Written answers

Monday, 16 October 2006

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Internet Access (Portcullis House)

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will take steps to make wireless access to the internet available in Portcullis House and...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Hate Crimes

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service takes to ensure that the right casework decisions are made in cases of homophobic and transphobic crime.

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Solicitor-General what guidelines his Department has issued to the Crown Prosecution Service on treatment of the victims of human trafficking.

      NHS Staff (Assaults)

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions were initiated in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years against people accused of (a) violent and (b) abusive behaviour towards NHS...

      Witness Intimidation

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service undertakes when a victim of anti-social behaviour crime decides to withdraw the case following witness intimidation; and what...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are employed in the Wales Office; and how many were employed in 1997-98.

    • Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much the Wales Office spent on consultancy fees in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.

  • International Development

    • Amazonian Rainforest

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Governments of (a) Brazil, (b) Ecuador and (c) Peru about the conservation of the...

    • Botswana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the government of Botswana about broadening its economic base.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the impact of climate change and the destruction of the rainforest on sustainable development in...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Doha Trade Talks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the latest round of Doha trade talks upon sustainable development and poverty reduction.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to assist with the relief effort following flooding in southern Ethiopia.

      Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what bilateral aid his Department provided to family planning programmes in 2005-06.

      Generic Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the Hong Kong ministerial agreement to allow pharmaceutical producing countries to manufacture generic copies of patented...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of poverty and inequality in India.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to reduce inequality in India.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the government of India about tackling HIV/AIDS.

      Obstetric Fistula

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to (a) reduce the incidence of and (b) repair the effects of obstetric fistula in the...

      Obstetric Fistula

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had about obstetric fistula.

      Obstetric Fistula

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of obstetric fistula.

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the provision of an airport on the island of St Helena.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the death rate in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have been (a) killed and (b) displaced as a result of the conflict in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian impact of the Government military offensive in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade (Africa)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to facilitate African trade.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Quality (Milton Keynes)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of air quality in Milton Keynes in each year between 1997 and 2005.

    • Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average market valuations used in cattle compensation tables have been over the last six months.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where and when the bilateral Working Group on Climate Change with Brazil will start work.

      Gloucester-Sharpness Canal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultation his Department has undertaken on the proposed changes to the opening of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal; and...

      Hazardous Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when the Environment Agency's technical guidance on hazardous waste definition will be updated to take into account...

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made with the process of considering the establishment of a national park for the South Downs; when he...

      National Water Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost of establishing a national water grid to enable water to be piped across the UK to...

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage a reduction in the amount of packaging used by supermarkets.

      Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans his Department has for (a) encouraging and (b) compelling (i) manufacturers and (ii) retailers to use less packaging.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the amount of commercial plastic used in England which could be recycled but that is...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of recycling by businesses.

      Refuse Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to reorganise refuse disposal in Greater Manchester; and if he will make a statement.

      Rivers/Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the viability of a policy of open access to rivers and waterways in England and Wales.

      Rural Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Rural Enterprise Scheme applications from the South West were (a) received and (b) granted in each of the last 18...

      Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions raw sewage has been found on or near the English coastline since 2001; in how many cases a prosecution...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's total expenditure to date has been on the new technologies element of the waste implementation...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what reports his Department has commissioned in the last two years relating to waste management in London; and at what cost.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what resources he is making available for the dedicated London waste infrastructure development programme announced in July...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his specific proposals for waste management in London announced in July were one of the options in the original...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in what ways the package of measures for waste management set out in the Government's policy statement "The Greater London...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the consultancy reports which have been commissioned by (a) his Department and (b) the Government Office...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the panel report on the early alterations to the London plan relating to...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many responses there were on the subject of waste management from (a) London boroughs, London waste disposal authorities...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of London's waste is managed within the capital.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of London's waste authorities did not meet their statutory household waste recycling targets in 2005-06; and...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of the package of measures for waste management set out in the Government's Policy Statement "The Greater London...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when the Government plan to complete and publish its major review of waste strategy; (2) when his Department will...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to support new waste technologies in London.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to improve the co-ordination of the management of (a) municipal and (b) other waste...

      Wildlife Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with which organisations his Department's global wildlife division shares information from its database; on what basis the...

  • Transport

    • A27 Cophall Roundabout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many traffic surveys assessing the Cophall roundabout on the A27 at Polegate were undertaken (a) before and (b) after the service station...

    • A27 Cophall Roundabout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions control computer malfunctions have occurred at the Cophall roundabout on the A27 at Polegate; and on how many of these occasions...

      A27 Cophall Roundabout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what factors underpinned the decision of the Highways Agency to switch off the traffic lights at the Cophall roundabout on the A27 at Polegate in May...

      A27 Cophall Roundabout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he estimates that the traffic lights at the Cophall roundabout on the A27 at Polegate will be switched back on.

      A27 Cophall Roundabout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has established for clarification of the road markings at the Cophall roundabout on the A27 at Polegate.

      A27 Cophall Roundabout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent since the opening of the Cophall roundabout on the A27 at Polegate on dealing with consequential problems related to the roundabout.

      A630 Sheffield (Subsidence)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when (a) the subsidence on the A630 between Sheffield and the M1 motorway will be rectified and (b) the road will be resurfaced.

      Airline Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with his European counterparts in relation to security arrangements for flights into the United Kingdom.

      Boatmasters Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the implications of the new national boatmasters' licence on the operation of the Watermans' Acts in Portsmouth harbour.

      Chevron Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of chevron markings on motorways on driving standards; and if he will make a statement.

      Dial-a-Ride Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in Gloucestershire who use the Dial-a-Ride service; and if he will make a statement.

      Dial-a-Ride Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to allow dial-a-ride services to qualify for concessionary fares remuneration; and if he will make a statement.

      European New Car Assessment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with the European New Car Assessment Programme; what issues were discussed; and if...

      European New Car Assessment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department provided to the European New Car Assessment Programme in each of the last two years; for what purposes the funding was...

      Fuel Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of fuel additives in extending the miles per gallon achieved by vehicles.

      Horse-drawn Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which body is responsible for regulating horse-drawn public transport.

      Jet Skis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to introduce (a) permits, (b) compulsory insurance and (c) a minimum age for jet ski users.

      M18 (Pipe and Cable Laying)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason a pipe and cables are being laid alongside the north bound carriageway of the M18 motorway between junctions 3 and 4; and why such...

      M62

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the M62 motorway between junctions 35 and 34 will be resurfaced; and what lane closures will be required.

      Off-road Bikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency of registering and licensing off-road bikes.

      Pollution-cutting Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) assessment he has made of the effectiveness and (b) estimate he has made of the cost of introducing pavements utilising titanium dioxide to...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers travelled on the west coast main line in each of the last five years; and what the total number of passenger miles travelled was in...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what total amount of freight was moved by rail in each of the last 20 years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of rail track have been replaced in each of the last 20 years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total (a) private and (b) Government expenditure has been made on rail services in each of the last 20 years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger rail journeys were made in each of the last 30 years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what Government spending on British Rail was in the last full year before privatisation; and what the most recent full year's subsidy was of (a) the...

      Road Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what length of roads has been built in each year since 1979.

      Road Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action the Government have taken to ensure the rural proofing of the policy on reducing noise problems from the trunk road network; and if he will...

      Safety Camera Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many safety camera partnerships hold pre-driver education programmes; what the cost is of these programmes in each case; and what the names of the...

      Safety Camera Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under what legal authority and for what reason safety camera partnerships hold pre-driver education programmes; what legal remit they have to undertake...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what responses he has received from the police to the Setting Local Speed Limits circular published in August 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to make changes to the national speed limit, with particular reference to newly qualified drivers.

      Sussex Coastal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what opportunity for journey time reductions for Sussex Coastal Services he assesses that the Brighton mainline utilisation strategy may afford.

      Untaxed Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are being taken to improve the detection rate of vehicles using British roads without a valid tax disc; and if he will make a statement.

      Vehicle Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 September 2006, Official Report, column 2524W, on vehicle insurance, if he will take steps to collect information on...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Key Workers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) officials and (b) others working for him have key-worker status; and what percentage this represents in each category.

  • Education and Skills

    • Capital Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how much capital funding has been allocated to (a) Hull local education authority and (b) East Riding of Yorkshire local education...

    • City Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria and guidelines are used when choosing sponsors for city academies.

      Community Libraries (Buckinghamshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when announcements on arrangements for (a) community libraries and (b) family learning will be made in relation to applications from...

      Curriculum Online

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what date work on the Curriculum Online website began; and on what date it received its first hit.

      Curriculum Online

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what contracts and sub-contracts were awarded to set up and maintain Curriculum Online; and what the (a) value and (b) duration was in...

      Curriculum Online

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) set up costs were and (b) maintenance costs are of Curriculum Online.

      Education Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) mean and (b) median costs were of educating a child who was (i) in local authority care and (ii) in prison in the last year...

      Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what guidance is offered to (a) local education authorities and (b) head teachers on dealing with children with emotional and...

      Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many children in each local education authority area, diagnosed with emotional and behavioural disorders were being taught in a...

      Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was made available in each local education authority area, for each child at facilities for those with emotional and...

      Excluded Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of children (a) excluded from school and (b) in local authority care who (i) become...

      Excluded Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many black (a) male and (b) female pupils were excluded (i) temporarily and (ii) permanently from a maintained secondary school in...

      Foreign Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of students at age 14 have taken up a foreign language at Putteridge high school in Luton.

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foreign students of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age are in maintained schools in (i) Ruislip-Northwood constituency,...

      Free Nursery Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the impact on private and independent nursery providers of the new code of practice on the...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps the Government are taking to ensure that more pupils achieve grade C or above in English and mathematics at GCSE level.

      Geography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make it his policy to retain the requirement for fieldwork as part of the course for A level geography; and if he will make a...

      Head Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many head teacher posts are shared between schools, broken down by local authority area.

      Higher Education Funding Council for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consultation there was with the Higher Education Funding Council for England on the closure of Bristol university's summer schools for...

      Housing Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment has been made of the impact of statutory housing overcrowding on the educational attainment of children at GCSE level.

      Isle of Sheppey Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the consultancy plans for an academy on the Isle of Sheppey followed the Treasury rules for such projects.

      Mixed Year Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many mixed year groups there were in schools in (a) the East Riding of Yorkshire local education authority area and (b) in...

      Phonics Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) whether the evaluation of the pilot phonics scheme announced on 26 July 2005 included a comparison of the effectiveness of alternative...

      Religious Denominations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department records the religious denominations of (a) teachers and staff and (b) pupils in (i) faith and (ii) non-faith schools.

      School Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he gives to local education authorities on the installation of fire sprinklers in (a) new schools, (b) extensions to schools...

      Schoolchildren (Bristol)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2006, Official Report, column 2387W, on schoolchildren (Bristol), what the figures were in 1997.

      School Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what intervention measures are in place to support secondary school pupils identified by education services as being at high risk of...

      Schools (Science)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the designation of a school as a specialist science school on the number of pupils undertaking...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school-aged children have had a dual placement in both a special school and a mainstream school in each of the last five years; and...

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people owe money to the Student Loans Company, broken down by those who owe (a) £1,000-£3,000, (b)...

      Summer Schools (Disabled People)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consultation there was with the Department for Education and Skills on the closure of Bristol University's summer schools for disabled...

      Sure Start

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Sure Start programmes there are; and how many children are covered by such programmes in (a) each constituency and (b) county.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of newly qualified teachers have entered the fee paying sector after qualifying each year for the past three years.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many mature entrants there have been to the teaching profession for each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Teachers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many mature entrants to the teaching profession have sought to transfer their existing occupational and private pension funds into...

      Teaching Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in which schools the teaching packs, 9/11 The Main Chance, have been distributed.

  • Leader of the House

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what assessment he has made of the arrangements for tabling questions during the summer recess.

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what proportion of named day questions tabled during the summer recess were answered (a) on the date due and (b) within a week of that date.

      Parliamentary Procedures

      To ask the Leader of the House what the average length of time from First Reading to Royal Assent was for an Act in the 2005-06 session of Parliament.

      Staff Salaries

      To ask the Leader of the House what arrangements are in place for the uprating of hon. Members' staff salaries; and if he will make a statement.

      Sessional Calendar

      To ask the Leader of the House when he expects a new House of Commons calendar for the Session 2006-07 to be published.

      Access to Information

      To ask the Leader of the House what plans he has to make the proceedings of the House clearer to the public.

  • Trade and Industry

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding for the 2012 Olympic Games is being provided to the London Development Agency; and if he will make a statement.

    • Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government are taking to support the principle of the Temporary Agency Workers Directive.

      Building Research Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the money allocated to the Building Research Establishment for the Clear Skies initiative was distributed in the form of...

      Business Assistance (Cumbria)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses have been assisted in Cumbria by Business Link or its replacement agency in each of the last five years.

      Business Assistance (Cumbria)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his plans are for the new business advisory service which will replace Business Link in Cumbria.

      Carbon Dioxide Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what studies he has carried out to assess the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide in the sea-bed in British waters.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department spent on organising and hosting conferences in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Staff

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

      Employment Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received on the operation of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

      Energy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the value of (a) oil and (b) gas reserves in the UK continental shelf at (i) budget forecast and (ii) world prices.

      Energy Saving Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the money allocated to the Energy Saving Trust for the Low Carbon Buildings Programme has been distributed in the form of...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to ensure that the right to request flexible work to be introduced in April 2007 is available to the widest possible range...

      Hampton Review

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

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures he is taking to promote the use of (a) hydrogen as a (i) transport and (ii) stationary fuel source and (b) new technologies to...

      Internet Neutrality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with (a) other Departments, (b) telecommunications companies and (c) other interested parties on...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many women have taken paid maternity leave in each of the last 20 years.

      Micro-hydropower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what studies his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential to exploit micro-hydropower.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average coal health settlement is in cases represented by Avalon Solicitors.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of removing Watson Burton Solicitors from the Coal Health Claim panel of solicitors following the...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) miners' hearing loss, (b) vibration white finger and (c) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claims have been made in...

      Nuclear Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when de-licensing of the former British Nuclear Fuel Ltd. laboratories site at Berkeley is expected to be completed.

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to amend the remit of Ofgem.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was allocated to support the rural post office network in each of the last 20 years.

      Renewables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the regional targets for renewable electricity generation, derived from the Regional Renewable Assessment Overview, should...

      Statutory Holiday

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people are eligible for the statutory right to four weeks' paid holiday in each local authority in the UK.

      Steel Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with senior executives in the British steel industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Stuart Bell Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why claims handlers Stuart Bell Associates were placed on his Department's published list of solicitors authorised to deal with coal health claims.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many trade union recognition deals there have been in each of the last 20 years.

      UK Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of UK electricity-generating capacity can use more than one fuel type.

      UK Gas Demand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of UK gas demand is met by interruptable contracts.

      Vendside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will enable compensation claimants represented by Vendside Ltd. to have access to their files.

      Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive to be implemented.

      Wind Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what arrangements have been made to deal with the heavy and additional intermittent workload that will occur on the grid as a result of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the latest estimate is of opiate seizures in Afghanistan since the start of UK operations there.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the aims and objectives are of the Climate Change and Energy Group; and if she will make a statement on the Group's...

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in (i) her Department and (ii) each of the agencies...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in the Department; what the average pay was for (i) women and (ii) men in the...

      Ethiopia/Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) the Ethiopian Government and (b) the leader of the Somalian Union of Islamic Courts to...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the evidential basis is for her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), that the internal market has boosted...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the evidential basis is for her statement in Prospects for the EU in 2006 (Cm 6896), that the Services Directive as agreed...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she has received representations from the US authorities on measures to limit Iran's access to international financial...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of al-Qaeda operatives in custody within Iran; what recent discussions her...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of Iranian compliance with the requirements of UN Security Council Resolution 1373.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent on projects for the promotion of democracy and freedom of information in the Islamic Republic of Iran in...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what Iraq-based web logs are monitored by her Department; what role web log monitoring and analysis has in (a) making policy...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information her Department has received on the numbers of (a) deaths of and (b) injuries to (i) Israeli civilians and...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the government of (a) Iran and (b) Syria about its role in arming Hezbollah terrorists in...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 October 2006, Official Report, columns 14-16WS, on the middle east peace...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 October 2006, Official Report, columns 14-16WS, on the middle east peace...

      Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what mechanisms have been put in place by the EU to investigate and report on the implementation of child care legislation and...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on attacks on civilians in internally displaced people's camps in Darfur.

      UKvisas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when HM High Commission, Islamabad will reply to the representations made to them by UKvisas about the case of Mr. K. H....

  • Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receiving housing benefit face benefit withdrawal rates of more than 40 per cent. against marginal income.

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much has been lost in housing benefit (a) fraud and (b) error in the local housing allowance pilot areas since their introduction;...

      Pensions (Call Centres)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the operation of telephone call centres in the administration of state pensions.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect on carers of the Government's new pension proposals.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to meet the target to halve child poverty by 2010.

      Private Pension Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the returns to pensioners from private pension schemes; and if he will make a statement.

      Central Vision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action he is taking to set a central vision for his Department and its agencies.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects Child Support Agency assessments made under the old scheme to be converted to assessments made under the new scheme.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases of outstanding arrears have been referred to debt collection agencies in each year since 1996-97.

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are employed on the Financial Assistance Scheme.

      Income Support (Pregnant Women)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pregnant women are in receipt of income support personal allowance for a single person aged (a) 16 to 17, (b) 18 to 24 and (c) 25...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the recruitment of (a) Band D advisers and (b) managers in Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on migration to a fully electronic customer relationship management system in Jobcentre Plus offices; and if he...

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2006, Official Report, column 1597W, on national insurance numbers, how many new national insurance numbers...

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many interviews for new national insurance numbers have been carried out at the contact centres at Bedford and Dunstable since July; and...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of participants in each Pathways to Work area have entered new deal programmes.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on his reasons for proposing a staggered rise in state pension age.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the number of Post Office card account holders who are undischarged bankrupts.

      Shared Service Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the implementation of a shared service organisation for his Department.

      Winter Fuel Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to index the winter fuel allowance to fuel prices.

  • Scotland

    • Age Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he plans to take to ensure the enforcement of anti-age discrimination measures in Scotland.

    • Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff; (2) whether there are waiting lists for places at...

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which of his Department's premises have childcare facilities on site.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent by his Department in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of (a) staff and (b) new staff employed since April 2005 in his Department is recorded as disabled.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are employed in the Scotland Office.

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

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

  • Prime Minister

    • Chancellor of the Exchequer

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Mr. Brown) holding office as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

    • Engagements

      To ask the Prime Minister how many meetings he has had with the First Minister for Wales in each of the last three years.

      India

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what discussions took place in his recent meetings with the Prime Minister of India on caste and descent-based discrimination in India and other countries; (2)...

      Peerages

      To ask the Prime Minister who has been made a life peer within two years of previously having been an hon. Member since 1 May 1997, broken down by party.

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whom he consulted before making his speech in September 2006 on social exclusion; who wrote his speech; what input he had into its writing; what percentage of the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made with the KPMG review of the costs for the 2012 Olympics; when she expects to announce their final...

    • 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the Government regeneration budget is for the 2012 Olympics broken down by programme.

      2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who the funder of last resort is of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics should it go over budget.

      2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library a copy of the London 2012 Legacy Guidelines.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on taxis in the last 12 months.

      Disability Discrimination Acts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the progress of leisure and tourism facilities in complying with the Disability...

      Free TV Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioner households qualified for free television licences in each constituency in the most recent period for which figures...

      Gambling Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the criteria are by which casino pilot schemes introduced under the Gambling Act 2005 will be judged; and if she will make a statement.

      Heroes Return Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioners in each region have applied for the Heroes Return Scheme.

      Independent Fees Review Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the recommendations of the interim report of the Independent Fees Review Panel her Department has implemented; and if she...

      Internet Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Government have taken to regulate advertising campaigns via the medium of electronic games made available across the...

      Internet Neutrality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with (a) other Departments, (b) telecommunications companies and (c) other interested parties...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations her Department has received on the cost of obtaining premises licences under the Licensing Act 2003 for schools;...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of schools falling into band (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D and (e) E rateable...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department will publish its review of the guidance issued to local authorities under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003; and...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many employees in (a) her Department and (b) its associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies were affected by the rise...

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 961W, on ministerial offices, what the cost was of each redecoration...

      Overseas Heritage Memorial Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to establish an Overseas Heritage Memorial Fund.

      Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many press releases her Department has issued since April.

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people applied for the post of Chair of Sport England; who was on the interview panel; how many people were interviewed; how...

      Sports Facilities Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, columns 727-28W, on sports facilities, how much of the £40 million...

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many official warning letters have been sent out in the past 12 months by television licensing enforcement divisions to households...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support the Government are providing for leisure and catering initiatives in the tourism industry.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what Government initiatives are in place to improve standards in UK tourism accommodation.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department is giving to co-ordination between regional tourism initiatives and those of VisitBritain.

      UK Visitor Attractions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department is giving to visitor attractions in the UK.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received from the video games industry on the depiction of extreme material in video games.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest assessment is of the level of helicopter support in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to bring troops home from Afghanistan in winter 2006; what the total number of British troops in Afghanistan will be in that period;...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to make representations to the Treasury for increased resources for operations in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel casualties and injuries have been sustained in Afghanistan in each month since the United Kingdom deployment to that country.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are to send more helicopters to support troops in Helmand province.

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Nimrod aircraft were operated by the RAF in each of the last 10 years; what the average age was of these aircraft in each year; what the age was...

      Aircraft Ejections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ejections from British military aircraft there were in each of the last 25 years, broken down by service.

      Approved Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 206W, on approved projects, which approved projects are in each category.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons he prefers the Pinzgauer Vector armoured vehicles in Afghanistan to the Cougar; and if he will make a statement.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the (a) Cougar and (b) Vector will be sent to Afghanistan and Iraq.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans are there to introduce the SG31 as a replacement for the snatch Landrover.

      Army Continuous Attitude Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of respondents to Question 39C in the Army Continuous Attitude Survey, September to December 2005 were (a) positive, (b) neutral and...

      Bevin Boys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the reply by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence to the Adjournment Debate of 25 July 2006, Official Report, columns...

      Edinburgh Military Tattoo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the General Officer Commanding 2 Division spent on his entertainment budget during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in (a) 2006 and (b) each of...

      Enabling Acquisition Change Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Enabling Acquisition Change report.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on human rights abuses in Basra.

      Iraq-UK Airbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the airbridge between the UK and Iraq, with particular reference to troop movements.

      Military Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) numbers in post and (b) establishment is of Territorial Army (i) staff, (ii) Royal Armoured Corps, (iii) Royal Artillery, (iv) Royal...

      Public Relations Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) job titles and (b) job descriptions are of the (i) press officers and (ii) other public relations officers working in his Department.

      Super-garrisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the location of new super-garrisons.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2006, Official Report, column 1945W, on Trident, what the estimated service life is of the Trident warhead pit.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are to upgrade the Stronglink and Weaklink safety systems on the Trident warhead.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • "Reaching Out"

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many copies of 'Reaching Out' she sent to (a) the Library and (b) the Vote Office (i) on the day of publication and (ii) subsequently.

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent on maintaining and running Admiralty House, excluding renovations and refurbishment, in each year since 1997-98.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 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 she has...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many employees in (a) her Department and (b) its associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies were affected by the rise in the...

      Ripley Building

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the estimated (a) rental and (b) capital value is of the Ripley Building in Whitehall.

      Ripley Building

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Departments and sub-divisions the civil servants in the Ripley Building are allocated to.

      Ripley Building

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on (a) security, (b) utilities, (c) facilities management and (d) general maintenance for the Ripley Building in the most...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps she plans to take to target single parent families under the new social exclusion plans.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Carter Review

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many representations she has received from practising (a) solicitors and (b) barristers about the proposals in the Carter...

    • Consultancy Fees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much her Department spent on consultancy fees in each year between 2001-02 and 2004-05.

      Consultancy Fees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2006, Official Report, column 1798W, on consultancy fees, for what purposes her Department...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much her Department spent on organising and hosting conferences in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much her Department spent on taxis in the last 12 months.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the prevalence of the payment of bonus money to officials in electoral registration departments...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely impact of a reduction in legal aid fees on the numbers of available legal aid family...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many representations on fees for legal aid family lawyers she has received from (a) Guildford, (b) Surrey and (c)...

      Local Election Candidates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will introduce proposals to impose a duty on local authorities to report to the Electoral Commission breaches of the...

      Rome Convention

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what progress has been made on negotiations within the EU on converting the Rome Convention on the law applicable to...

      Small Claims

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she expects the work her Department has undertaken to make the small claims process more timely, proportionate and...

      Small Claims

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what work her Department has undertaken with stakeholders to improve the small claims process.

      Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what advice her Department has issued on lay representation for complainants appearing before a solicitors' disciplinary tribunal.

      Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many solicitors have been found guilty of breaches of the Solicitors Practice Rules 1990 since 2004.

      Voting Arrangements

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what arrangements are in place to enable the mentally ill to vote; and if she will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland

    • A20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how much was spent on the A20 road between Portaferry and Newtownards in each of the last 10 financial years; (2) what the most recent...

    • Ballycastle-Campbeltown Ferry Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans his Department has for the reinstatement of the ferry service between Ballycastle and Campbeltown.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times in the last 12 months a bus substitution service has operated on the Coleraine to Portrush rail route.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) weekday and (b) weekend Ulsterbus services from Portaferry to Newtownards via Kircubbin are provided under the latest 2006...

      Concessionary Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to introduce concessionary fares on public transport for carers of disabled people in Northern Ireland.

      Criminal Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who the members are of the Criminal Justice Board in Northern Ireland; how many times it has met in each year since its formation; and whether...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 470W, on departmental expenditure, what steps have been taken to reduce the...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by (a) his Office, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fireworks licences were issued in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been injured in Northern Ireland as a result of careless or poor handling of fireworks in each district command unit area...

      High Visibility Vests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to introduce legislation to implement the EU legislative requirement that motorists carry a high visibility vest in motor vehicles.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students graduated with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from higher education establishments in Northern Ireland in 2005-06.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many physiotherapy graduates there were from higher education establishments in Northern Ireland in 2005-06.

      Ministerial Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on entertainment and hospitality by each Northern Ireland Minister in each year since 1998.

      NHS Staff (Assaults)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been convicted in each of the past three years for offences involving (a) violent and (b) abusive...

      NHS Staff (Assaults)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to give nurses and doctors in Northern Ireland the right to refuse to treat a violent patient.

      NHS Staff (Assaults)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents involving (a) violence and (b) verbal abuse of NHS staff in Northern Ireland took place in each of the last three years.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to appoint at least one qualified (a) nurse and (b) doctor to the board of each of the new NHS Trusts in...

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans Northern Ireland Railways has to use the locomotive hauled refurbished Gatwick carriages to provide an enhanced inter-city service...

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the age is of the non-C3k Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) stock which is in regular use on NIR services.

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the planned budget is for (a) Northern Ireland Railways, (b) Ulsterbus, (c) Metro Services, (d) Road Infrastructure (capital) and (e)...

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions Northern Ireland Railways has had with the relevant port authorities on the provision of rail access for freight to the ports...

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what tonnage of freight was carried on Northern Ireland Railways in 2005.

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many weekday services on the Belfast to Larne rail route in the last (a) three and (b) six months have been provided by the new C3k trains.

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average journey time is for trains travelling between Belfast and Londonderry; and what it was (a) five and (b) 10 years ago.

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new railway routes are planned to be opened in Northern Ireland in the next 10 years.

      Northern Ireland Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much will be allocated in 2007-08 for spending on the Northern Ireland rail network.

      Racial Equality Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of the £7.5 million per annum spent on the Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland relates to (a) on-going work and...

      Road Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many road freight journeys are expected to be made in Northern Ireland in each of the next 10 years; and how many such journeys are...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what funding has been allocated for the implementation of the Government's Sustainable Development Strategy for Northern Ireland; (2)...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures his Department has implemented to ensure that all public expenditure through the public procurement process reflects the...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether Planning and Building Regulations in Northern Ireland will be amended to include sustainability targets for all new buildings.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students in Northern Ireland qualified as teachers in each of the last five years; and how many of those who qualified found jobs...

      Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of vandalism on schools in Northern Ireland were reported in each of the last 10 years.

  • Health

    • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what direct cost savings have been achieved through the ending of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination programme in schools.

    • Birmingham Women's Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the procedures are at Birmingham women's hospital for informing staff members of the allegations made against them when they are suspended from work...

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the Government will fully fund the provision of Erbitox and Avastan to sufferers of bowel cancer; and if she will make a statement.

      Cancer Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation has been undertaken with (a) the public, (b) patients and (c) clinicians by the Kingston Hospital NHS Trust concerning its proposal...

      Cancer Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on patient care of proposals of the Kingston Hospital NHS Trust to switch secondary and tertiary cancers...

      Cancer Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department made of patient numbers and activity for the purposes of (a) approving and (b) funding the purchase and installation of...

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds have been made available to NHS practices to purchase automated external defibrillators since the production of the most recent Resuscitation...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of undiagnosed cases of diabetes; and if she will publish this figure annually.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will give advice to primary care trusts on the number of glucose sticks diabetic patients should be prescribed in order to maintain proper...

      DVT Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the need for guidance on the management of deep vein thrombosis.

      External Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process was used to appoint external consultants to assess potential savings in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex health economy.

      Hampton Review

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

      Health Care (Gloucestershire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library the financial working papers which support the proposals for savings contained on page 22 of the consultation document...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to prevent homeopathists providing homeopathic treatments for malaria prevention in place of conventional anti-malaria...

      Independent Review Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she last met the Chair of the Independent Review Panel; and if she will make a statement.

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 664W, on influenza pandemic, what plans she has for the central procurement of a...

      Information (Integration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in encouraging pilot projects between local authorities and primary care trusts to develop an integrated approach to...

      Looked After Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what improvements she (a) has made and (b) plans to make to healthcare for looked after children.

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which individuals and organisations have been consulted as part of the review by McKinsey and Company of the health economy of Kent, Surrey and...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time taken for the medical records of patients who are discharged from hospital to care facilities to reach the general practitioners...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have contracted MRSA in NHS hospitals in London in each of the last five years.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been treated for MRSA infection in (a) England and (b) each region in each of the last five years.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 1060W, on MRSA, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the differences in the...

      Neuro-rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the neuro-rehabilitation centres in the NHS, broken down by strategic health authority.

      Teenage Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department has spent on campaigns to warn teenagers of the risks of smoking in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Agency Staff

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

    • Church Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have died as a result of fires in (a) churches and (b) church halls in the last five years.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Warley of 28 July on behalf of Miss Lole, Smethwick.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will provide a substantive reply to Question 90813, tabled by the hon. Member for North-East Bedfordshire on 4...

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether there are waiting lists for places at child care facilities which her Department provides for its employees.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many disabled people were hired by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what...

      Disability Equality Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when she plans to publish the disability equality scheme for her Department; in what formats; and how it will be...

      Emergency Service Sirens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidelines are in place on the use of emergency service sirens.

      Extended Mandatory Rate Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much extended mandatory rate relief was given to (a) village pubs, (b) petrol stations, (c) food shops and (d)...

      Extremism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of the proposals from the Preventing Extremism Together working group (a) have been completed and (b) are in progress.

      Green Goddesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Green Goddess emergency fire appliances are available for use in emergencies; and how many were available in (a) 1997,...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Government's estimated gross VAT revenue from home information packs is for the first full year of operation.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultancy work (a) PA Consulting Group and (b) Xansa UK Ltd. carried out for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of people who embarked on Home Improvement Pack inspector training courses; and at what...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of how long an inspection for an energy performance certificate will take for an average house.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the maximum expected period of validity is for an energy performance certificate.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of an energy performance certificate is expected to be including VAT; and whether the cost is expected to vary...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to introduce secondary legislation to amend the Home Information Pack Regulations 2006; and whether she plans to...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government intend to compensate those people who incurred costs training as home inspectors.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of home inspectors that will be required in the next 12 months; and if she will make a...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have trained to become home inspectors in the last 12 months in (a) England and (b) Beverley and Holderness;...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what basis the decision was made that Huddersfield should trial home information packs; what sanctions will be taken against...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will provide an opportunity for hon. Members to assess the effectiveness of the home information pack trial in...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate she has made of the number of qualified RdSAP energy inspectors; (2) what estimate she has made of the...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to change the trigger for the requirement of an energy performance certificate to the point-of-sale...

      Home Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has to extend regulations on insulation in new build homes to older properties; and if she will make a...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) interpretation and (ii) application of guidance on...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority workers in each local authority area in Durham (a) retired and (b) took ill-health retirement in each...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual saving would be from increasing the employee contribution rate of the local government pension scheme by one per...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had with Sir Michael Lyons in the last 12 months on reform of local government finance and...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government plan to continue the procedure of supplementing local government grants by an annual formula grant...

      Local Government 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 house rent collection rates (i) as a percentage...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 12 English local authorities in each class have (a) the greatest outstanding debt and (b) the greatest outstanding debt...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) assessments and (b) reports her Department holds on file of incidents of contamination on the proposed site of the...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many written questions tabled to her Department on home information packs are unanswered.

      Public Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to introduce an obligation for local authorities undertaking public works projects to display...

      Youth Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding the Government have provided to (a) local authorities and (b) other organisations for the provision of youth...

  • Home Department

    • Accession Country Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the estimated number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants likely to enter the UK in 2007 following EU accession is; (2) if he will...

    • Accession Country Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the proposed reforms in the way statistics for migrant workers from EU countries are calculated.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidents of (a) criminal damage and (b) graffiti there were in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monitoring he has undertaken of the ethnic origin of those subject to antisocial behaviour orders.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum-seeking children are in care.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people refused asylum in each of the last five years were subsequently granted exceptional leave to remain; and how many were...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Zimbabwean citizens are applying for asylum in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many initial decisions in asylum applications to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate were overturned in each of the last five years.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) number and (b) percentage of asylum seekers received permission to stay in the UK (a) upon first application and (b) on appeal...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much of the money being provided for immigration enforcement by 2010 will be spent in (a) Gravesham and (b) Kent.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) refugees and (b) immigrants of ethnic Kurdish origin entered the UK each year between 2000 and 2005.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the nationality is of babies born in the UK to unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied young people are seeking asylum in (a) Oxfordshire, (b) the south east and (c) the UK.

      Buddhist Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 August 2006 to Question 85303, which other Buddhist organisations his Department consults.

      Children (Offences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children under the age of 14 years were (a) convicted in the Crown court, (b) acquitted after Crown court trial and (c) found to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 31 July 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Syeda Khalroun Nesa Begum.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, dated 24 May (acknowledged 31 May...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of violence against the person were reported in Milton Keynes in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to reduce the number of vehicle break-ins in Milton Keynes.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicle break-ins were recorded in Milton Keynes in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of crime levels in communities in West Bromwich in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are used to involve disabled people in the production of his Department's disability equality scheme.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many disabled people were hired by his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what percentage of the...

      Disability Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has made an assessment of which policy areas will be considered in his report on progress towards disability equality within the...

      Disability Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information gathering and other actions his Department and other relevant bodies are taking to inform the public on the production of...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green, of 18 April 2006, Official Report, columns 293-94W, on the DNA...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Abul Azad will be deported to his country of origin once he has served his sentence.

      IMPACT Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what has been the total cost of the business cases which have been rejected for the establishment of an accountability structure on the...

      Kent (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with Kent police regarding its decision to close the sexual assault referral centre based at Darent Valley hospital.

      Knife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Somalis were convicted of knife crimes in England and Wales in 2005.

      Marriage (Foreign Nationals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals have paid the fee to obtain permission to marry from the Home Secretary in each month since February 2005.

      Marriage (Foreign Nationals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the number of registration districts able to grant permission to foreign nationals to marry; and whether there...

      Marriage (Foreign Nationals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time is for couples seeking permission to marry from the Home Secretary due to one or both partners being a...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the use of pay as you go mobile phones on the level of UK crime.

      Motoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many two wheeled vehicles with an engine capacity of less than 50ccs were (a) confiscated and (b) crushed in each of the last four...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to Question 69655, on foreign prisoners, tabled by the hon. Member for St. Albans on 4 May 2006; and if he will make a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were employed by each police force in March.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) community support officers and (b) frontline policemen were recruited for the Milton Keynes Basic Command Unit in each year...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serving police officers from English and Welsh constabularies are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he plans to take to ensure that measures to recruit ethnic minorities and more women to the police services in England do not...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in relation to current and future funding levels for Greater Manchester police; and if he will make a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firearms were seized by Greater Manchester police in each of the last five years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of policing demonstrations on 22 July against the new vivisection laboratory in Oxford.

      Post Office (Complaints)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints regarding undelivered post sent by registered delivery his Department has (a) made and (b) received in each of the last...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) certified normal accommodation and (b) certified operational capacity level is for each prison; and how many prisoners each...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overcrowding notifications the Department received from each prison in each year since 2000.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Welsh-speaking prisoners are held in each institution in England and Wales; and how many of these are (a) sentenced adult male...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 August 2006 to question 88351, whether those Serious Organised Crime Agency staff deployed to Colombia who enjoy...

      Spam E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to host a world event to discuss increasing levels of spam e-mail since the introduction of the Privacy and...

      Thames Valley Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what restrictions there are within Thames Valley Police for officers who wish to transfer (a) from Milton Keynes Basic Command Unit and (b)...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were deported to Zimbabwe in each of the last five years.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in the UK are awaiting deportation to Zimbabwe.

  • Treasury

    • Alternatively Secured Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the Government's policy is on the future availability of Alternatively Secured Pensions; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether there is a...

    • Average Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average income was in each of the last 30 years at today's prices.

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) breast cancer in women and (b) lung cancer in men death rates were in each of the last 20 years.

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cancer mortality rates were in each of the last 30 years.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average increase in weekly income has been for families in receipt of child tax credits in each year since its introduction.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other similar...

      Drug-related Deaths

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many deaths (a) heroin, (b) ecstasy, (c) amphetamines, (d) other drugs, (e) alcohol and (f) tobacco were recorded as causes in each year since...

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people moved from (a) unemployed to employed and (b) economically inactive to employed status in each quarter since 2002, broken down by (i)...

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were in employment in each (a) county and (b) constituency in (i) 1986, (ii) 1996 and (iii) 2006.

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the employment rate has been in each of the last 30 years.

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many redundancies there were (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the workforce in each (i) local authority area and (ii) region in each of the...

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs there were in each of the 250 most rural constituencies in each of the last 20 years.

      Employment Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the unemployment rate was in the 250 most rural constituencies in each of the last 20 years; and what the total percentage change was during each year.

      Fuel (VAT)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of VAT was applied to fuel in each of the last 30 years.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors were taken into account when deciding that the costs of selling a property should not be deducted from the value of the estate when calculating...

      Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions were held at the most recent Group of Seven Finance Ministers meeting on measures to limit Iran's access to international financial systems.

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in each (a) region and (b) country in each quarter since 2005.

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many lone parents entered employment in each (a) county, (b) constituency and (c) region of the UK in each of the last 30 years, grouped by region;...

      Long-term Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many long-term unemployed there were in each (a) constituency and (b) county in each of the last 30 years, grouped by region.

      Long-term Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of long-term youth unemployment was in each (a) constituency and (b) county in each of the last 30 years, grouped by region.

      Non-profit Making Organisations (VAT)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much VAT revenue was collected on merchandise sold by non-profit-making organisations on behalf of charities in each of the last five years for...

      Non-profit Making Organisations (VAT)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any special VAT exemptions have been allowed to any non-profit-making organisations not registered as charities in the last five years; and if he...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Paymaster General gave instructions to the Chairman of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that all draft parliamentary answers to the hon. Member for...

      Retired Women (Self-assessment)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many retired women between the ages of 60 and 65 years in (a) North West Leicestershire, (b) the East Midlands and (c) England were required by the...

      Sports Bodies (Corporation Tax)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much corporation tax was paid by the (a) Football Association, (b) English Cricket Board, (c) Rugby Football Union, (d) Rugby Football League and...

      Sterling Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the value of sterling on the UK manufacturing sector and manufacturing jobs.

      Sunglasses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the removal of value added tax from the sale of sunglasses for children.

      Tax Credit Verification Rule 12

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why tax credit verification rule 12 was suspended for 18 months from April 2003; who (a) made and (b) approved this decision; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department plans to change the way that tax credit overpayments are recovered; (2) whether he has made an assessment of the merits of a...

      Tax Investigations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax investigations have been carried out by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 1997; and how many of those were VAT-related investigations.

      Tax Revenue

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised by stamp duty in (a) share transactions and (b) property sales in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 1997-98 and (iii) 1979-80; and what each...

      Taxation Rules

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes have been made to residence and domicile rules relating to taxation as a consequence of the review of such rules in April 2003.

      Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many tourists came to the UK from (a) the USA, (b) Canada, (c) India, (d) Pakistan, (e) China and (f) the United Arab Emirates in each of...

      UK Oil Refiners (Tax Revenue)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax revenue was received from UK oil refiners in the last year for which figures are available.

      VAT Receipts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was received in VAT receipts in each financial year between 1997-98 and 2005-06; and what the estimated loss of revenue from VAT fraud was in each...

      Waste Oil/Biodiesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) waste oil and (b) biodiesel was (i) exported and (ii) imported in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Water/Sewerage Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to conclude his revision of support to people facing high water and sewerage charges; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan: Helmand Province

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many shooting incidents involving United Kingdom military personnel the Royal Military Police are currently investigating in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

    • Banks: Personal Loan Debts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will open discussions with United Kingdom banks and other credit-providing institutions on ways to reduce personal loans debt totals.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the elections this summer.

      Energy: Lifetime Costs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are their latest estimates for the lifetime costs per tonne of carbon saved per year, compared with average current lifetime costs of fossil fuel generation...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What studies the Medical Research Council has made of the findings of research funded by the Government of the United States into the illnesses of veterans of the...

      House of Lords: Electrical Equipment

      asked the Chairman of Committees: How the House of Lords disposes of redundant electrical equipment.

      House of Lords: Internet

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether alterations to the internet search engine for Hansard have meant that entries from June 2006 onwards are no longer searchable by name.

      House of Lords: Internet

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Why the online record of Questions for Written Answer are now only available alphabetically by subject and not under the name of the Member who has asked them.

      House of Lords: Water

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the financial cost of providing bottled water to the House of Lords as opposed to tap water.

      International Whaling Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of reports of Japan's illegal catches of more than £1 billion worth of southern bluefin tuna, they will take action to ensure a...

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