Written answers

Thursday, 26 October 2006

  • Transport

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will answer Question 95494, on Crossrail, tabled by the hon. Member for Wimbledon on 17 October 2006 for named day Answer on 20 October.

    • Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many older pensioners in Hendon have availed themselves of the cheaper driving licence arrangements.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of customer use of the Traffic England Highways Agency website.

      Road Schemes (Emissions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what methodology was used to calculate the carbon impact of road schemes for data on carbon emissions submitted to the Environmental Audit Committee...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many slam-door carriages are still in use on the railway network.

      Transport Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what total (a) Government and (b) private funding for transport infrastructure was in each of the last 30 years at today's prices; and what projected...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Energy Efficiency

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment the Commission has made of the extent to which heating and ventilation systems in each...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the Government's policy is on the export of young calves for slaughter abroad; (2) what steps he is taking to...

    • International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will press for Iceland's expulsion from the International Whaling Commission following the announcement that it intends...

      Rurality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will discuss with his Cabinet colleagues means of enabling the provision of departmental data broken down according to...

  • Wales

    • Farm Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the total level of subsidies given by the Government to farmers in Wales was in each of the last ten years; and what each figure represents per farmer.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the (a) reviews and (b) consultations relating to the Child Support Agency undertaken since 1997; and the total cost of each...

    • Departmental Dress Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy is on the display of religious (a) artefacts, (b) symbols and (c) dress by its staff; how many staff have been...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate the Government have made of the cost of extending the financial assistance scheme in line with the recommendations from the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Judo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she has taken to resolve the dispute between the Bristol Judo Association and the Save Independent Judo campaign; what...

    • Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what locations in the London Borough of Bexley (a) were considered to be used to stage an event and (b) are being considered for...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether a decision has been made regarding use of the Olympic stadium following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; what...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Business Start-ups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new business start-ups there were in (a) the East of England, (b) Suffolk and (c) Bury St. Edmunds constituency in each year since...

    • Departmental Childcare Facilities

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

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the implications for electricity demand of digital switchover.

      Enterprise Campaign Coalition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the work of the Enterprise Campaign Coalition.

      Enterprise Insight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 1028W, on Enterprise Insight, whether all the local and sectoral enterprise...

      Furniture Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many civil servants in his Department have particular responsibility for promoting the furniture industry.

      Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK strategy for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of more widespread introduction...

      Symposium on International Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what participation his Department had in the Symposium on International Nuclear Safeguards held at the International Atomic Energy Agency in...

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the North West regional development agency is providing any funding for a study to establish whether Lancaster Castle prison can...

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether members of Vision Boards can remain on them without attending meetings.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many vision board managers are employed on a consultancy basis.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many vision boards there are in the North West Regional Development Agency.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent on the vision boards set up by the North West regional development agency.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice the Northwest Regional Development Agency has given to Lancaster Vision Board regarding funding for a study to establish whether...

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what role the area manager from the Northwest Regional Development Agency plays on the Lancaster Vision Board.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Lancaster and Morecambe Vision document cost to reproduce.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Lancaster and Morecambe Vision Board was set up.

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether Lancaster and Morecambe Vision Board is responsible for (a) ensuring that effective delivery vehicles are in place to implement the...

      North West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who the representatives are on Lancaster Vision Board; and which sector each represents.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops of the 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) are serving in Afghanistan; and how many casualties have been sustained by the regiment...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken by International Security Assistance Force troops to engage with local Jirgas and Shuras in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his estimate is of the total number of deaths of combatants and non-combatants in Afghanistan since October 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost has been to the UK of all military operations in Afghanistan since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Deepcut Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Government plans to publish its formal response to Nicholas Blake's Deepcut Review.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department (a) directly employed and (b) employed on contracts were required to support the financial or commercial aspects of...

      Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether UK personnel stationed on Diego Garcia have access to the United States detention facilities located there for the purposes of monitoring who is...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings the former Defence Secretary, the right hon. Member for Ashfield (Mr. Hoon), held with (a) US politicians, (b) the CIA and (c) others in...

      Far East War Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 706W, on Far East Civilian Internees, what progress he has made with charities towards...

      Far East War Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made towards reviewing those applicants for the Far East Prisoners of War Ex-Gratia Payments Scheme that have not qualified for...

      Far East War Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written statement of 17 October 2006 on Far East Prisoners of War Ex-Gratia Payments Scheme, whether civilian claims for the payment...

      Financial Digest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's monthly Financial Digest for the first six months of 2005-06.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the helicopters based in Southern Afghanistan are (a) based in (i) Kandahar Province and (ii) Helmand Province and (b) under the direct...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Apache, (b) Chinook, (c) Merlin and (d) Lynx helicopters were in regular service in Afghanistan (i) at the start of the war and (ii) at...

      Iraq/Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British servicemen have been killed in the (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan conflict; and how many representatives of British servicemen's...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops he expects to be based in Northern Ireland on operational duties in 2007.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on the future of the UK nuclear deterrent.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the level of national security of UK allies who have chosen not (a) to retain and (b) to obtain a nuclear weapons capability.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the new operational bonus will be liable to (a) employee and (b) employer national insurance contributions.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the eligibility criteria for the new operational bonus.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the first payment of the new operational bonus to be paid to armed forces personnel.

      Psychological Operations Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many psychological operations units are established in the field army; how many personnel are assigned to these units; and what his plans are to...

      Psychological Operations Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of the BBC have attended courses or seminars at Ministry of Defence establishments relating to psychological operations or...

      Stolen Military Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) handguns, rifles and other firearms, (b) ammunition and munitions, (c) radios, (d) vehicles and spare parts, (e) computer equipment,...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the costs of decommissioning the (a) submarines and (b) missiles and warheads of the current Trident system.

  • Treasury

    • Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to discuss the taxation of pensions; and if he will make a statement.

    • Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of public sector pensions as a share of gross domestic product in (a) 1980, (b) 1990 and (c) 2000; what...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of unfunded public sector pension liabilities in each year since 1980; (2) when the next estimate of the total...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which section of his Department is responsible for analysis of the costs of public sector pensions; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of total government revenues from public sector employee pension contributions in the latest year for which information is...

      Financial Inclusion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to improve levels of financial inclusion; and if he will make a statement.

      Gas and Electricity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with energy suppliers on the recent reductions in the wholesale costs of gas and electricity.

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he had at the recent International Monetary Fund meetings on progress on meeting the millennium development goals.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of Child Trust Fund take-up; and if he will make a statement.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much private finance initiative expenditure has been categorised as (a) on-balance and (b) off-balance sheet since 1997.

      World Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial support he plans to provide to facilitate a resumption of world trade talks.

      Euro

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to make an assessment of the five tests for joining the Euro.

      Braille

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements exist for correspondence in Braille with blind or partially-sighted claimants for tax credit.

      Child Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) women, (b) men and (c) men who are the only wage earners in their households are exempt from paying tax on child care; (2) how much...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which of his Department's Ministers are members of the HM Treasury gymnasium; and what the cost of such membership is per annum; (2) whether the (a)...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total number of people of working age in the UK not in employment for each year from 1976 to 2006, broken down by (a) lone parents, (b)...

      Helplines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2006, Official Report, column 1891W, on incoming phone calls, (1) how many calls encountering an engaged tone were to...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the life expectancy is of (a) men and (b) women in (i) the East Midlands and (ii) the South East; and what it was in (1) 1996 and (2) 2000 in each case.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will answer questions (a) 76207, (b) 76476, (c) 76478, (d) 76482 and (e) 76485 tabled on 8 June, question 78392 tabled on 13 June, question...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the highest annual income is which an individual can earn and still qualify for tax credits.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rates of sickness absence were among tax credits staff in each month since April 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information on the performance of the tax credits systems he receives on an (a) monthly, (b) quarterly and (c) annual basis; and if he will make a...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many compensation payments have been made by the tax credits sections of his Department since April 2003; what the total value is of those payments; and...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the information technology for the tax credits system is (a) stable and (b) performing well; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) declaring bankruptcy and (b) entering individual voluntary agreements as a result of delays in...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people claimed (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in Portsmouth, North in 2005-06; (2) how many overpayments of (a) working...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the tax credit take-up levels are for each quarter since April 2003.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent forecast he has made of the gross cost of all tax credits in 2006-07.

      Taxation Levels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to reduce levels of taxation.

      Unemployment (Hendon)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were unemployed in Hendon in (a) May 1997 and (b) September 2006; and if he will make a statement.

  • Prime Minister

    • Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will publish a list of guests who have been entertained at Chequers.

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister how many staff worked at No. 10 Downing street in each year since 1996-97.

      Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) pursuant to the answer of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 4W, to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Carmichael) on gifts, on what basis the...

      Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he last held discussions with the Cabinet Secretary about the exchange of gifts with overseas dignitaries; what discussions the Cabinet Secretary has with...

      Iraq

      To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of whether his policy of participation in the Iraq (a) war and (b) occupation has met its objectives.

      Staffordshire Ambulance Service

      To ask the Prime Minister what action he has taken in response to his meeting with hon. Members from Staffordshire on the future of the Staffordshire ambulance service and its First Responders.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Carter Report

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of commissioning the Carter Report into Legal Aid Services.

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much has been spent by her Department on (a) chartering aircraft and (b) non-scheduled air travel in each of the last...

      Firearms

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what average sentence was (a) given and (b) served for those convicted of possession of a firearm in each of the last five years.

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to her answer of 20 June 2006, Official Report, column 1762W, on the Parliamentary Ombudsman, to which...

      Rape Trial Defendants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many defendants in rape trials were (a) acquitted and (b) convicted in each year since 1997, broken down by the (i) sex...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Dress Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on the display of religious (a) artefacts, (b) symbols and (c) dress by its staff; how many...

    • Departmental Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of the Department's mail is shipped using private companies; and what the cost was over the last 12 months.

      Ecton Lane Park Travellers Site

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the value for money of the spending of her Department's grant for the refurbishment of the Ecton...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will estimate the total (a) savings and (b) costs across all Government Departments associated with maintaining...

      Sustainable Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date she plans to introduce the new code of sustainable building.

  • Scotland

    • Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) public speeches and (b) official visits he has made since 14 March; and how many letters he sent in this period.

    • Ministerial Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) public speeches and (b) official visits he has made on departmental business since 5 May 2005; and how many letters he sent in this period.

  • Minister for Women

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much was spent by her Office on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Children's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what meetings Ministers in his Department have held with children since 10 August 2005 to discuss children's rights; and what suggestions were...

    • Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have entered into civil partnership arrangements in each month since they were introduced.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will reply to the letter of 10 July 2006 from the hon. Member for North Down in relation to the human rights of care home patients in...

      Departmental Dress Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's policy is on the display of religious (a) artefacts, (b) symbols and (c) dress by its staff; how many staff have been...

      Ferry Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will discuss with ferry operators increasing competition on the Northern Ireland to England route.

      Film Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much revenue has been raised from the film production industry in Northern Ireland since 28 July 2005.

      Film Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to market Northern Ireland as a base for film production.

      Needle and Syringe Exchange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pharmacies in Northern Ireland have participated in the Needle and Syringe Exchange scheme in each year since its introduction.

      Needle and Syringe Exchange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many returns of used drug-taking equipment there were within the Needle and Syringe Exchange scheme in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Needle and Syringe Exchange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of visits to pharmacies participating in the Northern Ireland Needle and Syringe Exchange scheme were made by (a) people aged...

      Needle and Syringe Exchange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) syringes and (b) needles were issued as part of the Needle and Syringe Exchange scheme in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Needle and Syringe Exchange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of those visiting pharmacies participating in the Northern Ireland needle and syringe exchange scheme reported (a)...

      Needle and Syringe Exchange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many visits were made to pharmacies in Northern Ireland participating in the needle and syringe exchange scheme in each of the last three years.

      PFI Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent by his Department on Private Finance Initiative projects postponed pending further consideration or stopped in the last...

      Rating System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the pilot arrangement announced on 22 July 2005 between the Valuation and Lands Agency and Belfast City Council...

      Western Education and Library Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the boundaries are of the land under the control of the Western Education and Library Board near Chapel Road primary school in Derry.

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received about Learning and Skills Council funding for adult education courses in the last 12 months; and if he...

    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children in pupil referral units have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and if he will make a...

      ContinYou

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the charitable company ContinYou is expected to make its database of supplementary schools available for inspection; what definition...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent by his Department on (a) chartering aircraft and (b) non-scheduled air travel in each of the last five years.

      Early Years Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many free early years education places have been available in (a) Suffolk, (b) Norfolk, (c) Essex and (d) Cambridgeshire in each...

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils attending (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in North Dorset are (i) Christian, (ii) Muslim, (iii)...

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many faith schools there are in North Dorset.

      Hard-to-teach Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what criteria are used to determine which children are designated as hard to teach; (2) what guidelines his Department provides for...

      International GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has made on the comparability study between the GCSE and the International GCSE.

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which information technology projects are being undertaken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies; what the (i) start date, (ii)...

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she is taking to measure education, training or employment outcomes for released prisoners.

      School Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total capital investment in school buildings was in (a) each local education authority area and (b) each constituency in each of...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average cost of food used in a school dinner was in the latest period for which a figure is available.

      Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many people owe money to the Student Loans Company, broken down by (a) those due to repay, (b) those with deferred repayments...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with her US counterparts on the effectiveness of counter-narcotics strategies in...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the extent to which the opium produced in Afghanistan could be used in the production of medicines.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of Afghanistan's drug industry since the fall of the Taliban.

      British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the British Council's grant in aid has been in each year since 1997.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the agreement covering the United States use of facilities at Diego Garcia allows the US to hold and interrogate non-US...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have received any reports of the detention and interrogation of (a) non-US and (b) non-UK citizens in...

      Council of Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the A-list items from the last of each Department's EU Council of Ministers meetings.

      Departmental Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many redundancies there were in her Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of such redundancies was in each year;...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether representations have been made to the Iranian ambassador to London on links between the Islamic Republic of Iran and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what evidence is available on the mortality rate in Iraq (a) prior to the invasion in March 2003 and (b) in the period from...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Iraq on Assyrian Christian refugees from Iraq; and what measures could be...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Iraq about the persecution of Assyrian Christians in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Iraq on giving financial assistance to the Assyrian Christian communities...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has commissioned into the findings of the recent report in The Lancet on deaths in Iraq; and if she will...

      Judicial Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2006, Official Report, column 1245W, on judicial co-operation, what the Government's...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Israeli government about the targeting of civilian infrastructure in Lebanon during the...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have received from human rights agencies about Israeli...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to UK and UN agencies of the mission to clear-up the sub-munitions fired into Lebanon...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of munitions used by Hezbollah on Israeli population centres and military...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the circumstances surrounding the killing of four UN observers by Israeli shellfire in southern...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) conduct of Israeli armed forces in Lebanon between 12 July and 14 August and (b)...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will discuss with the Israeli authorities the chain of command involved in the decision to use cluster bombs in Lebanon...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the number of Hezbollah rocket strikes from Lebanon on (a) Northern Israel and (b)...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to visit the Philippines in 2007.

      Nobel Peace Prize

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK has taken to honour those individuals who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she last met the Syrian Foreign Minister; and when a Minister from her Department last met a Syrian counterpart.

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of the Tanzanian media empire controlled by Reginald Mengi on...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress his Department is making on reconstruction in Afghanistan.

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent by his Department on (a) chartering aircraft and (b) non-scheduled air travel, in each of the last five years.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conditions relating to good governance his Department places on the distribution of development aid to Ethiopia.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will commit funding to (a) tracking and (b) assessing grants made by his Department for the provision of HIV/AIDS services via...

      Muslim Council of Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) financial support and (b) support in kind his Department and its agencies have given to the Muslim Council of Britain in...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Knowledge Network

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the budget is for the modernised version of the Knowledge Network.

    • Parliamentary Ombudsman

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Pendle (Mr. Prentice) of 12 June 2006, Official Report, column 961W, on the Parliamentary Ombudsman,...

      Staff Salaries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when she expects to answer question 95495, on staff salaries, tabled by the hon. Member for Wimbledon on 17 October 2006 for named day answer on 20...

      Tablighi Jammaat

      To ask the Minister without Portfolio whether (a) she and (b) others in her office have met representatives of Tablighi Jammaat during the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

      Tablighi Jammaat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether (a) Ministers and (b) others in her Department have met representatives of Tablighi Jammaat during the last three years; and if she will...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what staff posts have been created in his Department since the recent machinery of Government changes; (2) how many full-time equivalent staff (a) work in...

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) work and (b) provide assistance for his Department.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the budget is for his impending visit to the Far East; how many civil servants will be accompanying him; and what the itinerary is for the visit.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the television licence fee in his official ministerial residence is paid for from public funds.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital blue light accident and emergency departments she plans to downgrade to urgent care centre status in each year to 2010.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people who registered at the accident and emergency department at Wycombe Hospital (a) in each year from 2001 until the implementation of...

      Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulance admissions there were to (a) Worthing hospital and (b) the Royal Sussex county hospital Accident and Emergency Department in the last...

      Cancelled Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled because of (a) managerial or administrative reasons and (b) unclean or missing surgery equipment in the (i) Norfolk,...

      Cancer Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer consultants were employed in the NHS in each of the last 20 years.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has made any assessment of the number of community hospital beds likely to be needed in the Wantage constituency over the next 10 years.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community hospital beds there were in Oxfordshire primary care trusts in each year since 1997.

      Contingency Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the contingency fund described on page 2 of her Department's report on NHS financial performance in quarter 1 2006-07 was created.

      Critical Care Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was to public funds of defending the application for judicial review of her decision to overrule the recommendation of the Better Healthcare...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices in (a) England and (b) Shropshire primary care trust area have removed NHS patients from their lists following the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for NHS dental patients referred for orthodontic treatment in (a) England and (b) Shropshire primary care trust area.

      DHL Contract

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the proposed supply contract with DHL includes a requirement for sustainable procurement; and if she will make a statement.

      Efficiency Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has delivered the £2,500 million efficiency review savings expected by 2005-06; and if she will break down by workstream the...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Michael Jabez Foster) of 11 October 2006, Official Report, column 291, on engagements,...

      Health Sector Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places for (a) nurses, (b) midwives and (c) radiographers there were in 2005-06.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total number of beds and (b) number of beds per 100,000 population has been in each strategic health authority area in each year since 2002-03.

      Hospital Names

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the procedure is for the naming of the new hospital in Havering NHS Trust; and who has the final decision on the new name.

      Mackinsey Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 12 October 2006, Official Report, column 847W, on Mackinsey Review, what plans she has to monitor cross border arrangements in...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the extent of malnutrition (a) on admission to hospital and (b) in hospital.

      McKinsey and Co.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what projects were undertaken by McKinsey and Co. for her Department in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07, broken down by subject.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the impact on the funding of mental health and learning disability services in Northamptonshire of the merger of the county's primary...

      Methylphenidate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received relating to new research conclusions on the long term effects of methylphenidate; and if she will make a statement.

      Methylphenidate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received on the breaching of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on the prescription of...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for how long midwives may be absent from the profession before they need to be retrained in order to practise again.

      Modernising Medical Careers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action has been taken to ensure that there will be enough training posts for young doctors under the modernising medical careers scheme; if she will...

      Negligence Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the likely cost to the NHS of (a) clinical negligence claims, (b) non-clinical negligence claims and (c) costs associated...

      NHS Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on external consultancy services in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005.

      NHS Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of NHS-contracted operations was fulfilled by each independent sector treatment centre.

      NHS Reconfiguration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to give reasons when she rejects a recommendation from an Overview and Scrutiny Committee for a proposed NHS...

      NHS Reconfiguration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to give reasons when she accepts a recommendation from an overview and scrutiny committee for a proposed reconfiguration of...

      NHS Training Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the strategic learning and research advisory committee last discussed NHS training budgets; and what advice the committee has given her about (a)...

      TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts have not implemented the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will review the remit and scope of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence investigations to ensure that they are able to assess...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average starting pay for a newly qualified nurse was in each of the last 30 years in real terms.

      Orthopaedic Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress she is making in discussions with orthopaedic hospitals on the tariff for specialist operations.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost is of the reorganisation of primary care trusts in Norfolk.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the review by her Department of the private finance initiative scheme for Peterborough hospitals to be concluded; and if she will make a...

      Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the most common reason for (a) out-patient and (b) in-patient admission to the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath was in the most recent...

      Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what effect she expects the proposed changes to services offered by the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath to have on the NHS South East Coast...

      Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to the accident and emergency department of the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath in each of the last three years.

      Regional Health Authorities (Personnel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department has issued to regional health authorities on (a) establishment numbers and (b) headcount as a measure of efficiency.

      Residential Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support her Department offers to directors of adult social care in providing a choice of residential care for those who have both learning and...

      Risk Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what risk assessments the NHS has carried out on the health consequences of leaving perishable waste uncollected for up to two weeks.

      Royal Sussex County Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total salary bill is for (a) the Royal Sussex county hospital, (b) Worthing hospital and (c) Southlands hospital in West Sussex.

      South Petherton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when South Petherton Hospital will be reopened; and if she will make a statement.

      Trust Deficits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for St. Ives (Andrew George) of 4 September 2006, Official Report, columns 2177-78W, on Trust deficits, when...

      West Sussex Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on the reconfiguration of health services in West Sussex.

      Worthing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the most common reason for (a) out-patient and (b) in-patient admission to Worthing Hospital was in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Worthing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to Worthing Hospital Accident and Emergency Department in each of the last three years.

      Worthing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the most common reason for admission to Worthing hospital Accident and Emergency Department was in the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Home Department

    • Adult Defendants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many adult defendants (a) found guilty and (b) given custodial sentences in court cases were (i) asylum seekers, (ii) illegal...

    • Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account is taken of the suppliers of animals used in laboratory experiments when assessing the compliance of facilities licensed to...

      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were carried out in Scotland in 2005; (2) what...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are taken to inform (a) schools and (b) housing providers promptly after the removal of failed asylum seekers.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2006, Official Report, column 2113W, on asylum/immigration, how many enforced removals to Iran have taken...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set up an independent investigation into conditions in immigration detention centres; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children are being held in immigration detention centres; how many of these have been held for more than three months; and how many...

      Basic Command Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether basic command units will be coterminous with (a) unitary councils and (b) two-tier local government areas.

      Basic Command Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authorities are in each basic command unit area.

      British Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the requirements are for (a) Commonwealth and (b) other foreign nationals serving in the armed forces to qualify to apply for British...

      Car Boot Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's estimate is of the proportion of crime associated with car boot sales; and what steps he is taking to counteract such crime.

      Cargo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of cargo shipments are checked for the presence of explosives at (a) ports and (b) other locations in the UK; and if he...

      Class A Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of class A drugs in circulation in Scotland he estimates originates from Afghanistan.

      Code of Conduct (Breaches)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps he has taken to improve the detection of officials who breach official guidelines or the code of conduct; and what...

      Colchester Garrison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in 2005 Essex police attended incidents at the Colchester garrison; and how many such occasions there have been in 2006.

      Community Call for Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what process will be followed if a councillor does not respond to a Community Call for Action under the provisions outlined in the Police and...

      Community Call for Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a (a) district council and (b) county council scrutiny committee will consider a Community Call for Action in a two-tier local...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of cases of each category of crime, as reported to the police or other authority, resulted in a (a) conviction in court,...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 4 April from the hon. Member for Walsall, North regarding a constituent, HO ref: J1098816.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the letter to his predecessor of 2 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Juliet Kufvoz.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 27 June 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall North regarding a constituent, ref M15727/6.

      Crime Statistics (Suffolk)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the recorded rate of crime was in Suffolk for (a) burglary of dwellings, (b) violence against the person, (c) vehicle crime, (d)...

      Criminal Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his oral statement of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 472, on criminal justice, what estimate he has made of the effect on...

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have escaped from Crown courts while on trial in each of the last five years.

      Dave Roberts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the job title of Mr. Dave Roberts is; and whether changes have been made to his responsibilities in the last two months.

      Departmental Child Care Facilities

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Deportation and Removal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his written statement of 15 May 2006, Official Report, column 39WS, on deportation and removal of foreign nationals, when he...

      Dorset Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what national police responsibilities are tasked to Dorset constabulary.

      Environmental Standards

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

      EU Accession Countries Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department next plans to review the working of the EU Accession Countries Worker Registration scheme; and when it next expects to...

      EU Veto

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the Government's policy to retain the national veto on Justice and Home Affairs at European Union level under all circumstances.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for extradition from the UK to the US have been made in each of the last five years; and how many (a) were successful,...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals the UK has (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully attempted to extradite from the United States since 1997 in cases...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from representatives of the United States on extradition of individuals suspected of being an enemy...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) handguns were confiscated and (b) convictions there were for the possession of handguns in each police authority area in each...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether judges' recommendations on the desirability of deportation at the end of the sentence are routinely placed on prisoners' files; and...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) instructions and (b) guidance have been issued to (i) the director of Bronzefield prison, (ii) the chief constable of Surrey and...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) illegal immigrants and (b) foreign national prisoners are (i) DNA tested and (ii) fingerprinted before being deported.

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the foreign prisoners released without being deported had been held in prisons or detention centres in Kent; and how many of them...

      Gangmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the involvement of gangmasters in (a) people smuggling, (b) illegal copying and selling of DVDs and (c)...

      Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost will be of setting up the new identity and passport service office in Kendal.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the proposed (a) national identity card and (b) biometric passport will utilise (i) RFID chips and (ii) proximity chips.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the forecast charge is for registering a change of (a) name, (b) marital status and (c) address under the proposed national identity...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many caseworkers have been employed by the immigration and nationality directorate to work on asylum applications in each year since 1997.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many personnel were employed by the immigration and nationality directorate to process deportation orders in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c)...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the decisions made by staff at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate Public Enquiry Office in Croydon were subject...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applicants were interviewed in the course of the Gbedemah Inquiry.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish the findings of the inquiry into allegations of abuse at Lunar House, Croydon; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent instructions he has issued to the immigration and nationality directorate concerning the extension of analysis of PEO decisions...

      Islamist Publications (Prisons)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether instructions have been issued to prison governors on the receipt of Islamist publications by prisoners.

      Knives (Hendon)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives were recovered as part of the recent amnesty by Barnet police.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons Ministers in his Department have visited in each year since 1997; and for what purposes.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget is for (a) the National Offender Management Service and (b) the regional offender managers for 2006-07.

      Neighbourhood Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on neighbourhood policing outside the capital.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have absconded from Leyhill Open Prison in each month since November 2005, broken down by offence; and if he will make a...

      Operation Scully

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the total cost of Operation Scully from its commencement to (a) 30 June 2006 and (b) 31 July 2006; (2)...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question 68798, tabled by the hon. Member for Mid-Worcestershire on 3 May 2006, on guidance to staff escorting deported...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many written parliamentary questions tabled to his Department before 1 July were unanswered on 19 July.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport applications were received in each month between June 2004 and July 2005.

      Persistent and Prolific Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persistent and prolific offenders have been identified in each police force area in each of the last three years for which figures...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost of a fully-trained (a) police constable and (b) police community support officer was in the most recent year for...

      Police Force Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for police forces to merge.

      Prison Chaplains

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time stipendiary chaplains are working in the Prison Service in England and Wales; how many are (i)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the maximum capacity is of each (a) closed prison and (b) young offender institution; how many inmates there are in each; and if he...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what category of prisoners will be accommodated at HMP Bullwood Hall following the change of status from a female to a male prison; and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Irish nationals are being detained for immigration purposes at prison establishments beyond their release date; and if he will make...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what dates the contracts to build (a) HMP Altcourse, (b) HMP Ashfield, (c) HMP Dovegate, (d) HMP Forest Bank, (e) HMP Lowdham Grange,...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cells (a) designed for single occupancy were occupied by two inmates and (b) designed for double occupancy were occupied by more...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) proportion and (b) percentage of the budgets of (i) his Department and (ii) the Prison Service are (A) required to be spent on and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults by prisoners on prison staff there have been in each of the last eight years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the total prison population is eligible (a) for weekend release and (b) to work outside prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to ensure that escaped prisoners from Leyhill open prison are apprehended; how many prisoners are still at large; and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of the proposed additional 8,000 prison places will be in (a) public and (b) private prisons; (2) whether the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 1901W, on prison/escort services, what criteria were used in the (a)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were escorted by court escort services in each of the last five years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the occasions in each of the last six months when prisoners in closed conditions were moved as a group to open prisons on...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many nutritionists are employed in (a) prisons and (b) young offenders institutes in England.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in Whitemoor Prison, Cambridgeshire are currently receiving payments to encourage them to participate in leisure...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what management changes are planned at (a) HM Prison Pentonville, (b) HM Young Offender Institution Feltham and (c) London Area Management...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff employed by the prison service (a) directly and (b) indirectly have (i) resigned and (ii) been sacked for failure to meet...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines he issues to Prison Service governors and staff on (a) accepting and (b) declaring hospitality; and if he will make a statement.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) discretionary lifers and (b) mandatory lifers who were released on licence and subsequently absconded during the past 10 years...

      Proceeds of Crime Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many confiscation orders have been issued to recover tainted gifts under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

      Proceeds of Crime Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of cases in which the Assets Recovery Agency has used its powers to seize tainted gifts under the...

      Proscribed Organisations (Terrorists)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the criteria are for placing a terrorist group on his Department's list of proscribed organisations.

      Proscribed Organisations (Terrorists)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration is being given to extending the Home Office's list of proscribed terrorist groups.

      Racial Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 May 2006, Official Report, column 2025W, on racial abuse, to what he attributes the increase in complaints of...

      Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will introduce the reforms recommended by the report of the review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total amount in motoring fines was levied in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) region and (b) local authority area.

      Sex Offenders Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who were placed on the sex offenders register were found to be missing in each month since the register was introduced.

      Surrey and Sussex Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to indicate whether he will meet Surrey Police's claim for costs incurred because of the proposal to amalgamate Surrey and...

      Tourists (Crime Statistics)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many tourists in England and Wales were (a) killed, (b) mugged and (c) raped in each of the last five years.

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there were for under-age drinking in (a) each Government Office region and (b) each London borough in (i) 2004 and...

      Unpaid Parking Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what sum remains unpaid for parking fines incurred by those with diplomatic immunity during each of the last three years; and how much, and...

      Visa Extensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa extensions have been granted to those from (a) Russia and (b) the Ukraine issued with student visas in each of the past five...

      Volatile Substances (Convictions)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were reported as caused by volatile substance abusers in the last period for which figures are available.

      Workers Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people registered under the Workers Registration Scheme have been convicted of a criminal offence since 1 May 2004; and if he will...

  • House of Lords

    • Anti-Semitism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to respond to the report of the all-party parliamentary inquiry into anti-Semitism; if so, when and how they will do so.

    • Housing: Empty Dwellings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many interim empty dwelling management orders have been made since the coming into effect of Chapter 2 of Part 4 of the Housing Act 2004; and by which local...

      Housing: Licensing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With which local authorities they are inactive discussions, formal or informal, aboutsetting up areas for the selective licensing of landlords.

      Influenza Vaccine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Lord Warner on 11 October (Official Report, col. 257), whether, as he indicated, general practitioners negotiate individually with...

      Junk Mail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why a limit was originally established on the number of pieces of junk mail that a household could receive per week.

      Queen's Counsel

      asked Her Majesty's Government: During the assessment of applicants for appointment as Queen's Counsel in 2006, what criteria were used to select successful applicants; what account was taken of...

      Railways: Central Trains Sunday Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For each four-week control period in the past year, what proportion of Central Trains Sunday services were operated.

      Railways: Community Railways

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 17 October (HL7566), which specific developments on community railways have been (a) proposed, and...

      Regional Development: Northern Way

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the current status of the Northern Way; and whether the project still forms a strategic part of their development plans in the north of England.

      Regional Development: Northern Way

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which government department is now responsible for the Northern Way.

      Regional Development: Northern Way

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total amount spent on the Northern Way project in (a) 2004-05, and (b) 2005-06; what is the total budget for the Northern Way in 2006-07; and what is...

      Regional Development: Northern Way

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people were employed by or seconded to the Northern Way project on (a) 1 April 2004;(b) 1 April 2005; and (c) 1 April 2006; how many people are currently...

      Retirement Age

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of their decision to defer any decision on removing the default retirement age until 2011, it will be unlawful for employers to discriminate...

      Social Care

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the financial situation of local authorities in the delivery of adult social care.

      Taxation: Tax Reform Committee

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether public servants in HM Treasury were asked by the Chief Secretary of the Treasury to work during the night to assess the alleged political impact and cost...

      Vehicles: End-of-Life Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether regulations laid or to be laid under the vehicles (end-of-life) directive will take into account fully the needs of the vehicle recovery industry; and...

      Waste Management: Textiles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the total tonnage of textiles that became waste in each of the past five years; and what percentage of that waste was recycled.

      Water Management: S&T Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to paragraph 8.7 of their response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report, Water Management (8th Report, HL Paper...

      Water Management: S&T Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to paragraph 8.13 of their response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report, Water Management (8th Report, HL Paper...

      Water Supply

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the remarks by the Lord Rooker on 13 October (Official Report, col. 519), howthe pilot study in the south-west will assist in the payment of water bills...

      Water Supply: London and the South-east

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their strategy for ensuring the provision of a sufficient supply of water to meet the needs of people living in London and the south-east during the next...

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