them (a) came to the UK (i) on a visitor's visa, (ii) on a work permit...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether foreign criminals deported after serving their sentences can be prevented from re-entering the United Kingdom when their countries...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral answer of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 991 to the Leader of the Opposition, how many foreign...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of holding (a) non-British EU nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals in prisons in England and Wales in the...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in UK prisons are citizens of (a) Albania, (b) Romania, (c) Turkey and (d) Poland; and what percentage of the overall...

      Helicopter Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 40W, on helicopter searches, for what reason the police helicopter based at...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted under the provisions of the Hunting Act 2004 since November 2005.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to address the issues identified with his Department's planned identity card scheme by the Science and Technology...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the fax from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West of 31 May with regard to...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total (a) cost to callers and (b) revenue to his Department was from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate number 0870 606...

      Information Technology

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

      Inter-country Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to announce the outcome of his review of the restrictions on marriage between UK citizens and non-UK citizens.

      Malicious Damage Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted in England and Wales of offences under sections (A) 35 and...

      Mi5

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors underlie the increase between 2001 and 2005 in the number of personal files held by MI5.

      Mi5

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 6 July 2006, Official Report, column 1328W, on MI5, what other categories of MI5 file there are in addition to...

      Ministerial Offices

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

      Murderers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many convicted murderers have had their tariff set after sentencing since the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003; (2)...

      Open Prisons (Deportees)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people held in open prisons while awaiting deportation absconded in each year between 2001 and 2005; (2) how many people...

      Outsourcing

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

      Paid Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff in his Department have been on paid leave for more than (a) six months, (b) a year and (c) two years; and if he...

      Physical Evidence Gathering Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the physical evidence-gathering protocol was introduced; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much police forces in England and Wales have spent on interpreters in each of the last 10 years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) own force investigations, (b) supervised investigations, (c) managed investigations and (d) independent investigations have...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigators have been employed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in each year since it was established; and how many...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that the Independent Police Complaints Commission supervised and managed investigations are not conducted by...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications made to become police community support officers were (a) approved and (b) rejected in the most recent period for...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 6 July 2006, Official Report, column 1332W, on police, what factors led to the decision to make the police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission in each year since its inception in (a) England and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners are being held in open prisons; and how many have absconded from such prisons in the last 12 months.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals were released from each UK prison in each of the last five years; and how many of these prisoners were considered...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the prison population is receiving the state pension.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the largest sum is that a prisoner has earned in a year while working in a job inside or outside the prison in each of the past five...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what strategy he has to tackle corruption in the Prison Service.

      Private Sector Fund Recipients

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

      Privileged Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK citizens are given privileged entry treatment when entering the UK.

      Reducing Reoffending Action Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he plans to make to the way resources are allocated to deliver the Reducing Reoffending Action Plan effectively in Wales.

      Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of convicted offenders released from detention in the last 12 months served their sentence in full.

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders moved from approved premises adjacent to schools were moved to (a) other approved premises, (b) bed and breakfast...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for speeding as a result of the enforcement camera sited on the A13 eastbound carriageway at...

      Speed Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been employed in Essex in each year since 1997; and how many officers were engaged in monitoring traffic speed...

      Student Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people allowed into the UK under false student visas have been identified and deported in each of the last five years.

      Sustainable Training and Employment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the Sustainable Training and Employment Partnerships resettlement project; what plans he has to extend the...

      Unaccompanied Minors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 1975W, how many unaccompanied minors were admitted to the UK at Heathrow...

      Wales Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he plans to meet the Secretary of State for Wales to discuss the implications for Wales of the action plan for reform of his...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether clothed body searches are conducted on women and female children by male officers at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre.

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