Written answers

Monday, 9 October 2006

  • Wales

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

    • Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what child care (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff; (2) which of his Department's premises have child care...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions (a) he and (b) his Department has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on maximising benefits to Wales from the 2012 Olympics.

  • Prime Minister

    • Art

      To ask the Prime Minister what the 10 most valuable pieces of art are in 10 Downing street.

    • China

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what (a) matters were discussed and (b) agreements were made in his meeting with his Chinese counterpart on 13 September; (2) what discussions he had with the...

      Copyright

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has had discussions with ministerial colleagues about extending the number of years performing artists get copyright protection beyond the current 50 year limit.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will reply to the letter of 22 June from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire (Sir Michael Spicer) on World Cup tickets.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will reply to the letter of 16 June from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire (Sir Michael Spicer) about nuclear power stations.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list for 2001-02 and each subsequent financial year the amount spent by his Office in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the publications his Office has issued since 1 July 2005, giving the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title of each publication.

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to offer the use of Dorneywood to (a) a new Minister, (b) the Lord Mayor of London and (c) the US Ambassador under the terms of the Dorneywood Trust Deed.

      Engagements

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions he has visited each region of the UK in the last 12 months.

      Engagements

      To ask the Prime Minister when he last met the Scottish First Minister; and what subjects were discussed.

      Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister what gifts he has given to overseas dignitaries at public cost since becoming Prime Minister; and what the price of each was.

      Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 865W, on gifts, why it would not be appropriate to disclose this information; and whether the gift was...

      Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister how many honours have been awarded to individuals who have funded teaching establishments and programmes since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister what matters were discussed with his Iraqi counterpart at the meeting on 24 July; and if he will make a statement on relations with Iraq.

      Ministerial Code

      To ask the Prime Minister how many complaints he has received in the last 12 months that the behaviour of a Minister has breached the ministerial code.

      Ministerial Offices

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

      Muslim Groups

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the Muslim groups with which he has had contact in the last five years.

      Peerage

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the nomination forms for peers ennobled since 1997 who take the Labour Whip.

      Stem Cell Research

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with President Bush about his veto of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act 2005; and if he will make a statement.

  • Minister for Women

    • Sexual Orientation Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality when the Government plan to publish their response to their consultation on proposals to outlaw sexual orientation discrimination in the provision of...

    • Transgendered People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will take steps to extend the goods and services regulations to include transgendered people.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many doctors working on attendance allowance cases in Wales speak English and Welsh.

    • Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much is being spent in 2006-07 on the provision of professional counselling support to reduce the number of jobseeker's allowance and...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his most recent estimate is of the take-up rate for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) disability living allowance, (c) attendance...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 30 January 2006, Official Report, column 252W, on benefits, if he will provide the figures collected by his...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the information provided to cancer patients regarding financial and other benefit entitlement when they are...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tenants living in (a) social housing and (b) the private rented sector (PRS) in (i) Edmonton, (ii) Enfield borough and (iii) Greater...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance has been given to the Rent Service on controlling expenditure of housing benefit.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the (a) financial effects and (b) the effect on the numbers claiming of giving those on incapacity benefit...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 20 March 2006, Official Report, column 130-31W, to the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Mr. Gerrard), on incapacity...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are claiming incapacity benefit, broken down by quinquennial age bands.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the percentage of those entitled to claim (i) housing benefit, (ii) income support and (iii) council tax...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of cases concerning a change in circumstances submitted to the Child Support Agency took longer than (a) seven months, (b) 10...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many cases payments were made by the Child Support Agency to a parent claiming support when the child was not habitually resident with...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the percentage of non-resident parents registered with the Child Support Agency who have a passport.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many telephone calls to the Child Support Agency (a) were received, (b) received an engaged tone and (c) were disconnected during the...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated cost is of the proposed changes to the Child Support Agency.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account he takes of the number of homes in Scotland which are heated by coal fires when determining cold weather payments.

      Departmental Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contracts were awarded by his Department to Bird and Bird Solicitors in each year since 1997; what the (a) value and (b) duration of...

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his...

      Departmental Telephone Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on hold music for telephone lines operated by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Disability Living Allowance

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

      EU Accession Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on sectoral unemployment of workers from EU accession countries.

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with fibromyalgia claim benefits because they are unable to work.

      Hampton Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton Review and its report,...

      Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information he has given to the Scottish Executive on the implications of the introduction of the local housing allowance (LHA) in...

      Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism is to be used to ensure a consistency of approach in the setting of local housing allowance rates by all rent offices across the...

      Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism is to be used to ensure transparency and accountability in the setting of local housing allowance rates.

      Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what other forms of rent control have been considered alongside the introduction of local housing allowance.

      Logic Integrated Medical Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the introduction of Logic Integrated Medical Assessment, with particular reference to its (a) efficacy in...

      Ministerial Meetings

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

      Neurological Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) progression rates into work of people with neurological conditions who have taken part in Pathways to Work pilots and (b)...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) first-time participants and (b) repeat participants were on each new deal programme in each quarter of the last three calendar...

      Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which of the offices of his Department and its agencies (a) have closed over the last three years and (b) are planned for closure by 2008.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people took up pension credit in East Dunbartonshire in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are claiming pension credit in East Dunbartonshire.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the average time taken to process applications for pension credit in each year since its introduction.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of administering pension credit in each year since its introduction.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column 1682W, on pensioners, what factors were taken into account in deciding to...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has (a) to meet and (b) encourage other provision to meet the need for independent professional financial advice in the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many occupational pension schemes have (a) completed winding up and (b) started the process of winding up since 1997; and how many...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many private sector employers automatically enrol all employees aged 22 years or over and earning more than £5,000 a year into a...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are projected to reach state pension age in each financial year from 2007-08 to 2067-68 on the assumption that Parliament...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish an example illustrating how a pension scheme could convert guaranteed minimum pension rights into scheme benefits on an...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the aggregate value of guaranteed minimum pension rights belonging to deferred members of occupational pension schemes that...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when it will be necessary for the Government to publish its proposals for the design of personal accounts in order to introduce the new system...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his oral statement of 16 March 2006, Official Report, column 1627, on occupational pensions, what assumptions underlie his...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether it is the Government's intention that the timetable for increasing the state pension age as set out in the Pensions White Paper,...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the Pensions Commission's recommendation that contributions to personal accounts be capped at twice the default...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish the review of research relevant to assessing the impact of the proposed National Pension Savings Scheme on household...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the results of quantitative and qualitative research into employer attitudes to personal accounts undertaken by BMRB on...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what responsibilities he has in respect of public sector pension reform.

      Personal Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Department's review of the personal capability assessment.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which benefits can be paid into a Post Office card account.

      Psychotherapeutic Counsellors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of trained psychotherapeutic counsellors working in or in partnership with job centres.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking in reducing timelags in the availability of data relevant to the Department's public service agreement targets.

      Rent Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many training days have been provided to rent officers in each year for which figures are available; and at what cost to his Department.

      Samuel Jones Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of the implementation of the Pensions Act 2004 on Samuel Jones pension scheme (in liquidation) members.

      Samuel Jones Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of extending the financial assistance scheme to Samuel Jones pension scheme (in liquidation) members.

      Samuel Jones Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will extend the financial assistance scheme in line with the recommendations from the parliamentary ombudsman to assist Samuel Jones...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many social fund applications from each county were processed in each of the six months before the centralisation in Bristol; and how many...

      Stakeholder Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to increase the number of people purchasing stakeholder pensions.

      Volunteering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many claims for lunch expenses incurred during volunteering were (a) granted and (b) denied to those on benefits in 2005; (2) how...

      Welfare Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funds were allocated to the Welfare Modernisation Fund in each year since 2001-02; what draw-downs were made in each year; how much has...

      Welfare Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding remains in the Welfare Modernisation Fund; and if he will make statement.

      Welfare Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether people who have suicidal tendencies will automatically be part of the support group under the Welfare Reform proposals; and when final...

      Welfare Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what discussions have taken place between the Welfare Reform Bill team and the Social Security Advisory Committee regarding the drafting...

      Welfare Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what regulation-making powers are contained under Part 1 clauses and schedules of the Welfare Reform Bill; (2) how many...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in winter fuel payments in the London borough of Ealing in 2005-06.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in winter fuel payments to people over 60 in Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush constituency in 2005.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Tote

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress her Department is making with the sale of the Tote.

    • Sport at School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress is being made towards the two hours per week sport participation target for school children.

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of households in Dundee have access to digital television through a roof top aerial.

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her most recent assessment is of the digital television coverage in (a) the Forest of Dean area and (b) other areas; and what...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that digital services are accessible from new-build housing in the Government's growth areas.

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her assessment is of the level of awareness of the digital switchover in (a) the South West and (b) Forest of Dean constituency.

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her estimate is of the (a) number and (b) percentage of households that will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how figures for digital television reception are collected and calculated; and whether any new transmitting devices are planned to be...

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the readiness of the residents of Blaenau Gwent to switch to digital television.

      Online Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many online gambling companies have been prosecuted since 1997 for violating the Gaming Act 1968 in advertising their services.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of the new arrangements for BBC governance.

      Travelling Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what is her most recent assessment of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on travelling circuses.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support is being provided for towns wishing to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Department plans to allow people to camp in public parks during the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the planned use is of the Olympic Games shooting ranges after the Games end; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans there are for venues in Wales to be used (a) to host events and (b) for athletes' training in the 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans (a) she and (b) her Department has to meet Welsh Assembly Government Ministers and officials to discuss maximising benefits...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the economic effects on (a) inner London, (b) Greater London and (c) the rest of the UK from the 2012...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Olympic Delivery Authority includes social rented housing in its legacy.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what examples there are of good practice by local authorities in the preparation and planning for the build up to the 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) assessments and (b) reports her Department holds on file of incidents of contamination on the proposed site of the London...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what changes have been made to the initial Olympic Park plans to meet security requirements.

      TV Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the concessionary schemes for television licences.

      TV Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the eligibility for a free television licence for the over-75s applies to (a) second homes, (b) those permanently in care...

      Ticket Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to prevent ticket touting at sporting events; and if she will make a statement.

      Freeview

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the availability of Freeview in Wirral.

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Authorised Version

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Scriptures.

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on which occasions (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have discussed with the Deputy Prime Minister (i) the Government's...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many representations have been received by the Department from Manchester residents in opposition to a regional casino.

      Child Protection in Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money was given to the Child Protection in Sport Unit in 2005-06.

      Connections Through Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the likely impact of the Connections through Culture project on Chinese recognition of...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 4 July 2006, Official Report, columns 915-16W, on criminal injuries compensation, when she will be making an...

      Criminal Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many criminal offences her Department has created by Orders in Council in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Child care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what child care (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff; (2) whether there are waiting lists...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies for which...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of her Department's employees have been (a) dismissed, (b) suspended and (c) subject to disciplinary action for criminal...

      Digital Television (Unsolicited Messages)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what systems, regulations and guidelines are in place governing the unsolicited messages that are displayed on digital television screens.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many code of practice provisions relating to social responsibility the Gambling Commission is proposing for (a) licensed bingo...

      Independent European Football Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made with the Independent European Football Review; and what the deadline is for its final report.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with the Gowers intellectual property review team with regard to (a) football fixture lists,...

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance her Department has issued to library authorities in the last 12 months on improving library services.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on refurbishing public libraries in each year since 1997.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures her Department is taking to improve the quality of book stocks in public libraries.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will take steps to ensure that public libraries do not charge users for access to the internet as part of the People's Network.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Government intend to publish their libraries' buildings audit.

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what date the Government expect to publish revised guidance to local authorities on the Licensing Act 2003; and whether the...

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many properties are listed at each grade of listed building.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much superdraws have contributed to the funds raised by the national lottery for good causes since they were introduced; and if she...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the source is of the money paid out on national lottery superdraws; and how many draws there have been since they were first introduced.

      Portchester Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, columns 963-64W, on Portchester Castle, if she will place in the Library a...

      Questionnaires

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

      Royal Parks Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the capital grants from her Department to the Royal Parks Agency will be over the next three years.

      Security Passes

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

      Shanghai Expo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provision her Department has made to fund the British pavilion at the 2010 Better City Better Life Expo in Shanghai.

      South Kensington Museums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that improvements are made to the tunnel link between South Kensington underground station...

      Sport in the Community

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the provision of sport in the community.

      Sports Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward similar legislative proposals on sports betting to those introduced in Victoria, Australia; and if she will...

      Sports Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has invested in sport in each of the last five years; and how much of that funding was targeted towards children...

      Sports Stadiums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of UK sports stadia certified by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme for their...

      Television Reception (Leicester)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1764W, on Televisions, Leicester, what proportion of Leicester...

      Television Without Frontiers Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the costs to UK businesses arising from the implementation of the new rules contained in the EU television...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourists visited England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      TV Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether TV Licensing shares information with any Government Departments or agencies.

      TV Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether there is a legal requirement for a person to inform TV Licensing that they are changing address.

      TV Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what process TV Licensing uses to trace people who have moved and not informed TV Licensing.

      TV Local News

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had about the future of local news programmes on ITV following the changeover from analogue to digital television.

      UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will allocate funds to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for the purpose of preserving (a) Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds and (b)...

      UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent by the UK Film Council in (a) south-east England, (b) Brighton and Hove and (c) West Sussex in each of the...

      VisitBritain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in filling the position of chair at VisitBritain.

      Wembley National Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects Wembley National Stadium Limited next to make a profit.

      Wembley National Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the estimated cost to (a) the Brent economy and (b) Wembley National Stadium Limited is of events cancelled due to the delayed...

      Wembley National Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many events planned to take place at Wembley stadium have been cancelled due to its delayed construction.

      Wembley National Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial penalties have been imposed on Multiplex due to the delayed construction of Wembley stadium.

      Wembley National Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what safety criteria tests Wembley stadium will be required to meet after its construction before it can receive a licence to stage...

      Wembley National Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she last met representatives from (a) Multiplex, (b) Wembley National Stadium Limited and (c) the Football Association to...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Pastoral Reorganisation

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will make a statement on pastoral reorganisation and the promotion of outreach work.

    • Church Upkeep

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the commissioners have had with Ministers on the upkeep of churches and other places of...

      Equality

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the commissioners plan to take to ensure there is no discrimination in the provision of their goods and...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what guidance the Electoral Commission has produced on whether political parties may use the...

    • Policy Development Grant

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what plans the Electoral Commission has to review the allocation of policy development grant...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost to public funds of his official residence in Admiralty house was in 2004-05.

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his flat in Admiralty house has ancillary staff paid for from public funds; and what the (a) notional monthly market rent and (b) estimated capital...

      Admiralty House

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what Government-owned works of art are located in his flat in Admiralty house.

      Admiralty House

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what the floor area is of his flat in Admiralty house; (2) what minor works took place on his flat in Admiralty house in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.

      Casinos

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

      Casinos

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had with casino operators and their associates since January 2003; and who the attendees were in each case.

      Casinos

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials to discuss with his colleagues in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (i) the Government's...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has responsibilities for co-ordination of Government policy on council tax.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list for 2001-02 and each subsequent financial year the amount spent by his Office in respect of hotel and other similar privately provided...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the amount spent by his Office on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office for 2001-02 and each subsequent financial year.

      Donated Assets Reserve

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the gifts he has received in an official capacity that he (a) has and (b) has not retained since the last register of his Department's donated...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what art work he has selected from the Government art collection to decorate his office.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) US Government officials and (b) industry representatives he met during his recent visit to Texas and the USA.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what telephone conversations he has had since 1997 with (a) casino operators, (b) Anschutz Entertainment Group, (c) Mr. Anschutz and (d) companies with...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he has held meetings with representatives of companies or consortia on the shortlist for the contract as the Olympic Delivery Authority deliver partner;...

      Ministerial Office and Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Coventry South (Mr. Cunningham) of 21 June 2006, Official Report, column 1875W, on departmental staff, how many of...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost of his airfare for his recent visit to Finland was; with which airline he flew; how many officials accompanied him; and what the total cost to...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether public funds were used to provide him with transport during his recent visit to an American ranch; which public officials accompanied him; whether he was...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost to public funds was of his visit to the Mipim Property Development Conference in Cannes in 2005; and which hotel he stayed in.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) hospitality and (b) gifts he received in relation to his visit to the Mipim property development conference in Cannes in 2005.

      Official Duties

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what official duties he undertook during the Prime Minister's recent absence abroad; and what official events he attended between 26 May and 2 June in his...

      Official Duties

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to visit foreign countries in the next 12 months.

      Overseas Dignitaries (Gifts)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what gifts he has given to overseas dignitaries at public cost since becoming Deputy Prime Minister; and what the value of each was.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Adoption and Children Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she will implement section 122 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average cost to public funds was of an asylum and immigration tribunal appeal in the most recent period for which...

      Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer from the Minister for Nationality, Citizenship and Immigration of 4 September 2006, Official Report,...

      Benefit Appeal Hearings (Disabled People)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether provision exists to help people with disabilities to attend benefit appeal hearings.

      Benefit Appeal Hearings (Disabled People)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what provisions are in place to allow the postponement of appeal hearings in benefit cases when a disabled claimant does not...

      Claims Management

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what progress has been made in developing proposals to regulate the claims management sector.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the proportion of cases brought to the attention of community legal service...

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she is making for the implementation of assessments in relation to community legal service direct.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many complaints have been lodged in relation to Community Legal Service Direct over the last 12 months.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what qualifications are required for telephone advisers to work for Community Legal Services Direct.

      Consolidation Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what criteria the Law Commission uses to select proposed consolidation Bills; what consultation is undertaken by the Law...

      Contractual Obligations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the UK will opt out of implementing the European Commission's final proposal for a regulation on the law applicable to...

      Contractual Obligations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential (a) financial and (b) economic impact on UK commercial businesses of the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Lord Chancellor will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Eltham of 31 May on Camberwell Youth Justice Court.

      Court Rules

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will place in the Library the responses to the consultation paper "Draft Court Rules: Mental Capacity Act 2005 Court of...

      Court Rules

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many copies of the consultation paper "Draft Court Rules: Mental Capacity Act 2005 Court of Protection Rules" were...

      Court Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the costs and benefits of combining the Dorset court service with the court services of...

      Departmental Agency Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from her Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what child care (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which of her Department's premises have child care facilities on site.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether there are waiting lists for places at child care facilities which her Department provides for its employees.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland of 22 June 2006, Official Report, columns...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2006, Official Report, column 2074W, on departmental staff, how many staff in her Department...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many individuals were successful in their appeals for the payment of disability living allowance at medical appeal...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many individuals diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome were successful in appealing against disqualification from...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance the Government have issued on whether political parties may use the full version of the electoral register for...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what triggers lead to a Freedom of Information Act request to a Government Department being sent to the Department's clearing house.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the National Archives has to revise records information leaflet No 14 on family history in England and Wales to...

      Fundamental Rights Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), what role the Government envisages for the Fundamental...

      Hampton Review

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what input (a) her Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review...

      Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will use her powers to designate the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government as a public authority for...

      Irish Language

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many requests for court cases in Northern Ireland to be heard in the Irish language there have been in each of the last 10...

      Judges' Powers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which stakeholders have made representations in favour of the Government's proposals to give judges the power to order the...

      Lasting Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will place in the Library the responses to the consultation paper on lasting powers of attorney; and if she will make a...

      Law Society

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which solicitors have been found guilty of breaching Law Society regulations following Law Society investigations in (a) 2005...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many recipients of legal aid have been required to make repayments in total (a) before and (b) after the conclusion of...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what criteria are used to determine access to legal aid; and if she will make a statement.

      Medical Appeal Tribunals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many medical appeal tribunals were held in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005.

      Mental Capacity Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs with which organisations known by her Department to be opposed to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 she has had recent discussions;...

      Election Registers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) of 11 May 2006, Official Report, column 458W, on election...

      1901 Census

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 931W, on the 1901 census, how much revenue was received in the...

      Personal Data

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) which individuals and organisations have been consulted in relation to her Department's consultation 'Increasing...

      Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many non-legal professionals sat as members of the solicitors disciplinary tribunal in 2005.

      Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she last discussed with officials the length of time taken to call meetings of the solicitors disciplinary tribunal.

      Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many meetings of the solicitors disciplinary tribunal were held in 2005; and how many individual members participated at...

      Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average time was between a Law Society adjudication and a hearing of the solicitors disciplinary tribunal in the...

      Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many solicitors breached solicitors practice rules 1990 in each of the last four years.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many court cases have been dismissed in each of the last five years as a result of the lack of translation services.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what translation services are provided during court cases where some or all of those involved do not speak English.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs on how many occasions translation services were provided in courts in the most recent year for which records are available,...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what arrangements are in place to ensure that attendance allowance appeal tribunals in Wales may be held in English and Welsh.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many attendance allowance appeal tribunal hearings in Wales were held in English and Welsh in each of the last three years.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many attendance allowance appeal tribunal members in Wales speak English and Welsh.

  • Scotland

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

    • Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children were living in poverty in (a) Scotland and (b) Dunfermline and West Fife in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the total carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) electricity use and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Dover House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he operates a private office in Dover house.

      Engagements

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

      Hampton Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, "Reducing...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether (a) council tax (i) revaluation and (ii) rebanding, (b) the introduction of a local income tax, (c) the introduction of new council tax...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what submissions Government (a) Ministers, (b) Departments and (c) Agencies in Westminster have made to the Scottish local government review committee.

      Sewel Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will give his response to the Scottish Affairs Committee's report on "The Sewel Convention: the Westminster Perspective (HC 983)."

      Sustainability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies came from renewable sources in each year from 1997.

      Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many video conferencing units are installed in (a) his Department and (b) each agency of the Department; what percentage of offices have these...

      Watermark Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has joined the Watermark project.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General who in the Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for progress on each of the targets set out on pages 9 to 17 of the Crown Prosecution Service annual report...

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many copies of the Crown Prosecution Service annual report 2005-06 were produced; at what cost; to whom copies were sent; at what cost; who was consulted prior to...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many staff work for the Manchester city crown prosecution service (CPS); and how many staff were employed by the Manchester city CPS on the same date in 2005.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Charities Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether eligibility criteria in the Charities Bill will ensure that organisations advancing humanism may seek registration as a charity.

    • Civil Service Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost has been since 1997 of index-linking civil servants' pensions.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 820W, on departmental staff, how staff with an unsatisfactory performance were...

      Labour Party Employees (Whitehall Departments)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid employees of the Labour party are (i) located in and (ii) seconded to Whitehall Departments.

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) if she will list the non-departmental public bodies in the eastern region; and what the total budget is of each in 2006-07; (2) how many...

      Public Sector Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, at what times of day public information programmes have been scheduled in each of the past three years.

      Public Sector Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what action may be taken against public sector information holders who breach the information fair trade scheme guidelines.

      Public Sector Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will commission a study of the terms and conditions (a) offered by public sector information holders to external licensees and (b) by...

      Social Enterprise

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will make a statement on Government support for social enterprise.

      Social Exclusion Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the work programme is of the Social Exclusion Unit and what work the Social Exclusion Unit has undertaken with the Strategy Unit.

      Social Exclusion Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants worked in the Social Exclusion Unit in each year since 1997; and what the budget was of the Social Exclusion Unit in each year.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Commons Knowledge

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many copies of "Commons Knowledge" are produced each week; at what cost; how (a) hon. Members and (b)...

    • House Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many staff were employed by the House in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) ethnicity and (b) sex.

      Network Security

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many attempts have been made to breach the security of the Parliamentary Communications Directorate's...

      Parliamentary Papers

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will arrange for forthcoming House of Lords papers to be added to the Vote Office new papers...

      Recycling

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what steps the House authorities are taking to ensure that printer cartridges from Parliamentary Information...

  • Leader of the House

    • Consolidation Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House which consolidation Bills (a) have been introduced and (b) are still to be introduced during the current Session; and if he will make a statement.

    • Consolidation Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House which consolidation Bills were introduced in each session since 1976; and which in each year received Royal Assent.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) how much was spent by his Office in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (a) in the UK and (b) abroad for (i) Ministers, (ii)...

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

      To ask the Leader of the House what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Office makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his Office's staff purchased...

      Legislation (European Commission)

      To ask the Leader of the House what proportion of the legislation passed in the Commons in the last nine years was in support of legislation arising from the European Commission.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many parliamentary questions tabled and due for answer before the summer recess are awaiting a substantive reply.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House which Government Departments answer parliamentary questions by means of (a) centralised answering and (b) officials involved in policy formation.

      Sinn Fein

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was paid to Sinn Fein following the decision to allow that party to claim money analogous to Short money in the House.

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Fitness Classes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure adequate funding for adult fitness classes in colleges.

    • AimHigher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of AimHigher's budget was spent on administration costs in 2005-06.

      Alcohol Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of children living with parents who misuse alcohol; and if he will make a statement.

      Black and Minority Ethnic Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on (i) the level of teenage pregnancies and (ii) attitudes to abortion within the...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1356W, on Connexions, how much of...

      Departmental Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what child care (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff; (2) which of his Department's premises...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total value was of contracts his Department held with (a) ER Consultants and (b) Praesta in each of the last three years; and...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his...

      DG Education and Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will place in the Library the latest compendium providing budgetary breakdowns for projects funded by DG Education and Culture in the UK.

      Disabled Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many disabled students have dropped out of higher education before completion of their course in the last five years; (2) what...

      Educational Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many educational premises have been declared unfit for use since 1997.

      European Union Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) decisions, (b) notifications, (c) communications, (d) directives and (e) European Court of Justice court rulings his...

      Excluded Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children excluded from school were subsequently taken into local authority care in each of the last five years.

      Extended Schools Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the extended schools programme in Gravesham.

      Foreign Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foreign teachers, excluding language assistants, are working in maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, broken down by...

      Further Education (Over 55s)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assistance for (a) further education and (b) life long learning is available for people over 55 years of age who have (i) been made...

      Further Education (Pensioners)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pensioners in (a) England and (b) each local authority took advantage of the concession for subsidised further education courses...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total cost arising from students dropping out of higher education without completing courses was in each of the last five years.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the number of students in full-time higher education who are in paid employment, broken down by...

      Higher Education (Disabled Students)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) disabled students and (b) students with severe learning disabilities entered higher education in each of the last five years...

      Higher Education Funding Council for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's budget for 2005-06 was spent on administration costs.

      Higher Education Funding Council for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many courses have had funding withdrawn by the Higher Education Funding Council for England on grounds of a lack of vocational focus in...

      Illegal Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what educational programmes and materials on the dangers of carrying illegal knives he has made available to schools.

      Law Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding and assistance out of public funds is given to law students to enable them to complete a legal practice course.

      Markfield Institute of Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he has taken to investigate Markfield institute of higher education's teaching of Islam; and if he will make a statement.

      Newly Qualified Teacher Course

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many institutions in England offer accredited newly qualified teacher courses; and how many places are available on each course.

      Newly Qualified Teacher Course

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many applications have been made to Newly Qualified Teacher courses in each year since 1999; and how many of these applications have...

      Newly Qualified Teacher Course

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers who qualified overseas are working in schools in England; and how many of these will be required to enrol on a Newly...

      Newly Qualified Teacher Course

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of applications which will be made to Newly Qualified Teacher courses for entry in September from...

      Nursery Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether a full regulatory impact assessment, including an assessment of the impact on private and voluntary nursery providers, has been...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his Department has had on measures to tackle obesity among children through (i) better diet and...

      Research Assessment Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how much it cost to administer the Research Assessment Exercise in the last year for which figures are available; (2) what estimate...

      Research Assessment Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with universities concerning reform of the Research Assessment Exercise.

      Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average salary is of a (a) secondary school deputy head, (b) secondary school head, (c) primary school head and (d) primary...

      School Food Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the School Food Trust.

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, how much was raised; and how much went to...

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, which 10 applications are pending; and for...

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, in how many cases selling the playing...

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, how many of the playing fields were in...

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, for what reasons sales were (a) rejected...

      School Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1709W, on school playing fields, how many of the closing schools were being...

      Science and Innovation Investment Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in implementing the proposals contained within the Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-14: Next...

      Sexual Exploitation (Children)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many projects providing support to children who have experienced sexual exploitation (a) are located in England and (b) have closed in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to make special educational needs training modules compulsory at initial teacher training level.

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the outstanding loan balance is at the Student Loans Company, broken down by (a) public debt amounts and (b) non-public debt amounts.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) academies and (b) fee-paying schools contribute to the teachers' pension scheme; and whether they are subject to the rules...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many newly-qualified teachers have been given a probationary teaching post in each of the last five years; how many of these...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of working days were missed by teachers because of stress-related conditions in the most recent year for which...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost of sickness pay to teachers was in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have retired on grounds of stress-related illness in each of the last three years.

      Teaching (Foreign Languages)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children in the East Riding of Yorkshire have been taught at least...

      Universities (Research)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on his plans to implement a new method of research funding for universities; and whom he has consulted thereon.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

    • Armenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on UK aid to Armenia.

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what UK aid programmes for Bangladesh relate to governance and human rights; and if he will make a statement.

      Central Emergency Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what timetable he has set for the fulfilment of the Government's pledge to provide $1 for every $3 other donors have committed to the...

      Central Emergency Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to question 87467, on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), what estimate he has made of when the CERF...

      Central Emergency Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to question 87467, on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), whether there is a timetable for further...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) internally displaced people in and (b) refugees from Colombia there have been in each year since 2002; and if he will...

      Commission for Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Government are on track to implement the recommendations made by the Commission for Africa.

      Commission for Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1800-1801W, on the Commission for Africa, what meetings he has had...

      Computer Equipment

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

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure food is supplied to the population in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the total carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what child care (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of his Department's premises have child care facilities on site.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether there are waiting lists for places at child care facilities which his Department provides for its employees.

      Departmental Employees (Criminal Activity)

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

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many pensions his Department has recently overpaid; what total amount such overpayments represent; what proportion of these...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of policies of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank which have the effect of...

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was paid to his Department from the Access to Work Scheme for adjustments for disabled staff in the last year for which...

      Disaster Risks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's priorities are for disaster risk reduction measures in each region of the world.

      Disaster Risks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking with the (a) World Bank and (b) UN to ensure that disaster risk reduction measures are included...

      Environmental Management

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

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial assistance the Government has pledged to Indonesia following the tsunami on 17 July 2006; through which...

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what plans his Department has to assist the Indonesian government in helping Java recover from the recent tsunami, other than...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what joint projects his Department conducts with Israeli non-governmental organisations.

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 International Development 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.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that humanitarian access is provided for aid agencies in the Middle East.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of child casualties in the Middle East conflict; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the delivery of humanitarian aid in the Middle East conflict.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the needs of refugees and internally displaced people from the situation in the Middle East.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in what projects the UK is involved in (a) Israel and (b) the Palestinian territories.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made with the new EU mechanism for funding the Palestinian people; and what contribution the UK is making (a)...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the country assistance plan for Palestine will be adapted under the White Paper proposals.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Palestinian Negotiation Support Unit review.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what revisions are being made to the County Assistance Plan for the Palestinians following the election of Hamas.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contributions the UK is making to the EU mechanism for funding to the Palestinians.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contributions the UK is making to EU mechanisms for funding to the Palestinians.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he will provide an answer to question (a) 85757 and (b) 85762, on Afghanistan, tabled on 12 July by the hon. Member for Forest...

      Post-conflict Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding he plans to make available in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09 to post-conflict countries for (a) increased...

      Questionnaires

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

      Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much EU aid has been allocated to childcare and related issues in Romania in each of the last five years; and what audit system has...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of (a) the availability of food and (b) the (i) economic, (ii) human rights and (iii) medical...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to Question 87470, on Somalia, what assessment he has made of the impact of reported incursions by Ethiopian...

      State Aid Agencies (Co-operation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has for increased co-operation with other state aid agencies in relation to the objectives set out in the White Paper.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to encourage other donors to commit funding since the African Union Mission in Sudan pledging conference.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the Sudan Peace Agreement.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent estimate is of the number of (a) internally displaced people (i) in Darfur and (ii) elsewhere in Sudan and (b)...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effect on the aid effort in Darfur of the recent attacks on aid workers; and if he will make a statement.

      Tsunami Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total support pledged by (a) the UK, (b) the EU, (c) the US, (d) Australia, (e) Japan and (f) other donors was following...

      Tsunami Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the progress in each affected country of projects partly or wholly funded by his Department in...

      Tsunami Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has (a) pledged, (b) committed and (c) spent on projects in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami of December...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the Ugandan Government's resettlement plan for internally-displaced people; and if he will...

      West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of (a) the situation of Liberian refugees in (i) Côte d'Ivoire and (ii) other...

  • Defence

    • "Preview"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost is of publication of "Preview", published by the Defence Procurement Agency; how it is funded; and to what individuals and groups it is...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the mission is of 16 Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan.

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of each helicopter type in the (a) Army Air Corps, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are deployed; and where they are deployed.

      Air-to-Air Refuelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to enlarge the Tristar fleet by (a) purchasing and (b) leasing second-hand aircraft to meet air-to-air refuelling capacity shortfall.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the annual running costs of (i) Warrior and (ii) RG-31 armoured vehicles with...

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many operational Warrior armoured fighting vehicles are in use by the Army.

      Christmas Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to ensure that servicemen and women stationed in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq scheduled for UK leave over the Christmas period...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which private companies hold contracts with his Department to develop weapons and technology.

      Departmental Lawyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the job descriptions are of lawyers employed in his Department; what those descriptions were in 1997; what the cost was of lawyers employed in his...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flights were taken by Ministers and officials in his Department on departmental business in each of the past 12 months.

      Environmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements have been made for the recycling of waste by each of the services.

      Environmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to inform armed forces personnel of the nearest recycling facilities to their accommodation.

      Environmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of converting departmental vehicles to liquefied petroleum gas.

      Environmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to promote Fair Trade products in departmental catering establishments.

      Environmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to source local products for use in departmental catering establishments (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which units are stationed in the Falkland Islands.

      Files (Asbestos Contamination)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the letter of 29 March to the hon. Member for Sunderland South (Ref: D/US of S/DT 1572/06/C/is), when he expects to gain access to the files...

      Foreign Language Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on foreign language training for military personnel in the last year for which figures are available.

      Former Under-Secretary of State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) diary commitments and (b) travel arrangements were for the Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans for the...

      Hearing Loss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South of 20 July 2005, Official Report, column 1753W, on health and safety, what estimate he...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what targets have been set for military reform in the Iraqi provinces of (a) Al Basrah, (b) Al Muthanna, (c) Dhi Qar and (d) Maysan; and what...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iranians have been arrested in and around Basra since the end of Saddam Hussein's regime.

      Iraq Medal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1437W, on the Iraq medal, whether journalists and support staff serving in (a) Iraq and...

      Isaf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British military personnel are serving at the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force.

      Mechanised Infantry Battalions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Mechanised Infantry (Warrior) battalions the Army presently has; and (a) where they are based and (b) what role they are currently undertaking.

      Meteorological Office and Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the review into the structure of the Meteorological Office and the Hydrographic Office; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts regarding the involvement of European nations in an international peacekeeping force in southern...

      Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the use by Canadian forces of the RG-31 in Afghanistan.

      Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if the Government will take urgent action to provide additional protection to Land Rovers being operated by the armed forces.

      Personnel Emergency Locator System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made towards the delivery of the 406 MHz Personnel Emergency Locator System; what trials are planned for this system; and if he...

      Personnel Emergency Locator System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has (a) sought and (b) received from RAF aircrew on the incorporation of voice capability in the 406 MHz Personnel Emergency...

      Pilot Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training hours flying time per month fast jet pilots will have access to in 2006-07.

      Pilot Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will make a statement on the readiness and capability of the Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids platform for training Typhoon pilots; (2) how...

      Pilot Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how long the maintenance SIM trainer for the Typhoon platform has been in development; (2) what the timetable is for completion of the maintenance...

      Reservists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many army reservists have been deployed on active service overseas in each of the last five years.

      Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the salary was of an (a) SAS and (b) SBS (i) trooper and (ii) sergeant in each of the last five years.

      Services Medical Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence why there has been a delay in considering the recommendations of the Armed Services Pay Review Body for doctors and nurses; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 597W, to the hon. Member for Angus (Mr. Weir), on Trident, what the reasons are for the...

      Unauthorised Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of unauthorised helicopter flights by UK forces that have taken place in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each...

      Unauthorised Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the number of UK personnel (a) injured and (b) killed as a result of unauthorised flights in the armed forces in the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to draft secondary legislation to control the use of electronic shock collars on canines.

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to establish regulatory criteria for the levels of asbestos that may exist in soil; what...

      Beaches (Sewage)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of pollution involving raw sewage being found on or near a beach around the English coast have occurred since...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what account he will take of the results from the Citizens Jury run as part of the recent consultation on a new strategy for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the correlation between the number of incidents of bovine TB in cattle herds and the change in...

      Butter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on access rights to the UK market of New Zealand butter; what the legal basis is for preventing...

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the carbon dioxide emissions were per capita for (a) all African countries, (b) all EU countries and (c) all G8...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been paid in fees to external consultants working on the amalgamation of English Nature, the Rural Development...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the letter dated 12 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms C. Greenaazeh.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the letter of 6 April from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire which was transferred to his...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the letter of 21 July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. D. I. Ford.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the letter of 12 May 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Mrs. C....

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 on the numbers of walkers...

      Crematorium Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Government have made of the effect of Process Guidance Note 5/2 (04) on local authority crematorium fees.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the total carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what child care (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of his Department's premises have child care facilities on-site.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether there are waiting lists for places at child care facilities which his Department provides for its employees.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contracts his Department has entered into with (a) Infoterra Ltd. and (b) BlueSky International Ltd. since 1997.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what...

      Departmental Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any of his Department's Public Service Agreement targets have been withdrawn in the last three years.

      Emission Reductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Trade and Industry on emission reduction scenarios.

      Energy Rating of Dwellings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the fuel prices per kWh in table 12 of the Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings 2005 are derived;...

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department has provided to the Environment Agency for flood protection in each of the past five years;...

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the budget of the Environment Agency was in the last 10 financial years in real terms (a) in total and (b) broken down...

      Environmental Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 713W, on environmental directives, which environmental...

      EU Food Designations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications he has received for the European Union's (a) Protected Designation of Origin status, (b) Protected...

      EU Food Designations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many UK applications for the European Union's (a) Protected Designation of Origin, (b) Protected Geographical...

      Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2006, Official Report, column 1857W, on single farm payments, when Single Payment Scheme...

      Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2006, Official Report, column 1857W, on single farm payments, what the total value is of...

      Farmers' Ages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the average age of farmers in England in each of the last 20 years.

      Flooding (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his assessment is of the changes in future risk of flooding in Gloucestershire from (a) the Severn and (b) the Wye as...

      Gangmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many gangmasters are licensed in Kent to provide employees for supermarkets.

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what evidence the new guidelines on the safe distances between GM crops and to non-GM crops were based.

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the study of technologies for biological containment of GM and non-GM crops...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the study evaluating the environmental impact of crop production practice...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) consultations and (b) Government funded studies related to GM crops are under way.

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on research into genetically modified crops in each year since 1997, broken down by (a)...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many representations his Department has received on the potential environmental impact of genetically modified crops in...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with which (a) representative groups and (b) non-governmental organisations the Department has planned meetings during the...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria were used by his Department to compile the list of organisations and people to be consulted as part of its...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the distance needed to separate GM and non-GM oilseed rape to avoid contamination.

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what role views submitted by members of the public to his Department's consultation on GM crop co-existence will play in the...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the timetable is for consultation on the co-existence of GM crops in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with colleagues in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland on a co-ordinated approach...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's definition is of adventitious and technically unavoidable in the context of the legal threshold for...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice his Department has received regarding the potential costs and burdens to farmers if a detailed GM crop register...

      GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps he is taking to strengthen the rules and regulations regarding the growing of genetically modified crops in...

      Hampton Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions have been brought against firms depositing treated hazardous waste in landfill sites licensed for the...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his estimate is of the proportion of treated hazardous waste which has been misclassified as non-hazardous and sent to...

      Horse Chestnuts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the threat of disease to the horse chestnut tree species; and what steps are being taken to...

      Household Rubbish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under what legislation local authorities can require householders to separate household rubbish into different categories for...

      Kyoto Protocol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had on the UK's commitment to the next stage of the Kyoto protocol.

      Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many enforcement actions, including prosecutions and convictions, were taken in respect of the Department's powers over...

      Modulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the EU Farm Commissioner in extending voluntary modulation.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fixed penalty notices and court proceedings for aiding, abetting, causing or permitting noise offences under...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2006, Official Report, column 2259W, on Natural England, what the (a) original and...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on research into means of nuclear waste disposal in the last 12 months.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to respond to the recommendations of the Committee on Radioactive Waste; and which bodies he is consulting in...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities in England do not provide doorstep recycling programmes.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made towards achieving the 45 per cent. recycling target set for 2015.

      Right to Roam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department is undertaking into the environmental impact of a general right to roam on coastal areas, with...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration his Department is giving to issuing a set of maps containing all the land farmed as of 15 May 2006 to all...

      Rural Watercourses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of rural watercourses in each of the last 10 years; and if he will...

      Sea Fish Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff there were in the Sea Fish Industry Authority in each of the past five years.

      Sea Fish Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on future projected staffing levels at the Sea Fish Industry Authority.

      Sewerage System (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what representations he has received, and when, from the Mayor of London regarding investment to modernise London's...

      Sewerage System (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment his Department has made of the public health risk posed by sewage entering the River Thames; (2) what...

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 on special protection areas.

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) district and (b) unitary councils are in each special protection area in England.

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will estimate (a) the average amount of compensation under the farm payments scheme which will be paid to farmers who...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to which forest timber transport infrastructure project which (a) has received and (b) has been approved to receive...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many cases of illegal tree felling Forest Enterprise has passed to the prosecuting authorities in each of the last...

      Tumble Dryers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will provide installation grants to promote the use of gas-powered domestic tumble dryers.

      Tumble Dryers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the carbon emissions of (a) electrically-powered domestic tumble dryers and (b) gas-powered...

      Veterinary Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2006 to the hon. Member for Stroud, Official Report, column 1858W, on veterinary...

      Water Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tap water supplies in England were contaminated with agricultural supplies in each since 2000.

      Wildlife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many offences under Part 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (a) were reported to the prosecuting authorities,...

  • Transport

    • A10

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to improve the A10 between Tottenham and the M25; and if he will make a statement.

    • A2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) minor and (b) serious accidents occurred on the A2 in Bexley Borough in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005.

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans the Highways Agency has to hold a public consultation on the proposed A21 upgrade between Flimwell and Robertsbridge; and if he will make a...

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency spent on public consultations on the proposed A21 upgrade in 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role the Highways Agency has in issuing draft orders for the proposed A21 upgrade; and if he will make a statement.

      A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many public complaints the Highways Agency has received regarding compulsory purchase orders along the route of the proposed A21 upgrade.

      A3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to make his final decision regarding the A3 tunnel improvement scheme.

      A303

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what improvements have been made to facilities for users of the A303 in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      A303

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what improvements are planned to facilities for users of the A303.

      A36

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will announce his proposals for the relief of congestion on the A36(T) between College Roundabout in Salisbury and the start of the A36(T) dual...

      A36

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date in 1997 the announcement was made, that the A36(T) Salisbury Bypass would not be proceeded with; and by whom.

      A36

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the recent decision not to proceed with the Wylye Valley Relief Road, the Salisbury Brunel Link Road and the Harnham Relief Road, if he...

      Departmental Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Aircraft Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to introduce legislation to allow airport operators to fine aircraft operators who deviate from preferred noise route...

      Airships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the possibility of the commercial use of airships for the movement of (a) freight and (b) passengers in the United Kingdom.

      BAe 146

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2006, Official Report, column 962W, on BAe 146 aircraft, what parts of the BAe 146 (a) engine and (b) auxiliary...

      Blue Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many disabled persons' blue badges have been issued in each local authority in 2006.

      Blue Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many disabled persons' blue badges were issued in each local authority in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.

      Bomb Hoaxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Home Office on the guidance given to police on whether they should seek to secure charges against individuals who...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the total number of British Transport Police in each year since 1997.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many anti social behaviour orders have been granted on the application of the British Transport police in each of the last three years, broken down...

      Bus Passes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pensioner bus passes have been issued in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent under the scheme to give all pensioners free off-peak travel.

      Cabin Baggage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to lift the ban on (a) valuable and (b) bulky musical instruments being carried in-cabin by musicians.

      Cabin Baggage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to enable professional musicians to travel by air with their instruments in the cabin.

      Car Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many car licences were lost or stolen through the Royal Mail postage system in 2005-06.

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what representations he has received from the Scottish Executive concerning steps to secure continued access to the channel tunnel for Scottish...

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has received from EWS regarding the role of the channel tunnel in transporting freight to and from Scotland.

      Coaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the maximum permitted number of seats is on a coach configured for adult use.

      Congestion Charge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on paying the congestion charge for official car travel by him in 2005-06.

      Cwmbran Driving Test Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future of the Cwmbran Driving Test centre.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the length in miles of cycle lanes in each London borough was in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers have been employed by his Department in each year since 1997; and what the total wage bill was for drivers in each year.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's policy to send photo card driving licences in plain brown envelopes to avoid fraud.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what evidence forms the basis of the information necessary to establish identity for the purposes of obtaining a driving licence for (a) UK nationals,...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress the Government have made in securing amendments to the Third European Directive on Driver Licences as it applies to the staged access by...

      Driving Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of industrial action in the Driving Standards Agency.

      Driving Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the restructuring of Driving Standards Agency offices; how many private examiner posts are expected to be lost as a...

      Driving Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving tests were conducted by the Driving Standards Agency in each of the last 24 months.

      East London Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held with Transport for London on the proposed East London line extension; whether a possible route to Finsbury Park has been...

      Flight Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) long haul and (b) short haul commercial flights took off from UK airports in each of the last five years.

      Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of existing coastal flood defences to cope with the effect of rising sea levels on the UK's...

      Government Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Government cars use biofuels.

      Hampton Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, "Reducing...

      Haulage Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to secure the enforcement of the EU working time directive in the haulage industry in those EU countries which have yet to...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to give Highways Agency traffic officers certain police powers; and if he will make a statement.

      Landslide (Boston Manor)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he has taken following the landslide near Boston Manor railway station in West London in July; what conclusions he has reached as to the...

      M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to relieve congestion on the M1.

      M42

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timetable is for commencing and completing the extension to the M42 toll road.

      Melbourne Marine Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account was taken of Melbourne Marine Services' safety record in assessing its application for permission to conduct ship-to-ship oil transfers in...

      Merchant Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that wrecks of merchant vessels lost during hostilities are protected.

      Mini Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents there have been involving mini moto scooters in each of the last five years; how many of these accidents have resulted in (a)...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met his Scottish counterpart; and what subjects were discussed.

      Ministerial Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2006, Official Report, column 1329W, to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles), on the Deputy Prime...

      Mobile Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions he has had with (a) train operating companies and (b) Network Rail on the provision of mobile network coverage for consumers...

      Motorcycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of motorcyclists not carrying a front number plate on their motorcycles in England; and what steps...

      Motorcycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of fatal accidents on roads involving motorcycles.

      Motorway Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of motorway service areas make special provision for overnight stays by truck drivers; what are the 10 longest stretches of motorway...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the 10 most congested (a) motorways and (b) non-motorway roads were in each of the last 12 months.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on reducing noise nuisance caused to residents living near motorways.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which railway lines in Brent are used for the transportation of nuclear waste.

      Post Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) traffic congestion, (b) miles travelled and (c) vehicle emissions as a result of the closure of...

      Railway Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents occurred at pedestrian-only railway crossings in (a) Greater London and (b) England and Wales in each of the last five years for...

      Railway Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many accidents occurred at pedestrian-only railway crossings in Beverley and Holderness in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Railway Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many assaults on (a) passengers and (b) railway staff there have been in each of the last five years, broken down by region.

      Railway Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at which railway stations the greatest number of assaults on (a) passengers and (b) staff took place in each of the last five years.

      Railway Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at which railway stations there were the greatest number of incidents of vandalism in each of the last five years.

      Railway Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents of vandalism were reported at Beverley railway station in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many criminal offences were committed on the North London line in each year since 1997.

      Railway Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when each station in Thurrock constituency, other than Grays and Chafford Hundred, is expected to be accredited under the Secure Stations Scheme; and...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the original budgeted costs were for the refurbishment of Sheffield train station; and how much the refurbishment has cost to date; (2) how...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact on passenger numbers of the proposed cutbacks to the rail service from Melksham.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes there have been to the reliability of rail services on the Barking to Gospel Oak line since Transport for London began funding additional...

      Road Pricing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) in the review of national road pricing what will be an acceptable level of displacement of traffic on to minor roads; (2) what consideration...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) minor and (b) serious accidents occurred on the A102 between the A11 and the A13 in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2006.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cyclists were (a) injured and (b) killed in road traffic accidents in (i) the Metropolitan Police area of London, (ii) Southend, (iii) Essex...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport where in England and Wales statisticians from his Department monitor seat belt wearing rates; what guidance his Department issues to statisticians on...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research he has commissioned into the number of collisions and near-collisions with (a) vehicles, (b) pedestrians and (c) other bicycles as a...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many serious accidents have occurred on (a) the A406 North Circular Road between the Lee Valley and the A105 Green Lanes and (b) the A10 between...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many alcohol-related road accidents there have been in each year since 1997, broken down by police authority; and how many deaths occurred.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the socio-economic group most likely to be involved in a road traffic accident in (a) Surrey and (b) England in the...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what days of the week the highest proportion of road traffic accidents occurred in (a) Surrey and (b) England over the last 10 years.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras are in operation, broken down by county.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) which county had the (a) highest, (b) lowest number of road traffic accidents per registered vehicle in 2005-06; (2) how many road traffic...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential for (a) speed cameras and (b) speed camera warning signs to cause drivers to reduce speed recklessly...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for changes to (a) the way in which speed limits apply and (b) the limits that apply.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether records are kept on the number of road traffic accidents per year involving ambulances; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on advertising warning of the dangers of (a) drink driving, (b) driving after consuming illegal drugs, (c) driving whilst...

      Roads (East Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received for funding (a) to widen and (b) to improve the (i) A166 and (ii) A165 in East Yorkshire.

      Shipping Guidance (Oil Transfers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency guidance on consultation on ship-to-ship oil transfer planning applications.

      Shipping Guidance (Oil Transfers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's environmental protection guidelines are in relation to ship-to-ship oil transfers.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much it cost to build the Thameslink tunnels under St. Pancras station.

      Transport (Seating)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has undertaken on the extent to which people of above-average height have adequate seating on (a) trains, (b) aeroplanes...

      Unadopted Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to each local authority of adopting all the unadopted roads in its authority area.

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the value of the vehicle excise duty rebate was in 2005-06, broken down by (a) bus company, (b) region, (c) passenger transport executive area...

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many online applications for vehicle excise duty have been made in each quarter since the introduction of the facility.

  • Treasury

    • Absence Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days were lost through absence in (a) private sector businesses and (b) public sector organisations in the last 12 months.

    • Access to Work Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to his Department from the Access to Work Scheme for adjustments for disabled staff in the last year for which figures are available; from...

      Accidents (Graveyards)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of deaths from accidents in graveyards or cemeteries in each of the last three years.

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Anniversary Celebrations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to celebrate his 10th anniversary of his holding the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer.

      Average Wages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average wage for (i) full-time male, (ii) full-time female, (iii) part-time male and (iv) part-time female employees and (b) average...

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were diagnosed with any form of cancer in each year between 2000-01 and 2004-05.

      Civil Servants (Consultancy Firms)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior civil servants have left the Treasury to join consultancy firms in the last two years.

      Civil Service Pension Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2006, Official Report, column 2363W, on Civil Service Pension Schemes, when he will publish the actuarial assumptions...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to receive the final report of the review of the economics of climate change prepared by Sir Nick Stern.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the impact the climate change levy has had on business; and what recent discussions he has had on this subject.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the outcome of the study conducted by the Office of National Statistics and the Health Protection Agency to identify the...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many death certificates in England and Wales in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005 (i) mentioned Clostridium difficile and (ii) listed Clostridium...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many and what proportion of deaths (a) clostridium difficile and (b) MRSA was recorded as a contributory factor in each year since 2002, broken down...

      Comprehensive Spending Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the transitional costs arising from the Treasury Group's CSR settlement to be met from a modernisation fund.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2006, Official Report, column 2106W, on corporation tax, what annual mean average amount of additional tax is expected to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the correspondence on tax credits from the hon. Member for Angus concerning a constituent (a) Miss Adamson and (b) Miss Shaw of Forfar.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Paymaster General will reply to the letters of 13 October 2005, 21 December 2005, 17 February 2006, 4 April 2006 and 19 May 2006 from the hon....

      Customs Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many vacancies there were for Customs officers at UK entry points in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Cyclamen Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Cyclamen technology in container ports will not be subject to 24 hour operation; and if he will make a statement.

      Cyclamen Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the extent of the use of Cyclamen technology in UK sea ports.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Childcare Facilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff; (2) which of his Department's premises have childcare...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by his Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whom he employs to assist him in speech-writing; whether each person is employed on a (a) full-time and (b) part-time basis; and what the cost was in the...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whom he employs as a consultant or adviser to assist him personally in fulfilling his official duties; whether each is employed (a) full-time and (b)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff have been employed by his Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his Department's...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's employees have been (a) dismissed, (b) suspended and (c) subject to disciplinary action for criminal activity in each year...

      EDS (Compensation)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts are to be offset with the £26.5 million compensation agreed with EDS in respect of the tax credits computer system; which Government...

      Employer Provided Computing Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will implement an Employer Provided Computing Scheme; and what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on this matter

      Employment Equality Regulations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Treasury was in 2005-06 of subsidising the concession for pensioners in further education courses before the introduction of the...

      Employment Equality Regulations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated revenue gain in (a) 2006-07 and (b) a subsequent full year is from terminating the concession for pensioners in further education...

      Employment Statistics

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were (a) employed (i) full-time and (ii) part-time and (b) unemployed in (A) the City of York constituency, (B) City of York Council area,...

      Enterprise Development Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have (a) requested and (b) received assistance from the enterprise development fund in each year since 1999.

      Enterprise Development Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was allocated to the enterprise development fund in each year since 1999; how much has been awarded from the fund in each such year; and if he will...

      Family Helpline

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what costs have been incurred in each year in operating the Treasury's family helpline; and how many calls it received in each of the last 12 months for...

      Financial Inclusion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of cash machines charging consumers for transactions on progress towards financial inclusion.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to change the arrangements whereby costs are awarded in cases where financial advisers win their appeals to the Financial Services and...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Financial Services Authority spent on hospitality (a) between 1997 and 2004 and (b) in 2005.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on its hospitality costs.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to reform the Financial Services Authority; and if he will make a statement; (2) what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet...

      Fuel Crime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures are being taken to tackle the (a) laundering and (b) smuggling of fuel in Northern Ireland; what estimate he has made of the cost of such...

      Hampton Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what input (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and its report, "Reducing...

      Household Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has collated on household savings ratios, broken down by (a) household type and (b) band of income, for each year since 1997.

      Immigrants (Geographic Dispersal)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what statistics are available on the geographic dispersal of immigrants who are of ethnic Kurdish origin in the UK between 2000 and 2005.

      Immigrants (Geographic Dispersal)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people of ethnic Kurdish origin live in (a) Greater London, (b) Manchester, (c) Birmingham and (d) Glasgow.

      Immigrants (Geographic Dispersal)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people of (a) black Caribbean, (b) black African, (c) Indian, (d) Pakistani, (e) Bangladeshi and (f) Chinese ethnic origin live in rural...

      Information Technology Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which information technology projects are being undertaken by his Department and its agencies; what the (a) start date, (b) original planned completion...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact on UK interests of (a) Mexico, (b) Turkey, (c) China and (d) South Korea receiving increased voting rights...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to make representations to European governments arguing that (a) Mexico, (b) Turkey, (c) China and (d) South Korea should receive...

      Iraq

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will answer question 80993, on British soldiers injured in Iraq, tabled by the hon. Member for Forest of Dean on 27 June 2006.

      IT Contracts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter of 3 July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Junior Llewellyn Francis.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter of 3 July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. D. Levy.

      Land Value Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment (a) his Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Valuation Office Agency has made of the likely effects of introducing a land...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Government received in landfill tax collected from local authorities in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what support, advice and assistance representatives from (a) his Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Valuation Office Agency have provided...

      Manufacturing Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of manufacturing employment was in (a) 1979, (b) 1997, (c) 1999, (d) 2004 and (e) 2005.

      Ministerial Collaboration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of collaboration between his Department and the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit on (a) the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the (a) Scottish First Minister and (b) Scottish Finance Minister; and what subjects were discussed at each meeting.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he spent on travel within the United Kingdom in each year since 1997; and how much was accounted for by (a) road travel, (b) rail travel and (c)...

      Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with EU finance ministers on tackling Missing Trader Intra-Community fraud; what proposals he has put to the EU on...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mortality rate among (a) men and (b) women has been in each year since 1976, broken down by socio-economic group.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2006, Official Report, column 114W, on national insurance, how many of the 35,000 numbers issued to claimants of tax...

      New Enterprise Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the business loans and management scholarships have been allocated from the new enterprise funds in each year since 2000.

      New Enterprise Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on the two new enterprise funds announced in the 2000 Budget for business loans and management scholarships for high unemployment areas...

      Office for Government Commerce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors were taken into account in deciding that other Government Departments would have access to the retained solicitors of the Office for Government...

      Oil Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 521W, on oil prices (1) what effects his Department's econometric model predicts of a...

      Outsourced Administration

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

      Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the reasonable belief test in relation to writing off overpayments was introduced into HM Revenue and Customs' code of practice on...

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has plans to compensate those who pay voluntary class 3 National Insurance contributions under the present system if the proposed Pensions Reform...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account is taken of pension deficits in the financial model for economic growth.

      Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of how a restriction in tax relief on pension contributions to the basic rate would affect defined benefit pension schemes.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there will be a redistribution mechanism to transfer revenue from planning gain supplement (a) between local authorities within the Government...

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether planning gain supplement will be levied at the same rates on (a) residential and non-residential development and (b) brownfield and greenfield...

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of whether local councils in which a development is located will receive an increase in net aggregate revenue once planning gain...

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether planning gain supplement will be classified as a tax by (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Office for National Statistics.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether revenue from planning gain supplement will be (a) ring-fenced and (b) hypothecated.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his intention for it to be permissible for planning gain supplement revenues to be spent on infrastructure that is not allowed under section...

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2006, Official Report, column 2417W, to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles), on planning gain...

      Police Force Amalgamations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Home Office has reported to the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) as the impact on its ability to deliver the £1,060 million Gershon...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what total amount has been spent on Private Finance Initiative projects postponed pending further consideration or stopped in the last 12 months.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to close loopholes permitting private finance initiative (PFI) contract holders legally to avoid paying taxes on PFI contracts.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of gross domestic product, public expenditure represented in each year since 1996 in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland,...

      Public Sector Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of all those in employment were employed by the public sector in each year since 1996 in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales,...

      Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made a request to the European Commission asking for an extension of the derogation from the EU Directive 2003/96/EC concerning red diesel;...

      Residential Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of a flat rate tax on the value of residential property.

      Spatial Data

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research (a) his Department and (b) the Office for National Statistics has undertaken in relation to developing (i) a national property database and...

      Student Loan Company

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how regularly moneys collected on behalf of the Student Loan Company (SLC) by the Inland Revenue are passed onto the SLC; and how soon after moneys are...

      Tax Credit Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which cases where successful prosecutions of tax credit fraud have been achieved involved the greatest (a) value of fraud, (b) number of identities used...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) automated and (b) manual tax credit payments have been made in each month since April 2003; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why tax credit payments are not made when the award falls below the payment threshold; and why these payments are not carried over to awards in future years.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to eliminate opportunities for fraud created by the tax credits £25,000 income disregard; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to introduce a pause before recovery of overpaid tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to introduce a statutory right of appeal for tax credit overpayments.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has (a) to collect and (b) to publish additional data on the performance of the tax credits system; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what criteria for tax credit overpayment write-off were used (a) before and (b) after the streamlined procedure was introduced in spring 2005; and...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of tax credits fraud have been investigated by HM Revenue and Customs' Special Compliance Office in each quarter since April 2003; and if he...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases investigations into tax credit fraud have been initiated after a letter had been sent to a tax credit claimant explaining that the money...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters have been received by (a) Ministers and (b) senior HM Revenue and Customs staff from tax credit office employees and compliance officers...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many overpayment appeals in relation to tax credits were successful in each year since their creation; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to public funds has been of research and development tax credit for large companies in each year since 2001.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fraudulent claims for tax credits there were in each constituency in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and what the total of...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many demands for repayments of alleged overpayments of tax credits have been cancelled due to the Treasury accepting that (a) the overpayment was due...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit forms were (a) issued and (b) printed in 2005; on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs has informed applicants that there were no...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of (a) the amount in (i) weight and (ii) value of hand-rolled tobacco previously exported to the Benelux countries...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps are being taken to tackle the smuggling of tobacco and tobacco products; and if he will make a statement; (2) what estimate he has made of...

      Unclaimed Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of unclaimed (a) dividends and shares and (b) assets in (i) national savings accounts, (ii) bank and building society accounts...

      Unclaimed Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what use the Government intend to put unclaimed assets funds in the next 12 months.

      Unclaimed Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much is held by the Government in unclaimed assets.

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Chancellor has made of the expected loss of revenue from VAT fraud in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many claims for VAT were withheld on the suspicion of Missing Trader Intra-Community fraud in each of the last 12 quarters for which information...

      Winter Fuel Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will increase the winter fuel allowance in line with fuel price increases.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

    • Areas of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what areas of special scientific interest were declared in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals are under antisocial behaviour orders in each local government authority in Northern Ireland.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what recent representations he has received on the effectiveness of antisocial behaviour orders in Northern Ireland; (2) what plans he...

      Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many assaults there have been within each local government authority area of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Belfast-Dublin Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was allocated to track and rolling stock on the Belfast-Dublin railway line in each of the last 15 years.

      Belfast-Dublin Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the cost to Translink of the closure of the Dublin-Belfast railway line in August.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the rates of breast cancer per 1,000 women over the age of 50 years were in each district council area in Northern Ireland in the last...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the extent of bad debts facing the Child Support Agency in Northern Ireland; and what action is being...

      Children and Young People's Advisory Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in the work of the Children and Young People's Advisory Forum announced by Lord Rooker on 10 August 2005.

      Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend the provisions of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 to Northern Ireland.

      Community Festival Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was given to each festival in 2006-07 out of the Community Festival Fund.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will answer the letter from the hon. Lady for North Down dated 10 February transferred to his Department from the then Office of the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will reply to the letter dated 30 May from the hon. Lady for North Down in relation to the support given to children who are victims of...

      Crime Reporting/Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to establish the level of crime that is not reported to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) across each of...

      Crime Reporting/Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many crimes were (a) reported and (b) successfully prosecuted in (i) the Ards, (ii) the Castlereagh and (iii) the Down district command...

      Crown Court (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of Crown court sentences in Northern Ireland were successfully appealed by (a) the Crown and (b) the defendant...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication his Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cars were (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Direct Action Against Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the recent claims of responsibility by the group Direct Action Against Drugs; and if he will make a statement.

      Driver Vehicle Testing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting times were for the practical driving test in each of the Driver Vehicle Testing Agency centres in Northern Ireland in...

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the rate of (a) economic activity and (b) unemployment is in each (i) council district and (ii) parliamentary constituency.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the timetable is for the introduction of energy performance certificates in Northern Ireland for domestic properties when sold; and if he...

      EU Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ensure that the Minister with responsibility for Agriculture and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland attends the 2006 EU Fisheries...

      Field Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to make field studies a compulsory part of AS Level and A Level courses for pupils who study science and geography.

      Field Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the role of out-of-classroom learning in Northern Ireland in increasing (a) physical activity and (b)...

      Field Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to ensure that children in Northern Ireland from low and middle income families are not excluded on account of cost from...

      Field Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of educational field courses on the academic performance of secondary pupils in...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many freedom of information requests have been received by each of the Northern Ireland Departments in the two most recent years for which...

      Fuel Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent estimate he has made of the cost to public funds in Northern Ireland of the disposal of toxic acid waste from illegal fuel-washing;...

      Gaelic Athletic Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much government funding has been awarded to the Gaelic Athletic Association in each of the last five years.

      Good Friday Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) printing, (b) advertising, (c) consultants, (d) legal, (e) public relation and promotional, (f) concerts and events and (g)...

      Home Improvement Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many grant applications for home improvements were made in each housing executive district in the last year for which figures are available;...

      Hospital Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people from North Down constituency are on waiting lists for (a) heart, (b) lung, (c) liver and (d) kidney operations.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the Housing Affordability Review announced at the beginning of September.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has allocated to each constituency in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Indeterminate Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will introduce indeterminate sentences for people convicted of serious violent and sexual offences in Northern Ireland.

      Laura Cordner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects a resolution to the complaint made by Laura Cordner regarding non-payment of superannuation entitlements by a health trust.

      Liquor Licence Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many liquor licence applications in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland were refused in each of the last five years.

      Medical Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with interested parties regarding the implications of the proposed closure of the Lindsay School in South...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of violent attacks on migrant workers in Northern Ireland.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions the President of the Irish Republic has paid official visits to Northern Ireland in each of the last two years; and which...

      Mrs. Attracta Harron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action he plans to take following the reports of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Probation Service of Northern Ireland and the...

      NI Directive 2002/91/EC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has published a regulatory impact assessment for the implementation of Articles 7 to 10 of EU in Northern Ireland...

      North West Gateway Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether funding for North West Gateway Initiative projects will be additional to the Northern Ireland block grant.

      Orange Halls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Orange halls have been the subject of (a) criminal damage and (b) arson attacks in each of the last five years; and how many of those...

      Organic Farming Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to introduce continuing organic reward payments for farmers beyond these which are available through the Organic Farming...

      Paediatric Gastroenterology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will carry out an assessment of paediatric gastroenterology service (a) provision, (b) standards and (c) needs in Northern Ireland.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many parliamentary (a) questions and (b) draft answers on Northern Ireland matters tabled by (i) hon. Members for Northern Ireland...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what purpose parliamentary (a) questions and (b) draft answers on Northern Ireland matters tabled by hon. Members are notified to the...

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how long it took to process a planning application from the date it was received until a decision notice was issued in each of the last three...

      Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average time taken between the receipt by the Planning Service of Northern Ireland of the recommendations of local authorities in...

      Plantation of Ulster 400th Anniversary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps the Government plan to take to work with (a) the Ulster-Scots Agency and (b) local government ahead of the 400th anniversary of the...

      Police Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police dogs are in active use by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, broken down by district command unit; and how often and in...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether severance payments for (a) Mr. Thomas Hale and (b) Mr. Desmond Clayton on their departure from the Northern Ireland Police Fund were...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he was first informed of Mr Thomas Hale's relationship with Edward Hale.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether approval was given by (a) the then Secretary of State, (b) the then Minister of State and (c) a civil servant to make a one-off...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether decisions made by the directors of the Northern Ireland Police Fund are subject to ratification by (a) the Secretary of State, (b) the...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether (a) Ms A Paisley, (b) Mrs. F Reid, (c) Lord Rogan, (d) Mr. R Wilson and (e) Sir John Semple gave reasons other than the end of...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether (a) the board and (b) any member of the board of the Northern Ireland Police Fund requested the advice of (i) the then Secretary of...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he interviewed any directors of the Northern Ireland Police Fund in relation to the 2003 breaches of security at (a) the Fund and (b)...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland discussed with his Department the surveillance carried out in relation to Mr Thomas Hale's...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence there has been between representatives of his Department and the directors of the Northern Ireland...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Northern Ireland Police Fund discussed with (a) the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, (b) the Minister of State and...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the payment made by the Northern Ireland Police Fund to L'Estrange and Brett Solicitors was subject to (a) prior approval by (i) the...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on which matters the Northern Ireland Police Fund routinely (a) seeks advice and (b) reports to the Department.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time Police Service of Northern Ireland officers there were in each of the last three years for which...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the sickness levels were within the Police Service of Northern Ireland in (a) the Ards, (b) the Castlereagh and (c) the Down District...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officers of the Police Service of Northern Ireland were assaulted in (a) the Ards, (b) the Castlereagh and (c) the Down District...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many Police Service of Northern Ireland applicants progressed to the merit pool of suitably qualified candidates in each of the...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers were stationed in the Ards District Command Unit in each of the last five years.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what policing resources are available in the Ards District Command Unit (DCU) at weekends in (a) Donaghadee, (b) Comber, (c) Newtownards and...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken in the Ards District Command Unit (DCU) of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to tackle (a) the sale of stolen...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what changes are proposed to the (a) structure and (b) manpower of the Ards District Command Unit of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers stationed in the Ards District Command Unit (DCU) on average were on out of station duties...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers work within the Ards District Command Unit, broken down by principal duty conducted by each...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what impact the changes to the structure of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Ards District Command Unit (DCU) will have on the...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many call-outs were made to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Ards District Command Unit in each of the last four years; and...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) operational status and (b) opening hours are of each of the police stations in the Ards District Command Unit; and if he will...

      Port of Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken by his Department's (a) officials, (b) political advisers and (c) Strategic Investment Board in relation to the...

      Preserved Buildings and Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which document sets out the definitive list of preserved buildings and architecture in Northern Ireland; and when it was last (a) updated and...

      Preserved Buildings and Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what responsibility existing local authorities in Northern Ireland have to (a) inspect historic, preserved buildings and architecture and (b)...

      Preserved Buildings and Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures he plans to protect further the Regency and Georgian architecture of buildings in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Preserved Buildings and Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what enforcement actions have been taken in each year for which records have been maintained since direct rule began to require restoration of...

      Preserved Buildings and Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what register and records are maintained of Regency and Georgian architecture within Northern Ireland; what inspections are made (a) to ensure...

      Preserved Buildings and Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the Regency and Georgian properties within the ownership or control of (a) his Department, (b) the NHS in Northern Ireland and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what educational opportunities are available to (a) remand and (b) serving prisoners in each of the prison facilities in Northern Ireland; and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans his Department has for the provision of additional prison places in Northern Ireland for (a) male and (b) female prisoners.

      Questionnaires

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

      Race Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on tackling race hate crime by encouraging community education and awareness in each of the last five years; and on...

      Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2006, Official Report, columns 885-6W, on rates, how many domestic properties in Northern Ireland have been...

      Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will place in the Library a copy of the presentation by Brian McClure of the Northern Ireland Office on rating reform in Northern Ireland...

      Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what multiple regression formula was used as part of the Valuation and Land Agency's Automated Valuation Model for the rates revaluation; and if...

      Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects local authorities to publish figures for the average effective tax rate for the new domestic rates system of discrete capital values.

      Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel Press Release of 3 July 2006, on domestic rates revaluation, what...

      Renewable Energy Household Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what criteria applications for grant assistance for installation of solar hot water systems as part of the Renewable Energy Household...

      Royal Victoria Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department plans to increase (a) funding and (b) other resources for the specialist burns unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in...

      Rural Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to promote rural tourism in East Londonderry in 2006.

      Schooner Result

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the (a) current condition of and (b) maintenance programme and preservation work carried out on the schooner...

      Security Force Informants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the role played by security force informants in Northern Ireland during the troubles.

      Sentencing System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to bring the law in Northern Ireland into line with that in England and Wales following the decision by the Prime Minister...

      Social Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many benefit awards have been examined by the Social Security Agency's Active Case Management Unit since its inception; and how many of the...

      Special Needs Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated to special needs education in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken down by parliamentary...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what research he has commissioned to establish the value of tourism linked to genealogy to the Northern Ireland economy; what steps have been...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will allocate funding for the 400th anniversary celebrations of the role of Scots in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make representations to the government of the Republic of Ireland on the preservation of the home of Lord Edward Carson at 4 Harcourt...

      Tribunals (Irish Language)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many requests for (a) disability living allowance tribunals and (b) incapacity benefit tribunals to be heard in the Irish language there...

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the measures recommended by the Department of Regional Development and approved by the Northern Ireland Assembly for the continuation of...

      UK-US Extradition Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations he has made to the Foreign Secretary in relation to the ratification by the United States of the intended reciprocal...

      Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the business case for the appointment of an additional consultant cardiologist submitted by the Ulster Community...

      Valuation and Lands Agency (Data Protection)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 707W, on the Valuation and Lands Agency (Data Protection), if he will place in...

      Valuation and Lands Agency (Data Protection)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 707W, on the Valuation and Lands Agency (Data Protection), whether the...

      Vehicle Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he plans to take to reduce the delay in dates for vehicle tests in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Victims March (Dublin)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 24W, on Victims March (Dublin) in the course of his discussions with the...

      Water Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the budget allocations to the Water Service were in each of the last five years.

      Work Place 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) empirical evidence and (b) surveys were used to underpin the reliance in Work Place 2010 upon open plan office layouts as a means to...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Additional Learning Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her policy is on the provision of adventure playgrounds or play facilities designed for pupils with additional learning needs.

    • Anglian Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish the minutes of the meetings between her officials and Anglian Water on 19 September 2005 concerning...

      Better Regulation for Civil Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the Better Regulation Task Force report, Better Regulation for Civil Society—Making life easier for...

      Brownfield Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built on brownfield sites in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster in each year since 1997.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether developers will have a right of appeal against a decision of a failure to comply with the 2006 building regulations if...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration she has given to amending the building regulations to include security requirements for new homes.

      Business Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the implications for small UK businesses of the proposal being considered by Sir Michael Lyons...

      Business Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was collected by her Department in business rates within the City of Westminster in each of the last five financial...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes the Government have made to compulsory purchase powers since 1997.

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken to process compulsory purchase orders referred to her Department by local...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the letter of 21 August from the hon. Member for Walsall, North on equal pay.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will assess the merits of enabling residential homes for the elderly to be assessed collectively for council tax purposes.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of council tax discounts for energy-efficient homes.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the cost of rebilling as a result of capping in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the reduction in revenue as a consequence of in-year capping in each capped local...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many foreign nationals married to students have been granted exemption from paying council tax in (a) each local authority...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department has received on additions to the number of council tax bands.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department has received on the impact of council tax Band A on sheltered housing schemes where flats...

      Decent Homes Standard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to include the provision of digital services in the Decent Homes Standard.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from her Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Meetings (Muslim Groups)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings her Department has had with the (a) Muslim Council of Britain, (b) Sufi Muslim Council and (c) British Muslim...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what tax-efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what...

      Digital National Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on progress with the development of the Digital National Framework.

      Empty Dwellings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what obligation a local authority has to pay compensation to the owner for the full value of a domestic property obtained by...

      Empty Dwellings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what rights the owner of a property has to collect and remove (a) furniture, (b) the fittings and (c) the fixtures of a...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the yearly cost to the (a) social rented sector and (b) private rented sector of the...

      Enfield Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of meetings between her officials and the London borough of Enfield in...

      English Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what representations have been made to her concerning the balance of expenditure between the north and south of England by...

      English Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) market, (b) low-cost home ownership, (c) sub-market rented and (d) social rented homes will be built on each of...

      EU Interreg III

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the (a) status, (b) role and (c) purpose of the EU Interreg III project.

      Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire appliances would normally be sent to an educational establishment in response to (a) an automatic fire alarm...

      Fire Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) fires, (b) hoax 999 fire service calls and (c) false fire alarms other than hoaxes have been recorded in...

      Former Council Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2006, Official Report, column 1313W, on former council properties, if she will collect the...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the local authorities which have applied under the Freedom of Information Act for information from his Department in 2006; and what information...

      Geographic Information Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) role is of and (b) recent activity was of the Geographic Information Panel; and if she will make a statement.

      Hampton Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what input (a) her Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies had into the Hampton review and...

      Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Government Departments will have access to the Home Condition Report Register; and to what extent it is her policy to make...

      Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, on the Register of Home Condition Reports, if she will place in the...

      Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) other central Government Departments, (b) the Office for National Statistics and (c) her Department will have...

      Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the charge will be for lodging a home condition report (HCR) in the Register of HCRs.

      Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Register of Home Condition Reports will have the capacity to store electronic images.

      Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what maximum length of time a home condition report (a) is permitted to be and (b) will be stored in the Register of Home...

      Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which body will audit the Register of Home Condition Reports.

      Home Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses in each local authority area have cavity wall insulation.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who will (a) accredit the home information pack trial and (b) assess the outcome.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who will bear the costs to (a) home owners, (b) estate agents and (c) the controller of the trials of running the home information pack trials.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which towns and cities will be used for the home information pack trials; and where the control town or city will be.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who will own a title to a home information pack once it is undertaken.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps have been taken to ensure independent monitoring of the dry runs of home information packs to guarantee that any assessment of their success is made by...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether homeowners in shared equity schemes will be required to obtain separate home information packs for their share of a...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she plans to exempt (a) key worker housing, (b) other shared equity housing and (c) low-cost housing from the...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a full home information pack will be required for a property on which a National House-Building Council guarantee is...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the Ordnance Survey's submission to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures are to be included in the home information packs to ensure that the reliability and safety of domestic wiring and...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Government's assessment is of the expected effect of the introduction of home information packs on (a) houses being...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to public funds was of the home information pack pilot project.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether consumers involved in the home information pack pilot project will be charged for receiving a home information pack for...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's latest estimate is of the cost of producing each element of a home information pack, other than the home...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role the (a) Welsh Assembly Government and (b) National Assembly for Wales has in the implementation of home information...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role the Association of Home Information Pack Providers is playing in the dry run for home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government compiled an equality impact assessment for the introduction of home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the Government have made of the effect of home information packs on the property market in low-demand areas.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her policy is on compensating those who have trained as home inspectors following the recent change in policy on the home...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will pay compensation to trainee Home Improvement Pack inspectors who have paid for their training courses.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate she has made of how many home inspectors will be required to implement the revised home information packs...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for area-based trials of home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the number of (a) home information packs and (b) home inspectors to be required in the first...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's latest estimate is of the cost of a home information pack in June 2007 without the home condition report;...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria her Department will use in deciding whether to make home condition reports mandatory after 2007.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether further (a) secondary legislation and (b) guidance will be required in order to implement home information packs.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 18 July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS, on home information packs (1) what...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 18 July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS, on home information packs, what plans the...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 18 July 2006, Official Report, columns 11-13WS, on Home Information Packs, what plans the...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate the Government have made of the number of physical valuations that will take place in addition to Home Information...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her latest estimate is of the number of voluntary home condition reports that will be produced for home information packs...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of whether further resources are required for trading standards Departments to enforce the...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department has received from the LACORS in relation to the enforcement of home information packs; and...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will reimburse people who have undertaken training for the home information packs scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been issued to those who have trained to be Home Information Pack inspectors; and if she will make a statement.

      Home Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who will produce detailed guidance for home inspectors; to what extent inspectors will be required to investigate problems...

      Home Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether home inspectors will be assigned to work in specific areas.

      Home Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to compensate individuals and companies for money spent on training home inspectors in the...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness as a means of preventing homelessness of the deposit loan,...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest (a) actual and (b) estimated outputs are for (i) demolitions, (ii) refurbishments and (iii) new builds in each...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations in England provide deposit loan, guarantee and bond schemes to enable...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the homes in the Design for Manufacture Competition will be placed on sale.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the expenditure was of each of the Regional Housing Boards in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of homes in (a) England and Wales, (b) Cumbria, (c) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (d) urban areas and (e) rural...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of new housing completed in (a) England and Wales, (b) Cumbria, (c) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (d) urban...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average price of houses sold was in (a) England and Wales, (b) Cumbria, (c) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (d) urban...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of new affordable houses required in Coventry in each year until 2015.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new houses have been built in each constituency since 1999.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses in each local authority area are of (a) cavity wall, (b) solid wall and (c) timber frame construction.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of severely overcrowded households which fall within the health and safety standards...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which local authorities are not expected to achieve the private sector decent homes standard by 2010; (2) which local...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were statutorily overcrowded in (a) Luton, (b) Bedfordshire and (c) England in the most recent period for...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) housing association and (b) local authority new rented homes she expects to be completed in each London borough...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties owned by registered social landlords have been sold to their tenants in (a) Greater London and (b) England...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment has been made of the number of children aged under 18 years living in accommodation which constitutes statutory housing overcrowding in each of...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role the Affordable Rural Housing Commission will have in monitoring the implementation of its recommendations.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to restrict staircasing on rural exception sites in response to the report of the Affordable Rural Housing...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria are used to determine the eligibility of vulnerable disabled people for social rented accommodation.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding is available from (a) central and (b) local government sources for the (i) modernisation and (ii) upgrading of...

      Leasehold Valuation Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role her Department plays in the administration of leasehold valuation tribunals.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the cost of clearing the backlog of refurbishments required by public libraries in England.

      Light Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures the Government have taken to tackle light pollution since 1997; and what plans the Government have for future...

      Liverpool (Article 14 Direction)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on her decision to issue an Article 14 direction in Liverpool.

      Local Authority Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 12 English local authorities in each class had the highest 2005-06 budget requirement over standard spending assessment in...

      Local Authority Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 30 English local authorities had the (a) highest and (b) lowest council tax collection rates, (i) as a percentage of...

      Local Authority Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of local authorities are able to provide local authority searches electronically.

      Local Authority Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 30 English local authorities in each class have the (a) highest and (b) lowest (i) actual staffing levels and (ii)...

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 125W, on the local government pension scheme, what her...

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of council tax was used to fund local government pensions in the last period for which figures are available.

      Local Government Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate the Government have made of the number of local government employees who went on strike during the recent local...

      London Governance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received regarding the new powers given to the Mayor of London and the Greater London Assembly; and...

      Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many cases of alleged maladministration were referred to the Local Government Ombudsman in each year between 2000 and 2006,...

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what priority return will be due to the Anschutz Entertainment Group from English Partnerships with regard to the...

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the life span of the clay cap at the millennium dome site.

      MoveUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the purpose is of the MoveUK website project; and if she will make a statement; (2) how much public money has been...

      Out-of-town Developments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have to review planning policy (a) guidance and (b) circulars on out-of-town development; and if she...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to ensure that proper consideration is given to the concept of groups of villages as preferred...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities (a) have adopted and (b) plan to adopt a local development framework which provides for a group of...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what distinction is drawn in planning guidance between residential care homes and private housing.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have to change planning regulations as a consequence of the Energy Review.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will amend planning legislation to prevent planning applications on property where the applicant does not own the...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the quality of statements of community involvement.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to promote community involvement in the planning process; what plans she has to extend such...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role the (a) Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and (b) Deputy Prime Minister played in the planning permission process...

      Regeneration Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to encourage local authorities to continue to support regeneration projects initiated by the Government...

      Register of Home Condition Reports

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his estimate is of the median cost of a Home Condition Report.

      Repossessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

      Spatial Addressing Infrastructure Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the main obstacles are to her Department's agreeing the National Spatial Addressing Infrastructure project; and what...

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities can require developers wishing to develop inside a special protection area (SPA) and its radius to...

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the Government have made of the effect of special protection areas status on (a) the viability of the provision...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will meet Stoke-on-Trent Council to discuss proposals to make the Supporting People programme a statutory housing support...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received from local councils in respect of the basis on which the Supporting People programme has...

      Sustainable Communities Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the net cost was to public funds of the 2006 Sustainable Communities Conference organised by the Office of the Deputy Prime...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she has issued to local authorities on defining close proximity to residential areas and schools when considering...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of establishing a regional observatory for the Thames Gateway, tasked to develop,...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of whether the local planning authorities in the Thames Gateway are (a) making a realistic...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will encourage local planning authorities in the Thames Gateway to create a design advisory panel with statutory...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will undertake an audit of the design skills available among local authorities in the Thames Gateway and encourage the...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if the Government will examine the 2002 Density Direction with a view to raising the intervention threshold in the Thames Gateway.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received on population density in the Thames Gateway area.

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to increase (a) population density and (b) house-building programmes in the Thames Gateway area; and if she...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of residential accommodation were constructed in the Thames Gateway in each of the last 10 years for which...

      Training Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 592W, on training courses, what the expenditure of her...

      Unitary Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her preferred minimum population size is for a new unitary authority.

      Valuation Office Agency

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

      Valuation Office Agency

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

      Deputy Prime Minister's Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the floor space was of the Deputy Prime Minister's former office at 26 Whitehall.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the decision by President Hamid Karzai's cabinet in Afghanistan to re-establish the Department...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Afghan President on the appointment processes for the new Cabinet and Supreme Court with...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of governors in Afghanistan are female.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what ways the Government works with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to support and enhance the counter-narcotics struggle in...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the links between the Taliban, regional warlords and the opium economy in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure co-operation between (a) her Department, (b) the Ministry of Defence and (c) the...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in stabilising President Karzai's government since the London Compact; and what successful...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in Afghanistan's Department of Finance in collecting taxes and duties as a result of UK help; and...

      Algeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of recent Islamist attacks in Algeria; and if she will make a statement.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with whom (a) she has and (b) officials from her Department have discussed the future of Ascension Island since 20 April.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions are scheduled to take place, involving (a) her and (b) officials from her Department regarding Ascension...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Government of Bangladesh concerning human rights; and what responses have been received.

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements are being made for UK observers to be present in Bangladesh during the election period in January 2007.

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures she is taking to promote democracy and reform in Belarus.

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is her policy to promote closer relations between the UK, European Union and Belarus.

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the political implications for Belarus were that country to lose its preferential...

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the (a) progress with institution building and (b) growth of civil society in...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have been held with the United Nations Advisor on Genocide on whether genocide is being committed in Burma.

      Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the levels of tension between the Tamas and the Guereda people in Chad; and what...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on UK arms sales to China.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the development of the conflict between Colombian rebels and (a) government and (b)...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the success of the drug eradication programme in Colombia; how much funding it received; and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many letters and emails have been received by heads of UK missions overseas in the past 12 months; what the average response...

      Darfur/Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she plans to take to ensure that the 5 May Darfur peace accord is implemented by all parties.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of developments in security and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo since...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she plans to take to try to stabilise the situation in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to strengthen the likelihood of free and fair elections in Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the total carbon emissions from (a) her Department's buildings in the UK and (b) embassies,...

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what equipment her Department has (a) misplaced and (b) had stolen in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan in the last three years;...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title is of each publication her Department has issued since 1 July 2005.

      East Timor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the situation in East Timor following the escape of prisoners including rebel leader Alfredo...

      EU Commissioner for Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the case for the creation of an EU Commissioner for Migration.

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of the European Constitution.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to the United States Administration on ratification of reciprocal extradition arrangements.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to the government of the Republic of Ireland in relation to the ratification by the...

      Forced Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what research she has conducted on whether there is a link between forced marriages and honour killings; and if she will make a...

      Forced Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what powers she has to declare forced marriages null and void; and if she will make a statement.

      Forced Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to tackle forced marriages.

      Hungary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the political situation in Hungary.

      International Arms Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions have taken place in the EU Council of Ministers on securing an international arms treaty; and if she...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the current status of the trial of John Taylor is before the International Criminal Court.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's latest assessment is of how close Iran is to developing nuclear weapons technology.

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of community-based media in Iraq; what her policy is on supporting and developing community-based...

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding the Government have allocated to the development of women's role in Iraqi society in each year since 2003,...

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 627W, on Iraq, which areas her Department has identified in...

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the role is of the military officer working in the UN peacekeeping mission in Iraq.

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her UN counterparts about the appointment of an individual to co-ordinate aid, relief and...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the United States Administration to request that the sale of arms to the State of Israel...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make it Government policy to sell arms to the State of Israel to fight (a) Hezbollah terrorists and (b) other...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her latest assessment is of the threat to Israel of Qassam rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will impose an arms embargo on Israel.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 1280W, on Israel, in what way the prevailing circumstances have...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information she received from the Israeli Government in advance of its response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of two Israeli...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK Government has made representations within the last three months to the Israeli Government regarding the effect...

      Ivory Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the progress with the (a) identity scheme and (b) voter registration drives being...

      Ivory Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of (a) the activities of the Young Patriots movement in Cote d'Ivoire and (b) their...

      Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Japanese government to encourage it to promote human rights amongst its trading partners.

      Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) she has, (b) members of her Department have and (c) UK representatives in Jordan have had with (i)...

      Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of (a) the recent flooding, (b) the cessation of food aid from the Republic of...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to the Lebanese Government to disarm militias in Lebanon in accordance with UN Resolution 1559.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the prospects for a sustainable ceasefire in Lebanon; and if she will make a statement.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been provided by the UK to the UN Interim Force In Lebanon in each year since 1978.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the effectiveness of the funding provided by the UK to the UN Interim Force In Lebanon since (a) 1978...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support she has provided to the UN Interim Force In Lebanon forces other than financial support through the UN.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what rules of engagement UNIFIL forces in Lebanon have; and what role UNIFIL forces have played in the current situation.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on UK policy on the disarming of Hezbollah.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department is taking to enforce United Nations Security Resolution 1559.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will call for a ceasefire in the Middle East; and if she will make a statement.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department has had with (a) Egypt, (b) Jordan and (c) Saudi Arabia on the situation in Gaza and Lebanon.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the relationship between Hezbollah and (a) Hamas, (b) Islamic Jihad and (c) the Al Aqsa Martyrs brigade.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of the actions taken by Iran and Syria to support, fund and arm terrorist groups...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK are taking with the United Nations to bring about a cessation of violence in the Middle East.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of actions taken by Iran and Syria in relation to terrorist groups operating against...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the threat posed to regional stability by Hezbollah's attacks against Israel; and what measures are...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK is taking together with the United Nations to bring a cessation of violence in the Middle East and to...

      Ministerial Duties (Background Reading)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what publications have been provided by her civil servants as background reading for her ministerial duties since taking office;...

      Ministerial Visits (Accommodation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 840W, on ministerial visits (accommodation), how she ensures...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representatives from the UK will be sent to the 2006 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Summit in Riga, Latvia.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the progress being made in negotiations between the Prime Minister of Nepal and...

      Niger

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications of the imprisonment of Maman Abou and Omar Keita Lalo for human rights...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what evidence she has received on the practice of religious cleansing by Muslim extremists in Northern and Central Nigeria; what...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the government of Nigeria on (a) attacks on churches and (b) the role of the Federal Capital...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the situation in Gaza; and what representations the Government have made to the Palestinian...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her latest assessment is of the willingness of Hamas to move towards meeting the conditions of the international community...

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her latest assessment is of the willingness of Hamas to move towards meeting the conditions of the international community...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British passport holders, including dual nationality passport holders, she estimates live abroad, broken down by country.

      Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK visitor visas were issued to people from Romania in each month since 2001.

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the (a) security, (b) political stability and (c) human rights situation in...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many personnel are monitoring the end-use of British arms exports to Saudi Arabia; and what resources have been allocated...

      Secondments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what departmental procedures are in place to encourage staff to apply for secondments to the (a) United Nations and (b) World...

      Shanghai Expo (British Pavilion)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria her Department is using to determine the design and contents of the British pavilion at the 2010 Better City...

      Singapore

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

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her (a) UN Security Council counterparts and (b) EU counterparts about future...

      Special Envoys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2006, Official Report, column 1615W, on special envoys, what remuneration has been paid to...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Norwegian government about the peace process in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the government of Sri Lanka about refugees who have fled from the Trincomalee area.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the President of Sri Lanka on implementation of the ceasefire agreement.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what controls are in place on the export of arms to Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representation has been made to express the UK Government's concerns about the unrest that broke out from 22 July about the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to continue to encourage all parties in Sri Lanka to reach a peaceful settlement.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the implications of the executions of 17 aid workers in Sri Lanka; and whether these actions can be...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to uphold the United Nations resolution in relation to Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to Commonwealth (a) countries and (b) organisations to secure a peaceful resolution of the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the situation in Sri Lanka and the status of the ceasefire agreement of 2002; and what actions the UK...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action she is prepared to take to ensure that (a) United Nations and (b) Norwegian monitors continue to work in Sri Lanka.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) the UN and (b) the African Union Mission in Sudan on strategies to disarm the Janjawid.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what investigations have been initiated to ascertain whether the allegations against peacekeepers in Gereida should be pursued.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Sudan on the recent arrest in Torit Ehctein Equatina, Sudan; and if she will...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the EU position is on impunity for those accused of human rights abuses in Darfur.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with Syria regarding the situation in the Middle East.

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British tourists have been murdered in Thailand in each year since 1997.

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) recent terrorist attacks in Southern Thailand and (b) security situation in Thailand.

      Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the political situation in Thailand.

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) she, (b) officials in her Department and (c) UK representatives in Turkmenistan have had with members...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the (a) security situation in Northern Uganda since April 2006 and (b) impact on...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for a peace settlement with the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda; and if...

      UN Democracy Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her criteria are for evaluating the success of the UN Democracy Fund agreed at the UN World Summit.

      UN Peacekeepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much financial support the UK provides for training to prevent exploitation and sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the United States Administration about the operation of US-based websites run...

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the feasibility of implementing a system for end-use monitoring comparable to the Blue Lantern...

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice her Department issued to people travelling to the United States during the heat-wave.

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role has been played by each consulate general in the United States in promoting the role of international carbon emissions...

      United States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why all references to her concern at the use of Prestwick airport by the US Air Force to supply weapons to the state of Israel...

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she has made any representations to the United Nations for it to encourage its members to raise human rights issues with...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which embassies use private agencies to process visa applications to visit the UK.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on effective ways of getting food...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with Zimbabwean (a) people, (b) civil organisations and (c) non-governmental organisations to...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of refugees who have fled from Zimbabwe to neighbouring states in each of the last six...

  • Home Department

    • Accession State Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library the original report by officials that estimated the number of workers from the accession states who would...

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Alcohol-related Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most recent estimate is of the number of alcohol-related disorders and crimes committed in a year.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many anti-social behaviour orders for under 16-year olds have been (a) applied for by local authorities and (b) subsequently...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders for under 16-year-olds have been (a) applied for by registered social landlords and (b)...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in Greater London; and if he will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) antisocial behaviour orders and (b) acceptable behaviour contracts were issued in (i) Hammersmith and Fulham and (ii) Ealing,...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of further reforms required to decrease incidents of antisocial behaviour.

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many approved premises there are in England and Wales; and what total number of places they provide.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints he has received about the accommodation services provided by United Property Management of Collyhurst, Manchester for...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applications were received in 2005-06; how many were (a) granted and (b) refused; and how many are pending.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time was between receipt of an indefinite leave to remain application and its determination in the last period for...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time is between receipt of an asylum application and its determination.

      Border Control Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of a border control force on the United Kingdom's land frontier with the Republic of Ireland.

      Bulgaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visitor visas have been issued to people from Bulgaria in each month since 2001.

      Cash-in-Transit Robberies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether cash-in-transit robberies are included in the Government's definition of serious and organised crime.

      Cash-in-Transit Robberies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) convicted for cash-in-transit robberies in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006.

      Child Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of downloads of child pornography occurred in (a) prisons and (b) ex-offenders' institutions in each of the last five years.

      Class A Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has carried out into the impact on the supply to each constituent part of the UK of class A drugs from Afghanistan following...

      Class A Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered class A drug users there have been in Scotland in each year since 2001.

      Closure Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many closure orders have been (a) applied for and (b) granted in each year since their introduction, broken down by local authority area.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have had their benefit withheld following the breach of a community order in each of the pilot areas.

      Community Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders failed to complete their community service hours in (a) England and Wales, (b) Bedfordshire and (c) Luton in each of...

      Condoleezza Rice (Police Costs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of policing the visit in 2006 of the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was to (a) Merseyside police and (b) Lancashire...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide a substantive reply to the letter of 24 May (correspondence reference M12777/6) from the hon. Member for Banff and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 2 June from the hon. Member for Angus concerning Mrs. McKenzie of Forfar, a constituent of the hon. Member.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 30 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Samina Kavsar, transferred...

      Crime (Kent)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes recorded in North Kent resulted in an arrest and successful prosecution in the last year for which statistics are...

      Crime (Milton Keynes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for carrying (a) a knife and (b) a dangerous weapon in Milton Keynes in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are being deployed in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) Cambridgeshire to prevent offending by (i) prolific and (ii)...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases the Criminal Records Bureau has wrongly reported that a person has a criminal record related to offences against children...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what checks are made by the Criminal Records Bureau on foreign nationals working in the areas of (a) education, (b) social care and (c)...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what access his Department has to the results of Criminal Records Bureau checks carried out in other EU member states; and if he will...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is taking to ensure the law against cyclists going through red traffic lights is enforced.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cyclists were (a) fined and (b) prosecuted for going through a red traffic light in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Defence Intelligence and Security Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1178, on the Defence Intelligence and Security...

      Delmar Hossein Syeeshi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what objections were received by his Department prior to the visit to the UK of Mr. Delmar Hossein Syeeshi; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which of his Department's premises have child care facilities on site.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are waiting lists for places at child care facilities which his Department provides for its employees.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on temporary overnight accommodation in London for civil servants in his Department in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what developmental courses have been undertaken by officials in his Department since 5 May using departmental funds; and what the total cost...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to paragraph 30 of the Reform Action Plan, how many staff will be made redundant; and what estimate he has made of the cost of...

      Dispersal Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dispersal orders have been (a) applied for and (b) granted in each year since their introduction, broken down by local authority area.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA profiles have been removed from the national DNA database on the basis of an approved special request made by the individuals...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2006, Official Report, column 1270W, on DNA profiles, whether there is evidence that persons arrested...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people whose DNA records are held on the national police database have (a) a criminal record, (b) been the subject of...

      Energy Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent guidance has been issued to chief constables about enhancing the security of strategic energy facilities in their police force areas.

      EU Association Agreements (Businesses)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the right of establishment in business under EU association agreements in ECAA switching cases, in total and by...

      False NI Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people working on Home Office premises have been found to have false national insurance documents in each of the last five years.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firearms have been seized in each of the last five years.

      Foreign Nationals (Visits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department undertook of the impact increased charges for foreign nationals to visit the UK from abroad would have on the...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the foreign prisoners released without consideration for deportation who were classified as (a) most serious, (b) more serious...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ask other countries to take their nationals who are prisoners in British prisons to complete their sentences in their home country.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the feasibility of including lower and medium-sized fraud as a separate line item in the British Crime Survey;...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what classification is used to analyse the incidence of fraud by (a) amount of monetary loss and (b) by police authority.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the annual cost of (a) overall fraud and (b) fraud excluding large-scale fraud; (2) what estimate he...

      Hit-and-Run Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hit and run accidents there were in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) the Metropolitan police area of London and (d) England and...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the recently announced review of the Home Office on the overall cost of introducing the Identity...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what he expects to be the first date on which UK citizens are issued with identity cards.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on (a) public opinion research and (b) public relations contracts relating to identity cards in each of...

      Immigration Cases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unresolved immigration cases in (a) Edmonton constituency and (b) the London borough of Enfield have been awaiting determination...

      Immigration Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of stay is at an immigration detention centre.

      Immigration Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children are being held in immigration detention centres.

      Immigration Offence Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the name of every Minister in his Department who, since 18 May 1997, has been involved in any meeting, discussion or...

      Immigration Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his oral statement of 25 July 2006, Official Report, columns 735-52 on the Immigration Service, how many officials will...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many workers at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (a) are absent from work on full pay and (b) have been for more than one month.

      Inspector Balihar Singh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will order a review of the criminal investigation of Inspector Balihar Singh of Greater Manchester police to ensure that the...

      International Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home (1) Department pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2006, Official Report, column 1416W, to my hon. Friend the Member for Milton Keynes, South-West (Dr....

      Manslaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) prosecuted for and (ii) convicted of (A) murder and (B) manslaughter in England and Wales in 2005.

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of likely net migration into the United Kingdom in 2006.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were convicted of motoring offences in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) England and Wales in 2005,...

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) males and (b) females committed offences in England and Wales under sections (i) 14 (3), (ii) 15(2) and (iii) 15(4) of...

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure the law on driving whilst using a mobile phone is enforced.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were for driving whilst using a mobile phone in each police force area in the last year for which figures are...

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for driving while using a hand-held mobile phone in each month since it became an...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisation is responsible for training probation staff under the National Offender Management Service arrangements.

      Offences Against the Person Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted in England and Wales of offences under sections (A) 4, (B) 5, (C)...

      Parenting Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting orders have been (a) applied for by local authorities and (b) subsequently granted in each year since their...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer questions (a) 23519 tabled on 27 October 2005 and (b) 32248 tabled on 15 December 2005 by the hon. Member for Yeovil.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer Question (a) 61153, (b) 61154 and (c) 61155 tabled by the hon. Member for Aylesbury, on the Immigration and...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer Question 67311 on foreign nationals detained at HMP Peterborough, tabled by the hon. Member for Peterborough on 26 April.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer Question 76868, on Sakchai Makao, tabled by the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland on 7 June.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer Question (a) 58657, tabled on 9 March, on prisons, (b) 64734, tabled on 18 April, on police force mergers, (c) 65519,...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide a substantive answer to question 79230 tabled on 21st June by the hon. Member for Totnes on human trafficking.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question (a) 59911, on staff contracts, tabled on 15 March and (b) 74858, on human trafficking, tabled on 25 May by the...

      Passport Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints the Passport Agency has received in the last 12 months; and how many times it has paid compensation for error or...

      Passport Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what systems have been established to improve staff efficiency in the Passport Agency in the last 12 months.

      Passport Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport applications have been refused because of errors on forms in the last 12 months.

      Passport Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings Passport Agency staff have had with the Plain English Society in the past 12 months.

      Personal Documentation (Verification)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, columns 1785-6W, on personal documentation (verification), what the...

      Pharmaceuticals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry's speech on protectionism at the German-British Chamber of Commerce annual dinner...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 July 2006, Official Report, columns 135-6W, on police; how many assaults per head of population there were on...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average band D police precept was in (a) England and (b) England and Wales in each year since 1997-98.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average salary is of a (a) police inspector, (b) chief inspector, (c) police superintendent and (d) assistant chief constable,...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent by Dorset police in preparing for possible constabulary mergers.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to compensate the Hertfordshire Police Force for the expenditure occasioned to it by his proposals to merge police forces.

      Pre-sentencing Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether national standards apply to writing pre-sentencing reports.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) remand prisoners and (b) convicted prisoners died in custody in HMP Brixton (i) in each of the last nine calendar years for...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with A4E on pension rights for staff on the Offender Learning and Skills programme at HMP Standford Hill in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of women on reception at prison were assessed as (a) being misusers of alcohol, (b) being misusers of drugs, (c)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average weekly cost was of detaining (a) males and (b) females in prison (i) on remand awaiting trial and (ii) after sentence in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 414W, on prisons, which category of information requested would have...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to prison officers promoted to senior officer rank; whether any changes are planned; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many non-prison staff participate in prison service audits; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many members of staff are...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many high risk prisoners there are, as defined by the cell sharing risk assessment, in each prison establishment; and if he will make a...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on enhanced thinking skills courses by the Prison Service in each region in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of staff claimed to have been bullied at work in each of the two most recent surveys of staff in HM Prison Service; and if he...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the contents of the Tasker investigation commissioned by the Prison Service London area office will be made available to (a) prison...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether the award of required hours addition allowance payments to non-operational staff by the Prison Service Area Manager for London...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Prison Service National Security Framework recommends regarding the sex of staff to be present in the search of an inmate receiving...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are on licence from prisons in England and Wales.

      Prisons (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to locate new prison facilities in Northern Ireland; and where they will be located.

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additions have been made to the List of Proscribed Organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000 since the enactment of that Act; and what...

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the process is for selecting groups for consideration for his Department's list of proscribed organisations.

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the process is for selecting groups for consideration for his Department's proscribed terrorist list.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children under (a) 16 and (b) 18 years of age have been charged by police with engaging in prostitution in each of the last five years.

      Public Enquiry Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcome of the investigations into allegations about the Public Enquiry Office in Croydon was; and by which Department the subject...

      Reoffending

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons convicted of (a) murder and (b) manslaughter in England and Wales were subsequently (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of...

      Reoffending

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in each of the last 25 years convicted murderers released from (a) psychiatric institutions and (b) prisons have...

      Responsible Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to promote responsible drinking.

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress the Government have made with its plans to introduce restorative justice; and if she will make a statement.

      Road Traffic Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females in (i) Essex and (ii) England and Wales were (A) prosecuted for and (B) found guilty of an offence under...

      Rural Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) burglaries, (b) offences involving violence against the person, (c) sexual offences and (d) car and property crimes there...

      Science Applications International Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings took place between (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department and representatives of Science Applications...

      Scottish Criminal Records Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 76W, on the Scottish Criminal Records Office, if he will place in the...

      Security Passes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security passes his Department has issued in each of the last five years.

      Security Passes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security passes issued by his Department have been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were sentenced to a term of imprisonment of (a) any length, (b) no more than six months and (c) no more than one month in...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 July 2006 to Question 88186 what arrangements are in place for the (a) reporting and (b) accountability of the...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 August 2006 to Question 88238, whether the briefing Sir Stephen Lander, Chair of the Serious Organised Crime...

      Sex Offenders

      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...

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders from the Isle of Man have subsequently committed similar offences in England in each year since 1997; and how many of...

      Soliciting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the charge of soliciting has been applied to people under the age of 18 years in each of the last five years, broken...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the dates of employment are of each special adviser employed in his Department.

      Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated cost was of the electronic tags and tagging system in each year since 2001.

      Thames Valley Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to strengthen Thames Valley Police officer numbers.

      Theft Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to police authorities on (a) prosecuting and (b) recording incidents covered by section 3, on...

      Theft Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been made under section 3, on 'making off without payment', of the Theft Act 1978 in the Humberside Police...

      Trials Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support the Government have provided for the three former employees of Nat West in securing a fair trial in the United States.

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been for the sale of alcohol to minors in (a) licensed and (b) off-licence premises in each of the last 10...

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) licensed and (b) off-licence premises have lost their licences due to the sale of alcohol to minors in each of the last 10 years.

      Under-age Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of unlawful sexual intercourse with a person aged under 16 years were (a) reported, (b) the subject of a caution and (c)...

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were recorded in each year since 1990, broken down by police force area.

      Websites (Suicide)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to tackle websites that promote suicide; and if he will make a statement.

      Widespread Education Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to parliamentary question 81979, how much was spent on the widespread education campaign, broken down (a)...

      Wildlife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether wildlife crime is addressed in Home Office advice on sentencing.

      Wildlife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average sentence has been in each of the last five years in respect of convictions for (a) egg collecting, (b) the use of poison...

      Wildlife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to ensure effective action to deter wildlife crime.

      Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 423W, on the worker registration scheme, how many workers from EU accession...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been kept in penal custody in each of the last three years; what proportion of children so held had (a) some form of...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Agricultural Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the concessions on agricultural subsidies in the latest Doha trade talks offered by (a) the EU and (b) the US.

    • Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what...

      Art Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK art market of the implementation of EU Directive 2001/84/EC (Artists' Resale Right...

      Assisted Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what changes have been made to the assisted area map for Wales in the last 30 years.

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people were declared bankrupt in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04 and (e) 2004-05, broken down by those aged...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses in rural areas filed for bankruptcy in each year since 1997.

      Berkeley Magnox Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the storage implications of continuing the decommissioning of Berkeley Magnox power station and the nuclear...

      Biodiversity

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

      Biodiversity

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

      British Shipbuilders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money in legal costs was spent by British Shipbuilders to pursue the case of Murray v. British Shipbuilders Hydrodynamics Ltd. and...

      British Shipbuilders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether Ministers took advice from the Attorney-General about British Shipbuilders pursuing the cases of Murray v. British Shipbuilders...

      British Summer Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on energy costs of the switch from British summer time to Greenwich mean time, with particular...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to ensure effective competition in the wholesale broadband market; what plans he has to encourage investment in local loop...

      Business Continuity Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures he is taking to promote testable business continuity planning in the small and medium-sized enterprises sector following the...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assistance is available to people (a) under and (b) over 30 who want to start up their own business.

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what total expenditure was on all regional versions of the (a) Accelerate, (b) Access to Work, (c) Arts Grants, (d) Business Advice, (e)...

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

      Coal Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from the Scottish Executive about introducing the blending of coal and biomass in the coal industry.

      Coal Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what representations he has received from the Scottish Executive about making resources available to develop clean coal burn technology...

      Coal Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has reassessed the viability of the gasification of coal as a means of production in the light of increased wholesale natural gas...

      Communications Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will bring forward proposals to strengthen the protection afforded by the Communications Act 2003 against spam.

      Community Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support he is giving to smaller community shops.

      Companies Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effect on costs to UK businesses of the amendments in Standing Committee to the Companies Bill.

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what total amount of company accounts late filing penalties was (a) levied and (b) collected in 2005-06; and what the (i) length of delay...

      Computing Equipment

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

      Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of reports that British companies are engaged in illegal mineral extraction in the Democratic Republic...

      Credit Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to protect consumers from extortionate credit agreements.

      Criminal Offences

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

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles his Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of his...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations his Department made to the European Commission in relation to its evaluation of Directive 96/6/EC on the legal protection...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Government's policy is on the treatment of sporting fixture lists under the provisions of the 1996 EC Database Directive.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was of refurbishing (a) 1 Victoria Street, (b) Kingsgate House and (c) 151 Buckingham Palace Road; how many people worked in...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the total carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Childcare Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what crèche facilities are provided by his Department; and at what cost to (a) the Department and (b) employees in 2005-06.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what contracts were awarded by his Department to Bird and Bird Solicitors in each year since 1997; what the (a) value and (b) duration of...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) maternity and (b) paternity leave arrangements are in place for employees of his Department.

      Departmental Staff

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

      Disability Equality

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

      Disability Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what methods are being used to involve disabled people in the production of his Department's disability equality scheme.

      Disability Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) which policy areas will be considered in the report on progress towards disability equality within the trade and industry policy sector...

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was paid to his Department from the Access to Work scheme for adjustments for disabled staff in the last year for which figures are...

      Doha Round

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the likely impact on (a) developing and (b) developed nations of reaching an agreement in the Doha World...

      Doha Round

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he plans to have over the next month with (a) Commissioner Mandelson, (b) US Ambassador Susan Schwab and (c) the Director...

      Electricity Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's latest estimate is of the price per kilowatt hour of electricity from (a) tidal lagoons, (b) marine current turbines,...

      Electricity Transmission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 133W, on electricity transmission, what estimate he has made of the expected...

      Electricity Transmission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the current surplus of electricity generating capacity above peak demand.

      Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures he is contemplating to reinforce the operation of the EU emissions trading scheme in the UK.

      Emissions Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to create (a) a buy-out price and (b) a price floor within the EU emissions trading scheme; and what assessment he has...

      Employment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 5 July 2006, Official Report, column 1115W, on the Employment Act, how many respondents there were to the Flexible...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions in the last five years an employment tribunal, on application from the Secretary of State, has made an order prohibiting...

      Employment Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many hours per week of inspection time are devoted to the enforcement of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business...

      End-use Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to introduce a pilot programme of end use monitoring as recommended in the Quadripartite Select Committee first joint report...

      Energy

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

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to respond to the recommendations of the tripartite working group on energy project consents in Wales.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what statutory powers are available (a) to prevent and (b) to disperse blockades of domestic fuel storage, refining and distribution...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions and at what locations (a) he, (b) his predecessors as Secretary of State and (c) the Energy Minister met (i)...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reason town-scale combined heat and power plants were not included in the modelling of relative electricity generating technologies...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to paragraph 5.134 of the Energy Review, from which companies (a) the Environment Agency and (b) the Office for Civil Nuclear...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost was of consultancy fees in relation to the Energy Review; whether consultants from Wales were engaged as advisers; and whether...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate his Department has made of the extra energy used per day in (a) businesses and (b) households when the temperature rises above...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what additional public investment in energy security he expects to take place as a result of the agreement on energy made at the G8 summit in...

      Energy White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he intends to publish his next annual report on progress towards implementation of the 2003 Energy White Paper.

      Enterprise Insight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether all contacts awarded by Enterprise Insight have been (a) put out to competitive tender and (b) advertised on the Supply2.gov.uk...

      Enterprise Insight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 287W, on Enterprise Insight, how levels of entrepreneurial activity and...

      EU Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations his Department has made on the adoption of a Cross Border Transfer of Registered Office of Company Directive.

      EU Directives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the compatibility of oil and gas development in special areas of conservation with Article 12 (1) (d) of the EU...

      EU Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Truro and St Austell (Matthew Taylor) of 8 June 2006, Official Report, column 857-8W, on EU...

      EU Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many infrastructure programmes in the UK have received funding from EU structural funds in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Export Control Act 2002 as a vehicle for prosecution of trafficking and brokering breaches...

      Export Controls

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

      Fashion Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to promote the British fashion industry.

      Fashion Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that newly qualified fashion professionals are retained by the UK's fashion industry.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the use of feed-in tariffs in EU member states.

      Franchising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 225W, on franchising, what the reason is for the (single tier) exemption from...

      Franchising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 225W, on franchising, whether the review of the content of File FT 851 and the...

      Franco-British Nuclear Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the first meeting of the Franco-British nuclear forum to take place.

      Fuel Stocks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what the statutory basis is for maintenance of strategic stocks of (a) petroleum products, (b) natural gas and (c) coal; (2) what...

      Fuel Stocks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many days supply of (a) petroleum products, (b) natural gas and (c) coal were held in storage in the UK in (i) 1995 and (ii) 2005.

      Gas Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government are taking to improve gas storage in the UK.

      Government Arms Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the likely impact on the Government's arms policy of the situation in Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinian...

      Harold Yates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what arrangements are in place for access to files relating to the late Harold Yates by Mrs Sheila Yates in relation to her claim for chronic...

      Highly Enriched Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the written statement of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 54WS, on civil plutonium and uranium stocks, what the purpose was...

      Home Computing Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 296W, on the Home Computing Initiative, on what dates he discussed with the...

      Identity Fraud (Training)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what internal training courses for tackling identity fraud are provided to departmental staff who have access to members of the public's...

      Individual Voluntary Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people entered into individual voluntary arrangements in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04 and (e) 2004-05,...

      Industry (Investment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to promote investment in industry in Southend-on-Sea; and if he will make a statement.

      International Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress toward an international arms trade treaty.

      Japan

      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 Japan with a focus on (a) engineering, (b)...

      John Lennon Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact on local trade of the expansion of Liverpool's John Lennon Airport.

      Junk Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many pieces of junk mail were sent in the UK in each year since 2001.

      Labour Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many labour providers operate in the UK; and how many operated in (a) 1973, (b) 1983 and (c) 1993.

      Law Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry about which solicitors his Department has made a formal complaint to the Law Society in the last six years.

      Live Web Chat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many questions were received from the public by the Minister for Energy during the live web chat held on 13 July; how many were (a)...

      Local Better Regulation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from the Scottish Executive on the Local Better Regulation Office project.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) year one, (b) year two and (c) year three budgets are for the household stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total value is of household applications to the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to increase the funding available for the household stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and if he will make a...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his estimate is of the date on which year one household grants under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme will be allocated in full.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date the EU State Aid application for his Department's Low Carbon Buildings programme was submitted.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many domestic solar hot water systems he estimates could be installed through the capital grant support to the household section of his...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the likely take-up of the Low Carbon Buildings programme's first stream of funding in the first year; and what...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the second stream of funding for the Low Carbon Buildings programme will be made available.

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department (a) has spent in each of the last three years and (b) plans to spend in 2006-07 on the promotion of...

      Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will refer milk pricing to the forthcoming investigation into the market power of supermarkets.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many deceased claims have been made for miners in relation to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Bassetlaw constituency in the last...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims handlers were registered on his Department's website for Vibration White Finger and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the costs to UK (a) businesses and (b) consumers of the October 2006 increase in the minimum wage.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to link future rises in the minimum wage for adult workers to the headline rate of inflation.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he last met his Scottish counterpart; and what subjects were discussed.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with telephone companies on improving reception available on mobile phones in rural areas; and if he...

      Mobile Telephone Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has had any discussions with the Health and Safety Executive in relation to the potential effect of mobile telephone masts on...

      Multinational Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2006, Official Report, column 1297W, on multinational enterprises, by what process and using what criteria...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to paragraph 5.132 of the Energy Review, Cm 6887, how much the report prepared by the Health and Safety Executive and Nuclear...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to paragraph 5.126 of the Energy Review, Cm 6887, whether the costs of the assessment of the suitability of sites to develop nuclear...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of (a) the safety of nuclear goods transported by rail and (b) the security of trains carrying nuclear goods...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to publish a White Paper setting out the Government's proposals before any decision is made on whether to build new nuclear...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to hold a debate in Parliament before any decision is made on whether to build new nuclear power stations; and if he will...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the basis is for the assumption set out at paragraph 5.101 of the Energy Review, Cm 6887, that nuclear power generation will cost...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to page 159 of the Energy Review, Cm 6887, whether he plans to recover costs from the nuclear industry for the development of the new...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of stand-by power generation capacity is available when each existing nuclear power generation plant is shut down for annual...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) cost of and (b) time needed to decommission each nuclear power station scheduled to close up to 2010;...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether (a) the full cost of (i) management and eventual disposal of radioactive waste produced from, (ii) the decommissioning of and (iii)...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to allow hon. Members a debate and a vote in the House before a decision is taken on nuclear rebuild.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what sources of evidence apart from the advice of the Office for Civil Nuclear Security were considered in preparing paragraph 5.124 on...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to receive the next annual report from the Nuclear Security Regulator.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who provides the security for trains carrying nuclear waste through Brent.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the safety implications of individual nuclear power station operators storing nuclear waste on-site during the...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the written statement of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 54WS, on Civil Plutonium and Uranium Stocks, what locations are...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who is responsible for ensuring the security of trains carrying nuclear waste through Brent.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the security of trains carrying nuclear waste through Brent.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the agency given responsibility to deliver the proposals put forward by the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management for the...

      Offshore Wind Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's timetable is for round 3 offshore wind projects; and if he will make a statement.

      Offshore Wind Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department has taken to start the round 3 offshore wind programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Offshore Wind Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with Governments of other EU member states regarding the creation of an offshore wind grid in the...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will answer question 72393, on an appeal to the Information Tribunal, tabled on 16 May 2006 by the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare.

      Pharmaceutical Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the amount that parallel import traders invested in pharmaceutical research and development in the last financial...

      Phoenix Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been allocated to the Phoenix Fund in each year of the Comprehensive Spending Review; how that funding has been distributed to...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance he has issued on the advice to be given by the Post Office to pensioners with Post Office card accounts in relation to the...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) post offices and (b) sub-post offices there were in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2004-05 in (A) Greater London and (B) the London...

      Postwatch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what factors were taken into account when the decision was made not to give Postwatch power to veto changes to the Post Office network.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of total income was spent on administration by each of the regional development agencies in each year since 1997.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will simplify the process whereby the biomass content of the waste stream as part of the energy from waste process is measured for...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many renewable obligation certificates were issued in Scotland in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; and how many have been issued so far in 2006.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) biomass generating stations, (b) hydroelectric plants and (c) wind energy generating stations in Scotland have been issued...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Government spent on research into alternative and renewable sources of energy in 2005.

      Renewable Heat Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to paragraph 3.46 of the Energy Review, Cm 6887, what mechanisms he intends to establish to facilitate the contribution of suggested...

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the merger between the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the Central Laboratory of the...

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the (a) Arts and Humanities Research Council, (b) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, (c) Council...

      Retail Shops (Scottish Islands)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of independent retail shops which (a) opened and (b) closed in (i) Orkney, (ii) Shetland and (iii) the Highlands...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will make an announcement on employee share ownership of the Royal Mail.

      Small Business Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether an independent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Small Business Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many photovoltaic cells were installed in each of the last five years; what total subsidy was provided for their installation; and what...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much of the budget for his Department's solar photovoltaics major demonstration programme remains unspent.

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total value is of grants allocated but not yet paid under stream 2 of his Department's solar photovoltaics major demonstration programme.

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total value is of grants paid by his Department under (a) stream 1 and (b) stream 2 of the Solar photovoltaics major demonstration...

      Solar Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total value was of household grant allocations made in the final full year of his Department's Clearskies and Solar PV Major...

      Spam E-mails

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what change there has been in the number of spam e-mails since the passage of the Communications Act 2003.

      State Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the funding for (a) the Assisted Area Status programme and (b) other state aid schemes...

      State Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what methodology was used to determine the Assisted Area Status draft map published in July; and if he will make a statement.

      Stem Cell Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which organisations have received grants under the Department's technology programme relating to stem cell research since May 2005.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions (a) he and (b) his Department has had regarding the generation of tidal power from the Severn estuary; and if he will make...

      Underground Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the potential for underground coal gasification since the Department's feasibility study in 2004; and why the...

      Underground Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Coal Forum will discuss the potential for underground coal gasification; and if he will make a statement.

      Underground Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has to fund a major trial of underground coal gasification; and if he will make a statement.

      Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2006 to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells, Official Report, columns 298-9W, on uranium, what assessment...

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent on the implementation of the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive; and if he will make a...

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with business regarding the implementation of the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive.

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will consult hon. Members on the implementation of the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive.

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with EU officials on the implementation of the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what incentives to local authorities to develop anaerobic digestion of wastes as part of local distributed generation of electricity were...

      Weights and Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 22 May 2006 to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar, (Mr. Pickles) Official Report, columns 1465-6W, on weights...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the continuity of supply of power from (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms.

  • Health

    • Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which 10 primary care organisations had the (a) highest and (b) lowest abortion rates in England per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 years in 2005.

    • Acupuncture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to allied health professionals regulated by the Health Professions Council on the provision of acupuncture treatment to patients.

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

      Alcohol Dependency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been made available to treat alcohol dependency in each strategic health authority area in each of the last 10 years; and if she will...

      Alimta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will ask the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to review its decision on Alimta; (2) what recent research she has (a)...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average response time to an emergency call to the Ambulance Service was in each NHS trust area in each year since 1990.

      Ambulance Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the regionalisation of ambulance trusts; and if she will make a statement.

      Bed Occupancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospital trusts were operating with bed occupancy levels higher than 82 per cent. in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are...

      Cancelled Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled on (a) the day of and (b) the day after admission in each quarter of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) carers of people with a learning disability, (b) children with a learning disability and (c) adults with a learning disability in...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer; and if she will make a statement.

      Child Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions (a) she and (b) her Department has had on measures to tackle obesity amongst children through (i) better diet and (ii) exercise...

      Choose and Book

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is provided to patients when they are asked to choose a secondary care appointment under Choose and Book.

      Clinical Education Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent changes have been made to copyright permissions for students on clinical education programmes.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many isolates of clostridium difficile were typed by (a) the Anaerobe Reference Laboratory and (b) other typing laboratories used by her Department...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of clostridium difficile 027 were reported to her Department in each hospital trust during (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06; and...

      Community Hospital (Malvern)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future funding of the proposed new community hospital in Malvern.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to the letter of 29 June from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire about depression.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the referral rate from general dental practitioners to community dentists since 1 April.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of unemployment among dentists qualifying as vocational dental practitioners wishing to become general dental practitioners.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 660W, on dentistry, what her timetable is for the (a) assessment and (b) publication of...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has met the Dental Practitioners Association since the introduction of the new NHS dental contract on 1 April; and whether any such...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her most recent estimate is of the number of (a) adults and (b) children registered with an NHS dentist.

      Departmental Childcare Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which her Department provides for its employees.

      Departmental Childcare Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to her Department's staff.

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what tax efficient schemes for the purchase of bicycles her Department makes available to its employees; how many and what percentage of her Department's...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to raise awareness of diabetes among at-risk communities.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to educate children and parents on diabetes prevention.

      Drug Refusals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have refused to provide drugs that have been passed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the last 12...

      Family Planning Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many family planning clinics have been operating in each of the last 10 years, broken down by trust.

      Flu Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there are sufficient stocks of influenza vaccine for winter 2006-07.

      Foreign Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether foreign nurses already working in the UK who wish to change jobs within the NHS are eligible to be considered for employment on the same terms as...

      GMOs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how she plans to enforce the law prohibiting the sale of (a) unauthorised genetically modified organisms and (b) LL601 rice for human consumption;...

      Gynaecologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many senior positions for gynaecologists have been advertised and filled since January 2005 in NHS hospitals; and if she will make a statement.

      Health Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the dates of (a) inauguration and (b) appointment were of the (i) chairman, (ii) chief executive and (iii) non-executive directors of each of the...

      Health Industry Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what occasions the Commercial Director of the Department of Health has met representatives of (a) health insurers and (b) major private sector...

      Health Industry Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions the Commercial Director of the Department of Health met representatives of United Health Europe in each of the last three years.

      HIV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of HIV were diagnosed in London in 2005.

      Hospital Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are followed when it is proposed that a hospital should be closed.

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the infant mortality rate has been in each year since 1997, broken down by socio-economic group.